Chess Problem Tourneys

General format for problem tourney documentation.

For the purposes of this collection, it is important to know that the ‘date’ of a tourney is considered to be its first announced closing date. In the very rare situation when the closing date was extended from one year to another, the tourney will get a range of dates, such as “Example Tourney, 1843–44”.



The Albion, 1855
American Chess Association, 1857
American Chess Association, 1858
Charleston Daily Courier, 1859
(British) Chess Association, 1857 (Manchester)
(British) Chess Association, 1858 (Birmingham)
The Chess Monthly, 1857
Chess Player’s Chronicle, 1852
The Clipper, 1859
The Era, 1856
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1856
Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1858
Illustrirte Zeitung, 1859
Schweizerische Schachzeitung, 1857
Syracuse Chess Club, 1858 (Onondaga)

English Problem Tourney, 1854

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(British) Chess Association, 1860 (Cambridge)
(British) Chess Association, 1861 (Bristol)
(British) Chess Association, 1867 (London)
The Clipper, 1860 (Miron’s Problem Tourney)
The Clipper, 1866 (The Chessmen Tourney)
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1865
Neue Berliner Schachzeitung, 1866
Newcastle Daily Journal, 1865
Norddeutsche Schachbund, 1868 (Hamburg)
Norddeutsche Schachbund, 1869 (Hamburg)
La (Nouvelle) Régence, 1860
Schachzeitung, 1866-67
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1862 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1863 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1864 (Düsseldorf)
Westdeutsche Schachbund, 1866

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