Edinburgh 1865

Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Fraser, George    2316 (66) 3 /
Heggie, George    0 /
Baxter, Charles    2208 (78) 3 /
Richardson, J.R.    0 /
Pindar, Eduard    2321 (75) 2.5 /
Mitchell, W.W.    1682 (178) 0.5 /

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Dundee - Glasgow Club Match
Place: Edinburgh
Start date: Mar. 1865
End date: Mar. 1865
This was a 3-a-side team match, each pair of players playing 3 games. The reports in the Chess World and Chess Player's Magazine indicate only that Fraser played the 'Champion' of the Glasgow club, that Baxter played the President of the Glasgow Club and that Pindar played the Vice-President. The likely identities of the first two of these Glasgow players can be found on pp.27-28 of the same volume of the Chess Player's Magazine, where the President (as of Nov. 1864) is named as J.K. Richardson (actually J.R. Richardson) and the winner of the club tournament amongst the eight best players of the club is given as George Heggie. A personal communication from Alan McGowan establishes that W.W. Mitchell was the Glasgow Club's Vice-President, at least from about 1863 to 1867.
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 64
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 144
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1865, page 184
   [CW], vol. 1, no. 3, Apr. 1865, page 60
   [Era], vol. 27, no. 1395, 18 June 1865, page 14

Tournament information updated: 30 Oct. 2016