Griffith, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1898  102  2341 (65) 4
1899  94  2367 (51) 16
1900  108  2347 (47) 20
1901  130  2325 (59) 0
1902  160  2302 (66) 5
1903  197  2276 (75) 0
1904  255  2250 (81) 0
1905  305  2224 (86) 0
1906  363  2198 (90) 0
1907  420  2172 (93) 0
1908  466  2146 (95) 0
1909  546  2119 (95) 3
1910  555  2113 (101) 0
1911  610  2106 (105) 0
1912  616  2100 (109) 0
1913  622  2093 (112) 0
1914  598  2087 (115) 0
1915  582  2080 (117) 0
1916  589  2074 (119) 1
1917  596  2064 (123) 0
1918  635  2054 (127) 0
1919  647  2045 (131) 0
1920  720  2035 (134) 0
1921  782  2025 (137) 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    
Philadelphia 1900     15th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8.5  /  18
Los Angeles 1900     Los Angeles Club Tournament     10  /  11
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