Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  203  2042 (114) 2
1862  206  2037 (111) 0
1863  201  2032 (107) 0
1864  220  2027 (102) 3
1865  231  2025 (101) 0
1866  256  2023 (98) 3
1867  245  2017 (99) 0
1868  252  2010 (100) 0
1869  261  2003 (99) 0
1870  284  1997 (98) 0
1871  309  1990 (96) 3
1872  325  1982 (99) 3
1873  344  1967 (102) 0
1874  378  1953 (105) 0
1875  383  1938 (107) 0
1876  397  1923 (108) 0
1877  408  1909 (109) 0
1878  421  1894 (109) 3
1879  438  1879 (110) 0
1880  460  1864 (110) 0
1881  538  1849 (110) 0
1882  624  1834 (109) 0
1883  714  1819 (108) 2
1884  790  1815 (109) 0
1885  745  1811 (109) 3
1886  747  1799 (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, 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: 30 Sept. 2018