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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).


1891 Wright and Ditson Annual (as yet not utilized)--page 132 very useful. No detailed results however.

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January through March

March 10-15, Covered Court Tournament, London, England (Indoors on wood)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: May Jacks d. Ivy Arbuthnot 4-6 6-1 6-4

SF: Jacks d. May Arbuthnot 6-0 6-2
SF: Mary Pick d. Alice Arbuthnot 6-4 6-4

FI: May Jacks d. Mary Pick 6-0 6-2

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar" (1891): "This, the first of two championships meetings - the second being the [men's] doubles championship to be held on the 24th inst., and following days - was commenced on Monday last in the new covered courts of the Queen's Club. Five ladies sent in their names to contest the ladies' championship, for which Prince Batthany-Strattmann has generously given a silver-gilt bowl of very beautiful design and workmanship. Owing to the small entry for this event, it was decided to postpone the ladies' matches until Thursday. [...]

"On Thursday the first round of the ladies' championship was played, and resulted in a capital match between Miss Jacks and Ivy Arbuthnot, the former winning two out of three well-contested sets, in which some very good play was shown. Miss Jacks owes her victory in this match entirely to her steadiness, as her opponent's strokes were both more severe and of better length. [...]

"On Friday afternoon the semi-final tie in the ladies' championships were played off. Owing to Miss May Arbuthnot having hurt her hand, she was unable to play up to her true form, and was easily beaten by Miss Jacks, who, on the contrary, was playing well. The other match was between Miss M. Pick and Miss A. Arbuthnot. This was much more closely contested, though Miss Pick won two sets in succession, and, curiously enough, both sets were played in a similar manner. The score in both sets was called one, two and three games all, and then four to three, Miss Arbuthnot wins. Afterwards Miss Pick took the next three in succession, both the ninth and tenth in each set being love games.

"Saturday, March 15. With two finals to be played off, it was no wonder that the galleries overlooking the lawn tennis court at the Queen's Club were well patronised today. The final tie in the Ladies' Covered Court Championship was very easily won by Miss Jacks, her opponent, Miss Pick, making no show against her. The tie was played off in the morning, Miss Jacks taking the first eleven games in succession, and then, after losing the next two, securing the second set, and so very easily becoming the lady champion of the covered courts."

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Re: 1890 results


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

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. The men's event started in 1885.


April, South Austalian, Adelaide

FI Maisie Parr won


Date unknown, Natal Championship, Durban, south Africa (Clay)

FI: Norah Hickman d. Mabel Grant 6-3 3-6 6-3


Circa mid-April, Ceylon Championships, Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon

FI: Miss Wynniatt d. Miss Watson 6-1 6-1

From "Pastime", May 28, 1890: "Miss Wynniatt, the holder of the Ladies' Championship, was challenged by Miss Watson, but again secured the title."

If true this calls into question out current 1889 result:

Per Jimbo:

Check 1889, because August 18, 2013, you wrote this result:
FI: Mrs Norman d. Miss Watson 5-7, 6-2, 6-3

That denies that Miss Wynniatt was the holder of the Ladies' Championship.

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

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Zilla Scott d. Miss Dransfield 7-5 6-2
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald d. Mrs Lindon 6-4m6-0
1R: Ellen Blaxland d. Mabel Shaw 6-2 6-4
1R: Edith Fox-bye

SF: Scott d. Fitzgerald 6-1 6-1
SF: Blaxland d. Fox 6-3 6-1

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

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

Doubles (Draw=4, plus holders)

1R:Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield d. Dora Garnsey/Mrs Lindon 6-2 6-1
1R: Eliza Fitzgerald/Ellen Blaxland d. J. Blaxland/N.M. Blaxland 6-2 6-3

FI: Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield d. Eliza Fitzgerald/NM Blaxland 4-6 6-1,6-2

CR: Ellen Mayne/Mabel Shaw (holders) d. Zilla Scott/Miss Dransfield 6-4 7-5

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5, plus holders)

1R: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Mabel Shaw/Percy Colquhoun 6-1 1-6 6-2

SF: Mayne/Webb d Ellen Blaxland/Edward Fitzgerald 8-6 6-2
SF: Florence Batt/Harold S Fox d Dransfield/John R Baker 5-7 6-2 6-4

FI: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Florence Batt/Harold S Fox ????

CR: Ellen Mayne/Dudley Webb d. Robert Fitzgerald/Eliza Fitzgerald (holders) 6-4 6-2

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


May 24-27, Hexham, Tynedale, Northumberland, England (Grass)

FI: Jane Corder d. Helen Jackson 8-6 6-0*

* The women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


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

Singles (Draw=9)

1R: A. Becher d Mrs Ottley 6-3 6-0

QF: Louisa Martin d. Florence Stanuell 6-0 6-4
QF: Helen Jackson d. B. Becher 3-6 6-3 6-4
QF: G. Crofton d. A. Becher 6-4 6-0
QF: Lena Rice d. Connie Butler 6-0 6-2

SF: Martin d. Jackson 6-2 6-2
SF: Rice d. Crofton 6-0 6-2

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


1R: Miss McClintock/Lena Rice-bye
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Mrs Ottley/Miss Pemberton 6-0 6-0
1R: Connie Butler/G. Crofton d. A. Becher/B. Becher 6-4 6-3
1R: Helen Jackson/Beatrice Langrishe had a bye.

SF: Martin/Stanuell d. McClintock/Rice 6-1 6-4
SF: Butler/Crofton d. Helen Jackson/Beatrice Langrishe 6-1 6-3

FI: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Connie Butler/G. Crofton 6-4 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=12)

1R: Louisa Martin/Grainger Chaytor-bye
1R: Miss Croker/"A.M. Knott"-bye
1R: Lena Rice/Willoughby J. Hamilton d. Mrs Ottley/Charles H. Martin 6-1 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe/Blayney Hamilton d. B. Becher/Manliffe Goodbody 6-2 6-1

1R: Connie Butler/Walter Boyd d. Miss Pemberton/Oswald Milne 6-0 6-1
1R: Helen Jackson/Arthur Wilson d. A. Becher/George Hillyard 6-1 6-3
1R: G. Crofton/Harold Mahony-bye
1R: Florence Stanuell/Hume R. Jones-bye

QF: Martin/Chaytor d. Croker/"Knott" default
QF: Rice/Hamilton d. Langrishe/Blayney Hamilton ????
QF: Jackson/Wilson d. Butler/Boyd 3-6 6-0 6-3
QF: Crofton/Mahony d. Stanuell/Jones 8-6 7-5

SF: Martin/Chaytor d. Rice/Hamilton 6-4 3-6 8-6
SF: Jackson/Wilson d. Crofton/Mahony 5-7 6-4 6-4

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

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early June

June 4-7, New York Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Washington Heights, New York City, New York US (Clay)
Venue: New York Lawn Tennis Club

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

Doubles (Draw=4)

1R: Annie Burdette/Lulu Mowry d. Miss Ballantine/Adeline McKinley 6-2 2-6 6-3
1R: Adelaide Badgeley/Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Miss Hobart/Victoria Hobart 6-1 6-0

FI: Annie Burdette/Lulu Mowry d. Adelaide Badgeley/Mabel Cahill (Ire) 1-6 6-2 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

PR: Annie Burdette/Carroll J. Post d. Miss Hobart/Carmon R. Runyon 6-3 6-3
PR: Adelaide Badgeley/William L. Thacher d. Adeline McKinley/Clarence Hobart 6-0 6-1
PR: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/R.R.Perkins-bye
PR: Victoria Hobart/Edward P. MacMullen-bye

SF: Burdette/Post d. Badgley/Thacher 6-4 4-6 6-2
SF: Cahill/Perkins d. V Hobart/ MacMullen 6-3 10-8

FI: Annie Burdette/Carroll J. Post d. Mabel Cahill (Ire)/R.R.Perkins 5-7 6-3 6-3

Mark has the surface as clay/earth, which suggests it may have been played on packed dirt courts.


date unknown, Ealing Lawn Tennis Championships, GB

FI A. Brown won


June 2-7, London Championships, London, England (Grass)
Venue: Queen's Club

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Edith Austin-bye
1R: Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-2 6-3
1R: Cordelia Phillimore d. Mrs H. Anderson ????
1R: Elsie Pinckney-bye

SF: Shackle d. Austin 6-2 6-0
SF: Pinckney d. Phillimore 6-2 4-6 6-4

FI: Maud Shackle d. Elsie Pinckney 6-0 6-1

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)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin (Ire) d. Florence Stanuell 6-3 8-6
1R: Constance Bryan d. Alice Parr 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Stoddart d. Miss Langley default
1R: N. Pope d. Connie Butler 6-3 6-3

SF: Martin d. Bryan 6-3 6-2
SF: Pope d. Stoddart 6-2 6-1

FI: Louisa Martin (Ire) d. N Pope 6-3 8-6

Doubles (Draw=5)

1R: Constance Bryan/N. Pope d. Clara Hill/Miss Rooke 3-6 6-1 6-1

SF: Louisa Martin (Ire)/Florence Stanuell d. Alice Parr/Ethel Parr 6-0 6-1
SF: Bryan/Pope d. Mary Agg/Connie Butler 9-7 6-1

FI: Louisa Martin (Ire)/Florence Stanuell d. Constance Bryan/N Pope 6-3 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=6)

1R: N. Pope/Wilfred Milne-bye
1R: Louisa Martin (Ire)/James Baldwin d. Florence Stanuell/Walter Bush-Salmon 8-6 6-2
1R: Constance Bryan/Henry Nadin d. Connie Butler/Manliffe Goodbody 4-6 6-3 6-2
1R: Mrs Salaman/W. Piers-bye

SF: Martin/Baldwin d. N. Pope/Wilfred Milne ????
SF: Bryan/Nadin d. Mrs Salaman/W. Piers 6-1 9-7

FI: Louisa Martin (Ire)/James Baldwin d. Constance Bryan/H.G. Nadin 6-3 6-1


June 9-14, Surrey Championships, Surbiton, Surrey, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: May Arbuthnot d. Miss Calder default
1R: G. Leeds-Paine d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-3 8-6
1R: Emily Looker d. Elsie Lane default
1R: Elizabeth Mocatta d. Alice Arbuthnot 4-6 6-0 6-4

SF: M. Arbuthnot d. Leeds-Paine 6-1 6-0
SF: Mocatta d. Looker 6-1 6-0

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

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

This was the inaugural edition of the Surrey Championships


June 10-14, Whitehouse, Edinburgh, Scotland (Grass)

CR: Lottie Paterson (holder) d. Jane Corder 6-0 8-6

DF: Miss Meikle/Lottie Paterson d. E. Ferguson/Jane Meikle 3-6 7-5 7-5

MX: Lottie Paterson/E.B. Fuller d. Miss Meikle/Stanley Riseley 6-1 6-2


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

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Constance Bryan d. Mary Agg 6-2 8-6
1R: Beatrice Wood d. Miss Crossley 5-6 6-5 6-5

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

Mixed Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Constance Bryan/Manliffe Goodbody d. Florence Mardall/Walter Boyd 6-1 6-4
1R: Miss Crossley/Harold Mahony d. Beatrice Wood/Percy Brown 6-4 7-5
1R: Mary Agg/Wilfred Milne d. E. Rooke/James Baldwin 5-7 6-1 6-2
1R: Mrs Salaman/W. Piers-bye

SF: Bryan/Goodbody d. Crossley/Mahony 6-1 6-0
SF: Agg/Milne d. Salaman/Piers 6-3 6-4

FI: Constance Bryan/Manliffe Goodbody d. MaryAgg/Wilfred Milne 5-7 6-1 6-3

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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."

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Second half of June

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

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Helen Jackson d. Jane Corder 6-3 6-4
1R: Miss Crosby-bye
1R: Miss Shaw-bye
1R: Lottie Paterson-bye

SF: Jackson d. Miss Crosby 6-2 6-2
SF: Patersond. Miss Shaw 6-4 4-6 6-1

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

Holder Connie Butler did not defend.


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

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Miss Howes-bye
1R: May Jacks d. Miss Cooper 6-1 6-0
1R: G. Leeds-Paine d. Miss Blaker 6-1 6-2
1R: Gertrude Mellersh-bye

SF: Jacks d. Howes 6-1, 6-2
SF: Leeds-Paine d. Mellersh 7-5, 6-2

FI: May Jacks d. G. Leeds-Paine 6-4 6-2

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

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


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

Singles (Draw=5)

1R: Beatrice Wood d. Katherine Hill 7-5 6-0

SF: Mary Steedman d. Miss Mills 6-0 retired
SF: Wood d. Miss Vicars 7-5 6-2

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

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Florence Mardall/Mary Steedman d. Miss Pickthall/Beatrice Wood 6-3 3-6 6-3
1R: Miss Moulding/Miss Vicars d. Edith Pick/Katherine Pick 8-6 1-6 9-7
1R: Katherine Hill/Miss Russell d. [Edith] Bromfield/Miss Friend 6-4 6-3
1R: Miss Quin/Miss Scrivener d. Miss Boumphrey/Miss Mills 6-1 8-6

SF: Mardall/Steedman d. Moulding/Vicars 6-3 6-1
SF: Quin/Scriverner d. Hill/Russell 6-1 6-0

FI: Florence Mardall/Mary Steedman d. Miss Quin/Miss Scrivener 6-1 6-1

All England Mixed Doubles Championship (Draw=8)

1R: Katherine Hill/James Baldwin d. Florence Mardall/Manliffe Goodbody 6-1 6-4
1R: Katherine Pick/Walter Boyd d. Miss Scrivener/Harold S. Mahony 6-2 7-5
1R: Beatrice Wood/Percy Brown d. M. Quin/H. Pinhorn 1-6 6-1 6-3
1R: Mary Steedman/George Hilllyard d. Edith Pick/Charles H. Martin 6-0 6-2

SF: Hill/Baldwin d. Katherine Pick/Boyd 7-5 6-3
SF: Steedman/Hillyard d. Wood/Brown 6-4 6-0

FI: Katherine Hill/James Baldwin d. Mary Steedman/George Hillyard 10-8 6-2

Holder Lottie Dod did not defend her singles title. As holder of the mixed event with John Charles 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


June 25-28, New Jersey Championships, Orange, New Jersey, US (Grass)
Venue: Orange Lawn Tennis Club

Singles (Draw=4)

1R: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. May Colby 6-1 6-1
1R: Emma Fellowes-Morgan d. Miss Hitch 6-0 6-0

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire) d. Emma Fellowes-Morgan 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=5)

PR: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/R.R. Perkins d. A. Vanderkieft/R.M. Miles 6-0 6-2
PR: Miss Campbell/F.T. Miles-bye
PR: May Colby/S.M. Colegate-bye
PR: Emma Fellowes-Morgan/C.F. Watson-bye

SF: Cahill/Perkins d. Campbell/F. Miles 6-0 6-1
SF: Colby/Colegate d. Fellowes-Morgan/Watson 6-0 6-2

FI: Mabel Cahill (Ire)/R.R. Perkins d. May Colby/S.M. Colegate 6-2 6-0

Holder Gertrude Williams did not defend her title.


June 23-27, Edgbaston Tournament, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, England (Grass)
Venue: Edgbaston Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club

Singles Handicap

FI: L. Johnstone d. Ethel Valentin 6-2 5-6 6-4

Mixed Doubles (Draw=7)

SF: B. Everett/James Baldwin d. Miss F. Smith/F. Short 5-6 6-3,6-3
SF: L. Johnstone/Henry Nadin d. Miss L.J. Charles/G.F. Goodman 6-5 3-6 6-2

FI: B. Everett/James Baldwin vs L. Johnstone/Henry Nadin

Note: In 1890, the women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


June 24-29, Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club Tournament, Dublin, Ireland
Venue: Lansdowne Lawn Tennis Club

Singles Handicap (Draw=20)

SF: Lena Rice d. Miss Barnard 6-1 6-1
SF: Miss Wilson d. H. Kildahl 6-3 6-1

FI: Lena Rice (owes 30) d. Miss Wilson (owes 15) 6-3 6-1

Note: This event was handicap only

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Dates: June 30 to July 5 (July 3 and 4 for the Ladies)
Venue: The All-England Club, Wimbledon
Surface: Grass


Singles (Draw=4)

First Round

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


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

Hillyard does not defend title.



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Thanks to Newmarlk for the report from Pastime.



A high point for Lena Rice, who becomes the only Irish woman to win Wimbledon, but a low point for the event, with the smallest entry ever(4). Lena never again plays competitive tennis.

A pregnant Hillyard doesn't defend.

From "Pastime", July 9, 1890: "The first round of the ladies' singles was played on Wednesday afternoon [July 2nd] at 3.30. Miss Lena Rice and Miss Mary Steedman played on the centre court. The former was hardly in such good form as in Dublin, her hitting being less powerful, but she placed very well and kept a good length. Miss Steedman, although out of practice, played well, frequently volleying with success.

"The first set reached games-all, and for a time Miss Steedman looked like winning it; but Miss Rice played very steadily, and, gaining the next two games, won the set at 7-5. In the second the Irish lady had matter pretty much her own way, although Miss Steedman played pluckily until the last stroke was decided.

"While this match was taking place, Mss May Jacks and Mrs Edith Cole were playing in an adjoining court, and proved to be very equally matched. Four-all was called in the first set, which Miss Jacks won at 6-4. In the second Mrs Cole got to 5-4 and 40-30, wanting but a stroke to make it set-all. This she could not obtain, and Miss Jacks won at 7-5.

"Mrs Cole was very weak in her forehand strokes, but her backhand was remarkably strong. Miss Jack showed the greater activity, and won by her superior steadiness.

"The All-Comers' Final was played on Friday [July 4th], and as it was known that Mrs Blanche Hillyard would not defend her title the match invested with all the importance of the championship round.

"Miss Jacks started very well, and the game was called at 4-2 in her favour. Miss Rice appeared to lack confidence, her returns being short. After the sixth game she steadily improved, and won ten out of the next eleven games. The last four games of the match were all won to love, one by Miss Jacks and three by Miss Rice.

"By her victory, Miss Rice becomes lady champion, and has the distinction of being the first lady to carry the title to Ireland. The winner won 58 strokes and lost 42."

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

Singles (Draw=12, plus holder)

1R: Miss Brown d. Cordelia Phillimore 1-6 8-6 6-1
1R: May Jacks d. G. Leeds-Paine 6-3 6-0
1R: Elsie Lane-bye
1R: F. Bailey-bye

1R: Elizabeth Mocatta-bye
1R: Charlotte Cooper-bye
1R: Mrs Anderson d. Mrs Lloyd-Roberts 6-4 7-5
1R: Maud Shackle d. Edith Austin 6-3 6-2

QF: May Jacks d. Miss Brown 6-4 6-2
QF: Elsie Lane d. F. Bailey 5-7 6-0 6-3
QF: Charlotte Cooper d. Elizabeth Mocatta 6-5 2-6 6-2
QF: Maud Shackle d. Mrs Anderson 6-1 6-0

SF: Jacks d. Lane 6-2 6-2
SF: Shackle d. Cooper 6-3 6-1

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

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


July 7-12, Yorkshire Association and County Open Tournament, Ilkley, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: Beatrice Wood d. L. Chatterton-Clarke default
1R: E. Wagstaffe d. S. Leighton 5-6 6-4 6-4
1R: Jane Corder-bye
1R: Miss Crossley-bye

SF: Wood d. Crossley 6-3 4-6 8-6
SF: Corder d. Wagstaffe 6-0 6-0

FI: Beatrice Wood d. Jane Corder 6-2 6-1

DF: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Beatrice Wood d. Mrs E.J. Crossley/Miss Crossley 6-3 6-2

MX: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Charles W. Wade d. Beatrice Wood/James Baldwin 6-4, 7-5

Holder Mabel Boulton did not defend her singles title.


July 9-12, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Rome d. M. Evans 6-2 6-2


July 10-12, Craigside, Llandudno, Wales (Grass)

FI: Ida Cressy d. K. Grant 7-5 6-1*

* All of the events at this, the first edition of the Craigside summer tournament, were handicap only.


July 14-16, Leamington, Warwickshire, England (Grass)

FI: Alice Pickering d. Katherine Hill 6-3 6-4*

*The women's singles event at this tournament was handicap only.


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

Singles (Draw=6)

1R: May Jacks d. E. Malcolm 6-0 6-2
1R: Edith Austin d. Mrs H. Anderson 6-2 6-1
1R: Cordelia Phillimore-bye
1R: Maud Shackle-bye

SF: Jacks d. Phillimore 6-0 6-1
SF: Shackle d. Austin 6-0 6-3

FI: May Jacks d. Maud Shackle default

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 23, Gore Court Archery and Lawn Tennis Club, Sittingbourne, Kent, England (Grass)
Venue: Gore Court Park,

FI: E. Malden d. J. Wakeley 6-2 7-5

This one-day tournament had a local feel about it, although Ernest Renshaw was present as a spectator.


July 24-26, Hull, Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Katherine Grey d. E. Lee-Smith 6-1 5-7 9-7*

* A handicap event.

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Re: 1890 results

First half of August

July 31-August 4, Sheffield and Hallamshire, South Yorkshire, England (Grass)

FI: Beatrice Wood d. M. Crossley 6-4 6-2


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

Singles (Draw=18)

1R: Mabel Cradock d. Miss Gainsford 6-0 6-2
1R: Miss Crossley d. Miss Moir 1-6 6-2 6-1

2R: Helen Jackson d. Miss Clark 6-1 6-4
2R: C. Johnstone d. L. Brown 6-3 6-0
2R: Miss Molesworth d. Z. Nesbit 6-1 7-5
2R: Connie Butler d. Cradock 6-1 7-5

2R: Alice Pickering d. K. Hill 5-7 6-2 9-7
2R: Beatrice Wood d. J. Scott 6-0 6-1
2R: Crossley d. Miss Clapham 6-1 6-4
2R: Jane Corder d. Miss Friend 7-5 6-1

QF: Jackson d. Johnstone 6-1 6-3
QF: Butler d. Molesworth 6-2 6-1
QF: Pickering d. Wood 7-5 6-2
QF: Corder d. Crossley 4-6 6-1 6-3

SF: Jackson d. Butler 6-1 6-3
SF: Corder d. Pickering 7-5 5-7 7-5

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

Mixed Doubles

SF: Helen Jackson/Manliffe Goodbody d. Jane Corder/Richard M. Watson 6-2 6-1
SF: L. Chatterton-Clarke/Charles W. Wade d. Katherine Hill/William Dod 6-4 6-2

FI: Helen Jackson/Manliffe Goodbody d. L. Chatterton-Clarke/Charles W. Wade 6-0 6-3

At 18 entrants this is the largest open ladies singles draw we know of for 1890.

From "The Field Lawn Tennis Calendar (1891): "That the Northumberland County Tournament is making rapid strides to the very front rank of meetings cannot be denied, and a mere glance through the two open singles will at once show how it is looked upon by the players themselves. Last year, the committee had contented themselves with a four-day tournament, but the entries for the different events grew so numerous that after a deal of consideration it was decided that a whole week should be taken, and that the first two days should be devoted to the district events.

"Taking these competitions first in order, it was found that, when the time came for closing, forty-seven names had been sent in for the gentleman's singles handicap (divided into two classes), twenty pairs for the gentlemen's doubles, twelve pairs for the ladies doubles, and seven for the new competition - a ladies' singles for those under twenty-one. For this the Constabulary Athletic Club had given a challenge cup.

"Turning to the open events, which all received numerous entries [...] the ladies' singles closed with eighteen names. The ladies' singles handicap closed with an entry of twenty-four, the ladies doubles handicap with fifteen pairs and the ladies and gentlemen's handicap with the large number of thirty-one pairs."


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

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 5-7, Maritime Provinces Championships, Truro, Canada

FI: Miss Wiltshire d. ??

DF: Miss Ball/Miss Newberry d. ??

August 4-9, Exmouth

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Lilian Pine-Coffin-bye
1R: Jessie Meyler d. Mary Renwick 6-2 6-2
1R: Florence Renwick d. Miss Kindersley 6-1 7-5
1R: Katherine Hole d. Lois Renwick 6-1 7-5

SF: Pine-Coffin d. Meyler 6-2 6-0
SF: Hole d. F Renwick 6-1 6-3

FI: Lilian Pine-Coffin d. Katherine Hole 6-1 5-7 6-4

Pine-Coffin is the married name of Lilian Cole. K Hole was previously listed by Mark as Mrs DK Hole.


August 4-7, Darlington, Durham, England (Grass)

Mixed doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R Marley d. Alice Pickering/Francis Noon 6-1 9-7
1R: Mrs HE Cradock/Herbert Wilberforce d. H. Lucas/John Galbraith Horn 7-5 6-3
1R: A. Chaytor/Harold W. Carlton d. L. Jackson/Arthur J. Stanley 6-4 6-2
1R: E. Sykes/Theodore Coventry d Dorothy Boulton/Henry O. Wade 8-6 6-3

SF: Dod/Marley d. Cradock/Wilberforce 6-1 6-4
SF: Sykes/Coventry d. Chaytor/Carlton 4-6 6-3 6-3

FI: Lottie Dod/Kenneth R Marley d. E. Sykes/Theodore Coventry 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, Wemyss Bay, Scotland (Grass)
Venue: Castle Wemyss

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

MX: E. Marley/RM Watson d. Helen Jackson/GS 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.


August 11-16, British Columbia Championships, Victoria, Canada
Venue: Victoria Lawn Tennis Club,

Singles (Draw=4, plus holder)

1R: Anastasia Musgrave d. Mrs Pinder 5-6 6-5 6-4
1R: Frances Arrowsmith d. Miss Haigh 1-6 6-0 6-2

FI: Anastasia Musgrave d. Frances Arrowsmith 6-3 7-5

CR: Florence Barkley (holder) d. Anastasia Musgrave 7-5 6-4


August 14-16, Felixstowe, Suffolk, England (Grass)

Singles (Draw=13)

1R: Florence Thompson-bye
1R: Edith Austin d. E. Booth 6-0 6-0
1R: E.M. Sexton d. E. Munroe 4-6 6-3 6-5
1R: Frances King-Church d. L. Grant 6-5 6-5

1R: Mrs L. Turner d. M. Letchford 6-1 6-3
1R: F.G. Green d. E.M. Monckton 6-2 6-4
1R: Winifred Kersey-bye
1R: L.E. Fanshaw-bye

QF: Thompson d. Austin 6-2 6-4
QF: Sexton d. King-Church 6-2 6-4
QF: Turner d. Green 6-1 6-3
QF: Kersey d. Fanshaw 6-0 6-0

SF: Thompson d. Sexton 6-0, 6-1
SF: Kersey d. Mrs Turner 6-3, 6-4

FI: Florence Thompson d. Winifred Kersey 6-3 6-4

MX: Mrs L. Turner/Herbert W. Kersey d. Frances King-Church/Charles G. Allen 6-0 6-2

Note: The mixed doubles event also featured the Reverend Hunter B. Allen who was the father of Edward (Roy) Allen and Charles G. Allen, one of the most pairs of twins in the lawn tennis history.


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

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Louisa Martin (Ire) d. Helen Jackson 6-1 6-2
1R: Bertha Steedman d. Miss McClintock 7-5 6-3
1R: G. Crofton d. Connie Butler 6-1 6-2
1R: Mary Steedman d. Florence Stanuell 6-0 6-4

SF: Martin d. B Steedman 6-0 6-3
SF: M Steedman d. Crofton 6-0 7-5

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

All England Ladies' Doubles Championship (Draw=8)

1R: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Louisa Marriott/M. Street 6-0 6-0
1R: Connie Butler/G. Crofton d. Mrs Pritchard/Miss Pritchard default
1R: Helen Jackson/Miss McClintock d. Miss Kernaghan/B. Neave 6-4 6-4
1R: Louisa Martin/Florence Stanuell d. Miss Pickthall/Eva Steedman default

SF: Bertha Steedman/Mary Steedman d. Butler/Crofton 6-1 6-1
SF: Martin/Stanuell d. Jackson/McClintock 6-0 6-3

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

Mixed doubles (Draw=16)

QF: Louisa Martin/James Baldwin d. Louisa Martin/John Bythell 6-3 6-0
QF: Helen Jackson/Manliffe Goodbody d. Beatrice Wood/G.P. Mason 6-1 6-1
QF: Bertha Steedman/Percy Brown d. Mary Steedman/Harry Barlow 6-4 6-4
QF: Florence Stanuell/Harold S. Mahony d. G. Crofton/George Ball-Greene 6-4 5-7 6-1

SF: Martin/Baldwin d. Jackson/Goodbody 6-3 6-2
SF: Stanuell/Mahony d. Bertha Steedman/Brown 6-4 6-4

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


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

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

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

MX: Lottie Paterson/GS Jackson d. E. Malcolm/Richard M Watson 3-6 6-3 6-0

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Second half of August

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

Singles (Draw=15)

1R: Beatrice Wood d. H. Caldecott 6-3 6-2
1R: G. Leed-Paine d. Lucy Kendal 6-1 5-7 6-2
1R: L. Caldecott d. M. Crosby 6-2 6-0
1R: Miss Gray d. Miss Kidd 6-0 6-1

1R: Mabel Cradock-bye
1R: Miss Clark d. D. Boulton 6-3 6-0
1R: C. Crosby d. B. Anderson 6-0 6-2
1R: M. Crossley d. Annie Kendal 6-3 6-4

QF: Wood d. Leeds-Paine 6-3 6-0
QF: Gray d. Caldecott 6-0 5-7 6-1
QF: Cradock d. Clark 3-6 6-4 8-6
QF: Crossley d. Crosby 6-1 9-7

SF: Wood d. Gray 6-4 6-3
SF: Crossley d. Cradock 8-6 6-4

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


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

Mixed Doubles

CR: Beatrice Wood/James Baldwin (holders) d. M. Crossley/Charles Chaytor 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 18-23, Torquay, Devon, England (Grass)

FI: Miss Wolfe d. Miss Fisher 7-5 6-4


August, East of England Championships, Felixstowe

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


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

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Edith Cole d. Emily Manuelle 6-1 5-6 6-1
1R: L.F. Stains d. Miss Bartlett 6-2 6-0
1R: Winifred Kersey d. A. Foster default
1R: Alice Parr d. Mrs E.C. Roberts 6-0 4-1 retired

SF: Cole d. Stains 6-3 6-1
SF: Parr d. Kersey 6-5 5-6 6-2

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

Doubles (Draw=7)

1R: Winifred Kersey/L.F. Stains d. Emily Manuelle/Gertrude Manuelle default
1R: Mabel Lowther/May Lowther d. Mrs W. Lang/Mary Stapylton 6-4 2-6 6-4
1R: Edith Cole/Mrs E.C. Roberts d. Mrs Bartlett/Miss Scott 6-0 6-1
1R: Miss Chevallier/K.H. French-bye

SF: Kersey/Stains d. Mabel Lowther/May Lowther 6-1 6-2
SF: Cole/Mrs Roberts d. Chevallier/French 6-1 6-2

FI: Winifred Kersey/L.F. Stains d. Edith Cole/Mrs E. C. Roberts 6-3 3-6 6-2

Mixed Doubles (Draw=14)

QF: Frances King-Church/Charles G. Allen d. L.F. Stains/James B. Cullingham 6-1 6-2
QF: H. Wainwright/Edward R. Allen d. Alice Parr/A.M. Darling 6-3 6-3
QF: Edward C. Stapylton/Mary Stapylton d. Mrs Lang/H.E. Johnson 6-4 5-6 6-6
QF: Miss K.H. French/W.C. French d. Mrs Bartlett/W.R. Scott 6-1 3-6 6-3

SF: King-Church/Charles G. Allen d. H. Wainwright/Edward R. Allen 6-4 6-5
SF: Miss K.H. French/W.C. French d. Edwin Stapylton/Mary Stapylton default

FI: Frances King-Church/Charles G. Allen d. Miss K.H. French/W.C. French 6-4 7-5


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

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: May Arbuthnot-bye
1R: Constance Bryan d. M. Stogdon 6-1 6-1
1R: Alice Arbuthnot d. K. Stretton 10-8 3-6 8-6
1R: Ivy Arbuthnot d. A. Everett 6-4 6-3

SF: Bryan d. M Arbuthnot 6-4 6-2
SF: I Arbuthnot d. A Arbuthnot 6-3 2-6 6-3

FI: Constance Bryan d. Ivy Arbuthnot 6-0 6-3

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

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

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

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

Singles (Draw=6, plus holder)

1R: Maud Shackle-bye
1R: Edith Cole d. Violet Pinckney 6-2 6-3
1R: Constance Bryan d. Elsie Pinckney 6-2 6-0
1R: Beatrice Langrishe-bye

SF: Shackle d. Cole 6-2 6-3
SF: Bryan d. Langrishe 10-8 6-1

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

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

Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Violet Pinckney/Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Langrishe/May Langrishe 6-4 6-4
1R: Constance Bryan/Edith Cole d. Mrs H. Anderson/Henrietta Horncastle default
1R: M. Stonham/Mrs Williams d. M. Hawes/Miss Wilder 11-9 6-3
1R: Beatrice Pinckney/Elsie Pinckney d. Miss Gates/E. Wood 6-0 6-4

SF: Violet Pinckney/Shackle d. Bryan/Cole 7-5 6-3
SF: Beatrice Pinckney/Elsie Pinckney d. Stonham/Williams 8-6 6-3

FI: Violet Pinckney/Maud Shackle d. Beatrice Pinckney/Elsie Pinckney 6-3 6-1

Mixed Doubles (Draw=13)

QF: Elsie Pinckney/Frank Stoker d. Miss Wilder/David M. Hawes 6-4 6-3
QF: Constance Bryan/Ernest Renshaw d. Violet Pinckney/Horace Chapman 6-3 8-6
QF: Mrs Williams/Herbert Baddeley d. May Langrishe/Francis St. B. Haskett-Smith 5-7 6-4 6-1
QF: Maud Shackle/Wilfred Baddeley d. Edith Cole/Charles J. Cole 6-2 6-1

SF: Pinckney/Stoker d. Bryan/Renshaw 6-4 6-3
SF: Shackle/W Baddeley d. Williams/H Baddeley 6-0 6-1

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


September 8-9, Pacific Coast Championships, San Rafael, California, US (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 York, US (Grass)
Venue: New Hamburgh Lawn Tennis Club

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

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


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

Singles (Draw=7, plus holder)

1R: Edith Cole d. Beatrice Langrishe 6-4 6-4
1R: Mrs Wills d. H. Hayward 6-4 7-5
1R: Blanche Pedley d. Miss Morgan 2-6 6-4 6-3
1R: K. Lynch-bye

SF: Cole d. Wills 6-0 6-2
SF: Lynch d. Pedley 6-3 6-4

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

CR: May Langrishe (holder) d. Edith Cole 6-2 6-3

Mixed Doubles (Draw=20)

QF: May Langrishe/James Baldwin d. Miss Wynter/Neville Durlacher 6-0 6-1
QF: Blanche Pedley/E. White d. G. Durlacher/Oswald Milne 6-3 6-2
QF: Miss Dancer/Herbert Baddeley d. Miss Swift/J.E. Kingsley 6-3 6-2
QF: Ethel Gurney/Oswald Malcolm d. Beatrice Langrishe/Charles H. Chaytor 6-3 6-1

SF: May Langrishe/Baldwin d. Pedley/White 6-1 6-4
SF: Gurney/Malcolm d. Dancer/Baddeley 9-7 6-4

FI: May Langrishe/James Baldwin d. Edith Gurney/Oswald Malcolm 6-1 6-3

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circa September 20-October 4, Queensland Championships, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (Grass)
Singles (Draw=8, plus holder)

1R: Miss Earle d. Miss Harries 6-0 6-4
1R: Miss Taylor d. L. Beardmore 6-0 6-4
1R: Mabel Taylor d. Mrs E. Gilligan 8-6 6-2
1R: Mrs Tilston d. Miss Wallace 3-6 6-3 6-3

SF: Earle d. Miss Taylor 0-6 6-4 6-1
SF: Mrs Tilston d. Mabel Taylor 6-4 6-0

FI: Miss Earle d. Mrs Tilston 6-3 [6-3]

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

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

Mrs May Quinnell defends her title.

Notes: The player Ernest John Gilligan was only 22 years of age in 1890, so his partner in the mixed doubles final was more than likely Louisa Gilligan, his mother, who also took part in some early lawn tennis tournaments.

We are unsure of the second set score in the final. This year this tournament was played over a number of weeks.

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November to end of year

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

Singles (Draw=8)

1R: Phenie Shaw d Edith Raleigh 6-0 6-0
1R: Constance Raleigh bye
1R: E. MacKenzie bye
1R: Mabel Shaw bye

SF: Mabel Shaw d Phenie Shaw 6-1 6-1
SF: MacKenzie d Constance Raleigh 4-6 6-3 6-4

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

Doubles (Draw=5)

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

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

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

Mixed Doubles (Draw=8)

1R: Edith Raleigh/Alec Chomley d Miss Wight/Rupert Greene 6-3 7-5
1R: Nellie A'Becket/Harold J De Little d Constance Raleigh/Alfred or Arthur Raleigh 6-0 6-2
1R: Mabel Shaw/Norman Bayles d Miss Gordon/Robert B. Scott 6-1 7-5
1R: E Mackenzie/Charles Cropper d Miss Newell/W.T. Lowes 6-3 6-2

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

FI: Edith Raleigh/Alec Chomley d E Mackenzie/Charles Cropper 6-3 7-9 6-2

Melbourne Cricket Club in 1890-the probables site of the results listed above

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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:


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