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Francis J Wallis
Number of games in database: 9
Years covered: 1892 to 1901
Overall record: +1 -7 =1 (16.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(died Oct-09-1924) United Kingdom (federation/nationality Australia)

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Francis (Frank) Joseph Wallis

Obituary in The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 Oct 1924, p 18

Last updated: 2021-08-15 07:35:13

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Tullidge vs F J Wallis 1-0451892NSW v VICC51 Evans Gambit
2. J A Pietzcker vs F J Wallis 1-0341901New South Wales ChampionshipC49 Four Knights
3. W J Miles vs F J Wallis 1-0271901New South Wales ChampionshipA10 English
4. A Wallace vs F J Wallis 0-1361901New South Wales ChampionshipC29 Vienna Gambit
5. L B Lancaster vs F J Wallis 1-0431901New South Wales ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
6. J L Jacobsen vs F J Wallis 1-0431901New South Wales ChampionshipA80 Dutch
7. F J Wallis vs J K Christenson 0-1381901New South Wales ChampionshipC22 Center Game
8. F J Wallis vs G H Foster ½-½731901New South Wales ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
9. F J Wallis vs W H Jonas 0-1581901New South Wales ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
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  MissScarlett: Leeds Mercury Weekly Supplement, June 7th 1902, p.11:

<Mr. W. T. Pierce [in the June 1902 <BCM>] discusses a new variation by Mr. F. J. Wallis, Sydney, of the Evans Gambit. Mr. Wallis belongs to Scarborough, England, but for some years he has been in Sydney, and is rapidly coming to the front as one of the best players in the Sydney Club>.

Aug-22-21  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 Francis J Wallis:-

1st round 8th July lost to John Alexander Pietzcker

2nd round 11th July lost to William John Miles

3rd round 15th July won against Albert Edward Wallace

4th round 18th July lost to Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster

5th round 22nd July lost to Julius Leigh Jacobsen

6th round 25th July lost to John K Christenson

7th round 29th July drew with George H Foster

8th round 1st August lost to William Henry Jonas

9th round 5th August had a bye

10th round 8th August awarded a win against C Mackenzie who forfeited

11th round 12th August had a bye

Final score 2½/9 (+2/=1/-6)

The only game missing from Wallis’s 1901 New South Wales Chess Championship tournament is his 7th round draw with George H Foster.

The correct score for this game has now been located and today submitted to Chessgames for inclusion into the database.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.29"]
[Round "7.2"]
[White "Francis J Wallis"]
[Black "George H Foster"]
[ECO "D02"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "145"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Sydney Morning Herald 12th August 1901 page 9"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Bf5 3. e3 e6 4. c4 Nf6 5. Be2 c6 6. O-O Be7 7. Nc3 dxc4 8. a4 Nbd7 9. Nd2 Nb6 10. e4 Bg6 11. e5 Nfd5 12. Nxc4 Nxc4 13. Bxc4 O-O 14. Ne2 Nb6 15. Ba2 Be4 16. Ng3 Bg6 17. Be3 Re8 18. Qg4 Nxa4 19. Bxe6 Bf8 20. Bxf7+ Bxf7 21. Rxa4 Re6 22. f4 Rg6 23. Qd1 Qb6 24. Qd2 Bb3 25. Raa1 Bb4 26. Qf2 Bd5 27. f5 Rg4 28. Qe2 Rh4 29. Rfc1 Qd8 30. Nh5 Be7 31. Nf4 Bg5 32. Nxd5 cxd5 33. Bxg5 Qxg5 34. Qd3 Qf4 35. g3 Qxd4+ 36. Qxd4 Rxd4 37. e6 Rd2 38. Rxa7 Rb8 39. Rxb7 Ra8 40. b4 h6 41. e7 Kf7 42. Re1 Ke8 43. b5 d4 44. b6 Rb2 45. g4 d3 46. Ra7 Rb8 47. Rd1 d2 48. b7 Kxe7 49. Kf2 Kf6 50. Ke3 Kg5 51. Rxd2 Re8+ 52. Kd3 Rd8+ 53. Ke3 Rbxd2 54. b8=Q Re2+ 55. Kf3 Rxb8 56. Rxg7+ Kf6 57. Rg6+ Kf7 58. Kxe2 Rb2+ 59. Kf3 Rxh2 60. Re6 Rh3+ 61. Kf4 Rh1 62. Re4 Kf6 63. Kg3 Kf7 64. Re3 Kf6 65. Kg2 Rh4 66. Re6+ Kf7 67. Rg6 Kf8 68. Kg3 Rh1 69. g5 Rg1+ 70. Kf4 hxg5+ 71. Rxg5 Rxg5 72. Kxg5 Kg7 73. Kf4 ½-½

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