Skipworth, Arthur




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  87  2239 (115) 2
1855  88  2239 (113) 0
1856  99  2239 (112) 0
1857  106  2238 (110) 0
1858  110  2238 (108) 0
1859  117  2237 (104) 0
1860  123  2237 (101) 0
1861  124  2237 (96) 0
1862  118  2236 (91) 0
1863  111  2236 (84) 0
1864  115  2235 (76) 0
1865  119  2235 (66) 5
1866  125  2229 (54) 13
1867  107  2247 (52) 2
1868  95  2276 (42) 41
1869  100  2257 (45) 9
1870  104  2244 (44) 11
1871  91  2284 (40) 26
1872  106  2254 (42) 12
1873  93  2282 (41) 21
1874  117  2242 (41) 20
1875  142  2214 (43) 12
1876  138  2211 (45) 10
1877  121  2224 (45) 17
1878  152  2193 (50) 5
1879  157  2192 (54) 0
1880  173  2190 (51) 6
1881  225  2161 (47) 9
1882  171  2212 (45) 9
1883  156  2251 (44) 17
1884  156  2271 (44) 9
1885  147  2286 (45) 18
1886  166  2263 (52) 1
1887  188  2249 (54) 3
1888  208  2227 (52) 8
1889  212  2225 (51) 2
1890  208  2250 (46) 10
1891  186  2271 (44) 15
1892  265  2209 (46) 8
1893  256  2219 (46) 16
1894  291  2188 (55) 0
1895  338  2156 (59) 0
1896  378  2125 (58) 4
1897  407  2105 (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