London, England 1881 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Baddeley, John    2108 (89) 1 /
Warner, J.H.    2190 (101) 1 /
 
Blackburne, Joseph    2609 (32) 0 /
Zukertort, Johannes    2666 (36) 1 /
 
Block, Theodore    2085 (85) 1.5 /
Puller, Charles    2038 (103) 0.5 /
 
Earnshaw, Samuel    1876 (99) 0 /
Lewis, Lewis    2136 (132) 2 /
 
Gunsberg, Isidor    2474 (43) 1 /
Ballard, William    2306 (77) 1 /
 
Healey, Frank    2110 (102) 1 /
Lindsay, W.A.    2082 (49) 1 /
 
Heywood, George    2208 (58) 0.5 /
Ball, W.F.    2019 (69) 0.5 /
 
Huckvale, James    2026 (96) 0 /
Salter, David    2114 (56) 2 /
 
Jackson, S. (1)    2 /
Gunston, William    2300 (83) 0 /
 
Janssens, Franciscus    2134 (102) 0.5 /
Minchin, James    2275 (43) 1.5 /
 
Lord, Frederick    2195 (101) 0.5 /
Ranken, Charles    2281 (44) 0.5 /
 
MacDonnell, George    2427 (60) 1 /
Wayte, William    2323 (41) 0 /
 
Mason, James    2575 (38) 1 /
Hirschfeld, Philipp    2291 (102) 0 /
 
Potter, William    2553 (67) 2 /
Owen, John    2337 (47) 0 /
 
Stevens, Samuel    2129 (76) 0 /
Gattie, Walter    2228 (59) 2 /
 
Vyse, W. Elliot    2094 (66) 0 /
Marett, Charles    2162 (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