Shipley, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1877  63  2350 (98) 3
1878  58  2361 (95) 0
1879  57  2373 (90) 0
1880  62  2384 (85) 5
1881  63  2393 (80) 1
1882  63  2399 (75) 1
1883  67  2399 (69) 2
1884  56  2419 (65) 0
1885  47  2439 (56) 2
1886  44  2447 (45) 30
1887  58  2421 (40) 28
1888  43  2451 (41) 14
1889  38  2447 (40) 15
1890  44  2441 (39) 27
1891  42  2437 (41) 15
1892  54  2424 (42) 11
1893  70  2390 (39) 21
1894  95  2356 (38) 36
1895  98  2348 (42) 9
1896  90  2360 (41) 15
1897  85  2362 (38) 25
1898  69  2388 (38) 22
1899  82  2375 (36) 31
1900  68  2396 (39) 19
1901  72  2392 (41) 20
1902  91  2364 (47) 8
1903  88  2369 (51) 1
1904  86  2379 (49) 7
1905  72  2403 (48) 12
1906  65  2409 (48) 11
1907  73  2397 (51) 2
1908  83  2381 (48) 8
1909  88  2377 (45) 18
1910  118  2357 (49) 8
1911  135  2348 (53) 4
1912  126  2354 (54) 9
1913  126  2345 (60) 1
1914  121  2344 (62) 4
1915  114  2342 (65) 7
1916  141  2320 (74) 1
1917  172  2301 (83) 0
1918  203  2282 (90) 0
1919  229  2263 (95) 0
1920  279  2245 (100) 0
1921  329  2226 (104) 0
1922  371  2207 (107) 0
1923  463  2188 (110) 0
1924  556  2169 (112) 2
1925  598  2160 (116) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Shipley, Walter Penn  
   Also known as: G.H. Vaux
Born: 20 June 1860
Died: 17 Feb. 1942
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 316
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 171
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 388
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 293
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 580
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 224
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 32, 271
   Hilbert, Napier, page 3
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 15, 57
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 248
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 120
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 27, no. 1, Jan. 1907, page 18
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Books for Christmas], page 12
   Hilbert, John S.  [A Century Ago in Correspondence Chess]
   Kingston, Taylor.  [Worthy Man, Worthwhile Book]
   Sarah.  [George Henry Mackenzie]

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

Reichhelm, G.C. - Shipley, W.P. 1877 (1)         (c)     0   -   2      Reichhelm, G.C. gave odds of a knight
Reichhelm, G.C. - Shipley, W.P. 1877 (2)         (s)     1   -   0      Reichhelm, G.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Shipley, W.P. - Miller, E.H. 1880         (f)     5   -   0
Michaelis, O.E. - Shipley, W.P. 1881         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Steinitz, W. - Shipley, W.P. 1882         (f)     0.5   -   0.5
Shipley, W.P. - Robinson, A.K. 1886         (f)     10.5   -   7.5
Bird, H.E. - Shipley, W.P. 1887         (s)     2   -   1
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1889         (c)     3   -   2
Shipley, W.P. - Weiss, M. 1889         (c)     1   -   0
Bird, H.E. - Shipley, W.P. 1889         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Shipley, W.P. - Priester, A. 1890         (f)     7   -   6
Gunsberg, I.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1891         (c)     2.5   -   2.5
Shipley, W.P. - Morgan, J.P. 1891         (f)     6   -   2
Lasker, Em. - Shipley, W.P. 1892         (c)     1   -   1
Hanham, J.M. - Shipley, W.P. 1893         (f)     2   -   1
Walbrodt, C.A. - Shipley, W.P. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
Pillsbury, H.N. - Shipley, W.P. 1893         (c)     0   -   1
Albin, A. - Shipley, W.P. 1894         (c)     2.5   -   0.5
Albin, A. - Shipley, W.P. 1895         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Showalter, J.W. - Shipley, W.P. 1896         (c)     2.5   -   1.5
Showalter, J.W. - Shipley, W.P. 1897         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Pillsbury, H.N. - Shipley, W.P. 1898         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Shipley, W.P. - Friedewald, S. 1901         (c)     1   -   0
Lasker, Em. - Shipley, W.P. 1902         (f)     1   -   0
Maroczy, G. - Shipley, W.P. 1906         (f)     1   -   0
Shipley, W.P. - Yanes, F.G. 1907         (c)     1   -   0
Capablanca, J.R. - Shipley, W.P. 1915         (f)     1   -   0
Marshall, F.J. - Shipley, W.P. 1915         (c)     3   -   2

Tournament data

Philadelphia and New York 1883     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Lipschutz, S.     0 - 2    
Philadelphia 1885 (1)     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Price, J.H.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1885 (2)     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match (3)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Tatnall, G.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1886 (1)     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Price, J.H.     1 - 0    
Cooperstown 1886 (1)     1st New York State Chess Association Midsummer Meeting - First Class     5  /  6
Cooperstown 1886 (4)     1st New York State Chess Association Midsummer Meeting - Play-offs    
  Shipley, W.P. - Seacord, J.S.     2 - 0          Shipley, W.P. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Shipley, W.P. - McKinney, C.     2 - 0          Shipley, W.P. gave odds of a rook
Wilmington 1886     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (1)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Price, J.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1887 (1)     10th New York State Championship    
  Shipley, W.P. - Huntington, W.S.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Munoz, J.B.     0 - 1    
  Shipley, W.P. - Todd, J.H.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Vorrath, A.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Mintz, F.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1887 (1)     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Price, J.H.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1887 (2)     2nd Franklin Chess Club Championship     9  /  18      odds player in pawn and move class
Wilmington 1887     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (1)    
  Shipley, W.P. - Price, J.H.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1888 (1)     3rd Franklin Chess Club Championship     11  /  14
Philadelphia 1890 (1)     5th Franklin Chess Club Championship     10  /  14
Philadelphia 1891 (1)     6th Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Shipley, W.P. - Young, J.W. (1)     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Martinez, C.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia or New York (?) 1892     Junior Club - New York City Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Hodges, A.B.     0.5 - 0.5    
Skaneateles 1892 (2)     New York State Chess Association - Rice Trophy, First Class     6  /  8
Philadelphia 1893 (1)     8th Franklin Chess Club Championship     13  /  18
Philadelphia 1894 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Baldwin, W.M.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Robinson, D.S.     0 - 1    
  Shipley, W.P. - Morgan, M.     1 - 0    
Buffalo 1894 (2)     New York State Chess Association - General Tourney     5.5  /  7
Philadelphia 1894 (3)     9th Franklin Chess Club Championship     17  /  24
Philadelphia 1895 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Perry-Smith, O.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Seymour, E.B.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Shipley, W.P. - Newman, C.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Shipley, W.P. - Morgan, J.P.     1.5 - 1.5    
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Rocamora, S.R.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1896 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Rhoads, J.H.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Maguire, E.S.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Bampton, S.W.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1896 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Delmar, E. (1)     0 - 1    
Ontario Beach 1896 (1)     9th New York State Chess Association Summer Congress     5.5  /  7
Philadelphia 1897 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Roeske, J.F.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Barrett, S.R.     0 - 1    
  Shipley, W.P. - Boice, W.S.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia and New York 1897     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Davidson, H. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
Murray Isle, Thousand Islands 1897 (3)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association - New York State Chess Association Match     4  /  7
Philadelphia 1897 (2)     12th Franklin Chess Club Championship     6  /  11
Philadelphia 1897 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Chilton, H.J.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1898 (1)     Junior Chess Club Tournament     5.5  /  8
Philadelphia 1898 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Elson, J.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Blakemore, J.P.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Hoopes, W.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Ferris, W.J.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1898 (3)     13th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8.5  /  11
Philadelphia 1899 (1)     14th Junior Chess Club Championship     5.5  /  9
Philadelphia 1899 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - de Visser, W.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (4)     14th Franklin Chess Club Championship     6  /  14
Saratoga Springs 1899     New York State Chess Association - Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament     4  /  7
New York 1900 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - de Visser, W.M.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1900     15th Franklin Chess Club Championship     12.5  /  18
Philadelphia 1901 (1)     Junior Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Rhoads, J.H.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1901 (2)     Junior Chess Club Championship     7.5  /  11
Philadelphia 1901 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Finn, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1901 (5)     16th Franklin Chess Club Championship     11  /  14
New York 1902 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Lipschutz, S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1902     Franklin Club Championship     8  /  13
Philadelphia or New York (?) 1903     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Finn, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia and Chicago 1904     Franklin Chess Club - Chicago Chess and Checkers Club Telegraph Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Phillips, C.W.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1904 (1)     19th Franklin Chess Club Championship     10.5  /  12
  Shipley, W.P. - Mlotkowski, S.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Shipley, W.P. - Bampton, S.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1904 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Phillips, H.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1904 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Stadelman, S.L.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia and Chicago 1905     Franklin Chess Club - Chicago Chess and Checker Club Telegraph Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Cravens, W.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1905 (1)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Phillips, H.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1905 (2)     20th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8  /  10
New York 1906 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Roething, O.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1906     21st Franklin Chess Club Championship     9.5  /  11
Philadelphia 1907 (1)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Stadelman, S.L.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1907 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Finn, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1908 (1)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Neill, B.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1908 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Whitaker, N.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1908 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Phillips, H.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1908 (3)     Junior Chess Club Championship     5  /  7
Philadelphia 1908 (6)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Whitaker, N.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1908 (7)     23rd Franklin Chess Club Championship     4.5  /  6
Philadelphia 1909 (1)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Ruth, W.A.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1909 (2)     Junior Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Eschner, M.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1909 (3)     12th Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Shipley, W.P. - Kind, L.A.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Bampton, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Stoner, J.P.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Jacobs, S.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Ruth, W.A.     1 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Sharp, S.T.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1909 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Rosen, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1909 (5)     24th Franklin Chess Club Championship     10  /  12
Washington 1909     Franklin Chess Club - Washington Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Fox, A.W.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1909 (7)     Junior Chess Club Championship     8  /  9
Philadelphia 1910 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Lipman, L.R.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1910 (3)     24th Franklin Chess Club Championship play-off    
  Shipley, W.P. - Voigt, H.G.     1.5 - 2.5    
Philadelphia 1910 (4)     Junior Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Eschner, M.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1910 (5)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Flaccus, L.W.     1 - 0    
New York 1910 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Capablanca, J.R.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1911 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Championship     2  /  3
Philadelphia 1911 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Barrett, S.R.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1911 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Johner, P.F.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1912 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Meyer, L.B.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1912 (7)     Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Shipley, W.P. - Sze, L.R.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Shipley, W.P. - Goldberg, A.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Shipley, W.P. - Edwards, E.M.     2 - 0    
  Shipley, W.P. - Mlotkowski, S.     0.5 - 1.5    
Philadelphia 1913     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Marshall, F.J.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1914     Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Shipley, W.P. - Robinson, D.S.     2 - 1    
New York 1914 (5)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Kupchik, A.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1915     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Lasker, Ed.     0 - 1    
New York 1916 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Smith, M.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1916     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Flacus, L.W.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1922 (1)     Franklin Club - University of Pennsylvania Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Francis (2)     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1922 (2)     Franklin Club - University of Pennsylvania Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Casciato, F.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1924 (1)     Franklin Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Stewart, W.H.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1924 (2)     Franklin Club - West Philadelphia High School Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Cohen, Max     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1924 (3)     Franklin Club - Merion Cricket Club (Chess Department) Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - French, H.B.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1925     Manhattan - Philadelphia Decoration Day Match    
  Shipley, W.P. - Phillips, H.M.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 1 Sept. 2022