Sydney 1869 (2)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games    Class 
Francis (1)    2309 (94) 18 / 22 
Heydon, Charles    2131 (87) 16 / 22 
Pendrill, John    2150 (85) 15 / 22 
Slade, John    1903 (84) 15 / 22 
Smith, Robert    2151 (81) 14 / 22 
Lewis, T.    1884 (93) 13 / 22 
Hayden, Thomas    1920 (89) 12 / 22 
Walker, Phillip    1757 (87) 9 / 22 
Brown, Vincent    1660 (85) 7 / 22 
Dangar, F.H.    1636 (98) 6 / 22 
Wilson (6)    1386 (101) 5 / 22 
Newcombe    1235 (115) 2 / 22 
 
  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: a rook
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Pendrill, John    2150 (85) 1 /
Slade, John    1903 (84) 0 /
  Pendrill, John gave odds of pawn and two moves
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Darlinghurst Club Handicap Tournament
Place: Sydney
Start date: 31 July 1868
End date: 1869
 
Notes:
The 1 Aug. 1868 issue of the Sydney Mail (p.4) says that the tournament began 'last night'. The 7 Nov. issue gives almost complete scores with only three games remaining to be played. The 16 Jan. 1869 issue (p.5) says the tournament was not yet completed. Then, after a long hiatus, in which the usual chess column was did not appear, the final results are given in the 25 Dec. 1869 issue (p.2). The tournament must have finished sometime between 16 Jan. and 25 Dec., probably earlier in that period. The play-off for third was won by Pendrill, but no actual score is given. I assume 1-0. Although Newcombe is a class E player, he may have received even longer odds than the Rook from first class players, and so on. Thus, he should perhaps be placed effectively in a class F by himself, though I don't know exactly what odds were given, so I've left him in class E as if he were getting odds appropriate to that class. This may cause his rating to be somewhat elevated.
 
References
Periodicals
   [SyM], vol. 9, no. 422, 1 Aug. 1868, page 4
   [SyM], vol. 9, no. 424, 15 Aug. 1868, page 4
   [SyM], vol. 9, no. 425, 22 Aug. 1868, page 4
   [SyM], vol. 9, no. 436, 7 Nov. 1868, page 4
   [SyM], vol. 10, no. 446, 16 Jan. 1869, page 5
   [SyM], vol. 10, no. 495, 25 Dec. 1869, page 2

Tournament page created: 2 May 2017