Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  201  2051 (112) 2
1862  206  2048 (109) 0
1863  198  2044 (104) 0
1864  214  2041 (99) 3
1865  231  2041 (97) 0
1866  251  2041 (95) 3
1867  246  2035 (95) 0
1868  257  2029 (95) 0
1869  258  2024 (93) 0
1870  275  2018 (91) 0
1871  300  2012 (88) 3
1872  316  2006 (89) 3
1873  345  1990 (94) 0
1874  385  1975 (98) 0
1875  432  1959 (101) 0
1876  425  1943 (103) 0
1877  419  1927 (104) 0
1878  436  1911 (105) 3
1879  451  1895 (107) 0
1880  492  1879 (107) 0
1881  572  1863 (107) 0
1882  642  1848 (107) 0
1883  715  1832 (106) 2
1884  802  1827 (106) 0
1885  766  1822 (107) 3
1886  774  1810 (112) 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