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Old Oct 9th, 2010, 01:41 PM   #7
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Re: 1896

Early July

June 29-July 4, West of England Championships, Bristol, Avon, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=21)

1R: Charlotte Cooper d. S. Ware [?] default
1R: Henrica Ridding d. L. Jackson 6-0 6-2
1R: Helen Jackson d. Nora Mahony 6-1 6-1
1R: Emma Ridding d. Edith Longhurst 7-5 5-7 6-2
1R: Gertrude Provis d. E. Pedder 6-1 6-1

2R: Cooper d. H Ridding 6-0 6-2
2R: Jackson d. Lottie Paterson 6-3 6-1
2R: Edith Riseley d. Miss Whieldon 6-2 6-0
2R: Elsie Lane d. Phoebe Hausburg 6-3 6-2

2R: Provis d. E Ridding 6-2 6-1
2R: Alice Parr d. Winifred Longhurst 7-5 4-6 6-1
2R: Miss Stoddart d. J. Rose 6-1 8-6
2R: Ruth Dyas d. M. Jones 6-2 6-2

QF: Cooper d. Jackson 7-5 6-2
QF: Lane d. Riseley 6-4 6-2
QF: Provis d. Parr 4-6 6-3 7-5
QF: Dyas d. Stoddart 6-2 6-1

SF: Cooper d. Lane default
SF: Dyas d. Provis 6-1 6-4

FI: Charlotte Cooper d. Ruth Dyas 4-6 7-5 6-3

MX: Helen Jackson/Wilfred Baddeley d. Alice Parr/GM Butterworth 6-1 6-3

According to "The Field", this tournament was held in Bristol this year.

The largest draw of the year? 1896 is a crisis year for the sport, as other outdoor pursuits gain in popularity lawn tennis has faded somewhat.

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June 29-July 4, Gipsy Tournament, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Gipsy Club

Singles (Draw=11)

1R: Henrietta Horncastle d. Miss Day 3-6 9-7 6-1
1R: Amy Wilson d. F. Gould 6-1 6-4
1R: Ellen Thynne d. Miss Lowndes default

QF: Agatha Templeman d. Horncastle 6-1 5-7 6-3
QF: Mrs H. White d. Miss Dainty 6-0 6-2
QF: H. Smythe d. Miss Hough 6-1 6-0
QF: Wilson d. Thynne 6-2 6-1

SF: Templeman d. White 6-4 6-3
SF: Wilson d. Smythe 6-2 6-3

FI: Agatha Templeman d. Amy Wilson 6-2, 6-3

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July 1-4, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Frances Snook d. Miss Hungerford 6-1 6-1

Could Frances= the "Miss Snook" we see in other draws from 1896?

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July 6-8, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

CR: Alice Pickering d. Ruth Dyas (holder) 4-6 7-5 7-5

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July 8-11, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Gertrude Provis d. Beatrice Draffen 6-4 6-4

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July 13-18, Canadian Championships, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

QF: Kathleen Atkinson d. Mrs Burritt 6-2 6-0
QF: May Moore (US) d. Miss St John 6-2 6-2

SF: Bessie Moore (US) d. K Atkinson 6-2 6-1
SF: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. M Moore 6-1 6-3

FI: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Bessie Moore (US) 4-6 6-1 6-3 2-6 6-3

CR: Juliette Atkinson (US) d. Mrs Sydney Smith (holder) 6-1 6-2

The Challenge Round match appears to have been played over the best of three sets.

Mrs Burritt was a native of Toronto.
Miss St John was from St Catherine's
May Moore was from Englewood, New Jersey.

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date uknown, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada (Grass)

FI: Muriel Goward d. Mrs Burton ??

DF: Burton/Miss Dunsmuir d. ??

MX: Muriel Goward/Albert Goward d. Miss Twigge/L.Escombe ??

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