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Tournament: 27th Varsity Match • Venue: British Chess Club, 37 King Street, London • Date: Friday 24 March 1899
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The 27th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at British Chess Club, 37 King Street, Covent Garden, London, on Friday 24 March 1899.

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Bd Oxford University   vs   Cambridge University
1b Arthur Hereford Wykeham George (New) 0-1 Creassey Edward Cecil Tattersall (Trinity)
2w Arthur Percival Lacy Hulbert (Keble) 0-1 Lachlan McLean (King's)
3b Gerald Edward Harold Ellis (Lincoln) 0-1 Harold Goodlake Softlaw (Trinity Hall)
4w Frederick Soddy (Merton) 0-1 Alexander Fotheringham (Emmanuel)
5b Frederick Augustus Babcock (Wadham) ½-½ Richard Samuel Makower (Trinity)
6w Harold Hilton (Magdalen) 1-0 Joseph Edmund Wright (Trinity)
7b Lionel Giles (Wadham) 0-1 Clement Christopher Wiles (St John's)

Main sources: Oxford-Cambridge Chess Matches (1873-1987), (compiled by Jeremy Gaige, Philadelphia 1987); Sergeant, Philip W, A Century of Chess (London 1934, referred to in the text as PWS); Ancestry.com; FindMyPast.com; Who Was Who 1897-2007; Wikipedia. All seven games are available in the download.



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Date Notes
17 April 2022 Original upload. Biographical details and match reports to be added later.
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