Witton, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  537  1982 (96) 1
1885  514  1995 (89) 1
1886  503  1996 (82) 0
1887  504  1996 (74) 9
1888  466  2015 (75) 0
1889  439  2034 (73) 0
1890  439  2053 (69) 0
1891  416  2072 (61) 12
1892  435  2076 (60) 16
1893  463  2064 (68) 2
1894  495  2055 (74) 0
1895  511  2046 (78) 0
1896  513  2037 (79) 0
1897  525  2029 (79) 1
1898  561  2013 (79) 1
1899  584  2006 (77) 1
1900  577  2008 (76) 1
1901  580  2014 (74) 1
1902  596  2010 (70) 1
1903  620  1994 (66) 1
1904  669  1985 (58) 10
1905  760  1937 (55) 15
1906  785  1929 (55) 9
1907  812  1926 (55) 19
1908  848  1873 (61) 11
1909  925  1877 (73) 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