Griffith, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1898  101  2350 (65) 4
1899  88  2375 (51) 16
1900  104  2357 (47) 20
1901  119  2337 (59) 0
1902  137  2318 (66) 5
1903  174  2291 (75) 0
1904  227  2265 (81) 0
1905  282  2239 (87) 0
1906  337  2212 (90) 0
1907  393  2186 (93) 0
1908  430  2160 (95) 0
1909  506  2134 (96) 3
1910  513  2127 (101) 0
1911  560  2120 (105) 0
1912  572  2113 (109) 0
1913  581  2106 (112) 0
1914  560  2099 (115) 0
1915  535  2092 (117) 0
1916  562  2085 (119) 1
1917  560  2075 (123) 0
1918  593  2065 (127) 0
1919  603  2055 (130) 0
1920  676  2046 (133) 0
1921  740  2036 (136) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Griffith, Robert B.  
   Also known as: Dr. R.B. Griffith
Born: 19 Aug. 1876
Died: 31 May 1937
 
Notes:
The American Chess Magazine of Jan. 1899 (p.314) has both 'B.B. Griffith' (in error) and 'R. Griffith'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 150
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 233
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 215
   Skinner and Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, page 354
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 9, no. 10, Oct. 1912, page 234
   [ACMa], vol. 2, no. 6, Dec. 1898, page 255
   [ACMa], vol. 2, no. 7, Jan. 1899, page 314
Web
   [Chess News from Everywhere (LCM, vol.1, no.3, 1905)]

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

Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1) 1899         (f)     4   -   2
Pillsbury, H.N. - Griffith, R.B. 1899         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Lovegrove, W.R. - Griffith, R.B. 1902         (f)     2   -   1
Hallwegen, G. - Griffith, R.B. 1909         (c)     3   -   0
Reshevsky, S.H. - Griffith, R.B. 1921         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1898 (4)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, First Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Boehm, H.G.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1898 (5)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Second Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Boehm, H.G.     1 - 0    
New York 1898 (4)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Third Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Meyer, A.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1898 (5)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Fourth Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1899 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1)     1 - 0    
  Griffith, R.B. - Robinson, D.S.     0 - 1    
  Griffith, R.B. - Sweeney, F.     1 - 0    
  Griffith, R.B. - Hubbard (2)     1 - 0    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1899     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Franklin, W.S.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Hanham, J.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (5)     Franklin Club Tournament - Class A    
  Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1)     2 - 0    
New York 1900 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Roething, O.     1 - 0    
Los Angeles 1900     Los Angeles Club Tournament     10  /  11
Philadelphia 1900     15th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8.5  /  18
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1902 (1)     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Howe, A.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1902 (2)     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Martin, T.H.     1 - 0    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1916     San Francisco - Southern California Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Clarke, E.J.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2021