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1884 results

*Much of this thread comes from original research by Newmark.

May and June

May 19-24, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Draw=9 (note the byes oddly scattered through the draw)

1R: Maud Watson d. Mrs Graves default
1R: Beatrice Langrishe-bye
1R: G. Butler d. Miss Haines 6-0 5-6 6-2
1R: Lilian Watson d. Connie Butler 2-6 6-3 6-1
1R: May Langrishe d. Miss Tabor 6-0 6-0

QF: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-5 4-6 6-2
QF: G. Butler-bye
QF: May Langrishe d. Lilian Watson 6-4 6-3

SF: Maud Watson- bye
SF: May Langrishe d. G. Butler 6-0 retired

FI: Maud Watson d. May Langrishe 6-3 6-2 6-2

Doubles (Draw=2)

FI: Adela Langrishe/May Langrishe d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 11-9 6-2


Mixed doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Maud Watson/William Renshaw d. Beatrice Langrishe/Charles Lacy Sweet 6-4 6-4
1R: Lilian Watson/Teddy Williams d. Miss Black/Sir Charles Knox-Gore default
1R: Miss Tabor/Charles H. Stanley d. Miss Hallam/Arthur Pollock default
1R: Connie Butler/John Galbraith Horn d. M. White/J.B. Robinson 6-2 6-4
1R: May Langrishe/Ernest Browne-bye

QF: Maud Watson/William Renshaw -bye
QF: May Langrishe/Ernest Browne d. Lilian Watson/Teddy Williams 6-0 6-3
QF: Butler/Horn d. Tabor/Stanley 6-2 6-2


SF: Maud Watson/Renshaw d. May Langrishe/Browne 4-6 6-2 6-1
SF: Connie Bulter/John Galbraith Horn-bye

FI: Maud Watson/ William Renshaw d. Connie Butler/John Galbraith Horn 6-0 8-6 6-3

The singles final was the first and last best-of-five-sets match in the final of the women’s singles event. This tournament marked Maud Watson's first appearance in competitive play outside of England. [From Alkan Little's book on Maud Watson]" For some time followers of the game had speculated on the relative merits of Maud and Miss May Langrishe, the Irish champion, and the possibility of a clash caused much excitement in Dublin. The public were not disappointed for both emerged, from an entry of nine, to contest the final. There was little doubt who was the superior player, for Maud, volleying and driving with surprising accuracy, proved too severe for her opponent’s graceful style of play and won in straight sets, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2, taking the last six games in a row. Maud had further success when paired with William Renshaw to win the mixed doubles."

No women's event had been provided for in the programme, so a special match was played in which two of the Langrishe sisters beat the Watson sisters.

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May 21-24, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Jane Meikle d. Julia Ferguson 10-8 6-2

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May 26-31, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=16)

1R: Edith Davies d. L. Turner 5-6 6-0 6-2
1R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Airey 6-0 6-2
1R: N. Pope d. Mrs Hornby 6-0 6-0
1R: AM Wilder d. C. Bennett 6-2 6-2

1R: Grace Gibbs d. Mrs Hill 5-6 6-5 retired
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild d. G. Langley 6-5 6-2
1R: Mrs Carey d. Mrs C. Martyn 5-6 6-2 6-2
1R: Lilian Cole d. Miss McNeile 6-3 6-2

QF: Davies d. Mardall 6-4 0-6 6-1
QF: Wilder d. Pope 5-6 6-4 6-1
QF: Gibbs d. Bagnall-Wild 6-4 4-6 6-5
QF: Cole d. Carey 6-5 6-3

SF: Davies d. Wilder 4-6 6-3 6-3
SF: Cole d. Gibbs 3-6 6-1 7-5

FI: Edith Davies d. Lilian Cole 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Miss Giles/Mrs Hornby 6-0 6-3
1R: Mrs Carey/N. Pope d. E.C. Miles/Anna B. Wait default
1R: Carrie Bennett/A.M. Wilder d. Grace Langley/K. Warde 4-6 6-3 6-5
1R: Mrs C. Martyn/Miss McNeile d. Clara Hill/Ellen Ramsay 6-3 6-4
1R: Edith Cole/Alice Bagnall-Wild-bye

QF: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall-bye
QF: Edith Cole/Alice Bagnall-Wild d. Mrs Carey/Pope 6-2 3-6 6-4
QF: Mrs Martyn/McNeile d. Bennett/Wilder 6-4 2-6 6-4


SF: Davies/Mardall d. Cole/Mrs Bagnall-Wild 6-3, 6-3
SF: Mrs C. Martyn/Miss McNeile-bye

FI: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Mrs C Martyn/Miss McNeile 8-6 8-6

Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)

QF: Florence Mardall/Captain Charles Gostling d. E.C. Miles/Donald Stewart 6-5 4-6 6-1
QF: A.M. Wilder/Boles d. Mrs Carey/John Charles Kay 4-6 6-2 6-1
QF: R. Samborne/Pelhan von Donop d. Edith Davies/L.K. Smith 6-5 6-5
QF: Edith Cole/George J. Mitton d. Mrs Horny/S. Hull 6-3 6-4

SF: Mardall/Captain Gostling d. Wilder/Boles 6-1 6-3
SF: Cole/Mitton d. Samborne/von Donop 6-4 3-6 6-4

FI: Florence Mardall/Captain Charles Gostling d. Lilian Cole/George J. Mitton 11-9 4-6 6-4

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June 5-10, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Clara Fletcher 6-3 6-0
1R: Miss Eckersley d. Miss Cornelius 6-2 6-1
1R: Ann Dod d. Emily Fletcher 6-4 6-4
1R: E. Gordon d. Katherine Hill 6-2 6-2
1R: J.B. Gorton had a bye.

QF: Bracewell-bye
QF: Eckersley d. Dod 6-1 6-5
QF: Gordon d. Gorton 6-1 6-0

SF: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Eckersley 1-6 6-5 6-5
SF: E. Gordon-bye

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. E. Gordon 6-4 4-6 6-4 6-1

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod-bye
1R: Clara Fletcher/Emily Fletcher d. Miss Cornelius/Miss Helder 6-2 2-6 6-3
1R: Margaret Bracewell/Miss Eckersley d. Miss Banner/Katherine Hill 6-2 6-4

SF: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Clara Fletcher/Emily Fletcher 6-0 6-1
SF: Margaret Bracewell/Miss Eckersley-bye

FI: Margaret Bracewell/Miss Eckersley d. Ann Dod/Lottie Dod 8-6 14-12 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Margaret Bracewell/John Bruce Ismay d. Lottie Dod/Anthony Dod 6-4 6-3
1R: Miss Helder/H.G. Wright d. Louisa Fletcher/John Edmondson 3-6 6-3 6-4
1R: Clara Fletcher/William J. Bush-Salmon d. Ann Dod/Donald Stewart default
1R: J.B. Gorton/Charles Stananought d. Mrs Clark/E. Bucknall 3-6 6-1 6-5
1R: Emily Fletcher/E. Edmondson d. Miss Cornelius/Andrew Macfie 6-4 6-2
1R: Miss Eckersley/Thomas A. Forde d. E. Gordon/Johan F. Caroe 6-5 6-4
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QF: Bracewell/Ismay d. Helder/Wright 6-1 6-2
QF: Gorton/Stananought d. Clara Fletcher/Bush-Salmon default
QF: Eckersley/Forde d. Emily Fletcher d. E. Edmondson 6-4 6-1

SF: Bracewell/Ismay d Gorton/Stananought 6-0,6-4
SF: Miss Eckersley/Thomas A. Forde-bye

FI: Margaret Bracewell/John Bruce Ismay d. Miss Eckersley/Thomas A Forde default

"A most extraordinary match was seen in the final of this competition [the ladies doubles]…" ("The Field"). Both finals were best-of-five-sets. The 12 year old Lottie Dod amazes spectators.

Ismay later became infamous in 1912 for his involvement in the Titanic,disaster.

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June 9-14, Cheltenham Tournament,Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Edith Davies d. Kate Cornford 6-1 6-3
1R: Lilian Watson d. F. Davies 6-2 6-3
1R: Louisa Martin d. Florence Mardall 6-0 6-1

SF: Edith Davies-bye
SF: Louisa Martin d. Lilian Watson 6-2 6-5

FI: Edith Davies d. Louisa Martin 3-6 6-5 6-3

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Mrs Huddleston/Miss Rooke 6-4 6-0
1R: Clara Hill/Ellen Ramsay d. Miss Brown/Miss Richardson 6-0 6-4
1R: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Kate Cornford/F. Davies 6-1 5-6 6-2
1R: Miss Jones/M. Jones-bye

SF: Davies/Mardall d. Miss Jones/M. Jones 6-0 6-4
SF: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Mrs Hill/Ramsay 6-3 6-2

FI: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 8-10 9-7 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=13)


1R: Ellen Ramsay/J. Beresford-bye
1R: Maud Watson/Wilfred Milne d. Florence Mardall/John Charles Kay 6-3 6-5
1R: Mrs Huddleston/Donald Stewart d. Miss Jones/Edward Meyricke 6-2 6-5


1R: William J. Bush-Salmon/F. Davies d. C.W. Aylmer/Mrs C. Aylmer 6-5 6-4
1R: Lilian Watson/Captain G. Taylor d. Fanny Morris/Hall 6-3 6-1
1R: Kate Cornford/Richard D. Sears (US) d. Miss Rooke/Henry B. Porter 6-4 6-2
1R: Edith Davies/Captain Charles K. Wood d. Clara Hill/James Dwight (US) 6-3 6-3


QF: Maud Watson/Milne d. Ramsay/Beresford 6-4 6-1
QF: Mrs Huddleston/Donald Stewart-bye
QF: F. Davies/Bush-Salmon d. Lilian Watson/Captain Taylor 6-5 6-5
QF: Edith Davies/Captain Wood d. Cornford/Sears 6-1 6-3

SF: Maud Watson/Milne d. Mrs Huddleston/Stewart 6-4 6-1
SF: Edith Davies/Captain Wood d. F. Davies/Bush-Salmon 6-2 6-5

FI: Maud Watson/Wilfred Milne d. Edith Davies/Captain Charles K Wood 6-2 1-6 6-2 6-4

Lilian and Maud Watson lost in doubles F, which went 45 games. Maud did not enter the singles.

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June 14-19, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)
Venue: Liverpool Cricket Club at Aigburth

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Edith Davies d. Mrs G. Smith 6-3 6-2
1R: Ann Dod d. Beatrice Wood 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Eckersley d. N. Carrington 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Cliff d. B. Fletcher 3-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. F. Underhill 6-2 6-1

QF: Davies d. Dod 6-5 6-3
QF: Eckersley-bye
QF: Bracewell d. Cliff 5-6 6-1 6-2

SF: Davies d. Eckersley 6-5 4-6 6-4
SF: Bracewell-bye

FI: Edith Davies d. Margaret Bracewell 2-6 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. A. Collin/N. Carrington 6-0 6-1
1R: B. Fletcher/N. Hutchins d. Emily Fletcher/J.B. Gorton 6-5 6-4
1R: Miss Gardner/Mrs F. Smith d. Miss Cliff/F. Underhill 6-5 4-6 6-1
1R: Edith Davies/Miss Eckersely-bye

SF: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. B. Fletcher/N. Hutchins 6-1 6-2
SF: Edith Davies/Miss Eckersley d. Gardner/Mrs Smith 6-4 6-0

FI: Edith Davies/Miss Eckersley d. Ann Dod/Lottie Dod 6-2 6-3

Mixed Doubles

SF: Edith Davies/Ernest Browne d. Miss Eckersley/Richard D. Sears (US)/ 6-2 6-4
SF: Miss Gorton/William J Bush-Salmon-bye

FI: Edith Davies/Ernest Browne d. Miss Gorton/William J Bush-Salmon 6-1 6-1

The byes scattered across multiple rounds was common practice for this era.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1885): "Alternately held in Manchester and Liverpool, it was the turn for the latter town to have the Northern Championships in its domains this season, and, as in 1882, the beautiful grounds of the Liverpool Cricket Club at Aigburth were chosen for the venue. What with the pavilion, commodious dressing rooms, and refreshment arrangements, the Aigburth grounds are certainly convenient for tennis tournaments, and with such a great extent of lawn available for play, good courts can always be arranged for, as they were on this occasion, in spite of the weather for the past month or so being greatly against getting the ground into order.

"Prizes to the value of 180 guineas were offered for competitions, besides three challenge cups of the value of 95 guineas. The committee offered a challenge cup for ladies this year for the first time of the value of 25 guineas, the conditions being that it must be won two years in succession or three years altogether."

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June 16-21, London Athletic Club Tournament, Stamford Bridge, London, England (Grass)
Venue: London Athletic Club

Sinlges (Draw=24 or 25. Tradition and Alan Little in his book on Watson cite 25, but there are only 24 names in the draw.)

1R: Maud Watson d. Edith Patney default
1R: C. Bushnell d. Miss Elvey 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Mrs Anderson d. Miss Carr 6-4 6-3
1R: Mrs Warmford-Thomson d. E. Lewis 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Joyce d. M. Clark 6-4 6-4
1R: Ethel Field d. Miss Jacko 6-2 6-0
1R: E. Bushnell d. Miss Nelson 6-1 6-2
1R: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Yockney 6-0 6-0

1R: Lilian Watson-bye
1R: Miss Page-bye
1R: Ida Watson-bye
1R: Miss Bouchier-bye
1R: Miss Hayward-bye
1R: M. Enstone-bye
1R: Edith Cole-bye
1R: Miss Cane-bye

2R: M Watson d. C. Bushnell 6-0 6-0
2R: Warmford-Thomson d.Anderson 6-2 6-4
2R: Joyce d. Field 6-3 4-6 7-5
2R: Bingley d. E. Bushnell 6-1 6-0

2R: L Watson d. Page, default
2R: I Watson d. Miss Bouchier default
2R: Hayward d. Enstone 6-0 6-0
2R: Cole d. Miss Cane default

QF: M Watson d. Warmford-Thomson 6-2 6-0
QF: Bingley d. Joyce 6-0 6-0
QF: L Watson d. I Watson 4-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Cole d. Hayward 6-2 6-1

SF: M Watson d. Bingley 6-1 6-2
SF: Cole d. L Watson 4-6 8-6 6-2

FI: Maud Watson d. Edith Cole 6-4 6-2 2-6 6-1

The first ladies’ singles event staged at the London Athletic Club attracted 25 entries – possibly the largest field assembled anywhere up to that date. Maud won the title handsomely, although she was forced to drop the third set to Mrs Cole (nee Davis) of the Southgate L.T.C., in the final, which lasted over two hours.

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June 21-July 1, Kilkenny County and City Tournament, Kilkenny, Ireland (Grass)

FI: Mabel Cahill (15) d. May Langrishe (owes 30)* 6-4 6-4

* This was a handicap event. Mabel Cahill, a native of County Kilkenny and a future winner of the United States Championships, was 21 years of age at this point.

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June 24-26, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass_

Mixed Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Miss Noon/Frank Noon d. Florence Mardall/John Charles Kay 6-2 6-3
1R: Miss Exham/Alfred Betham d. Agnes Watts/Frederick Watts 6-4 6-4

FI: Miss Noon/Frank Noon d. Miss Exham/Alfred Betham 6-2 6-4 6-1

Note: The mixed doubles final was played over the best of five sets.

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Unknown date, Ealing Lawn Tennis Tournament, GB

FI: Mrs. Streetern won

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Unknown date, Natal Championship, Pietermaritzburg, SA

FI: Pearson d. L. Button 6-0 6-0 3-6 7-5

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Re: 1884 results

July through December


The Championships
Venue: Wimbledon, London (Worple Road)
Dates: July 5-July 19 (The women's event commenced on July 16)

Singles (Draw=13)

First Round

Maud Watson d. Mrs A Tyrwhitt-Drake 6-0 6-2
Blanche Williams d. Mrs C Wallis 6-2 6-1
Blanche Bingley d. Edith Cole 6-3 6-3
Florence Winckworth d. E Bushnell 6-0 6-1

Mrs. GJ Cooper d. C Bushnell default
Lilian Watson-bye
M Leslie d. B Wallis 6-2 6-1

Quarterfinals

Watson d. Williams 7-5 6-0
Bingley d. Winckworth 6-0 6-8 6-3
L Watson d. Cooper default
Leslie-bye

Semifinals

M Watson d. Bingley 3-6 6-4 6-2
L Watson d. Leslie 6-4 6-1

Final

Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 6-8 6-3 6-3

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Draw Notes and Summary:

Recognized as the first ever grand slam for women today. At this time the Irish ladies championship(started in 1879), as the older event, held more prestiege.

A curious note: Leslie won a first round match , then got a quarterfinal bye, a curiosity never repeated.

Bingley became more famous as Blanche Hillyard.

This was only time two sisters contested a slam final until the Williams did so at the 2001 Us Open

First prize was a sliver flower basket Because of heavy starched long sleeves shirts, the ladies served underhanded. The lone exception was Maud Watson, the winner. All the ladies also wore hats.

The Times noted that both finalists represented the Berkeswell Club, yet neglected to mention they were sisters.

[From Alan Little's booklet on Maud Watson]

Although The Championships at Wimbledon started in 1877, it was not until seven years later that the Ladies’ Championship was inaugurated. The recognition of the fair sex was far from the first but followed the lead given by the Irish Championships in 1879 and other tournaments such as Bath, Edgbaston and Exmouth in 1881.

When in March 1884, the All England Lawn Tennis Club Committee announced that the forthcoming meeting would be enlarged by the introduction of a gentlemen’s doubles event, no mention was made of staging a ladies’ singles. This decision came as late as 21 June and was undoubtedly influenced by the knowledge that the neighbouring London Club at Stamford Bridge planned to institute a Ladies’ Championship. Rather than create a difficult situation the L.A.C. graciously withdrew in favour of the premier body, which they felt had a priority to hold the Championship.

An entrance fee of 10 shillings and sixpence was charged for The Championship, the draw for which took place in the Pavilion on 10 July and included the names of 13 competitors. The first prize was a silver flower-basket, value 20 guineas, and the second, a silver and glass hand mirror and silver-backed brush, value 10 guineas.

The event, run concurrently with the gentlemen’s doubles, commenced on Wednesday, 16 July, the day after the conclusion of the gentlemen’s singles. Play occupied the courts for four days and was reasonably attended in view of the poor weather on the first three days, when strong south-west winds blew and showers were frequent. However, the Saturday was fine and between four and five hundred spectators assembled at Worple Road to witness the final.

Maud Watson, at the age of 19, became the first champion. In the opening round she easily defeated Mrs A. Tyrwhitt-Drake, whose style entailed in holding her racket more than half-way up the handle, 6-0, 6-2. In her next match, Maud was given a testing time in the first set by Miss Blanche Williams, who led 4-2, but she recovered to 5-all and then took the next eight games. A mild sensation occurred in the following round when Maud lost the opening set 6-3 to a very determined Miss Blanche Bingley, before raising her game to take the next two sets, 6-3, 6-2.

In the other half of the draw, Maud’s sister, Lilian, won her through to the final. Maud’s superiority was so well known that the result was regarded as a foregone conclusion, but on this occasion, however, Lilian exhibited greater accuracy and severity in her strokes than normal and was able to capture the first set, 8-6. Maud, undeterred, fought back to win the next two by 6-3, 6-3. Victory confirmed Maud’s standing as the leading player of that time and ensured that her name would appear in the record book for posterity.

By all accounts, The Championship was a great success, a sentiment echoed by at least one competitor who wrote to a journal of the day: “We ladies would like to thank Mr Julian Marshall (Secretary) for our pretty dressing room and his selection of an attendant. Nothing was forgotten, from the beautiful flowers on the table to the smallest toilet luxuries.”

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July 16-18, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Mabel Boulton d. E.D. Ramsey 6-0 7-5

This was the second edition of the Hull tournament where, in the early years, the women's singles event was handicap only.

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July 22-25, Edgbaston Tournament , Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Miss Noon d. A. Smith 6-0 6-2
1R: Effie Noon d. G. Green 6-1 0-6 6-3
1R: Ethel Walker d. W. Balden 6-4 6-3
1R: A. Heaton d. L. Chamberlain default (yet note she is in draw elsewhere!Was she rentered?)

1R: Florence Mardall-bye
1R: L Chamberlain-bye
1R: E Richardson-bye
1R: Miss Hutton-bye

QF: Miss Noon d. Effie Noon 2-6 6-1 6-4
QF: A. Heaton d. Ethel Walker 6-5 6-2
QF: Florence Mardall d. Miss Chamberlain 6-2 6-2
QF: E. Richardson d. Miss Hutton 6-1 6-2

SF: Noon d. Heaton 6-4 6-4
SF: Richardson d. Mardall 3-6 6-0 6-4

FI: Miss Noon d. E Richardson 3-6 8-6 6-3

DF: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Edith Davies/Florence Mardall 5-7 6-2 6-0 7-5

MX: Florence Mardall/John Deykin d. Effie Noon/Frank Noon 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-2

The women’s singles event in this tournament was very modest for many years. After her Wimbledon triumph, Maud played two other tournaments that year. She returned to Edgbaston after an absence of three years to win the doubles with her sister.

The Miss Chamberlian in the QF was presumably a younger sister of "L. Chamberlain".

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August 4-7, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

Doubles

SF: Miss Bradshaw/Connie Butler d. Miss Turner/A. Turner 6-3 6-2
SF: Winifred Fenwick/Ethel Surtees d. Alice Cheese/E. Cheese 6-3 2-6 6-5

FI: Miss Bradshaw/Connie Butler d. Winifred Fenwick/Ethel Surtees 6-2 7-5

Mixed Doubles

SF: Marian Bradshaw/Herbert Wilberforce d. Alice Cheese/Percival C. Fenwick 6-4 6-2
SF: Ethel Surtees/John Galbraith Horn d. Miss Turner/ E.A. Turner 6-1 6-2

FI: Marian Bradshaw/Herbert Wilberforce d. Ethel Surtees/John Galbraith Horn 6-5 6-4

In 1884, there was no women's singles event at this, the fourth edition of the Darlington tournament.

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August 4-9, Exmouth Tournament, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Maud Watson d. Alice Bagnall-Wild 6-4 6-0
1R: Florence Mardall d. Blanche Bingley default
1R: Lilian Cole d. N. Pope 6-3 6-3
1R: Effie Noon d. Georgina Kindersley 6-1 6-3

1R: Grace Gibbs-bye
1R: Lilian Watson-bye
1R: Miss Pollock-bye
1R: Agnes Watts-bye

QF: M Watson d. Mardall 6-1 6-4
QF: Cole d. Noon 2-6 6-2 6-4
QF: Gibbs d. L Watson 7-9 6-4 6-2
QF: Watts d. Pollock 6-0 6-0

SF: Watson d. Cole 6-4 2-6 6-3
SF: Watts d. Gibbs 6-0 6-3

FI: Maud Watson d. Agnes Watts 6-1 7-5 6-3

Doubles (Draw=6)


1R: EffieNoon/Agnes Watts d. Miss Chapman/Grace Gibbs 6-1 6-0
1R: Lilian Cole/Florence Mardall d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 7-5 6-4
1R: Georgina Kindersley/Katherine Kindersley-bye
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild/N. Pope-bye

SF: Noon/Watts d. Cole/Mardall 3-6 6-2 7-5
SF: Kindersley/Kindersley d. Bagnall-Wild/Pope 7-5 4-6 6-4

FI: Effie Noon/Agnes Watts d. Georgina Kindersley/Katherine Kindersley 6-1 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=15)

1R: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Agnes Watts/Frederick Watts default
1R: Lilian Cole/Charles Pine-Coffin d. Florence Mardall/John Charles Kay 7-5 6-1
1R: Lilian Watson/Erskine Watson d. G. Chapman/G.H Taylor 6-4 6-3
1R: Effie Noon/Frank Noon-bye

1R: Miss Martyn/Captain Charles K. Wood d. Blanche Bingley/C.J. Wilkinson default
1R: Georgina Kindersley/Anthony W. Martyn d. M. Greswell/S. Hull 6-4 10-12 8-6
1R: Gertrude Gibbs/Charles Grinstead d. N. Pope/Charles Lacy Sweet 6-4 6-4
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild/Harry Grove d. Katherine Kindersley/William E. Martyn 6-2 6-3

QF: Maud Watson/Deykin d. Cole/Pine-Coffin 6-1 6-2
QF: Effie Noon/Frank Noon d. Lilian Watson/Erskine Watson 6-4 7-5
QF: Miss Martyn/Captain Wood d. Georgina Kindersley/Anthony W. Martyn 8-10 6-2 7-5
QF: Mrs Bagnall-Wild/Grove d. Gibbs/Grinstead 6-4 1-6 6-3

SF: Maud Watson/Deykin d. Effie Noon/Frank Noon 7-5 6-1
SF: Mrs Bagnall-Wild/Grove d. Miss Martyn/Captain Wood default

FI: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Alice Bagnall-Wild/Harry Grove 6-2 6-0

At Exmouth, Maud won through four matches to retain her singles title, although she dropped a set to Miss Cole before overcoming Mrs F. (agnes) Watts in the final, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. Maud won the mixed doubles with left-handed John Deykin but with Lilian suffered a rare first round defeat in the doubles.

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July 28-August 2, Chiswick Park, London, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=9)


1R: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Beck 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Bourchier d. Ida Watson 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Wing d. Miss Field 6-4 6-1
1R: B. James d. Miss Deakin 6-3 6-1
1R: Miss Cave-bye


QF: Bingley d. Bourchier 6-4 6-4
QF: Wing d. Cave 7-5 6-4
QF: James-bye

SF: Bingley d. James 6-2, 6-0
SF: Wing-bye

FI: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Wing 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

QF: Miss Bourchier/Donald Stewart d. Miss Bovile/Ernest Lewis default
QF: J. Wray/Charles Grinstead d. Blanche Bingley/George Hillyard 1-6 6-2 12-10
QF: Miss Field/L.G. Campbell-bye

SF: Wray/Grinstead d. Field/Campbell 6-4 6-0
SF: Miss Bourchier/Donald Stewart-bye

FI: Miss Bourchier/Donald Stewart and J. Wray/L.G. Campbell shared first prizes of equal value


This event is not yet the Middlesex Championships.

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August 11-16, Scarborough Tournament, Scarborough, England (Grass)
Venue: an unnamed cricket ground

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Constance Hodgson d. F. Marriott 6-2 6-2
1R: C. Chapman d. Edith Hodgson 5-6 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Crossley d. K. Coleman 6-5 6-0
1E: Beatrice Wood d. A. Turner 6-0 6-4

SF: C Hodgson d. Chapman 6-2 6-5
SF: Wood d. Crossley 6-5 6-3

FI: Constance Hodgson d. Beatrice Wood 7-5 6-3

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: A. Turner/Miss Turner d. Miss Peach/R. Peach 6-3 6-3
1R: Miss Cook/Miss Harrison d. Constance Hodgson/Edith Hodgson 4-6 10-8 6-4

FI: A. Turner/Miss Turner d. Miss Cook/Miss Harrison 6-3 4-6 retired

Mixed doubles

SF: Ellen Ramsay/Ernest Browne d. Miss Gilliat/J.J. Harrison 5-6 6-5 6-3
SF: May Moore/E Fletcher d. Edith Hodgson/William C. Taylor 6-4 6-5

FI: Ellen Ramsay/Ernest Browne d. May Moore/E. Fletcher 6-3 retired

Draw note: In the women's doubles event both players in a team had to be members of the same lawn tennis club.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1885): "That Yorkshire is a sporting county in every sense of the word is well known to everyone, and games and pastimes of all sorts always meet with great support in this what may be called 'home' of sport. Within our own knowledge there are over thirty lawn tennis clubs in the county, and the game
seems to be taken up in every town and village with great enthusiasm.

"A short time ago a meeting was arranged of secretaries from as many clubs as could be drawn together, and these soon decided to hold a tournament open to the county. Officers were soon elected to carry out the opening fixture, and as these received a really large amount of support, three open events were also arranged to take place. Scarborough was the place fixed upon, and a better town it would hardly be able to select, as 'Yorkshire' appears to always congregate in and around that far-famed watering place; and in addition to this, entries for the open events would be sure to visit this 'Queen of the North'. [...]

"The cricket ground had been obtained for the tournament and, of course, with its large amount of space, any number of courts could be provided. Our contemporary 'The Yorkshire Post' had provided the £20.00 badge for the ladies' singles championship..."

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August 11-16, East Grinstead Tournament, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Cobbold d. Ada Strapp 6-1 6-4

DF: Miss Cobbold/Miss Richardson d. Miss Arbuthnot/Miss Taylor 6-5 6-1

MX: Miss Taylor/William Renshaw d. Miss Cobbold/William N Cobbold 6-4 6-4

From Wikipedia:
William Nevill Cobbold (4 February 1862 – 8 April 1922), familiarly known as Nevill or "Nuts" Cobbold, was one of the leading footballers of the Victorian era and on several occasions a member of the England national football team. As late as 1922, at the time of his death, he could be described as "the most famous association football forward of all time", and certainly – in the words of his Times obituary – "the most individually brilliant dribbler, the player who could most often put in those thrusts that no skill could parry".

Cobbold wed a Hester Marion Arbuthnot in West Hoathly, Sussex in 1890. It is very tempting to think she might be the same as the Miss Arbuthnot in question here. Hester Marion Cobbold (nee Arbuthnot) lived from 1865 – 1957.

The winning Miss Cobbold is most likely to be "Nuts" sister. There were 3. [1] Matilda Grace Cobbold (1852-1946). [2] Emily Mary Cobbold (1856-1930) later married Reverend Matyn Ragland Allnutt.
[3] Georgiana Augusta Cobbold (Born 1860) md Edward Arthur Sylvester in 1891-date of death unknown.

As the youngest and closest to her brother in age Georgiana is the most likely candidate; but we cannot be certain.

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August 11-16, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Mixed Doubles

QF: Lilian Cole/Charles E. Pine-Coffin d. Miss Lane/William Wethered 6-2 5-6 6-2
QF: Alice Tickell/Frank Noon d. B. Hayward/ Erskine Watson 6-0 6-5
QF: Lilian Watson/Captain Wood d. Miss Hibbard/Richard B. Limbery default
QF: Miss Noon/John Deykin d. Agnes Watts/Frederick Watts 6-2 6-3

SF: Cole/Pine-Coffin d. Tickell/Noon 6-2 6-1
SF: Noon/Deykin d. Watson/Wood 3-6 6-4 6-4

FI: Lilian Cole/Charles E. Pine-Coffin d. Miss Noon/John Deykin 6-4 6-4

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August 18-23, Buxton Tournament, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=32)

1R: Agnes Watts d. Florence Mardall 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Noon d. Miss Butler default
1R: Connie Butler d. C. White 6-0 6-1
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Mrs Hill 4-6 6-2 6-0
1R: J. Wray d. Miss Chamberlain* 6-5 6-2
1R: C. Fullerton-Smith d. Miss Halpin 6-5 6-1
1R: Edith Gurney d. B. Irwin 6-1 6-0
1R: Ethel Surtees d. B. Noon 6-3 6-1

1R: Miss Walker d. M. Irwin 6-0 6-3
1R: Miss Bowyer d. C. Marriot 6-5 5-6 6 -3
1R: Miss Fullerton-Smith d. Miss Coddington 6-2 6-2
1R: L. Fenton d. Miss Clark 6-1 6-1
1R: May Marriott d. A. Simpson 6-3 6-3
1R: A. Coddington d. Miss Greaves 6-2 6-2
1R: Miss Richardson d. Miss Metcalf 6-2 6-3
1R: Florence Stanuell d. A. Sharp 6-0 6-0

2R: Watts d. Noon 6-2 6-3
2R: Bracewell d. Butler 2-6 6-4 6-4
2R: Wray d. Fullerton-Smith 6-4 6-3
2R: Surtees d. Gurney 6-3 6-3

2R: Walker d. Bowyer 6-2 1-6 6-2
2R: Fenton d. Fullerton-Smith 6-1 6-5
2R: Marriott d. Coddington 6-0 6-1
2R: Stanuell d. Richardson 6-1 5-6 6-2

QF: Watts d. Bracewell 6-3 6-2
QF: Surtees d. Wray 6-3 6-3
QF: Walker d. Fenton 3-6 6-1 6-3
QF: Stanuell d. Marriott 6-2 6-3

SF: Watts d. Surtees 6-5 6-4
SF: Stanuell d. Walker 6-0 6-0

FI: Agnes Watts d. Florence Stanuell 6-1 6-2

Doubles (Draw=10)

1R: C. Fullerton-Smith/Florence Stanuell d. Clara Hill/Florence Mardall 4-6 6-4 6-3
1R: Margaret Bracewell/Miss Halpin d. A. Coddington/J. Wray ????

QF: Florence Noon/Agnes Watts d. Mabel Earwaker/Miss Jones 6-3 6-4
QF: Effie Noon/Ethel Walker d. Miss Bowyer/A.M. Sharp 6-4 6-0
QF: Fullerton-Smith/Stanuell d. Bracewell/Halpin ????
QF: Connie Butler/Ethel Surtees d. Louisa Marriott/May Marriott 6-4 6-2

SF: Florence Noon/Mrs Watts d. Effie Noon/Walker 6-3 6-4
SF: Butler/Surtees d. Fullerton-Smith/Stanuell 6-2 6-5

DF: Miss Noon/Agnes Watts d. Connie Butler/Mrs Surtees 6-3 5-7 8-6

Mixed Doubles (Draw=32)


QF: Ethel Surtees/Charles Grinstead d. Florence Stanuell/L. Alexander 6-1 6-0
QF: Caroline Marriott/Leo Maxse d. C. Fullerton-Smith/W.R. Craig 4-6 6-3 6-1
QF: Florence Noon/Henry F. Herford d. A. Coddington/A.A. Fuller 6-2 6-3
QF: Clara Hill/John Deykin d. J. Wray/Frank Noon 6-5,1-6 6-3

SF: Surtees/Grinstead d. Caroline Marriott/Maxse 6-5 6-5
SF: Mrs Hill/Deykin d. Florence Noon/Herford 6-2 6-2

FI: Ethel Surtees/Charles Grinstead d. Clara Hill/John Deykin 6-4,

Draw note: Miss Chamberlain probably= L Chamberlain in other events from 1884.

The was the inaugural Buxton tournament (later the Derbyshire Championships). Florence Stanuell and Connie Butler were Irish players.
Up to now this is the largest draw ever in a ladies singles.

Note the 6-5 scores. The requirement of winning a set by two games was not yet standard.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar"(1885): "Although Buxton has held a number of small meetings during the last two or three years, these have always been confined to residents in this popular inland watering-place but so successful have these miniature tournaments proved, that 'ambitious ideas' gained the upper hand, and a fixture on a large scale was resolved upon. A capital committee was got together, comprising representatives from many of the leading clubs in the country, and these worked their hardest to obtain entries for the tournament under notice.

"Mr A.J. Harrison, of the Portland Park Lawn Tennis Club, Newcastle, was asked to fulfil the duties of honorary secretary, and the Buxton authorities were decidedly fortunate in obtaining him. A fairly large number of competitors had always been forthcoming for the meetings here, but such an enormous entry as came to hand was not in the least expected. [...]

"That the promoters of the Buxton meeting were right in attempting a tournament on a large scale is certainly proved by the wonderful success with which the fixture has met. Of course this success is greatly due to the admirable committee that had been induced to take the matter in hand. [...] Charles Grinstead was the largest prize take during the meeting, gaining three first prizes and one third prize. Ernest Browne and John Deykin each secured one first prize and two second prizes. Amongst the ladies Mrs Agnes Watts was the most successful, winning two first prizes while Ethel Surtees gained one first, one second and one third prize, and Connie Butler two seconds.

"We understand that next year two more grass courts will be added to the ground where the tournament was played, and the lake side will also be squared off so as to give greater space than at present. These improvement will, of course, add greatly to the facilities of working the meeting, and more especially so if it assumes anything like the proportions of the present one. The four courts used this season had not been previously played upon since they were most carefully levelled and prepared under the superintendence of Mr Hogg, the head garden, who had got the grass in really capital condition. Mr Ayres supplied the nets posts and balls, and Messrs Brookes the stop nets."

Ethel Surtees is Mrs Surtees. The mixed doubles was also called "Scratch pairs.

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August 19-21, Saxmundham Tournament,Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: May Marriott d. G. Rant 6-1 6-1

DF: A. Foster/G. Rant d. M. Field/Miss Rant 6-4 4-6 6-4

MX: Miss Burnand/E.M. Hansell d. M. Field/Edward B.Upcher 6-3 6-2

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August 19-23, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Jane Meikle d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-4

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August 18-23, Whitby, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: L. Cheetham d. A.J. Osmond 6-3 6-4

MX: D. Radcliffe/John Charles Kay d. L. Cheetham/C. Richardson 6-0 6-3

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September 1-6, Devonshire Park Tournament, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

FI: Frances Burton d. Nellie Burton 6-2 6-4

The women's singles event was a "handicap" event; the two finalists were sisters.

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September 3-5, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, GB (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: F. Davies d. M. Robinson 6-4 6-3
1R: Miss Mockler d. N. de Boulay 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Everett d. Miss Stirke 6-0 6-0
1R: Mrs Hornby-bye.

SF: Davies d. Mockler 6-2 6-5
SF: Hornby d. Everett 6-4 6-4

FI: F. Davies d. Mrs Hornby 3-6 6-2 6-5

DF: Miss Mockler/Miss Skirrow d. Miss Everett/E. Bressy 6-4 6-1

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September 22-27, Sussex County Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Hove Rink

1R: M Leslie d. Mrs Taylor ????
1R: Blanche Bingley d. Mrs White
1R: E Munt d. Miss Sangster default
1R: C Bryan d. Miss White ????
1R: E Adshead d. E Richardson default
1R: Miss Bridger-bye

QF: Leslie d. Bingley ????
QF: Munt d. Bryan ????
QF: Adshead d. Bridger ????

SF: Leslie d. Munt
SF: Adshead-bye

FI: M. Leslie (scratch) d. E. Adshead (receives half 15) ????

DF: Blanche Bingley/M. Leslie d. Miss Bryan/Miss Dransfield ????

MX: Blanche Bingley/E. Barratt-Smith d. M. Leslie/William C. Taylor ????

The women's singles event was "handicap" only. It has not been possible to find any of the scores. Byes were distributed in more than one round. What became known as the "Bagnall-Wild" system, with all byes in the first round, does not yet exist.

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???? NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS Sydney, Australia

MX: Annie Lamb/Mr Cropper

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December 9-19, Victorian Championships

Singles (Draw=17)


1R: Nellie Chenery d. Miss Lydiard 10-5
1R: Annie Riddell d. Miss Watson 10-9
1R: Miss Ross d. Miss Irving 10-7
1R: B. Osborne d. Miss Collis 10-7
1R: Mabel Shaw d. Miss Wilson 10-8
1R: Miss Fincham d. Miss Mitchell
1R: Constance or Edith Raleigh d. Miss Barnard 10-3
1R: A. Bayles d. Miss Sprague 10-9

QF: Chenery d. Riddell 10-7
QF: Osborne d. Ross 10-7
QF: Shaw vs Fincham 10-2
QF: Bayles d. Raleigh 10-7

SF: E. MacKenzie d. Osborne 10-1*
SF: Bayles d. Shaw 10-6

* At the semi-final stage E.MacKenzie suddenly appears in the draw. The two "semi-final" matches are played on Thursday, 11th December; the following day E. MacKenzie beats Nellie Chenery 10-8 in another match.

FI: E. MacKenzie d. A. Bayles 10-4


Doubles (Draw=13)

1R: Annie Riddell/M. Rose-bye
1R: Miss Osborne/Constance or Edith Raleigh d. E. Collis/S. Collis 15-2
1R: B. Osborne/Miss Sprague d. Miss Govett/Miss Langton 15-6
1R: E. Mackenzie/A. Watson d. Miss Croaker/Mrs Nutting 15-3
1R: A. Irving/Miss Irving d. A. Bayles/B. Bayles 15-10
1R: M. Lydiard/B. Wilson d. Miss King/Miss Read 15-3
1R: Annie Chenery/Nellie Chenery d. Miss Gurner/Ethel Guthrie 15-4

QF: Annie Riddell/M. Rose-bye
QF: Miss Osborne/Constance or Edith Raleigh d. B. Osborne/Miss Sprague 15-8
QF: E. Mackenzie/A. Watson d. A. Irving/Miss Irving 15-10
QF: Annie Chenery/Nellie Chenery d. M. Lydiard/B. Wilson 15-12

SF: Annie Riddell/M. Rose* d. Miss Osborne/Constance or Edith Raleigh 15-12
SF: Annie Chenery/Nellie Chenery d. E. Mackenzie/A. Watson 15-14

FI: Annie Riddell/M. Rose d. Annie Chenery/Nellie Chenery 15-14

MX: Annie Riddel/Walter J. Riddell d.E. MacKenzie/ L.A. Whyte 15-11**

Notes:

The women's singles matches were held from December 9-13.
The women's doubles matches took place from December 16-19.

Singles matches were won by the first to get to 10 games; the doubles by the first to 15 games.

* At the semi-final stage of the singles E.MacKenzie suddenly appears in the draw. The two "semi-final" matches are played on Thursday, 11th December; the following day E. MacKenzie beats Nellie Chenery 10-8 in another match. In the doubles the team of Annie Riddell/M. Rose likewise didn't appear in the draw until the semi-final stage of the doubles.

**The mixed doubles event was played in early October as part of what were known as the "Intercolonial Championship Matches" (men's singles and men's doubles events were also played in early October). The winners of both doubles event were the first pair to take fifteen games.


Annie Carre Riddell (1862-1934) married Baron Charles Strachan DE FEGELY on 24 October 1888. Her brother's full name was Walter John Carre Riddell. Sometimes the family name was referred to as 'Carre Riddell' instead of just 'Riddell'.

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August 19-21, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: M. Marriott d. G. Rant 6-1, 6-1
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DF: A. Foster/G. Rant d. M. Field/Miss Rant 6-4, 4-6, 6-4
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XDF: E.M. Hansell/Miss Burnand d. E.B. Upcher/M. Field 6-3, 6-2
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August 11-16, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Cobbold d. Ada Strapp 6-1, 6-4
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DF: Miss Cobbold/Miss Richardson d. Miss Arbuthnot/Miss Taylor 6-5, 6-1
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XDF: William Renshaw/Miss Taylor d. William N Cobbold/Miss Cobbold 6-4, 6-4
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August 4-9, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Draw of 12

1R = First round

1R: Maud Watson d. Alice Bagnall-Wild 6-4, 6-0
1R: Florence Mardall d. Blanche Bingley, walkover
1R: Lilian Cole d. N. Pope 6-3, 6-3
1R: Miss Noon d. Georgina Kindersley 6-1, 6-3

Grace Gibbs, Miss Pollock, Lilian Watson and Agnes Watts each had a bye.
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QF: Maud Watson d. Florence Mardall 6-1, 6-4
QF: Lilian Cole d. Miss Noon 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
QF: Grace Gibbs d. Lilian Watson 7-9, 6-4, 6-2
QF: Agnes Watts d. Miss Pollock 6-0, 6-0
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SF: Maud Watson d. Lilian Cole 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
SF: Agnes Watts d. Grace Gibbs 6-0, 6-3
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FI: Maud Watson d. Agnes Watts 6-1, 7-5, 6-3
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May 26-31, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Draw of 16

1R = First round

1R: Edith Davies d. L. Turner 5-6, 6-0, 6-2
1R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Airey 6-0, 6-2
1R: N. Pope d. Mrs Hornby 6-0, 6-0
1R: A. Wilder d. C. Bennett 6-2, 6-2
1R: Grace Gibbs d. Mrs Hill 5-6, 6-5, retired
1R: Alice Bagnall-Wild d. G. Langley 6-5, 6-2
1R: Mrs Carey d. C. Martyn 5-6, 6-2, 6-2
1R: Lilian Cole d. Miss McNeile 6-3, 6-2
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QF: Edith Davies d. Florence Mardall 6-4, 0-6, 6-1
QF: A. Wilder d. N. Pope 5-6, 6-4, 6-1
QF: Grace Gibbs d. Alice Bagnall-Wild 6-4, 4-6, 6-5
QF: Lilian Cole d. Mrs Carey 6-5, 6-3
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SF: Edith Davies d. A. Wilder 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
SF: Lilian Cole d. Grace Gibbs 3-6, 6-1, 7-5
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FI: Edith Davies d. Lilian Cole 6-4, 6-4
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DF: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. C. Martyn/Miss McNeile 8-6, 8-6
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XDF: Captain Charles Gostling/Florence Mardall d. G.J. Mitton/Lilian Cole 11-9, 4-6, 6-4
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June 9-14, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Draw of 6

1R = First round

1R: Edith Davies d. K. Cornford 6-1, 6-3
1R: Lilian Watson d. F. Davies 6-2, 6-3
1R: Louisa Martin d. Florence Mardall 6-0, 6-1
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SF: Louisa Martin d. Lilian Watson 6-2, 6-5

Edith Davies had a bye.
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FI: Edith Davies d. Louisa Martin 3-6, 6-5, 6-3
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DF: Edith Davies/Florence Mardall d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 8-10, 9-7, 6-2
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XDF: Maud Watson/Wilfred Milne d. Edith Davies/Captain Wood 6-2 1-6 6-2 6-4
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June 14-19, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Draw of 10

1R = First round

1R: Edith Davies d. Mrs G. Smith 6-3, 6-2
1R: Ann Dod d. Beatrice Wood 6-1, 6-4
1R: Miss Eckersley d. N. Carrington 6-0, 6-0
1R: Miss Cliff d. B. Fletcher 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. F. Underhill 6-2, 6-1
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QF: Edith Davies d. Ann Dod 6-5, 6-3
QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Cliff 5-6, 6-1, 6-2

Miss Eckersley had a bye.
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SF: Edith Davies d. Miss Eckersley 6-5, 4-6, 6-4

Margaret Bracewell had a bye.
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FI: Edith Davies d. Margaret Bracewell 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
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DF: Edith Davies/Miss Eckersley d. Ann Dod/Lottie Dod 6-2, 6-3
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XDSF: Ernest Browne/Edith Davies d. Richard D. Sears (USA)/Miss Eckersley 6-2, 6-4

William J. Bush-Salmon/Miss Gorton had a bye
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XDF: Ernest Browne/Edith Davies d. William J. Bush-Salmon/Miss Gorton 6-1, 6-1
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From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1885): "Alternately held in Manchester and Liverpool, it was the turn for the latter town to have the Northern Championships in its domains this season, and, as in 1882, the beautiful grounds of the Liverpool Cricket Club at Aigburth were chosen for the venue. What with the pavilion, commodious dressing rooms, and refreshment arrangements, the Aigburth grounds are certainly convenient for tennis tournaments, and with such a great extent of lawn available for play, good courts can always be arranged for, as they were on this occasion, in spite of the weather for the past month or so being greatly against getting the ground into order.

"Prizes to the value of 180 guineas were offered for competitions, besides three challenge cups of the value of 95 guineas. The committee offered a challenge cup for ladies this year for the first time of the value of 25 guineas, the conditions being that it must be won two years in succession or three years altogether."
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June 16-21, London Athletic Club Tournament, Stamford Bridge, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 25

1R = First round

1R: Maud Watson d. Edith Patney, walkover
1R: C. Bushnell d. Miss Elvey 6-3, 3-6, 6-3
1R: Mrs Anderson d. Miss Carr 6-4, 6-3
1R: Mrs Warmford-Thomson d. E. Lewis 6-2, 6-2
1R: Miss Joyce d. M. Clark 6-4, 6-4
1R: Ethel Field d. Miss Jacko 6-2, 6-0
1R: E. Bushnell d. Miss Nelson 6-1, 6-2
1R: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Yockney 6-0, 6-0

Eight players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Maud Watson d. C. Bushnell 6-0, 6-0
2R: Mrs Warmford-Thomson d. Mrs Thompson 6-2, 6-4
2R: Miss Joyce d. Ethel Field 6-3, 4-6, 7-5
2R: Blanche Bingley d. E. Bushnell 6-1, 6-0
2R: Lilian Watson d. Miss Page, walkover
2R: Ida Watson d. Miss Bouchier, walkover
2R: Miss Hayward d. M. Enstone 6-0, 6-0
2R: Edith Cole d. Miss Cane, walkover
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QF: Maud Watson d. Mrs Warmford-Thomson 6-2, 6-0
QF: Blanche Bingley d. Miss Joyce 6-0, 6-0
QF: Lilian Watson d. Ida Watson 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
QF: Edith Cole d. Miss Hayward 6-2, 6-1
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SF: Maud Watson d. Blanche Bingley 6-1, 6-2
SF: Edith Cole d. Lilian Watson 4-6, 8-6, 6-2
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FI: Maud Watson d. Edith Cole 6-4, 6-2, 2-6 6-1
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August 18-23, Buxton*, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Draw of 32

1R = First round

1R: Agnes Watts d. Florence Mardall 6-1, 6-4
1R: Miss Noon d. Miss Butler, walkover
1R: Connie Butler d. C. White 6-0, 6-1
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Mrs Hill 4-6, 6-2, 6-0
1R: J. Wray d. Miss Chamberlain 6-5, 6-2
1R: C. Fullerton-Smith d. Miss Halpin 6-5, 6-1
1R: Edith Gurney d. B. Irwin 6-1, 6-0
1R: Miss Surtees d. B. Noon 6-3, 6-1
1R: Miss Walker d. M. Irwin 6-0, 6-3
1R: Miss Bowyer d. C. Marriot 6-5, 5-6,6 -3
1R: Miss Fullerton-Smith d. Miss Coddington 6-2, 6-2
1R: L. Fenton d. Miss Clark 6-1, 6-1
1R: M. Marriott d. A. Simpson 6-3, 6-3
1R: A. Coddington d. Miss Greaves 6-2, 6-2
1R: Miss Richardson d. Miss Metcalf 6-2, 6-3
1R: Florence Stanuell d. A. Sharp 6-0, 6-0

2R = Second round

2R: Agnes Watts d. Miss Noon 6-2, 6-3
2R: Margaret Bracewell d. Connie Butler 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2R: J. Wray d. C. Fullerton-Smith 6-4, 6-3
2R: Miss Surtees d. Edith Gurney 6-3, 6-3
2R: Miss Walker d. Miss Bowyer 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
2R: L. Fenton d. Miss Fullerton-Smith 6-1, 6-5
2R: M. Marriott d. A. Coddington 6-0, 6-1
2R: Florence Stanuell d. Miss Richardson 6-1, 5-6, 6-2
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QF: Agnes Watts d. Margaret Bracewell 6-3, 6-2
QF: Miss Surtees d. J. Wray 6-3, 6-3
QF: Miss Walker d. L. Fenton 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
QF: Florence Stanuell d. M. Marriott 6-2, 6-3
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SF: Agnes Watts d. Miss Surtees 6-5, 6-4
SF: Florence Stanuell d. Miss Walker 6-0, 6-0
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FI: Agnes Watts d. Florence Stanuell 6-1, 6-2

* The was the inaugural Buxton tournament (later the Derbyshire Championships).
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Re: 1884 results

September 1-6, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Frances Burton d. Nellie Burton 6-2 6-4*

* The women's singles event was "handicap" only; the two finalists were sisters.
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Re: 1884 results

July 22-25, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

Draw of 11

1R = First round

1R: Miss Noon d. A. Smith 6-0, 6-2
1R: Effie Noon d. G. Green 6-1, 0-6, 6-3
1R: Ethel Walker d. W. Balden 6-4, 6-3
1R: A. Heaton d. L. Chamberlain, walkover

Four players had a bye.
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QF: Miss Noon d. Effie Noon 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
QF: A. Heaton d. Ethel Walker 6-5, 6-2
QF: Florence Mardall d. Miss Chamberlain 6-2, 6-2
QF: E. Richardson d. Miss Hutton 6-1, 6-2
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SF: Miss Noon d. A. Heaton 6-4, 6-4
SF: E. Richardson d. Florence Mardall 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
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FI: Miss Noon d. E. Richardson 3-6, 8-6, 6-3
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XDF: John Deykin/Florence Mardall d. Frank Noon/Effie Noon 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-2
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Re: 1884 results

Hi Mark,

Looking at this I see L Chamberlain is listed twice. Could the earlier mention of a default be wrong-or maybe she was just put back in the draw?

What's your take on it?

July 22-25, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

Draw of 11

Quote:
1R = First round

1R: Miss Noon d. A. Smith 6-0, 6-2
1R: Effie Noon d. G. Green 6-1, 0-6, 6-3
1R: Ethel Walker d. W. Balden 6-4, 6-3
1R: A. Heaton d. L. Chamberlain, walkover

Four players had a bye.
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QF: Miss Noon d. Effie Noon 2-6, 6-1, 6-4
QF: A. Heaton d. Ethel Walker 6-5, 6-2
QF: Florence Mardall d. L. Chamberlain 6-2, 6-2
QF: E. Richardson d. Miss Hutton 6-1, 6-2
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