Birmingham and London 1858




Results
 
Match scores
Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Staunton, Howard    2578 (79) 2 /
Hughes, Hesseth    2115 (88) 0 /
 
Falkbeer, Ernst    2488 (41) 3.5 /
Ingleby, Clement    2229 (117) 1.5 /
 
Löwenthal, Johann    2630 (41) 2 /
Kipping, James    2315 (50) 0 /
 
Brien, Robert    2467 (44) 1 /
Bird, Henry    2472 (51) 1 /
 
de Saint-Amant, Pierre    2377 (82) 2 /
Beetlestone    0 /
 
Salmon, George    2370 (102) 2 /
de Szabo, Emeric    2276 (70) 0 /
 
Owen, John    2452 (45) 2 /
Hampton, Thomas    2047 (132) 0 /
 
Löwenthal, Johann    2630 (41) 2 /
Staunton, Howard    2578 (79) 0 /
 
Owen, John    2452 (45) 2 /
Salmon, George    2370 (102) 0 /
 
Falkbeer, Ernst    2488 (41) 2 /
de Saint-Amant, Pierre    2377 (82) 1 /
 
Löwenthal, Johann    2630 (41) 2.5 /
Owen, John    2452 (45) 0.5 /
 
Falkbeer, Ernst    2488 (41) 3.5 /
Brien, Robert    2467 (44) 2.5 /
 
Löwenthal, Johann    2630 (41) 5 /
Falkbeer, Ernst    2488 (41) 3 /
 

Event table notes

Event data
Name: 2nd British Chess Association Congress
Place: Birmingham and London
Start date: 24 Aug. 1858
End date: 23 Sep. 1858
 
Notes:
Spinrad gives Owen-Salmon score as 2-1; Sergeant, Gaige, Di Felice, Whyld and La Grande Storia degli Scacchi give 2-0. Spinrad also gives tentatively Brien-Smith as 2-0 but points out that the 1862 tournament book says it was defaulted and other sources concur. Whyld gives Lowenthal-Owen as 3.5-0.5, but all other sources give 2.5-0.5, which makes sense if it was for best of 3. Whyld gives Falkbeer-Saint Amant as 2-0 but indicates that The Field gives 2-1, and other sources give the latter value. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi and Di Felice give 'M.E. Hughes', but Whyld gives 'H. Hughes'. The final round between Falkbeer and Löwenthal was not finished until 23 Sept. 1858 (in London). Golombek and Alberti give the result of the final as +3-1=3 for Löwenthal; Sergeant, Gaige, di Felice and Whyld give +3-1=4 for Löwenthal; La Grande Storia degli Scacchi gives 5-3 for Löwenthal, which agrees with the latter.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 26
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 19
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 106
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables I, page 3
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 113
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 95
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xxix
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 178
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 117
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 141
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 99, 316
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 5
Periodicals
   [BLL], 29 Aug. 1858, page 5
   [BLL], 5 Sep. 1858, page 5
   [BLL], 12 Sep. 1858, page 3
   [BLL], 3 Oct. 1858, page 8
   [CMNY], vol. 2, Oct. 1858, page 317
   [CPC], vol. 1, Jan. 1859, page 20
   [Era], vol. 20, 29 Aug. 1858, page 13
   [Era], vol. 20, 5 Sep. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 21, 12 Sep. 1858, page 12
   [Era], vol. 21, 19 Sep. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 21, 26 Sep. 1858, page 5
   [Era], vol. 21, 3 Oct. 1858, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 33, 28 Aug. 1858, page 197
   [ILN], vol. 33, 4 Sep. 1858, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 33, 25 Sep. 1858, page 296
   [ILN], vol. 33, 2 Oct. 1858, page 317
   [NYC], 25 Sep. 1858
   [NYC], 2 Oct. 1858
   [NYC], 23 Oct. 1858
   [ST], 29 Aug. 1858, page supp.3
   [ST], 5 Sep. 1858, page supp.4
   [ST], 12 Sep. 1858, page supp.4
   [ST], 26 Sep. 1858, page supp.4
Web
   Alberti, Marco A.  [Karl Ernst Falkbeer]
   Sericano, C.  [Birmingham 1858]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Collected results, 1836-1863]

Tournament information updated: 16 Jul. 2017