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Edith Thomas
Number of games in database: 2
Years covered: 1897

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(died Feb-29-1920) United Kingdom

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Edith Thomas won the Ladies' Tournament at Hastings 1895. She was the mother of George Alan Thomas.

Last updated: 2019-10-15 04:32:04

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Thomas vs G Watson  1-0311897Ladies International Chess CongressD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. M Rudge vs E Thomas  1-0541897Ladies International Chess CongressB01 Scandinavian
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Jun-10-18  Sally Simpson: The mother of George Alan Thomas and winner of the ladies Tournament at Hastings in 1895.

Edward Winter has more details including her middle name 'Margaret' and possible date of birth 1853.

C.N. 5690

"While in Constantinople, Lady Thomas was the only lady who rode about unattended into the country, and she never met with any molestation, though, as a precaution, she had a pocket made to her saddle to carry a revolver."

Oct-14-19  Caissanist: Does anyone know if the 1895 Hastings Ladies' Tournament was the first women's tournament? I don't know of any earlier ones myself.
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  Tabanus: There were several matches, but I can't find any lady tournaments before 1895.

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