BritBase Hastings brackets

For comparison sake, here is a similar analysis of the “bracket” (i.e. start/stop) dates for all the Hastings tournaments in John Saunders’ BritBase collection (plus an extra odd end or two):

Hastings                           22    231     1895.08.??    1895.08.12    1895.??.??
Hastings 2021                       4      6     1920.12.??    1920.??.??    1920.??.??
Hastings 2122                       8     28     1921.12.??    1921.??.??    1921.??.??
Hastings 2223                      10     45     1922.12.27    1922.??.??    1922.??.??
Hastings 2324                      10     45     1923.12.??    1923.??.??    1923.??.??
Hastings 2526                      10     45     1925.12.??    1925.12.28    1926.01.05
Hastings 2627                      10     45     1926.12.??    1926.12.28    1927.01.06
Hastings 2728                      10     45     1927.12.28    1927.12.28    1928.01.06
Hastings 2829                      10     45     1928.12.??    1928.01.27    1929.01.05
Hastings 2930                      10     45     1929.12.27    1929.12.27    1929.??.??
Hastings 3031                      10     45     1930.12.29    1930.12.29    1930.??.??
Hastings 3132                      10     45     1931.12.28    1931.??.??    1931.??.??
Hastings 3233                      10     45     1932.12.??    1932.??.??    1932.??.??
Hastings 3334                      10     45     1933.12.??    1933.??.??    1933.??.??
Hastings 3435                      10     45     1934.12.27    1934.12.27    1935.01.05
Hastings 3536                      10     45     1935.12.??    1935.??.??    1935.??.??
Hastings 3637                      10     45     1936.12.??    1936.??.??    1936.??.??
Hastings 3738                      10     45     1937.12.??    1937.??.??    1937.??.??
Hastings 3839                      10     45     1938.12.??    1938.??.??    1938.??.??
Hastings 3940                       8     28     1939.12.28    1939.12.28    1940.??.??
Hastings 4546                      12     66     1945.12.??    1945.??.??    1945.??.??
Hastings 4647                      10     45     1946.12.30    1946.12.30    1947.01.08
Hastings 4748                      10     45     1947.12.??    1947.??.??    1947.??.??
Hastings 4849                      10     45     1948.12.30    1948.12.30    1949.01.02
Hastings 4950                      10     45     1949.12.??    1949.??.??    1949.??.??
Hastings 5051                      10     45     1950.12.28    1950.12.28    1950.??.??
Hastings 5152                      10     45     1951.12.??    1951.??.??    1951.??.??
Hastings 5253                      10     45     1952.12.30    1952.12.30    1953.01.08
Hastings 5354                      10     45     1953.12.??    1953.??.??    1953.??.??
Hastings 5455                      10     45     1954.12.29    1954.12.29    1955.01.07
Hastings 5556                      10     45     1955.12.28    1955.??.??    1955.??.??
Hastings 5657                      10     45     1956.12.27    1956.12.27    1957.01.05
Hastings 5758                      10     45     1957.12.30    1957.12.30    1958.01.08
Hastings 5859                      10     45     1958.12.29    1958.12.29    1959.01.07
Hastings 5960                      10     45     1959.12.??    1959.??.??    1959.??.??
Hastings 6061                      10     45     1960.12.??    1960.??.??    1960.??.??
Hastings 6162                      10     45     1961.12.??    1961.??.??    1961.??.??
Hastings 6263                      10     45     1962.12.??    1962.??.??    1962.??.??
Hastings 6364                      10     45     1963.12.??    1963.??.??    1964.01.03
Hastings 6465                      10     45     1964.12.??    1964.??.??    1964.??.??
Hastings 6566                      10     45     1965.12.??    1965.??.??    1965.??.??
Hastings 6667                      10     45     1966.12.??    1966.??.??    1966.??.??
Hastings 6768                      10     45     1967.12.27    1967.12.27    1968.01.05
Hastings 6869                      12     66     1968.12.28    1968.??.??    1968.??.??
Hastings 6970                      10     45     1969.12.29    1969.??.??    1969.??.??
Hastings 7071                      10     45     1970.12.29    1970.12.29    1971.01.07
Hastings 7172                      16    120     1971.12.29    1971.??.??    1971.??.??
Hastings 7273                      16    120     1972.12.27    1972.??.??    1972.??.??
Hastings 7374                      16    120     1973.12.??    1973.??.??    1973.??.??
Hastings 7475                      16    120     1974.12.28    1974.??.??    1974.??.??
Hastings 7576                      16    120     1975.12.29    1975.12.29    1976.01.15
Hastings 7677                      15    105     1976.12.29    1976.??.??    1976.??.??
Hastings 7778                      15    105     1977.12.??    1977.??.??    1977.??.??
Hastings 7879                      15    105     1978.12.??    1978.??.??    1978.??.??
Hastings 7980                      16    120     1979.12.??    1979.??.??    1979.??.??
Hastings 8081                      16    120     1980.12.??    1980.??.??    1980.??.??
Hastings 8182                      14     91     1981.12.??    1981.??.??    1981.??.??
Hastings 8283                      14     91     1982.12.??    1982.??.??    1982.??.??
Hastings 8384                      14     91     1983.12.??    1983.??.??    1983.??.??
Hastings 8485                      14     91     1984.12.??    1984.??.??    1984.??.??
Hastings 8586                      14     91     1985.12.??    1985.??.??    1985.??.??
Hastings 8687                      14     91     1986.12.??    1986.??.??    1986.??.??
Hastings 8788                       8     28     1987.12.??    1987.??.??    1987.??.??
Hastings 8889                       8     28     1988.12.28    1988.12.28    1989.01.07
Hastings 8990                       8     28     1989.12.??    1989.??.??    1989.??.??
Hastings 9091                       8     28     1990.12.??    1990.??.??    1990.??.??
Hastings 9192                       8     28     1991.12.??    1991.??.??    1991.??.??
Hastings 9293                       8     28     1992.12.??    1992.??.??    1992.??.??
Hastings 9394                      10     45     1993.12.??    1993.??.??    1993.??.??
Hastings 9495                      10     45     1994.12.??    1994.??.??    1994.??.??
Hastings 9596                      10     45     1995.12.??    1996.??.??    1996.??.??
Hastings 9697                      10     45     1996.12.??    1996.12.??    1997.??.??
Hastings 9798                      10     45     1997.12.29    1997.12.29    1998.01.07
Hastings 9899                      10     45     1998.12.29    1998.12.29    1999.01.07
Hastings 9900                      10     45     2000.01.04    2000.01.04    2000.01.12
Hastings 0001                      10     45     2000.12.28    2000.12.28    2001.01.05
Hastings 0102                      10     45     2001.12.29    2001.12.29    2002.01.06
Hastings 0203                      10     45     2002.12.28    2002.12.28    2003.01.05
Hastings 0304                      10     45     2003.12.28    2003.12.28    2004.01.05

Hastings playoff 2425               6     15     1924.12.??    1924.??.??    1924.??.??
Hastings-A 2425                     8     28     1924.12.??    1924.??.??    1924.??.??
Hastings-B 2425                     8     28     1924.12.??    1924.??.??    1924.??.??

BCF-ch 1904 play-off                2      1     1905.01.02    1905.01.02    1905.01.05
BCF-ch 1909 playoff                 2      1     1910.01.03    1910.01.03    1910.01.05

BCF-ch 1st                         12     66     1904.08.22    1904.08.22    1904.??.??
BCF-ch 5th                         12     66     1908.08.10    1908.08.10    1908.08.21
BCF-ch 6th                         12     66     1909.08.09    1909.08.09    1909.08.20

BCF-ch First Class A                3      3     1904.08.25    1904.08.??    1904.08.??
BCF-ch First Class C                2      1     1904.08.22    1904.08.??    1904.08.??
BCF-ch First Class C Play-Off       2      1     1904.09.??    1904.09.??    1904.09.??

ENG-USA cable m                    34    561     1901.04.19    1901.04.19    1909.03.26
ENG-USA univ cable m               12     66     1909.03.20    1909.03.20    1909.03.20

Shown is the Event tag, followed by N_players and N_games. Note that  N_games includes stub games, ie games where the result and pairings are given correctly but the movelist is missing.

Also note that while the games are in good shapes, the actual game dates are not. <CG> seems to have done a better jobs at dating.

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