Watkinson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  92  2229 (83) 4
1857  91  2248 (76) 3
1858  74  2288 (70) 1
1859  53  2341 (63) 5
1860  44  2382 (56) 19
1861  43  2384 (55) 21
1862  47  2364 (60) 2
1863  49  2353 (63) 0
1864  52  2342 (61) 12
1865  52  2338 (63) 4
1866  56  2320 (63) 4
1867  60  2313 (65) 3
1868  52  2329 (68) 1
1869  46  2348 (70) 0
1870  44  2368 (70) 2
1871  38  2378 (70) 2
1872  40  2383 (71) 3
1873  41  2379 (74) 9

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'.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 62, 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 457
   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, June 1853, page 190
   [CP], vol. 2, 29 May 1852, page 176
   [CPC], vol. 12, Sep. 1851, page 284
   [CPC], vol. 2, Feb. 1854, page 61
   [CPC], vol. 1, June 1859, page 190
   [CPC], vol. 1, Dec. 1859, page 364
   [CPC], vol. 2, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 1, Jan. 1865, page 29
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 184
   [CPM], vol. 1, Sep. 1865, page 284
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 384
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 July 1867, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 121
   [CW], vol. 2, July 1866, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, July 1867, page 145
   [Era], vol. 27, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 29, 2 June 1867, page 7
   [HCWYA], 1 June 1867, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 29, 29 Nov. 1856, page 553
   [ILN], vol. 30, 20 June 1857, page 616
   [ILN], vol. 34, 14 May 1859, page 478
   [ILN], vol. 64, 6 June 1874, page 547
   [LeM], 2 May 1885, page 7
Web
   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


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017