Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  206  2030 (114) 2
1862  208  2025 (111) 0
1863  206  2020 (107) 0
1864  220  2014 (102) 3
1865  226  2013 (101) 0
1866  249  2012 (99) 3
1867  244  2006 (100) 0
1868  249  2000 (100) 0
1869  260  1994 (99) 0
1870  283  1988 (98) 0
1871  292  1981 (96) 3
1872  311  1974 (99) 3
1873  336  1960 (103) 0
1874  339  1945 (105) 0
1875  364  1931 (107) 0
1876  388  1917 (108) 0
1877  397  1903 (109) 0
1878  411  1889 (110) 3
1879  428  1874 (110) 0
1880  451  1859 (110) 0
1881  531  1844 (110) 0
1882  612  1829 (109) 0
1883  700  1814 (108) 2
1884  769  1811 (109) 0
1885  723  1807 (109) 3
1886  725  1796 (113) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Roberton, James Paterson  
Born: 1834
Died:
 
Notes:
Was his surname 'Roberton' or 'Robertson'? Steve Mann gives his year of birth as 1833 or 1834. I am guessing that the 'J. Roberton' who played for Glasgow against Dundee in 1866 and in the East vs. West of Scotland matches of 1871 and 1872 was the Huddersfield player, who we know was originally from Scotland. That player is listed as 'Roberton' (rather than 'Robertson') in the Glasgow Herald of 6 May 1872 (p.5).
 
References
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1883, page 69
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 15, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 26, Feb. 1861, page 41
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 6, June 1866, page 191
   [GH], no. 10093, 6 May 1872, page 5
   [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. 1257, 30 Apr. 1864, page 435
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [LeM], no. 14685, 2 May 1885, page 7
   [LW], 27 Jan. 1883
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1864: Huddersfield-Bradford Match 1]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - James P Roberton]

Tournament data

Wakefield 1861     Huddersfield - Wakefield Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Fawcett, J.A.     2 - 0    
Huddersfield 1864 (1)     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Heselton, J.A.     2 - 1    
Bradford 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Richardson, G.     3 - 0    
Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Patullo, G.A.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Scott, P.     1 - 2    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Macfie, C.     2 - 1    
Dewsbury 1878     Dewsbury - Huddersfield Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Gledhill, G.H.     3 - 0    
Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Glass, L.     0 - 2    
Penistone 1885     Sheffield and District - Huddersfield and Holmfirth Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Lamb, F. (1)     1 - 1    
Wakefield 1885 (5)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class D    
  Roberton, J.P. - Wright, F.H.     0 - 1    
Huddersfield 1886 (7)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class B, Section 3    
  Roberton, J.P. - Barton, J.W. (2)     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018