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1887 Australian Championship
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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)

Round 1/9 Game 1/5
Gossip vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 21 moves, 1-0

Round 1/9 Game 2/5
J G Witton vs D Heiman, 1887 
(C45) Scotch Game, 23 moves, 0-1

Round 1/9 Game 3/5
F K Esling vs W Tullidge, 1887 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 1/9 Game 4/5
G B Hall vs H Charlick, 1887 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Round 1/9 Game 5/5
P Eiffe vs H Hookham, 1887 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Round 2/9 Game 1/5
H Charlick vs P Eiffe, 1887 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 23 moves, 1-0

Round 2/9 Game 2/5
H Hookham vs Gossip, 1887 
(A13) English, 47 moves, 1-0

Round 2/9 Game 3/5
J E Crewe vs F K Esling, 1887 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 0-1

Round 2/9 Game 4/5
D Heiman vs G B Hall, 1887 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1-0

Round 2/9 Game 5/5
W Tullidge vs J G Witton, 1887 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 74 moves, 1-0

Round 3/9 Game 1/5
D Heiman vs H Charlick, 1887 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 19 moves, 0-1

Round 3/9 Game 2/5
F K Esling vs H Hookham, 1887 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 47 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3/9 Game 3/5
Gossip vs P Eiffe, 1887 
(C28) Vienna Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 3/9 Game 4/5
G B Hall vs W Tullidge, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 55 moves, 0-1

Round 3/9 Game 5/5
J G Witton vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(B32) Sicilian, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 4/9 Game 1/5
H Charlick vs Gossip, 1887 
(C00) French Defense, 35 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4/9 Game 2/5
W Tullidge vs D Heiman, 1887 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 46 moves, 0-1

Round 4/9 Game 3/5
P Eiffe vs F K Esling, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 36 moves, 0-1

Round 4/9 Game 4/5
H Hookham vs J G Witton, 1887 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Round 4/9 Game 5/5
J E Crewe vs G B Hall, 1887 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 80 moves, 0-1

Round 5/9 Game 1/5
Gossip vs F K Esling, 1887 
(C80) Ruy Lopez, Open, 43 moves, 1-0

Round 5/9 Game 2/5
H Charlick vs W Tullidge, 1887 
(B20) Sicilian, 70 moves, 1-0

Round 5/9 Game 3/5
G B Hall vs H Hookham, 1887 
(C41) Philidor Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

Round 5/9 Game 4/5
D Heiman vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 5/9 Game 5/5
J G Witton vs P Eiffe, 1887 
(C45) Scotch Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 6/9 Game 1/5
F K Esling vs H Charlick, 1887 
(C22) Center Game, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6/9 Game 2/5
H Hookham vs D Heiman, 1887 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 48 moves, 0-1

Round 6/9 Game 3/5
Gossip vs J G Witton, 1887 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Round 6/9 Game 4/5
P Eiffe vs G B Hall, 1887 
(C02) French, Advance, 50 moves, 0-1

Round 6/9 Game 5/5
J E Crewe vs W Tullidge, 1887 
(D53) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 7/9 Game 1/5
G B Hall vs Gossip, 1887 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 7/9 Game 2/5
P Eiffe vs D Heiman, 1887 
(B30) Sicilian, 63 moves, 1-0

Round 7/9 Game 3/5
J E Crewe vs H Charlick, 1887 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

Round 7/9 Game 4/5
J G Witton vs F K Esling, 1887 
(C38) King's Gambit Accepted, 18 moves, 0-1

Round 7/9 Game 5/5
W Tullidge vs H Hookham, 1887 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 68 moves, 1-0

Round 8/9 Game 1/5
D Heiman vs Gossip, 1887 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Round 8/9 Game 2/5
H Charlick vs J G Witton, 1887 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 1-0

Round 8/9 Game 3/5
F K Esling vs G B Hall, 1887 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 8/9 Game 4/5
W Tullidge vs P Eiffe, 1887 
(C34) King's Gambit Accepted, 16 moves, 1-0

Round 8/9 Game 5/5
H Hookham vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 72 moves, 0-1

Round 9/9 Game 1/5
F K Esling vs D Heiman, 1887 
(C13) French, 44 moves, 1-0

Round 9/9 Game 2/5
H Hookham vs H Charlick, 1887 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9/9 Game 3/5
Gossip vs W Tullidge, 1887 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 69 moves, 1-0

Round 9/9 Game 4/5
G B Hall vs J G Witton, 1887 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 24 moves, 1-0

Round 9/9 Game 5/5
P Eiffe vs J E Crewe, 1887 
(C60) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

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