Stamford 1887 (3)




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Blake, Joseph    2428 (50) 1 /
Tiffany    0 /
  Blake, Joseph gave odds of a knight
 
Mills, Daniel    2328 (35) 1 /
Chambers, John    1989 (48) 0 /
  Mills, Daniel gave odds of the move
 
MacDonnell, George    2320 (51) 0 /
Newham, William    1970 (51) 1 /
  MacDonnell, George gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pollock, William    2387 (33) 1 /
Jacobs, Herbert    2301 (53) 0 /
  Pollock, William gave odds of the move
 
Collins, William    1816 (52) 1 /
Wilmot, Bernard    1947 (50) 0 /
 
Bird, Henry    2461 (34) 1 /
Wilson, Joseph    2032 (51) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Williamson, T.    1850 (68) 1 /
Ludovici, Sarah    1710 (68) 0 /
  Williamson, T. gave odds of the move
 
Thorold, Eliza    1863 (47) 1 /
Hall, John    2063 (51) 0 /
 
Slack, Samuel    1998 (77) 1 /
Dust, Charles    2102 (141) 0 /
 
Newham, William    1970 (51) 1 /
Collins, William    1816 (52) 0 /
 
Blake, Joseph    2428 (50) 1 /
Slack, Samuel    1998 (77) 0 /
  Blake, Joseph gave odds of pawn and move
 
Bird, Henry    2461 (34) 1 /
Thorold, Eliza    1863 (47) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pollock, William    2387 (33) 1 /
Williamson, T.    1850 (68) 0 /
  Pollock, William gave odds of pawn and two moves
 
Pollock, William    2387 (33) 1 /
Blake, Joseph    2428 (50) 0 /
 
Bird, Henry    2461 (34) 1 /
Mills, Daniel    2328 (35) 0 /
  Bird, Henry gave odds of the move
 
Bird, Henry    2461 (34) 1 /
Pollock, William    2387 (33) 0 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament
Place: Stamford
Start date: 1 Aug. 1887
End date: 6 Aug. 1887
 
Notes:
This was an 18-player knock-out handicap tournament. The scores of each encounter I have not found, so I record each as 1-0. In the second round there were nine players, so four pairs and Mills got a bye. That should have put 5 players into round 3, but in the Book of the Counties Chess Association, only 4 are listed at this stage (perhaps Newham had a bye). Then in the fourth round Bird beat Pollock to win the tournament. According to the Times of 9 Aug. 1887 (p.10), Newham was third and Blake was fourth. Why Mills was relegated to fifth behind Newham and Blake is not indicated. However, the Illustrated London News of 20 Aug. 1887 (p.229) says that there was another competition for the losers (in the first round?) and others, won by MacDonnell, Chambers and Wilmot playing for second. No further details of this second event have been yet found.
 
References
Books
   Rowland, Pollock Memories, page 49
   Skipworth, Counties' Chess Association, page 95
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 91, no. 2522, 20 Aug. 1887, page 229
   [LeM], vol. 124, no. 15390, 5 Aug. 1887, page 7
   [LeM], vol. 124, no. 15391, 6 Aug. 1887, page 7
   [MP], no. 35921, 5 Aug. 1887, page 3
   [Tim], no. 32146, 9 Aug. 1887, page 10

Tournament information updated: 28 May 2016