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  1. 16th Chess Olympiad: Tel Aviv 1964
    *under construction*

    Australia's first chess olympiad!

    [Australian games only]

    AUSTRALIANS FOR CHESS OLYMPIAD

    For the first time Australia will be represented in a top international chess competition after a team leaves on October 31 for the 16th World Chess Olympiad in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    The competition will take place between November 3 and 23.

    The Australian team of six players will be led by the captain and manager, Garry Koshnitsky.

    Mr. Koshnitsky is Australian chess master and several times Australian champion.

    Other members of the team are: John Hanks, Australian master and a leading Victorian player; W. Geus, Victorian champion; Phil Viner, N.S.W. country champion, and two Sydney teenage chess champions, Max Fuller and Trevor Hay.

    The 19-year-old Max Fuller, a former Australian junior champion, is City of Sydney champion, and Trevor Hay, also 19 and another former Australian junior champion, is the only Sydney player who beat the Russian grandmaster, Alexander Kotov on his recent Australian tour.

    Israel will be the host to 48 countries, including Russia, the strongest team in the world.

    U.S.A. is expected to be a strong challenger, as its team includes the "world genius of chess", Bobby Fischer.

    Contributions from numerous chess supporters from all parts of Australia have helped pay costs.

    Substantial help has also been provided by Israel as host nation.

    - The Canberra Times (ACT) issue Friday 30 October 1964

    9 games, 1964

  2. 1868 Adelaide Chess Club vs Melbourne Chess Club
    The Chess Match between the Adelaide and Melbourne Clubs will be commenced at 8 o'clock this evening. The game will be played by telegraph, wires having been set apart for the purpose, and every facility offered by the authorities in each colony.

    The Adelaide men have been allowed the Exchange to play in, and the Melbourne men have a room in the telegraph office made over to them. Duplicate boards will be placed in the Exchange for the benefit of members of the Club and the public, on which the moves made at the boards of the seven players will be repeated.

    The Melbourne Club will be represented by Messrs. A. Burns, W. Tullidge, L. Ellis, S. W. Sedgfield, P. D. Phillips, A. G. McCombe, and L. Goldsmith; the Adelaide Club by Messrs. R B. Hale, W. J. Fullarton, J. Mann, W. D. Scott, R. M. Steele, H. T. Thwaites, and H. Charlick.

    The members of the Club and the public are invited to be present.

    [The South Australian Advertiser (Adelaide, SA) issue Monday 21 September 1868]

    Board 1
    Goldsmith (Melbourne) v Steele (Adelaide) 0-1

    Board 2
    Mann (Adelaide) v Sedgefield (Melbourne) 0-1

    Board 3
    Tullidge (Melbourne) v Scott (Adelaide) 1-0

    Board 4
    Charlick (Adelaide) v Ellis (Melbourne) 0-1

    Board 5
    Phillips (Melbourne) v Fullarton (Adelaide) 1/2-1/2

    Board 6
    Hale (Adelaide) v Burns (Melbourne) 0-1

    Board 7
    McCombe (Melbourne) v Thwaites (Adelaide) 1-0

    Match Result:-
    Melbourne 5½
    Adelaide 1½

    7 games, 1868

  3. 1870 New South Wales vs Victoria
    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH.

    A chess match between representatives chosen from the chess clubs of New South Wales and Victoria, by means of the telegraph, came off on the 9th of November.

    The following gentlemen were the players : —

    Board 1. Mr Hollander (NSW) vs Mr Goldsmith (Vic) Board 2. Mr McRae (NSW) vs Mr Phillips (Vic) Board 3. Mr Heydon (NSW) vs Mr Burns (Vic)
    Board 4. Mr Smith (NSW) vs Mr Baynes (Vic)
    Board 5. Mr Ryan (NSW) vs Mr Sedgefield (Vic) Board 6. Mr Russell (NSW) vs Mr Stanley (Vic) Board 7. Mr Pendrill (NSW) vs Mr Fisher (Vic)

    [Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Monday 5 December 1870]

    The result of the match was that Victoria scored games 1, 2 and 3 ; New South Wales scored game No. 4. Games Nos. 5 and 6 were drawn, and No. 7 terminated in a dispute, which it has been agreed to refer to Judge Francis.

    [Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 12 November 1870]

    7 games, 1870

  4. 1871 New South Wales vs South Australia
    CHESS MATCH BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.

    NEW SOUTH WALES V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    THE long-pending match by electric telegraph between the chess amateurs of New South Wales and those of South Australia, and which has excited a large share of interest in colonial chess circles for several months past, was commenced on Wednesday, the 24th instant, the Queen's Birthday.

    By the rules under which the match was played, and which have appeared in our columns, each colony was represented by a team of seven players, each pair of players having to play a separate game.

    The New South Wales men were - Rev. J. Pendrill and Messrs. F. J. Gibbes, C. G. Heydon, John M'Rae, Mark Russell, Thomas I. Ryan, and Robert Smith, with Messrs. James Buckland and William Crane, junior, as emergency men.

    The South Australian players were Messrs. A. H. Beyer, W. J. Fullarton, R. B. Hale, John Mann, W. D. Scott, R. M. Steele, junior, and S. Tyrrell. Mr. H. J. Thwaites had been selected as one of the Adelaide champions, but was compelled to withdraw through ill-health, and his place was taken by Mr. Hale.

    The South Australians were ably represented in Sydney by P. B. Walker, Esq., the honorary secretary of the Darlinghurst Chess Association, and assistant-superintendent of telegraphs ; whilst the same kind office was performed in Adelaide for the players of this colony by Charles Todd, Esq., President of the Adelaide Chess Club and Postmaster-General for the colony of South Australia.

    The telegraphing of the moves - at all times a trying and difficult task - was in the present match rendered especially so, in consequence of the unsettled state of the weather throughout the colony, and the enormous length of wire through which it was necessary to transmit the moves.

    It was calculated that each move travelled 1500 miles; and had to be repeated, thus making a total distance of 3000 miles.

    The moves were telegraphed at the Sydney office, by Mr. W. Wilson, the senior operator, and with such accuracy and success that we believe not a single error occurred throughout the whole day at the Sydney end.

    Our players assembled shortly after 10 a.m., and were paired by lot as follows :-

    Board No.1 Gibbes v. Steele

    Board No.2 Pendrill v. Mann

    Board No.3 Smith v. Fullarton

    Board No.4 Heydon v. Hale

    Board No.5 Russell v. Scott

    Board No.6 M'Rae v. Beyer

    Board No.7 Ryan v. Tyrrell

    Sydney had first move at boards 1, 3, and 5 ; Adelaide having the move at the other boards.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 27 May 1871

    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH.

    BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.

    NEW SOUTH WALES V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    THIS highly-interesting match was resumed shortly before 7 p.m. on Friday, the 2nd instant, and brought to a conclusion at a quarter-past 6 o'clock on Saturday morning.

    The final result of the match was as follows :

    BOARD 1) F. J. Gibbes (Sydney) won of R. M. Steele (Adelaide)

    BOARD 2) Rev. J. Pendrill (Sydney) won of John Mann (Adelaide)

    BOARD 3) R. Smith (Sydney) drew with W. J. Fullarton suc. by Steele (Adelaide)

    BOARD 4) C. G. Heydon (Sydney) won of Hale (Adelaide)

    BOARD 5) M. Russell (Sydney) won of W. D. Scott (Adelaide)

    BOARD 6) J. M'Rae (Sydney) lost to A. H. Beyer (Adelaide)

    BOARD 7) T. I. Ryan (Sydney) won of S. Tyrrell (Adelaide)

    New South Wales thus scoring five games, South Australia one, and one being drawn.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 10 June 1871

    7 games, 1871

  5. 1871 New South Wales vs Victoria
    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH

    NEW SOUTH WALES V. VICTORIA

    [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.]

    THIS interesting trial of skill between the chess amateurs of the two leading Colonies commenced shortly after noon, on Thursday, the 9th instant, the anniversary of the Prince of Wales birthday, and was brought to a conclusion at half-past 1 a.m. on Friday.

    The New South Wales players being Messrs. Crane, Gibbs, Heydon, M'Rea, Russell, Smith, and Wallach ; their Victorîan opponents being Messrs. Burns, Fisher, Goldsmith, Phillips, Sedgefield, Stanley, and Stephen.

    F. H. Dangar, Esq., of Sydney, acted as Victorian representative at this end, whilst the same office on behalf of New South Wales was performed by R. K. Hammond, Esq., of Melbourne.

    The duty of recording the time in Sydney was entrusted to Mr. J. M. Smith, of George-street, watchmaker, who provided stop-watches for the occasion.

    The match resulted in favour of the Victorian amateurs, who scored 3 games to their opponent's 1. The 3 remaining games being drawn.

    The following list shows the pairing of the players and the results of their respective games :-

    Board 1. Crane (NSW) drew with Phillips (Vic)
    Board 2. Smith (NSW) lost to Sedgefield (Vic)
    Board 3. Gibbes (NSW) drew with Stephen (Vic)
    Board 4. Wallach (NSW) lost to Burns (Vic)
    Board 5. Russell (NSW) lost to Goldsmith (Vic)
    Board 6. M'Rae (NSW) won of Stanley (Vic)
    Board 7. Heydon (NSW) drew with Fisher (Vic)

    - Empire (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 11 November 1871

    7 games, 1871

  6. 1872 New South Wales vs Queensland
    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH

    NEW SOUTH WALES VERSUS QUEENSLAND

    This interesting contest was commenced on Monday [1st January]

    The players assembled at the Telegraph Office shortly after 10 o'clock, but play did not commence until 11 o'clock.

    Unfortunately, after a few moves had been telegraphed on each side, the players were informed of the unwelcome news that the line was interrupted, and play was not resumed until 2:30 pm after which it was continued until 6 pm, when, according to agreement, the players adjourned for refreshment.

    They again assembled at the Telegraph Office at 7:30 pm, but owing to a severe thunderstorm at Murrurundi no further progress could be made with the match, therefore at 9 o'clock the players dispersed.

    - The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser (NSW) issue Saturday 6 January 1872

    Chess by Telegraph,—

    The telegraphic match between Sydney and Brisbane commenced on New Year's Day, but little progress was made.

    On the 3rd January play was resumed, and all the games were finished except one; New South Wales scoring 3, losing 1 and drawing 2.

    - South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA) issue Monday 15 January 1872

    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH.

    QUEENSLAND V NEW SOUTH WALES,

    [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.]

    THE Fourth Intercolonial Chess Match, played under the auspices of the Chess Association of New South Wales, was commenced on New Year's Day, at the Electric Telegraph Office, Sydney.

    The match was played between seven representatives of New South Wales and an equal number of champions on behalf of Queensland, under similar rules to the last Victorian match, except that the time was extended to two hours for twenty instead of thirty moves.

    The players selected to do battle on behalf of New South Wales were Messrs. V. Brown, W. Crane, jun., F. J. Gibbes, C. G. Heydon, Thomas Lea, John M'Rae, and R. Smith; whilst Queensland was championed by Messrs. Adams, Bourne. F. O. Darvall, E. Deighton, Dixon, and J. F. Schofield. [& Francis]

    Mr. Charles S. Mein of Brisbane, acted as representative of this colony, the arduous duties belonging to which office he discharged with great satisfaction and zeal.

    Mr. Julius Lippman of Sydney, acted in a similar responsible position on behalf of the younger colony, and from his strict though courteous attention to the interests of the colony which he represented, contributed in no small measure to the pleasure arising from the contest.

    Mr. Wallach acted as timekeeper, and assistant representative.

    On drawing for opponents, the players found them selves matched as follows :

    NEW SOUTH WALES v QUEENSLAND;

    Board No.1, Mr. T. Lea v Mr. Francis
    Board No.2, Mr. W. Crane, junr v Mr. Schofield
    Board No.3, Mr. V. Brown v Mr. E. Deighton
    Board No.4, Mr. F. Gibbes v Mr. F. O. Darvall
    Board No.5, Mr. C. G. Heydon v Mr. Bourne
    Board No.6, Mr. J. M'Rae v Mr. Dixon
    Board No.7, Mr. R. Smith v Mr. Adams

    Owing to the disturbed state of the weather on the day of the match but little progress was made with the games. Play was, however, resumed at all the boards, except No. 1, on Wednesday night at about half past seven.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW) issue Saturday 6 January 1872

    The players were paired as under : -

    Board No 1
    New South Wales, Mr Thomas Lea (black)
    Queensland, Mr Francis (white)
    1/2-1/2
    [This game was not finished as Mr Francis was unable to continue the game; no known gamescore exists]

    Board No 2
    New South Wales, Mr W. Crane jun (white)
    Queensland, Mr J. B. Schofield (black)
    1/2-1/2 27 moves

    Board No 3
    New South Wales, Mr V Brown (black)
    Queensland, Mr E Deighton (white)
    0-1 31 moves

    Board No 4
    New South Wales, Mr T Gibbes (white)
    Queensland, Mr F O Darvall (black)
    1/2-1/2 40 moves

    Board No 5
    New South Wales, Mr C G Heydon (black)
    Queensland, Mr J O Bourne (white)
    0-1 38 moves

    Board No 6
    New South Wales, Mr J McRae (white)
    Queensland, Mr Dixon (black)
    1-0 32 moves

    Board No 7
    New South Wales, Mr R Smith (black)
    Queensland, Mr R E Adams (white)
    1-0 42 moves

    Final score:- NSW 4 ½ def QLD 2 ½

    6 games, 1872

  7. 1872 New South Wales vs South Australia
    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH. [BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.]

    NEW SOUTH WALES V. SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

    THE return match between seven representatives of this colony [NSW] and an equal number of South Australian champions, was played last Friday, and resulted in another victory for New South Wales.

    Mr. J. M'Rae had the honour of scoring the first victory; Messrs. R. Smith and W. Crane, junior, also succeeded in winning; Messr. P. B. Walker, F. Gibbes and T. J. Ryan drew their games. Mr. Heydon lost his game by an over-sight, after having refused a draw only a few moves previously.

    Mr. V. Brown acted as representative for South Australia, and Mr. W. J. Cunningham performed the same kind office for New South Wales in Adelaide; Mr. J. W. Ewer acted as deputy representative; Mr. Wallach performed the duty of time-keeper, while Mr. M. Russell assisted in carrying out the arrangements during the progress of the match. Messrs. Wilson and Lee, of the Telegraph department, telegraphed the moves with great accuracy, and in a manner highly creditable to the department.

    The following is the result of the pairing of the players:

    Mr. J. M'Rae [NSW] won of Mr. Hindmarsh [SA]

    Mr. R. Smith [NSW] won of Mr. Fullarton [SA]

    Mr. W. Crane, jun. [NSW] won of Mr. Thwaites [SA]

    Mr. P. B. Walker [NSW] drew agst Mr. Mann [SA]

    Mr. T. J. Ryan [NSW] drew agst Mr. Steel [SA]

    Mr. F. Gibbes [NSW] drew agst Mr. Tyrrell [SA]

    Mr. C. G. Heydon [NSW] lost to Mr. Beyer [SA]

    The New South Wales players thus winning by a majority of two games.

    - Empire (Sydney, NSW) issue Monday 27 May 1872 page 2

    7 games, 1872

  8. 1872 New South Wales vs Victoria
    *under construction*

    INTERCOLONIAL CHESS MATCH.

    VICTORIA. V. NEW SOUTH WALES.

    The third of these annual contests between the colonies was played by telegraph on Saturday last. On assembling at the Telegraph offices, the combatants were paired by lot as follows:-

    Board 1) Crane (NSW) vs Connell (Vic)

    Board 2) Fisher (NSW) vs L. S. Phillips (Vic)

    Board 3) Gibbes (NSW) vs Sedgefield (Vic)

    Board 4) Ryan (NSW) vs R. Stephen (Vic)

    Board 5) Heydon (NSW) vs Stanley (Vic)

    Board 6) McCrae (NSW) vs L. Goldsmith (Vic)

    Board 7) Smith (NSW) vs Burns (Vic)

    Victoria having won the toss, took first move at the odd numbers, and New South Wales at the even.

    7 games, 1872

  9. 1873 Fisher-Smith Match
    MATCH - SMITH V FISHER

    We have the pleasure of informing our readers that Mr. Smith has accepted Mr. Fisher's challenge to play a short match, to be decided in favour of the winner of the first seven games.

    The contest is to be played at Woollahra, under the Praxis rules, and with a time limit of seventeen moves per hour.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 20 September 1873 page 20

    The match between Messrs. Fisher and Smith was commenced on the 17th instant ([i.e. on the 17th September 1873]) at the residence of the latter.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 27 September 1873 page 21

    The match between these players has been decided in favour of Mr. Fisher, the final score being - Fisher, 7 ; Smith, 5 ; drawn, 0.

    The games in this struggle are beyond question the finest played in the colony, and they form a valuable addition to colonial chess literature.

    - Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW) issue Saturday 1 November 1873 page 21

    12 games, 1873

  10. 1873 New South Wales vs Victoria
    *under construction*

    Board 1
    Goldsmith, Louis (Vic) vs Gibbes, Frederick J (NSW) 1-0

    Board 2
    Fisher, Charles Marshall (NSW) vs Stephen, William R (Vic) 1-0

    Board 3
    Heap, H. (Vic) vs Crane, William (NSW) 0-1

    Board 4
    Smith, Robert (NSW) vs Sedgefield, Sedgefield Wyatt (Vic) 0-1

    Board 5
    Burns, Andrew (Vic) vs Ryan, Thomas Isaac (NSW) 1-0

    Board 6
    Heydon, Charles Gilbert (NSW) vs Stanley, John Shaw (Vic) 1/2-1/2

    Board 7
    Phillips, Lewis Samuel (Vic) vs Walker, Phillip Billingsley (NSW) 1-0

    Our illustration represents the appearance of the Telegraph Office on the occasion of the last match, which took place on the 10th November 1873

    http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/pag...

    Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne, Vic.) issue Thursday 4 December 1873 page 193

    The match ended in a decided victory for Victoria, the score being:- Victoria, 4 ; New South Wales, 2 ; drawn, 1

    7 games, 1873

  11. 1875 Goldsmith-Fisher Match
    MATCH BETWEEN MESSRS GOLDSMITH (MELBOURNE) AND FISHER (SYDNEY)

    Mr. C. M. Fisher has arranged a match with one of the crack Victorian players.

    Through Mr. P. D. Phillips, the president of the club, Mr. Fisher sent a challenge to play a set match with the strongest Melbourne player.

    The gauntlet thrown down was promptly taken up by Mr. L. Goldsmith, the holder of the Challenge Cup, who may, perhaps, be considered the champion of the colony.

    The terms are as follows:-

    The player who first wins five games to receive the stakes, £20 a side. Play to commence Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and to be continued every day, except Saturday and Sunday, at the same hour, until the match is finished.

    One game to be played at each sitting, with a time limit.

    Each player being required to make thirty moves in two hours.

    Mr. Fisher was strongly opposed to playing for money, we are informed, but his opponent would not consent to meet him unless the substantial stake mentioned in the conditions above was attached to the honour of victory.

    ***

    For some time past, an exciting chess contest has been carried on at the Melbourne Club between Mr. C. M. Fisher of Sydney and Mr. L. Goldsmith, the well-known Melbourne cricketer.

    The match, which was for £20 a side, was to be decided in favour of the winner by the first five games.

    The Sydney man carried off the laurels of victory after a tough fight, as the subjoined score will show:-

    Mr. Fisher won five games, lost four; Mr. Goldsmith won four games, lost five; Three games were drawn.

    - The Singleton Argus and Upper Hunter General Advocate (NSW) issue Saturday 13 February 1875

    Place: Melbourne
    Start date: 25 Jan. 1875
    End date: 9 Feb. 1875

    Results
    Fisher, Charles 6.5 / 12
    Goldsmith, Louis 5.5 / 12

    Match Score

    Fisher

    0-0-1-1-0-0-1-½-½-½-1-1 (6 ½ / 12)

    Goldsmith

    1-1-0-0-1-1-0-½-½-½-0-0 (5 ½ / 12)

    running total

    Fisher

    0-0-1-2-2-2-3-3½-4-4½-5½-6½

    Goldsmith

    1-2-2-2-3-4-4-4½-5-5½-5½-5½

    12 games, 1875

  12. 1876 New South Wales vs Victoria
    *under construction*

    CHESS NEWS.
    INTERCOLONIAL MATCH.
    VICTORIA V. NEW SOUTH WALES
    The players were paired by lot as follows:-
    Board No. 1 Crane (N.S.W.) Goldsmith (Victoria)
    Board No. 2 Heydon (N.S.W.) Fleming (Victoria)
    Board No. 3 Spencer (N.S.W.) Connell (Victoria)
    Board No. 4 Fisher (N.S.W.) Burns (Victoria)
    Board No. 5 Ryan (N.S.W.) Sedgefield (Victoria)
    Board No. 6 Smith (N.S.W.) Stephen (Victoria)
    Board No. 7 Frean (N.S.W.) Stanley (Victoria)

    1 game, 1876

  13. 1887 Australian Championship
    THE JUBILEE CHESS CONGRESS.

    The entries for this important event to the chess world of Australia closed in Adelaide on the 10th inst., with 10 nominations for the major tournament, and the same number for the local or minor tournament. The majority of the competitors in this event will secure prizes, as these are seven in number. Although in the major tournament a larger number of competitors was hoped for, the committee may be congratulated on the success of their efforts in bringing together the best chess players in the Australian colonies, New South Wales, Victoria, New Zealand, and South Australia being represented.

    For the first prize, carrying with it the championship of Australia, Mr, Charlick's chance is most esteemed here, and his zeal and services for many years to the cause of chess render him worthy of it. The play of Mr. Esling (the Victorian crack, as the papers here have christened him) is highly thought of, and Messrs, Gossip and Heiman are next in favor. The last-named gentleman has been playing remarkably well of late, and will be very dangerous. It was not to be expected that all the finest players in the colonies would find it possible to take part in the tournament, but the absence of Messrs, Chamier, Crane, and Russell, of New South Wales, and Messrs, Fisher, Burns, and Stanley, of Victoria, so well-known in intercolonial contests, is much regretted, although it is to be hoped that the competitors will not allow this feeling to influence them to the extent of injuriously affecting the play. Messrs, Heiman, Gossip, and Tullidge have already arrived from their respective colonies, and the rest of the Victorian contingent are expected on Monday.

    All the arrangements for play, which commences on Wednesday next, are completed. A large room has been secured in the town-hall, which, however, has this drawback, that it is not well lighted in the day-time. The Governor, Sir William Robinson, will open the proceedings by making the first move at board No, 1.- Argus.

    - Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA) issue Saturday 20 August 1887

    The tournament was completed on 26th August and the final results were as follows:-

    Henry Charlick
    1 1 1 = 1 = 1 1 = [+6 =3 -0] (7.5 / 9)
    Frederick Karl Esling
    1 1 = 1 0 = 1 1 1 [+6 =2 -1] (7.0 / 9)
    George Hatfeild Gossip
    1 0 1 = 1 1 1 0 1 [+6 =1 -2] (6.5 / 9)
    David Heiman
    1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 [+6 =0 -3] (6.0 / 9)
    George B Hall
    0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 [+4 =0 -5] (4.0 / 9)
    William Tullidge
    0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 [+4 =0 -5] (4.0 / 9)
    Henry Hookham
    0 1 = 1 0 0 0 0 = [+2 =2 -5] (3.0 / 9)
    John E Crewe
    0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 [+3 =0 -6] (3.0 / 9)
    Joseph George Witton
    0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 [+2 =0 -7] (2.0 / 9)
    Patrick Eiffe
    1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 [+2 =0 -7] (2.0 / 9)

    45 games, 1887

  14. 1888 Australian Championship
    CENTENNIAL CRESS CONGRESS.
    [By Telegraph] (FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)
    MELBOURNE, Friday.
    A large meeting of members of the Melbourne and Victorian chess clubs met at the Thistle Café to-night to welcome the players from the adjacent colonies, and also from Ballarat and Warrnambool, who have come to take part in the Major tourney of the Centennial Chess Congress.

    In consequence of the smallness of the entry, there being only eight in the competition for the Major Tournament for four prizes and the championship of Australia, the committee have resolved to avail themselves of their right to modify the rule in reference to drawn games counting half to each player. They had decided that in case of drawn games the players should be required to play another game, the result of the second game to determine the result of the round.

    Eight competitors then drew, the result being as follows :

    First Round. Higgs v. Stanley, Charlick v. Tullidge, Hay v. Lampe, Brocklebank v. Crane.

    Second Round. Tullidge v. Higgs, Lampe v. Charlick, Crane v. Hay, Stanley v. Brocklebank.

    Third Round. Higgs v. Lampe, Charlick v. Crane, Hay v. Stanley, Brocklebank v. Tullidge.

    Fourth Round. Crane v. Higgs, Stanley v. Charlick, Tullidge v. Hay, Lampe v. Brocklebank.

    Fifth Round. Higgs v. Charlick, Hay v. Brocklebank, Crane v. Stanley, Tullidge v. Lampe.

    Sixth Round. Brocklebank v. Higgs, Charlick v. Hay, Lampe v. Crane, Stanley v. Tullidge.

    Seventh Round. Higgs v. Hay, Crane v. Tullidge, Brocklebank v. Charlick, Lampe v. Stanley.

    - The Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 13 October 1888

    The final results were as follows:-

    Charlick, Henry
    1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 [+5 =2 -0] (6.0 / 7)

    Crane, William
    1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½ [+5 =2 -0] (6.0 / 7)

    Tullidge, William
    0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ [+5 =1 -1] (5.5 / 7)

    Brocklebank, Charles
    0 1 0 1 1 1 0 [+4 =0 -3] (4.0 / 7)

    Stanley, John
    1 0 1 ½ 0 0 1 [+3 =1 -3] (3.5 / 7)

    Lampe, Phillip
    1 0 1 0 0 0 0 [+2 =0 -5] (2.0 / 7)

    Higgs, James
    0 0 0 0 0 0 1 [+1 =0 -6] (1.0 / 7)

    Hay, David
    0 0 0 0 0 0 0 [+0 =0 -7] (0.0 / 7)

    (The three draws were replayed; with all three games again ending in draws).

    Charlick and Crane went into a playoff match to decide the Championship.

    Crane won the title by 2 ½ to 1 ½

    35 games, 1888

  15. 1891 Victorian Championship
    *under construction*

    (+11/=00/-00) Esling
    (+08/=00/-03) Brockelbank
    (+07/=00/-04) Witton
    (+07/=00/-04) Hodgson
    (+06/=00/-05) Baynes
    (+06/=00/-05) Haviland
    (+04/=02/-05) Loughran
    (+04/=01/-06) Wood
    (+04/=00/-07) Butler
    (+03/=01/-07) Quiroga
    (+03/=00/-08) Lilly
    (+01/=00/-10) Hemmy

    21 games, 1891

  16. 1892 New South Wales vs Victoria
    *under construction*
    9 games, 1892

  17. 1896 Queensland Championship
    Henry Wellsteed Apperly vs Alexander C Palmer

    The match is for the winner of the first seven games to be declared victor, all draws counting half games, the time limit being seventeen moves per hour.

    - The Brisbane Courier (Qld.) issue Friday 9 October 1896 page 4

    The full match score was as follows:-

    0-0-0-1-1-½-1-½-1-0-1-0-1 (+6 =2 -5) 7/13 Apperly

    1-1-1-0-0-½-0-½-0-1-0-1-0 (+5 =2 -6) 6/13 Palmer


    13 games, 1896

  18. 1897 Jacobsen-Crane Match
    *under construction*
    4 games, 1897

  19. 1897 Queensland Championship
    *under construction*
    7 games, 1897

  20. 18th Chess Olympiad: Lugano 1968
    *under construction*

    Australian games only

    12 games, 1968

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