Elbert Lowder's Internationals
1905 First International Match
– Great Britian vs US at Boston, MA - March 14th - 25th, 1905 (US 34; GB 74; Draws 283)
1st IM Book Archive
1927 Second International Match – Great Britian vs US at Hotel Alamac, New York City, NY - February 28 - March 10, 1927 (picture)
1973 Third International Match – Great Britian vs USA in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England - August 20-25th US remains Champs by 77-22-99, Lowder by 9-4-6 (+5 team score, an above average individual performance) (Article) (Score-Sheet)
1983 Fourth International Match – GB (UK and Ireland) vs US at ICHF in Petal, MS - July 11-15th (Lowder by 10-3-7) US remains Champs by 68-11-121, (Article)
1989 Fifth International Match – GB vs US October 2nd-6th, at Weston-Super-Mare, England (Lowder by 7-2-11) US remains Champs by 51-11-138, (Note)
1995 Sixth International Match – GB & Ireland vs US Oct 9-13th, ICHF in Petal, MS (Lowder by 9-0-9), US remains Champs by 64-14-122.
2001 Seventh International Match – US vs UK & Ireland in Morecambe, US wins by 62-24-114 (Lowder didn't play)
2005 Eight International Match – US vs UK & Ireland in Las Vegas Plaza Hotel, Las Vegas, NV US wins by 71-18-111 (Lowder didn't play) (Article)
Elbert compiled the following fine record in the 3rd thru 6th Internationals between U. K., and Ireland vs. U. S. : 3rd: 9-4-5 4th: 10-3-7 5th: 7-2-11 6th: 9-0-9
This totaled 35 wins, 9 losses and 32 draws. Over 46% of his total games played were wins. His win to loss record was close to 80%.
Using my ranking method, Elbert’s score for the three internationals was 2*(35-9) + 32 or 84 ranking points.
This placed him fourth behind Asa Long, Leo Levitt and Jim Morrison. These players scored 124, 107, and 96 respectively. Elbert placed fourth out of a total of 110 participants over the 100 years that these matches were played. by Al Darrow, Vernon, CT
Footnotes: information from Chinook Site, Nemesis Site, Sherman Gardner’s old Site, ACF Site, ACFB, ECB
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