Ranken, Charles




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1851  33  2408 (81) 11
1852  35  2393 (86) 0
1853  41  2379 (89) 0
1854  43  2364 (91) 1
1855  42  2358 (95) 0
1856  47  2352 (98) 0
1857  52  2346 (100) 0
1858  52  2340 (102) 0
1859  62  2334 (103) 0
1860  67  2327 (103) 0
1861  75  2321 (102) 0
1862  72  2315 (101) 0
1863  70  2309 (100) 0
1864  74  2303 (97) 0
1865  76  2297 (94) 0
1866  77  2291 (89) 0
1867  75  2284 (84) 0
1868  76  2278 (77) 0
1869  76  2272 (68) 4
1870  79  2274 (62) 0
1871  79  2276 (53) 9
1872  65  2305 (49) 10
1873  70  2297 (45) 13
1874  75  2285 (43) 16
1875  102  2233 (43) 17
1876  138  2189 (45) 10
1877  128  2192 (46) 7
1878  103  2229 (45) 17
1879  96  2250 (51) 0
1880  92  2272 (48) 6
1881  98  2286 (45) 12
1882  115  2272 (42) 12
1883  118  2283 (38) 32
1884  150  2255 (46) 6
1885  170  2245 (50) 12
1886  179  2231 (59) 0
1887  194  2217 (63) 3
1888  204  2204 (69) 2
1889  212  2200 (74) 0
1890  230  2196 (78) 0
1891  241  2192 (80) 0
1892  250  2188 (80) 0
1893  256  2184 (78) 1
1894  255  2180 (77) 2
1895  258  2174 (77) 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
   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
   [BCR], vol. 1, Nov. 1853, page 337
   [CPC], vol. 11, Feb. 1850, page 55
   [CPC], vol. 1, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [CPC], vol. 1, Apr. 1853, page 125
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Dec. 1869, page 315
   [ILN], vol. 24, 3 June 1854, page 526
   [ILN], vol. 27, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 34, 30 Apr. 1859, page 430
   [ILN], vol. 47, 7 Oct. 1865, page 347
   [ILN], vol. 54, 6 Mar. 1869, page 249
   [ILN], vol. 54, 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)

Brien, R.B. - Ranken, C.E. 1854         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

London 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 (1)     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 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section A     3.5  /  7
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    
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    
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 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     7.5  /  12
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     4  /  6
London 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    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     5.5  /  9
London 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 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 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Chappell, W.T.     1 - 0    
London 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London 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 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Ranken, C.E. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 1    
London 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: 30 Sept. 2018