Birks, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1888  470  1955 (173) 1
1889  483  1951 (173) 0
1890  506  1947 (172) 0
1891  528  1943 (172) 0
1892  555  1939 (172) 0
1893  568  1935 (172) 0
1894  577  1931 (171) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Birks, James  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the J. Birks who played at Harrogate 1888 is the same as the James Birks who played for the Northern Counties Chess Union in 1900-1901 and the 'Birks, James' listed by Gaige, born in Shropshire.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 954
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 39
Web
   [West Yorkshire v. Tyne and Tees-Side]

Tournament data

Harrogate 1888     Tyneside and Tees-Side - West Yorkshire Match    
  Birks, J. - Common, A.W.     1 - 0    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Birks, J. - Eklund, M.     0 - 1    
London 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Birks, J. - Smith, S.F.     0 - 1    


Player page created: 31 Dec. 2014