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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 02:38 PM   #16
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Re: 1896

A note on the Pacific Coast Championships: According to the 1897 Wright and Ditson "Official Lawn Tennis Guide", the women's singles event at the 1896 Pacific Coast Championships was due to be played alongside the men's doubles event on September 8 and 9, at the Hotel Del Monte in California, but there were no entries for women's singles event, so, according to Wright and Ditson, Bee Hooper retained her title by default. However, one of the Californian newspapers had Marion Jones beating Bee Hooper (the holder) in the Challenge Round of the 1895 Pacific Coast Championships. There seems to be some confusion around this result.

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Old Dec 11th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #17
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Re: 1896

Note added. It's a very confusing situation indeed.
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Old Nov 14th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #18
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Re: 1896

A few more bits:

- I've put both the 1895 and 1896 NZL Champs in here as the 1895 result has been posted in this thread.

- Note that, as per the quoted paragraphs below, the South Australian Championships were played on grass for the first time this year.

26-31 December 1895 - New Zealand Championships
Thorndon Courts, Wellington


R1 Miss Hitchings d Miss Kennedy 3 sets

R2 C Lean d H Hitchings 63 65
R2 Kate Nunneley d Miss Nicholson 60 60

FI Kate Nunneley d C Lean 60 61

Miss Hitchings was the defending champion

DOUBLES
R1 C Lean/E Black d R van Asch/M Marchant 64 63

SF Miss Barron/Miss Kennedy d Miss Heywood/Miss Rutherford 63 62
SF Kate Nunneley/Miss Trimnell d Miss C Lean/E Black 62 56 61

FI Nunneley/Trimnell d Barron/Kennedy 61 61

Mixed Doubles was only contested as a handicap event

In England, Miss Nunneley won tournament after tournament, and though she has never played in an All-England Championship Meeting, at the Nottingham meeting she wasily beat Miss Jackson, the runner-up for the All-England Championship of 1895 and, receiving a slight handicap, beat Mrs Hillyard.


Adelaide Advertiser - March 1896

It is only a few years ago that South Australian lawn tennis players were regarding with some complacency the adoption of their standard by those of the eastern colonies Covered balls on asphalte had been the vogue here and Victoria was induced to give up the uncovered variety which she had formerly affected, while NSW was willing to waive for intercolonial purposes her ordinary custom of playing on grass. The times have changed, however, and the advantage of grass are now so generally recognised that the South Australian association has felt to alter its courts.

Those on the Adelaide Oval recently brought to a high state of perfection, have therefore been abandoned, and the Superintendent of Public Buildings undertook to have turf of the most excellent sort ready for this year's tournament One leading reason given for the change - that no players from the other colonies would come over unless grass were used - failed to justify itself, for none came even as it was As things turned out, however it was most fortunate that the asphalte had been abandoned, for its' hard black surface would have been most trying in the sutained heat of the past week.


7-14 March 1896 South Australian Championships
Jubilee Exhibition Oval, Adelaide (Grass)


R1 Maisie Parr d Miss Brown 61 65

CR Lillian Payne d Maisie Parr 63 63

DOUBLES
R1 Payne/Wyatt d Hunter/Patterson 63 61
R1 Brown/Hone d Chapple/Daniels 60 63

SF Payne/Wyatt d Ayers/Parr 64 16 64
SF Brown/Hone d Dale/Goldsmith 62 62

FI Payne/Wyatt d Brown/Hone 63 56 64

MIXED
R1 Payne/Bob Bowen d Wyatt/Dr David Thomas Harbison 61 64
R1 Parr/WAW Lang d Miss Kingsborough/W Angel 61 60

FI Payne/Bowen d Parr/Lang 63 26 63

In the opening doubles match Miss Patterson started a very good game from the beginning, but her partner's (Miss Hunter) first attempts proved an utter failure. This was no doubt accounted for by a combination of nervousness and excitedment, in addition to the novelty of playing on grass.

4-11 April 1896 - Tasmanian Championships
Various Courts, Hobart


R1 Howe d Miss Bernard 63 64
R1 Rock - bye

FI Nina Rock d E Howe 06 64 62

The championships were played at a variety of private courts including 'Lenna" (women's singles) and 'Pressland House' (doubles). The surfaces are unknown.


2-9 May 1896 - New South Wales Championships
Sydney Lawn Tennis Club, Sydney (Grass)


R1 Kate Nunneley d Miss Dransfield 62 61
R1 Phoebe Howitt bye?

FI Kate Nunneley (NZL) d Phoebe Howitt 64 60

CR Kate Nunneley d Mabel Shaw 62 60

DOUBLES

R1 Nunneley/Woolnough d Ada Keele/Mackenzie 63 61
R1 Howitt/Shaw d M Freeman/Freeman 75 63

FI Phoebe Howitt/Mabel Shaw d Kate Nunneley/Miss Woolnough 63 75

MIXED
R1 Miss Mackenzie/Mackenzie d Miss Bignold/Bignold 62 61
R1 M Dransfield/Windeyer d Ada Keele/Gaden 810 61 60
R1 Dransfield/Dewhurst d M Freeman/Blaxland 64 63
R1 Nunneley/Parker d Phoebe Howitt/Alf Dunlop 62 86

SF Dransfield/Dewhurst d M Dransfield/Windeyer 64 63
SF Nunneley/Parker d Mackenzie/Mackenzie 62 63

FI Nunneley/Parker d Dransfield/Dewhurst 97 62

CR Mabel Shaw/Percy Colqhoun d Kate Nunneley (NZL)/Harold Parker (NZL) 64 36 75


22-29 August - Queensland Championships
Auchenflower Courts, Brisbane (Grass)


R1 E Mant d E Persse 62 60 (?? - is this a handicap score?)
R1 Miss Lee (NSW) d G Harding 64 62

R2 Eileen Persse d Miss McGregor 63 64
R2 E Mant d Miss Brookes 62 62
R2 Miss Lee (NSW) d Miss Newton 75 62
R2 Miss Roehricht d Miss Holland 61 60

SF Mant d Persse 65 61
SF Lee (NSW) d Roehricht 75 36 62

FI Ethel Mant d Miss Lee (NSW) 26 62 61

CR Ethel Mant d Amy Pratten 62 61

Doubles and Mixed were handicap events


9-14 Nov - Victorian Championships
Melbourne Cricket Club (Grass)


R1 Miss Raleigh d Miss Howitt 65 62
R1 Mabel Shaw d E Raleigh 65 16 62

SF Phoebe Howitt d Mabel Shaw 62 62
SF Raleigh d C Peach 46 62 76

FI Phoebe Howitt d Raleigh 62 62

DOUBLES
SF Phoebe Howitt/Howitt d E Raleigh/Raleigh 64 64

DF Phoebe Howitt/Miss Howitt d C Peach/Mabel Shaw 64 46 63

MIXED
FI F Waters/T Irving d Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 36 75 64

CR Phoebe Howitt/Alf Dunlop d F Waters/T Irving 63 108


14-24 Nov - Western Australian Championships
Western Australian Cricket Assocation Grounds (Asphalt)


FI Stewart d Mabel Lee-Steere 60 64 (Handicap event)

No standard events for women were contested



26-30 December 1896 - New Zealand Championships
Nelson


R1 Miss Mabin d Miss Moore 61 64
R1 Miss Kennedy d Miss Leggatt 62 60

FI Miss Kennedy d Miss Mabin 65 63

CR Kate Nunneley d Miss Kennedy 61 60

Miss Kennedy was troubled by a blistered hand and her racquet was repeatedly knocked from her hand in attempting to return the fast strokes of her formidable opponent. Due to an absence of entries, Nunneley and Miss Trimnell retained the doubles title by walkover.

The lighter ball used (Slazenger's) proved somewhat puzzling to (most of the) Wellington competitors.
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Old Dec 24th, 2011, 06:55 PM   #19
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Re: 1896

Australian results and notes above have been edited in. Thanks Graham.
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Old Mar 4th, 2012, 09:00 AM   #20
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Re: 1896

The first open women's singles event at the German Championships was actually held in May 1896 (as per "Lawn Tennis"). It appears to have been an all-German affair, with the modest Maren Thomsen emerging as the winner. There were only seven entries. Here is the complete draw:

22-30 May, German Championships, Hamburg, Germany (Clay)

FR: Maren Thomsen d. Countess Clara von der Schulenburg 4-6, 6-4, 6-1
FR: M. Holtz d. B. Senga 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
FR: E. Lantzius d. A. Holtz 6-2, 6-2
FR: M. Woelcken, a bye
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SF: Maren Thomsen d. M. Woelcken 6-4, 6-2
SF: E. Lantzius d. M. Holtz 6-3, 7-5
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FI: Maren Thomsen d. E. Lantzius 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
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Old Mar 4th, 2012, 09:06 AM   #21
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Re: 1896

Some players' first names:

L. Paterson = Lottie Paterson
Mrs (A.) Kirby = Amy Kirby (nee Wilson)
P. Legh = Ruth Pennington-Legh
Mrs G.A. Draffen = Beatrice Draffen (nee Wood)
H. Ridding = Henrica Ridding
A. Ransome = Amy Ransome
A. van Aken = Anthonie van Aken
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C.H. Martin = Charles Henry Martin
H.W. Carlton = Harold Weston Carlton
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Old Mar 4th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #22
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Re: 1896

Thank you Mark. German results and first names have been added. First names have always helped me keep track of players.
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Old Mar 31st, 2012, 10:14 AM   #23
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Re: 1896

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April 13-18, Covered Courts Championships, London, England (Indoors on Wood)[/color][/font]
Venue: Queen’s Club,

CR: Edith Austin d. Charlotte Cooper (holder) 6-2 3-6 6-3
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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.
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Old Apr 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #24
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Re: 1896

"British" added to Covered Courts
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Old Apr 23rd, 2012, 06:54 PM   #25
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Re: 1896

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July 13 + fd, Canadian Championships, Niagrara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (Grass)

ACF: Juliette Atkinson (USA) d. Elisabeth "Bessie" Moore (USA) 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3

CR: Juliette Atkinson (USA) d. Mrs Eustace Smith (holder) 6-1, 6-2*

* The Challenge Round match appears to have been played over the best of three sets.
CR: Juliette Atkinson (USA) d. Mrs Sydney Smith (holder) 6-1, 6-2

I have found that Mrs Eustace Smith is the married name of Maude Delano-Osborne.
The Smith runner-up here is another player: Mrs Sydney Smith, of Ottawa, that was winner in 1895 and runner-up also in 1892 and 1893
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Old May 12th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #26
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Re: 1896

Great research to help keep the Mrs. Smiths straight. Changed above.
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Old May 14th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #27
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Re: 1896

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June 3-6, Championships of New Jersey, Ridgewood, New Jersey, USA (Grass)
SF: Elisabeth "Bessie" Moore d. Miss Booth 6-2 6-1
SF: Lulu Mowry d. Helen Homans 6-2 4-6 retired

FI: Elisabeth "Bessie" Moore d. Lulu Mowry 6-4 6-8 6-1

This was the inaugural women’s singles event at this tournament.
We have a women's singles in 1890, with holder that didn't defend the title, so the inaugural event was at least in 1889.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #28
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Re: 1896

I removed the note - I don't know the source of that - it's not the kind of comment I would include on my own, so if whoever first suggested that line would like to argue the point please chime in.
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Re: 1896

??, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada (Grass)

FI: Miss Goward d. Mrs Burton ??

DF: Burton/Miss Dunsmuir d. ??

MX: Goward/A.Goward d. Miss Twigge/L.Escombe ??
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Re: 1896

BC champs added, thanks Jimbo
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