Scott, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1857  181  1848 (117) 3
1858  190  1853 (116) 0
1859  219  1858 (115) 0
1860  239  1864 (113) 0
1861  240  1869 (111) 0
1862  238  1874 (108) 0
1863  246  1879 (105) 0
1864  249  1884 (101) 6
1865  266  1903 (105) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Scott, William  
   Also known as: Dr. William Scott
Born: 1829
Died: 2 July 1907
 
Notes:
Not to be confused with 'W.H. Scott', of the Halifax (Yorkshire) Chess Club. The fact that they are distinct is indicated by the presence of both in a list of players at the West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting of 22 May 1858 appearing in the Illustrated London News of 5 June 1858 (p.567). Could this be the same 'Dr. Scott', however, as the one who captained the Tynemouth team in the Newcastle - Tynemouth Club match in Mar. 1866 (see Illustrated London News, 10 Mar. 1866, p.243)? Also, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper of 24 Jul. 1858 has a game played by a John Watkinson in Montreal, against W. Scott 'of the Huddersfield Chess Club'. Of course, John Watkinson was also of Huddersfield. Could the two of them have been visiting Montreal together?
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 1, 5, 41
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1854, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 4, May 1856, page 155
   [CPC], vol. 1, June 1859, page 190, cover
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 May 1867, page 156
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 121
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Aug. 1869, page 246
   [Era], vol. 17, 5 Nov. 1854, page 6
   [Era], vol. 19, 10 May 1857, page 13
   [Era], vol. 19, 26 July 1857, page 12
   [Era], vol. 21, 15 May 1859, page 14
   [Era], vol. 31, 18 Oct. 1868, page 5
   [Era], vol. 31, 13 June 1869, page 7
   [FLIN], 24 July 1858
   [ILN], vol. 30, 16 May 1857, page 472
   [ILN], vol. 30, 20 June 1857, page 616
   [ILN], vol. 31, 14 Nov. 1857, page 494
   [ILN], vol. 32, 5 June 1858, page 567
   [ILN], vol. 44, 30 Apr. 1864, page 435
   [ILN], vol. 45, 3 Dec. 1864, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 53, 17 Oct. 1868, page 386
   [ILN], vol. 54, 12 June 1869, page 603
   [ILN], vol. 60, 6 Apr. 1872, page 339
   [ILN], vol. 64, 6 June 1874, page 547
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1856: Huddersfield v Wakefield Match]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1857: Halifax CC Annual Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Dr. William Scott]

Tournament data

Leeds 1857 (1)     Leeds - Huddersfield Club Tournament, Section 1     0.5  /  3
Huddersfield or Bradford (?) 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Scott, W. (2) - Fieldsend, W.     1 - 2    
Huddersfield and Sheffield 1864     Huddersfield - Sheffield Club Match    
  Scott, W. (2) - Cockayne, W.     0.5 - 2.5    
Bradford and Huddersfield 1865     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Scott, W. (2) - Fieldsend, W.     3 - 0    


Player information updated: 23 Aug. 2019