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1885-86: Douglas (Isle of Man) Handicap Tournament

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A handicap chess tournament was run from November 1885 to February 1886 at the Reading Institute, Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man.  As there had been report of a similar event in 1883-84, it seems likely this was annual event.  Results were as follows, totals being out of 18, implying the event was run on the basis of all play all twice:

 

Name

Class

Total

Prize

W J Corlett

3

15½

first

R S Corlett

1

12½

second

S L Johnson

5

11½

third

R Callister

5

9

fourth

A D Sutherland

4

 

T A Moore

5

 

C C Tait

2

8

 

E M Clare

5

 

J C Bradshaw

6

 

M Kelly

6

4

 

J Taylor

2

 

 

F Hall

4

 

 

P Furlong

4

 

 

(There is one ½ too many in the totals above which are as reported in the Isle of Man Times of 27/02/1886.)

 

Taylor, Hall and Furlong withdrew before the end of the tournament, and their results were excluded from the above final table.

 

The committee which allocated players to classes consisted of W. J. Corlett, J Taylor, F. Hall, P. Furlong, and R. Callister.

 

The Corlett cousins both later moved to Liverpool and represented Lancashire.

 

Created

09/07/2021

Stephen John Mann

Last Updated

09/07/2021