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Louisa Matilda Fagan
L Fagan 
Number of games in database: 3
Years covered: 1897

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(born Jan-09-1850, died Aug-11-1931, 81 years old) Italy (federation/nationality United Kingdom)

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Louisa Matilda Fagan (nee Ballard) was born in Naples, Italy. She was the runner-up behind Mary Rudge in the first international women's chess tournament in London, 1897 with 15.5/19. Sister of William Robert Ballard and married to Joseph George Fagan.

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 page 1 of 1; 3 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Fagan vs G W Richmond 1-0271897LondonC13 French
2. L Fagan vs E M Thorold  1-0311897Ladies International Chess CongressC23 Bishop's Opening
3. M Rudge vs L Fagan 1-0421897Ladies International Chess CongressC50 Giuoco Piano
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Dec-12-05  Karpova: She was from italy and represented her country in the first tournament for women in 1897. she made the second place with 15,5/19
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  zanzibar: <Mrs. L. M. Fagan, the second prize winner, is, like Miss Rudge, of a good chess stock, for she is the daughter of Dr. Ballard, senr., and sister of Dr. Ballard, junr., both well known in chess circles ; the latter specially recognised as a strong and brilliant amateur. Mrs. Fagan was born in Naples, her mother being an Italian lady, and for years Miss Ballard lived in her native country. She early learnt the moves of the game, but devoted herself chiefly to problems. In 1873 she was in Bombay, and contributed several problems to the Westminster Papers, under the nom de flume of ' Deesa.' In 1882 she won the Chess Tournament of the Bombay Gymkhana (Sports Club) ; this was an even tournament, open to all, and Mrs. Fagan was the only lady competitor. For the last twelve years Mrs. Fagan has been out of chess, but the Ladies' Chess Club brought her back to the ranks of active players, and her reputation has rapidly grown since she returned to chess life. Mrs. Fagan is well known outside of chess circles, for she is an active worker in the cause of woman's emancipation, and is a 2 go The British Chess Magazine. prominent worker of the Women's Emancipation Union. She is a woman of broad sympathies and profound convictions, and every movement for the best progress of the race meets with support at her hands. She is hon. lecture secretary of the Somerville Club, and is a member of the Fabian Society.>

BCM v17 (Aug 1897) p289/312

Here's another picture of her, care of Winter/Urcan:

(Other portraits of her are from ACM v2 N4 (Oct 1898) p147/156, and frontpieces of BCM ibid)

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