Neill, Benjamin




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1874  34  2428 (52) 33
1875  29  2446 (47) 15
1876  34  2441 (45) 42
1877  37  2426 (58) 0
1878  43  2411 (66) 0
1879  48  2396 (71) 0
1880  63  2382 (74) 7
1881  68  2379 (82) 0
1882  72  2376 (89) 0
1883  80  2373 (95) 0
1884  86  2370 (100) 0
1885  90  2368 (104) 0
1886  91  2365 (107) 0
1887  95  2362 (110) 0
1888  93  2359 (113) 0
1889  91  2356 (114) 0
1890  89  2354 (116) 0
1891  97  2351 (117) 0
1892  104  2348 (117) 0
1893  105  2345 (118) 0
1894  107  2342 (117) 0
1895  107  2340 (117) 0
1896  113  2337 (116) 0
1897  107  2334 (115) 0
1898  103  2331 (113) 0
1899  115  2328 (111) 0
1900  120  2326 (108) 0
1901  128  2323 (105) 0
1902  129  2320 (101) 0
1903  143  2317 (96) 0
1904  152  2314 (90) 0
1905  159  2312 (84) 0
1906  166  2309 (75) 0
1907  176  2306 (65) 6
1908  170  2315 (61) 2
1909  161  2325 (56) 9
1910  144  2336 (58) 2
1911  161  2334 (57) 15
1912  173  2317 (70) 0
1913  200  2300 (80) 0
1914  213  2283 (88) 0
1915  226  2266 (95) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Neill, Benjamin Milnes  
   Also known as: Benjamin Milnes; Rev. Benjamin Milnes Neill
Born: 13 Apr. 1853
Died: 16 Feb. 1922
 
Notes:
Benjamin Milnes Neill used the psuedonym 'Benjamin Milnes'. Di Felice and BrasilBase have 'B.F. Milnes' in the 1911 Anglo-American Cable Match, while Sergeant has 'B.C. Milner' and Forster has 'B.C. Milnes'. It is unlikely that an unknown player with one of these names would be chosen to represent the United States in this international match. It is much more likely that it was Neill. Other events involving 'B. Milnes' (see, for example, the American Chess Bulletin of Jul. 1915, p.131) almost certainly also refer to Neill. The American Chess Bulletin of Jul. 1908 (p.133) has 'B.F. Milnes'.
 
References
Books
   American Chess Association, Constitution of the American Chess Association, page 14
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 161, 167
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 683
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 300
   Gaige, Chess Tournament Crosstables III, page 372
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 120
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 16, 301, 370, 391, 401, 402
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 12, 79
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 363
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 58, 108
Periodicals
   [ACB], vol. 5, no. 7, July 1908, page 133
   [ACB], vol. 12, no. 5, July 1915, page 131
   [ACMa], vol. 3, no. 1, July 1899, page 17
   [BH], 26 Oct. 1872
   [BH], 15 Nov. 1873
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 2, Apr. 1874, page 36
   [DanN], vol. 4, no. 32, 15 Oct. 1873, page 8
   [DCJ], vol. 8, no. 62, Apr. 1875, page 201
   [HWT], 25 Oct. 1873
   [HWT], 9 Jan. 1875
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1870, 12 June 1875, page 571
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 14, Feb. 1875, page 50
   [MCR], vol. 2, no. 18, June 1875, page 207
   [PI], 3 Apr. 1910
   [TFF], 8 Sep. 1871
   [WP], vol. 6, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1873, page 154
   [WP], vol. 6, no. 10, 1 Feb. 1874, page 200
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 12, 1 Apr. 1875, page 239
   [WR], 25 June 1874
Web
   da Nóbrega, Adaucto Wanderley.  [Frank Marshall's Chess Career]

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

Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   0.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (2)         (c)     0.5   -   6.5
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (3)         (f)     7   -   3
Neill, B.M. - Ware, P. 1874 (4)         (f)     3.5   -   2.5
Neill, B.M. - Hammond, G. 1874         (s)     1   -   0
Neill, B.M. - Delmar, E. (1) 1875         (c)     2   -   0
Alberoni, E. - Neill, B.M. 1875         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Bird, H.E. - Neill, B.M. 1876         (c)     0   -   2
Neill, B.M. - Elson, J. 1876 (1)         (c)     19   -   19
Mackenzie, G.H. - Neill, B.M. 1876         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Neill, B.M. - Elson, J. 1876 (2)         (f)     1   -   0
Davidson, H. (1) - Neill, B.M. 1880         (f)     4   -   3

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     40  /  52
Philadelphia 1907 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Hanham, J.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1907 (3)     22nd Franklin Chess Club Championship     10.5  /  13
  Neill, B.M. - Stadelman, S.L.     1 - 2    
Philadelphia 1908 (1)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
New York 1908 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Hanham, J.M.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1909 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Phillips, H.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1909 (5)     24th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8.5  /  12
Philadelphia 1910 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Ruth, W.A.     1 - 0    
New York 1910 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Koehler, G.H.     1 - 0    
London, England and New York 1911     13th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Thomas, G.A.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1911 (6)     26th Franklin Club Championship     10  /  14
Philadelphia 1915     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Neill, B.M. - Northrop, G.E.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023