Ranken, Charles




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  33  2436 (79) 12
1852  32  2420 (84) 0
1853  43  2404 (88) 0
1854  44  2388 (90) 1
1855  43  2381 (95) 0
1856  45  2375 (98) 0
1857  47  2369 (100) 0
1858  53  2363 (101) 0
1859  61  2356 (102) 0
1860  68  2350 (103) 0
1861  72  2344 (102) 0
1862  73  2337 (101) 0
1863  73  2331 (99) 0
1864  71  2325 (97) 0
1865  73  2318 (93) 0
1866  74  2312 (89) 0
1867  76  2306 (83) 0
1868  85  2300 (76) 0
1869  89  2293 (67) 4
1870  85  2296 (62) 0
1871  85  2300 (53) 9
1872  72  2331 (48) 10
1873  75  2328 (44) 14
1874  81  2313 (42) 16
1875  117  2263 (42) 18
1876  144  2212 (44) 11
1877  137  2209 (45) 7
1878  114  2241 (44) 17
1879  105  2257 (50) 0
1880  102  2272 (48) 6
1881  113  2279 (44) 12
1882  130  2264 (41) 13
1883  133  2279 (38) 32
1884  172  2250 (45) 6
1885  191  2238 (50) 12
1886  204  2224 (59) 0
1887  220  2210 (63) 3
1888  236  2197 (69) 2
1889  237  2193 (74) 0
1890  260  2189 (78) 0
1891  272  2184 (79) 0
1892  290  2180 (79) 0
1893  295  2176 (78) 1
1894  301  2171 (76) 2
1895  318  2165 (76) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ranken, Charles Edward  
Born: 5 Jan. 1828
Died: 12 Apr. 1905
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 39, 41
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 113, 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 347
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 270
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 105, 144
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 113, 224, 579
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 275, 327
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 332
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 75, 151, 195, 246
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxx
   Tomlinson, Chess Player's Annual 1856, page 134
   Townsend, Notes on Staunton, page 155
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 17, no. 7, July 1897, page 247
   [BCR], vol. 1, no. 11, Nov. 1853, page 337
   [CPC], vol. 11, no. 2, Feb. 1850, page 55
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 4, Apr. 1853, page 125
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 9, June 1875, page 284
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 10, Dec. 1869, page 315
   [Fld], 3 June 1876
   [ILN], vol. 24, no. 686, 3 June 1854, page 526
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 752, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 34, no. 971, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [ILN], vol. 47, no. 1337, 7 Oct. 1865, page 347
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1528, 6 Mar. 1869, page 249
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1537, 8 May 1869, page 482
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Oxford-Cambridge University Match], page 2
   Hilbert, John S.  [Irregular Regularity, Or, The Fifth Series], page 2
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Ranken, C.E. - Evans, W.D. 1851         (c)     1   -   0
Brien, R.B. - Ranken, C.E. 1854         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

London, England 1851 (2)     Provincial Tournament    
  Ranken, C.E. - Robertson, Ja.A.     2 - 0    
  Ranken, C.E. - Deacon, F.H.     2 - 0    
  Ranken, C.E. - Hodges, W.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Ranken, C.E. - Boden, S.S.     1 - 2    
York 1869 (1)     Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     1.5  /  3
York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Ranken, C.E. - Fisher, B.W.     0 - 1          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     4.5  /  9
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     8  /  10
Worcester, England 1873     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Halford, J.     1 - 0    
Birmingham 1873 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Yarranton, T.C.     2 - 0    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Ranken, C.E. - Tribe, W.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ranken, C.E. - Boorne, C.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ranken, C.E. - de Soyres, J.     0 - 1          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section A     3.5  /  7
Oxford 1873     Bristol and Clifton Club - Oxford University Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Minchin, J.I.     1 - 0    
Worcester, England 1874     Worcester - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Coates, W.     2 - 0    
Birmingham 1874 (1)     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Halford, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6.5  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Ranken, C.E. - Thorold, E.     1 - 0    
  Ranken, C.E. - Berry, W.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ranken, C.E. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1    
Cheltenham 1875     Cheltenham - Clifton Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Minchin, J.I.     1 - 0    
Worcester, England 1875     Worcester Club Handicap    
  Ranken, C.E. - Newman, G.     1 - 2          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of a knight
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     4.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Ranken, C.E. - Coker, J.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of a pawn for the move
  Ranken, C.E. - Blackburne, J.H.     0 - 1          Blackburne, J.H. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Oxford 1876     Oxford University Club - Birmingham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Halford, J.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1876     Oxford University Club - Birmingham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Ryder, J.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     2  /  9
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     2.5  /  11
Grantham 1878 (1)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     3  /  6
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     7.5  /  12
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     4  /  6
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Lord, F.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Stafford 1881     Birmingham - Manchester Athenaeum Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Jones, H. (1)     0 - 2    
Leamington 1881     11th Counties Chess Association Meeting     8  /  9
Oxford 1882 (3)     Oxford University Club - Oxford Old Members Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Wainwright, G.E.     0 - 2    
Birmingham 1882     Bristol and Clifton - Birmingham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Tibbits, N.     0 - 1    
Nottingham 1882 (4)     Nottingham - Birmingham Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Hamel, S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     5.5  /  9
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     17.5  /  25
Birmingham 1883 (1)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section A     3.5  /  7
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     1.5  /  6
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Lord, F.W.     0 - 1    
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Ranken, C.E. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0 - 1          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     3  /  10
Oxford 1887     Oxford University Club, Old v Present Members Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Barnett, R.W.     1 - 1    
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Chappell, W.T.     1 - 0    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Campbell, Jos.G.     0.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Gunston, W.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1894 (2)     Oxford Past - Cambridge Past Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Donisthorpe, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hastings 1895 (4)     7th British Amateur Championship - Section IV     2.5  /  7


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023