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Orchard redeux

batgirl
Aug 29, 2009, 7:42 PM 0

Chess,com member gretagarbo uncovered further information on I. E. Orchard in response to my original posting.

 

New York Times, Dec. 7, 1896 

PILLSBURY'S GOOD CHESS
Won 16 out of 26 Games Against 46 Players in Brooklyn.
     It was 2 o'clock yesterday morning before Harry N. Pillsbury finished his task of playing at the Brooklyn chess Club, 201 Montague Street.  The score for Pillsbury was 16 won, 7 lost, and 3 drawn.    At three of the boards three players had a consultation game against the expert and at fourteen boards two were in consultation.    The following score gives the players and the result of their contest against Pillsbury and the opening of the games:

Players and Openings.

Frere and Mrs H. Worrall,   Ruy Lopez ................................½
J. F. Marshall,  R. R. Williams and S. Berendsohn,
                                                Dutch Defense  ....................1
I. E. Orchard,     Ruy Lopez ............................................1
D. B. Thompson, K. M. Thompson and A. H. Cameron,
                                                       French Defense  .............0
C. B. Lilliestrale and R. Jonson,  Bishop's Gambit  ...................0
J. H. F. Bowman and S. G. Ruth,  Queen's Gambit  Declined .......1
H. Zirn and H. Stein,   Bishop's Gambit ................................0
A. J. Sonweine,  Ruy Lopez  ............................................0
A. Y. Hesse and S. H. Chadwick,  King's Gambit Declined  ..........0
J. Hamilton and C. A. Will,  Vienna opening ..........................0
G. D. Cooper,  Cunningham Defense ...................................1
J. J. Spowers,   Faulkbeer Counter  ...................................0
W. Disturnell and J. Zerega,  Queen's Gambit declined .............0
A. W. Gordon  and G. Gordon,   Bishop's Gambit ....................1
W. Jones and W. Tabing,   Vienna opening ...........................0
J. Hausleiter and E. W. Tyler,  Two Knight's Defense ...............0
Dr. J. R. Taber,   Bishop's Gambit  .....................................1
S. H. Cragg and E. G. Keogh,  Danish Gambit ........................0
W. Southwick,   Centre Gambit ........................................0
J. V. Nourse and F. A. Wilson,  Sicilian Defense .....................½
Rice  and G. B. Bretz,   Danish Gambit ................................0
B. C. Selover, Jr. and C. M. Lindsay, Jr.,   Ruy Lopez ..............0
Dr. S. T. King,   King's Gambit declined ...............................1
G. A. Rhame,   irregular  ................................................0
                    
                   Total   --   Pillsbury won 16,  lost 7,  drew 3





                                                 
New York Times, Feb. 23, 1897 (abridged) 

TWO CHESS TOURNAMENTS
W. E. Napier, a boy Only Sixteen
Years Old, Won in the
General Contest.
___________
DELMAR THE WINNING MASTER.


   A crowd of chess players thronged Assemby Hall of the
United Charities Building, Fourth Avenue and Twenty-second
Street,  yesterday to witness two chess tournament, in connection with the nineteenth annual meeting of the New York State Chess Association.  One was a masters' tournament, players of the first rank only taking part, while the other was open to all members of the association.  Each  tournament was played in four rounds,  the last round being between the six players scoring the highest number of games in the preceding rounds.
     Prizes were:  Masters' Tournament - First prize, $35 ; second, $15 ; third, $10 ; fourth, $5.  General Tournament - First prize, $20 ; second, $15 ; third, $10 ; fourth, $6 ; fifth, $4.
     The participants in the masters' tournament were E. Delmar,
S. Lipschutz,  A. B. Hodges,  G. Koehler,  D. G. Baird, A. E. Orchard [sic],  J. M. Hanham,  W. Schieffelin, N. Jasnogrodsky,  and O. Roething ; in the general tournament were O. M. Bostic, G. A. T. Limbeck,  Y. H. Yeaton,  L. Hein, S. G. Ruth,  H. R. Limberger,  E. A. Ford,  L. D. Broughton, F. J. Marchall, J. Haller,  W. E. Napier,  A. Hesse,  A, J. Souweine, G. A. Barth,  W. Sourin,  H. W. Phillips,  J. W. Wilkinson,  F. Martin,  J. Bridge, J. Finn,  J. Feibel,  W. Frere, Selover and Langleben.
     All attention was directed to the playing of the masters and some exciting games were played early in the day, a Ruy Lopez between Baird and Jasnogrodsky deserving special mention.  At 6:30 three preliminary rounds had been played, with these scores:
                          Masters Tournament 
                             Delmar, 3-0
                             Hodges, 2½-½
                             Lipschutz, 2½-½
                             Baird, 2-1
                             Koehler, 2-1
                             Hanham, 1½-1½
                             Roething, 1½-1½
                             Jasnogrodsky, 0-3
                             Orchard, 0-3
                             Schieffelin, 0-3
In the masters tournament, Delmar, with a score of 3½ won and ½ lost, got first prize and with it the championship of the association.  Second, third and fourth prizes were divided equally between Hodges, Lipshutz and Baird, each having a score of 3 won to 1 lost.


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