Todo: 1870-1879

The following tourneys are known or suspected to have existed. A few have been researched in detail, and may be possible to add with little additional work, while others may be just a note taken from a problem seen in an anthology or column somewhere, and will need more research to finish.

Just as earlier, this page will be updated as tourneys are reported in standard form. Please let me know if you have traces of additional tourneys not included for this or earlier periods.

American Chess Association, 1877? 1878? .

Amateur Chess Magazine, 1872.

British Chess Association, 1873 (London, 1872)

British Chess Association, 1878 or 1879?

Canadian Chess Association, 1875. (all problems unsound?)

Centennial Tourney, 1876? 1877?

Chess Journal (Dubuque), 1871. 1st problem tournment.

Chess Journal (Dubuque), 1871. 2nd problem tournament.

Chess Journal (Dubuque), 1871. 3rd problem tournament.

Chess Journal (Dubuque), 1872.

City of London Chess Magazine, 1875. (not finished?)

Cleveland Leader, 1876.

Cleveland Voice, 1877? 1878?

Clipper, 1877?

Counties Chess Association, 1871. (2nd meeting: did the 1st meeting also have a problem tourney?)

Danbury News, 1877.

Design and Work, 1879.

Deutsche Schachbund, 1879.

L’Echiquier, 1870. (NBSz 1860 p 192 has some additional details, but not all.)

Forest and Stream, 1878.

The Globe (Toronto), 1870.

Hartford Sunday Globe, 1878.

Herald (Lebanon), 1872, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878.

Huddersfield College Magazine, 1877.

The Leader (Melbourne), 1870, 1876.

Maryland Chess Review, 1874.

Maryland Chess Review, 1874: Curiosity Problem Tourney.

Mitteldeutsche Schachbund, 1876.

Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1871.

Norddeutsche Schachbund, 1876.

Nuova Rivista degli Schacci, 1876, 1877, 1879.

Pravo Lidu, 1872.

Recreationist, 1873 or 1874. May be two: one is called the “R” Tournament.

La Strategie, 1875, 1876, 1877.

Turf, Field and Farm, 1878.

Weekly Free Press, 1876, 1878, 1879. (4 tourneys are thought to exist.)

Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1870. (9th congress, Crefeld)

Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1876 (10th congress, Düsseldorf)

Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1876 (11th congress, Köln)

Western Advertiser, 1873 (3rd problem tourney, so there should be two earlier as well. )

Western Chess Congress, 1872.

Westminster Papers, 1871.

Westminster Papers, 1872.

Westminster Papers, 1878, 1879. 1st and 2nd Löwenthal Tourneys.

Westminster Chess Club, 1874? 1875?. (Is this another Westminster Papers tourney, or is it separate?)

Wiener Residenzblatt, 1873?

Winchester Papers, 1874. (US or UK?)

Some very unspecific jottings:

4th Bohemian Tourney, 1874?

Problem tourney in Prague, 1872

Scandinavian Tourney, 1872

Leipzig, 1877. (Year is wrong for Deutsche Schachbund.)

Newcastle, 1870. Perhaps a chess congress in Newcastle.

Paris, 1878.

British problem tourney, 1879

Dutch tourney around 1872 or 1873