Bath and Bristol 1865




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Isaacs, H.M.    2114 (59) 24 / 29 
Pierpoint, Edward    2307 (65) 24 / 29 
Rowley, Adam    2050 (108) 0 /
Thorold, Edmund    2370 (54) 0 /
Holloway, Alfred    1985 (105) 0 /
Horner, W. (1)    2101 (127) 1 /
Matthews, Fred.    2162 (135) 1 /
Macmichael    1770 (191) 0 /
Meeker, W.P.    1986 (112) 1 /
Bartlett (1)    0 /
Berry, William    1911 (80) 1 /
Burt, John    2011 (84) 0 /
Cohen (4)    0 /
Jolly, F.    0 /
Jolly, Thomas    1723 (119) 0 /
Lloyd, Henry    1958 (156) 1 /
Sanders, James    1626 (173) 0 /
Selkirk, George    2096 (140) 2 /
Stoate, R.T.    1822 (96) 0 /
Wilkinson, F. (1)    1599 (122) 0 /
Biggs, F.    1671 (123) 1 /
Cooper, H.    1869 (156) 1 /
Cowdry (1)    1650 (130) 0 /
Forster    0 /
Hay (1)    1488 (172) 0 /
Hibbins, W.    1953 (96) 0 /
Hollway, J.    1831 (101) 0 /
Hunt, O.    1708 (138) 0 /
Paget    0 /
Tilly, J.S.    1547 (127) 0 /
 
  Odds for class difference of 1: pawn and move
  Odds for class difference of 2: pawn and two moves
  Odds for class difference of 3: a knight
  Odds for class difference of 4: knight and move
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Pierpoint, Edward    2307 (65) 1.5 /
Isaacs, H.M.    2114 (59) 2.5 /
  Pierpoint, Edward gave odds of pawn and two moves
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Bath and Bristol Handicap
Place: Bath and Bristol
Start date: 1865
End date: 14 Oct. 1865
 
Notes:
This was a 30-player all-play-all handicap tournament. The Chess Player's Magazine of Nov. 1865 (p.345) gives total scores (numbers of wins and losses) by each player (draws did not count and are not noted) but most of the players did not complete the required 29 games and many were far short, and I do not know who actually played who in most cases, so I cannot use these total scores or construct a complete crosstable. In fact, only Isaacs and Pierpoint played all 29 games, each scoring 24 wins and 5 losses, and thus they were tied for first. The report does specify which five players beat Isaacs (Matthews, Meeker, Berry, Selkirk, Cooper) and which five beat Pierpoint (Isaacs, Horner, Lloyd, Selkirk, Biggs), so we can reconstruct all of the results (apart from draws) for those two players. Those scores are recorded here for rating purposes. There were four handicap classes, Class I, first and second divisions, and Class II, first and second divisions, but the handicaps given make it more convenient for me to record them as five classes, with a dummy class between I-2 and II-1. Then, the odds are the same for any two players one class apart, etc.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, Apr. 1865, page 122
   [CPM], vol. 1, Nov. 1865, page 344

Tournament page created: 30 Oct. 2016