Edward Guthlac Sergeant
Number of games in database: 196
Years covered: 1896 to 1959
Overall record: +54 -84 =55 (42.2%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
3 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1946 1/2-1/2
W Skillicorn vs E G Sergeant, 1922 0-1
J Mieses vs E G Sergeant, 1935 0-1
A Gibaud vs E G Sergeant, 1919 0-1
E G Sergeant vs F Senneck, 1946 1-0
F J Lee vs E G Sergeant, 1908 0-1
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
British Championship (1920)
Hastings 1929/30 (1929)
British Championship (1938)
Hastings 1926/27 (1926)
Hastings 1924/25 (1924)
Hastings 1928/29 (1928)
British Championship (1908)
British Championship (1931)
British Championship (1959)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Hastings 1926/27 by suenteus po 147
Margate 1935 by suenteus po 147
Hastings 1929/30 by suenteus po 147
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| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196
|1. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant
|| ||0-1||26||1896||Simul||C21 Center Game|
|2. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant
|| ||½-½||29||1898||Simul, 17b||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|3. Blackburne vs E G Sergeant
|| ||0-1||25||1899||Simul, 22b||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|4. E G Sergeant vs G Wainwright
|| ||0-1||29||1907||British Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|5. E G Sergeant vs A J Mackenzie
|| ||1-0||26||1907||British Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|6. T Kelly vs E G Sergeant
|| ||1-0||43||1907||British Championship||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|7. A K Robinson vs E G Sergeant
|| ||½-½||49||1908||10th Anglo-American Cable Match||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|8. H E Atkins vs E G Sergeant
|| ||½-½||27||1908||British Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|9. E G Sergeant vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||45||1908||British Championship||B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4|
|10. E G Sergeant vs Blackburne
||0-1||25||1908||British Championship||C61 Ruy Lopez, Bird's Defense|
|11. F J Lee vs E G Sergeant
||0-1||28||1908||British Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|12. A J Mackenzie vs E G Sergeant
|| ||0-1||42||1908||British Championship||D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|13. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake
|| ||½-½||48||1908||British Championship||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|14. E G Sergeant vs H W Shoosmith
|| ||0-1||26||1908||British Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|15. W C Palmer vs E G Sergeant
||0-1||28||1908||British Championship||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|16. R Lean vs E G Sergeant
||1-0||30||1908||British Championship||B20 Sicilian|
|17. E G Sergeant vs Gunsberg
|| ||½-½||56||1908||British Championship||C28 Vienna Game|
|18. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant
|| ||0-1||42||1908||British Championship||D60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense|
|19. S Mlotkowski vs E G Sergeant
|| ||0-1||62||1909||11th Anglo-American Cable Match||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|20. E G Sergeant vs A J Mackenzie
|| ||½-½||24||1909||British Championship||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|21. F J Lee vs E G Sergeant
|| ||1-0||26||1909||British Championship||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|22. E G Sergeant vs Yates
|| ||½-½||68||1909||British Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|23. R P Michell vs E G Sergeant
|| ||1-0||41||1909||British Championship||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|24. E G Sergeant vs J H Blake
|| ||0-1||51||1909||British Championship||C49 Four Knights|
|25. E G Sergeant vs W Ward
|| ||0-1||38||1909||British Championship||C49 Four Knights|
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 196
|Sep-13-08|| ||myschkin: . . .
According to Bill Wall he was a civil servant, like other chess masters e.g. Oldrich Duras , Wilhelm Hanstein or Philip Stuart Milner-Barry .
|Dec-03-08|| ||brankat: The Bio says he was London Champion in 1951. At the age of 70!?|
|Apr-15-10|| ||morphyesque: Bruce Hayden wrote an appreciation of E G Sergeant in the March 1962 issue of the B.C.M. Edward Guthlac Sergeant had only retired three months (before his death) from his life's work at the Inland Revenue where he had been awarded the O.B.E. mainly for his textbook "Sergeant On Stamp Duties" which at the time had been a standard reference book.He was born on 3rd December 1881 at Gateshead, Co.Durham.His cousin P.W.Sergeant is most famously remembered for his books of collected games of Rudolph Charousek & Paul Morphy.He played in the British Championship held in London in 1907 where at the age of 25 he tied for second place with J.H.Blackburne, R.P.Michell and G.E.Wainwright.Sergeant apparantly never lost a single league match game during the seven years he played for the Metropolitan chess club.He was not quite up to the great H.E.Atkins standard for in the following year, 1908 at Tunbridge Wells, he could only finish in 7th position with 5 1/2 out of 11 (this was in the days before chess professionals predominated.)Hayden finished his obituary quoting a lovely game EGS played as black against the Rev.W.C.Palmer.It is a Q.G.D.(Pillsbury Attack)in which EGS gives up a pawn for the initiative and ends up with a Q.sac at move 26 mating white at move 28 with a rook.A truly splendid game!|
|Aug-31-10|| ||Dredge Rivers: Any relation to Sgt. Rock?|
|Jan-07-12|| ||timhortons: no, sgt pepper.|
|Nov-17-13|| ||RedShield: Good luck correctly pronouncing his middle name.|
|Nov-19-13|| ||JonDSouzaEva: St. Guthlac came from Crowland, where Sergeant was born (he was not born in Gateshead). See http://lincoln.ourchurchweb.org.uk/...|
As for the pronunciation - I would go for something like "goothlark", but without much emphasis on the "r".
|Jul-28-15|| ||morfishine: One thing I like about E G Sergeant is he seemed to never stop getting better. In his early days, he lost a number of "shorties" to admittedly, upper-tier players. But as the years went on, the short losses dropped in frequency and wins became more common as well as draws against the very best|
|Jul-28-15|| ||zanzibar: He is pictured in a 1925 club group photograph here:|
(Scroll down to 2nd picture - Middlesex County Team - English Champions 1925)
|Jul-29-15|| ||morfishine: <zanzibar> Great Photo(s)! The 1st photo is priceless|
|Jul-29-15|| ||zanzibar: Of course, thx to John Saunders for everything on his site.|
|Dec-03-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Edward Sergeant.|
|Aug-07-18|| ||Nosnibor: He also competed in the 1960 British Championship at almost 79 years of age and after 6 rounds stood with 1 win and five draws.Tiredness then seems to have set in has he lost his next four games and had a draw in the final round.|
|Sep-20-19|| ||Jean Defuse: ...
see - English Chess Forum: https://www.ecforum.org.uk/viewtopi...
|Apr-15-22|| ||MissScarlett: Daily Mirror, October 10th 1933, p.14:
<FINED AFTER TWO YEARS
Hearing of a case adjourned two and a half years ago was completed at Gravesend yesterday, when Edward Guthlac Sergeant, a Civil Servant, of Gloucester-road, Kingston Hill, Surrey, was fined £2 and 10s. costs for driving without due care and attention.
In April, 1931, defendant's car collided with a motor-cycle combination and two persons were injured.
The hearing was originally adjourned so that it would not affect a case in another court.>
Hmmm. Notice the apparent break in his career between 1931 and 1934.
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