Macdonald, Donald




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  354  1776 (181) 6
1866  391  1781 (179) 0
1867  373  1785 (176) 0
1868  385  1789 (174) 9
1869  391  1794 (171) 0
1870  437  1800 (168) 0
1871  473  1806 (166) 0
1872  482  1811 (163) 0
1873  511  1817 (159) 0
1874  534  1823 (156) 0
1875  558  1828 (153) 0
1876  500  1834 (149) 0
1877  476  1839 (145) 0
1878  478  1845 (141) 0
1879  478  1851 (136) 0
1880  491  1856 (131) 0
1881  552  1862 (126) 0
1882  605  1868 (121) 0
1883  667  1873 (114) 0
1884  724  1879 (108) 1
1885  677  1892 (102) 0
1886  657  1905 (97) 0
1887  620  1918 (90) 9
1888  640  1902 (91) 0
1889  645  1886 (91) 0
1890  696  1870 (90) 0
1891  723  1853 (87) 0
1892  778  1837 (83) 1
1893  803  1826 (79) 1
1894  831  1822 (73) 8
1895  814  1838 (73) 11
1896  819  1821 (80) 0
1897  855  1803 (86) 0
1898  855  1785 (89) 0
1899  889  1768 (92) 0
1900  916  1750 (93) 0
1901  950  1732 (93) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Macdonald, Donald Francis  
Born: 22 Jan. 1832
Died: 8 Aug. 1910
 
Notes:
The Australian Chess Annual of 1896 has 'D.R. Macdonald' on p.35, but 'Donald Francis Macdonald' on p.64. Gaige gives date of birth as 22-12-1832; the South Australian Register of 24 Mar. 1894 (p.7) and his obituary in the Adelaide Observer of 20 Aug. 1910 (p.50) give date of birth as 22-01-1832.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 35, 59, 64, 68
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 260
Periodicals
   [AO], vol. 67, no. 5294, 20 Aug. 1910, page 50
   [SAR], vol. 59, no. 14777, 24 Mar. 1894, page 7

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

Macdonald, D.F. - Bird, J. 1865         (f)     5   -   1
Macdonald, D.F. - Lamport, T.W. 1868         (f)     6   -   3

Tournament data

Sydney and Adelaide 1884     4th New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Macdonald, D.F. - Russell, G.A.     0 - 1    
Adelaide 1887 (2)     Australian Jubilee Congress - Minor Tournament     7  /  9
Melbourne and Adelaide 1892     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Macdonald, D.F. - Hall, G.B.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Adelaide 1893     5th New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Macdonald, D.F. - Scott, P.M.     0 - 1    
Adelaide 1894     1st South Australia Championship     1  /  8
Adelaide 1895 (2)     2nd South Australia Championship     5  /  10
Sydney and Adelaide 1895     New South Wales - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Macdonald, D.F. - Hirst, R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Adelaide 1901 (1)     5th South Australia Championship     1  /  7


Player information updated: 6 May 2022