Leeds 1861 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Stanley, Charles    2371 (55) 1 /
Cadman, Robert    2041 (89) 0 /
 
Thorold, Edmund    2342 (58) 1 /
Pierpoint, Edward    2227 (98) 0 /
 
Wilson, William J.    2368 (90) 1 /
Watkinson, John    2391 (55) 0 /
 
Parratt, Walter    2210 (64) 1 /
Cadman, Robert    2041 (89) 0 /
 
Stanley, Charles    2371 (55) 1 /
Wilson, William J.    2368 (90) 0 /
 
Parratt, Walter    2210 (64) 1 /
Thorold, Edmund    2342 (58) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament
Place: Leeds
Start date: 1 June 1861
End date: 1 June 1861
 
Notes:
Exact scores not given by Di Felice or Whyld citing the Manchester Weekly Express and Guardian, but Staunton, in the Illustrated London News, indicates that 'a number of matches and single-game tourneys were contested' all in the one day, and the announcement in the Chess Player's Chronicle of June 1861 (p.170) says 'there will be one or more one-game Tourneys'. The report from the Leeds Mercury cited by Whyld notes that 'Mr. Parratt being obliged to leave, could not play the concluding game with Mr. Stanley...', and the same statement (with 'Parrat' instead of 'Parratt') appears in the Chess Player's Chronicle of July 1861 (p.210). I have therefore assumed 1-0 scores for each pairing, though there may have been draws, which would not have been counted.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 32
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 12
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, July 1861, page 209
   [Era], vol. 23, 9 June 1861, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 38, 15 June 1861, page 565
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Dr. William John Wilson]

Tournament information updated: 9 Jul. 2015