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Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 03:19 PM
1894


The 1890s were tough as lawn tennis struggled to gain a footing from a promising start in the late 1870s. Many draws are no bigger than those of the late 1880s.

With Lottie Dod skipping Wimbledon Blanche Hillyard takes over as champion at the Championships. It is a banner year for Blanche, as she takes the prestigious Irish Championships, the Northern, Wimbledon, Derbyshire, and Sussex. Against those 6 titles she suffered only 2 setbacks. One was a defeat in the final at Northumberland by Helen Jackson. The other loss came at the hands of Charlotte Sterry, who won a match where the Wimbledon champion played under a handicap of one point per game.

In the US Helen Hellwig wins the championship title.



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Many thanks to Elegos and Newmark for their contributions to this thread. I also wish to thank Elegos for his contributions.

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).

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 03:20 PM
Through March

Circa February 24-March 4, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Annette de Fonblanque d. I. Watson 6-2 6-2

CR: Mrs Brown (holder) d. Annette de Fonblanque 6-3 6-2

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Circa March 16-23, Tasmanian Championships, Tasmania, Australia (Grass)

FI: G. Swan d. R. Harrison 6-2 6-2*

* This might have been a Challenge Round match.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 04:53 PM
April

April 2-7, British Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-1

SF: Austin d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-0 6-1
SF: May Arbuthnot d. Ivy Arbuthnot default

FI: Edith Austin d. May Arbuthnot 2-6 6-4 7-5

No Challenge round as holder Maud Shackle does not defend.

* From "Pastime", April 11, 1894: "[...] Then Miss Arbuthnot, playing with great severity and accuracy, carried off game after game until the umpire announced 5-2 in her favour [in the final set], and the championship appeared to be a certainty for her, especially when she gained the first two strokes in the succeeding game. But never has the old adage that a game is never lost until it is won, proved itself more true than in the present instance. Playing very carefully, and risking little, Miss Austin won the next four strokes, and with them the game.

"In the following game Miss Arbuthnot twice stood within an ace of victory, but the chance was lost, and it returned not. Miss Austin won this game and after that her opponent could win but four strokes in as many games."

This tournament was held at the Queen's Club in London. There was never any women's singles event at the Hyde Park Club Covered Court Championships tournament, which began in 1885. From 1890 to 1894, there were two covered court tournaments at the beginning of the British lawn tennis season, one held at Queen's Club, the other at the Hyde Park Club. In 1894, there were only two matches in the men's singles event at the Covered Court Championships held at the Hyde Park Club. All of this is information is taken from "Pastime" and other contemporary sports papers.

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Circa April 2-9, South Australian Championships, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia (Grass)

FI: Maisie Parr d. M. Brown 6-0 6-2

DF: M. Brown/L. Payne d. E. Parr/Maisie Parr 9-7 6-1

MX: M. Brown/RG Bowen d. Maisie Parr/F. Spiller 7-9 8-6 6-4

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:01 PM
May

May 12-19, New South Wales Championships, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (Grass)

FI: S. Dransfield d. Mabel Shaw default

DF: M. Dransfield/P. Dransfield d. Miss Lee/Mrs Metcalf 6-1 6-1

MX: Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun d. ????

* Miss Mayne did not defend her singles title. Mayne and Mabel Shaw did not defend doubles, presumably due to Mayne's absence. Mabel Shaw had won the mixed doubles title in 1893 with G. Wickham.

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May 12-19, Hexham, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-2

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May 21-26, Irish Championships, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)
Venue: Fitzwilliam Square

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Mrs Ottley 6-0 6-1
1R: Helen Jackson-bye
1R: N. Pope-bye

1R: E. Cooper-bye
1R: L. Cuppage-bye
1R: Miss Shaw-bye
1R: Miss Snook d. Miss Leet 6-0 6-1

QF: Hillyard d. Cooper 6-0 6-0
QF: Jackson d. Pope 6-2 6-2
QF: E. Cooper d. Cuppage 7-5 6-1
QF: Shaw d. Snook 6-8 7-5 6-3

SF: Hillyard d. Jackson 6-4 6-1
SF: Shaw d. Cooper 6-4 6-0

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Shaw 6-3 6-2

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Miss Snook d. Helen Jackson/Miss Shaw 7-5 6-2

MX: Blanche Hillyard/George Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper/CH Martin 6-4 6-4 6-2

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:05 PM
First half of June

June 4-9, Middlesex Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Chiswick Park

Singles (Draw=7)

1R: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 5-7 6-3 6-0
1R: E. Cooper d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-4 6-3
1R: A. Brown d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1,6-1
1R: N. Martin-bye

SF: Austin d. E. Cooper 6-1 6-0
SF: Brown d. Martin 6-1 6-2

FI: Edith Austin d. A. Brown 6-3 6-3

No Challenge round as Maud Shackle did not defend her title.

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June 11-16, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Vicars 6-1 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson d. Bertha Steedman 8-6 6-2
1R: Ellen Cressy d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 7-5 6-3
1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye

1R: Miss Pickthall-bye
1R: M. Friend-bye
1R: Ellen Cressy-bye
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. M. Pick 1-6 6-3 7-5

QF: Hillyard d. Jackson 6-0, 6-2
QF: C Cooper d. Cressy 6-1, 6-4
QF: Pickthall d. Friend 6-1, 6-4
QF: Draffen d. Cressy 6-4, 6-3

SF: Hillyard d. Cooper 6-2 6-1
SF: Draffen d. Pickthall 6-4 6-2

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Beatrice Draffen 7-5 4-6 6-3

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Mary Steedman d. M Pick/Miss Vickers 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles

FI: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. M Pick/Frank Stoker 3-6 6-3 6-0

CR: Charlotte Cooper/Harold Mahony d. Blanche Hillyard/Wilfred Baddeley (holders) 3-6 6-3 6-0

No challenge round as Lottie Dod did not defend her singles title.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:07 PM
UNITED STATES WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dates: June 12-16
Surface: Grass
Venue: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US at the Philadelphia Cricket Club

Singles (Draw=11)

*defending champ Aline Terry "sits out" until the challenge round.

Preliminary Round

Helen Hellwig-bye
Amy Williams d. White 6-2 6-2
Ethel Bankson d. Annabella Wistar 5-6 6-3 7-5
Hattie Beaumont d. Gertrude Kimball 2-6 6-3 6-2

Bertha Toulmin-bye
Mrs. Clement Beecroft-bye
Elizabeth Slevin-bye
Juliette Atkinson-bye

Quaterfinals

Hellwig d. Williams 6-2 6-2
Bankson d. Beaumont 6-1 6-0
Toulmin d. Beecroft 6-1 6-0
Atkinson d. Slevin 6-1 6-1

Seminfinals

Hellwig d. Bankson 6-2 6-1
Toulmin d. Atkinson 4-6 7-5 6-4

Final

Helen Hellwig d. Bertha Toulmin 6-2 6-5 6-4

Challenge Round

Helen Hellwig d. Aline Terry (holder) 7-5 3-6 6-0 3-6 6-3

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Doubles (Draw=3)

1R: Williams/A.C. Wistar d. Bankson/Beaumont 6-4 6-2
1R: Atkinson/Hellwig d. Slevin/White 6-2 6-2

FI: Juliette Atkinson/Helen Hellwig d. Amy R. Williams/A.C. Wistar 6-4 8-6 6-2

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Mixed Doubles

Final

Juliette Atkinson/Edwin P. Fischer d. Mrs McFadden/Gustav Remak Jr. 6-3 6-2 6-1

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Draw Notes:


There are some oddities. What we would call the first round is called the "preliminary round".
The other strange thing are the 6-5 sets. Those are not typos. Yet the final indicates a score of 7-5.

Toulmin= married name of Bertha Townsend.

1894 was the first of several best-of-five-set finals in the women’s doubles event in the coming years.

The mixed doubles final was also played over five sets at this point.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:14 PM
Second half of June

June 19-24, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

FI: Agatha Templeman d. Amy Wilson 4-6 6-1 6-2

CR: Agatha Templeman d. E. White (holder) 6-1 10-8

Note Templeton also in Kent event the same week. Are we correct in dates? Her early defeat at Beckenham may explain this.

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June 18-23, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Smythe 6-3 6-3
1R: "Miss Hungerford" d. Mrs Norman 3-6 8-6 6-1*

2R: Edith Austin d. Agatha Templeman 6-1 6-3
2R: Horncastle d. Georgina Wilson 6-2 6-3
2R: E. Barber d. Mrs L. Walker 6-3 6-2
2R: L. Wilson d. Miss Earnshaw 6-1 6-1

2R: Charlotte Cooper d. Nora Mahony 6-2 6-0
2R: M. Lewis d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-3 6-3
2R: H. Smythe d. E. Cooper 4-6 7-5 6-1
2R: Amy Wilson d. Miss Pritchard 6-3 6-0

QF: E Austin d. Horncastle 6-2 6-0
QF: L. Wilson d. E. Barber 6-8 6-4 6-4
QF: C Cooper d. Lewis 6-0 6-2
QF: A Wilson d. Smythe 6-4 0-6 6-2

SF: Austin d. L. Wilson 6-3 6-4
SF: A Wilson d. C Cooper 6-2 4-6 6-1

FI: Edith Austin d. Amy Wilson 6-4 6-2

No Challenge round as holder Maud Shackle does not defend

Draw note: Who equals "Hungerford" in the 2R?

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began June 19 West Side Lawn Tennis Club, New York City, New York, US (Grass)
Venue: West Side Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Juliette Atkinson d. Miss Collard 6-0 6-1 6-3

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Dr W. N. Frazer d. Katherine Millett/Stephen C. Millett 6-3 3-6 6-4 8-6

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June 25-30, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen’s Club

Singles (Draw=10)

1R: Jane Corder d. E. Cooper 6-4 6-0
1R: "Miss Hungerford" d. Agatha Templeman 6-4 10-8

QF: Edith Austin d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-0 6-0
QF: Elsie Pinckney d. Corder 6-4 6-3
QF: A. Brown d. "Hungerford" 7-5 6-2
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Frances Coke 7-5 6-0

SF: Austin d. E Pinckney 6-1 7-5
SF: C Cooper d. Brown 3-6 6-3 ??

FI: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 8-6 11-9

No challenge round as holder Maud Shackle does not defend.

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June 29-July 2, Middle States Championships, Montrose, New Jersey, USA (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Juliette Atkinson d Annie Burdett default
1R: Lulu Mowry d Florence Taylor 6-1 6-2
1R: Helen Hellwig d Miss H. C. Banks 6-1 6-0
1R: Miss J.M. Dowling d Philaria Pitcher 6-1 6-3

SF: Atkinson d Mowry 6-1 5-7 7-5
SF: Hellwig d Dowling 6-1 6-0

FI: Juliette Atkinson d. Helen Hellwig 6-8 6-4 7-5 8-10 6-3

MX: Juliette Atkinson/Frazer d. Helen Hellwig/Runyon 6-1 6-3

Atkinson saves 3 match points at 4-5 0-40 in the semis vs Mowry. The long final (62 games total) took place over two days, being called for darkness at 6-6 in the fourth set. The referee for the final was a female, Miss Dowling doing the honors.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 05:24 PM
First week of July

July 2-5, Welsh Championships, Penarth, Wales (Grass)

CR: Helen Jackson d. Ethel Cochrane (holder) 8-6 6-2

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July 2-7, Gipsy Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Lawn Tennis Club

FI: Amy Wilson d. C. Reade 6-1 3-6 7-5

The women's singles event was handicap only at this, the first edition of what would become the North London Championships.

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Began July , Canadian Championships, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Grass)
Venue: Ottawa Lawn Tennis Club

CR: Maude Osborne (holder) d. Mrs Whitehead [3-6] 6-2 6-1

* The first set score in this Challenge Round match is slightly unclear.

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July 11-14, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Mrs A. Thompson 6-1 6-3

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:03 PM
THE CHAMPIONSHIPS (WIMBLEDON)

Dates: July 9-18 at
Venus: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, England
Surface: Grass

Singles (Draw=11)

First Round

Blanche Hillyard-bye
Chatterton Clarke-bye
Bryan d. Snook 6-2 6-4
Beatrice Draffen d. Morgan 6-2 6-2

Edith Austin -bye
Charlotte Cooper d. Henriette Horncastle 6-2 6-3
S. Robins-bye
Mrs. Edwardes-bye

Quarterfinals

Hillyard d. Clarke 6-1 6-0
Byran d. Draffen 6-3 7-5
Austin d. Cooper 6-1 3-6 6-3
Robins d. Edwardes 6-2 6-1

Semifinals

Hillyard d. Byran 6-1 6-1
Austin d. Robins 6-1 6-1

Final

Blanche Hillyard d. Edith Austin 6-1 6-1

Holder Lottie Dod did not defend her title.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Second half of July

week of July 15, Hungarian Championships, Balatonfüred, Hungary (Clay)

FI: Miss Paulina Palffy

An open-gender event. Miss Palffy beat men to win the title. There is only open gender event in tennis history.

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July 18-21, Nottinghamshire Open, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Graham d. Helen Jackson 6-1 6-0

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July 23-25, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

CR: Miss Kendal d. Miss Templeman (holder) 6-4 6-4

Is the Miss Kendal in question here Annie or Lucy?

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July 25-28, Scottish Championships, Wemyss Bay, Ayrshire, Scotland

FI: Lottie Paterson d. Miss Burns 6-1 6-0

Holder Jane Corder did not defend. Held in conjunction with the West of Scotland Chmps.

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July 25-28, West of Scotland Championships, Wemyss Bay, Ayrshire, Scotland

CR: Lottie Paterson d. H. Graham (holder) 6-2 6-0

DF: H. Paterson/Lottie Paterson d. H. Graham/B. Watson 6-2 6-4

MX: Lottie Paterson/RM Watson d. Mrs G. Burns/JE Orr 6-1 6-2

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:12 PM
First half of August

July 28-August 4, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)

CR: Miss Pugh d. Mabel Taylor (holder) 6-2 6-3

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July 30-August 4, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=24)

1R: Helen Jackson-bye
1R: Annie Kendal-bye
1R: Alice Pickering-bye
1R: E. Cooper-bye
1R: Ada Scott d. E. Wood 6-0 6-0
1R: Miss Shaw d. C. Crosby 4-6 6-1 6-1
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Lucy Kendal 6-4 6-1
1R: C. Duerdin d. A. Morton default

1R: L. Chatterton-Clarke-bye
1R: Miss Sproule-bye
1R: S. Pollard-bye
1R: Nora Mahoney-bye
1R: Jane Corder d. K. Jackson 6-0 6-0
1R: S. Robins d. R. Pollard 6-3 6-0
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. B. Jackson 6-1 6-0
1R: Blanche Hillyard (owes 15) d. Lottie Paterson 6-2 6-1

2R: Jackson d. Kendal 6-0 6-0
2R: Pickering d. E. Cooper 6-0 6-0
2R: Shaw d. Scott 6-1 6-2
2R: Draffen d. Duerdin 6-1 6-0

2R: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Miss Sproule 6-0 retired
2R: S. Pollard d. Mahony 6-0 6-4
2R: Corder d. Robins 3-6 9-7 6-3
2R: Hillyard (owes 15) d. C Cooper 6-4 6-1

QF: Jackson d. Pickering default
QF: Draffen d. Miss Shaw 6-4 6-2
QF: Chatterton-Clarke d. Pollard 6-0 6-0
QF: Hillyard d. Corder 7-5 5-7 6-3

SF: Jackson d. Draffen 6-3 7-5
SF: Hillyard d. Chatterton-Clarke 6-3 6-1

FI: Helen Jackson d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3 9-7

DF: Beatrice Draffen/Lottie Paterson d. Blanche Hillyard/Helen Jackson 1-6 6-2 6-0

MX: Blanche Hillyard/Joshua Pim d. Charlotte Cooper/CH Martin 6-2 6-2

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August 6-10, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Lilian Pine-Coffin-bye
1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye
1R: C. Bryan-bye
1R: E. Peck d. R. Wright 6-0 6-4


1R: Violet Pinckney d. Edith Longhurst 6-4 6-2
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. Georgina Kindersley 6-4 6-1
1R: N. Bloxsome-bye
1R: Helen Jackson-bye

QF: Pine-Coffin d. Pinckney 6-3 6-4
QF: Bryan d. Peck 6-3 6-4
QF: Pinckney d. Longhurst 6-1 6-1
QF: Jackson d. Bloxsome 6-3 6-2

SF: Pine-Coffin d. Bryan 8-6 6-1
SF: Jackson d. Pinckney 6-1 6-3

FI: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Helen Jackson 6-2 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Harry Barlow d. Lilian Pine-Coffin/William Renshaw 6-1 6-1

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August 6-10, The Hague, Holland, Netherlands (Clay)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: A. Smithers d. J. Matthes 2-6 6-2 6-1
1R: D. van Brienen d. P. Scherius 6-5 6-2
1R: A. Lens d. A. Blom van Lennep 6-5 5-6 6-2
1R: C. van Lennep d. Mrs Richardson 6-0 6-1

SF: Smithers d. van Brienen 4-6 6-3 6-2
SF: van Lennep d. Lens 6-1 6-4

FI: A. Smithers d. C. van Lennep 6-4 2-6 8-6

MX: M. Bol/SH Hughes (GB) d. Miss Quarles von Ufford/E. Cremars 6-1 4-6 6-3

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August 11-14, Pensarn, Wales (Grass)

FI: O. Dickins d. Ruth Dyas 6-2 6-3

CR: M. Pick (holder) d. O. Dickins 6-3 6-1

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Second half of August

August 16-18, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Clay and Grass)
Venue: Buxton Gardens

Singles (Draw=12)

1R: Blanche Hillyard-bye
1R: E. Cooper-bye
1R: Helen Jackson d. Ruth Dyas 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Vicars d. M. Lynch 6-0 6-0

1R: Miss Lynch-bye
1R: Miss Miles-bye
1R: E. Vaudrey d. E. Richardson 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Bertha Steedman 6-3 2-6 6-3

QF: Hillyard d. E. Cooper default
QF: Jackson d. Vicars 6-2 6-3
QF: Lynch d. Miles default
QF: C Cooper d. Vaudrey 6-2, 6-2

SF: Hillyard d. Jackson default
SF: C Cooper d. Miss Lynch 6-2 6-1

FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4 5-7 7-5

DF: Blanche Hillyard/Bertha Steedman d. Charlotte Cooper/E. Cooper 4-6 7-5 6-1

From "Pastime", August 22, 1894: "The eleventh annual open tournament in the Buxton Gardens should have commenced on Tuesday last, but Jupiter Pluvius put a stern veto on the meeting. Both Tuesday and Wednesday were thoroughly wet days, and it was not until Thursday that a match was played. Thence [?] may be imagined, the courts were in a sodden state, and fast play was out of the question. Luckily there are in the Buxton Gardens some excellent gravel courts, and it was on these that the tournament was commenced on Thursday morning."


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August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: M. Burton d. E. Burton 6-3 retired

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August 20-25, Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass, with early rounds on "cinder" courts.)
Venue: South Cliff Grounds

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Ethel Jessop 6-2 6-3

QF: Draffen d. Miss Crosby 6-4 4-6 6-1
QF: Lucy Kendal d. Miss Crossley 6-1 6-0
QF: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Annie Kendal 6-3 6-3
QF: Katherine Grey d. E. Davies 6-2 6-3

SF: Draffen d. L Kendal 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF: Grey d. Chatterton-Clarke 6-0, 6-4

FI: Beatrice Draffen d. Katherine Grey 6-3 6-1

DF: Miss Crosby/Katherine Grey d. Miss Boulton/Miss Hodgson 6-3 7-5

MX: Beatrice Draffen/Edward R. Allen d. Lucy Kendal/Laurie Doherty 6-1 6-2

This tournament was played in place of the North of England Championships this year.

From "Pastime", August 29, 1894: "For the first time since 1885 the annual tournament promoted by the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association took place last week on the South Cliff ground near Scarborough. During the intermediate years it has been held at Harrogate, Whitby, Leeds and Hull, and four times at Ilkley.

"Owing to the incessant rain which had fallen for some time, play did not commence until two o'clock on the first day, and even then it was found necessary to use the cinder courts. Towards the end of the week the weather took a decided turn for the better, and the twenty grass courts were in fairly good condition."

Note that Draffen is listed as Mes GE Draffen is contemporary sources.


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August 21-23, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Alice Parr 6-4 3-6 6-4

DF: Henrietta Horncastle/Alice Pickering d. Elise Renault/Maud Renault 6-3 6-2

MX: Alice Pickerking/William Pickering d. Maud Renault/Edward D Robinson 1-6 6-3 6-3

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Circa August 28-September 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

FI: Maude Osborne d. Mrs Whitehead 4-6 6-3 6-4

MX: Miss Hollister (US)/Malcolm G. Chace (US) d. Maude Osborne/Robert Matthews 3-6 8-6 9-7

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:17 PM
First half of September

September 4, Nyack, New York, US
Venue: Nyack Country Club

FI: Miss Banks d. Miss Bradley 3-6 6-0 6-3 9-7

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September 3-10, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=23 plus holder)

1R: Maud Shackle d. E. Malden 6-3 6-0
1R: Helen Jackson d. E. Morgan 6-3 6-1
1R: Helen Pillans d. M. Clarke 6-2 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss Parsons 6-4 6-2
1R: S Robins-bye
1R: Edith Riseley-bye
1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye
1R: Miss Stacey-bye


1R: Violet Pinckney-bye
1R: E. Cooper-bye
1R: A. Malden-bye
1R: N. Bloxsome-bye
1R: Lottie Paterson-bye
1R: C. Bryan d. E. Vaudrey 6-1 6-1
1R: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Mrs Wood 6-0 6-1
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Mrs O'Neill 6-2 6-2

2R: Shackle d. Jackson 6-3 12-10
2R: Steedman d. Pillans 6-1 6-0
2R: Robins d. Riseley 6-4 2-6 6-4
2R: Elsie Pinckney d. Miss Stacey 6-1 6-0

2R: V Pinckney d. E. Cooper 6-1 6-4
2R: Malden d. Bloxsome 7-5 6-3
2R: Bryan d. Paterson 9-7 6-3
2R: C Cooper d. Pine-Coffin 7-5 6-2

QF: Shackle d. Steedman 2-6 7-5 6-2
QF: E Pinckney d. Robins 2-6 6-4 6-1
QF: V Pinckney d. Malden 6-4 6-4
QF: C Cooper d. Bryan 6-2 1-6 6-2

SF: Shackle d. E Pinckney 6-0 8-6
SF: C Cooper d. V Pinckney 6-3 7-5

FI: Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2 6-2

CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Maud Shackle 6-3 6-0

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Helen Jackson/Herbert Baddele 6-4 6-3

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September 4, New York State Championships, Saratoga Springs, US

FI: Mrs Ide d. Miss Ritchie 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-1

CR: Ide d. Mabel Cahill (Ire) default

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September 7-10, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA, (Hard)

FI: Ethel Bates d. Martha Alexander 12-10 6-0

CR: Bee Hooper (holder) d. Ethel Bates 5-7 6-3 6-3 6-3

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September 10-15, South of England Championships, , Eastbourne, East Sussex, England (Grass)
Venue: Devonshire Park

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Helen Jackson d. Frances Coke 6-1 6-3
1R: D. Childs d. E. Morgan 6-4 6-3
1R: C. Bryan d. Miss Buszard 6-1 6-0
1R: Lottie Paterson-bye

1R: Elsie Pinckney d. S. Robins 7-5 6-3
1R: Amy Wilson d. Miss Waldron 4-6 6-3 6-1
1R: Maud Shackle d. Georgina Wilson 6-0 6-0
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Blanche Hillyard (owes 15) 8-6 6-2

QF: Jackson d. Childs 6-4 6-2
QF: Bryan d. Paterson 6-3 6-2
QF: E Pinckney d. Wilson 6-2 6-3
QF: Cooper d. Shackle 6-3 6-1

SF: Jackson d. Bryan 5-7 6-1 6-3
SF: Cooper d. E Pinckney 6-3 6-3

FI: Helen Jackson d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4 6-2

MX: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Charlotte Cooper/George Ball-Greene 6-3 6-1

From "Pastime", September 18, 1894: "There was a distinguished entry for the ladies' singles and as the cup had been won outright by Mrs Hillyard last year, and as lady champion, she was penalised owe 15. The task was, however, on this occasion beyond even her powers. In Miss C. Cooper she met a much improved player and was defeated by two sets to love."

(Note from Elegos7) It was often the custom at Eastbourne to "penalize" the Wimbledon champion in this way. Consequently, some of them lost under this handicap early in the event. An owe 15 meant Hillyard gave up one point per game. Against a player of Chattie Cooper's quality this was too much to overcome.

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Circa September 12-17, Dinard Tournament, Dinard, France (Clay)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Ivy Arbuthnot (GR) d. Mrs Marson 6-4 6-0
1R: Helen Chapman (GB) d. May Arbuthnot (GB) ????
1R: Hélène Prévost d. F. Harris (GB) 6-2 6-3
1R: Alice Arbuthnot (GB) d. Miss Manly-Sims 6-4 4-6 7-5

SF: I Arbuthnot d. Chapman 7-5 8-6
SF: A Arbuthnot d. Prévost 4-6 6-4 6-1

FI: Ivy Arbuthnot (GB) d. Alice Arbuthnot (GB) 6-2 6-8 6-4

From "Pastime", September 19, 1894: "The Ladies' Cup was competed for this year for the first time, and it was hoped that this additional event would attract more of the crack lady players from England. [...] The final produced a close game, Miss Ivy Arbuthnot defeating her sister Miss Alice by two sets to one, thus becoming the first holder of the cup."

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Second half of September

Circa September 20-23, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Boulougne,France (Clay)

FI: Lottie Paterson (GB) d. Miss Marsh (GB) 6-0 6-1

Holder Jane Corder (GB) did not defend

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September 28-30, Bohemian Championships, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)
Venue: Judeninsel

FI: A. von Stoninka Holodow d. Hedwig Rosenbaum 5-7 6-3, retired

MX: Hedwig Rosenbaum/Leo d. Marie [?] Gentschik von Gežowa/R. De Vittorelli 6-3 6-4

The main events at this tournament, the first of its kind, were the Austrian Championships and the Bohemian Championships, although there were no Austrian Championships events for women to begin with.

Rollo
Aug 10th, 2010, 06:19 PM
October through December

Circa November 26-December 1, Victorian Championships, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Grass)

FI: E. Raleigh d. Maisie Parr 6-5 6-1

DF: N. A’Beckett/F. Waters d. Phoebe Howitt/Miss Howitt 4-6 6-2 6-4

MX: F. Waters/Ben Green d. Maisie Parr/RG Bowen 6-4 4-6 6-4

newmark401
Nov 25th, 2010, 05:34 PM
The correct dates for the 1894 PCC:

September 7-10, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, USA (Hard)

DavidK
Nov 27th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Date corrected, thanks

newmark401
Dec 11th, 2010, 12:38 PM
Results from the 1894 Niagara-on-the-Lake tournament:

Circa August 28-September 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake International, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

FI: Maude Osborne d. Mrs Whitehead 4-6, 6-3, 6-4
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XDF: Malcolm G. Chace (USA)/Miss Hollister (USA) d. Robert Matthews/Maude Osborne 3-6, 8-6, 9-7
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Rollo
Dec 11th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Added-thanks

Jimbo109
Mar 31st, 2012, 10:06 AM
April

April 2-7, Covered Courts Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Wood)

FI: Edith Austin d. May Arbuthnot 2-6 6-4 7-5

Holder Maud Shackle does not defend.

May Arbuthnot had two match points in the final set.



According to Lance Tingay's "The Guinness book of tennis" , until 1894 included the venue was the Hyde Park Club.

The exact tournament's name was "British Covered Court Championships", not to be confused with the "London Covered Court Championships" of following years, also played at Queen's Club.

DavidK
Apr 12th, 2012, 09:12 PM
BCC changes made

Jimbo109
May 27th, 2012, 12:49 PM
September 4, New York State Championships, Saratoga Springs, USA

FI: Mrs Ide d. Miss Ritchie 6-4 6-3 3-6 6-1

CR: Ide d. Mabel Cahill (Ire) wo

DavidK
Jun 14th, 2012, 11:27 PM
NY state (above) added.

Jimbo109
Nov 19th, 2012, 11:27 AM
Info provided by Newmark401

August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

FI: M. Burton d. E. Burton 6-3 retired

DavidK
Nov 24th, 2012, 01:05 PM
East of England edited in

elegos7
Nov 25th, 2012, 06:39 AM
I have two additions to this year:
1) Mrs Hillyard did defend her South of England Championships title, but she had to owe 15, and lost to Charlotte Cooper 8-6 6-2 in the first round. It was often the custom at Estbourne to "penalize" the Wimbledon champion in this way. Consequently, some of them lost under this handicap early in the event.
2) The Hungarian National Championship at Balatonfüred belongs the week ending with Jul 15 (its date is reported as unknown). I have never read it was a handicap event. It seems Paulina Pálffy was better than any of the men's players.

Jimbo109
Nov 25th, 2012, 07:40 AM
I have two additions to this year:
1) Mrs Hillyard did defend her South of England Championships title, but she had to owe 15, and lost to Charlotte Cooper 8-6 6-2 in the first round. It was often the custom at Estbourne to "penalize" the Wimbledon champion in this way. Consequently, some of them lost under this handicap early in the event.
2) The Hungarian National Championship at Balatonfüred belongs the week ending with Jul 15 (its date is reported as unknown). I have never read it was a handicap event. It seems Paulina Pálffy was better than any of the men's players.

Good find Karoly!
I will add your note about South of England Championships in the Official Tournament Winners by Event thread.

DavidK
Nov 28th, 2012, 12:35 PM
Thanks Karoly - I've added the South of England note and moved the Hungarian champsionships

newmark401
Mar 22nd, 2013, 12:58 PM
August 6-10, The Hague, Holland (Clay)

Draw of 8

FR: A. Smithers d. J. Matthes 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
FR: D. van Brienen d. P. Scherius 6-5, 6-2
FR: A. Lens d. A. Blom van Lennep 6-5, 5-6, 6-2
FR: C. van Lennep d. Mrs Richardson 6-0, 6-1
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SF: A. Smithers d. D. van Brienen 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF: C. van Lennep d. A. Lens 6-1, 6-4
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FI: A. Smithers d. C. van Lennep 6-4, 2-6, 8-6
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XDF: S.H. Hughes/M. Bol d. E. Cremers/Freule Quarles van Ufford 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
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newmark401
Mar 22nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
September 28-30, Bohemian Championships, Judeninsel, Prague, Bohemia (Clay)

FI: A. von Stoninka Holodow d. Hedwig Rosenbaum 5-7, 6-3, retired
--

XDF: Leo/Hedwig Rosenbaum d. R. De Vittorelli/Marie [?] Gentschik von Gežowa 6-3, 6-4
--

The main events at this tournament, the first of its kind, were the Austrian Championships and the Bohemian Championships, although there were no Austrian Championships events for women to begin with.
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DavidK
Apr 14th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Great additions - Bohemian and early rounds from the Hague are now included in the main calendar

newmark401
Apr 27th, 2013, 07:46 PM
July 2-7, Gipsy Lawn Tennis Club, London, England (Grass)

FI: Amy Wilson d. C. Reade 6-1, 3-6, 7-5*

* The women's singles event was handicap only at this, the first edition of what would become the North London Championships.
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DavidK
Apr 28th, 2013, 01:44 PM
Gipsy and historical note added, thanks Mark

Jimbo109
May 13th, 2013, 09:03 AM
September 4, Nyack, NY, US
Venue: Country Club

FI: Miss Banks d. Miss Bradley 3-6 6-0 6-3 9-7

newmark401
Aug 11th, 2013, 03:24 PM
July 11-14, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Mrs A. Thompson 6-1, 6-3
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newmark401
Aug 11th, 2013, 03:26 PM
August 21-23, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Alice Parr 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
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DF: Henrietta Horncastle/Alice Pickering d. Elise Renault/Maud Renault 6-3, 6-2
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XDF: William Pickering/Alice Picerking d. Edward D. Robinson/Maud Renault 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
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newmark401
Sep 12th, 2013, 09:44 AM
April 2-7, British Covered Courts Championships, Hyde Park Club, London, England (Wood)

This tournament was held at the Queen's Club in London. There was never any women's singles event at the Hyde Park Club Covered Court Championships tournament, which began in 1885. From 1890 to 1894, there were two covered court tournaments at the beginning of the British lawn tennis season, one held at Queen's Club, the other at the Hyde Park Club. In 1894, there were only two matches in the men's singles event at the Covered Court Championships held at the Hyde Park Club. All of this is information is taken from "Pastime" and other contemporary sports papers.
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:12 PM
May 12-19, Hexham, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Helen Jackson d. Lottie Paterson 6-3, 6-2
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:20 PM
May 21-26, Irish Championships, Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, Ireland (Grass)

Draw of 10

1R = First round

1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Mrs Ottley 6-0, 6-1
1R: Miss Snook d. Miss Leet 6-0, 6-1

Six players had a bye.
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QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-0
QF: Helen Jackson d. N. Pope 6-2, 6-2
QF: E. Cooper d. L. Cuppage 7-5, 6-1
QF: Miss Shaw d. Miss Snook 6-8, 7-5, 6-3
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SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson 6-4, 6-1
SF: Miss Shaw d. E. Cooper 6-4, 6-0
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FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Shaw 6-3, 6-2
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:21 PM
June 4-9, Middlesex Championships, Chiswick Park, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 7

1R = First round

1R: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 6-3, 6-0
1R: E. Cooper d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-4, 6-3
1R: A. Brown d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-1, 6-1

N. Martin had a bye.
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SF: Edith Austin d. E. Cooper 6-1, 6-0
SF: A. Brown d. N. Martin 6-1, 6-2
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ACF: Edith Austin d. A. Brown 6-3, 6-3
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CR: Edith Austin d. Maud Shackle (holder), walkover
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:29 PM
June 11-16, Northern Tournament, Liverpool, England (Grass)

Draw of 12

1R = First round

1R: Blanche Hillyard d. Miss Vicars 6-1, 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson d. Bertha Steedman 8-6, 6-2
1R: Ellen Cressy d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 7-5, 6-3
1R: Beatrice Draffen d. M. Pick 1-6, 6-3, 7-5

Four players had a bye.
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QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson 6-0, 6-2
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Ida Cressy 6-1, 6-4
QF: Miss Pickthall d. M. Friend 6-1, 6-4
QF: Beatrice Draffen d. Ellen Cressy 6-4, 6-3
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SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-1
SF: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Pickthall 6-4, 6-2
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ACF: Blanche Hillyard d. Beatrice Draffen 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
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CR: Blanche Hillyard d. Lottie Dod (holder), walkover
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:32 PM
June 18-23, Kent Championships, Beckenham, Kent, England (Grass)

Draw of 18

1R = First round

1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Smythe 6-3, 6-3
1R: "Miss Hungerford" d. Mrs Norman 3-6, 8-6, 6-1

Fourteen players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Edith Austin d. Agatha Templeman 6-1, 6-3
2R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Georgina Wilson 6-2, 6-3
2R: E. Barber d. Mrs L. Walker 6-3, 6-2
2R: L. Wilson d. Miss Earnshaw 6-1, 6-1
2R: Charlotte Cooper d. Nora Mahony 6-2, 6-0
2R: M. Lewis d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-3, 6-3
2R: H. Smythe d. E. Cooper 4-6, 7-5, 6-1
2R: Amy Wilson d. Miss Pritchard 6-3, 6-0
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QF: Edith Austin d. Henrietta Horncastle 6-2, 6-0
QF: L. Wilson d. E. Barber 6-8, 6-4, 6-4
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. M. Lewis 6-0, 6-2
QF: Amy Wilson d. H. Smythe 6-4, 0-6, 6-2
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SF: Edith Austin d. L. Wilson 6-3, 6-4
SF: Amy Wilson d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 4-6, 6-1
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ACF: Edith Austin d. A. Wilson 6-4, 6-2
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CR: Edith Austin d. Maud Shackle (holder), walkover
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:42 PM
June 25-30, London Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Grass)

Draw of 10

1R = First round

1R: Jane Corder d. E. Cooper 6-4, 6-0
1R: "Miss Hungerford" d. Agatha Templeman 6-4, 10-8

Six players had a bye.
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QF: Edith Austin d. Mrs B. Rhodes 6-0, 6-0
QF: Elsie Pinckney d. Jane Corder 6-4, 6-3
QF: A. Brown d. "Miss Hungerford" 7-5, 6-2
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Frances Coke 7-5, 6-0
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SF: Edith Austin d. Elsie Pinckney 6-1, 7-5
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. A. Brown 3-6, 6-3, [?]
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ACF: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 8-6 11-9
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CR: Edith Austin d. Maud Shackle (holder), walkover
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:51 PM
April 2-7, Covered Court Tournament, Hyde Park Club, London, England (Wood)

Draw of 5

1R = First round

1R: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-1

Three players had a bye.
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SF: Edith Austin d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-0, 6-1
SF: May Arbuthnot d. Ivy Arbuthnot, walkover
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ACF: Edith Austin d. May Arbuthnot 2-6, 6-4, 7-5*
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CR: Edith Austin d. Maud Shackle (holder) walkover

* From "Pastime", April 11, 1894: "[...] Then Miss Arbuthnot, playing with great severity and accuracy, carried off game after game until the umpire announced 5-2 in her favour [in the final set], and the championship appeared to be a certainty for her, especially when she gained the first two strokes in the succeeding game. But never has the old adage that a game is never lost until it is won, proved itself more true than in the present instance. Playing very carefully, and risking little, Miss Austin won the next four strokes, and with them the game.

"In the following game Miss Arbuthnot twice stood within an ace of victory, but the chance was lost, and it returned not. Miss Austin won this game and after that her opponent could win but four strokes in as many games."
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:53 PM
Circa February 24-March 4, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

ACF: Annette de Fonblanque d. I. Watson 6-2, 6-2
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CR: Mrs Brown (holder) d. Annette de Fonblanque 6-3, 6-2
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 06:54 PM
June 19-24, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England (Grass)

ACF: Agatha Templeman d. Amy Wilson 4-6, 6-1, 6-2
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CR: Agatha Templeman d. E. White (holder) 6-0, 10-8
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:03 PM
July 30-August 4, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Draw of 24

1R = First round

1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Lucy Kendal 6-4, 6-1
1R: C. Duerdin d. A. Morton, walkover
1R: Ada Scott d. E. Wood 6-0, 6-0
1R: Miss Shaw d. C. Crosby 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
1R: Jane Corder d. K. Jackson 6-0, 6-0
1R: S. Robins d. R. Pollard 6-3, 6-0
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. B. Jackson 6-1, 6-0
1R: Blanche Hillyard, owes 15 d. Lottie Paterson 6-2, 6-1

Eight players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Helen Jackson d. Annie Kendal 6-0, 6-0
2R: Alice Pickering d. E. Cooper 6-0, 6-0
2R: Miss Shaw d. Ada Scott 6-1, 6-2
2R: Beatrice Draffen d. C. Duerdin 6-1, 6-0
2R: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Miss Sproule 6-0, retired
2R: S. Pollard d. Nora Mahony 6-0, 6-4
2R: Jane Corder d. S. Robins 3-6, 9-7, 6-3
2R: Blanche Hillyard, owes 15 d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4, 6-1
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QF: Helen Jackson d. Alice Pickering, walkover
QF: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Shaw 6-4, 6-2
QF: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. S. Pollard 6-0, 6-0
QF: Blanche Hillyard d. Jane Corder 7-5, 5-7, 6-3
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SF: Helen Jackson d. Beatrice Draffen 6-3, 7-5
SF: Blanche Hillyard d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 6-3, 6-1
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FI: Helen Jackson d. Blanche Hillyard 6-3, 9-7
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:06 PM
August 6-10, Exmouth, Devon, England (Grass)

Draw of 11

1R = First round

1R: Violet Pinckney d. Edith Longhurst 6-4, 6-2
1R: Winifred Longhurst d. Georgina Kindersley 6-4, 6-1
1R: E. Peck d. R. Wright 6-0, 6-4

Five players had a bye.
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QF: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Elsie Pinckney 6-3, 6-4
QF: C. Bryan d. E. Peck 6-3, 6-4
QF: Violet Pinckney d. Winifred Longhurst 6-1, 6-1
QF: Helen Jackson d. N. Bloxsome 6-3, 6-2
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SF: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. C. Bryan 8-6, 6-1
SF: Helen Jackson d. Violet Pinckney 6-1, 6-3
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FI: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Helen Jackson 6-2, 6-3
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:15 PM
August 16-18, Derbyshire Championships, Buxton, Derbyshire, England (Grass)

Draw of 12

1R = First round

1R: Helen Jackson d. Ruth Dyas 6-0, 6-2
1R: Miss Vicars d. M. Lynch 6-0, 6-0
1R: E. Vaudrey d. E. Richardson 4-6, 6-3, 6-2
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Bertha Steedman 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

Four players had a bye.
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QF: Blanche Hillyard d. E. Cooper, walkover
QF: Helen Jackson d. Miss Vicars 6-2, 6-3
QF: Miss Lynch d. Miss Miles, walkover
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. E. Vaudrey 6-2, 6-2
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SF: Blanche Hillyard d. Helen Jackson, walkover
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. Miss Lynch 6-2, 6-1
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FI: Blanche Hillyard d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4, 5-7, 7-5

From "Pastime", August 22, 1894: "The eleventh annual open tournament in the Buxton Gardens should have commenced on Tuesday last, but Jupiter Pluvius put a stern veto on the meeting. Both Tuesday and Wednesday were thoroughly wet days, and it was not until Thursday that a match was played. Thence [?] may be imagined, the courts were in a sodden state, and fast play was out of the question. Luckily there are in the Buxton Gardens some excellent gravel courts, and it was on these that the tournament was commenced on Thursday morning."
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:20 PM
August 20-25, Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association Tournament, Scarborough, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Draw of 9

1R = First round

1R: Beatrice Draffen d. Ethel Jessop 6-2, 6-3

The remaining players had a bye.
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QF: Beatrice Draffen d. Miss Crosby 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
QF: Lucy Kendal d. Miss Crossley 6-1, 6-0
QF: L. Chatterton-Clarke d. Annie Kendal 6-3, 6-3
QF: Katherine Grey d. E. Davies 6-2, 6-3
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SF: Beatrice Draffen d. Lucy Kendal 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
SF: Katherine Grey d. L. Chatterton-Clarke 6-0, 6-4
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FI: Beatrice Draffen d. Katherine Grey

From "Pastime", August 29, 1894: "For the first time since 1885 the annual tournament promoted by the Yorkshire Lawn Tennis Association took place last week on the South Cliff ground near Scarborough. During the intermediate years it has been held at Harrogate, Whitby, Leeds and Hull, and four times at Ilkley.

"Owing to the incessant rain which had fallen for some time, play did not commence until two o'clock on the first day, and even then it was found necessary to use the cinder courts. Towards the end of the week the weather took a decided turn for the better, and the twenty grass courts were in fairly good condition."
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:31 PM
September 3-10, Sussex Championships, Brighton, Sussex, England (Grass)

Draw of 24

1R = First round

1R: Maud Shackle d. E. Malden 6-3, 6-0
1R: Helen Jackson d. E. Morgan 6-3, 6-1
1R: Helen Pillans d. M. Clarke 6-2, 6-0
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss Parsons 6-4, 6-2
1R: C. Bryan d. E. Vaudrey 6-1, 6-1
1R: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Mrs Wood 6-0, 6-1
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Mrs O'Neill 6-2, 6-2

Nine players had a bye.
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2R = Second round

2R: Maud Shackle d. Helen Jackson 6-3, 12-10
2R: Bertha Steedman d. Helen Pillans 6-1, 6-0
2R: S. Robins d. Edith Riseley 6-4, 2-6, 6-4
2R: Elsie Pinckney d. Miss Stacey 6-1, 6-0
2R: Violet Pinckney d. E. Cooper 6-1, 6-4
2R: A. Malden d. N. Bloxsome 7-5, 6-3
2R: C. Bryan d. Lottie Paterson 9-7, 6-3
2R: Charlotte Cooper d. Lilian Pine-Coffin 7-5, 6-2
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QF: Maud Shackle d. Bertha Steedman 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
QF: Elsie Pinckney d. S. Robins 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
QF: Violet Pinckney d. A. Malden 6-4, 6-4
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. C. Bryan 6-2, 1-6, 6-2
--

SF: Maud Shackle d. Elsie Pinckney 6-0, 8-6
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. Violet Pinckney 6-3, 7-5
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ACF: Maud Shackle d. Charlotte Cooper 6-2, 6-2
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CR: Blanche Hillyard (holder) d. Maud Shackle 6-3, 6-0
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:39 PM
September 10-15, South of England Championships, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England (Grass)

Draw of 15

1R = First round

1R: Helen Jackson d. Frances Coke 6-1, 6-3
1R: D. Childs d. E. Morgan 6-4, 6-3
1R: C. Bryan d. Miss Buszard 6-1, 6-0
1R: Elsie Pinckney d. S. Robins 7-5, 6-3
1R: Amy Wilson d. Miss Waldron 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
1R: Maud Shackle d. Georgina Wilson 6-0, 6-0
1R: Charlotte Cooper d. Blanche Hillyard, owes 15, 8-6, 6-2

Lottie Paterson had a bye.
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QF: Helen Jackson d. D. Childs 6-4, 6-2
QF: C. Bryan d. Lottie Paterson 6-3, 6-2
QF: Elsie Pinckney d. Amy Wilson 6-2, 6-3
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Maud Shackle 6-3, 6-1
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SF: Helen Jackson d. C. Bryan 5-7, 6-1, 6-3
SF: Charlotte Cooper d. Elsie Pinckney 6-3, 6-3
--

FI: Helen Jackson d. Charlotte Cooper 6-4, 6-2

From "Pastime", September 18, 1894: "There was a distinguished entry for the ladies' singles and as the cup had been won outright by Mrs Hillyard last year, and as lady champion, she was penalised owe 15. The task was, however, on this occasion beyond even her powers. In Miss C. Cooper she met a much improved player and was defeated by two sets to love."
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newmark401
Sep 17th, 2013, 07:54 PM
Circa September 12-17, Dinard, France (Clay)

Draw of 8

QF: Ivy Arbuthnot (GBR) d. Mrs Marson 6-4, 6-0
QF: Helen Chapman (GBR) d. May Arbuthnot (GBR) [score?]
QF: Hélène Prévost d. F. Harris (GBR) 6-2, 6-3
QF: Alice Arbuthnot (GBR) d. Miss Manly-Sims 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
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SF: Ivy Arbuthnot (GBR) d. Helen Chapman (GBR) 7-5, 8-6
SF: Alice Arbuthnot (GBR) d. Hélène Prévost 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
--

FI: Ivy Arbuthnot (GBR) d. Alice Arbuthnot (GBR) 6-2, 6-8, 6-4

From "Pastime", September 19, 1894: "The Ladies' Cup was competed for this year for the first time, and it was hoped that this additional event would attract more of the crack lady players from England. [...] The final produced a close game, Miss Ivy Arbuthnot defeating her sister Miss Alice by two sets to one, thus becoming the first holder of the cup."
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Rollo
Jan 24th, 2014, 08:33 AM
Updated and formatted. Thanks for all the results Mark.

Note I still need to revisit the 2 slams for this year (especially the US event) plus use Tennisarchives for first names of men in mixed results.

I do have a few observations and questions for clarification:

1. There is a Miss E Cooper running through events this year. One is tempted to connect her to Charlotte Cooper. Charlotte had no sister whose name
started with E. As she is a Miss and not a Mrs Cooper I suspect she might be Charlotte's cousin.

2. Is the event of April 2-7 at Queen's Club or Hyde Park? For now I have gone with Queen's Club, based on Mark's note.

3. Kent mystery #1 (week of June 18-23). "Miss Hungerford" appears in the 1R but not in the 2R. Can we connect her to one of the ladies in the 2R?

4. Kent mystery #2. Agatha Templeton wins at Gainsborough but loses in Beckenham in the same week. Are the dates off here-or is this explained
by the early loss at Beckenham allowing Templeton to go on to Gainsborough. A third option is we are dealing with two Miss Templetons. This is
an unlikely option IMO as we see no other Miss Templetons in draws for this year. This is the era of train travel-or Beckenham and Gainsborough
close enough for Agatha to play both events in the same week?

5. These reports from "Pastime" that Mark has uncovered are marvelous rare glimpses into the game at this stage. One from the August 20-25
Scarborough event caught my eye.

From "Pastime", August 29, 1894: ...

"Owing to the incessant rain which had fallen for some time, play did not commence until two o'clock on the first day, and even then it was found
necessary to use the cinder courts. Towards the end of the week the weather took a decided turn for the better, and the twenty grass courts
were in fairly good condition."

Does anyone have an opinion on what exactly s meant by "cinder courts"? Does this mean a court from cinders, as in ashes? Or is this some early
version of hard courts, as in using cinder blocks?