London, England 1881 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Baddeley, John    2098 (90) 1 /
Warner, J.H.    2190 (102) 1 /
 
Blackburne, Joseph    2610 (33) 0 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2667 (36) 1 /
 
Block, Theodore    2062 (89) 1.5 /
Puller, Charles    2027 (104) 0.5 /
 
Earnshaw, Samuel    1875 (99) 0 /
Lewis, Lewis    2141 (132) 2 /
 
Gunsberg, Isidor    2477 (43) 1 /
Ballard, William    2309 (77) 1 /
 
Healey, Frank    2124 (103) 1 /
Lindsay, W.A.    2084 (49) 1 /
 
Heywood, George    2211 (58) 0.5 /
Ball, W.F.    2024 (69) 0.5 /
 
Huckvale, James    2038 (96) 0 /
Salter, David    2122 (56) 2 /
 
Jackson, S. (1)    2 /
Gunston, William    2309 (83) 0 /
 
Janssens, Franciscus    2142 (102) 0.5 /
Minchin, James    2278 (43) 1.5 /
 
Lord, Frederick    2213 (112) 0.5 /
Ranken, Charles    2281 (44) 0.5 /
 
MacDonnell, George    2427 (60) 1 /
Wayte, William    2325 (41) 0 /
 
Mason, James    2576 (38) 1 /
Hirschfeld, Philipp    2295 (102) 0 /
 
Potter, William    2555 (68) 2 /
Owen, John    2337 (47) 0 /
 
Stevens, Samuel    2149 (78) 0 /
Gattie, Walter    2236 (59) 2 /
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2102 (67) 0 /
Marett, Charles    2167 (87) 1 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: City of London - Saint George's Club Match
Place: London, England
Start date: 24 Mar. 1881
End date: 24 Mar. 1881
 
Notes:
Sergeant says Potter won 2-0 against Owen, but the Chess Monthly of Apr. 1881 (p.225) gives the score as 1-0. It is mentioned there, though, that one game was undecided at the end of play, Owen-Potter, but that it was played out on 26 Mar. 1881 and won by Potter. This is confirmed in the British Chess Magazine of Feb. 1885 (pp.60-61). Sergeant has E.M. Jackson at this event, but since he was born in May 1867, he would have been 13 years old at the time of this event. I have tentatively identified the player as S. Jackson, who played at the City of London Club in the early 1870s (see, for example, the Illustrated London News of 19 Mar. 1870, p.307). I am guessing that the 'Puller' at this event was Charles Giles Puller and not his brother, Arthur Giles Puller, who was less active in the years before his death in 1885.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 159, 511
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 277
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 133
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 181
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 1885, page 60
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1881, page 225

Tournament information updated: 3 Apr. 2022