Cooperstown 1886 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Shipley, Walter    2462 (46) 5 /
Sittser, John    2163 (97) 3 /
Keyes, Robert    2063 (104) 2.5 /
Anderson, H.J.    1960 (130) 1.5 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 1st New York State Chess Association Midsummer Meeting - First Class
Place: Cooperstown
Start date: 1 Sep. 1886
End date: 3 Sep. 1886
 
Notes:
Reichhelm states that there were Pawn and Two Move and Rook class events associated with this tournament and a play-off of the winners of the 3 classes, Shipley winning 4-0, but I don't have the details of these other events. The British Chess Magazine indicates that after Shipley, who won the championship, came Seacord and McKinney, who I suppose to be the winners in the other two classes who played off with Shipley. We can suppose that Shipley won against each of them 2-0, but don't know what odds were given to each or what was played between Seacord and McKinney. The British Chess Magazine gives a starting date of Aug. 31, 1886, but Reichhelm and Gaige give Sept. 1.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 102
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 155
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 35
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 42
   Rogers, New York State Chess Association, page 21