|Dec-22-04|| ||Benzol: Joesph Henry Blake
Born 3rd February 1859 in Farnborough
Died 11th December 1951 in Kingston-upon-Thames
British correspondence champion in 1922 he also finished 1st= in the 1909 British championship but lost the playoff.
|Aug-01-05|| ||WMD: Won the West of England Congress in 1922, ahead of Maroczy and Kostic.|
|Feb-04-06|| ||chessmaster pro: This guy makes me think of Joseph Henry Blackburne and might have even gotten the chance to play him.|
|Feb-04-06|| ||chessmaster pro: Yes, he did actually play Blackburne and a pretty good game at that 2 bad he lost though.|
|Feb-03-07|| ||BIDMONFA: Joseph Henry Blake|
Blake, Joseph H.
|Aug-31-08|| ||GrahamClayton: WMD,
Blake also finished ahead of Thomas and Yates - not bad for a 63 year old!
|Sep-02-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Source: Andy Soltis "Chess Lists", 2nd edition, McFarland Publishing, 2002|
|Feb-03-10|| ||Marmot PFL: thought this was the guy from MASH|
|Jul-25-10|| ||jbtigerwolf: He won the 1891 British Counties Championship, beating Arthur Skipworth in the play-off.|
Arthur Skipworth then lost all 8 games in the Counties C'ship in 1892!
It's amazing what one can find out by clicking on the names, but I am surprised how Joseph Blake's BCC win is not acknowledged in his bio.
As for Blake winning the England Congress at 63, I would have thought age is a good thing in chess.
|Jul-29-10|| ||GrahamClayton: Blake also won the 1887 Counties Chess Association championship, ahead of players such as Bird, Locock and Pollock.|
|Feb-03-11|| ||Penguincw: R.I.P. <Joseph Henry Blake> . By the way , nice game between Hooke. Game : J Blake vs Hooke, 1891.|
|Apr-06-12|| ||Phony Benoni: The Unknown Champion!
<"It was Mr. J. H. Blake who won the world's tourney of the British Counties Chess Association ... from experts such as Mills, Bird, Thorold, Pollock, MacDonnell and Locock, and as the tourney was open to the world, he should be greeted, according to the arguments of certain editors, as the champion of the world, as we remarked last week. Reductio ab absurdum applies to championships as well as to Euclid's theorems.">
The <Washington Star>, quoted in D.E. Hervey's column in the <Newark Sunday Call>, October 2, 1887.
|Sep-16-12|| ||Karpova: <GrahamClayton: Blake also won the 1887 Counties Chess Association championship, ahead of players such as Bird, Locock and Pollock.>|
Seven participants (Blake, Mills, Bird, Thorold, Pollock, Macdonnel and Locock) and Blake scored 5 points followed by Mills with 4 points while Bird and Thorold shared 3rd place.
From page 17 of teh September 1887 'Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Aug-02-14|| ||sneaky pete: Be kind to Old Joe Blake, Never ever step upon a snake.|
|Sep-20-15|| ||MissScarlett: Not to be confused with James Blake, the American tennis player.|
|Feb-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Colonel Henry Blake.|
|Aug-29-17|| ||Nosnibor: The following game for which Blake was awarded a brilliancy prize is not included in the DB. It was played in the Weston-Super-Mare tournament of 1922 which he won ahead of Maroczy, Kostich,Thomas,Yates and Spencer.He won many other events not stated here. White: Sir G.A.Thomas. Black: J.H.Blake. Ruy Lopez Plycount ?? 1e4,e5.2Nf3,Nc6.3Bg5,a6.4Ba4,Nf6.5Nc3,d6.6o-o,Be-
0Bxf4,exf4.White resigns 0-1|
|Feb-03-19|| ||Nosnibor: He played his last match game against William Winter in the summer of 1951 in an organised match over 104 boards at Kingston Guildhall.In securing a draw with failing eyesight against a former British Champion must rank as some result for a 93 year old!R.I.P.J.H.Blake.|