Parratt, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  122  2223 (65) 9
1860  134  2196 (56) 29
1861  130  2221 (63) 2
1862  120  2229 (68) 0
1863  108  2237 (70) 0
1864  112  2245 (70) 5
1865  98  2259 (73) 0
1866  96  2273 (73) 4
1867  89  2290 (77) 0
1868  81  2307 (78) 0
1869  73  2324 (78) 2
1870  71  2326 (79) 0
1871  72  2328 (80) 1
1872  71  2332 (79) 0
1873  68  2335 (77) 4
1874  79  2313 (78) 3
1875  89  2308 (84) 2
1876  88  2298 (92) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Parratt, Walter  
   Also known as: Sir Walter Parratt
Born: 10 Feb. 1841
Died: 27 Mar. 1924
 
Notes:
Spinrad says obituary appeared August 4, 1892, but Gaige gives death date 27-03-1924. The Liverpool Mercury of 25 May 1871 (p.3) has 'Porratt'. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Dec. 1873 (p.377) has 'U. Parratt'. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1874 (p.50) has 'H. Parratt'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 320
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 239
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 294, 296, 303, 344
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 12
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 2, Mar. 1875, page 36
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1859, page 190
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 15, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 12, Dec. 1873, page 377
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 50, 57
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 7, July 1864, page 205
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 8, Aug. 1869, page 246
   [Era], vol. 26, no. 1341, 5 June 1864, page 5
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1603, 13 June 1869, page 7
   [Fld], 4 Apr. 1874
   [HCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Apr. 1873, page 136
   [ILN], vol. 30, no. 859, 16 May 1857, page 472
   [ILN], vol. 36, no. 1017, 18 Feb. 1860, page 166
   [ILN], vol. 36, no. 1034, 2 June 1860, page 542
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1125, 4 Jan. 1862, page 30
   [ILN], vol. 44, no. 1263, 11 June 1864, page 579
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1543, 12 June 1869, page 603
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1804, 21 Mar. 1874, page 283
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1853, 13 Feb. 1875, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1911, 11 Mar. 1876, page 263
   [LiM], no. 7281, 25 May 1871, page 3
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match], page 5
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Thomas and Walter Parratt]
   Priestley, Edgar.  [A 'Pride Of Huddersfield' Man]
   Saunders, John.  [Varsity Oxford-Cambridge Match: Pen Pictures of Players]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [When Blindfold Chess Became Easy], page 10
   [History of the Huddersfield Chess Club]

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

Parratt, W. - Shepherd, E. 1859         (c)     2   -   0
Parratt, W. - Werner, M.G.E. 1859         (c)     1   -   0
Parratt, W. - Young, J.W. (2) 1859         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Parratt, W. - Robinson, W.L. 1859         (c)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Parratt, W. 1860         (f)     9   -   5      Watkinson, J. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Werner, M.G.E. - Parratt, W. 1860         (f)     8   -   6
Parratt, W. - Skipworth, A.B. 1869         (f)     2   -   0

Tournament data

Huddersfield and Manchester 1859     4th West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting    
  Parratt, W. - Cadman, R.     1 - 0    
  Parratt, W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Bradford 1860 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament - Leading Section    
  Parratt, W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Leeds 1861 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament    
  Parratt, W. - Cadman, R.     1 - 0    
  Parratt, W. - Thorold, E.     1 - 0    
Worcester, England 1864     Worcester Club - Worcestershire County Match    
  Parratt, W. - Zachary, F.D.     2 - 1    
Huddersfield 1864 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament    
  Parratt, W. - Marsden, D.     1 - 0    
  Parratt, W. - Latham, T.S.     0 - 1    
Worcester, England 1866     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Parratt, W. - Kempson, S.G.     2 - 0    
Birmingham 1866 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Parratt, W. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1871     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Parratt, W. - Steinkuhler, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1873 (1)     1st Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  Parratt, W. - de Soyres, J.     2 - 0    
Oxford 1873     Bristol and Clifton Club - Oxford University Club Match    
  Parratt, W. - Mosely, L.     2 - 0    
London, England 1874 (3)     2nd Oxford - Cambridge University Match    
  Parratt, W. - de Soyres, J.     1 - 2    
Oxford 1875     Oxford University Club Handicap    
  Parratt, W. - Brook, C.L.     1 - 1          Parratt, W. gave odds of a knight
Oxford 1876     Oxford University Club - Birmingham Club Match    
  Parratt, W. - Ryder, J.F.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022