Scott, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  375  1519 (156) 2
1867  357  1514 (153) 6
1868  360  1510 (156) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Scott, Alexander Morice  
   Also known as: Dr. A.M. Scott
Born: 1842
Died: 1878
 
Notes:
First and middle names supplied by Steve Mann (personal communication), who also gives me has date of christening as 17 May 1842, which suggests that he was born in 1842, though there seem to be some indications that it could have been as early as 1839. Steve Mann concludes that his date of birth is unclear. I will use 1842 as a tentative date. The Chess World of May 1868 (vol.4, p.64) lists 'M. Scott' in the D and E tournaments of the Northumberland and Durham Chess Association in South Shields, but the Westminster Papers of Apr. 1868 (p.11) has 'Dr. Scott' so I am guessing that this was actually Dr. Alexander Morice Scott. Perhaps he sometimes used his middle name.
 
References
Books
   NDCA, Northumberland and Durham Chess Association Meeting, page 3, 12
Periodicals
   [CW], vol. 1, June 1865, page 124
   [CW], vol. 2, Mar. 1866, page 22
   [CW], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 316
   [CW], vol. 3, Apr. 1867, page 60
   [CW], vol. 4, Apr. 1868, page 32
   [CW], vol. 4, May 1868, page 64
   [Era], vol. 29, 7 Apr. 1867, page 6
   [Era], vol. 29, 5 May 1867, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 48, 10 Mar. 1866, page 243
   [ILN], vol. 48, 31 Mar. 1866, page 323
   [ILN], vol. 48, 14 Apr. 1866, page 371
   [WP], vol. 1, Apr. 1868, page 11

Tournament data

North Shields 1866     Newcastle - Tynemouth Club Match    
  Scott, A.M. - Stokoe, T.Y.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1866 (1)     Newcastle - Tynemouth Club Match    
  Scott, A.M. - Peart     1 - 0    
North Shields 1867 (1)     Newcastle and Gateshead - Tynemouth and South Shields Club Match    
  Scott, A.M. - Dickinson, H.D.     1 - 0    
Newcastle 1867     Newcastle - Tynemouth and South Shields Club Match    
  Scott, A.M. - Smith, J.K.     0 - 1    
North Shields 1867 (3)     Northumberland and Durham Chess Association - Tourney B    
  Scott, A.M. - Charleton, J.     0 - 1          Charleton, J. gave odds of a knight
North Shields 1867 (5)     Northumberland and Durham Chess Association - Tourney D1    
  Scott, A.M. - Bolch, A.     1 - 0    
  Scott, A.M. - Borring, E.     0 - 1    
North Shields 1867 (7)     Northumberland and Durham Chess Association - Tourney D3    
  Scott, A.M. - Woodmass, F.     1 - 0    
  Scott, A.M. - Little, G.     1 - 0    
  Scott, A.M. - Page, H.     0 - 1    
South Shields 1868 (4)     Northumberland and Durham Chess Association - Tournament D    
  Scott, A.M. - Scott, J.R.     0 - 1    
South Shields 1868 (5)     Northumberland and Durham Chess Association - Tournament E    
  Scott, A.M. - Rose, J.E.     1 - 0    
  Scott, A.M. - Todd, H.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 21 Sept. 2017