New York 1874 (4)

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Delmar, Eugene    2420 (40) 2 /
Barnett, James    2305 (48) 0 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Brooklyn Club Handicap Tournament - Play-off
Place: New York
Start date: 23 May 1874
End date: June 1874
This was the play-off of a handicap tournament with 16 players divided into 2 sections. Barnett and Delmar each won a section. The play-off was to have consisted of 3 games, but van Winsen says in his biography of Mason (p.291) that Barnett gave up after losing the first game. The Watertown Re-Union of 11 Jun. 1874 and the Meriden Daily Republican of 12 Jun. 1874 say that Delmar won +2-1. Then the Meriden Daily Republican of 19 Jun. 1874 says that Barnett has 'resigned' to Delmar, which suggests an early end to the match, but the Meriden Daily Republican of 3 Jul. 1874 gives the second game. In volume VII of Mackenzie, Mason and Co. (p.30), van Winsen says that just two games were played.
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 291
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. VII, page 29
   [BrR], 5 Apr. 1874
   [MDR], 12 June 1874
   [MDR], 19 June 1874
   [MDR], 3 July 1874
   [SoT], 18 Apr. 1874
   [WR], 11 June 1874

Tournament information updated: 30 Jul. 2023