London, England 1873




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Parratt, Walter    2283 (85) 2 /
de Soyres, John    2199 (45) 0 /
 
Schomberg, R.B.    2125 (142) 2 /
Ogden, Charles    1993 (116) 0 /
 
Anthony, Edwyn    2079 (122) 2 /
Simon, Robert    0 /
 
Madan, Falconer    1995 (133) 1 /
Neville, Francis    2174 (111) 1 /
 
Meredith, Samuel    2052 (91) 1 /
Keynes, John    2155 (99) 1 /
 
Nicholson, Edward    1901 (176) 1 /
Ball, Rouse    2013 (121) 1 /
 
Whitefoord, Benjamin    1 /
Hayes, Alfred    0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st Oxford - Cambridge University Match
Place: London, England
Start date: 28 Mar. 1873
End date: 28 Mar. 1873
 
Notes:
Staunton in the Illustrated London News gives 'Whiteford' at this event; Sergeant and Harding give 'B. Whitefoord'. There was some confusion about whether de Soyres won one game from Parratt, but this seems to have been caused by a confusion over colours (since black played first in some games). Staunton (in the Apr.26 issue of the Illustrated London News), Sergeant and Harding clarify that Parratt won both his games against de Soyres. The second game on each of the first 2 boards (Parratt - de Soyres and Schomberg - Ogden) were adjudicated by Steinitz as wins for the Oxford side.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 294, 344
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 62, 5 Apr. 1873, page 330
   [ILN], vol. 62, 26 Apr. 1873, page 403
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Book Heaven at the Royal Dutch Library], page 10
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: First Oxford-Cambridge Match]

Tournament information updated: 23 Aug. 2013