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1890 results


Many thanks to Elegos and Newmark for their contributions to this thread. I also wish to thank Gee Tee for the Aussie results.

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).


1891 Wright and Ditson Annual (as yet not utilized)--page 132 very useful. No detailed results however.

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January through March

March 10-15, Covered Court Tournament, London, England (Indoors on wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: May Jacks d. Ivy Arbuthnot 4-6 6-1 6-4

SF: Jacks d. May Arbuthnot 6-0 6-2
SF: Mary Pick d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-4 6-4

FI: May Jacks d. Mary Pick 6-0 6-2

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1891): "This, the first of two championships meetings - the second being the [men's] doubles championship to be held on the 24th inst., and following days - was commenced on Monday last in the new covered courts of the Queen's Club. Five ladies sent in their names to contest the ladies' championship, for which Prince Batthany-Strattmann has generously given a silver-gilt bowl of very beautiful design and workmanship. Owing to the small entry for this event, it was decided to postpone the ladies' matches until Thursday. [...]

"On Thursday the first round of the ladies' championship was played, and resulted in a capital match between Miss Jacks and Ivy Arbuthnot, the former winning two out of three well-contested sets, in which some very good play was shown. Miss Jacks owes her victory in this match entirely to her steadiness, as her opponent's strokes were both more severe and of better length. [...]

"On Friday afternoon the semi-final tie in the ladies' championships were played off. Owing to Miss May Arbuthnot having hurt her hand, she was unable to play up to her true form, and was easily beaten by Miss Jacks, who, on the contrary, was playing well. The other match was between Miss M. Pick and Miss A. Arbuthnot. This was much more closely contested, though Miss Pick won two sets in succession, and, curiously enough, both sets were played in a similar manner. The score in both sets was called one, two and three games all, and then four to three, Miss Arbuthnot wins. Afterwards Miss Pick took the next three in succession, both the ninth and tenth in each set being love games.

"Saturday, March 15. With two finals to be played off, it was no wonder that the galleries overlooking the lawn tennis court at the Queen's Club were well patronised today. The final tie in the Ladies' Covered Court Championship was very easily won by Miss Jacks, her opponent, Miss Pick, making no show against her. The tie was played off in the morning, Miss Jacks taking the first eleven games in succession, and then, after losing the next two, securing the second set, and so very easily becoming the lady champion of the covered courts."

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early April, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on wood)
Venue: Hyde Park Club

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle 6-0 6-1

This was the inaugural women’s singles event at this tournament. A Challenge Cup was on offer for a number years in the women’s singles event. The men's event started in 1885.


April, South Austalian, Adelaide

FI Maisie Parr won


Date unknown, Natal Championship, Durban, south Africa (Clay)

FI: Norah Hickman d. Mabel Grant 6-3 3-6 6-3


Circa mid-April, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Miss Wynniatt d. Miss Watson 6-1 6-1

From "Pastime", May 28, 1890: "Miss Wynniatt, the holder of the Ladies' Championship, was challenged by Miss Watson, but again secured the title."

If true this calls into question out current 1889 result:

Per Jimbo:

Check 1889, because August 18, 2013, you wrote this result:
FI: Mrs Norman d. Miss Watson 5-7, 6-2, 6-3
1889 results

That denies that Miss Wynniatt was the holder of the Ladies' Championship.

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May 10-14, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Zilla Scott d. Miss Dransfield 7-5 6-2
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald d. Mrs Lindon 6-4m6-0
1R: Ellen Blaxland d. Mabel Shaw 6-2 6-4
1R: Edith Fox-bye

SF: Scott d. Fitzgerald 6-1 6-1
SF: Blaxland d. Fox 6-3 6-1

FI: Zilla Scott d. Ellen Blaxland 6-2 5-7 6-4

CR: Ellen Mayne (holder) d. Zilla Scott 8-6 6-1

Doulbes (Draw=4, plus holders)

1R:Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield d. Dora Garnsey/Mrs Lindon 6-2 6-1
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald/Ellen Blaxland d. J. Blaxland/N.M. Blaxland 6-2 6-3

FI: Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield d. Eliza Fitzgerald/NM Blaxland 4-6 6-1,6-2

CR: Ellen Mayne/Mabel Shaw (holders) d. Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5, plus holders)

1R: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 6-1 1-6 6-2

SF: Mayne/Webb d Ellen Blaxland/Edward Fitzgerald 8-6 6-2
SF: Florence Batt/Harold S Fox d Dransfield/John R Baker 5-7 6-2 6-4

FI: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Florence Batt/Harold S Fox ????

CR: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Robert Fitzgerald/Eliza Fitzgerald (holders) 6-4 6-2

Theodora K 'Dora' GARNSEY (born 1871) married Frank GADEN in 1898


May 24-27, Hexham, Tynedale, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Helen Jackson 8-6 6-0*

* The women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


May 26-31, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: A. Becher d Mrs Ottley 6-3 6-0

QF: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-0 6-4
QF: Helen Jackson d. B. Becher 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: G. Crofton d. A. Becher 6-4 6-0
QF: Lena Rice d. Connie Butler 6-0 6-2

SF: Martin d. Jackson 6-2 6-2
SF: Rice d. Crofton 6-0 6-2

FI: Louisa Martin d. Lena Rice 9-7 6-4


1R: Miss McClintock/Lena Rice-bye
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Mrs Ottley/Miss Pemberton 6-0 6-0
1R: Connie Butler/G. Crofton d. A. Becher/B. Becher 6-4 6-3
1R: Helen Jackson/Beatrice Langrishe had a bye.

SF: Martin/Stanuell d. McClintock/Rice 6-1 6-4
SF: Butler/Crofton d. Helen Jackson/Beatrice Langrishe 6-1 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Connie Butler/G. Crofton 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Louisa Martin/Grainger Chaytor-bye
1R: Miss Croker/"A.M. Knott"-bye
1R: Lena Rice/Willoughby J. Hamilton d. Mrs Ottley/Charles H. Martin 6-1 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe/Blayney Hamilton d. B. Becher/Manliffe Goodbody 6-2 6-1

1R: Connie Butler/Walter Boyd d. Miss Pemberton/Oswald Milne 6-0 6-1
1R: Helen Jackson/Arthur Wilson d. A. Becher/George Hillyard 6-1 6-3
1R: G. Crofton/Harold Mahony-bye
1R: Florence Stanuell/Hume R. Jones-bye

QF: Martin/Chaytor d. Croker/"Knott" default
QF: Rice/Hamilton d. Langrishe/Blayney Hamilton ????
QF: Jackson/Wilson d. Butler/Boyd 3-6 6-0 6-3
QF: Crofton/Mahony d. Stanuell/Jones 8-6 7-5

SF: Martin/Chaytor d. Rice/Hamilton 6-4 3-6 8-6
SF: Jackson/Wilson d. Crofton/Mahony 5-7 6-4 6-4

FI: Louisa Martin/Grainger Chaytor d. Helen Jackson/ A.J. de C. Wilson 6-1 6-3 6-3

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early June

began June 2, New York Lawn Tennis Club, New York, US (Grass)

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

DF: Miss Burdette/Miss Mowry d. Mrs Badgley/Mabel Cahill (Ire) 1-6 6-2 6-4

MX: Miss Burdette/CJ Post d. Mabel Cahill (Ire)/RR Perkins 5-7 6-3 6-3


date unknown, Ealing Lawn Tennis Championships, GB

FI A. Brown won


June 2-7, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin-bye
1R: Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-2 6-3
1R: Cordelia Phillimore d. Mrs H. Anderson ????
1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye

SF: Shackle d. Austin 6-2 6-0
SF: Pinckney d. Phillimore 6-2 4-6 6-4

FI: Maud Shackle d. Elsie Pinckney 6-0 6-1

CR: May Jacks (holder) d. Maud Shackle 6-2 6-1

This was the first time this tournament was held at the Queen’s Club after its move from the London Athletic Club in Stamford Bridge . At this point in time there were both indoor (wooden) and outdoor (grass) courts at the Queen’s Club.


June 2-7, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin (Ire) d. Florence Stanuell 6-3 8-6
1R: C. Bryan d. Alice Parr 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Stoddart d. Miss Langley default
1R: N. Pope d. Connie Butler 6-3 6-3

SF: Martin d. Bryan 6-3 6-2
SF: Pope d. Stoddart 6-2 6-1

FI: Louisa Martin d. N Pope 6-3 8-6

DF: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. C Bryan/N Pope 6-3 6-3

MX: Louisa Martin/James Baldwin d. C Bryan/H.G. Nadin 6-3 6-1


June 9-14, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: May Arbuthnot d. Miss Calder default
1R: G. Leeds-Paine d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-3 8-6
1R: Emily Looker d. Elsie Lane default
1R: Elizabeth Mocatta d. Alice Arbuthnot 4-6 6-0 6-4

SF: M. Arbuthnot d. Leeds-Paine 6-1 6-0
SF: Mocatta d. Looker 6-1 6-0

FI: May Arbuthnot d. Elizabeth Mocatta 6-2 6-2

MX: May Jacks/John Deykin d. Elsie Pinckney/Arthur W. Gore 6-4 6-2

This was the inaugural edition of the Surrey Championships


June 10-14, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. Jane Corder 6-0 8-6

DF: Miss Meikle/Lottie Paterson d. E. Ferguson/Jane Meikle 3-6 7-5 7-5

MX: Lottie Paterson/E.B. Fuller d. Miss Meikle/Stanley Riseley 6-1 6-2


June 10-14, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=4)

SF: Miss Bryan d. Miss Agg 6-2 8-6
SF: Beatrice Wood d. Miss Crossley 5-6 6-5 6-5

FI: Miss Bryan d. Beatrice Wood 6-1 6-0

In all likelihood Miss Bryan=C. Bryan.

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In Philadelphia at Wissahickon Heights. Draw of 8.

1R Ellen Roosevelt d. D. Butterfield 6-0 6-0
1R Mabel Cahill(Ireland)d. Rebecca Lycett 6-1 6-1
1R Lida Voorhees d. F. Gregory 6-1 3-6 6-1
1R Margaret Ballard d. S. Day 6-2 6-1

SF E. Roosevelt d.Cahill 2-6 6-5 3-2 retired
SF Voorhees d. Ballard 6-4 3-6 6-5

FI E. Roosevelt d. Voorhees 6-3 6-1

Challenge Round Final
Ellen Roosevelt d. Bertha Townsend (holder) 6-2 6-2
Doubles (Draw=4)

First Round
E. Roosevelt/G. Roosevelt d. Cahill/Voorhees 6-3 6-4
Ballard/Townsend d. Bristol/Gaskill 6-1 6-0

E. Roosevelt/G. Roosevelt d. Ballard/Townsend 6-1 6-2

Ellie (Ellen) Roosevelt, a first cousin of the future President Franklin Roosevelt, becomes the first non-Philadelphian winner. For the final "nearly 2 thousand interested spectators" came to "watch the erractic bounding of felt-covered sphere". 'All have been compelled to confess that the late champion [Townsend] has not been playing nearly so well as last year of late".

Roosevelt kept up a steady reply while Bertha attempted "brilliant shots" that just missed their mark. Ellie raced out to a 5-0 lead in set two before the champ recoverd to win 2 games. "With 40 to love in her [Bertha's] favor it seemed that Dame Fortune would yet deign to smile on her, but, alas! in trying to return a hot one, put two balls in the net in quick succession. Miss Roosevelt then took a brace and finally won the set and the championship."

Early interest focused on Miss Cahill, who was visiting the US from Ireland. All admired "this plucky daughter of Erin" for playing despite doctor's orders not to because of an injured wrist. She came near to defeating Roosevelt in the semis but had to retire in the third set. Cahill's "manly play" was " a revelation to some spectators". Mabel got loads of applause for hitting spectacular volleys. After winning the first set Cahill tired. As the paper put it, "she gave unmistakable evidence of overtraining in the second set." Roosevelt "generously allowed her rival to rest several times, but it was all of no avail."

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Second half of June

June 10-17, Scottish Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. D. Patterson 6-1 6-0

Holder Connie Butler did not defend. Could D Patterson=Lottie?


June 16-21, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Miss Howes-bye
1R: May Jacks d. Miss Cooper 6-1 6-0
1R: G. Leeds-Paine d. Miss Blaker 6-1 6-2
1R: Gertrude Mellersh-bye

SF: Jacks d. Howes 6-1, 6-2
SF: Leeds-Paine d. Mellersh 7-5, 6-2

FI: May Jacks d. G. Leeds-Paine 6-4 6-2

CR: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle (holder) 4-6 6-0 6-4

MX: G. Leeds-Paine/DE Payn d. May Jacks/Arthur W Gore 4-6 6-3 6-3


June 16-21, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Beatrice Wood d. K. Hill 7-5 6-0

SF: Mary Steedman d. Miss Mills 6-0 retired
SF: Wood d. Miss Vicars 7-5 6-2

FI: Mary Steedman d. Beatrice Wood 6-2 6-0

DF: Miss Mardall/Bertha Steedman d. Miss Quin/Miss Scrivener 6-1 6-1

MX: K. Hill/James Baldwin d. Mary Steedman/George Hillyard 10-8 6-2

Holder Lottie Dod did not defend her singles title. As holder of the mixed event with J. C. Kay she also ceded that title.


June 19-24, North of Ireland Championships, Belfast, Ulster, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Cliftonville Cricket Club

FI: A. Kinahan d. Miss Newett 6-2 6-0


began June 23, New Jersey Championships, Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Mrs Fellowes-Morgan 6-3 6-1

CR: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Gertrude Williams (holder) default

MX: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/RR Perkins d. May Colby/SM Colegate 6-2 6-0

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c June 30–July 4, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)

1R May Jacks d. Edith Cole 6-4 7-5
1R Lena Rice (Ire) d. Mary Steedman 7-5 6-2

FI Lena Rice d May Jacks 6-4 6-1

Holder Blanche Hillyard does not defend due to pregnancy


A highpoint for Lena Rice, who becomes the only Irish woman to win Wimbledon, but a lowpoint for the event, with the smallest entry ever (4). Lena never again plays competitive tennis. A pregnant Hillyard doesn't defend.

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July 7-12, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

1R: Miss Brown d. Cordelia Phillimore 1-6 8-6 6-1
1R: May Jacks d. G. Leeds-Paine 6-3 6-0
1R: Elsie Lane-bye
1R: F. Bailey-bye

1R: Elizabeth Mocatta-bye
1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye
1R: Mrs Anderson d. Mrs Lloyd-Roberts 6-4 7-5
1R: Maud Shackle d. Edith Austin 6-3 6-2

QF: May Jacks d. Miss Brown 6-4 6-2
QF: Elsie Lane d. F. Bailey 5-7 6-0 6-3
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Elizabeth Mocatta 6-5 2-6 6-2
QF: Maud Shackle d. Mrs Anderson 6-1 6-0

SF: Jacks d. Lane 6-2 6-2
SF: Shackle d. Cooper 6-3 6-1

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle 6-2 4-6 6-1

CR: Mary Steedman (holder) d. May Jacks 6-2 6-2


July 9-12, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Rome d. M. Evans 6-2 6-2


July 10-12, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Ida Cressy d. K. Grant 7-5 6-1*

* All of the events at this, the first edition of the Craigside summer tournament, were handicap only.


July 14-16, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Miss Hill 6-3 6-4*

*The women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


July 14-19, Queen’s Club Open, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle, walkover*

The Queen’s Challenge Cup was played for at this second tournament of the year at the Queen’s Club. In later years this Challenge Cup was played for during the London Championships.


July 23, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Gore Court Park,

FI: E. Malden d. J. Wakeley 6-2 7-5

This one-day tournament had a local feel about it, although Ernest Renshaw was present as a spectator.


July 24-26, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Katherine Grey d. E. Lee-Smith 6-1 5-7 9-7*

* A handicap event.

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First half of August

July 31-August 4, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Wood d. M. Crossley 6-4 6-2


July 28-August 2, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Mabel Cradock d. Miss Gainsford 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Crossley d. Miss Moir 1-6 6-2 6-1

2R: Helen Jackson d. Miss Clark 6-1 6-4
2R: C. Johnstone d. L. Brown 6-3 6-0
2R: Miss Molesworth d. Z. Nesbit 6-1 7-5
2R: Connie Butler d. Cradock 6-1 7-5

2R: Alice Pickering d. K. Hill 5-7 6-2 9-7
2R: Beatrice Wood d. J. Scott 6-0 6-1
2R: Crossley d. Miss Clapham 6-1 6-4
2R: Jane Corder d. Miss Friend 7-5 6-1

QF: Jackson d. Johnstone 6-1 6-3
QF: Butler d. Molesworth 6-2 6-1
QF: Pickering d. Wood 7-5 6-2
QF: Corder d. Crossley 4-6 6-1 6-3

SF: Jackson d. Butler 6-1 6-3
SF: Corder d. Pickering 7-5 5-7 7-5

FI: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 6-4 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Manliffe Goodbody d. Miss Clark/C.W. Wodt 6-0 6-3

At 18 entrants this is the largest ladies singles draw we know of for 1890.


began July 29, Long Island Championships, Southampton, Long Island, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: Meadow Club

DF: Miss Betts/Grace Roosevelt d. H. Dinsmore/Ellen Roosevelt 6-5 6-2 4-6 6-3

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


August 5-7, Maritime Provinces Championships, Truro, Canada

FI: Miss Wiltshire d. ??

DF: Miss Ball/Miss Newberry d. ??


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

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lilian Cole Pine-Coffin d. Mrs W. Fowler 6-2 6-1
1R: L. Meyler d. Miss Renwick 6-2 6-2
1R: F. Renwick d. Miss Kindersley 6-1 7-5
1R: K. Hole d. L. Renwick 6-1 7-5

SF: Pine-Coffin d. Meyler 6-2 6-0
SF: Hole d. Renwick 6-1 6-3

FI: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. K. Hole 6-1 5-7 6-4

Pine-Coffin is the married name of Lilian Cole. K Hole was previously listed by Mark as Mrs DK Hole.


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

Mixed doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R Marley d. Alice Pickering/Francis Noon 6-1 9-7
1R: Mrs HE Cradock/Herbert Wilberforce d. H. Lucas/John Galbraith Horn 7-5 6-3
1R: A. Chaytor/Harold W. Carlton d. L. Jackson/Arthur J. Stanley 6-4 6-2
1R: E. Sykes/T Coventry d Dorothy Boulton/Henry O. Wade 8-6 6-3

SF: Dod/Marley d. Cradock/Wilberforce 6-1 6-4
SF: Sykes/Coventry d. Chaytor/Carlton 4-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R Marley d. E. Sykes/T Coventry 6-0 6-2

The mixed doubles event at this tournament featured a rare appearance by Lottie Dod, who did not play much competitive tennis in 1889 and 1890.


August 7-9, West of Scotland Championships, Wemyss Bay, Scotland (Grass)
Venue: Castle Wemyss

FI: Miss Moir d. Helen Jackson 6-1 6-3

MX: E. Marley/RM Watson d. Helen Jackson/GS Jackson 14-12 6-4

A Challenge Cup was offered for the women’s singles event at this tournament for the first time this year. The losing finalist was probably Helen Jackson, from Northumberland in England.


August 14-16, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Florence Thompson d. Winifred Kersey 6-3 6-4

MX: Mrs L. Turner/Herbert W. Kersey d. Frances King-Church/H.B. Allen 6-0 6-2


Augst 12-18, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin (Ire) d. Helen Jackson 6-1 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss McClintock 7-5 6-3
1R: G. Crofton d. Connie Butler 6-1 6-2
1R: Mary Steedman d. Florence Stanuell 6-0 6-4

SF: Martin d. B Steedman 6-0 6-3
SF: M Steedman d. Crofton 6-0 7-5

FI: Louisa Martin d. Mary Steedman 6-2 6-4

DF: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell 8-6 6-8 6-3

MX: Louisa Martin/ James Baldwin d. Florence Stanuell/Harold Mahony 6-2 8-10 6-0


August 13-19, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Evelyn Blencowe d. E. Malcolm (holder) 6-2 6-3

DF: L. Ferguson/Lottie Paterson d. Miss Malcolm/Miss Snowcroft 6-1 6-2

MX: Lottie Paterson/GS Jackson d. E. Malcolm/Richard M Watson 3-6 6-3 6-0

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Second half of August

August 18-23, North of England Championships, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Beatrice Wood d. H. Caldecott 6-3 6-2
1R: G. Leed-Paine d. Lucy Kendal 6-1 5-7 6-2
1R: L. Caldecott d. M. Crosby 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Gray d. Miss Kidd 6-0 6-1

1R: Mabel Cradock-bye
1R: Miss Clark d. D. Boulton 6-3 6-0
1R: C. Crosby d. B. Anderson 6-0 6-2
1R: M. Crossley d. Annie Kendal 6-3 6-4

QF: Wood d. Leeds-Paine 6-3 6-0
QF: Gray d. Caldecott 6-0 5-7 6-1
QF: Cradock d. Clark 3-6 6-4 8-6
QF: Crossley d. Crosby 6-1 9-7

SF: Wood d. Gray 6-4 6-3
SF: Crossley d. Cradock 8-6 6-4

FI: Beatrice Wood d. M Crosley 6-4 6-4


CR: Miss Clark/Beatrice Wood (holders) d. C. Crossley/Miss Gray 6-2 7-5

Mixed Doubles

CR: Beatrice Wood/James Baldwin (holders) d. M. Crossley/Charles Chaytor 4-6 6-2 6-0

Once again there was a Challenge Round in all of the main events at this tournament. Singles holder Edith Gurney did not defend her title.


August 18-23, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Wolfe d. Miss Fisher 7-5 6-4


August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: Mrs A. Thompson d. Winifred Kersey 6-3 6-4


August 20-23, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Edith Cole d. Alice Parr 6-4 6-2

DF: Winifred Kersey/L. Stains d. Edith Cole/Mrs E. Roberts 6-3 3-6 6-2

MX: Miss King-Church/Charles G. Allen d. K. French/French 6-4 7-5


August 25-30, Bournemouth, Dorset, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: May Arbuthnot-bye
1R: C. Bryan d. M. Stogdon 6-1 6-1
1R: Alice Arbuthnot d. K. Stretton 10-8 3-6 8-6
1R: Ivy Arbuthnot d. A. Everett 6-4 6-3

SF: Bryan d. M Arbuthnot 6-4 6-2
SF: I Arbuthnot d. A Arbuthnot 6-3 2-6 6-3

FI: C. Bryan d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-0 6-3

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. C Bryan 6-1 4-6 6-3

DF: A Everett/May Langrishe d. Ivy Arbuthnot/May Artbuthnot 7-5 6-2

MX: May Langrishe/ F. St. B. Haskett-Smith d. May Arbuthnot/W.J. Down 5-7 6-1 6-4

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September 1-6, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Maud Shackle-bye
1R: Edith Cole d. Violet Pinckney 6-2 6-3
1R: C. Bryan d. Elsie Pinckney 6-2 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe-bye

SF: Shackle d. Cole 6-2 6-3
SF: Bryan d. Langrishe 10-8 6-1

FI: Maud Shackle d. Miss Bryan 6-2 6-3

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. Maud Shackle 6-1 6-2

DF: Violet Pinckney/Maud Shackle d. B. Pinckney/Elsie Pinckney 6-3 6-1

MX: Elsie Pinckney/Frank Stoker (Ire) d. Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley 6-4 3-6 7-5


September 8-9, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, US (Hard)

FI: Maud Wilkinson d. Miss Barker 6-2 6-3

This was the inaugural women's singles event at the Pacific Coast Championships.


began September 8, New Hamburgh Invitational, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: New Hamburgh Lawn Tennis Club

FI: A. Clarkson d. Grace Roosevelt 6-8 6-3 6-2

MX: Ellen Roosevelt/Malcolm G. Chace d. Miss Lente/Charles Sands 6-4 6-4 6-4


September 8-13, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Edith Cole d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-4 6-4
1R: Mrs Wills d. H. Hayward 6-4 7-5
1R: Blanche Pedley d. Miss Morgan 2-6 6-4 6-3
1R: K. Lynch-bye

SF: Cole d. Wills 6-0 6-2
SF: Lynch d. Pedley 6-3 6-4

FI: Edith Cole d. K. Lynch 8-6 6-4

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. Edith Cole 6-2 6-3

MX: May Langrishe/James Baldwin d. Edith Gurney/DM Malcolm 6-1 6-3

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Circa September 29-October 4, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

CR: Mrs Quinnell (holder) d. Miss Earle 6-2 6-4

MX: Miss Earle/Hudson (NZ) d. Mrs Ernest Gilligan/Ernest Gilligan 5-6 6-3 6-3

This year this tournament was probably played over a number of weeks.

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November to end of year

November 10-18, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

R1: Phenie Shaw d E Raleigh 6-0 6-0
R1: Raleigh bye
R1: E. MacKenzie bye
R1: Mabel Shaw bye

SF: Shaw d Shaw 6-1 6-1
SF: MacKenzie d Raleigh 4-6 6-3 6-4

FI: Mabel Shaw d. E. MacKenzie 6-1 6-4


1R: Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw d CR Peach/CH Peach 6-1 6-2
1R: Raleigh/Raleigh bye
1R: Gordon/Langton bye
1R: E Mackenzie/A Chenery bye

SF: Mackenzie/Chenery d Gordon/Langton 6-0 6-2
SF: Shaw/Shaw d Raleigh/Raleigh 6-0 6-2

FI: E. Mackenzie/A. Chenery d Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw 6-3 6-5

Mixed Doubles

QF: E Raleigh/Alex Chomley d Miss Wight/R Greene 6-3 7-5
QF: Nellie A'Becket/HJ De Little d Raleigh/A Raleigh 6-0 6-2
QF: E Mackenzie/Charles Cropper d Miss Newell/Lowes 6-3 6-2
QF: Shaw/Norman Bayles d Miss Gordon/Scott 6-1 7-5

SF: Mackenzie/Cropper d Shaw/Bayles 9-7 6-3
SF: Raleigh/Chomley d A'Beckett/De Little 6-2 6-2

FI: E Raleigh/Chomley d E Mackenzie/Charles Cropper 6-3 7-9 6-2

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Re: 1890 results

I notice that you're using MX, MXDF and, in later threads, MD (I presume that's for mixed doubles), etc. In my original threads, which you "requisitioned" and are now using (to be fair to me, at least 90% of these early years are possible in their new form because I looked up the results in the original sources), I used the following abbreviations for the mixed doubles event:

XDSF: mixed doubles semi-final
XDF: mixed doubles final
XDACF: mixed doubles All-Comers' final
XDCR: mixed double Challenge Round

As with other abbreviations, I used them consistently.

In my original threads I didn't indicate an Irish player's nationality when he or she played in England, Scotland or Wales because Ireland was under British rule during the period in question. I notice you're now dropping in "Ire" and "Ireland" (in brackets) after certain Irish players' names when they are playing outside of Ireland but still within the British Isles


Although "GeeTee" (Graham) contributed a lot of the early Australian results, up to 1915 - I know he's gone beyond the First World War as well - he left out a lot of the women's doubles and mixed doubles results and/or only indicated the winner. I went back to the original sources (Australian newspapers of the period) and added in a lot of results Graham didn't have back when he first submitted the results he found.

I also found most of the singles, doubles and mixed results from the New Zealand Championships. I didn't go beyond 1909 where these Australasian results are concerned because that was the point at which I realized what you were doing with the many results I originally found and included in my threads.


Mabel Shaw's sister was called Phenie, so Mabel Shaw/Miss Shaw should be Mabel Shaw/Phenie Shaw.

The threads look messy/messier when you use dashes of varying lengths in them to separate sections or tournaments, like this:


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