Mellis, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  530  1752 (130) 3
1873  562  1749 (130) 0
1874  622  1747 (129) 0
1875  660  1744 (129) 0
1876  648  1741 (128) 3
1877  592  1727 (129) 0
1878  584  1713 (129) 0
1879  593  1699 (129) 0
1880  643  1685 (129) 0
1881  715  1671 (129) 2
1882  806  1664 (131) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Mellis, James  
Born: 19 Mar. 1810
Died: 1899
 
Notes:
Name appears as 'James Mellish' or 'Mellis' in the Illustrated London News. Alan McGowan has sent me birth and death dates from official records, and information that he was born in Jersey but joined the Edinburgh Chess Club in 1860.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 10, June 1881, page 293
   [Era], vol. 35, no. 1790, 12 Jan. 1873, page 2
   [ILN], vol. 61, no. 1738, 28 Dec. 1872, page 639
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1748, 1 Mar. 1873, page 211
   [ILN], vol. 65, no. 1842, 12 Dec. 1874, page 571
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7

Tournament data

Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Mellis, J. - Tennant, A.A.     1 - 2    
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Mellis, J. - Broom, A.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Mellis, J. - Kennedy, N.     0 - 2    
Edinburgh 1882     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Mellis, J. - Chirrey, D.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022