Griffith, Robert




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1898  110  2327 (65) 4
1899  102  2350 (51) 16
1900  117  2330 (47) 20
1901  147  2307 (59) 0
1902  178  2283 (66) 5
1903  229  2257 (75) 0
1904  286  2231 (81) 0
1905  338  2205 (86) 0
1906  393  2178 (90) 0
1907  451  2152 (93) 0
1908  506  2126 (94) 0
1909  596  2099 (95) 3
1910  608  2093 (101) 0
1911  642  2087 (105) 0
1912  646  2081 (109) 0
1913  650  2074 (112) 0
1914  633  2068 (115) 0
1915  610  2062 (117) 0
1916  612  2056 (119) 1
1917  624  2046 (124) 0
1918  655  2037 (127) 0
1919  668  2028 (131) 0
1920  745  2018 (134) 0
1921  815  2009 (137) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Griffith, Robert B.  
   Also known as: Dr. R.B. Griffith
Born: 19 Aug. 1876
Died: 31 May 1937
 
Notes:
The American Chess Magazine of Jan. 1899 (p.314) has both 'B.B. Griffith' (in error) and 'R. Griffith'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 150
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 233
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 215
   Skinner and Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, page 354
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 9, no. 10, Oct. 1912, page 234
   [ACMa], vol. 2, no. 6, Dec. 1898, page 255
   [ACMa], vol. 2, no. 7, Jan. 1899, page 314
Web
   [Chess News from Everywhere (LCM, vol.1, no.3, 1905)]

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

Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1) 1899         (f)     4   -   2
Pillsbury, H.N. - Griffith, R.B. 1899         (c)     1.5   -   0.5
Lovegrove, W.R. - Griffith, R.B. 1902         (f)     2   -   1
Hallwegen, G. - Griffith, R.B. 1909         (c)     3   -   0
Reshevsky, S.H. - Griffith, R.B. 1921         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1898 (4)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, First Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Boehm, H.G.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1898 (5)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Second Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Boehm, H.G.     1 - 0    
New York 1898 (10)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Third Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Meyer, A.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1898 (11)     Columbia College - University of Pennsylvania Match, Fourth Round    
  Griffith, R.B. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1899 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1)     1 - 0    
  Griffith, R.B. - Robinson, D.S.     0 - 1    
  Griffith, R.B. - Sweeney, F.     1 - 0    
  Griffith, R.B. - Hubbard (2)     1 - 0    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1899     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Franklin, W.S.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Hanham, J.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1899 (5)     Franklin Club Tournament - Class A    
  Griffith, R.B. - Young, J.W. (1)     2 - 0    
New York 1900 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Roething, O.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1900     15th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8.5  /  18
Los Angeles 1900     Los Angeles Club Tournament     10  /  11
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1902 (1)     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Howe, A.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1902 (2)     San Francisco - Los Angeles Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Martin, T.H.     1 - 0    
San Francisco and Los Angeles 1916     San Francisco - Southern California Telegraphic Match    
  Griffith, R.B. - Clarke, E.J.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2021