Sydney and Adelaide 1871




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Gibbes, Frederick    1969 (106) 1 /
Steele, Robert    1980 (90) 0 /
 
Pendrill, John    2080 (103) 1 /
Mann, John    1750 (99) 0 /
 
Heydon, Charles    2111 (98) 1 /
Hale, R.B.    1780 (173) 0 /
 
Russell, Mark    2045 (117) 1 /
Scott, W.D.    1819 (115) 0 /
 
McRae, John    2052 (116) 0 /
Beyer, August    1893 (99) 1 /
 
Ryan, Thomas    2049 (90) 1 /
Tyrrell, Samuel    1863 (91) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match
Place: Sydney and Adelaide
Start date: 24 May 1871
End date: 2 June 1871
 
Notes:
According to Staunton, the match was begun on May 24 but adjourned for several days due to weather. The Westminster Papers say that it was concluded after several adjournments on 2 Jun. 1871. This is confirmed by reports in local newspapers of the time. W.J. Fullarton did not actually complete his game against R. Smith, not being able to attend the last session, so it was played out by R.M. Steele. I am not recording it for either player, since Fullarton only played 18 moves of it and Steele played the remaining 44 moves (see the Australian Town and Country Journal of 10 Jun. 1871, p.729).
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 337
Periodicals
   [ATCJ], vol. 3, 10 June 1871, page 729
   [ENS], 26 May 1871, page 2
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [HWT], 9 Sep. 1871
   [ILN], vol. 59, 19 Aug. 1871, page 163
   [SMH], vol. 63, 5 June 1871, page 4
   [SMNA], vol. 12, 27 May 1871, page 397
   [SMNA], vol. 12, 3 June 1871, page 429
   [SMNA], vol. 12, 10 June 1871, page 462
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Sep. 1871, page 77
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']

Tournament information updated: 25 Jun. 2019