Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  202  2047 (112) 2
1862  206  2044 (109) 0
1863  201  2040 (104) 0
1864  217  2036 (99) 3
1865  232  2037 (97) 0
1866  255  2037 (95) 3
1867  244  2031 (95) 0
1868  256  2026 (95) 0
1869  262  2020 (93) 0
1870  278  2014 (91) 0
1871  301  2009 (88) 3
1872  316  2003 (89) 3
1873  340  1988 (94) 0
1874  380  1972 (98) 0
1875  418  1956 (101) 0
1876  404  1941 (103) 0
1877  409  1925 (104) 0
1878  434  1909 (105) 3
1879  450  1894 (107) 0
1880  490  1878 (107) 0
1881  569  1863 (107) 0
1882  642  1847 (107) 0
1883  715  1832 (106) 2
1884  797  1827 (107) 0
1885  761  1823 (107) 3
1886  768  1811 (112) 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
Books
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 154
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: 3 Apr. 2022