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.

Auburn Citizen (Auburn, Ill., USA) (1886)

Ayr Argus, 1880 (or is it Argus and Express (Ayr)? ) [ not found in BNA ]

Bahn Frei (1888)

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.) [ not found inm BNA ] [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) [ no column found in The Bradford Observer 1882-1884 in BNA. No column listed in Whyld. Guess: should be Bradford Observer Budget. ]

Bradford Observer Budget (1884, 1889) [ not found in BNA]

Brazilian Problem Tourney (1889?)

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

Brighton Guardian (1882 #2; 1883?) [ BNA: 1832-1877 only ]

Bristol Mercury (8th 1890) [ BNA: some kind of access problem. Reported 2022-10-18. ]

British Chess Association (1885; 1886; 1887; 1888)

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. ?)

Canadian Checkerist (Toronto) (1888) [ Doubtful – only 5 issues in Google Books copy? ]

Canadian Chess Association (1887)

Canadian Spectator (1880)

Cassell’s Family Magazine (1881?)

Charleston Weekly News (1880)

Chess Journal (Continuous Problem Tny., 1887)

Chichester Chess Club / St. Peter’s Parochial Magazine (club members, 1881)

Cincinnatti Commercial (1883; 1884)

Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette (8th 1884?) (same as CC?)

Columbia Chess Chronicle (1888)

Concordia (1881) (? not in Whyld; di Felice: periodical of a school chess club (Germany?) )

Conversazione della Domenica (1889)

Counties Chess Association (1887)

Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette (1883 s#; 1884; 1885)

Czech Chess Association (1886)

Daily American (Nashville) (1887; 1888?)

Danbury News (1881)

Denver Times (Colorado) (1886) [ or Denver Daily Times, or Denver Weekly Times? ]

Design and Work (2nd 1881)

Deutsche Schachblätter (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?) (local tourney 1879? 80?: 2 pr Crake #2)

Hull Church Gazette (1881) (HCG closed around July? was finished elsewhere )

Illustreret Familie-Journal (DK) (1885)

Illustreret Året Om (SE) (1887)

International Problem Tournament (1883? prel. announcment only)

Irish Chess Association (1885)

Irish Sportsman (1885. Natl.?)

Irish Weekly Times [ probably mistake for Weekly Irish Times ]

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

Jamaica Tri-Weekly Gleaner (1884)

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)

London International Chess Tournament (1883 – problem tourney announced late, but does not semm to have been held?)

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

Manchester Weekly Times (1888-89)

Matlock Register (1883 - ladies only; concluded in Sheffield & Rotherham Independent,)

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) [ changed name to Pastime Graphic ]

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 (UK) (1888; 1889?)

Pittsburgh Telegraph (1882)

Preston Guardian (1880)

Record of the Times (1888)

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

Samstag Abend (Wilkesbarre, Pa., USA) (1888, #2)

Schoolmaster (1889?)

Scottish Chess Association (1888; members only)

Sheffield Independent (1883 – almost certainly Matlock Register tourney which was reported in S.&R.I.); 1887; 7th 1888?; 8th 1889)

Shoreditch Citizen (1889)

Society (eg 1881) [ Brighton Society ? ]

South Australian Chronicle (1882)

Southern Argus (1885)

Southern Trade Gazette (In Whyld as US, but not in LoC CoA) (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)

Times (Denver) (1886, #2)

Torquay Directory (closing 1883, June 15; planned, but cancelled?)

Wanderer (1886) (for subscribers only)

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 (cont. from Brief from v7. )

Wesley College Quarterly (1888)

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

Wiener Salonblatt (1880)

Wilkes-Barre Record (1889)

Wittenberger Kreisblatt (1886)

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?