London, England 1876 (7)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blackburne, Joseph    2617 (45) 1 /
Baxter, A.B.    1923 (109) 0 /
  Blackburne, Joseph gave odds of a knight
 
Herzfeld, A.G.    0 /
Smith, Gordon    1799 (146) 2 /
 
Detmold, Charles    1807 (164) 1 /
Batt    1897 (177) 1 /
 
Klein (1)    2 /
Griffith (1)    0 /
 
McLeod, B.    1667 (111) 2 /
Bowyer (1)    1577 (160) 0 /
 
Manning, Julius    1564 (109) 1 /
Inman, J.    1760 (144) 1 /
 
Kislingbury    0 /
Hegewuld    2 /
 
Walker, F.S.    2 /
Roques    0 /
 
Wargha, D.    1755 (182) 1 /
Godfrey    1824 (134) 1 /
 
Scott (1)    0.5 /
Swainson, A.    0.5 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: City of London Club - Athenaeum Club Match
Place: London, England
Start date: 10 Apr. 1876
End date: 10 Apr. 1876
 
Notes:
The Illustrated London News of 20 May 1876 says this was played 'on the 10th ult.', which should mean 10 Apr. 1876. This event is not mentioned in Harding's biography of Blackburne, and in fact, he has Blackburne playing a game against Minchin in the Simpson's Divan tournament on 10 Apr. 1876. I wondered whether the Illustrated London News could have meant 'the 10th inst.', i.e., 10 May 1876, but Tim Harding (personal correspondence) suggests that it was in fact played on 10 Apr., and either Blackburne played both games (in different events) on that day, or the Simpson's Divan game against Minchin may have been played on a later day, since the schedule was somewhat flexible. In fact, he pointed me to a statement in the (London) Standard of 14 Apr. 1876 (p.6) stating that Blackburne's two games against Minchin in the Divan tournament were played on Thursday 13 Apr. 1876. In any case, I record the team match against the Athenaeum here as taking place on 10 Apr. 1876, as stated in the Illustrated London News. I do not know which 'Swainson' played in this event and am only guessing that it was 'A. Swainson' rather than 'C. Swainson'.
 
References
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 68, 20 May 1876, page 503

Tournament information updated: 17 Jun. 2020