London 1861 (1)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Stewart, Cattley    2278 (73) 2 /
Trelawny, John    1961 (92) 0 /
  Stewart, Cattley gave odds of pawn and move
 
Dawson, Richard    2043 (135) 1 /
Paliano, J.    0 /
  Dawson, Richard gave odds of a knight
 
Owen, John    2482 (51) 2 /
Hay, Arthur    1891 (133) 1 /
  Owen, John gave odds of pawn and move
 
Hampton, Thomas    2073 (128) 1 /
Blackstone, F.C.    0 /
  Hampton, Thomas gave odds of pawn and move
 
Metcalfe, Theophilus    1763 (164) 1 /
Hamilton, John    0 /
  Metcalfe, Theophilus gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Worrall, Thomas    2281 (64) 1 /
Saburov, Peter    2164 (73) 0 /
 
Hampton, William    2202 (111) 1 /
Puller, Arthur    1964 (71) 0 /
  Hampton, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Stewart, Cattley    2278 (73) 1 /
Coke, Henry    0 /
  Stewart, Cattley gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Owen, John    2482 (51) 2 /
Hampton, Thomas    2073 (128) 1 /
 
Dawson, Richard    2043 (135) 2 /
Metcalfe, Theophilus    1763 (164) 1 /
  Dawson, Richard gave odds of pawn and move
 
Owen, John    2482 (51) 1 /
Dawson, Richard    2043 (135) 0 /
 
Stewart, Cattley    2278 (73) 1 /
Hampton, William    2202 (111) 0 /
 
Owen, John    2482 (51) 1 /
Stewart, Cattley    2278 (73) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Saint George's Chess Club Handicap Tournament
Place: London
Start date: Feb. 1861
End date: 25 May 1861
 
Notes:
Only partial results available. Knockout handicap tournament among members of the St. George's Chess Club in London. Two wins were required to win in each pairing. Some of the players are listed in the 23 Feb. 1861 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.177), and complete initial pairings are given in the Era of 10 Feb. 1861 (p.14). However, the list of first round winners in the 10 Mar. 1861 issue of the Era (p.15) shows that some of the players initially listed must have been replaced. For example, J. and C. Trelawney were initially paired, as were C. Tooke and H.G.C. (presumably H.G. Cattley). But none of these four appeared as first round winners, while H. Coke and Catley Steward appeared instead. However, two games from the tournament are given in the 14 Apr. 1861 issue of the Era (p.13), wins by Catley Steward against John Trelawney, which must clearly have been from the first round, so Catley Steward replaces C. Trelawney (if there was such a person). I don't know who Coke beat in round one. Possibly 'C. Tooke' is a misprint for 'H. Coke', who may then have beaten H.G. Cattley. Or possibly 'H.G.C.' was meant to refer to 'H. Coke', who then may have beaten 'C. Tooke'. Also, Worrall is initially listed as a player in Class 2, but the game that appears in the 10 Mar. 1861 issue of the Era shows that he played even with Saburov, who was listed as in Class 1. So either both were in Class 1, or both were in Class 2. I don't know the actual result for many pairings, so in those cases I have recorded them as 1-0 for the winner. Owen won the tournament and the decisive game is given in the 22 June 1861 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.585), where Owen's opponent is named only as 'C.S.' (Catley Steward). J.W. Hampton won two games by default against Worrall in round 2.
 
References
Periodicals
   [Era], vol. 23, 10 Feb. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 23, 24 Feb. 1861, page 14
   [Era], vol. 23, 3 Mar. 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 10 Mar. 1861, page 15
   [Era], vol. 23, 14 Apr. 1861, page 13
   [Era], vol. 23, 19 May 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 9 June 1861, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 14 July 1861, page 14
   [ILN], vol. 38, 23 Feb. 1861, page 177
   [ILN], vol. 38, 2 Mar. 1861, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 38, 22 June 1861, page 585

Tournament page created: 9 Jul. 2015