Neill, B.M. – Ware, P. 1874 (3)




Results
 
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Neill, Benjamin    2466 (55) 7/10 
Ware, Preston    2362 (52) 3/10 
 
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Boston, Massachusetts (?)
Start date: May 1874
End date: May 1874
 
Notes:
Hilbert, in his book on Shipley (p.401), says that Neill beat Ware with the score +15-1=2, but that score refers to the Boston Championship tournament of 1874. Reichhelm and the American Chess Magazine of Jul. 1899 give the score as 7-3 for Neill, the former saying it was for the championship of New England, and the latter saying the match was played in May 1874. The Spirit of the Times of 16 May 1874 gives a score of 7-1 for Neill, but the evidence of other sources weighs against this.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 401
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 12, 79
Periodicals
   [ACMa], vol. 3, no. 1, July 1899, page 18
   [MCR], vol. 1, no. 5, May 1874, page 201
   [MDR], 15 May 1874
   [SoT], 16 May 1874
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 2, 1 June 1874, page 21
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 3, 1 July 1874, page 41
   [WR], 30 Apr. 1874
   [WR], 14 May 1874

Match information updated: 25 Dec. 2021