Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  90  2282 (95) 3
1870  79  2304 (91) 0
1871  71  2325 (86) 5
1872  75  2321 (90) 1
1873  79  2310 (94) 0
1874  83  2299 (97) 0
1875  94  2288 (100) 1
1876  88  2283 (103) 0
1877  90  2278 (105) 0
1878  91  2273 (107) 0
1879  95  2268 (108) 0
1880  107  2264 (108) 0
1881  124  2259 (108) 0
1882  134  2254 (108) 0
1883  157  2249 (106) 0
1884  181  2244 (105) 0
1885  193  2240 (102) 0
1886  199  2235 (100) 0
1887  210  2230 (96) 0
1888  211  2225 (91) 0
1889  217  2220 (85) 0
1890  239  2216 (78) 10
1891  234  2228 (80) 0
1892  230  2240 (80) 0
1893  225  2252 (78) 6
1894  233  2242 (81) 0
1895  246  2232 (83) 0
1896  249  2222 (83) 4
1897  261  2206 (88) 0
1898  291  2191 (90) 0
1899  323  2176 (92) 1
1900  331  2170 (95) 0
1901  359  2164 (97) 0
1902  382  2157 (99) 0
1903  396  2151 (99) 0
1904  422  2145 (99) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walker, William Neish  
Born: 1849
Died: 8 Sep. 1927
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 9-09-1848 and 8-09-1849. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1871 (vol.3, p.188) has 'W.W. Walker' but in the 1 Mar. 1871 issue (vol.3, p.169) has 'W.N. Walker'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 40
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 455
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 173
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 362, 419, 422, 581
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 290
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 54, no. 1523, 30 Jan. 1869, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1650, 13 May 1871, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1855, 27 Feb. 1875, page 211
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 35, 1 Mar. 1871, page 169
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 36, 1 Apr. 1871, page 188
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 11, 1 Mar. 1872, page 195
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Scottish Championship 1895]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William N Walker]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William Neish Walker]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Rosenthal, S. - Walker, W.N. 1871         (f)     1.5   -   2.5      Rosenthal, S. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     9.5  /  12      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Tait, W.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Eekhout, B.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Walker, W.N. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1893 (1)     10th Scottish Chess Association Congress - Championship Tournament     5.5  /  6
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Dundee 1899     Richardson Cup Team Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Mills, D.Y.     0 - 1    
Dundee 1904     21st Scottish Championship     3.5  /  5


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022