Todo: 1880-1889

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.

Allgemeine Sport-Zeitung (Vienna) (1st, 1881; 1882?)

American Chess Congress (6th ?)

American Chess Journal (1880? hm. C. Dahl #3; 1881? not finished?)

Andrews Memorial Problem Tourney (1887)

Auburn Citizen (1886)

Ayr Argus, 1880 (or is it Argus and Express (Ayr)? )

Bahn Frei (1888)

Baltimore American (1881; 1882?) [Baltimore American started in 1883; Baltimore Weekly American preceded it]

Baltimore Sunday News (1881; 2nd 1884; 6th c1888; Whyld: 1886, 1888)

Baltimore Sunday Times (1885; 1886; not in Whyld)

Birmingham Times (c1889? started two tourneys that were transferred to Nottingham Guardian.) [finding no ‘chess’ in N. G.]

Bohemian Chess Club (6th 1885; 1886)

Boy’s Newspaper (1st 1881; 2nd 1881?; 3rd 1882; continued in Youth)

Bradford Observer (1883)

Bradford Observer Budget (1884, 1889)

Brentano’s Chess Monthly (lots: 1881, 1882, 1883)

Brief (changed name to Week’s News) (1881 #3, s# … broken off?)

Brighton Guardian (1882 #2; 1883?)

Bristol Mercury (8th 1890) [ probably Bristol Mercury & Daily Post Weekly Supplement ]

British Chess Association (1883? 3rd 1885; 1886; 1887; 1888)

British Chess Magazine (1881; 2nd 1883; 1884; 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888)

British Chess Problem Association (2nd 1880; )

Bromberg Chess Club (Germany) (1881)

Brooklyn Chess Chronicle (1886, 1887?)

Brownson’s Chess Journal (Pleisoi trns 1886)

Brünner Beobachter (1888)

Buffalo Sunday Times (1886)

Buffalo Times (1885) (Same as B. S. T. ?)

Burnley Express (1880)

Canadian Chess Association (1887)

Canadian Spectator (1880)

Cassell’s Family Magazine (1881?)

Charleston Weekly News (1880)

Chess Journal (Continuous Problem Tny., 1887)

Chess-Monthly (1880; 1881; 1882?; 2nd Intl. 1884)

Chess Player’s Chronicle (1880; 1884; 1885)

Cincinnatti Commercial (1881; 1883; 1884)

Columbia Chess Chronicle (1888)

Concordia (1881) (? not in Whyld; chess club?)

Counties Chess Association (1887)

Croydon Guardian and Surry County Gazette (1881; 1882; 1883 s#; 1884; 1885)

Czech Chess Association (1886)

Daily American (Nashville) (1887; 1888?)

Danbury News (1881)

Detroit Free Press (5th 1880; 6th 1881)

Design and Work (2nd 1881)

Deutsche Schachblätter (1889?)

Deutsche Schachbund (1881, 1883, 1885, 1887?, 1889?)

East Central Times (1889?)

Elmira Telegram (1880?81?; 2nd 1882)

English Mechanic (1883, 1885?, 1888?, 1889?)

French Chess Association (1888)

Gazzetta Letteraria (1887? 1890?)

Glasgow Herald (2nd 1880)

The Gleaner (Jamaica) (1st 1884)

Görlitz Chess Association (Lusatia) (1886)

Holyoke Transcript (1880)

Huddersfield College Magazine, (2nd 1880, 3rd 1880, 4th 1880 (JW letter problems))

Hull Bellman (eg 1880?) (cancelled - only one competitor?)

Hull Church Gazette (eg 1881) (HCG closed around July?)

Illustreret Fanilie-Journal (DK) (1885)

Illustreret Året Om (1887?)

International Problem Tournament (1883? prel. announcment only)

Irish Chess Association (1885)

Irish Sportsman (1885. Natl.?)

Jamaica Family Journal (1880? 1881?; 1882 – destroyed by fire?)

Jamaica Tri-Weekly Gleaner (1884)

Jemtlands Tidning (1886)

Leader (Melbourne) (1884)

Leamington Chronicle (1889)

Lebanon Herald (1882)

Leeds Mercury (1st 1880?; ? 1883 – only Yorkshire?; 4th 1883 – Yorkshire and neighbouring counties)

Leeds Mercury Supplement (s# 1881) – same as Leeds Mercury?

Lett’s Household Magazine (1884)

Liverpool Weekly Courier (1886)

Ljubljanski Zvon (1885, mentioned in DSz 1885)

Lusatia Chess Club, Görlitz (1885) (see Görlitz Chess Association (Lusatia))

Manchester Weekly Times (1888-89)

Matlock Register (1883 - ladies only)

Melbourne Centennial Chess Congress (1888?; 1889)

Milan Chess Congress (1882? – only one correct set?)

Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph (1885)

Mirror of American Sports (2nd 1885; 3rd 1886)

Montreal Gazette (1887?)

Montreal Spectator (1880)

Münchner Neuesten Nachrichten (1889)

Nationaltidende (DK) (1884)

La Nature (1880)

Noah’s N. Y. Sunday Times see Sunday Times and Noah’s Weekly Messenger

Northern Figaro (1887; 1888; 1889)

Norwich Mercury (1888)

Nuova Rivista degli Scacchi (3rd 1880; 4th 1881; 5th 1882; 6th 1884)

Oesterreichische Lesehalle (6th 1885)

Ontario Chess Association (1882 – members only)

Ottawa Daily Citizen (1884? 2nd 1885; 1886?)

Pen and Pencil (1889)

Preston Guardian (1880)

Record of the Times (1888)

Revue des Jeux et des Arts (1880; 1884?)

Schoolmaster (1889?)

Scottish Chess Association (1888)

Sheffield Independent (1883; 1887; 7th 1888?; 8th 1889)

Shoreditch Citizen (1889)

Society (eg 1881)

South Australian Chronicle (1882)

Southern Argus (1885)

Southern Trade Gazette (US?) (1883; 1885?)

St. John Globe (1884; 1887?; 1888)

St. Louis Globe Democrat (1880 [1880-08-29]; 1887 - chancellor tny )

Sunday Times and Noah’s Weekly Messenger (1886? 1887?)

Surrey County Chess Association (1884 - members only)

Sussex County Chess Association (1887; 1889)

Svetozor (4th 1884; 6th? 1884; 1885)

Tägliche Rundschau (1884)

Tasmanian (1882; 1884: Wisker Intl. Prb. Tny)

Wanderer (1886)

Week (Brisbane) (1885)

Week (Toronto) (1885)

Weekly Courier (Liverpool) (1886)

Weekly Echo (1885)

Weekly Globe (St. John, New Brunswick, CA) (2nd 1887)

Weekly Irish Times (1881; 1882)

Week’s News ( same as Brief? Name change?)

Wiener Novellistische Blätter (1880? ceased publ. report in DSz.)

Wiener Salonblatt (1880)

Wilkes-Barre Record (1889)

Yenowine News (1888; 1889)

Yorkshire County Chess Club (1887; 1889)

Youth (1882) [ continued from Boy’s Newspaper ? ]

Unknown tourneys

The American (1st 1882) – Baltimore American?

Sunday News (1882: 1 pr #2 by Pradignat) – Baltimore Sunday News?