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Sep 4th, 2016 01:37 AM
Re: 1914 results

Added. Thanks Mark.
Sep 3rd, 2016 09:49 PM
Re: 1914 results


July 27-August 1, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada (Grass)

ACF: Miss Lawson d. Marian Pitts 7-5 4-6 6-1

CR: Miss Lawson d. Miss McDermott (holder) 6-1 4-6 6-3

DF: Miss Lawson/Miss McDermott d. Marian Pitts/Violet Pooley 6-3 6-2

XDF: Mrs E. Jones/Breck (USA) d. Mrs Cane/Harrison 12-10 6-2
Aug 20th, 2016 04:11 PM
Re: 1914 results

All majors have now been reedited, including full results for the French Nationals.

Aug 18th, 2016 06:25 PM
Re: 1914 results

All of Wolbo's additions have been edited in.

Thank you Wolbo

I am working on reediting the majors (The French, US, and Wimbledon) and will also add in a more robust summary.
Aug 16th, 2016 10:40 PM
Re: 1914 results

pages 21- 22 edited in. That leaves page 20.
Aug 16th, 2016 02:23 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
The match reports with the results are pearls. I am hoping we will find something on the elusive Mrs Perrett.

When you are done with 1914 Wolbo please let me know and I will commence editing

Thank you
Done for now. Did come across the name of Mrs. Perrett a number of times but no additional details on her were given. Will keep an eye out.

The player names are written verbatim, as published in LTAB, which means that their first names are usually not given. Several of the full names are obvious but to prevent errors and be consistent this seemed the best approach to me. This way, if there is any doubt, it can be double-checked and discussed if needed.
Aug 16th, 2016 02:21 PM
Re: 1914 results

Page 19 edited in. Still need to edit from page 20.
Aug 16th, 2016 01:14 PM
Re: 1914 results

August 3-6, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Morton d. Mrs. Beamish 6-1 6-4

DF: Miss Morton / Mrs. Beamish d. Miss Stocks / Mrs. Davies 6-3 6-0

MX: Barrett / Miss Morton d. Beamish / Mrs. Beamish 6-1 6-1

"Evicted from its ancestral home in Hurts Hall Park, this old-established tournament was at one time in danger of lapsing, but a new venue was found for it on the cricket ground of Framlingham college, and many of its old adherents rallied to its support, with the result that a very fair entry indeed, both as regards quality and quantity, was obtained.[...]

In the final of the ladies' singles Mrs. Beamish failed to make as much headway against Miss Morton as she had made against her at the North London Championship meeting at the Gipsy tournament and in the mixed doubles Barrett and Miss Morton had quite a one-sided victory. So had Miss Morton and Mrs. Beamish in the ladies' doubles; but this was expected, the other was not, although Barrett and Miss Morton when they are really "going" are wonderfully adept at not losing more games than they can possibly help."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton - August 20, 1914, pp. 917-918
Aug 16th, 2016 12:04 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Week of August 3-9

August 5-8, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England (Grass)

FI: Ethel Larcombe d. M. Davies 6-1 8-6

MX: Ethel Larcombe/H.C. Eltringham d. Miss Lewis/HC Baker 6-3 6-4
The full name of M. Davies is Muriel Davies.

"Mrs. Larcombe had a very easy passage to the final of the ladies' singles, but Miss W.A. Longhurst, who was generally expected to come through the opposite half, was defeated in the semifinal by Miss Davies. The last-named lady thoroughly deserved her success as she played with any amount of confidence and kept Miss Longhurst on the defensive practically throughout the match. In the final Mrs. Larcombe won the first set with the greatest ease and reached 2 love in the second, but from this stage onwards every point was hotly contested and the better-known player only secured the set at 8/6."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton - August 20, 1914, p. 919


In recent tournaments Miss Muriel Davies has been showing excellent form, and last week, at Kidderminster, she upheld her stiffened game, defeating Miss Longhurst in the semi-final of the ladies' level singles event. Against Mrs. Larcombe, too, in the final, she ran the second set to 8-6 before she lost.

Her recent rise seems to be due to added confidence rather than improved ability. Her placing has improved, and several balls that at one time she would have given up as hopeless she goes "all out" and "gets there".

If a few of the other Warwickshire ladies could be induced to take the game as seriously yet as light-heartedly as does Miss Davies, the Midland county would find themselves equal to winning the county cup[...].
Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette - Tuesday 11 August 1914, p.3
Aug 16th, 2016 11:24 AM
Re: 1914 results

August 3-8, Hampshire Championships, Bournemouth, England (Grass)


SF: Miss Radeglia d. Mrs Hall 4-6 6-2 7-5
SF: Mrs. Tuckey d. Mrs. Pearce 6-4 6-0

FI: Mrs. Tuckey b. Miss Radeglia 6-0 6-4

DF: Mrs. Tuckey / Miss Mellersh d. Miss Birch-Harris / Miss K. Lidderdale 6-2 6-1

MX: Tuckey / Mrs. Tuckey d. Watt / Miss Sargent 6-2 6-4

"The Hampshire Championship meeting was somewhat spoiled by rain which, intermittent during the week, culminated on Saturday in a steady drizzle, which fortunately was not sufficiently heavy to stop play in the finals of the level events. The sixteen courts were in excellent condition.[...]

In the ladies' singles Mrs. Tuckey by defeating Miss Radeglia in the final became the holder of the new challenge bowl, the former one having been won outright by Mrs. Hannam last year. Mrs. Pearce playing in the tournament for the first time showed excellent form, and Mrs. Hall's defeat of Mrs. Evered and close struggle with Miss Radeglia are worthy of note."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton - August 20, 1914, p. 916
Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette - Tuesday 11 August 1914, p.3
Aug 16th, 2016 02:20 AM
Re: 1914 results

Needs editing from page 19 forward.
Aug 15th, 2016 11:00 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Week of July 27-August 2

July 27-August 1, Northumberland Championships, Newcastle, Northumberland, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=33)

MX: ????

Due to the outbreak of the First World War, this was the last big tennis tournament to be held in Great Britain until 1919. The United Kingdom declared war on Germany on August 3, 1914.
MX: ????
MX: Ritchie and Mrs. Larcombe d. Clements / Miss Longhurst 7-5 6-0

"Mrs. Larcombe won the ladies' singles without being really extended, losing only 7 games throughout. Her opponent in the final was Miss. K.B. Aitchison, of Sunderland. Mrs. R. Welsh (the previous holder) was not present to defend her title. The ladies' doubles went to Mrs. Larcombe and Miss W.A. Longhurst, who received a walk over in the final from the Misses K.B. and S.M. Aitchison."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, August 6, 1914, p. 879
Aug 15th, 2016 07:28 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Week of July 27-August 2

July 29-August 1, Buckinghamshire Championships, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Dorothea Lambert Chambers d. Dorothy Holman 6-1 6-0

MX: Dorothea Lambert Chambers/Gordon Lowe d. Dorothy Holman/Henry Negretti 7-5 4-6 6-2
"The curtailment of the duration of this meeting to four days had the effect of greatly increasing the entry, and it became a question whether the tournament could be got through on 12 courts, three of which were only available for singles play.[,,,]

The overwhelming superiority of Mrs. Lambert Chambers enabled her to beat all opponents with equal ease; even Miss Holman, although playing quite well, could get no more than one game against her."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, August 6, 1914, pp. 882
Aug 15th, 2016 04:24 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Week of July 27-August 2

July 27-August 1, Shanklin, Isle of Wight

FI: Beatrice Lee d. Mrs Marriott 6-2 6-3

MX: Beatrice Lee/A.J. Ross d. Miss Dicksee/P. Banting 6-3 6-3
SF: Mrs. Marriott d. Miss Johnson 4-6 14-12 6-2
SF: Miss Lee d. Mrs Craddock 6-4 6-4

"It is scarcely necessary to say that the war news seriously affected several competitors at this tournament. All the military men, and there were several, many of them gunners, were recalled at a moment's notice and had to leave in the middle of the matches. Others, concerned about their business affairs, also made hurried tracks fearing lest they should be unable to leave the Island if they delayed their departure. The entry was considerable larger than last year and well up to the usual standard as regards class. It was essentially Miss Lee's tournament–she was successful in three open events and by winning the singles for the third time in succession retains the handsome cup as her own.[...]

Miss Lee's only serious opponent before the final was Mrs. Craddock, who had defeated her the last time they met, at Malvern. This time the result was reversed, the latter led 4/2 in the first set, but Miss Lee then took the next four games and ran out, and also won the second with a similar score. Mrs. Craddock was not at her best during the meeting and could probably do with a rest."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, August 6, 1914, pp. 881
Aug 14th, 2016 10:16 PM
Re: 1914 results

Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
Week of July 20-26

July 21-25, Watford, West Hertfordshire, England

FI: Madeline O'Neill d. Gwynifred Palmer 6-2 5-7 9-7

MX: Madeline O'Neill/H. Price d. R. Armstrong/M.H. Armstrong 6-1 6-2
"A large crowd was present on the Saturday and witnessed by far and away the best match of the meeting. This was the final of the ladies' singles, between Mrs. O'Neill (holder 1912, 1913) and the 17 year old Miss G.B. Palmer. Considering the adverse conditions which prevailed, with the wind blowing over the ground with almost hurricane force, much of the tennis was good and the match had an exciting finish. Miss Palmer, however, just failed to prevent her adversary from making the cup her own property. Mrs. O'Neill started strongly and won the initial set with the utmost ease. Miss Palmer then dealt out some magnificent drives on either wing, and establishing a lead of 5/3 eventually won a close second set. A stern struggle ensued for the last set and though the holder led 5/3, her youthful opponent stuck to her guns and, equalising, actually led at 7/6. However, experience and restraint told its inevitable tale and the holder went out in the sixteenth game."

Source: Lawn Tennis and Badminton, July 30, 1914, pp. 856-857
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