Rudge, Mary




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1874  191  2148 (60) 12
1875  195  2139 (57) 0
1876  205  2131 (48) 26
1877  198  2129 (49) 11
1878  217  2112 (48) 28
1879  210  2124 (55) 0
1880  216  2136 (56) 17
1881  235  2141 (64) 0
1882  242  2145 (67) 0
1883  271  2150 (68) 4
1884  293  2147 (71) 0
1885  305  2144 (72) 3
1886  299  2143 (76) 0
1887  311  2142 (78) 0
1888  301  2141 (78) 0
1889  299  2139 (76) 0
1890  323  2138 (73) 11
1891  339  2135 (76) 0
1892  358  2132 (78) 0
1893  366  2129 (79) 0
1894  369  2126 (77) 0
1895  388  2123 (74) 0
1896  385  2120 (68) 12
1897  341  2148 (70) 18

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Rudge, Mary  
   Also known as: Miss Mary Rudge
Born: 6 Feb. 1842
Died: Dec. 1919
 
Notes:
Gaige says born 1845, but Harding reports that 1842 is correct. John Richards also gives 1842; Forster gives 1845. A 'Mary R.' sent correct solutions to chess problems in the Home Circle in 1850 (24 Aug. 1850, p.128; 31 Aug. 1850, p.144; 14 Sept. 1850, p.176). Could this have been the 8-year-old Mary Rudge?
 
References
Books
   Burt, Bristol Chess Club, page 20
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 108, 968
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 365
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 153
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 258, 293
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 230
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 212
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 1873, page 376
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 27
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1988, 18 Aug. 1877, page 167
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2002, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
Web
   Burt, John.  [The Bristol Chess Club]
   Harding, Tim.  [The first lady champion, Miss Mary Rudge]
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Women's Championship: The Decisive Rounds], page 11
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Women's International Tournament], page 3
   Harding, Tim.  [The House of the Setting Sun], page 11
   Richards, John.  [Mary Rudge: Bristol's World Chess Champion]
   Richards, John.  [Remembering Mary Rudge]
   Sericano, C.  [Londra, torneo femminile 1897]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1876         (f)     4   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1877         (f)     3   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1878         (f)     10   -   10      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1880         (f)     5   -   12      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

Birmingham 1874 (3)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     9.5  /  12
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Collins, W. (1)     1 - 0          Rudge, Ms. M. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     10.5  /  15
Grantham 1878 (2)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     5.5  /  8
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Hathaway (1)     1.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Rumboll, A.     1 - 1    
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Hill, F.A. (1)     1 - 0    
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Rumboll, A.     1 - 0          Rumboll, A. gave odds of pawn and move
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0 - 1          Burt, J.N. (1) gave odds of pawn and move
Clifton 1888 (1)     Bristol and Clifton - City Chess and Draughts Club Match    
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Brown, C.E.     1 - 0    
Cambridge 1890 (3)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     9.5  /  12
Clifton 1896 (2)     Southern Counties Congress - Class II     6.5  /  9
  Rudge, Ms. M. - Stevenson, A.L.     2 - 1    
London, England 1897 (3)     1st International Women's Tournament     17.5  /  18


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021