Short, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  412  2028 (88) 4
1884  413  2042 (85) 0
1885  408  2055 (81) 0
1886  380  2069 (75) 0
1887  357  2082 (67) 8
1888  335  2095 (65) 0
1889  326  2108 (60) 8
1890  314  2138 (56) 16
1891  335  2130 (55) 14
1892  335  2137 (57) 1
1893  314  2152 (52) 21
1894  301  2165 (53) 15
1895  308  2156 (60) 3
1896  311  2150 (66) 0
1897  315  2144 (69) 0
1898  345  2139 (68) 0
1899  366  2133 (65) 12
1900  378  2123 (72) 0
1901  404  2113 (76) 0
1902  435  2102 (78) 0
1903  455  2092 (79) 0
1904  496  2081 (77) 0
1905  522  2071 (74) 0
1906  551  2061 (69) 12
1907  551  2070 (73) 0
1908  542  2079 (75) 0
1909  562  2088 (75) 0
1910  539  2097 (73) 9
1911  618  2074 (81) 0
1912  631  2051 (87) 0
1913  663  2027 (92) 0
1914  642  2004 (97) 0
1915  615  1981 (100) 0
1916  621  1958 (102) 0
1917  634  1934 (104) 0
1918  656  1911 (105) 0
1919  662  1888 (105) 0
1920  772  1864 (105) 0
1921  794  1841 (104) 0
1922  745  1818 (102) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Short, Robert  
Born: 14 Apr. 1844
Died: 21 Aug. 1927
 
Notes:
Correspondence from David Cohen has full name 'Robert Short', as do Stephen Wright and John Hilbert. Hilbert quotes an obituary stating that died at age 87, but Gaige's dates suggest that he was 83.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 36
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 389
   Hilbert, Napier, page 39
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 12, 48
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 9, 12, 129
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 249
   Yanofsky, 100 Years of Chess in Canada, page 27
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess Timeline]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Champions - Closed]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Robert Short]
   Wright, Stephen.  [Early Canadian Championships]

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

Lasker, Em. - Short, R. 1892         (f)     1   -   0
Steinitz, W. - Short, R. 1893         (c)     1   -   0
de Soyres, J. - Short, R. 1894         (c)     0.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Montreal 1883     11th Canadian Championship     2  /  5
Montreal 1887     14th Canadian Championship     4  /  8
Montreal 1889     16th Canadian Championship     2.5  /  8
Quebec 1890     17th Canadian Championship     10  /  12
Montreal 1890     Montreal Club Tournament     25.5  /  27
Montreal 1891     18th Canadian Championship     5.5  /  14
Montreal 1893 (2)     1st Montreal Club Championship     10  /  18
Quebec 1893 (2)     Montreal - Quebec Club Match    
  Short, R. - Pope, E.     2 - 0    
Montreal 1894     21st Canadian Championship     7.5  /  14
Montreal 1895 (1)     Montreal Club Handicap Tournament     16  /  20      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Montreal 1895 (3)     Montreal Club - Central Club Match    
  Short, R. - Marshall, F.J.     0 - 1    
Montreal 1899     24th Canadian Championship     7  /  12
Montreal 1906     26th Canadian Championship     2  /  12
Montreal 1910     28th Canadian Championship     6  /  9
Montreal 1922     31st Canadian Championship     0.5  /  6


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020