Owen, J. – Kipping, J.S. 1855 (1)

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Owen, John    2342 (48) 11/17 
Kipping, James    2345 (46) 6/17 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Manchester
Start date: 1855
End date: Sep. 1855
The Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1856 (p.121) says Owen and Kipping played 4 matches (including this one) during Owen's residence at Manchester. From dates of associations with clubs alluded to in the Illustrated London News and Chess Player's Chronicle (in 1853 Owen lived in Warrington according to the 21 May 1853 issue of the ILN, p.403; no mention of Owen at events in Manchester through 1854, e.g. their annual supper in Oct., according to the 28 Oct. 1854 issue of the ILN, p.423; Owen did not participate in the Manchester - Liverpool matches in Apr. and June, 1855 according to the May issue of the CPC, p.176, and the Sept. issue, p.304 of the CPC; Owen was living in Manchester in July 1855, according to the 14 July 1855 issue of the ILN, p.43), I take it that Owen resided in Manchester only briefly, in 1855 and possibly a little before and after. Furthermore, the Nov. 1855 issue of the CPC (p.362) mentions some matches that have 'lately taken place' at the Manchester Club, Owen having won one of them over Kipping, and the Jan. 1856 issue of the CPC (p.5) gives 'games lately contested in matches between' Owen and Kipping. Thus, this match (the first of the 4 listed in the Apr. 1856 issue of the CPC) must have taken place in 1855. The Illustrated London News of 1 Dec. 1855 (p.650) gives a total of recent matches between the two (+26-20=1 for Owen) that does not quite match the result of the first 3 matches in the CPC report (+26-24 for Owen). The 16 Sep. 1855 issue of the Era gives a partial score of +10-6 for Owen, and since only one more game was played, I guess that the match finished in Sept. 1855 (another match of 16 games was completed by 18 Nov. 1855).
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 1855, page 398
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1856, page 121
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 886, 16 Sep. 1855, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 772, 1 Dec. 1855, page 650
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Match information updated: 22 Feb. 2014