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William John Miles
  
Number of games in database: 10
Years covered: 1901 to 1904
Overall record: +5 -5 =0 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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WILLIAM JOHN MILES
(born Aug-27-1871, died Jan-10-1942, 70 years old) Australia

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He represented New South Wales at chess, was honorary treasurer of the Shakespeare Society of New South Wales, and a systematic but unsuccessful punter who rarely missed a Randwick race meeting.(1)

(1) http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mil... from Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10, (MUP), 1986

Last updated: 2016-08-03 04:39:59

 page 1 of 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W J Miles vs J L Jacobsen 0-1331901New South Wales ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
2. W J Miles vs F J Wallis 1-0271901New South Wales ChampionshipA10 English
3. W J Miles vs G H Foster 1-0321901New South Wales ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
4. W H Jonas vs W J Miles 1-0311901New South Wales ChampionshipB35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
5. C Mackenzie vs W J Miles 0-1301901New South Wales ChampionshipD04 Queen's Pawn Game
6. J A Pietzcker vs W J Miles 1-0511901New South Wales ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
7. J K Christenson vs W J Miles 0-1281901New South Wales ChampionshipD24 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. W J Miles vs A Wallace 0-1251901New South Wales ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. W J Miles vs L B Lancaster 1-0421901New South Wales ChampionshipA13 English
10. S F James vs W J Miles 1-0311904corrA83 Dutch, Staunton Gambit
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-03-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: William John Miles was a regular participant for NSW in their telegraph matches at the turn of the 20th century:

1897 - v Queensland, Board 10
1898 - v Victoria, Board 7
1899 - v Victoria, Board 8
1899 - v Queensland, Board 4
1900 - v Victoria, Board 8
1901 - v Queensland, Board 3
1902 - v Victoria, Board 4

Miles finished 6th in the 1901 NSW Championship with 5 points, and this was his only participation in the State championship tournament.

I am currently reading David Bird's book "Nazi Dreamtime - Australian Enthusiasts for Hitler's Germany", which has very detailed coverage of Miles's political views and activities in Australia before and during WW2.

His daughter Beatrice "Bea" Miles was well known as one of the great eccentric characters in Sydney in the middle part of the twentieth century:

http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/mil...

May-16-21  optimal play: <Miles finished 6th in the 1901 NSW Championship with 5 points, and this was his only participation in the State championship tournament.>

Equal 4th actually.

5 points is correct, out of 9

<<<<<<THE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP [OF NEW SOUTH WALES]>

Won by Jacobsen>

SYDNEY, Wednesday>

The championship chess tournament concluded last night and was won by Jacobsen.>

The result of the tourney was:- Jacobsen, first; Wallace and Jonas divided second and third; Miles, Foster, and Lancaster divided fourth, fifth, and sixth; Christenson, seventh; Pietzcker eighth; Wallace, ninth; and Mackenzie tenth.>

- Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), Wednesday 14 August 1901, page 2>

Aug-05-21  optimal play: <<<<<The Chess Championship of New South Wales>

Under the auspices of the N.S.W.C.A this tourney excited great enthusiasm, was reported daily in the press and was altogether an unqualified success.>

Mr Jacobsen was first,

Messrs Wallace and Jonas tied for second,

Messrs Foster, <Miles>, and Dr Lancaster for fourth,

Mr Christenson was seventh,

Mr Pietzcker eighth,

Mr Wallis ninth,

and Mr Mackenzie, who practically withdrew, was tenth.>

The first prize was 20 guineas, presented by Mr Robert Smith, the second £10 10s, the third £5 5s and the fourth £3 3s.>

- Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 28 December 1901, page 4>

1901 New South Wales Chess Championship

Results for William John Miles:-

1st round 8th July lost to Julius Leigh Jacobsen

2nd round 11th July won against Francis J Wallis

3rd round 15th July won against George H Foster

4th round 18th July lost to William Henry Jonas

5th round 22nd July had a bye

6th round 25th July won against C Mackenzie

7th round 29th July had a bye

8th round 1st August lost to John Alexander Pietzcker

9th round 5th August won against John K Christenson

10th round 8th August lost to Albert Edward Wallace

11th round 12th August won against Llewellyn Bently Lancaster

Final score 5/9 (+5/=0/-4)

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