Owen, J. – Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (2)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Owen, John    2417 (42) 4/
Skipworth, Arthur    2230 (42) 2/
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Leamington
Start date: July 1874
End date: 26 Aug. 1874
 
Notes:
Forster gives score as +4-2=2 for Owen. The Illustrated London News of 5 Sept. 1874 and the Chess Player's Chronicle of Oct. 1874 give +4-2=0 for Owen. The Illustrated London News indicates that the match was started before the Counties Chess Association tournament in Birmingham (which started 3 Aug. 1874), and continued afterwards in Leamington (whether the part prior to the Birmingham tournament was played in Leamington is not clear), the last games being played 25-26 Aug. 1874. The Aug. 1874 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.115) gives a match game between Owen and Skipworth dated 20 July 1874, but it could have been from this match or the preceeding one.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 84
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 163
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, June 1874
   [CPC], vol. 4, Oct. 1874, page 154
   [ILN], vol. 65, 8 Aug. 1874, page 140, 140
   [ILN], vol. 65, 22 Aug. 1874, page 188
   [ILN], vol. 65, 5 Sep. 1874, page 236