Thorold, Edmund




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1859  62  2342 (66) 9
1860  68  2341 (63) 4
1861  71  2340 (58) 13
1862  59  2353 (61) 3
1863  48  2356 (62) 0
1864  47  2359 (58) 3
1865  45  2374 (54) 9
1866  43  2399 (52) 10
1867  40  2405 (55) 0
1868  36  2412 (52) 12
1869  38  2403 (52) 5
1870  33  2422 (52) 9
1871  32  2424 (51) 3
1872  28  2431 (45) 24
1873  45  2377 (45) 12
1874  54  2353 (44) 10
1875  53  2364 (40) 46
1876  63  2346 (42) 20
1877  53  2366 (42) 21
1878  41  2411 (42) 39
1879  50  2383 (49) 0
1880  65  2356 (47) 23
1881  71  2367 (49) 0
1882  72  2378 (43) 26
1883  82  2373 (43) 12
1884  96  2352 (42) 10
1885  101  2342 (38) 29
1886  109  2334 (41) 12
1887  107  2338 (42) 9
1888  111  2329 (42) 18
1889  127  2312 (46) 0
1890  151  2296 (39) 28
1891  149  2296 (45) 9
1892  134  2315 (50) 8
1893  141  2317 (59) 1
1894  139  2314 (64) 1
1895  146  2307 (67) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Thorold, Edmund  
Born: 8 Sep. 1832
Died: 19 June 1899
 
Notes:
Sergeant (p.236) has date of death as 26 June 1899; Steve Mann has 19 June 1899 from his gravestone. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Apr. 1862 (p.98) spells his first name as 'Edmond', as does Löwenthal in his book of the 1862 Congress in London (p.xl). Harding (p.224) has 'E. Edmund Thorold'.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 124, 970
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 425
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 147
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 224, 581
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 351
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 136, 195, 236
Periodicals
   [BCR], vol. 1, Oct. 1853, page 313
   [CPC], vol. 1, June 1859, page 190
   [CPC], vol. 1, Dec. 1859, page 364
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPC], vol. 3, Dec. 1872, page 188
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1864, page 356
   [CPM], vol. 2, Nov. 1866, page 327
   [CPQC], vol. 1, 18 July 1868, page 86
   [Era], vol. 25, 24 May 1863, page 5
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 32, 5 June 1858, page 567
   [ILN], vol. 37, 25 Aug. 1860, page 184
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The House of the Setting Sun], page 10
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Sheffield Chess History - Sheffield Chess Club (2)]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1880: Edmund Thorold visit to Hull]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1888: Edmund Thorold visit to Hull]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Edmund Thorold]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]

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

Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1859         (c)     2   -   1
Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1860         (c)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Thorold, E. 1861         (f)     7   -   4
Lowenthal, J.J. - Thorold, E. 1864         (f)     1   -   0
Thorold, E. - Cutler, G.O. 1872         (c)     7   -   0      Thorold, E. gave odds of the move
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (1)         (c)     17   -   13
Thorold, E. - Minchin, J.I. 1875 (2)         (c)     11   -   5
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1876         (f)     4   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1877         (f)     3   -   8      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1878         (f)     10   -   10      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Rudge, Ms. M. 1880         (f)     5   -   12      Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Thorold, E. - Fedden, N. 1882         (f)     12.5   -   4.5
Wayte, W. - Thorold, E. 1885         (f)     9   -   7

Tournament data

Huddersfield and Manchester 1859     4th West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting    
  Thorold, E. - Young, J.W. (2)     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Parratt, W.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Kipping, J.S.     2.5 - 1.5    
Bradford 1860 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament - Leading Section    
  Thorold, E. - Parratt, W.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Hunter, W.W.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Cadman, R.     1 - 0    
Leeds 1861 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Pierpoint, E.P.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Parratt, W.     0 - 1    
Wakefield 1862 (1)     7th West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting - 1st Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Marsden, D.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Holdsworth, J.H.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Cockayne, W.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1864 (2)     Bristol Grand Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Fenton, R.H.F.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Bolt, W.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1865     Bristol - Bath Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Isaacs, H.M.     2 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Isaacs, H.M.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
  Thorold, E. - Meeker, W.P.     2 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Hibbins, W.     0 - 2          Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
Bath and Bristol 1865     Bath and Bristol Handicap     0  /  2
London, England and Bristol 1866     St. George's Club - Bristol and Bath Clubs Telegraphic Match    
  Thorold, E. - de Vere, C.V.     0.5 - 0.5    
Redcar 1866 (1)     North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     5  /  7
London, England 1866 (2)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 2          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of the move
York 1868 (1)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, Visitors Tournament     1  /  2
York 1868 (2)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class     8.5  /  9
London, England and Bristol 1868     Westminster - Bristol Telegraph Match    
  Thorold, E. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1    
York 1869 (1)     Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     1  /  3
York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Newham, W.L.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Thorold, E. - Finlinson, J.H.S.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     8  /  9
Cardiff 1871     Cardiff - Bristol Athenaeum Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Bush (1)     1 - 0    
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  Thorold, E. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1    
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     9.5  /  12
London, England 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Tennant, A.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  Thorold, E. - Bussy, B.F.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of a knight
  Thorold, E. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 0    
  Thorold, E. - Wisker, J.     2 - 0          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Tibbits, N.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Thorold, E. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Thorold, E. - Skipworth, A.B.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     4  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Thorold, E. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 1    
Sheffield 1875 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class    
  Thorold, E. - Godwin, A.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     3  /  8
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     7  /  10
Grantham 1878 (1)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  6
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     11.5  /  12
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - de Soyres, J.     1 - 0          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
  Thorold, E. - Gossip, G.H.D.     0 - 1    
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     3  /  6
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6  /  9
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1 - 1    
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1 - 0    
Birmingham 1883 (1)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section A     5  /  7
Birmingham 1883 (3)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I Play-offs    
  Thorold, E. - Fisher, B.W.     1.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Ballard, W.R.     1 - 1    
Bath 1884 (1)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     2.5  /  6
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1.5 - 0.5    
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Thorold, E. - Coker, J.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     3  /  10
Clifton 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1 - 1    
Bath 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 0    
Nottingham 1886 (7)     Counties Chess Association - International Masters' Tournament     2  /  9
Bath 1887     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Williams, L.J.     1 - 1    
Stamford 1887 (1)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division I     3  /  6
  Thorold, E. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 0    
Clifton 1888 (2)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Thorold, E. - Fedden, N.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     6.5  /  16
Cambridge 1890 (1)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     3.5  /  9
Manchester 1890 (1)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     6  /  19
Oxford 1891 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Division I     4  /  9
Brighton 1892 (1)     Counties Chess Association Tournament     5  /  8
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Thorold, E. - Rutherford, W.W.     1 - 0    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Thorold, E. - Atkinson, Wa.     1 - 0    
Hastings 1895 (2)     7th British Amateur Championship - Section II     4  /  7


Player information updated: 5 May 2020