Roberton, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  187  2041 (118) 2
1862  185  2036 (115) 0
1863  180  2032 (112) 0
1864  195  2027 (108) 3
1865  198  2027 (107) 0
1866  227  2027 (105) 3
1867  219  2022 (105) 0
1868  224  2016 (105) 0
1869  230  2011 (103) 0
1870  250  2006 (102) 0
1871  258  2001 (99) 3
1872  270  1992 (102) 3
1873  291  1978 (105) 0
1874  304  1963 (107) 0
1875  329  1948 (109) 0
1876  354  1933 (110) 0
1877  353  1918 (110) 0
1878  368  1903 (111) 3
1879  388  1888 (111) 0
1880  413  1873 (111) 0
1881  462  1857 (111) 0
1882  533  1842 (110) 0
1883  612  1826 (108) 2
1884  680  1822 (109) 0
1885  644  1818 (109) 3
1886  650  1806 (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