Piper, T.H.J.D. – Babson, J.N. 1896

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Piper, Thomas    2235 (79) 7/
Babson, Joseph    2085 (74) 2/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Victoria
Start date: 4 Mar. 1896
End date: 2 Apr. 1896
The Victoria Daily Colonist of 3 Apr. 1896 (p.8) gives the result as +7-1=2 for Piper, but this contradicts the statement a few lines above that Piper had just won the 'ninth and last' game of the match. In fact, if the reports on the match as it progressed are followed, it is clear that the result was +6-1=2 for Piper. This agrees with Stephen Wright's statement that Piper won 7-2.
   [VDC], vol. 75, 5 Mar. 1896, page 8
   [VDC], vol. 75, 3 Apr. 1896, page 8
   Donaldson, John.  [History of the MI Chess Room]
   Wright, Stephen.  [BCCF E-mail Bulletin #5], page 4
   Wright, Stephen.  [A Tale of Three Cities: the 1895 Pacific Cable Matches]