Ross, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  345  1879 (110) 3
1867  329  1877 (109) 0
1868  343  1875 (107) 0
1869  356  1874 (104) 0
1870  390  1872 (101) 3
1871  407  1878 (102) 1
1872  405  1888 (104) 1
1873  422  1888 (107) 0
1874  448  1888 (110) 0
1875  440  1888 (112) 0
1876  439  1888 (113) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ross, Alexander  
Born: 17 Aug. 1820
Died: 6 Aug. 1881
 
Notes:
Not Rev. Alexander George Gordon Ross, born 1866. Also, probably not the 'Ross' who played in the Aberdeen tournament of 1859 (see Illustrated London News, 2 Apr. 1859, p.342). Alan McGowan has sent a probate record with date of death, and from an address in a membership list of the Glasgow Chess Club, traced marriage, death and census records. These are inconsistent with regard to age (and therefore date of birth) but McGowan has found a birth record that seems likely to be the right person, so I will use that birth date.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 2339, 16 Feb. 1867, page 7
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 6, June 1866, page 191
   [ILN], vol. 56, no. 1588, 9 Apr. 1870, page 387
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19

Tournament data

Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Ross, A. (1) - Sime, D.     1.5 - 1.5    
Glasgow 1870     Glasgow Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Ross, A. (1) - Birch, J.A.     0.5 - 2.5    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Ross, A. (1) - Lindsay, D.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Ross, A. (1) - Russell, A.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Ross, A. (1) - Gloag, J.A.L.     2 - 1    


Player information updated: 6 May 2022