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1887 results

1887

January through June


Many thanks to Elegos, Newmark and GeeTee for their contributions to this thread.


CR=Challenge Round. Under the challenge round system the previous year's winner, the holder of the title, "sat out" until the challenger won the final (often called the All-Comers Final).


Summary and Notable Events:

Lottie Dod goes undefeated for the season. Her singles titles are the Irish Chmps, Bath (West of England), Manchester (North of England) and Wimbledon.

Blanche Bingley married George Hillyard on the 13th of July.

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December 30, 1886-January 2, 1887, Farndon Park Open, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Venue: Farndon Park

MX: Rose Tanner/J.W. Begg d. Hilda Hitchings/R. Smith 6-4 6-0

Note: The only event open to women at this tournament was the mixed doubles.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1886):

"A three days' open lawn tennis tournament took place at Farndon Park, Hawkes Bay, on December 30, 31 and January 2. Although this fashionable and healthful game has been played inn Hawkes Bay for several years, this was the first open competition in New Zealand, and there is every reason to hope it may become an annual fixture.

"The committee are to be congratulated on the success of all their arrangements, and a large number visited Farndon Park as spectators of the play. The honorary secretary, Mr J.F. Jardine, was indefatigable all through the tournament, and special thanks are due to him. The weather was magnificent, and the ground in splendid order. The play all round was good, and in some instances exceptionally so."

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March 10-14, Cannes Mixed Handicap, Cannes, France (Clay)
Venue: Beau Site Hotel

Mixed Doubles (Draw=10)

SF: Constance Bryan (GB)/Ernest Renshaw (GB) d. Maud Watson (GB)/Charles B. Penlington (GB) 4-6 6-4 7-5
SF: Ethel Gurney (GBR)/Harry Grove (GBR) d. H. Asser (GB)/James Dwight (US) 3-6 6-4 11-9

FI: Constance Bryan (GB)/Ernest Renshaw (GB). owe30 d. Edith Gurney (GB)/Harry Grove (GB).owe 15, 6-4 13-11

Over 300 watch the final in this strictly handicap event.


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May 2-9 18 Intercolonial Tournament (NSW Championship), Sydney, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park

Singles (Draw=6)


1R: Ellen Mayne d Eliza Fitzgerald 6-3 6-1
1R: Mabel Shaw d Constance Raleigh 6-2 6-4
1R: Ellen Blaxland-bye
1R: Ada Rodd-bye

SF: Mayne d Shaw 6-2 1-6 6-3
SF: Blaxland d Rodd 7-5 6-2

FI: Ellen Mayne d Ellen Blaxland 6-1 6-3

CR: Ellen Mayne d C. Greene 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Ellen Mayne/Mabel Shawe d Ada Rodd/Beatrice Metcalfe 6-1 6-2

SF: C Greene/Constance Raleigh d Mayne/Shaw 6-2 7-5
SF: Lil Scott/Zilla Scott d Eliza Fitzgerald/Ellen Blaxland 7-5 6-4

FI: Lillian Scott/Zilla Scott d C Greene/Constance Raleigh 3-6 6-4 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)

1R: Scott/Charles Cropper d Constance Raleigh/Edward A Merewether 6-4 6-4

QF: C Greene/Dudley Webb d Beatrice Metcalfe/Edward W. Wallington 6-0 6-4
QF: Ellen Mayne/Haworth W. Bartram d Scott/Clive Smith 6-2 6-1
QF: Ada Rodd/Charles T. Metcalfe d Mabel Shaw/A.W. Allen 6-1 6-3
QF: Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert D. Fitzgerald d Scott/Charles Cropper 6-2 6-8 8-6

SF: Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Rodd/Metcalfe 6-4 6-0
SF: Greene/Webb d Mayne/Bartram 3-6 6-4 6-1

FI: C Greene/Dudley Webb d Eliza Fitzgerald/Robert Fitzgerald 6-4 6-2

"Mayne's steady placing and accurate judgement, combined with great determination, proved too much for the brilliant cutting of her rival."

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Circa mid-May, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Isa Watson d. Miss Bayley 4-6 6-1 6-2*

* The women’s singles event was handicap only.

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May 19-21, Pollokshields, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Julia Mackenzie d. Miss Blackburn 6-0 10-8

MX: Julia Mackenzie/"Robertson" d. Miss Blackburn/Rodger 6-2 6-3

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May 23-28, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lottie Dod d. Miss McClintock 6-1 6-3
1R: Louisa Martin d. Miss Exham 6-1 6-2
1R: Maud Watson d. Connie Butler 6-1 6-2
1R: Lilian Watson d. Florence Stanuell 6-2 3-6 6-4

SF: Lottie Dod d. Louisa Martin 6-3 6-0
SF: Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 6-2 6-5

FI: Lottie Dod (GB) d. Maud Watson (GB) 6-4 6-3

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Connie Butler/Lottie Dod 6-3 1-6 6-3
1R: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. "C. Ruse"/Miss McClintock 6-3 6-2

FI: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Lilian Watson (GB)/Maud Watson (GB) 4-6 6-4 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Lottie Dod (GB)/Ernest Renshaw (GB) d. Louisa Martin/Willoughby Hamilton 6-3 7-5
1R: Miss McClintock/Patrick Bowes-Lyon d. Miss Exham/Alfred Betham 10-8 9-7
1R: Lilian Watson/Herbert W. Wilberforce d. Florence Stanuell/Tom Campion 5-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Maud Watson/Harry Grove d. Connie Butler/ James Baldwin 6-0 6-0

SF: Dod/Renshaw d. McClintock/Lyon 6-2 6-4
SF: M Watson/Grove d. L Watson/Wilberforce 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod (GB)/Ernest Renshaw (GB) d. Maud Watson (GB) /Harry Grove 8-6 5-7 6-1 6-3

This year this tournament probably marked Lottie Dod’s first appearance in tournament play outside of England.

From the “Irish Times”, 26 May 1887 (originally posted by Mark)

“Judging by the exceptionally brilliant form shown by Miss Martin in all her practice matches this season, those best able to form an opinion looked forward to her, if not winning the ladies’ singles right out, certainly getting into the final round, but her match with Miss Dod ended in an easy win for the English lady, Miss Martin getting but three games in the match. It cannot be denied that Miss Martin does not play up to her true form in public and several of her strokes were much affected by her nervousness, which was a noticeable feature throughout her game. Miss Dod, on the other hand, was as cool as possible, and the sureness and severity of her strokes frequently brought forth rounds of applause. The winner has improved vastly since last year, especially in her backhand stroke, which, though not severe, is nevertheless a very telling one. Miss Martin took the first two games, but from that to the finish she got only one more game. Miss Dod took the third, fourth and fifth games to 15, 30 and 30, her opponent taking the sixth game to deuce, when three games won by Miss Dod to 30, deuce and 15, won her the set. The second set was won to love. The first two games were close enough, being won to deuce; but in the last four games the winner only lost three strokes.”

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May 30, Berrylands Lawn Tennis Club, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

MX: Harry Barlow/Miss Ripley (owe 15) d. Lucy Ripley/Herbert Ripley 1-6 6-5 10-8

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888): "The Bank Holiday Tournament (ladies' and gentlemen's doubles, partners drawn by lot) of this club resulted as under. By arrangement, Harry S. Barlow owed 15, but that did not prevent the success of his pair, though Miss Lucy and Herbert H. Ripley fought hard in the final tie, eighteen games being played in the last set before the latter were defeated."

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May 30-31, Rotherby, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

DF: Mrs Jacques/Effie Noon d. Florence Noon/Miss Turner 1-6 6-3 6-3

MX: Florence Noon/Alfred E. Thompson d. Effie Noon/Conway John Morgan 6-2 5-7 8-6

The winners of the mixed doubles event later married each other, as did the runners-up. There was no women's singles event at this tournament this year.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888) "This tournament, which was held in the private grounds of Mr Joseph Hames of Rotherby Hall, Leicester, took place on Whit Monday and Tuesday. The entries were mostly those of local players, principal among the visitors being Mr Conway John Morgan [...] The ladies' and gentlemen's doubles was productive of a capital match between Miss Florence Noon and Mr Alfred Thompson against Miss Effie Noon and Mr Morgan. All three sets had to be played, the last two being advantage sets, the match ending in favour of the former pair."

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May 30-June 4, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=17)


1R: Mrs Hornby d. Miss Hemingway 6-0 6-5

2R: Lottie Dod d. Lilian Watson 6-1, 6-1
2R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Whittaker 6-1 6-2
2R: Hornby d. Miss Langley default
2R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Miss Turner 6-3 6-3

2R: N. Pope d. Alice Bagnall-Wild 6-2 5-6 6-2
2R: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Bennett 6-1 6-1
2R: AM Wilder d. Miss Davies 6-4 3-6 6-2
2R: Maud Watson d. Miss Hayes 6-0 6-0

QF: Dod d. Bracewell 6-5 6-3
QF: Langrishe d. Hornby 6-3 6-2
QF: Pope d. Paterson 6-1 6-1
QF: M Watson d. Miss Wilder 6-0 6-0

SF: Dod d. Langrishe 6-1 6-3
SF: M Watson d. Pope 6-2 6-2

FI: Lottie Dod d. Maud Watson 7-5 6-4

DF: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 10-8 6-3

Mixed Doubles

QF: Lottie Dod/James Dwight (US) d. Alice Bagnall-Wild/Charles Lacy Sweet 6-0 6-2
QF: Maud Watson/Harry Grove d. Miss Fowle/Cecil O. Gillbanks 6-0 6-0
QF: N. Pope/William C. Taylor d. Mrs Hornby/"P. Artner" default
QF: Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw d. Miss Davies/Mark A. Hartnell 6-4 6-4

SF: Dod/Dwight d. Watson/Grove 6-5 6-4
SF: Bracewell/Renshaw d. Pope/Taylor 6-2 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod/James Dwight (US) d. Margaret Bracewell/William Renshaw 6-4 4-6 6-1

In the final Maud Watson led 5-4, 40-15 in the first set, and 4-2 in the second set. Again, Lottie Dod proved her downfall in all 3 events.

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June 1-4, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Meikle 6-0 6-1

CR: Mabel Boulton d. Jane Meikle (holder) default

DF: Dorothy Boulton/Mabel Boulton d. A. Forest/Miss Meikle 1-6 6-4 6-3

MX: Dorothy Boutlon/John Galbraith Horn d. Mabel Boulton/Richard M Watson 6-2 3-6 12-10

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June 6-11, Cheltenham Tounament, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin d. Edith Davies 6-2 6-4
1R: Florence Stanuell d. Florence Mardall 6-0 6-0
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Lilian Watson 6-5 6-3
1R: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-1 6-0

SF: Martin d. Stanuell 6-4 6-4
SF: M Watson d. Bracewell 6-4 6-0

FI: Louisa Martin d. Maud Watson 6-4 5-7 6-2

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Edith Davies/Beatrice Langrishe-bye
1R: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Ellen Browne/Clara Hill 6-0, 6-3
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Margaret Bracewell/N. Pope 2-6, 6-5, 6-2
1R: Miss Agg/Florence Mardall-bye

SF: Watson/Watson d. Davis/Langrishe 6-3 6-3
SF: Martin/Stanuell d. Agg/Mardall 6-2 6-3

DF: Lilian Watson/Maud Watson d. Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell 6-4 6-1

Mixed doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Edith Davies/Mark A. Hartnell 6-3 6-5
1R: Lilian Watson/Alfred P. Gaskell d. M. Agg/James Baldwin 6-5 6-4
1R: Ellen Browne/Ernest Browne d. F. Davies /G.L. Bruce 8-6 7-5
1R: Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (US) d. Florence Mardall/F.W. Knox 6-3 5-6 6-2

SF: M. Waton/Deykin d L. Watson/Gaskell 6-2 4-6 6-3
SF: Bracewell/ Dwight d. Browne/Browne default

FI: Maud Watson/John Deykin d. Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (US) 6-4 6-3

In the final Martin had a match point in the second set. She fails to convert, but goes on to win in 3 sets.

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June 6-11, Scottish Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)


Singles (Draw=5, plus holder).

1R: Dorothy Boulton d. Miss Moreton 6-3 7-5

SF: Connie Butler d. Lottie Paterson 8-6 6-3
SF: Dorothy Boulton d. Miss Meikle 6-3 6-2

FI: Connie Butler d. Dorothy Boulton 6-1 6-0 6-3

CR: Connie Butler d. Mabel Boulton (holder) 6-2 6-2 3-6 8-6

Note the All comers Final and Challenge Rounds were best of 5 sets.

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June 13-18, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Stamford Bridge

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: B. James d. Lois Renwick 6-2 6-2
1R: A. Tulloch d. Mrs Anderson 6-4 6-5
1R: L. Murray d. E. Bushell default
1R: May Jacks d. Florence Renwick 3-6 6-0 6-1

SF: James d. Tulloch 6-0 6-1
SF: Jacks d. Murray retired (most likely a default; though "retired" suggests she started the match)

FI: B. James d. May Jacks 7-5 6-3

CR: Blanche Bingley (holder) d. B. James 6-4 6-3

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June 13-18 Waterloo Tournament, Liverpool, England, GB (Grass)

FI: Miss Pickthall d. Mary Pick 7-5 6-1

MX: Katherine Pick/Jacob G Brown d. B. Bromfield/JD Harris 6-2 9-7

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June 13-17, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Maud Watson, owes 15 d. Clara Hill default
1R: Miss Cockshott d. E. Stephen 6-3 6-4
1R: Beatrice Langrishe-bye
1R: Lilian Watson-bye

SF: M Watson d. L Watson 4-6 6-4 6-3
SF: Langrishe d. Cockshott 6-0 6-1

FI: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3 6-3

MX: Lilian Waston/James Baldwin d. Maud Watson/Ernest Renshaw 3-6 6-2 6-1

This year a Challenge Cup was offered for the women’s singles event at this tournament for the first time. Maud "agreed to owe 15"-meaning she started every game at 0-15. Beatrice was popularly known as "Bee", and is sometimes listed in sources under that name.

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June 18 and 20, Headingley Lawn Tennis Club, Headingley, Yorkshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Headingley Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Beatrice Wood d. G. Harrison 6-3, 6-2

This modest two-day tournament was the first ever tournament held by the Headingley Lawn Tennis Club.

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June 20-25, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Lottie Dod d. Louisa Martin 6-0 6-2
1R: May Langrishe d. Florence Mardall 6-1 4-6 6-1
1R: Florence Stanuell d. Edith Davies 6-2 6-0
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Connie Butler 6-4 6-3

SF: Dod d Langrishe 6-1 6-2
SF: Bracewell d Stanuell 6-1 6-8 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell 6-2 6-2

CR: Lottie Dod d. Maud Watson (holder) 6-2 6-1*

Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod-bye
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. A.F. Cummings/M. Porter 6-1 6-0
1R: Margaret Bracewell/May Langrishe d. Edith Davies/Florence Mardall 6-3 6-2
1R: Gertrude Bracewell/Connie Butler-bye

SF: Dod/Dod d. M Bracewell/Langrishe 6-4 4-6 6-1
SF: Martin/Stanuell d. G Bracewell/Butler 6-3 6-2

FI: Ann Dod/Lottie Dod d. Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell 6-4 2-6 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=9)


1R: Florence Stanuell/Arthur J. Wilson d. May Langrishe/William Wethered 6-3 6-4

QF: Louisa Martin/Tom S. Campion d. Connie Butler/Theodore Coventry 6-2 6-3
QF: Edith Davies/Robert W. Braddell d. Stanuell/Wilson 6-2 7-5
QF: Ann Dod/Jacob G. Brown d. Florence Mardall/Percy B. Brown 6-4 6-5
QF: Lottie Dod/Harry Grove d. Margaret Bracewell/John Deykin 2-6 6-3 7-5

SF: Martin/Campion d. Davies/Braddell 6-5 6-5
SF: L. Dod/Grove d. A. Dod/Deykin 6-4 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin/Tom S. Campion d. Lottie Dod/Harry Grove 8-6 6-3

Check final score. Also have alternate score of 6-1 6-2.*


"Ladies' singles, best of three advantages sets throughout; first prize value 10 guineas, second prize values 5 guineas (presented by the Vice-President of the Northern Lawn Tennis Association); the winner of the first prize will also hold the Association's ladies' challenge prize, value 20 guineas; presented in 1887, this prize to become the property of any lady who may win it two years in succession, or three times in all; entrance fee, 5s."

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June 20-25, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

MX: Miss Barlow/Harry Barlow d. May Jacks/HC Yockney 7-5 4-6 6-1

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June 28-July 2, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)

SF: Margaret Bracewell d. Mary Steedman 5-6 6-1 6-4
SF: Florence Mardall d. Eva Steedman 6-5 6-2

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Florence Mardall 6-0 4-6 7-5

DF: Margaret Bracewell/Florence Mardall d. Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman 6-4 7-5

MX: Margaret Bracewell/John Deykin d. Bertha Steedman/Percy B Brown 6-4 11-9

This year the women’s singles event at this tournament was "handicap" only.

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Unknown Date, Ealing Lawn Tennis Tournament

FI Charlotte Cooper won

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Unknown date, Natal Championships

FI: Mabel Grant d. B. Grant 6-4 6-3

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Re: 1887 results

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CR=Challenge Round. Under the challenge round system the previous year's winner, the holder of the title, "sat out" until the challenger won the final (often called the All-Comers Final).

July 2-7, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5, plus holder)

1R: Lottie Dod -bye
1R: B James d. Maud Shackle 8-6 6-2
1R: Edith Cole -bye
1R: Julia Shackle -bye

SF: Dod d. James 6-1 6-1
SF: Cole d. J Shackle 6-4 6-1

FI: Lottie Dod d. Edith Cole 6-2 6-3

CR: Lottie Dod d. Blanche Bingley (holder) 6-2 6-0

Lottie Dod "The Little Winder" is the first real teenage prodigy of tennis. She wins on her debut at Wimbledon. She was 15 years and 10 months old at the time and is still the youngest ever winner of a senior singles title at Wimbledon. Miss Dod is the only woman in tennis history never to lose in grand slam, going unbeaten in her 5 Wimbledons. Some ladies feel the young girl has an unfair advantage over them. Older women must wear more restrictive clothes, while young Lottie can dash about in shorter skirts.


From: "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888): "Wednesday, July 6. With so few competing in the ladies' singles, it was decided that it was not necessary to allow the winner of the All-Comers' a day's rest before meeting the lady champion, indeed, Miss Lottie Dod had only two ties to play off. Rather a larger company than had been previously seen this year at Wimbledon, were gathered round centre court when Miss Blanche Bingley and Miss Dod commenced their match for the championship. Just at first Miss Dod was not seen at her best, while Miss Bingley played very well, sending her returns down the court in her well-known style, but this, however, only lasted four games, and out of this number the 1886 champion could only win her share.

"Afterwards it was quite palpable that she was overmatched, as game after game in quick succession was won by Miss Dod, whose returns were wonderfully well placed, and at times she volleyed with good effect. The last ten games of the match were all won by Miss Dod, and, though Miss Bingley may gain more games some other time when in better health, we doubt that she would ever again defeat the new holder of the championship. Miss Dod excels all other ladies greatly in the ease with which she gets to the balls, she apparently being able to judge fairly well where the return is coming to. In the match under notice Miss Dod won 12 games to 2 and 60 strokes to 36."

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July 7-9, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Wood d. Lilla Moir 6-2 6-2

DF: M. Crossley/Beatrice Wood d. Lilla Moir/E. Tannett 4-6 5-7 6-4 6-4 7-5

This was the fourth edition of the Chapel Allerton tournament which, at this point in time, appears to have been restricted to Yorkshire players.
The doubles was a best-of-five-sets final.

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July 11-14, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Evelyn Blencowe d. Gertrude Mellersh 6-1 6-1*

MX: Margaret Bracewell/James Dwight (US) d. Mrs Hornby/AD Annesley 6-4 4-6 6-0

This year this tournament featured a women's singles event, although it was only handicap in nature.

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July 14-16, Leicester Tournament, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Agnes Watts 5-6, 6-2, 6-3

SF: Bracewell d. Florence Noon 6-2 5-6 6-2
SF: Effie Noon d. Florence Mardall 6-4 6-3

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Effie Noon 6-4 6-2

DF: N. Pope/Agnes Watts d. Margaret Bracewell/Miss Forsbroke 6-5 6-5

MX: Margaret Bracewell/Ernest Lewis d. Florence Noon/CP Brett 6-1 6-1

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888): "Saturday, July 16. Although there were several showers during the afternoon, they luckily did not last long, so that the different events were all finished by seven o'clock, with the exception of the final round of the gentlemen's singles handicap. In this the two players had each won a set and the score was called four games to three in favour of Mr Frank Noon in the third. Five times in the eighth game deuce was scored, and then Mr William C. Taylor retired in order to catch the London train.

"The attendance today was again exceedingly good, the stand being well patronised. Mr Ernest Lewis took the lion's share of the prizes, gaining three firsts: the open singels, the gentlemen's doubles with his father, Mr John H. Lewis, and the ladies' and gentlemen's doubles, with Miss Margaret Bracewell. This lady was also to the fore in the ladies' singles, and, with Miss Forsborke, she took the second position in the ladies' scratch doubles. Mr Tom Campion, although he was unable to win a first prize, was fairly successful, as he took two seconds and a third.

"The meeting was a great success in every way, the management being everything that could be wished. Mr Arthur Cumberland worked hard all through, and the club, with such an honorary secretary at the head of affairs, will always be certain of obtaining good entries. The players, as usual, were well looked after by the committee, and a dance on the Friday night was well attended.

"A good word for the printers of the programme may not be out of place here, the rapidity and exactness with which the cards were got out being very noticeable. The posts, nets and balls were all supplied by F.H. Ayres."

Unclear if Miss Noon=Effie.

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July 19-21, Somersetshire County Tournament, Taunton, Somerset, England (Grass)

Ladies' Singles (County Championship)

FI: N. Pope d. A.M. Meyler 6-1 6-1


Ladies' Singles (Handicap)


SF: Lottie Dod (owes 30) d. Ann Dod (one bisque) 6-3 8-6
SF: N. Pope (half 15) d. L. Douglas (30) 6-2 8-6

FI: Lottie Dod (owes 30) d. N. Pope (half 15) 6-2 8-6

DF: Alice Bagnall-Wild/N. Pope d. Miss Escott/Miss Gilling-Lax 6-4 6-1

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July 19-21, Norton, Durham, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Miss Marley d. Mary Page 6-4 6-4
1R: Constance Faithfull d. Miss Cochrane 6-2 6-2

QF: Marley d. C Faithfull 6-4 6-2
QF: Ellinor Page d. Miss Bolckow 6-3 5-6 6-2
QF: Elizabeth Faithfull d. Miss Page default
QF: Katharine Faithfull d. Ethel Cochrane 6-2 6-2

SF: Marley d. E Page 6-3 6-5
SF: K Faithfull d. E Faithfull 6-5 6-1

FI: Miss Marley d. Katharine Faithfull 6-5 6-1

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July 18-23, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: D. Patterson d. H. James 6-2 6-3
1R: B. James d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-4 6-3
1R: M. Rundall d. E. Malcolm 5-7 6-4 6-4
1R: Miss Canning-bye

1R: "J. Gray"-bye
1R: Miss Monckton-bye
1R: May Jacks d. Miss Stuart-Smith 2-6 6-4 6-1
1R: Edith Gurney d. Miss Tulloch 6-4 6-1

QF: D. Patterson d. James 6-3 6-4
QF: Canning d. Rundall 6-3 6-3
QF: "Gray" d. Monckton 6-0 6-0
QF: Gurney d. Jacks 2-6 9-7 6-3

SF: D. Patterson d. Canning 6-2 6-2
SF: Edith Gurney d. "Gray" 6-4 6-2

FI: D Patterson d. Edith Gurney 6-0 4-6 7-5

DF: Miss Gray/D Patterson d. May Jacks/B James 6-4 6-1

MX: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. May Jacks/???? 6-1 6-0

Hillyard is the married name of Blanche Bingley. She had married George Hillyard on 13 July of this year.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888): "The Chiswick Park Club has once more obtained a good entry, both as regards quality and quantity. For the open singles, sixteen names had been sent in, including Mr Ernest Lewis and Mr Harry Grove, besides other good players. The Duke of Devonshire added a 50-guinea challenge cup to this event, and it was decided that the winner should also hold the title of champion of Middlesex.

"Mr W. Kemp Welch gave a 30-guinea challenge cup to the ladies' singles, this also now bearing the title of lady champion of Middlesex."

A Challenge Cup meant that there would be a Challenge Round in succeeding years.

Who was the mixed partner of May Jacks?

Who is the mysterious D Patterson. Is she a sister or relative of Lottie? Or are they actually one and the same? Mark points out quite correctly that the spelling differs (one "t" vs two),making the theory unlikely.

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July 21-23, Stafford, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

FI: Effie Noon d. Miss Crofton 2-6 6-2 8-6

MX: Effie Noon/CP Brett d. Frederick Watts/Agnes Watts 6-3 1-6 6-3

*The singles was handicap only.

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July 25-30, Essex County Cricket Club Tournament, Leyton, Essex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

SF: B. James d. Clara Hill 6-3 6-1
SF: May Jacks d. [Florence]Thompson 6-2 6-3

FI: B. James d. May Jacks 6-8 6-0 6-3

Doubles (Draw=6)

FI: Miss Canning/May Jacks d. C.R. Day/[Florence]Thompson default

Mixed Doubles (Draw=22)

QF: Miss Canning/A. Walker d. Miss Barlow/Harry S. Barlow 6-3 6-5
QF: Mrs Brewer/F.O.S. Reade d. Miss Todd/C.E. Salmon 6-5 6-2
QF: C.R. Day/Frederick W. Gore d. Miss Rowland/L. Walker 6-2 6-3
QF: May Jacks/Herbert C. Yockney d. Clara Hill/Edward Barratt-Smith 6-1 3-6 6-3

SF: A. Walker/Miss Canning d. Reade/Mrs Brewer 6-3 6-1
SF: Yockney/Jacks d. Gore/Day 6-1 6-0

FI: Miss Canning/A. Walker d. May Jacks/Herbert C. Yockney 7-5 6-2

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July 25-30, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Bertha Steedman d. Katherine Hill 6-1 6-2
1R: Margaret Bracewell d. Mary Steedman 6-2 6-1
1R: May Langrishe d. Beatrice Wood 6-1 6-2
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Eva Steedman 6-3 6-5

SF: Bertha Steedman d. Beatrice (Bee) Langrishe 6-4 6-3
SF: May Langrishe d. Margaret Bracewell 6-5 6-1

FI: May Langrishe d. Bertha Steedman 6-3 6-4

Doubles (Draw=6) (The All-England Doubles)

1R: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman-bye
1R: Lottie Dod/May Langrishe d. Catherine Steedman/Eva Steedman 6-0 6-1
1R: Gertrude Bracewell/Margaret Bracewell d. Katherine Hall/Mrs Rentoul 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Crossley/Beatrice Wood-bye

SF: Dod/Langrishe d. B Steedman/M Steedman 6-5 6-1
SF: Bracewell/Bracewell d. Crossley/Wood 6-3 3-6 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod/May Langrishe d. Gertrude Bracewell/Margaret Bracewell 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles

QF: Mary Steedman/FA Clarke d. Gertrude Bracewell/A Thompson 6-0 6-4
QF: Lottie Dod/James Dwight (US) d. E Samuel/W Crewden 6-0 6-0
QF: Margaret Bracewell/Tom Campion d. Miss Exham/Alfred Betham 6-3 6-1
QF: May Langrishe/William D Hamilton d. Bertha Steedman/Thomas R Grey 6-1 6-4

SF: Dod/Dwight d. M Bracewell/Campion 3-6 6-3 7-5
SF: Langrishe/Hamilton d. M Steedman/Clarke 6-3 6-4

FI: Lottie Dod/James Dwight (US) d. May Langrishe/William D. Hamilton 6-4 4-6 6-2

The doubles at Buxton was also the All-England Ladies Doubles

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July 25-August 2, East of Ireland Championships, Howth, Dublin, Ireland

Singles (Draw=18)

QF: Miss Smith d. Mrs Graham 6-1 6-3
QF: E. Lindsay d. P. Costello 6-3 6-2
QF: G. Crofton d. E. Knox 6-3 6-3
QF: C. McClintock d. Maud Scovell 6-4 6-4

SF: Smith d. Lindsay 6-3 6-3
SF: McClintock d. Crofton 6-2 6-1

FI: Miss Smith d. C. McClintock 6-2 6-4

MX: G. Crofton/Maxwell J. Carpendale d. Maud Scovell/Cameron Deane Shute 7-5 6-4

Note: Both of the above events were described as "open handicaps" in the "Irish Times" newspaper.

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July 27-30, Newcastle Tournament, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Connie Butler d. Mrs R. Clayton, default
1R: Alice Cheese d. Helen Jackson 6-2 6-2
1R: A. Reay d. L. Wilson 6-3 6-4
1R: Ann Dod-bye

SF: Butler d. Cheese 6-2 6-1
SF: A Dod d. Reay 6-1 6-3

FI: Connie Butler d. Ann Dod 4-6 6-2 8-6

MX: Helen Jackson/John Charles Kay d. Miss Bradshaw/William H. Wilberforce 6-1 5-7 7-5

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1888): "The final was very exciting; the first set fell to Miss Dod, who was playing out of the best court, at six to four. Miss Butler won the next at six to two, and the third was an advantage, over fourteen games having to be played before the same lady could win it. Miss Dod began this set remarkably well, taking five of the first six games played, but after that she rather fell off in her play, whilst Miss Butler got back some wondeful strokes, and, after five all and six all had been called, secured the match.

"Both ladies have never played better, the winner all through placed well, and played a plucky uphill game. Miss Dod hit hard, and, except in the middle of the last set, served well."

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July 28-30, Portishead, Somerset, England (Grass)

DF: Miss Bryant/Winifred Parr d. Miss Reynolds/F. Smith 6-0 6-3

MX: Alice Parr/Ernest Renshaw d. Miss Stock/J.C. Prior default

There was no women's singles event at this tournament this year.

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August

August 1-5, Darlington, Durham, England

FI: Helen Jackson d. M. Cheese default

DF: Ann Dod/Helen Jackson d. Connie Butler/Miss Marley 6-1 6-3

Mixed Doubles

SF: Connie Butler/Herbert W. Wilberforce d. Ethel Cheese/Arthur Peese 6-0 7-5
SF: Ann Dod/John Galbraith Horn d. Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon/Hon. Patrick Bowes-Lyon 6-3 3-6 6-4

FI: Connie Butler/Herbert W. Wilberforce d. Ann Dod/John Galbraith Horn 6-4 6-4

The Bowes-Lyons, brother and sister, were uncle and aunt of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth, and mother of Queen Elizabeth II

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August 1-6, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. [Georgina] Kindersley 6-3 6-2
1R: Constance Bryan d. Effie Noon 6-1 2-6 7-5
1R: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-0 6-4
1R: Lilian Watson-bye

SF: Hillyard d. Bryan 6-3 6-3
SF: M Watson d. L Watson 6-3 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Watson 6-4 6-4

Doubles (Draw=13)

SF: Georgina Kindersley/Katherine Kindersley d. Miss Houson/Leila Lodwick 5-6 6-2 6-4
SF: Florence Mardall/Effie Noon d. Lilian Watson/Maud Watson 6-5 6-2

FI: Georgina Kindersley/Katherine Kindersley d. Florence Mardall/Effie Noon 6-4 6-8 6-3

MX: Effie Noon/James Baldwin d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 6-4 2-6 6-4

Note: The women's doubles event was handicap only.

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August 3-6, Waterford, County Wateford, Ireland
Venue: Rocklands Cricket Club

FI: P. Knox d. T. Knox 4-6 6-4 6-2

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August 3-6, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Cobbold d. May Arbuthnot 6-3 6-3

MX: Miss Cobbold/William N. Cobbold d. May Arbuthnot/William J. Down 6-1 4-6 6-4

William Nevill Cobbold had at least two sisters: Georgiana and Matilda.

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August 5-6, 1st Annual Nottingham Tournament, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)
Venue: Trentbridge Ground

1R: Frances Snook-bye
1R: [L.B.] Snook d. Jane Snook default
1R: G. Johnson d. A. Herbert 6-1 6-1
1R: Sybil Speed-bye

SF: Frances Snook d. [L.B.] Snook 6-5 6-5
SF: Johnson d. Sybil Speed 0-6 6-3 6-5

FI: Frances Snook d. G. Johnson 6-3 6-1

MX: (Mabel) Louise Snook/Herbert D. Snook d. Miss Wadsworth/J. Douglas 4-6 6-2 retired

From “Pastime”, August 10, 1887: “The first annual tournament of the Nottinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association was held at the Trentbridge Ground on Friday and Saturday last. This being the first attempt to hold a county meeting, considerable interest was felt in the proceedings. The entries were fairly numerous and included several well-known players. Ten courts were provided, half of them being in front of the new pavilion, thus giving a capital vantage ground for sightseers.”

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August 6 and 8, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Wood d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 3-6 7-5 6-1

The women's events at this tournament were still handicap only.

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August 8-12, Kilkenny Tournament, County Kilkenny, Ireland (Grass)

FI: Jennie Power d. E. McCheane 6-8 6-4 4-6 6-2 7-5

MX: Miss Rotheram/Plunkett-Greene d. A.F. Gregory/Major Francis Slade-Gully 6-4 3-6 6-2

Note: The above two events were handicap only, with the women's singles final being played over the best of five sets.

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August 10-13, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Constance Hodgson d. Angel Smith 3-6 6-4 6-3

This event was still handicap only.

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August 8-13, Teignmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

MX: Maud Watson/Ernest Lewis d. Beatrice Langrishe/Wilfred Milne 6-2 6-0

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August 15-20, Torquay Tournament, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)
Venue: Torquay Tennis Club


Singles (Draw=7 [Handicap only])

1R: Maud Watson, owes 30 d. Miss Challenor, half 30, default
1R: Mrs Last-Smith, half 15 d. Miss Newland, half 15 and one bisque, 6-4 4-6 10-8
1R: Blanche Hillyard, owes 30 d. Miss Tickell, half 15 and one bisque, 6-1 6-4
1R: E. Parson-bye

SF: Watson d. Last-Smith 6-3 6-2
SF: Hillyard d. E Parson 6-4 6-0

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Watson 4-6 6-2 6-3

MX: Maud Watson/Ernest Lewis d. Miss Tickell/Wilfred Milne 6-0 6-3

Draw note: Both players owed 30 in the final. The women's singles event as a whole was handicap only.

From “Pastime”, August 17, 1887: “Torquay, although a town where a tournament should flourish excellently well, has until this year been without this latest sign of civilisation. Thanks to the enterprise of a few players belonging to the Torquay Club, this want has at last been supplied and with a success that the most sanguine of the promoters could hardly have anticipated. [...] The general arrangements are excellent. The ground, a very pretty one, is ornamented with tents and bunting. All the courts are roped and staked, and ample seating is provided for the accommodation of the spectators.”

...

From “Pastime”, August 24, 1887: “The ladies’ handicap produced the match of the week, when Mrs Hillyard and Miss Maud Watson met in the final. Both were handicapped to owe 30, besides giving starts beyond scratch, but neither lost a set in the preliminary rounds. This was the tenth match between these ladies, seven of the previous encounters having resulted in favour of Miss Maud Watson.

“Considerable interest attached to this meeting, and quite a large party journeyed from Teignmouth and Exmouth to see the play. On this occasion Miss Watson showed to much better advantage than at Exmouth and in the first set outplayed her opponent. In the next set Mrs Hillyard’s dogged perseverance and her tremendously hard hitting asserted themselves, and ‘one set all’ was called.

“The deciding set was obstinately contested, but it was evident to all observers that Miss Watson’s strength was inferior to that of her opponent; and although she struggled on most pluckily, Mrs Hillyard won an exciting and a capital match in which both players had shown their best form.”

This was the last time Watson met Hillyard, the series ending at 7-3 in Watson's favor.

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August 15-20, Yorkshire County Tournament, Whitby, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Open events

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Ethel Atkinson d. G.M. Walters 3-6 7-5 7-5
1R: Mabel Boulton d. Ethel Tannett 6-2 6-1

QF: Atkinson d. Florence Mardall 6-2 6-4
QF: A. Turner d. A.S. Petrie 6-1 6-0
QF: Boulton d. Beatrice Wood default
QF: M. Crossley d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 6-3 8-6

SF: Atkinson d. Turner 6-4 6-3
SF: Crossley d. Boulton 6-1 6-3

FI: Ethel Atkinson d. M. Crossley 6-0, 6-3

CR: Margaret Bracewell (holder) d. Ethel Atkinson 4-6 6-2 6-0

DF: Margraet Bracewell/Florence Mardall d. Ethel Atkinson/Ella Rawlinson 6-2 6-4

MX: Margaret Bracewell/F.J. Hirst d. G. Walters/M. Pole 8-6 6-3

Yorkshire County singles

CR: Beatrice Wood d. Mabel Boulton (holder) 7-5 5-7 6-0

This event was restricted to players from Yorkshire.

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August 17-20, South Saxons Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Hastings and Saint Leonard, Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: South Saxons Lawn Tennis Club

FI: C. Smith d. E. King 6-5 6-2

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August 16-24, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Ann Dod (holder) d. Lottie Paterson 6-2 6-4

DF: Ann Dod/Lottie Paterson d. Miss Meikle/L. Murray 6-3 6-2

MX: Ann Dod/RM Watson d. Lottie Paterson/BH Smith 6-2 6-1

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August 23-25, Saxmundham Tournament, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)
Venue: Hurt's Hall Park

FI: Kate Barkley d. Edith Austin 6-2 6-4

DF: J. Bond/L. Davy d. E. Henderson/G. Henderson 3-6 6-2 6-3

MX: Edith Austin/Benjamin A. Cohen d Kate Barkley/TK Norman 6-5 6-2

From “Pastime”, August 31, 1887: “This annual meeting, which, as on previous occasions, was open only to residents in the Eastern Counties, was held in the beautiful grounds in Hurt’s Hall Park on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of last week.”

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August 22-27, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18, plus holder)

1R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Munro default
1R: Beatrice Wood d. Bertha Steedman 6-4 6-4

2R: Ann Dod d. Clara Hill 6-0 6-4
2R: B. Hopkinson d. H. Robinson 6-3 6-2
2R: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Metcalfe 6-0 6-4
2R: Mardall d. Miss Crossley 7-5 3-6 6-3

2R: Mary Steedman d. Ethel Atkinson 6-0 2-6 6-3
2R: Connie Butler d. Miss Sharman 6-2 6-1
2R: Miss Clark d. Miss Freeman 6-2 6-1
2R: Wood d. E. Robinson 6-0 6-1

QF: Dod d. Hopkinson 6-1 6-3
QF: Mardall d. Boulton 7-5 0-6 6-4
QF: M Steedman d. Butler 7-5 7-5
QF: Wood d. Clark 6-2 2-6 6-0

SF: Dod d. Florence Mardall 6-3 5-7 6-3
SF: Wood d. M Steedman 6-4 3-6 6-4

FI: Ann Dod d. Beatrice Wood 6-2 6-1

CR: Margaret Bracewell (holder) d. Ann Dod 6-0 6-1

Doubles

FI: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Connie Butler/Ann Dod 6-4 6-2

CR: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Margaret Bracewell/Florence Mardall (holders) 5-7 6-1 6-2

Mixed Doubles


FI: Mary Steedman/Frederick Bradbury d. Connie Bulter/Arthur G. Pease 6-4 6-1

CR: Margaret Bracewell/Harry Grove (holders) d. Mary Steedman/Frederick Bradbury 6-2 4-6 6-2

This year there was a Challenge Round in all of the main events at this tournament. Perhaps Scarborough already carries the title North of England Chmps.

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August 23-27, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Constance Bryan d Mrs P. Raitt 6-0 6-1
1R: M. Champneys d. Miss Hull 6-3 4-6 6-4
1R: A. McWilliam d. Mrs Craig default
1R: Mrs Hornby-bye

1R: Mrs Surman d. Frances Pinckney default
1R: Harriet Mellersh d. Miss Elphinstone 6-5 0-6 6-3
1R: Miss Urquhart d. Miss Wollaston 6-3 6-4
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Gertrude Mellersh 6-0 6-3

QF: Bryan d. Champneys 6-0 6-1
QF: Mrs Hornby d. McWilliam 6-5 6-3
QF: Mrs Surman d. H. Mellersh 6-5 6-5
QF: Langrishe d. Urquhart 6-1 6-3

SF: Bryan d. Mrs Hornby 6-0 6-2
SF: Langrishe d. Mrs Surman 6-3 6-1

FI: Constance Bryan d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-1 6-3

DF: Constance Bryan/Beatrice Langrishe d. Miss Elphinstone/Mrs Surman 6-1 6-3

MX: Constance Bryan/Ernest W. Lewis d. Beatrice Langrishe/Ernest Renshaw 6-3 6-3 6-4

Note: A special mixed doubles match featuring the best players was played during the Bournemouth tournament in 1887. The main mixed doubles event was handicap only.

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Re: 1887 results

September

August 29-September 6, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=16, plus holder)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Harriet Mellersh 6-0 6-2
1R: Gertrude Mellersh d. Miss Goodman 6-2 7-5
1R: Catherine Triscott d. Miss Gregson 6-0 6-1
1R: Edith Gurney d. Mrs Anderson 6-2 6-1

1R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Malcolm 7-5 6-1
1R: Blanche Pedley d. Mrs Mercer 6-4 6-1
1R: Beatrice Langrishe d. Mrs White 7-5 6-4
1R: Constance Smith d. May Jacks 3-6 6-1 6-4

QF: Hillyard d. Mellersh 6-4 6-1
QF: Gurney d. Triscott 6-0 6-1
QF: Mardall d. Pedley 8-10 6-4 6-1
QF: Smith d. Langrishe 6-3 6-4

SF: Hillyard d. Gurney 6-3 1-6 6-3
SF: Smith d. Mardall 6-2 6-3

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Constance Smith 6-2 6-1

CR: Margaret Bracewell (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-4 6-2

DF: Edith Gurney/Blanche Hillyard d. Margaret Bracewell/Florence Mardall 6-2 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=29)


QF: Margaret Bracewell/Ernest Lewis d. Florence Mardall/Percy B. Brown 6-5 6-3
QF: Constance Smith/Herbert W. Wilberforce d. Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard 5-6 6-1 7-5
QF: Miss Goodman/Lionel R. Wilberforce d. Miss Boulton/Claude E. Farrer 5-6 6-0 8-6
QF: Elizabeth Mocatta/Harry Stone d. Gertrude Mellersh/J.H. Mitchell 6-4 4-6 7-5

SF: Bracewell/Lewis d. Smith/H Wilberforce 6-1 6-2
SF: Mocatta/Stone d. Goodman/L Wilberforce 6-0 6-2

FI: Margaret Bracewell/Ernest Lewis d. Elizabeth Mocatta/Harry Stone 6-0 6-2

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September 27-30, US National Championships , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass)
Venue: Philadelphia Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Ellen Hansell d. Jessie Harding 6-1 6-0
1R: Helen Day Harris d. Louise Allerdice 6-3 6-5
1R: Laura Knight d. Ruth Cott 6-0 6-3
1R: Alice Janney-bye

SF: Hansell d. Harris 2-6 6-4 6-4
SF: Knight d. Janney 6-0 6-1

FI: Ellen Hansell d Laura Knight 6-1 6-0

Bertha Townsend was unable to play due to a death in her family.

*Note on Hansell-Harris semi: a different source has score 1-6 6-4 6-4-check the Philly Inquirer

* This was the inaugural women’s singles event at the US Championships. The men’s and women’s singles event were played at different venues in the early years. This is the complete draw for the women’s singles.

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October through December

Circa October 5-10, Ladies’ Outdoor Tournament, Livingston, [?], USA (Grass?)

FI: Adeline Robinson d. Mrs A Harris 6-0 6-1

DF: Adeline Robinson/Kitty Smith d. Mary Fellowes Morgan/Miss Ward 6-2 6-2

According to the New York Times "A large and enthuisiastic throng was present."

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October 13-15, Far and Near Lawn Tennis Club, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, USA (Grass)

FI: Adeline Robinson d. Ellen Roosevelt 6-0 6-4

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October 21-26, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)
Melbourne Cricket Club

SF: Eliza Fitzgerald d Miss Fincham 6-5 6-4
SF: Mabel Shaw d Nellie A' Beckett 6-5 6-1

FI: Mabel Shaw d. Eliza Fitzgerald 6-2 6-3

DF: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d. Nellie A’Beckett/Eliza Fitzgerald ????

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December 22-24 New Zealand Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand (Grass)
Venue: Lancaster Park

Draw=8

1R: Eveleen Harman d Miss Temple 6-3 6-2
1R: E Gordon d Mrs George 6-3 5-6 6-0
1R: Hilda Hitchings d Miss Campbell 4-6 6-3 6-3
1R: Ruth Orbell d Miss Orbell default

SF: Harman d Gordon 4-6 6-5 6-4
SF: Hitchings d R Orbell 6-4 6-5

FI: Eveleen Harman d. Ruth Orbell 6-4 7-9 6-1

Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Miss Orbell/Ruth Orbell d Miss Campbell/Mrs George 4-6 6-4 6-1
1R: E Gordon/Eveleen Harman-bye

FI: E Gordon/Eveleen Harman d. Miss Orbell/Ruth Orbell 6-3 6-1

Note the newspapers confusingly also called the event "the Interprovincial" matches or tournament. According to the Otago Witness the format was for sets to end once someone obtained 6 games except for the final, where a player had to win a set by two games. Though contested in 1887, this event is often listed as 1887/88 or 1888.

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Re: 1887 results

A few more bits:

2-9 May 1887 - Intercolonial Tournament (NSW Championship)
Association Grounds, Moore Park, Sydney (Grass)


R1 EM Mayne d Eliza Fitzgerald 63 61
R1 Shaw d Raleigh 62 64

SF Mayne d Shaw 62 16 63
SF Ellen Blaxland d Rodd 75 62

FI Mayne d Blaxland 61 63

CR Mayne d Greene 64 64

"Mayne's steady placing and accurate judgement, combined with great determination, proved too much for the brilliant cutting of her rival."

DOUBLES
Shaw/Mayne d Ada Rodd/Beatrice Metcalfe 61 62

Greene/Raleigh d Mayne/Shaw 62 75
Lil Scott/Zilla Scott d Eliza Fitzgerald/Ellen Blaxland 75 64

FI Scott/Scott d Greene/Raleigh 36 64 63

MIXED
R1
Scott/Cropper d Raleigh/Edward A Merewether 64 64
Rest byes?

Greene/Webb d Beatrice Metcalfe/Wallington 60 64
Mayne/Bartram d Scott/Clive Smith 62 61
Rodd/Metcalfe d Shaw/A Allen 61 63
Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Scott/Charles Cropper 62 68 86

Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald d Rodd/Metcalfe 64 60
Greene/Webb d Mayne/Bartram 36 64 61

FI Greene/Webb d Fitzgerald/Fitzgerald 64 62

21-26 October 1887 - Victorian Championships
Melbourne Cricket Club


SF Eliza Fitzgerald d Miss Gincham 65 64
SF Mabel Shaw d Nellie A'Beckett 65 61

FI Shaw d Eliza Fitzgerald 62 63

DF Phenie Shaw/Mabel Shaw d Nellie A'Beckett/Eliza Fitzgerald

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Re: 1887 results

Above Australian additions and clarifications have been added. I added some mixed doubles first names and initials from Tennis Archives.
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Added results for New Zealand Championships in December. Though contested in 1887, this event is often listed as 1887/88 or 1888.
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July 11-14, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

This year this tournament featured a women's singles event, although it was only handicap in nature:

FI: E. Blencowe d. Gertrude Mellersh 6-1, 6-1
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Circa mid-May, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Isa Watson d. Miss Bayley 4-6, 6-1, 6-2*

* The women’s singles event was handicap only.
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July 13-18, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Pickthall d. M. Pick 7-5 6-1
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Re: 1887 results

August 1-5, Darlington, Durham, England

FI: Helen Jackson d. M. Cheese, walkover
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DF: Ann Dod/Helen Jackson d. Connie Butler/Miss Marley 6-1, 6-3
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XDSF: Herbert W. Wilberforce/Connie Butler d. Arthur Pease/Ethel Cheese 6-0, 7-5
XDSF: John Galbraith Horn/Ann Dod d. Hon. Patrick Bowes-Lyon/Lady Constance Bowes-Lyon* 6-3, 3-6, 6-4

* The Bowes-Lyons, brother and sister, were uncle and aunt of Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth, and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
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XDF: Herbert W. Wilberforce/Connie Butler d. John Galbraith Horn/Ann Dod 6-4, 6-4
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Re: 1887 results

August 3-6, East Grinstead, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Cobbold* d. May Arbuthnot 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: William N. Cobbold/Miss Cobbold* d. William J. Down/May Arbuthnot 6-1, 4-6, 6-4

* NB: William Nevill Cobbold had at least two sisters: Georgiana and Matilda.
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Re: 1887 results

August 5-6, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Frances Snook d. G. Johnson 6-3, 6-1
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XDF: Herbert D. Snook/(Mabel) Louise Snook d. J. Douglas/Miss Wadsworth 4-6, 6-2, retired

From “Pastime”, August 10, 1887: “The first annual tournament of the Nottinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association was held at the Trentbridge Ground on Friday and Saturday last. This being the first attempt to hold a county meeting, considerable interest was felt in the proceedings. The entries were fairly numerous and included several well-known players. Ten courts were provided, half of them being in front of the new pavilion, thus giving a capital vantage ground for sightseers.”
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Re: 1887 results

August 15-20, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Watson 4-6, 6-2, 6-3*

* Both players owed 30 in the final. The women's singles event as a whole was handicap only.
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XDF: Ernest Lewis/Maud Watson d. Wilfred Milne/Miss Tickell 6-0, 6-3

From “Pastime”, August 17, 1887: “Torquay, although a town where a tournament should flourish excellently well, has until this year been without this latest sign of civilisation. Thanks to the enterprise of a few players belonging to the Torquay Club, this want has at last been supplied and with a success that the most sanguine of the promoters could hardly have anticipated. [...] The general arrangements are excellent. The ground, a very pretty one, is ornamented with tents and bunting. All the courts are roped and staked, and ample seating is provided for the accommodation of the spectators.”
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From “Pastime”, August 24, 1887: “The ladies’ handicap produced the match of the week, when Mrs Hillyard and Miss Maud Watson met in the final. Both were handicapped to owe 30, besides giving starts beyond scratch, but neither lost a set in the preliminary rounds. This was the tenth match between these ladies, seven of the previous encounters having resulted in favour of Miss Maud Watson.

“Considerable interest attached to this meeting, and quite a large party journeyed from Teignmouth and Exmouth to see the play. On this occasion Miss Watson showed to much better advantage than at Exmouth and in the first set outplayed her opponent. In the next set Mrs Hillyard’s dogged perseverance and her tremendously hard hitting asserted themselves, and ‘one set all’ was called.

“The deciding set was obstinately contested, but it was evident to all observers that Miss Watson’s strength was inferior to that of her opponent; and although she struggled on most pluckily, Mrs Hillyard won an exciting and a capital match in which both players had shown their best form.”
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