Philadelphia 1909 (5)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Shipley, Walter    2378 (45) 10 / 12 
Voigt, Hermann    2351 (48) 10 / 12 
Neill, Benjamin    2327 (56) 8.5 / 12 
Young, John    2243 (63) 8 / 12 
Bampton, Samuel    2254 (50) 7 / 11 
Stadelman, Samuel    2265 (51) 6 / 11 
Roeske, J.F.    2085 (68) 5 / 11 
Sharp, Sydney    2171 (50) 4.5 / 10 
Kind, Ludwig    2071 (84) 4.5 / 11 
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 24th Franklin Chess Club Championship
Place: Philadelphia
Start date: Dec. 1908
End date: May 1909
 
Notes:
This was a 13-player single-round all-play-all tournament (16 players entered, but 3 withdrew early). Hilbert (in his book on Shipley) gives the final scores of only 4 players. Curiously, on p.328 he says Young was third with 8 points, but on p.335, he cites Shipley to say that Neill ('B. Milnes') was third with 8.5 points. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer of 20 Mar. 1910, which gives the top 9 scores, 'B. Milnes' was indeed third. Scores for the top 4 are out of 12. The rest of the scores given are out of 11 points except for Sharp's which is out of 10. I will assume that they had unplayed games against the bottom one or two players. A play-off match for first place was not contested until Nov. 1909 to Mar. 1910, so is recorded separately here. One of the other players was W.A. Ruth.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 317, 325, 335
Periodicals
   [PI], 20 Mar. 1910

Tournament information updated: 22 Jul. 2022