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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2010, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917. Consquently, most, if not all, tournaments in the United States were designated as “patriotic” tournaments. Any funds raised in connection with these tournaments usually went towards the war effort.

February 13-17, Ladies’ Invitational, Heights Casino, Brooklyn, New York, USA (Wood, indoors)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. Marie Wagner 6-1, 6-1

DF: Margaret Taylor/Marie Wagner d. Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)/Adele Bull 6-2, 6-2

March 12-17, US Indoor Championships, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, USA (Wood)

FI: Marie Wagner d. Eleanor Goss 6-3, 6-1

DF: Margaret Taylor/Marie Wagner d. Mrs E. Anderson/Elsa Howe 6-4, 6-4

May 14-19, Ladies' Metropolitan Patriotic Tournament, West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hils, New York, USA (Clay)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. Mrs C. Hitchens 6-3, 6-1

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)/Marie Wagner d. Helen Bernhard/Helen Pollak 6-1, 7-5

XDF: Alrick H. Man/Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. Frederick B. Alexander/Florence Ballin 6-4, 8-6

June 4 + fd, Middle States Ladies’ Patriotic Tournament, Staten Island Ladies’ Club, Staten Island, New York, USA (Grass)

FI: Mrs C. Hitchens d. Helen Gilleaudeau 5-7, 6-4, 6-1

DF: Helen Gilleaudeau/Ethel Tyndale d. Helene Pollak/Edith White 6-3, 6-4

June 14 + fd, Pacific Coast Patriotic Tournament, Oakland, California (Hard)

FI: Hazel Wightman d. Helen Baker 6-8, 6-0, 6-0

June 18-23, US National Patriotic Tournament, Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (Grass)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. Marian Vanderhoef 4-6, 6-0, 6-2

DF: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR)/Eleanora Sears d. Mrs R. LeRoy/Phyllis Walsh 6-2, 6-4

XDF: Irving C. Wright/Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. William T. Tilden/Florence Ballin 10-12, 6-1, 6-3

July 2 + fd, Great Lakes Patriotic Tournament, Buffalo, New York, USA (Clay)

FI: Molla Bjurstedt (NOR) d. E. Best 6-2, 6-3

July 7 + fd, US Clay Court Patriotic Tournament, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (Clay)

FI: Ruth Saunders d. Mrs W. Ellis 6-1, 6-3

DF: Mrs Gregg/Ruth Sanders d. Mrs W. Ellis/Adele Levy 6-4, 6-2

XDF: Howard Cordes/Ruth Sanders d. Charles S. Garland/Leonora Hofer 6-1, 6-2

July 28 + fd, Western Patriotic Tournament, Chicago Lawn Tennis Club, Chicago, Illinois, USA (Clay)

FI: Carrie Neely d. Mary Vorhees 6-0, 6-3

DF: Carrie Neely/Evelyn Seavey d. Miriam Steever/Mary Vorhees 15-13, 6-3

July 30 + fd, Pacific Northwest Patriotic Tournament, Tacoma, Washington, USA (Hard)

FI: Sara Livingstone d. Mayme McDonald 6-3, 8-6

Circa early August, Washington State Patriotic Tournament, Seattle, Washington, USA (Hard)

FI: Sara Livingstone d. Mayme McDonald 6-1, 6-4

Circa late August, Sporting Club de Deauville, Deauville, France (Clay)

SF: Daisy Speranza d. Mme Florand 6-4, 6-4
SF: Marie Storms (BEL) d. Mlle Bertrand 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

FI: Daisy Speranza d. Marie Storms (BEL) 6-2, 6-4

XDF: William Laurentz/Marie Storms (BEL) d. [] Poulain/Mlle Denaint 6-2, 6-3

September 10 + fd, Tri-State Patriotic Tournament, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA (Hard)

FI: Katharine Brown d. Mrs W. Adams 7-5, 0-6, 6-4

September 24-28, Ladies’ Longwood Open, Longwood Cricket Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Grass)

FI: Nancy Cole* d. Evelyn Sears 6-2, 6-2

* The married name of Nancy Sheafe.

DF: Eleanora Sears/Hazel Wightman d. Evelyn Sears/Mrs Shurtleff 6-3, 6-2

XDF: George Wightman/Hazel Wightman d. Harry C. Johnson/Eleanora Sears 6-4, 6-2

Circa October 1-10, California State Patriotic Tournament, Berkeley, California, USA (Hard)

FI: Helen Baker d. Anita Myers 6-1, 6-4

DF: Helen Baker/Anita Myers d. Marjorie Thorne/Marjorie Wale 6-1, 4-6, 6-1

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2010, 09:15 PM
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Re: 1917

Hi Mark-I can confirm that Longwood was on grass.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 2010, 03:16 PM
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Re: 1917

The Heights event was indoors on wood.
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