Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  205  2040 (114) 2
1862  209  2035 (111) 0
1863  204  2030 (107) 0
1864  223  2025 (102) 3
1865  238  2023 (101) 0
1866  264  2021 (98) 3
1867  250  2014 (99) 0
1868  268  2008 (100) 0
1869  272  2001 (99) 0
1870  297  1995 (98) 0
1871  316  1988 (96) 3
1872  334  1980 (99) 3
1873  351  1965 (102) 0
1874  385  1951 (105) 0
1875  390  1936 (107) 0
1876  406  1922 (108) 0
1877  414  1907 (109) 0
1878  428  1893 (110) 3
1879  446  1878 (110) 0
1880  474  1863 (110) 0
1881  551  1848 (110) 0
1882  630  1832 (109) 0
1883  721  1817 (108) 2
1884  804  1813 (109) 0
1885  757  1810 (109) 3
1886  759  1798 (113) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Roberton, James Paterson  
Born: 1834
Died:
 
Notes:
Was his surname 'Roberton' or 'Robertson'? Steve Mann gives his year of birth as 1833 or 1834. I am guessing that the 'J. Roberton' who played for Glasgow against Dundee in 1866 and in the East vs. West of Scotland matches of 1871 and 1872 was the Huddersfield player, who we know was originally from Scotland. That player is listed as 'Roberton' (rather than 'Robertson') in the Glasgow Herald of 6 May 1872 (p.5).
 
References
Books
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 154
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1883, page 69
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 15, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 26, Feb. 1861, page 41
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 6, June 1866, page 191
   [GH], no. 10093, 6 May 1872, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 36, no. 1017, 18 Feb. 1860, page 166
   [ILN], vol. 36, no. 1034, 2 June 1860, page 542
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1125, 4 Jan. 1862, page 30
   [ILN], vol. 44, no. 1257, 30 Apr. 1864, page 435
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [LeM], no. 14685, 2 May 1885, page 7
   [LW], 27 Jan. 1883
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1864: Huddersfield-Bradford Match 1]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - James P Roberton]

Tournament data

Wakefield 1861     Huddersfield - Wakefield Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Fawcett, J.A.     2 - 0    
Huddersfield 1864 (1)     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Heselton, J.A.     2 - 1    
Bradford 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Richardson, G.     3 - 0    
Glasgow and Dundee 1866     Dundee - Glasgow Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Patullo, G.A.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Scott, P.     1 - 2    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Macfie, C.     2 - 1    
Dewsbury 1878     Dewsbury - Huddersfield Club Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Gledhill, G.H.     3 - 0    
Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Glass, L.     0 - 2    
Penistone 1885     Sheffield and District - Huddersfield and Holmfirth Match    
  Roberton, J.P. - Lamb, F. (1)     1 - 1    
Wakefield 1885 (5)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class D    
  Roberton, J.P. - Wright, F.H.     0 - 1    
Huddersfield 1886 (7)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class B, Section 3    
  Roberton, J.P. - Barton, J.W. (2)     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022