McArthur, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1882  363  1986 (101) 2
1883  395  2002 (96) 0
1884  404  2018 (91) 3
1885  384  2042 (90) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: McArthur, William  
   Also known as: Sergeant Major William McArthur
Born: Feb. 1829
Died: 1888
 
Notes:
Gaige has 'McArthur, Sgt.-Maj. G.' but Land and Water (25 Feb. 1882) has 'W. McArthur' and Harding has 'Sergeant Major W. McArthur'. Land and Water (2 Feb. 1884, p.108) has 'W. MacArthur'. I am guessing that these are the same person, and that Gaige confused the initial with that of the Rev. G. McArthur, of Scotland.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 275
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 410
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, Apr. 1883, page 145
   [BCM], vol. 8, Apr. 1888, page 186, 212
   [CPC], vol. 6, 31 May 1882, page 262
   [LW], 25 Feb. 1882
   [LW], 24 Mar. 1883, page 230
   [LW], 2 Feb. 1884, page 108
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Early Games of Chess by Telephone], page 7

Tournament data

Chichester 1882     Brighton Club - Chichester Club Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Butler, H.W.     0 - 2    
London 1884 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Cooper, W.     0 - 2    
Brighton 1884 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Smith, A. (3)     0.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1884 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Burroughs, F.C.     0.5 - 1.5    
London 1885 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Heath, E.H.     1 - 1    
Brighton 1885 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Erskine, H.     1.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1885 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Rees, L.P.     0 - 1    
Sussex 1885     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  McArthur, W. (1) - Smith, A. (3)     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2014