Witton, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  563  1960 (97) 1
1885  549  1973 (90) 1
1886  534  1973 (83) 0
1887  531  1973 (75) 9
1888  502  1990 (76) 0
1889  470  2008 (74) 0
1890  459  2025 (70) 0
1891  450  2043 (63) 12
1892  465  2049 (61) 16
1893  497  2039 (69) 2
1894  530  2031 (75) 0
1895  528  2023 (78) 0
1896  542  2016 (80) 0
1897  560  2008 (80) 1
1898  586  1994 (79) 1
1899  613  1988 (78) 1
1900  605  1991 (76) 1
1901  599  1997 (74) 1
1902  610  1994 (71) 1
1903  621  1978 (66) 1
1904  678  1969 (59) 10
1905  760  1923 (55) 15
1906  778  1915 (56) 9
1907  798  1912 (55) 19
1908  834  1859 (61) 11
1909  909  1864 (73) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Witton, John George  
Born: 24 Jan. 1852
Died: 26 Apr. 1910
 
Notes:
Gaige and Di Felice give 'Witton, Joseph George'. OzBase gives the same in several events, but gives 'Witton, John G.' at Adelaide 1887. According to Tim Harding (personal communication), Paul Dunn cites several Australian newspapers with 'John G. Witton' also. The New Zealand Chess Chronicle of 27 Sep. 1887 (p.12, though mistakenly numbered as p.16) has 'D.G. Witton', incorrectly quoting the Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (20 Aug. 1887, p.413), which has 'J.G. Witton'.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 14, 51, 61
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 320
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 467
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 215, 582
Periodicals
   [NZCC], vol. 1, no. 3, 27 Sep. 1887, page 12
   [SMNA], vol. 44, no. 1415, 20 Aug. 1887, page 413
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [11th NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1884]
   Dunn, Paul.  [1902 NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match]
   Dunn, Paul.  [2nd Australian Championship 1887]
   Sarah.  [Joseph Henry Blackburne]

Tournament data

Sydney and Melbourne 1884     11th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Tullidge, W.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1885     12th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Heiman, D.     1 - 0    
Adelaide 1887 (1)     Australian Jubilee Congress - Major Tournament     2  /  9
Melbourne 1891     1st Victorian Championship     8  /  12
Sydney and Melbourne 1892     13th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Channon, Ja.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1892     2nd Victoria Championship     8.5  /  14
Melbourne and Adelaide 1892     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Harrison, W.F.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1893 (3)     Veterans - Non-veterans Team Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Connell, J.M.     1 - 0    
Melbourne and Adelaide 1893     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Pavia, V.J.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1897     17th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Ridley, W.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1898     18th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Miles, W.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Sydney and Melbourne 1899     19th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Jonas, W.H.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1900     20th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Turner, C.E.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Sydney and Melbourne 1901     21st New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Henderson, S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1902     22nd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, S.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1903     23rd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Wallis, F.J. (2)     0.5 - 0.5    
Melbourne 1904     11th Victoria Championship     5  /  9
Sydney and Melbourne 1904     24th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Taylour, H.     1 - 0    
Melbourne 1905 (1)     12th Victoria Championship     4.5  /  15
Sydney and Melbourne 1906     25th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, L.S.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1906     13th Victoria Championship     3.5  /  8
Sydney and Melbourne 1907     26th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Crakanthorp, L.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Melbourne 1907     15th Victoria Championship     11  /  18
Melbourne 1908 (1)     16th Victoria Championship     2  /  11
Sydney and Melbourne 1909     28th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Witton, J.G. - Cummings, E.L.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2021