Wormald, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1853  72  2289 (79) 7
1854  65  2321 (79) 0
1855  52  2353 (77) 0
1856  42  2385 (72) 0
1857  32  2417 (66) 0
1858  30  2448 (55) 6
1859  32  2444 (45) 51
1860  40  2424 (51) 10
1861  40  2419 (60) 3
1862  37  2423 (69) 0
1863  35  2427 (75) 0
1864  31  2432 (78) 0
1865  27  2436 (80) 0
1866  30  2440 (80) 0
1867  29  2444 (79) 0
1868  30  2449 (76) 0
1869  27  2453 (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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 248, 256, 350
   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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 126
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 3, May 1853, page 283
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 9, Sep. 1850, page 287
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 5, May 1864, page 129
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 5, July 1866, page 155, 156
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 9, Nov. 1866, page 283
   [Era], vol. 24, no. 1243, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 752, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 32, no. 921, 5 June 1858, page 567
   [ILN], vol. 34, no. 971, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [ILN], vol. 48, no. 1374, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1848, 9 Jan. 1875, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1950, 9 Dec. 1876, page 566
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 11, Feb. 1869, page 122
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 6, 2 Oct. 1876, page 104
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 Jan. 2023