Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  80  2306 (94) 3
1870  68  2330 (89) 0
1871  64  2354 (84) 5
1872  59  2357 (87) 1
1873  59  2354 (90) 0
1874  62  2350 (92) 0
1875  65  2347 (93) 1
1876  62  2348 (94) 0
1877  65  2348 (94) 0
1878  62  2349 (93) 0
1879  69  2350 (91) 0
1880  73  2350 (88) 2
1881  84  2334 (88) 2
1882  89  2323 (91) 0
1883  113  2312 (93) 0
1884  131  2302 (94) 0
1885  136  2291 (93) 0
1886  148  2280 (92) 0
1887  161  2270 (90) 0
1888  182  2259 (87) 0
1889  189  2249 (83) 0
1890  217  2238 (77) 10
1891  205  2247 (79) 0
1892  204  2256 (79) 0
1893  187  2265 (78) 6
1894  207  2253 (81) 0
1895  223  2241 (83) 0
1896  232  2230 (83) 4
1897  247  2214 (87) 0
1898  288  2197 (90) 0
1899  310  2181 (92) 1
1900  315  2174 (95) 0
1901  350  2168 (97) 0
1902  379  2161 (99) 0
1903  399  2154 (99) 0
1904  430  2147 (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
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Aug. 1875, page 312
   [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    
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Jenkin, J.     2 - 0    
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Jenkin, J.     1 - 1    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Walker, W.N. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1893 (1)     10th Scottish Championship     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: 2 Oct. 2022