Wormald, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  64  2296 (79) 7
1854  54  2329 (79) 0
1855  42  2361 (77) 0
1856  36  2393 (73) 0
1857  29  2425 (66) 0
1858  26  2457 (56) 6
1859  30  2453 (46) 51
1860  38  2433 (52) 10
1861  34  2427 (60) 3
1862  32  2431 (69) 0
1863  30  2435 (75) 0
1864  29  2439 (78) 0
1865  24  2443 (80) 0
1866  26  2447 (81) 0
1867  24  2451 (79) 0
1868  26  2455 (76) 0
1869  26  2460 (71) 10

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Wormald, Robert Bownas  
   Also known as: R B; R B W; Tommy
Born: 1834
Died: 4 Dec. 1876
 
Notes:
Nickname 'Tommy'. The 'T. Wormald' in the 9 June 1866 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.571) and the July 1866 issue of the Chess World (vol.2, p.156) may therefore have been R.B. Wormald. Steve Mann has date of baptism as 12-05-1834.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 470
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 66, 178
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 67, 125, 126, 582
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 548
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 108, 380
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 14
   Lawson, Paul Morphy, page 199
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 84, 165, 171
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 3, May 1853, page 283
   [CPC], vol. 11, Sep. 1850, page 287
   [CPC], vol. 1, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, May 1864, page 129
   [CW], vol. 2, July 1866, page 155, 156
   [CW], vol. 2, Nov. 1866, page 283
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 27, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 32, 5 June 1858, page 567
   [ILN], vol. 34, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [ILN], vol. 48, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 66, 9 Jan. 1875, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 69, 9 Dec. 1876, page 566
   [TG], vol. 33, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 122
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [Irregular Regularity, Or, The Fifth Series], page 4
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Robert Bownas Wormald]
   Sericano, C.  [London BCA Challenge Cup 1868-1869]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 3974. The Steinitz-Wormald-MacDonnell controversy]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Brien, R.B. - Wormald, R.B. 1853         (f)     3.5   -   3.5      Brien, R.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Wormald, R.B. - Kenny, C. 1858         (f)     6   -   0
Wormald, R.B. - Rosenauer 1859         (f)     3.5   -   0.5
Zytogorski, A. - Wormald, R.B. 1859         (f)     4   -   4
Wormald, R.B. - Burden, F. 1859 (1)         (f)     7   -   2
Campbell, Jos.G. - Wormald, R.B. 1859         (f)     11.5   -   9.5
Wormald, R.B. - Burden, F. 1859 (2)         (f)     5   -   4
Campbell, Jos.G. - Wormald, R.B. 1860         (f)     1   -   0
Wormald, R.B. - Burden, F. 1860         (f)     2   -   3
Kolisch, I. - Wormald, R.B. 1861         (c)     1.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

London, England 1860 (2)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Wormald, R.B. - Schroder, A. (1)     1 - 0          Wormald, R.B. gave odds of pawn and move
London, England 1860 (3)     St. James's Club Handicap Tournament    
  Wormald, R.B. - Woodgate, A.     1 - 0          Wormald, R.B. gave odds of a knight
  Wormald, R.B. - Lloyd (1)     1 - 0          Wormald, R.B. gave odds of a knight
  Wormald, R.B. - Hannah, J.W.     1 - 0    
  Wormald, R.B. - Deacon, F.H.     0 - 1    
Bristol and London, England 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Wormald, R.B. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Wormald, R.B. - de Vere, C.V.     0 - 1    
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5.5  /  9


Player information updated: 5 May 2020