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1800
STURGES' GUIDE TO THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS PUBLISHED.
ARTICLE ON STURGES
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1808
STURGES' CRITICAL SITUATIONS IN THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS PUBLISHED
 
 
 
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1813
8/12 DEATH OF JOSHUA STURGES, AGE 55
 
 
 
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1832
JAMES SINCLAIR'S  "THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS" PUBLISHED.
 
 
 
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1835
WALKER'S STURGES PUBLISHED.
 
 
 
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1837
THE PHILIDORIAN, A LONDON PERIODICAL OF CHESS AND OTHER GAMES, PUBLISHES FOUR CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS PROBLEMS....FIRST CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS COLUMN ?
J. WYLLIE VS. BERTRAM at EDINBURGH.  FIRST MATCH IN THE CAREER OF "THE HERD LADDIE", "THE FATHER OF MODERN DRAUGHTS"....JAMES WYLLIE.
 
 
 
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1838
WILLIAM HAY'S  "THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS" PUBLISHED.
JOHN DRUMMOND'S  "THE SCOTTISH DRAUGHTS PLAYER" PUBLISHED.
 
 
 
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1839

3/23   STAKE MATCH 5 PER SIDE.
ANDREW ANDERSON VS. JAMES WYLLIE  8-6-6 DRAWS at  EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. THE FIRST MATCH IN ONE OF THE GREATEST RIVALRIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME. BEST OF 21 GAMES. THE MATCH STARTED IN THE MORNING AND FINISHED NEAR MIDNIGHT.

APR.   20 GAME (SCHEDULED) SUBSCRIPTION MATCH FOR 20.

JAMES WYLLIE VS. J. STEELE  8-5-6 DRAWS at BIGGAR, SCOTLAND.

8/15-16   STAKE MATCH 20 PER SIDE.

ANDREW ANDERSON VS. JAMES WYLLIE  9-1-4 DRAWS at EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND. THEIR SECOND MEETING. BEST OF 21 GAMES.

 

 

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1840

JAN.   20 GAME STAKE MATCH 7 PER SIDE.

ANDREW ANDERSON VS. J. STEEL  8-6-5 DRAWS at  ????

JAMES WYLLIE'S FIRST TOUR OF ENGLAND.

DATE???  STAKE MATCH 100 (EQUIVALENT TO ABOUT 7,500 IN 2010).

JAMES WYLLIE VS W. PRICE  11-2-0 DRAWS AT  MANCHESTER.

PRICE WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST PLAYERS IN ENGLAND.

11/5-7   "CHAMPIONSHIP" MATCH, 50 PER SIDE.

ANDREW ANDERSON VS. JAMES WYLLIE 7-5 at LANARK, SCOTLAND. (FIRST TO 7 WINS.) THEIR THIRD MEETING.

 

 

 

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1841
 
 
 
 
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1842
DATE???  STAKE MATCH.
JAMES WYLLIE VS. PRICE at MANCHESTER.
THIS WAS A "RETURN MATCH" ARRANGED AS A RESULT OF THE MATCH FROM THE PREVIOUS YEAR, WITH WHICH PRICE (NICK-NAMED THE "MILKMAN") WAS DISAPPOINTED. WYLLIE CONCEDED 7 WINS START OUT OF THE FIRST THIRTEEN GAMES WON, AND STILL WON THE MATCH. MR. PRICE THEN DISAPPEARED FROM THE PAGES OF THE GAME'S HISTORY.
 
 
 
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1844

6/11-18   JAMES WYLLIE VS. ANDREW ANDERSON 9-4-33 DRAWS at CARLUKE, SCOTLAND. THEIR FOURTH MEETING.

WYLLIE WAS NOW HAILED AS CHAMPION OF GREAT BRITAIN.

 

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1846

DATE??? JOHN McKERROW VS. HARPER COLTHERD  9-8- 27 DRAWS.

 

 

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1847

2/23-3/12  MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF SCOTLAND.
ANDREW ANDERSON VS. JAMES WYLLIE 9-6-31 DRAWS at EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.
THE WINNER THE FIRST TO SCORE NINE WINS. THIS WAS THE FIFTH AND FINAL MATCH BETWEEN THE TWO, AND WAS ALSO ANDERSON'S FINAL CROSSBOARD MATCH EVER.
JAMES WYLLIE THEN CLAIMED THE CHAMPIONSHIP. THE GAMES OF THIS MATCH ARE PUBLISHED IN "GOULD'S HISTORIC AND MEMORABLE MATCHES". ALSO A MANUSCRIPT OF THE GAMES IS AVAILABLE AS OMOCH EXHIBIT 117JH, CLICK HERE AND SCROLL DOWN.
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1848
4/6-    ROBERT MARTINS VS JOHN WAY  9-7-23 DRAWS at LONDON.

ANDERSON'S GUIDE TO THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS PUBLISHED.

 

 

 

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1849

JAN.   ROBERT MARTINS VS. COLLISHAW 10-3-12 DRAWS at NOTTINGHAM. THIS MATCH , SCHEDULED FOR 31 GAMES,WAS PLAYED FOR 20, WITH A STIPULATION THAT SPECTATORS BE CONTAINED TO A SEPARATE ROOM. 

3/19-    MATCH  CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND AND 30 A SIDE.

HARPER COLTHERD VS ROBERT MARTINS 9-6-29 DRAWS at NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE. TERMS WERE THE FIRST TO 9 WINS.

 

 

 

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