Number of games in database: 11
Years covered: 1939 to 1947
Overall record: +4 -6 =1 (40.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
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(born Jan-18-1899, died Apr-06-1986, 87 years old) Canada
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|Having learned the game only two years prior, Toronto resident Annabelle Lougheed was a Women's World Championship Challenger in 1939. She married Bernard Freedman (a founder of the Canadian chess federation) in 1948.|
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|Sep-19-10|| ||GrahamClayton: In the late 1980's the University of British Columbia created a scholarship worth $1,000 in honour of Lougheed Freeman (1899-1986).|
|Jan-09-14|| ||FSR: One hopes that she did other things better than she played chess.|
|Jan-09-14|| ||Karpova: Annabelle Lougheed of Toronto was the 1st Canadian to compete for the World Chess Championship, when she participated in 1939 WCh Tournament. |
It's not clear why she was chosen as a representative, but this may have been connected to the founder of the Canadian Chess Federation - Bernard Freedman - whom she got married to in 1948.
She had only learned to play chess two years previous, as the 'Toronto Star' reports. Unsurprisingly, she came in last out of 20, with +1 -16 =2.
The 'Montreal Gazette', 21 October 1939, is quoted as saying that, during the tournament she <[...] improved to such an extent that Yanofsky believes her openings now are as good as those of any class “A” player. Miss Lougheed took lessons from an Argentine professional as well as competing four hours a day in the women’s division.>
Stephen Wright, 'Women's Chess in Canada', Link: http://www3.telus.net/public/swrigh...
|Jan-10-14|| ||FSR: Her opening in A Lougheed-Freedman vs Menchik, 1939 was not so impressive. It's sad that in those days near-beginners played in the invitational Women's World Championship so they could get their openings - not their middlegames or endings, mind you - up to 1800 level. No wonder Alekhine said that it was absurd to make Vera Menchik play against such players in order to become Women's World Champion.|
|Jan-10-14|| ||FSR: <Karpova> Thanks for linking to that very interesting article. It goes a long way toward explaining why women's chess was in such a sorry state. Incidentally, the article links to the crosstable of the tournament here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women...|
|Oct-23-14|| ||ljfyffe: Born in Clarksburg, Ontario.|
|Oct-23-14|| ||ljfyffe: As <Karpova> notes her name is Lougheed when she played; she gave up serious chess when she got married.|
|Oct-24-14|| ||TheFocus: Didn't Edgar write a poem about her?|
|Oct-24-14|| ||ljfyffe: <TheFocus> He was a-ravin' about her.|
|Jan-18-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Annabelle.|
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