Owen, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1855  57  2342 (48) 73
1856  47  2367 (49) 8
1857  30  2426 (48) 9
1858  28  2454 (43) 40
1859  23  2473 (51) 0
1860  21  2492 (50) 8
1861  23  2481 (51) 9
1862  21  2481 (48) 16
1863  24  2463 (55) 0
1864  27  2445 (56) 4
1865  28  2431 (56) 0
1866  39  2418 (51) 13
1867  41  2405 (54) 0
1868  46  2393 (51) 6
1869  38  2410 (47) 10
1870  39  2403 (45) 21
1871  38  2397 (47) 6
1872  44  2386 (46) 12
1873  38  2395 (46) 7
1874  33  2415 (42) 30
1875  41  2408 (46) 5
1876  41  2399 (44) 26
1877  47  2381 (52) 0
1878  53  2363 (53) 11
1879  60  2354 (57) 0
1880  71  2345 (55) 0
1881  77  2337 (47) 17
1882  87  2324 (45) 9
1883  94  2345 (44) 9
1884  90  2362 (39) 33
1885  108  2330 (43) 11
1886  101  2344 (47) 6
1887  106  2337 (47) 2
1888  99  2350 (39) 29
1889  101  2343 (44) 2
1890  102  2347 (38) 29
1891  134  2316 (44) 10
1892  155  2297 (50) 0
1893  177  2278 (48) 8
1894  165  2289 (48) 2
1895  152  2301 (42) 21
1896  181  2274 (47) 3
1897  192  2263 (45) 16
1898  205  2261 (49) 14
1899  220  2247 (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
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: 6 Mar. 2021