Neill, Benjamin




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1874  27  2450 (55) 33
1875  24  2474 (53) 15
1876  23  2478 (60) 3
1877  30  2461 (68) 0
1878  33  2444 (74) 0
1879  42  2427 (76) 0
1880  49  2409 (77) 7
1881  58  2404 (85) 0
1882  63  2399 (92) 0
1883  72  2394 (97) 0
1884  77  2389 (102) 0
1885  82  2384 (106) 0
1886  90  2379 (109) 0
1887  92  2374 (112) 0
1888  92  2369 (114) 0
1889  90  2364 (116) 0
1890  93  2359 (117) 0
1891  104  2354 (118) 0
1892  114  2349 (119) 0
1893  115  2343 (119) 0
1894  125  2338 (119) 0
1895  132  2333 (118) 0
1896  131  2328 (117) 0
1897  126  2323 (116) 0
1898  136  2318 (114) 0
1899  147  2313 (112) 0
1900  150  2308 (109) 0
1901  161  2303 (106) 0
1902  168  2298 (103) 0
1903  175  2293 (98) 0
1904  194  2288 (93) 0
1905  210  2282 (86) 0
1906  228  2277 (79) 0
1907  238  2272 (69) 5
1908  231  2283 (65) 1
1909  208  2305 (59) 8
1910  167  2321 (60) 2
1911  178  2324 (58) 15
1912  198  2307 (71) 0
1913  225  2291 (81) 0
1914  237  2275 (89) 0
1915  252  2259 (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.
 
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. 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
Mackenzie, G.H. - Neill, B.M. 1876         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Davidson, H. (1) - Neill, B.M. 1880         (f)     4   -   3

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1875     Philadelphia Chess Club Tournament     40  /  52
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    
Philadelphia 1909 (4)     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: 22 Jul. 2022