Down, Ms. F.E. – Down, Ms. H.C. 1879

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Down, Florence    5/
Down, Helena    2/
Status: formal

Event table notes

Event data
Place: London, England
Start date: Jan. 1879
End date: Jan. 1879
Result given by Harding from 'The week's news' by Francis C. Collins (24 Jan. 1879), which says the match was for the first to win 7 games. The Chess Player's Chronicle of 1 Feb. 1879 (p.39) gives a result to date of +4-2 for Florence, but this may have been written earlier in January. According to the Chess Players Chronicle, the match was for the first to win 5 games. I guess that it started and finished in Jan. 1879.
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 2, 1 Feb. 1879, page 39
   Harding, Tim.  [Queens of Chess: Not Deadlier than the Male?], page 3

Match information updated: 16 Dec. 2018