Skipworth, Arthur




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  86  2234 (114) 2
1855  88  2233 (113) 0
1856  99  2233 (112) 0
1857  106  2232 (110) 0
1858  111  2231 (107) 0
1859  118  2231 (104) 0
1860  123  2230 (101) 0
1861  123  2230 (96) 0
1862  118  2229 (91) 0
1863  108  2229 (84) 0
1864  116  2228 (76) 0
1865  116  2228 (66) 5
1866  123  2222 (54) 13
1867  108  2239 (52) 2
1868  92  2269 (42) 41
1869  100  2249 (45) 9
1870  105  2235 (44) 11
1871  87  2275 (41) 26
1872  108  2243 (42) 12
1873  93  2271 (41) 21
1874  115  2230 (41) 20
1875  141  2202 (43) 12
1876  140  2201 (45) 10
1877  122  2217 (45) 17
1878  156  2188 (50) 5
1879  161  2188 (54) 0
1880  172  2188 (51) 6
1881  222  2161 (47) 9
1882  171  2213 (45) 9
1883  155  2253 (44) 17
1884  147  2274 (44) 9
1885  137  2291 (45) 18
1886  157  2268 (52) 1
1887  180  2254 (54) 3
1888  203  2232 (52) 8
1889  207  2230 (51) 2
1890  202  2254 (46) 10
1891  180  2276 (44) 15
1892  256  2214 (46) 8
1893  250  2224 (46) 16
1894  280  2192 (55) 0
1895  323  2160 (59) 0
1896  368  2129 (58) 4
1897  399  2109 (57) 17

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Skipworth, Arthur Bolland  
   Also known as: Rev. Arthur Bolland Skipworth; A.B.S.
Born: June 1830
Died: 27 Nov. 1898
 
Notes:
Bell's Life in London (16 May 1847, p.6) mentions a 'Mr Skipworth' in 1847, but this might be A.B. Skipworth (about age 17 at the time), H.G. Skipworth (who was older), or another. Gaige gives date of birth as 06-1830. Steve Mann gives date of birth as 1830, but gives an exact date of baptism, 30-06-1830. So the birth month may not be certain.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 84, 98, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 394
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 169
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 134, 319, 365
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 58, 224, 262, 580
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 31, 159, 233
   Staunton, The Chess Tournament, page lxi
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 9, Sep. 1851, page 283
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 2, Feb. 1853, page 60
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1854, page 391
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1871, page 249
   [Era], vol. 28, no. 1421, 17 Dec. 1865, page 4
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1603, 13 June 1869, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 19, no. 511, 23 Aug. 1851, page 235
   [ILN], vol. 25, no. 704, 30 Sep. 1854, page 303
   [ILN], vol. 25, no. 712, 11 Nov. 1854, page 495
   [ILN], vol. 28, no. 791, 29 Mar. 1856, page 334
   [TFF], 3 Mar. 1871
   [WP], vol. 1, no. 11, Feb. 1869, page 123
   [WP], vol. 2, no. 11, 1 Mar. 1872, page 187
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Rev. Arthur Bolland Skipworth]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4879. Census information]

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

Staunton, H. - Skipworth, A.B. 1854         (c)     0.5   -   1.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of a knight
Watkinson, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1866 (1)         (f)     1   -   0
Watkinson, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1866 (2)         (c)     1   -   2
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1868         (c)     3   -   3
Werner, M.G.E. - Skipworth, A.B. 1868 (1)         (f)     5   -   4
Werner, M.G.E. - Skipworth, A.B. 1868 (2)         (f)     6.5   -   4.5
Werner, M.G.E. - Skipworth, A.B. 1868 (3)         (f)     1   -   2
Parratt, W. - Skipworth, A.B. 1869         (f)     2   -   0
Skipworth, A.B. - Wilson, W.J. 1871         (c)     1   -   0
Rosenthal, S. - Skipworth, A.B. 1871 (1)         (f)     2.5   -   0.5
Rosenthal, S. - Skipworth, A.B. 1871 (2)         (c)     0.5   -   0.5
Rosenthal, S. - Skipworth, A.B. 1871 (3)         (c)     3.5   -   2.5
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1871         (f)     4.5   -   1.5
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1873         (f)     4.5   -   2.5
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (1)         (f)     4   -   0
Owen, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1874 (2)         (f)     4   -   2
Bird, H.E. - Skipworth, A.B. 1885         (f)     5   -   2
Burn, A. - Skipworth, A.B. 1887         (f)     2   -   1

Tournament data

Redcar 1865     1st Counties Chess Association Tournament     8  /  8
Leeds 1866 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Tournament 1    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Young, J.W. (2)     1 - 0    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Taylor, G.H. (1)     0 - 1    
Redcar 1866 (1)     North Yorkshire and Durham Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     0  /  7
Leeds 1867     West Riding - North Riding Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Werner, M.G.E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Sheffield 1868 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class I    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Werner, M.G.E.     1 - 0    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Young, J.W. (2)     1 - 0    
York 1868 (1)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, Visitors Tournament     1  /  2
York 1868 (2)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class     4.5  /  8
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Green, V.     1 - 0    
London, England 1869 (3)     2nd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     1  /  4
York 1869 (1)     Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament     2  /  3
Halifax 1870 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Steinkuhler, A.     1 - 0    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Watkinson, J.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     3  /  9
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     7  /  9
Leeds 1872 (1)     17th West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, Tournament 1    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Cutler, G.O.     0.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     4  /  11
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Isaacs, H.M.     1 - 0          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Skipworth, A.B. - Ryder, J.F.     1 - 0          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  Skipworth, A.B. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section A     6  /  7
Bristol and Lincoln 1873     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section A/B play-offs    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Burn, A.     1 - 3    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     4  /  8
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Burt, J.N. (1)     1 - 0          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and move
  Skipworth, A.B. - de Soyres, J.     0 - 1          Skipworth, A.B. gave odds of pawn and move
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Hunter, A.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     4.5  /  11
Grimsby 1875     Grimsby - Hull Church Institute Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Dixon, H.     2 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     3.5  /  10
Louth 1877 (1)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     9  /  9
Grimsby 1877     Grimsby and District - Hull Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Walker, Ja.     2 - 0    
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     3  /  11
Grantham 1878 (1)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2  /  6
Boston, England 1880     10th Counties Chess Association Meeting     4  /  6
Leamington 1881     11th Counties Chess Association Meeting     1  /  9
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     4.5  /  9
London, England 1883 (5)     London Tournament     4  /  17
Oxford 1884 (2)     Oxford University Club - Mr. Coker's Team Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Locock, C.D.     0 - 3    
Bath 1884 (2)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     4  /  6
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Block, T.     1 - 0    
Hereford 1885 (7)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Master Tournament     3.5  /  10
Nottingham 1886 (7)     Counties Chess Association - International Masters' Tournament     0  /  1
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Lord, F.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Lord, F.W.     0 - 1    
Bradford 1888 (1)     British Chess Association Tournament - Master Section     0.5  /  6
London, England 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Jones, Ed.O.     0 - 1    
London, England 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Gibbons, T.C.     1 - 0    
Cambridge 1890 (1)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 1     4  /  9
London, England 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Fenton, R.H.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Oxford 1891 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Division I     7.5  /  9
  Skipworth, A.B. - Blake, J.H.     2 - 3    
Brighton 1892 (1)     Counties Chess Association Tournament     0  /  8
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Loman, R.J.     0 - 1    
Cambridge 1893     Cambridge Tournament     3.5  /  8
Woodhall Spa 1893 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Section A     4.5  /  7
London, England 1894 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Eckenstein, E.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Wagner, H. (2)     0.5 - 0.5    
Llandudno 1896 (2)     6th Craigside Tournament     0.5  /  3
Llandudno 1897 (1)     7th Craigside Tournament     2  /  9
Llandudno 1897 (2)     Llandudno Handicap Tournament - Section A     1.5  /  7
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Williams, G.F.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 27 Apr. 2021