Holeman, A.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  497  1663 (111) 3
1871  534  1670 (106) 4
1872  556  1678 (101) 0
1873  586  1685 (94) 0
1874  630  1693 (87) 5
1875  659  1686 (83) 9
1876  613  1674 (90) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Holeman, A.  
   Also known as: Holeman, sen.
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Name given as 'Holman' and 'Holeman' with more-or-less equal frequency. The spelling 'Haleman' also appears in the Illustrated London News of 12 Nov. 1870 (p.507) and 8 Jul. 1871 (p.27) and the Era of 9 Jul. 1871 (p.7). A player named 'I. Holman' in the Illustrated London News of 10 Jul. 1875 (p.47) and 'T. Holeman' in the City of London Chess Magazine of Aug. 1875 (p.199) is listed as playing for the Bermondsey Club against the International Club in June 1875, but I suspect that these are both errors for A. Holeman. In that event there was also a J. Holman (or Holeman) playing for Bermondsey, and there are many events in 1875-1877 with both an A. Hol[e]man and a J. Hol[e]man, but I have found no other reference to an I. Holman or T. Holeman. In 1876 and in 1882, we find 'Holeman, sen.' and 'Holeman, jun.' often listed as playing for the Bermondsey club. When the Bermondsey Club played the City of London Club in Jul. 1876, two of the Bermondsey players are listed as 'Holman' and 'J. Holman'. I guess, therefore, that A. Holeman was the senior, and J. Holeman the junior. This is also supported by the fact that A. Holeman appears as early as 1870, while J. Holeman first appears in 1875. A player named 'Holman' or 'Holeman' also played for the City of London Club in the 5th Class, from Aug. 1874 to July 1875, and then in the 4th Class in Nov. 1875. I am guessing that this was A. Holeman, the senior of the two. More doubtful is the player who played in the Junior Handicap of the City of London Club, run in parallel with the main handicap tournament of the Club. A 'Holman' played in both events, and I am guessing that in both cases it was A. Holeman, though there is a possibility that it was J. Holeman in the Junior Handicap.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 107
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 2, Mar. 1874, page 25
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 8, Sep. 1874, page 187
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 10, Nov. 1874, page 237, 241, 262
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 272
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 12, Jan. 1875, page 297
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 1, Feb. 1875, page 8
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 2, Mar. 1875, page 39
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 5, May 1875, page 100
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 7, Aug. 1875, page 198, 199
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 11, Dec. 1875, page 322
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 105, 1 Feb. 1882, page 58
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1703, 14 May 1871, page 4
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1711, 9 July 1871, page 7
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1738, 14 Jan. 1872, page 4
   [Fld], 17 Oct. 1874
   [Fld], 31 Oct. 1874
   [Fld], 14 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 28 Nov. 1874
   [Fld], 5 Dec. 1874
   [Fld], 19 Dec. 1874
   [ILN], vol. 56, no. 1597, 4 June 1870, page 595
   [ILN], vol. 57, no. 1622, 12 Nov. 1870, page 507
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1645, 15 Apr. 1871, page 371
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1651, 20 May 1871, page 499
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1658, 8 July 1871, page 27
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1663, 5 Aug. 1871, page 115
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1687, 6 Jan. 1872, page 15
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1836, 31 Oct. 1874, page 427
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1871, 19 June 1875, page 595
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1874, 10 July 1875, page 47
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1908, 19 Feb. 1876, page 191
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1912, 18 Mar. 1876, page 287
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1929, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2009, 29 Dec. 1877, page 631
   [LW], 8 July 1876, page 11
   [LW], 19 May 1877, page 373
   [LW], 14 Jan. 1882
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1871, page 61

Tournament data

Greenwich 1870     Bermondsey Club - Greenwich Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Card     1 - 2    
Greenwich 1871     Bermondsey Club - Greenwich Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Crow     0 - 2    
London, England 1871 (8)     Bermondsey Club - Railway Clearing House Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Tassell     1 - 0    
London, England 1871 (9)     Bermondsey Club - Greenwich Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Crow     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1874 (1)     City of London College Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Wilson, D.H.     0 - 2    
London, England 1874 (7)     City of London Club 5th Class - Brixton Endeavour Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Peyer, E.C.     1 - 1    
London, England 1874 (9)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1875 (7)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Holeman, A. - Zappert     0 - 1          Zappert gave odds of pawn and move
  Holeman, A. - Smith, W.F.     2 - 0    
  Holeman, A. - Kunwald, E.     0 - 2          Kunwald, E. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1875 (14)     Bermondsey Club - International Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Macfadyen (1)     1 - 1    
London, England 1875 (15)     City of London Club Junior Handicap    
  Holeman, A. - Busse     0 - 1    
London, England 1875 (16)     Bermondsey Club - International Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Andrade (1)     1 - 1    
London, England 1875 (19)     City of London Club Knight Class - Endeavour Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Izard     1 - 1    
London, England 1876 (2)     Bermondsey Club - International Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Hill (1)     0 - 1    
London, England 1876 (3)     Bermondsey Club - Alexandra Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Sharpe, E.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Healey, F.     0 - 1          Healey, F. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1877 (3)     Bermondsey - Shaftesbury Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Graves (1)     0 - 1    
London, England 1882 (1)     Bermondsey Club - Railway Clearing House Club Match    
  Holeman, A. - Stewart (1)     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022