Clifton 1896 (1)




Results
 
Crosstable scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games   
Atkins, Henry    2555 (53) 8.5 /
Blake, Joseph    2423 (47) 7.5 /
Elwell, Francis    2313 (53) 4 /
Gunston, William    2327 (42) 5 /
Jacobs, Herbert    2325 (37) 5 /
Lambert, Charles    2202 (50) 3.5 /
Rumboll, Alfred    2088 (60) 3 /
Jones, Edward O.    2330 (36) 2 /
Davis, Henry    1983 (110) 1.5 /
van Gelder, S.    2093 (82) 0 /
 
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: Southern Counties Congress - Class I
Place: Clifton
Start date: 7 Sep. 1896
End date: 14 Sep. 1896
 
Notes:
Title and dates from personal correspondence with Tim Harding, apparently from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News. Harding also says that 4 of Van Gelder's losses were forfeits, including one to Davis. Van Gelder did play Blake, Atkins, Jacobs and Gunston, so the other 3 forfeits were to 3 of Elwell, Lambert, Rumboll and Jones. I have entered all of these as defaults, though one of the 4 must have had a genuine win against Van Gelder.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 166
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 104
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 228
Periodicals
   [BrM], 19 Sep. 1896, page 8

Tournament information updated: 24 Jul. 2013