Witton, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  560  1977 (96) 1
1885  539  1990 (89) 1
1886  525  1990 (82) 0
1887  529  1990 (74) 9
1888  500  2009 (75) 0
1889  460  2028 (73) 0
1890  456  2047 (69) 0
1891  431  2066 (61) 12
1892  445  2071 (59) 16
1893  477  2060 (67) 2
1894  504  2052 (74) 0
1895  520  2044 (77) 0
1896  526  2035 (79) 0
1897  543  2027 (79) 1
1898  590  2012 (78) 1
1899  606  2005 (77) 1
1900  604  2008 (76) 1
1901  609  2014 (73) 1
1902  631  2011 (70) 1
1903  654  1995 (65) 1
1904  705  1986 (58) 10
1905  790  1939 (54) 15
1906  813  1930 (55) 9
1907  837  1928 (54) 19
1908  884  1875 (60) 11
1909  962  1879 (72) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Witton, John George  
Born: 24 Jan. 1852
Died: 26 Apr. 1910
 
Notes:
Gaige and Di Felice give 'Witton, Joseph George'. OzBase gives the same in several events, but gives 'Witton, John G.' at Adelaide 1887. According to Tim Harding (personal communication), Paul Dunn cites several Australian newspapers with 'John G. Witton' also. The New Zealand Chess Chronicle of 27 Sep. 1887 (p.12, though mistakenly numbered as p.16) has 'D.G. Witton', incorrectly quoting the Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (20 Aug. 1887, p.413), which has 'J.G. Witton'.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 14, 51, 61
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 320
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 467
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 215, 582
Periodicals
   [NZCC], vol. 1, no. 3, 27 Sep. 1887, page 12
   [SMNA], vol. 44, no. 1415, 20 Aug. 1887, page 413
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [11th NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1884]
   Dunn, Paul.  [1902 NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match]
   Dunn, Paul.  [2nd Australian Championship 1887]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]

Tournament data

Sydney and Melbourne 1884     11th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Tullidge, W.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1885     12th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Heiman, D.     1 - 0    
Adelaide 1887 (1)     Australian Jubilee Congress - Major Tournament     2  /  9
Melbourne 1891     1st Victorian Championship     8  /  12
Sydney and Melbourne 1892     13th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Channon, Ja.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1892     2nd Victoria Championship     8.5  /  14
Melbourne and Adelaide 1892     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Harrison, W.F.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1893 (3)     Veterans - Non-veterans Team Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Connell, J.M.     1 - 0    
Melbourne and Adelaide 1893     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Pavia, V.J.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1897     17th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Ridley, W.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1898     18th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Miles, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Sydney and Melbourne 1899     19th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Jonas, W.H.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1900     20th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Turner, C.E.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Sydney and Melbourne 1901     21st New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Henderson, S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1902     22nd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1903     23rd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Wallis, F.J. (2)     0.5 - 0.5    
Melbourne 1904     11th Victoria Championship     5  /  9
Sydney and Melbourne 1904     24th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Taylour, H.     1 - 0    
Melbourne 1905 (1)     12th Victoria Championship     4.5  /  15
Sydney and Melbourne 1906     25th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, L.S.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1906     13th Victoria Championship     3.5  /  8
Sydney and Melbourne 1907     26th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, L.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Melbourne 1907     15th Victoria Championship     11  /  18
Melbourne 1908 (1)     16th Victoria Championship     2  /  11
Sydney and Melbourne 1909     28th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Cummings, E.L.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2021