Owen, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1855  53  2341 (49) 73
1856  44  2361 (50) 8
1857  32  2412 (51) 3
1858  27  2449 (45) 40
1859  24  2471 (52) 0
1860  21  2492 (51) 8
1861  23  2481 (51) 9
1862  22  2482 (49) 16
1863  23  2465 (55) 0
1864  24  2448 (56) 4
1865  26  2435 (57) 0
1866  33  2422 (52) 13
1867  37  2410 (54) 0
1868  40  2398 (51) 6
1869  34  2416 (47) 10
1870  35  2409 (45) 21
1871  35  2403 (47) 6
1872  40  2392 (46) 12
1873  34  2401 (46) 7
1874  28  2420 (42) 30
1875  36  2414 (46) 5
1876  39  2405 (44) 26
1877  41  2387 (52) 0
1878  49  2369 (53) 11
1879  52  2361 (57) 0
1880  63  2353 (55) 0
1881  72  2345 (47) 17
1882  80  2333 (45) 9
1883  88  2354 (44) 9
1884  83  2370 (39) 33
1885  103  2335 (43) 11
1886  97  2347 (47) 6
1887  100  2341 (47) 2
1888  97  2355 (39) 29
1889  97  2348 (44) 2
1890  97  2352 (38) 29
1891  127  2321 (44) 10
1892  149  2301 (50) 0
1893  169  2282 (48) 8
1894  157  2292 (48) 2
1895  146  2305 (43) 21
1896  177  2278 (47) 3
1897  187  2266 (45) 16
1898  194  2265 (49) 14
1899  215  2251 (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
   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
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1861, page 165
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Aug. 1870, page 121
   [ILN], vol. 22, 21 May 1853, page 403
   [ILN], vol. 40, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [WP], vol. 1, 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
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
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: 5 May 2020