Owen, J. – Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (1)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Owen, John    2417 (42) 4/
Skipworth, Arthur    2230 (42) 0/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Leamington (?)
Start date: July 1874
End date: July 1874
 
Notes:
The Aug. 1874 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle says that this match took place 'last month', so I presume this to mean July 1874 (though it might have been June, if the Aug. issue was written in July). This issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.115) also gives a match game between Owen and Skipworth dated 20 July 1874, but it could have been either from this match or the subsequent one. I am only guessing that the location might have been Leamington, because the following match between Owen and Skipworth was at least finished in Leamington, but that was after a pause for the Counties Chess Association tournament in Birmingham. Sergeant gives the date as Sept. 1874.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 84
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 163
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, Aug. 1874, page 123