Wallace won the match with +6 -2 =8
Wallace ½ ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 10
Crane ½ ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 6
MATCH FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF AUSTRALASIA
CRANE v. WALLACE
Under the auspices of the Sydney School of Arts Chess Club, a match for a stake of £25 and the Championship of Australasia, was begun at Gunsler’s Café, Pitt Street, Sydney, on Tuesday, July 18th, between Mr. W. Crane, junr., present holder of the championship, and Mr. A. N. Wallace, the champion of Queensland, but now resident in New South Wales. “Prior to the Adelaide Chess Congress of 1887 there was no recognized chess champion of Australasia. In that year Mr. H. Charlick became the first holder of the title, defeating, among other well-known exponents of the game, Messrs. Gossip and Heiman, of Sydney, Esling and Tullidge, of Melbourne, and Hookham, of Canterbury (N.Z.). Mr. Crane was unable to take part in the 1887 congress, but in the following year, when a congress was held in Melbourne, he met and defeated Mr. Charlick after a severe contest. Among the unsuccessful competitors were Messrs. Tullidge and Stanley, of Melbourne, and Brockelbank and Hay, of New Zealand. Since his defeat of Mr. Charlick, Mr. Crane’s possession of the title has been unchallenged until a few weeks since, when the present match was projected. It may be interesting to many to know that the present champion is a native of the colony, where he has participated in chess rivalry with such marked success that he has for many years past been regarded as one of the leading players of Australia.” Mr. Wallace is quite a young man, being only about nineteen years of age. He is a native of Dublin, and graduated in chess in Belfast circles, where we believe he met most of the leading players of he North of Ireland, and against whom he was fairly successful. The player who first wins seven games wins the match. Draws are not counted until five draws have been played. - British Chess Magazine, October 1893, pp. 430-431.
CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP OF AUSTRALASIA.
A match for the chess championship of Australasia ...
The contestants are Mr. William Crane, jun., the present holder of the coveted honour, and Mr A. E. N. Wallace, a player who has achieved considerable distinction in the chess circles of the United Kingdom. During his brief sojourn in the Antipodes Mr Wallace has won the chess championship of Queensland. Recently he has taken up his residence in this colony. The match takes place under the auspices of the Sydney School of Arts Chess Club, whose officials made admirable arrangements for the conduct of the match. A comfortable room has been secured, and the convenience of both players and spectators has been studied. The players have their board in one room, and in an adjoining apartment a duplicate board keeps the onlookers informed of the state of the game .... The following are the conditions under which Messrs. Crane and Wallace and their respective supporters have agreed that the match shall be played, and it may be mentioned that they are in all essentials similar to those usually adopted in similar contests in Europe and America.
- The Sydney Morning Herald, Wednesday, July 19, 1893.
1. The stakes shall be £25 a side, and the match to be for the championship of Australia.
2. The player who first wins seven games shall be declared the winner of the match.
Drawn games not to count until after five games have been drawn; any game thereafter
drawn to count as half a win to each player.
3. The time limit shall be 15 moves an hour, and time shall be kept by one set
of double stop clocks, which are to be tested by the umpires before the match begins.
4. The days and hours of play shall be Tuesday and Saturday in each week from 6.30pm to 10.45pm.
5. An engagement to play shall be binding, unless reasonable notice and explanation
be given for any postponement required , and failure to give such notice shall be
deemed forfeiture, except in cases of accident or sudden illness. At the time
fixed for play, if either of the players is absent, his clock shall be set
going, except in such cases provided for above.
6. No game shall be adjourned until after four hours' play, except by mutual consent of the players.
7. An adjourned game shall be finished before a new game is started, but either
player may decline to begin a new game after 8.30 p.m.
8. The stakeholder and referee shall be Mr. H. W. Apperly.
9. That Mr. P. M. Scott be umpire for Mr. Crane, and Mr. J. L. Jacobsen umpire
for Mr. Wallace.
10. The games shall be played at Gunsler's Cafe, Pitt-street, Sydney, within a partition
which shall only be accessible to the players, umpires, and referee.
11. Tickets of admission to the match shall be signed by the umpires, and may be
cancelled at any time at the request of the umpire of either player.
12. The spectators shall be requested to keep strict silence, and to refrain from
any applause or signs of disapproval.
13. Neither player shall absent himself from the room during the hours appointed for
play except for a reasonable time, to be agreed upon by the umpires.
14. The player whose turn it is to play shall remain near the board, but his opponent
may move about inside the partition reserved for the players at such distance
from the board as shall be fixed by the umpires.
15. The player whose turn it is to move at the time of adjournment shall enclose
his move in an envelope, which shall be sealed and handed over to the referee; the
move thus made shall be written in ink in words.
16. Either player who shall analyse a pending game by himself over the board, or with
others even without the board, shall forfeit such game.
17. The games of this match shall be governed by the code of laws published in
Lowenthal's book of the London Chess Congress of 1862, with the exception that
if either player repeat the same move three times in succession, then his opponent
may claim a draw.
18. The games played in this match shall be the property of the players.
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