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Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster
Number of games in database: 8
Years covered: 1901
Overall record: +3 -3 =2 (50.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Jun-24-1871, died Dec-06-1921, 50 years old) Australia

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Last updated: 2021-06-27 10:44:15

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Wallace vs L B Lancaster 0-1341901New South Wales ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
2. L B Lancaster vs J K Christenson 0-1501901New South Wales ChampionshipD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. L B Lancaster vs J L Jacobsen 0-1351901New South Wales ChampionshipD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. L B Lancaster vs F J Wallis 1-0431901New South Wales ChampionshipD08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
5. L B Lancaster vs G H Foster ½-½531901New South Wales ChampionshipD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
6. L B Lancaster vs W H Jonas ½-½501901New South Wales ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. J A Pietzcker vs L B Lancaster 0-1401901New South Wales ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
8. W J Miles vs L B Lancaster 1-0421901New South Wales ChampionshipA13 English
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  GrahamClayton: Llewellyn Bently Lancaster (b. 24 June 1871; d. 6 December 1921) trained to be a doctor at the University of Sydney. After graduating, he set up a practice at Kempsey, on the NSW north coast.


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  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 Llewellyn Bently Lancaster:-

1st round 8th July won against Albert Edward Wallace

2nd round 11th July lost to John K Christenson

3rd round 15th July lost to Julius Leigh Jacobsen

4th round 18th July won against Francis J Wallis

5th round 22nd July drew with George H Foster

6th round 25th July drew with William Henry Jonas

7th round 29th July had a bye

8th round 1st August awarded a win against C Mackenzie who forfeited

9th round 5th August had a bye

10th round 8th August won against John Alexander Pietzcker

11th round 12th August lost against William John Miles

Final score 5/9 (+4/=2/-3)

There are two games missing from Lancaster’s 1901 New South Wales Chess Championship tournament. These are his 2nd round loss to John K Christenson and his 6th round draw with William Henry Jonas.

I have not been able to locate his 6th round game with Jonas but I have found his 2nd round game with Christenson.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.11"]
[Round "2.1"]
[White "Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster"]
[Black "John K Christenson"]
[Result "0-1"]
[PlyCount "100"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Sydney Morning Herald 13th July 1901 page 13"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 O-O 6. Nf3 b6 7. Bxf6 Bxf6 8. cxd5 exd5 9. h4 Bg4 10. Bd3 c6 11. Bxh7+ Kh8 12. Bc2 Bh5 13. Qd3 g6 14. Ne2 Kg7 15. Nf4 Rh8 16. g4 Bxg4 17. Nxg6 Bxf3 18. Nxh8 Be4 19. Rg1+ Kxh8 20. Qe2 Bxc2 21. Qxc2 Nd7 22. Qf5 Nf8 23. Qh5+ Nh7 24. Qxf7 Qd6 25. O-O-O a5 26. Rg6 Rf8 27. Rdg1 Qd8 28. Qb7 Qb8 29. Rg7 Qxb7 30. Rxb7 c5 31. dxc5 bxc5 32. Rg6 d4 33. exd4 cxd4 34. Rh6 Bg7 35. Ra6 Rxf2 36. Rxg7 Kxg7 37. Rxa5 Nf8 38. Rd5 Ne6 39. a4 Nf4 40. Rd7+ Kf6 41. a5 Ke5 42. a6 Nd3+ 43. Kb1 Rxb2+ 44. Ka1 Rb8 45. a7 Ra8 46. h5 Nc5 47. Rh7 Ne4 48. h6 d3 49. Rd7 d2 50. Kb1 d1=Q+

I have today submitted this game to for inclusion into the database.

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  MissScarlett: Any idea what caused his early death?
Aug-14-21  Z truth 000000001: <Missy> you didn't google him, perchance?!

<Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster ...


Date: 6 DEC 1921

Cause: an attack of pleurisy and pneumonia which confined him to bed for a lengthy period[1].


1. Death Registration

(Includes photo with him at chessboard)

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  MissScarlett: Google should be an option of last resort.
Aug-19-21  Z truth 000000001: <<Missy> Google should be an option of last resort.>

What's your first resort then?

(And Davos doesn't count)

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  optimal play: Further to my previous post, I have been successful in locating Lancaster's 6th round draw with William Henry Jonas.

[Event "New South Wales Chess Championship"]
[Site "Sydney, NSW, Australia"]
[Date "1901.07.25"]
[Round "6.2"]
[White "Llewellyn Bentley Lancaster"]
[Black "William Henry Jonas"]
[ECO "D31"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[PlyCount "99"]
[EventDate "1901.07.08"]
[EventType "tournament"]
[EventRounds "11"]
[EventCountry "AUS"]
[Source "Sydney Morning Herald 27th July 1901 page 14"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Nf6 5. Bg5 Be7 6. e3 h6 7. Bh4 a6 8. Bd3 Nb4 9. c5 Nxd3+ 10. Qxd3 Nd7 11. Bg3 f5 12. Rc1 O-O 13. Ne2 c6 14. a3 Nf6 15. Ne5 Nh5 16. Ng6 Rf6 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7 18. Bd6 Qe8 19. Ng3 g6 20. Be5 Rf7 21. Nxh5 gxh5 22. h4 Kh7 23. Rh3 Rf8 24. Rg3 Rg8 25. Qb3 Rg4 26. f3 Rxg3 27. Bxg3 Qg6 28. Kf2 Qf7 29. Rh1 e5 30. Bxe5 Be6 31. g3 Rd8 32. a4 Rd7 33. Qd3 Rd8 34. Re1 Qd7 35. Rc1 Bf7 36. Rc3 Bg6 37. Bf4 Re8 38. b4 Ra8 39. Rb3 Qc8 40. Rb2 Bf7 41. b5 axb5 42. axb5 Be8 43. b6 Ra1 44. Qc2 Rh1 45. Kg2 Ra1 46. Ra2 Rxa2 47. Qxa2 Bg6 48. Qa7 Bf7 49. Qb8 Qxb8 50. Bxb8 ½-½

Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW), Saturday 27 July 1901, page 11

Sydney Morning Herald (NSW), Saturday 27 July 1901, page 14

This has been submitted to complete his games for this tournament.

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