Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  195  2029 (115) 2
1862  192  2024 (111) 0
1863  194  2019 (107) 0
1864  206  2014 (102) 3
1865  209  2013 (101) 0
1866  238  2012 (99) 3
1867  234  2006 (100) 0
1868  238  2000 (100) 0
1869  249  1993 (99) 0
1870  277  1987 (98) 0
1871  279  1981 (96) 3
1872  291  1973 (99) 3
1873  312  1959 (103) 0
1874  317  1945 (105) 0
1875  344  1931 (107) 0
1876  371  1916 (108) 0
1877  366  1902 (109) 0
1878  382  1888 (110) 3
1879  402  1873 (110) 0
1880  421  1858 (110) 0
1881  481  1843 (110) 0
1882  559  1828 (109) 0
1883  635  1813 (108) 2
1884  704  1810 (109) 0
1885  671  1806 (109) 3
1886  678  1794 (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
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, Feb. 1883, page 69
   [CPC], vol. 2, Mar. 1860, page 85
   [CPC], vol. 3, Feb. 1861, page 41
   [CPM], vol. 2, June 1866, page 191
   [GH], 6 May 1872, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 36, 18 Feb. 1860, page 166
   [ILN], vol. 36, 2 June 1860, page 542
   [ILN], vol. 40, 4 Jan. 1862, page 30
   [ILN], vol. 44, 30 Apr. 1864, page 435
   [ILN], vol. 58, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [LeM], 2 May 1885, page 7
   [LW], 27 Jan. 1883
   [WP], vol. 4, 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: 30 Sept. 2018