Lister, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  539  1940 (66) 4
1884  607  1925 (56) 20
1885  616  1906 (64) 0
1886  640  1888 (69) 0
1887  625  1870 (71) 0
1888  632  1851 (70) 7
1889  620  1861 (76) 0
1890  629  1871 (80) 0
1891  632  1881 (83) 0
1892  653  1891 (83) 0
1893  664  1901 (83) 0
1894  673  1911 (81) 0
1895  648  1921 (78) 0
1896  619  1931 (73) 0
1897  607  1941 (65) 8
1898  594  1945 (67) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Lister, James  
Born: 1830
Died: 1912
 
Notes:
Forster gives date of death as 'c1912'. There were three members of the Liverpool Club with the name 'James Lister'. One became a member in 1843 and another in 1847. Then a 'Lister, James, Junr.' became a member in 1885. The James Lister who was vice-president of the Liverpool Club in 1882 and president in 1883 and 1885 was presumably not this third junior James Lister, who was not a member in time. However, Forster gives his date of birth as 1830, so he would have been only about 13 years old when the first James Lister became a member of the Liverpool Club. This first James Lister is probably the one who appears in the Chess Player's Chronicle and La Palamède in the years 1845 and 1846. The James Lister who was active in the early 1880s was thus probably the second one, who became a member of the Liverpool Club in 1847 at about age 17.
 
References
Books
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 29, 59, 77, 78
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 680, 963
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, Feb. 1883, page 69
   [LW], 27 Jan. 1883
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]

Tournament data

Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Lister, J. - Hudson, J.G.     2 - 0    
Manchester 1883     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Lister, J. - Lowenthal, F.     1 - 1    
Liverpool 1884 (1)     Liverpool Club Tournament     6  /  16      odds player in a knight class
Liverpool 1884 (2)     1st Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Lister, J. - Leather, R.K.     0.5 - 1.5    
Liverpool 1884 (3)     2nd Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Lister, J. - Bailey, H.A.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1884     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Lister, J. - Blythe, G.     2 - 0    
Liverpool 1888 (2)     Liverpool Club Handicap - Winners' Group     2  /  8      odds player in a rook class
Llandudno 1897 (2)     Llandudno Handicap Tournament - Section A     4.5  /  7      odds player in a knight class
  Lister, J. - Gunston, W.H.     0 - 1          Gunston, W.H. gave odds of a knight
Llandudno 1898 (2)     Llandudno Handicap Tournament - Section A     5  /  9      odds player in a knight class


Player information updated: 24 May 2014