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Rollo
Jul 20th, 2010, 11:07 PM
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).
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Notable: Lottie Dod goes undefeated for the season. Her singles titles are the Irish Chmps, Bath 9West of England), Manchester (North of England) and Wimbledon.

Blanche Bingley married George Hillyard on the 13th of July.
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May 2-9 18 Intercolonial Tournament (NSW Championship), Sydnet, Australia (Grass)
Venue: Association Grounds, Moore Park

1R: EM Mayne d Eliza Fitzgerald 6-3 6-1
1R: Shaw d Raleigh 6-2 6-4

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

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

CR: EM Mayne d Greene 6-4 6-4

Doubles

1R? Shaw/Mayne d Ada Rodd/Beatrice Metcalfe 6-1 6-2

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

FI Scott/Scott d Greene/Raleigh 3-6 6-4 6-3

Mixed Doubles

1R Scott/Charles Cropper d Raleigh/Edward A Merewether 6-4 6-4
Rest byes?

QF Greene/Dudley Webb d Beatrice Metcalfe/E.W. Wallington 6-0 6-4
QF Mayne/H.W. Bartram d Scott/Clive Smith 6-2 6-1
QF Rodd/C.T. Metcalfe d Shaw/A.W. Allen 6-1 6-3
QF Fitzgerald/R.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 Greene/Webb d Fitzgerald/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

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

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

Mixed Doubles

QF: Lottie Dod (GB)/Ernest Renshaw (GB) d. Louisa Martin/Willoughby Hamilton 6-3 7-5

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/Harry Barlow (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

MX: 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

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

MX: 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. L. 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. Miss 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. M. Pick 7-5 6-1

MX: K. Pick/JG Brown d. F. 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. Mrs Hilldefault
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 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*

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

MX: 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)

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

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

MX: Margaret Bracewell/John Deykin d. Bertha Steedman/PB 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

Rollo
Jul 20th, 2010, 11:09 PM
July

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

FI: E. 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/Frederick Watts 6-3 1-6 6-3

*The singles was handicap only.

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

1R: Bertha Steedman d. L 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. E 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 (The All-England Doubles)

1R: M Crossley/Beatrice Wood-bye
1R: G Bracewell/Margaret Bracewell d. KL Hall/Mrs Rentoul 6-1 6-4
1R: Lottie Dod/May Langrishe d. E Steedman/Mrs Steedman 6-0 6-1

SF: G Bracewell/Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Crossley/Beatrice Wood 6-3 3-6 6-3
SF: Lottie Dod/May Langrishe d. Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman 6-5 6-1

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

Mixed Doubles

QF: Mary Steedman/FA Clarke d. G 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/A Betham 6-3 6-1
QF: May Langrishe/William D Hamilton d. Bertha Steedman/TR 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 27-30, Newcastle Tournament, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Connie Butler d. Mrs R. Clayton, default
1R: Miss 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/JC 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.

DavidK
Jul 21st, 2010, 11:53 AM
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: Miss Bryan d. Miss 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

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

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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

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 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 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. Mrs 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. Miss 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

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

Mixed Doubles

CR: Margaret Bracewell/Harry Grove (holders) d. Mary Steedman/F 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.

newmark401
Jul 26th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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

MX: Margaret Bracewell/Ernest Lewis d. Miss 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

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.

DavidK
Jul 27th, 2010, 02:19 PM
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. Mrs F 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 Gincham 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/Miss 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.

GeeTee
Nov 3rd, 2011, 04:47 AM
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

DavidK
Nov 29th, 2011, 05:24 PM
Above Australian additions and clarifications have been added. I added some mixed doubles first names and initials from Tennis Archives.
Thanks GeeTee

Rollo
Oct 2nd, 2012, 04:40 PM
Added results for New Zealand Championships in December. Though contested in 1887, this event is often listed as 1887/88 or 1888.

newmark401
May 3rd, 2013, 01:48 PM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:34 AM
July 13-18, Waterloo, Liverpool, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Pickthall d. M. Pick 7-5 6-1
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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:41 AM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:42 AM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:47 AM
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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:48 AM
August 23-25, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: K. Barkley d. Edith Austin 6-2, 6-4
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DF: J. Bond/L. Davy d. E. Henderson/G. Henderson 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
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XDF: Benjamin A. Cohen/Edith Austin d. T. Norman/K. Barkley 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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newmark401
Aug 18th, 2013, 11:50 AM
August 17-20, South Saxons Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Hastings and Saint Leonard, Sussex, England (Grass)

FI: C. Smith d. E. King 6-5, 6-2
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 01:24 PM
May 30-June 4, West of England Championships, Bath, Somerset, England (Grass)

Draw of 17

1R = First round

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

Fifteen players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Lottie Dod d. Lilian Watson 6-1, 6-1
2R: Margaret Bracewell d. Miss Whittaker 6-1, 6-2
2R: Mrs Hornby d. Miss Langley, walkover
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: Miss Wilder d. Miss Davies 6-4, 3-6, 6-2
2R: Maud Watson d. Miss Hayes 6-0, 6-0
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QF: Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell 6-5, 6-3
QF: Beatrice Langrishe d. Mrs Hornby 6-3, 6-2
QF: N. Pope d. Lottie Paterson 6-1, 6-1
QF: Maud Watson d. Miss Wilder 6-0, 6-0
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SF: Lottie Dod d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-1, 6-3
SF: Maud Watson d. N. Pope 6-2, 6-2
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FI: Lottie Dod d. Maud Watson 7-5, 6-4
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 01:31 PM
June 6-11, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (Grass)

Draw of 8

QF: Louisa Martin d. Edith Davies 6-2, 6-4
QF: Florence Stanuell d. Florence Mardall 6-0, 6-0
QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Lilian Watson 6-5, 6-3
QF: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-1, 6-0
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SF: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-4, 6-4
SF: Maud Watson d. Margaret Bracewell 6-4, 6-0
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FI: Louisa Martin d. Maud Watson 6-4, 5-7, 6-2
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 01:40 PM
June 20-25, Northern Tournament, Manchester, England (Grass)

"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."

Draw of 9

QF: Lottie Dod d. Louisa Martin 6-0, 6-2
QF: May Langrishe d. Florence Mardall 6-1, 4-6, 6-1
QF: Florence Stanuell d. Edith Davies 6-2, 6-0
QF: Margaret Bracewell d. Connie Butler 6-4, 6-3
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SF: Lottie Dod d. May Langrishe 6-1, 6-2
SF: Margaret Bracewell d. Florence Stanuell 6-1, 6-8, 6-3
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ADF: Lottie Dod d. Margaret Bracewell 6-2, 6-2
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CR: Lottie Dod d. Maud Watson (holder) 6-2, 6-1
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 02:04 PM
June 13-18, London Championships, Stamford Bridge, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 9

QF: B. James d. L. Renwick 6-2, 6-2
QF: A. Tulloch d. Mrs Anderson 6-4, 6-5
QF: L. Murray d. E. Bushell, walkover
QF: May Jacks d. Miss Renwick 3-6, 6-0, 6-1
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SF: B. James d. A. Tulloch 6-0, 6-1
SF: May Jacks d. Miss Murray, retired
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ACF: B. James d. May Jacks 7-5, 6-3
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CR: Blanche Bingley (holder) d. B. James 6-4, 6-3
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 02:11 PM
June 13-17, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

Draw of 6

QF: Maud Watson, owes 15 d. Mrs Hill, walkover
QF: Miss Cockshott d. E. Stephen 6-3, 6-4

Beatrice Langrishe and Lilian Watson had a bye.
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SF: Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
SF: Beatrice Langrishe d. Miss Cockshott 6-0, 6-1
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FI: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3, 6-2
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 02:16 PM
August 15-21, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

Draw of 7 [Handicap only]

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

E. Parson had a bye.
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SF: Maud Watson d. Mrs Last-Smith 6-3, 6-2
SF: Blanche Hillyard d. E. Parson 6-4, 6-0
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FI: Maud Watson d. Blanche Hillyard 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
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newmark401
Aug 30th, 2013, 02:23 PM
August 29-September 6, South of England Championships, Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Draw of 17

1R = First round

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
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QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Gertrude Mellersh 6-4, 6-1
QF: Edith Gurney d. Catherine Triscott 6-0, 6-1
QF: Florence Mardall d. Blanche Pedley 8-10, 6-4, 6-1
QF: Constance Smith d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-3, 6-4
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SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Gurney 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
SF: Constance Smith d. Florence Mardall 6-2, 6-3
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ACF: Blanche Hillyard d. Constance Smith 6-2, 6-1
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CR: Margaret Bracewell (holder) d. Blanche Hillyard 6-4, 6-2
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newmark401
Aug 31st, 2013, 02:34 PM
July 18-23, Middlesex Championships, Chiswick Park, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 13

1R = First round

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: May Jacks d. Miss Stuart-Smith 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
1R: Edith Gurney d. Miss Tulloch 6-4, 6-1

Three players had a bye.
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QF: D. Patterson d. B. James 6-3, 6-4
QF: Miss Canning d. M. Rundall 6-3, 6-3
QF: "J. Gray" d. Miss Monckton 6-0, 6-0
QF: Edith Gurney d. May Jacks 2-6, 9-7, 6-3
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SF: D. Patterson d. Miss Canning 6-2, 6-2
SF: Edith Gurney d. "J. Gray" 6-4, 6-2
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FI: D Patterson d. Edith Gurney 6-0, 4-6, 7-5

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."
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newmark401
Aug 31st, 2013, 02:50 PM
August 1-6, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Draw of 7

QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Georgina (?) Kindersley 6-3, 6-2
QF: Miss Bryan d. Miss Noon 6-1, 2-6, 7-5
QF: Maud Watson d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-0, 6-4

Lilian Watson had a bye.
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SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Bryan 6-3, 6-3
SF: Maud Watson d. Lilian Watson 6-3, 6-3
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FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Maud Watson 6-4, 6-4
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newmark401
Aug 31st, 2013, 03:41 PM
July 27-30, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Draw of 7

QF: Connie Butler d. Mrs R. Clayton, walkover
QF: Miss Cheese d. Helen Jackson 6-2, 6-2
QF: A. Reay d. L. Wilson 6-3, 6-4

Ann Dod had a bye.
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SF: Connie Butler d. Miss Cheese 6-2, 6-1
SF: Ann Dod d. A. Reay 6-1, 6-3
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FI: Connie Butler d. Ann Dod 4-6, 6-2, 8-6

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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newmark401
Sep 2nd, 2013, 06:36 PM
August 22-27, Scarborough, Yorkshire England (Grass)

Draw of 19

1R = First round

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

Fourteen players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Ann Dod d. Mrs Hill 6-0, 6-4
2R: B. Hopkinson d. H. Robinson 6-3, 6-2
2R: M. Boulton d. Miss Metcalfe 6-0, 6-4
2R: Florence Mardall d. Miss Crossley 7-5, 3-6, 6-3
2R: Mary Steedman d. Miss 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: Beatrice Wood d. E. Robinson 6-0, 6-1
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QF: Ann Dod d. B. Hopkinson 6-1, 6-3
QF: Florence Mardall d. M. Boulton 7-5, 0-6, 6-4
QF: Mary Steedman d. Connie Butler 7-5, 7-5
QF: Beatrice Wood d. Miss Clark 6-2, 2-6, 6-0
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SF: Ann Dod d. Florence Mardall 6-3, 5-7, 6-3
SF: Beatrice Wood d. Mary Steedman 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
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ACF: Ann Dod d. Beatrice Wood 6-2, 6-1
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CR: Margaret Bracewell (holder) d. Ann Dod 6-0, 6-1
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newmark401
Sep 9th, 2013, 05:17 PM
July 2-7, The Championships, Wimbledon, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 6

1R = First round

1R: B. James d. Maud Shackle 8-6, 6-2

Edith Cole, Lottie Dod and Julia Shackle each had a bye.
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SF: Lottie Dod d. B. James 6-1, 6-1
SF: Edith Cole d. Julia Shackle 6-4, 6-1
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ACF: Lottie Dod d. Edith Cole 6-2, 6-3
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CR: Lottie Dod d. Blanche Bingley (holder) 6-2, 6-0

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."

newmark401
Sep 9th, 2013, 05:27 PM
July 14-16, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Effie Noon 6-4, 6-2
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newmark401
Sep 9th, 2013, 06:29 PM
June 1-4, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

ACF: Mabel Boulton d. Miss Meikle 6-0, 6-1
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CR: Mabel Boulton d. Jane Meikle (holder), walkover
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DF: Dorothy Boulton/Mabel Boulton d. A. Forest/Miss Meikle 1-6, 6-4, 6-3


XDF: John Galbraith Horn/Dorothy Boulton d. Richard M. Watson/Mabel Boulton 6-2, 3-6, 12-10
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newmark401
Sep 9th, 2013, 06:35 PM
June 6-11, Scottish Championships, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

Draw of 6

1R = First round

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

Three players had a bye.
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SF: Connie Butler d. Lottie Paterson 8-6, 6-3
SF: Dorothy Boulton d. Miss Meikle 6-3, 6-2
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ACF: Connie Butler d. Dorothy Boulton 6-1, 6-0, 6-3*

* This appears to have been a best-of-five-set match
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CR: Connie Butler d. Mabel Boulton (holder) 6-2, 6-2, 3-6, 8-6
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Rollo
Sep 10th, 2013, 11:46 PM
All added. Thanks Mark.

newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 12:05 PM
May 19-21, Pollokshields, Scotland (Grass)

FI: Julia Mackenzie d. Miss Blackburn 6-0, 10-8
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XDF: "Robertson"/Julia Mackenzie d. Rodger/Miss Blackburn 6-2, 6-3
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 12:19 PM
May 30-31, Rotherby, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

DF: Mrs Jacques/Effie Noon d. Florence Noon/Miss Turner 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
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XDF: Alfred E. Thompson/Florence Noon d. Conway John Morgan/Effie Noon 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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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 12:28 PM
May 30, Berrylands Lawn Tennis Club, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

XDF: Harry Barlow/Miss Ripley, owe 15, d. Herbert Ripley/Lucy 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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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 12:33 PM
Note: The Waterloo (Liverpool) tournament was held from June 13-18, not July 13-18.

XDF: J.G. Brown/K. Pick d. J.D. Harris/F. Bromfield 6-2, 9-7
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 12:45 PM
July 14-16, Leicester Tournament, Leicester, Leicestershire, England (Grass)

Draw of 5

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

The remaining players had a bye.
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SF: Bracewell d. Florence Noon 6-2, 5-6, 6-2
SF: Effie Noon d. Florence Mardall 6-4, 6-3
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FI: Margaret Bracewell d. Effie Noon 6-4, 6-2
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DF: N. Pope/Agnes Watts d. Margaret Bracewell/Miss Forsbroke 6-5, 6-5
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XDF: Ernest W. Lewis/Margaret Bracewell d. C.P. Brett/Florence Noon 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."
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 01:10 PM
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
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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
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FI: Lottie Dod, owes 30, d. N. Pope, half 15, 6-2, 8-6
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DF: Alice Bagnall-Wild/N. Pope d. Miss Escott/Miss Gilling-Lax 6-4, 6-1
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 01:22 PM
July 21-23, Stafford, Staffordshire, England (Grass)

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

* This event was handicap only.
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XDF: C.P. Brett/Effie Noon d. Frederick Watts/Agnes Watts 6-3, 1-6, 6-3
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 01:29 PM
July 28-30, Portishead, Somerset, England (Grass)

DF: Miss Bryant/Winifred Parr d. Miss Reynolds/F. Smith 6-0, 6-3
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XDF: Ernest Renshaw/Alice Parr d. J.C. Prior/Miss Stock, walkover

There was no women's singles event at this tournament this year.
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newmark401
May 9th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Some additional information on the Saxmundham tournament:

FI: Kate Barkley d. Edith Austin 6-2, 6-4
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XDF: Benjamin A. Cohen/Edith Austin d. T.K. Norman/Kate Barkley 6-5, 6-2
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Rollo
Jul 17th, 2014, 07:12 PM
Updated. Thanks Mark.

Also looked into computer's comments re 1887

1887 Chiswick – not added as per Mark--added thanks
Bath – Lottie Paterson d Miss Bennett 6-1 6-1 (typo)-fixed.
Bath – Miss Wilder = A M Wilder as per Bath 1884-added
Exmouth and Leicester – not added as per Mark-added. Thank you

Questions from the Middlesex at Chiswick Park:


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?

newmark401
Aug 5th, 2014, 07:01 PM
D. Patterson and Lottie Paterson had differently spelt surnames.
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Updated. Thanks Mark.

Also looked into computer's comments re 1887

-added. Thank you

Questions from the Middlesex at Chiswick Park:


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?

newmark401
Aug 5th, 2014, 07:03 PM
July 19-21, Norton, Durham, England (Grass)

1R = First round

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

Six players had a bye.
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QF: Marley d. Constance Faithfull 6-4, 6-2
QF: Ellinor Page d. Miss Bolckow 6-3, 5-6, 6-2
QF: Elizabeth Faithfull d. Miss Page, walkover
QF: Katharine Faithfull d. Ethel Cochrane 6-2, 6-2
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SF: Marley d. Ellinor Page 6-3, 6-5
SF: Katharine Faithfull d. Elizabeth Faithfull 6-5, 6-1
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FI: Miss Marley d. Katharine Faithfull 6-5, 6-1
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Rollo
Aug 9th, 2014, 01:23 AM
Updated and Chiswick noted. Thanks Mark.