Sparke, Morton




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1854  128  1884 (111) 1
1855  150  1893 (104) 5
1856  171  1889 (105) 1
1857  186  1893 (107) 0
1858  199  1898 (108) 0
1859  228  1902 (108) 1
1860  250  1892 (110) 1
1861  255  1889 (114) 0
1862  259  1886 (117) 0
1863  261  1883 (119) 0
1864  277  1880 (121) 0
1865  314  1877 (123) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Sparke, Morton  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Chess Personalia has an 'Arthur M. Sparke' with no dates? Name gives as 'Sharke' in La Régence (Feb. 1850, v.2, p.55).
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 1, 5, 7, 39, 41
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 69, 76, 80, 82
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 969
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 543
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 131
Periodicals
   [CP], vol. 3, June 1853, page 321
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 9, Sep. 1851, page 283
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 4, Apr. 1853, page 115
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1853, page 190
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 1854, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 11, Nov. 1854, page 355
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1855, page cover
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 30, June 1861, page 165
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 4, Apr. 1866, page 110
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1867, page 252
   [Era], vol. 19, no. 983, 26 July 1857, page 12
   [Fld], 14 May 1853
   [ILN], vol. 18, no. 467, 1 Feb. 1851, page 75
   [ILN], vol. 20, no. 548, 6 Mar. 1852, page 195
   [LiM], no. 4316, 11 Dec. 1861, page 7
   [Reg], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1850, page 55
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [Howard Staunton and Chess by 'Electric Telegraph']
   Jones, Robert H.  [No 9. Carslake Winter-Wood] (broken)

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

Newham, S. - Sparke, M. 1854         (c)     1   -   0

Tournament data

Liverpool 1855     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Sparke, M. - Birch, J.A.     0.5 - 1.5    
Manchester 1855 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Sparke, M. - King, S.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Sparke, M. - Fisher, A.G.     1 - 1    
Liverpool 1856     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Sparke, M. - Duval, C.A.     0 - 1    
Manchester and Liverpool 1859     Manchester - Liverpool Telegraph Match    
  Sparke, M. - Cohen, S.     1 - 0    
Manchester and Liverpool 1860     Manchester - Liverpool Telegraph Match    
  Sparke, M. - Wood, John (1)     0 - 1    
Manchester 1865     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Sparke, M. - Steinkuhler, A.     1 - 1    


Player information updated: 6 Mar. 2021