Owen, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1855  57  2342 (48) 73
1856  46  2367 (49) 8
1857  31  2426 (48) 9
1858  28  2454 (43) 40
1859  22  2473 (51) 0
1860  21  2492 (50) 8
1861  22  2481 (51) 9
1862  21  2482 (48) 16
1863  24  2464 (55) 0
1864  27  2447 (56) 4
1865  28  2434 (57) 0
1866  39  2421 (51) 13
1867  44  2408 (54) 0
1868  49  2396 (51) 6
1869  40  2411 (47) 10
1870  41  2405 (44) 21
1871  43  2399 (47) 6
1872  49  2387 (45) 13
1873  40  2401 (46) 7
1874  34  2423 (41) 30
1875  39  2416 (46) 5
1876  41  2406 (44) 26
1877  48  2386 (52) 0
1878  56  2365 (53) 11
1879  65  2356 (57) 0
1880  76  2346 (55) 0
1881  83  2337 (47) 17
1882  90  2323 (45) 9
1883  98  2343 (44) 9
1884  93  2360 (39) 33
1885  114  2326 (43) 11
1886  106  2339 (46) 6
1887  113  2331 (47) 2
1888  104  2344 (39) 29
1889  104  2337 (44) 2
1890  105  2341 (38) 29
1891  135  2310 (44) 10
1892  168  2290 (50) 0
1893  181  2270 (48) 8
1894  173  2282 (48) 2
1895  164  2293 (42) 21
1896  189  2267 (47) 3
1897  199  2256 (45) 16
1898  216  2254 (49) 14
1899  235  2241 (62) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Owen, John  
   Also known as: Alter; Rev. John Owen
Born: 8 Apr. 1827
Died: 24 Nov. 1901
 
Notes:
Feenstra Kuiper and Golombek say born 1 July; Gaige says born 8 Apr.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 9, 39, 41
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 63, 77, 79
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachturniere, page 277
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 91
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 129, 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 315
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 231
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 65, 143
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 35, 224, 579
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 40
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 236
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 147
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 95, 239
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 81
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 4, Aug. 1870, page 121
   [ILN], vol. 22, no. 623, 21 May 1853, page 403
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 11, Feb. 1869, page 122
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Rev. John Owen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Goes to England]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

Owen, J. - Kipping, J.S. 1855 (1)         (f)     11   -   6
Owen, J. - Ralli, D. 1855         (f)     7.5   -   5.5
Owen, J. - Kipping, J.S. 1855 (2)         (f)     4.5   -   11.5
Owen, J. - Kipping, J.S. 1855 (3)         (f)     11   -   7
Owen, J. - Kipping, J.S. 1855 (4)         (f)     3   -   6
Buckle, H.T. - Owen, J. 1857         (s)     3   -   3
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (1)         (f)     8   -   3
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (2)         (f)     1   -   3
Boden, S.S. - Owen, J. 1858 (3)         (f)     5   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Owen, J. 1858 (1)         (c)     4   -   1
Morphy, P.C. - Owen, J. 1858 (2)         (f)     6   -   1      Morphy, P.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Kolisch, I. - Owen, J. 1860         (f)     4   -   4
Kolisch, I. - Owen, J. 1861         (c)     0   -   1      Kolisch, I. gave odds of pawn and move
Owen, J. - Lowenthal, J.J. 1864         (c)     2   -   2
Lowenthal, J.J. - Owen, J. 1866         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1868         (c)     3   -   3
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1871         (f)     4.5   -   1.5
Zukertort, J.H. - Owen, J. 1872         (c)     1   -   0
Wisker, J. - Owen, J. 1872         (f)     4   -   1
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1873         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (1)         (f)     4   -   0
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (2)         (f)     4   -   2
Owen, J. - Gossip, G.H.D. 1874         (f)     3   -   2
Owen, J. - Burn, A. 1874         (f)     5.5   -   9.5
Burn, A. - Owen, J. 1875         (f)     3   -   2
Burn, A. - Owen, J. 1876         (f)     10   -   4
Zukertort, J.H. - Owen, J. 1878         (f)     9.5   -   1.5
Blackburne, J.H. - Owen, J. 1881         (c)     3.5   -   0.5
Burn, A. - Owen, J. 1884         (c)     5   -   3
Burn, A. - Owen, J. 1888         (f)     3   -   5

Tournament data

London, England 1856 (2)     Ries' Divan Handicap Tournament    
  Owen, J. - Rickards     2.5 - 5.5    
Manchester 1857 (2)     1st British Chess Association Congress Minor Section    
  Owen, J. - Hague, J.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Medley, G.W.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Kling, J.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Francis, A.M.     1 - 0    
Birmingham and London, England 1858     2nd British Chess Association Congress    
  Owen, J. - Hampton, T.I.     2 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Salmon, G.     2 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Lowenthal, J.J.     0.5 - 2.5    
London, England 1861 (1)     Saint George's Chess Club Handicap Tournament    
  Owen, J. - Hay, A.     2 - 1          Owen, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Owen, J. - Hampton, T.I.     2 - 1    
  Owen, J. - Dawson, R.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Stewart, H.C.     1 - 0    
London, England 1862 (3)     British Chess Association Congress - Grand Tournament     10  /  16
Redcar 1866 (1)     North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     5  /  7
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     6.5  /  11
Liverpool 1870     Liverpool Club Tournament     11  /  15
London, England 1870 (3)     3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4  /  6
London, England 1872 (2)     4th British Chess Association Challenge Cup     3  /  7
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     9  /  12
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Potter, W.N.     0 - 2    
Leamington 1881     11th Counties Chess Association Meeting     7.5  /  9
Manchester 1881 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     1 - 1    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     4  /  9
Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Owen, J. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 0    
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     4  /  7
Manchester 1883     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1884 (1)     Liverpool Club Tournament     12  /  20
Liverpool 1884 (2)     1st Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Owen, J. - Barling, J.R.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Auerbach, J.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
Liverpool 1884 (3)     2nd Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Owen, J. - Burn, A.     1 - 0    
  Owen, J. - Imlach, G.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1884     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Owen, J. - Bennett, C.G.     1 - 0    
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     1.5  /  10
Liverpool 1885     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
Nottingham 1886 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division I     5  /  6
Liverpool 1887 (2)     Liverpool Club - Irish Chess Association Match    
  Owen, J. - Barnett, R.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1887 (3)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1888 (1)     Manchester and District - Liverpool and District Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jacobs, H.L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Donisthorpe, W.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1888 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Crum, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     5.5  /  17
Liverpool 1889 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Marshall, J. (1)     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1889 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
Cambridge 1890 (1)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     6  /  9
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     7.5  /  19
Manchester 1890 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Jones, H. (1)     1 - 0    
Oxford 1891 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Division I     4.5  /  9
Glasgow 1891 (2)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Barbier, G.E.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1892     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Haslam, E.     1 - 0    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Owen, J. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1    
Woodhall Spa 1893 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Section A     2.5  /  7
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Owen, J. - Hoffer, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (2)     Oxford Past - Cambridge Past Match    
  Owen, J. - Locock, C.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
Llandudno 1895 (1)     3rd Craigside Tournament     4  /  6
Llandudno 1895 (2)     4th Craigside Tournament     2  /  4
Hastings 1895 (3)     7th British Amateur Championship - Section III     6  /  7
  Owen, J. - Maroczy, G.     0 - 1    
Hastings 1895 (6)     7th British Amateur Championship - Consolation Tourney     0  /  3
Llandudno 1896 (2)     6th Craigside Tournament     1  /  3
Llandudno 1897 (1)     7th Craigside Tournament     3  /  9
Llandudno 1897 (3)     Llandudno Handicap Tournament - Section B     2.5  /  6
Liverpool 1897 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Owen, J. - Wahltuch, V.L.     1 - 0    
Llandudno 1898 (1)     8th Craigside Tournament     4.5  /  10
Llandudno 1898 (2)     Llandudno Handicap Tournament - Section A     2  /  4
Llandudno 1899     9th Craigside Tournament     1  /  3


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021