Skipworth, Arthur




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  87  2239 (115) 2
1855  89  2239 (113) 0
1856  101  2239 (112) 0
1857  105  2239 (110) 0
1858  110  2238 (108) 0
1859  118  2238 (104) 0
1860  123  2238 (101) 0
1861  124  2238 (96) 0
1862  119  2237 (91) 0
1863  111  2237 (84) 0
1864  115  2237 (76) 0
1865  120  2237 (66) 5
1866  123  2231 (54) 13
1867  108  2248 (51) 2
1868  96  2278 (42) 41
1869  101  2260 (45) 9
1870  108  2248 (44) 11
1871  93  2288 (40) 26
1872  110  2258 (42) 12
1873  95  2286 (41) 21
1874  123  2244 (41) 20
1875  146  2214 (42) 17
1876  142  2215 (44) 10
1877  120  2232 (44) 17
1878  151  2200 (50) 5
1879  156  2197 (53) 0
1880  172  2195 (50) 6
1881  228  2165 (47) 9
1882  173  2215 (45) 9
1883  155  2253 (44) 17
1884  154  2273 (44) 9
1885  146  2289 (45) 18
1886  165  2266 (52) 1
1887  186  2252 (53) 3
1888  205  2230 (51) 8
1889  211  2229 (51) 2
1890  204  2254 (46) 10
1891  185  2275 (44) 15
1892  265  2212 (46) 8
1893  253  2223 (46) 16
1894  287  2191 (55) 0
1895  335  2159 (59) 0
1896  381  2128 (58) 4
1897  414  2108 (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
   [DCJ], vol. 4, no. 30, Aug. 1872, page 137
   [Era], vol. 28, no. 1421, 17 Dec. 1865, page 4
   [Era], vol. 31, no. 1603, 13 June 1869, page 7
   [Fld], 18 Dec. 1875
   [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
Coker, J. - Skipworth, A.B. 1875         (s)     2   -   1
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
Hull 1875 (2)     Grimsby - Hull Match    
  Skipworth, A.B. - Gresham, G.J.     2 - 0    
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: 22 Jul. 2022