Mortimer, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  142  2186 (75) 11
1863  127  2208 (70) 1
1864  117  2234 (64) 11
1865  118  2240 (63) 9
1866  122  2237 (65) 0
1867  120  2235 (62) 10
1868  126  2227 (67) 0
1869  132  2220 (69) 13
1870  133  2220 (76) 0
1871  135  2220 (81) 0
1872  135  2219 (84) 0
1873  137  2219 (86) 0
1874  140  2219 (87) 0
1875  142  2219 (86) 0
1876  135  2218 (84) 0
1877  130  2218 (81) 0
1878  135  2218 (76) 0
1879  135  2218 (70) 4
1880  140  2223 (66) 0
1881  151  2229 (59) 6
1882  154  2237 (55) 0
1883  162  2245 (45) 30
1884  179  2249 (47) 0
1885  180  2252 (39) 21
1886  169  2263 (34) 45
1887  188  2251 (39) 9
1888  154  2292 (33) 51
1889  165  2289 (37) 15
1890  142  2307 (35) 32
1891  156  2298 (38) 19
1892  189  2275 (42) 11
1893  185  2275 (44) 1
1894  182  2279 (35) 74
1895  229  2245 (44) 0
1896  263  2212 (41) 25
1897  283  2195 (51) 0
1898  317  2179 (54) 2
1899  346  2166 (52) 0
1900  374  2154 (44) 22
1901  391  2150 (40) 17
1902  435  2131 (36) 39
1903  417  2145 (36) 20
1904  427  2156 (31) 59
1905  443  2153 (38) 15
1906  470  2143 (40) 11
1907  493  2135 (35) 45
1908  491  2144 (37) 19
1909  624  2100 (40) 17
1910  656  2073 (42) 17
1911  768  2036 (50) 16

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Mortimer, James  
Born: 22 Apr. 1833
Died: 24 Feb. 1911
 
Notes:
Golombek has birth date 02-04-1833. Gaige has birth date 22-04-1833. Hilbert reports an alterate birth date of 22-04-1832 given in the British Chess Magazine of 1905, but thinks Gaige probably correct. Sergeant also gives 22-04-1832.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 312
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 89
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 324, 965
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 291
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 205
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 105
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 231, 578
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 95, 255, 269
   Hilbert, Napier, page 132
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 92
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 218
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 264
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 315, 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 154, 255
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 183
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 87
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 218
   Zavatarelli, Gloomy Fate of Arthur Towle Marriott, page 95
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 187
Periodicals
   [NR], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1862, page 8
   [PF], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1865, page 355
Web
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [James Mortimer]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Discart, F.F. - Mortimer, J. 1862         (c)     10   -   1
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1864         (f)     7   -   4
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1865         (f)     5   -   2
Rosenthal, S. - Mortimer, J. 1867         (f)     7.5   -   2.5
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (1)         (f)     5   -   0
Neumann, G.R.L. - Mortimer, J. 1869 (2)         (f)     5   -   0
Blackburne, J.H. - Mortimer, J. 1869         (c)     2   -   1
Beskrovny, M.S. - Mortimer, J. 1879         (c)     2   -   2
Barnes, A.P. - Mortimer, J. 1881         (c)     3   -   3
Mortimer, J. - Hunter, A. 1888         (f)     5   -   3
Gunsberg, I.A. - Mortimer, J. 1889         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
Albin, A. - Mortimer, J. 1894         (c)     54   -   20
Trenchard, H.W. - Mortimer, J. 1896         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Jones, Ed.O. - Mortimer, J. 1901         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1903         (f)     4   -   0
Leonhardt, P.S. - Mortimer, J. 1904         (f)     6.5   -   1.5
Marshall, F.J. - Mortimer, J. 1905         (f)     4   -   0

Tournament data

Paris 1863     Café de la Régence Grand Tournoi    
  Mortimer, J. - Guibert, A.M.     0 - 1    
Paris 1865     Grand tournoi de la Régence    
  Mortimer, J. - Duclos, E.P.     1 - 0          Mortimer, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Mortimer, J. - Rosenthal, S.     0 - 1    
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     5  /  30
London, England 1885 (8)     British Chess Association - Ruskin Prize Tournament     5  /  6
London, England 1885 (9)     British Chess Association Tournament     6  /  15
London, England 1886 (5)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tourney     4  /  12
London, England 1886 (8)     British Chess Club Triangular Tournament     17  /  33
London, England 1887 (4)     3rd British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     0  /  9
London, England 1888 (7)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     7.5  /  14
London, England 1888 (8)     British Chess Club Handicap     6.5  /  14
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     5.5  /  16
London, England 1889 (5)     5th British Chess Association Tournament     3  /  10
London, England 1890 (3)     British Chess Club - Manchester Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Miniati, N.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (4)     Simpson's Divan Handicap     5.5  /  12
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     8.5  /  19
London, England 1891 (2)     British Chess Club - City of London Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Zangwill, L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1891 (7)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney - Summer     5.5  /  9
London, England 1891 (8)     Simpson's Divan Level Tourney     4  /  9
London, England 1892 (4)     7th British Chess Association Congress - Master Tournament     3.5  /  11
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Bilborough, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Cole, H.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1896 (6)     Simpson's Divan Tournament     4  /  11
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Gattie, W.M.     1 - 0    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Ballard, W.R.     0 - 1    
Paris 1900     Paris International Tournament     3  /  18
London, England 1900 (2)     Simpson's Divan Tourney     0.5  /  4
Folkestone 1901 (1)     3nd Kent County Chess Association Tournament - Section I     2  /  5
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     1  /  19
Tunbridge Wells 1902     4th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  9
Norwich, Norfolk 1902     Southern Counties Chess Union Tournament     2.5  /  11
Canterbury 1903     5th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     4  /  8
Plymouth 1903 (2)     Southern Counties Chess Union Congress - Class I, Section B     4.5  /  8
Brighton 1904     Brighton Tournament     5  /  8
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     4  /  16
Hastings 1904 (1)     London League - Three Unions Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Brown, Fred     0 - 1    
Hastings 1904 (5)     1st British Chess Federation Congress - 1st Class Amateur Section B     3.5  /  9
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     3.5  /  17
Southport 1905 (3)     2nd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section A     6.5  /  10
London, England 1905 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Mortimer, J. - Hamond, F.E.     0 - 1    
Shrewsbury 1906 (3)     3rd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class Amateur Tournament     7  /  11
Ostend 1907 (3)     Ostend Master Tournament     5  /  28
London, England 1907 (6)     17th City of London Club Championship     4  /  17
London, England 1908     18th City of London Club Championship     10  /  19
London, England 1909 (2)     19th City of London Club Championship     5  /  17
London, England 1910 (2)     20th City of London Club Championship     6  /  17
London, England 1911 (2)     21st City of London Club Championship     2.5  /  16


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022