Hastings 61/62 Round dates

Let’s start with the following historical artifact, found in an ebay auction:

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So, we can assume the tournament took place Wed 1961-12-27 to Sat 1962-01-06. The calendar looks like the following

    December 1961
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
                1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31

    January 1962
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
    1  2  3  4  5  6
 7  8  9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31

OK, the first day’s opening ceremony is at 3:45 PM, which is too late for a session of play. Generally it’s a meet and greet day. And traditionally Sunday is a day of rest, which allows for 9 days of play, if each game is assumed to be completed within one day. I’m not sure what the adjournment policy was for this tournament, i.e. if any were allowed at all. Let’s put that aside for the moment and give a “reasonable” schedule for the rounds.

* * Opening Ceremony (3:45PM) 27th (Wed) * * 
R1 - 28th (Thurs)
R2 - 29th (Fri)
R3 - 30th (Sat)
* * Rest 31th (Sun ) * *  
R4 -  1st (Mon)
R5 -  2nd (Tues)
R6 -  3rd (Wed)
R7 -  4th (Thurs)
R8 -  5th (Fri)
R9 -  6th (Sat)

Wanna put some money that this is right?

 

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