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Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:08 PM

1890 results

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

CR=Challenge Round. Under the challenge round system the previous year's winner, the holder of the title, "sat out" until the challenger won the final (often called the All-Comers Final).

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:12 PM

Re: 1890 results
January through March

New Zealand Championship

E. Gordon

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:12 PM

Re: 1890 results

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

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

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

April, South Austalian, Adelaide

FI Maisie Parr won

Date unknown, Natal Championship, Durban

FI N. Hickman d. M. Grant 6-3 3-6 6-3

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:17 PM

Re: 1890 results

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

SF: Zilla Scott d. Eliza Fitzgerald 6-1 6-1
SF: Ellen Blaxland d. Edith Fox 6-3 6-1

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

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


SF: Fitzgerald/Blaxland d J Blaxland/NM Blaxland 6-2 6-3
SF: Scott/Dransfield d Dora Garnsey/Mrs Lindon 6-2 6-1

FI: Scott/Dransfield d Fitzgerald/Blaxland 4-6 6-1 6-2

CR: Mayne/Shaw d Scott/Dransfield 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles
R1: Mayne/Dudley Webb d Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 6-1 1-6 6-2

SF: Mayne/Webb d E Blaxland/E Fitzgerald 8-6 6-2
SF: Florence Batt/Harold S Fox d Dransfield/JR Baker 5-7 6-2 6-4

FI: Mayne/Webb d Batt/Fox

CR: Mayne/Webb d Robert Fitzgerald/Eliza Fitzgerald 6-4 6-2

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

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

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

DF: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Blanche Hillyard /D. Meldon 6-4 6-2

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:23 PM

Re: 1890 results
early June

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

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

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

MX: C.J. Post/Miss Burdette d. R.R. Perkins/Mabel Cahill (IRL) 5-7 6-3 6-3

date unknown, Ealing Lawn Tennis Championships, GB

FI A. Brown won
June 2-7, London Championships, Queen’s Club, London, England (Grass)

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

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


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

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

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

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

June 9-14, Richmond, Surrey, England (Grass)

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:33 PM

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In Philadelphia at Wissahickon Heights. Draw of 8.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:44 PM

Re: 1890 results
Second half of June

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

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

MX: Manliffe Goodbody/Miss Bryan d. Wilfred Milne/Miss Agg 5-7 6-1 6-3

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

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

Holder Connie Butler did not defend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

began June 23, New Jersey Championships, Orange, New Jersey, USA (Grass)

Venue: Orange Lawn LTC

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

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

MX: R.R. Perkins/Mabel Cahill (IRL) d. S.M. Colgate/May Colby 6-2 6-0

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 03:45 PM

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

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

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 04:47 PM

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

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

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

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

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle, walkover*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 06:24 PM

Re: 1890 results
First half of August

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

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

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

began July 29, Long Island Championships, Meadow Club, Southampton, Long Island, New York, USA (Grass)

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

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

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

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

* Pine-Coffin is the married name of Lilian Cole.

August 4-9, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

MX: K.R. Marley/Lottie Dod d. Coventry/E. Sykes 6-0 6-2

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

August 7-9, West of Scotland Championships, Castle Wemyss, Fife, Scotland (Grass)

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

MX: R.M. Watson/E. Marley d. G.S. Jackson/Miss Jackson 14-12 6-4

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MX: G.S. Jackson/Lottie Paterson d. R.M. Watson/E. Malcolm 3-6 6-3 6-0

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 06:33 PM

Re: 1890 results
Second half of August

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

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

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

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

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

August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 06:46 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

began September 8, New Hamburgh Invitational, New Hamburgh Lawn Tennis Club, New York, USA (Grass)

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

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

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

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

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. Lilian Pine-Coffin 6-2 6-3

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 07:02 PM

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

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

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

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

Rollo Aug 6th, 2010 07:03 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mixed Doubles

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

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

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

newmark401 Aug 6th, 2010 08:50 PM

Re: 1890 results
I notice that you're using MX, MXDF and, in later threads, MD (I presume that's for mixed doubles), etc. In my original threads, which you "requisitioned" and are now using (to be fair to me, at least 90% of these early years are possible in their new form because I looked up the results in the original sources), I used the following abbreviations for the mixed doubles event:

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

As with other abbreviations, I used them consistently.

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


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

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


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

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


Mark Ryan

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