Watkinson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  98  2232 (83) 4
1857  100  2251 (76) 3
1858  83  2292 (70) 1
1859  63  2345 (63) 5
1860  50  2386 (56) 19
1861  52  2386 (55) 21
1862  51  2367 (60) 2
1863  49  2356 (63) 0
1864  58  2345 (61) 12
1865  55  2341 (62) 4
1866  63  2322 (63) 4
1867  66  2316 (65) 3
1868  60  2333 (68) 1
1869  52  2354 (70) 0
1870  46  2374 (69) 2
1871  43  2385 (69) 2
1872  40  2392 (70) 3
1873  39  2391 (72) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Watkinson, John  
Born: 5 Feb. 1833
Died: 19 Dec. 1923
 
Notes:
Gaige gives date of death as 19-12-1923; Priestley gives 26-12-1923. The Chess Player's Magazine of Jan. 1865 (p.29) gives his name as 'J.E. Watkinson'. The Report of the Manchester Meeting of 1857 has 'T. Watkinson'. Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of 24 Jul. 1858 has a game played by a John Watkinson in Montreal, against W. Scott 'of the Huddersfield Chess Club'. Of course, John Watkinson was also of Huddersfield. Could the two of them have been visiting Montreal together?
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 62, 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 457
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 119, 495
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 14
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxii
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 12
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1853, page 190
   [CP], vol. 2, no. 46, 29 May 1852, page 176
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 9, Sep. 1851, page 284
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1854, page 61
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1859, page 190
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1859, page 364
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 15, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 1, Jan. 1865, page 29
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1865, page 184
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 9, Sep. 1865, page 284
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 7, 1 July 1867, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 4, Nov. 1868, page 121
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 5, July 1866, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, no. 4, July 1867, page 145
   [Era], vol. 27, no. 1393, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 29, no. 1497, 2 June 1867, page 7
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1569, 18 Oct. 1868, page 5
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1603, 13 June 1869, page 7
   [Era], vol. 32, no. 1655, 12 June 1870, page 5
   [FLIN], 24 July 1858
   [HCWYA], no. 893, 1 June 1867, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 29, no. 832, 29 Nov. 1856, page 553
   [ILN], vol. 30, no. 865, 20 June 1857, page 616
   [ILN], vol. 34, no. 973, 14 May 1859, page 478
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1815, 6 June 1874, page 547
   [LeM], no. 14685, 2 May 1885, page 7
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 1 May 1872, page 5
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1857: Halifax CC Annual Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1866: NYDCA, 2nd Redcar Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Watkinson]
   Priestley, Edgar.  [A 'Pride Of Huddersfield' Man]
   Priestly, Edgar.  [The History of Huddersfield and District Chess Association, p.2]
   [History of the Huddersfield Chess Club]

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

Kipping, J.S. - Watkinson, J. 1858         (c)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1859         (c)     2   -   1
Watkinson, J. - Hunter, W.W. 1859         (c)     2   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Beardsell, B. 1860         (f)     4   -   0      Watkinson, J. gave odds of a rook
Watkinson, J. - Parratt, W. 1860         (f)     9   -   5      Watkinson, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1860         (c)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Werner, M.G.E. 1860         (f)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Tomlinson, W.H.B. 1861         (c)     3   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Young, J.W. (2) 1861         (c)     2   -   3      Watkinson, J. gave odds of a knight
Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1861         (f)     7   -   4
Watkinson, J. - Werner, M.G.E. 1862         (f)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Day, S. 1862         (c)     0   -   1      Watkinson, J. gave odds of a knight
Watkinson, J. - Rhodes, J. 1865         (c)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1866 (1)         (f)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1866 (2)         (c)     1   -   2
Wayte, W. - Watkinson, J. 1868         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Watkinson, J. - Day, S. 1872         (c)     2   -   1      Watkinson, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves

Tournament data

Huddersfield 1856     Huddersfield - Wakefield Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Shepherd, E.     1.5 - 0.5    
Leeds 1856     Leeds - Huddersfield Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Rhodes, J.     1 - 1    
Leeds 1857 (1)     Leeds - Huddersfield Club Tournament, Section 1     1  /  3
Bradford 1860 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament - Leading Section    
  Watkinson, J. - Bishop (1)     1 - 0    
  Watkinson, J. - Cadman, R.     0.5 - 1.5    
Leeds 1861 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament    
  Watkinson, J. - Wilson, W.J.     0 - 1    
Wakefield 1861     Huddersfield - Wakefield Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Hunter, W.W.     1 - 0    
Huddersfield 1864 (1)     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Knowles, T.A.     3 - 0    
Bradford 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Petty, J.     3 - 0    
Huddersfield or Bradford (?) 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Tegeler, J.G.F.     1 - 2    
Huddersfield and Sheffield 1864     Huddersfield - Sheffield Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Latham, T.S.     2 - 1    
Bradford and Huddersfield 1865     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Tegeler, J.G.F.     3 - 0    
Wakefield 1867 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Tournament 1    
  Watkinson, J. - Werner, M.G.E.     0 - 1    
Leeds 1867     West Riding - North Riding Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Wisker, J.     0 - 2    
Halifax 1870 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament    
  Watkinson, J. - Young, J.W. (2)     1 - 0    
  Watkinson, J. - Skipworth, A.B.     1 - 0    
Bradford 1871     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Watkinson, J. - Burn, A.     1 - 1    
Huddersfield 1873     Huddersfield Club Handicap     6  /  9
Wakefield 1873 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting - First Tournament    
  Watkinson, J. - Bennett, J.     1 - 0    
  Watkinson, J. - Young, J.W. (2)     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020