Donaldson, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1837  19  2160 (132) 1
1838  20  2179 (130) 0
1839  25  2197 (127) 0
1840  24  2216 (125) 0
1841  27  2234 (122) 0
1842  34  2253 (118) 0
1843  38  2271 (115) 0
1844  37  2290 (110) 0
1845  38  2308 (105) 0
1846  39  2327 (100) 5
1847  33  2351 (93) 5
1848  29  2377 (86) 0
1849  31  2404 (77) 3
1850  28  2419 (71) 0
1851  28  2434 (62) 0
1852  23  2448 (49) 49
1853  33  2418 (62) 0
1854  35  2388 (70) 0
1855  44  2357 (76) 1
1856  58  2331 (82) 0
1857  64  2304 (86) 1
1858  73  2291 (91) 0
1859  84  2277 (95) 0
1860  90  2264 (98) 0
1861  98  2251 (100) 0
1862  97  2237 (101) 0
1863  98  2224 (101) 0
1864  105  2211 (101) 0
1865  110  2197 (101) 0
1866  121  2184 (99) 2
1867  122  2184 (102) 0
1868  118  2185 (103) 1
1869  118  2171 (107) 0
1870  134  2158 (110) 0
1871  135  2144 (113) 0
1872  148  2130 (115) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Donaldson, John  
   Also known as: Rev. John Donaldson; Delta
Born: 27 Mar. 1817
Died: 19 Apr. 1892
 
Notes:
Not to be confused with James Donaldson, who played in the London-Edinburgh correspondence match in the 1820s.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 10, 14, 40
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 96
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 143
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page lxviii, xxvi
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 192
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lx
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 9
   Williams, Souvenir of the Bristol Club, page 140
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1863, page supp.2
   [CPC], vol. 12, Sep. 1851, page 282
   [CPC], vol. 13, July 1852, page 210
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1855, page 103
   [CPM], vol. 2, Apr. 1866, page 109
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [CW], vol. 2, June 1866, page 110
   [Era], vol. 24, 20 July 1862, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 11, 24 July 1847, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 21, 3 July 1852, page 11
   [ILN], vol. 21, 24 July 1852, page 59
   [ILN], vol. 67, 7 Aug. 1875, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 69, 4 Nov. 1876, page 446
   [NR], vol. 1, Oct. 1860, page 316
   [NYC], 28 Sep. 1867
Web
   Sericano, C.  [Gerolamo Tassinari]

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

de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. - Donaldson, Jo. 1837         (c)     1   -   0      de la Bourdonnais, L.C.M. gave odds of a rook
Donaldson, Ja. - Donaldson, Jo. 1846         (c)     3   -   2
Bell, J.G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1847         (f)     3   -   2
Evans, W.D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Harrwitz, D. - Donaldson, Jo. 1849         (c)     1   -   1
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (1)         (c)     8.5   -   6.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Staunton, H. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Lowenthal, J.J. - Donaldson, Jo. 1852         (c)     15   -   15
Donaldson, Jo. - Bell, H.G. 1852         (c)     1.5   -   1.5
Donaldson, Jo. - Reid (3) 1853         (c)     1   -   0      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of a rook
Tassinari, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1855         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Salmon, G. - Donaldson, Jo. 1857         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1868         (c)     1   -   0
Donaldson, Jo. - Murray, A.K. 1872         (c)     1   -   1      Donaldson, Jo. gave odds of pawn and move
Donaldson, Jo. - James (1) 1877         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Donaldson, Jo. - Fraser, G.B.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017