Ottawa 1884




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Lambert, François-Xavier    1954 (93) 4.5 /
Henderson, John    1976 (78) 3 /
Punchard, Charles    1875 (93) 3 /
Casey, George    1651 (114) 2.5 /
Taylor, G.H. (2)    1605 (118) 2 /
Dixon, M.    0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 12th Canadian Championship Tournament
Place: Ottawa
Start date: 31 Jan. 1884
End date: 6 Feb. 1884
 
Notes:
Yanofsky has 'M. Princhard', 'J. Casey', and 'H. Taylor' at this event; Di Felice has 'Punchard', 'Casey, George Elliott', and 'Taylor, G.H.'; Gaige has just 'Punchard', 'Casey' and 'Taylor'. G.H. Taylor was an English player in the 1860s, so I take this to be H. Taylor. The British Chess Magazine also has 'Punchard' and I have his full name 'Charles Punchard' from correspondence from David Cohen. Di Felice gives start date Feb. 9, 1884, but the British Chess Magazine gives Jan. 30. The Ottawa Daily Citizen of 31 Jan. 1884 (p.4) says that play was to start that afternoon, and the Ottawa Daily Citizen of 1 Feb. 1884 (p.1) says that play would resume that day. The winner of the tournament, F.X. Lambert, is announced in the 7 Feb. 1884 issue of the Ottawa Daily Citizen (p.4), so I guess that it finished on 6 Feb. 1884.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 93
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 154
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 42
   Yanofsky, 100 Years of Chess in Canada, page 27
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1884, page 144
   [OC], 31 Jan. 1884, page 4
   [OC], 1 Feb. 1884, page 1
   [OC], 7 Feb. 1884, page 4
Web
   Wright, Stephen.  [Early Canadian Championships]

Tournament information updated: 13 Feb. 2024