Newcastle 1870 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Thorold, Edmund    2422 (52) 8 /
Walker, Edward    2265 (71) 7.5 /
Wayte, William    2344 (50) 6.5 /
Fisher, Bernard    2221 (55) 6 /
Hill, David    2130 (83) 4 /
Skipworth, Arthur    2239 (44) 3 /
Newham, William    2020 (54) 2.5 /
Charleton, John    2107 (81) 2 /
Punshon, R.    1971 (80) 2 /
Nicholson, James    1921 (81) 1.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class
Place: Newcastle
Start date: 1 Aug. 1870
End date: 6 Aug. 1870
 
Notes:
10-player, single-round all-play-all tournament. Both Gaige and Di Felice indicate that Hill's games with Charleton and Nicholson were not played, as does the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle. Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives number of wins, draws and losses for each player, consistent with the crosstables of Gaige, Di Felice and the Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle. Staunton gives 'Newham (of Barrow)', i.e., William Leighton Newham. The Chess Player's Quarterly Chronicle gives 'Newham' as a column heading on the crosstable and 'W.L. Newman' as a row heading, but gives his name correctly as 'W.L. Newham' elsewhere in the report, and the error is noted in a later issue (Dec. 1870, p.187).
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 50
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 12
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 152
Periodicals
   [BLL], 13 Aug. 1870, page 3
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 140, 149, 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Dec. 1870, page 174
   [Era], vol. 32, 21 Aug. 1870, page 7
   [Fld], 13 Aug. 1870
   [ILN], vol. 57, 20 Aug. 1870, page 203
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1870, page 60
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70

Tournament information updated: 5 May 2020