Berwick, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  445  1867 (115) 3
1872  447  1875 (108) 3
1873  461  1882 (101) 0
1874  484  1890 (92) 0
1875  499  1898 (83) 9
1876  506  1874 (83) 3
1877  490  1852 (82) 0
1878  516  1830 (79) 0
1879  525  1808 (74) 0
1880  573  1787 (67) 18
1881  655  1770 (71) 2
1882  739  1751 (75) 2
1883  822  1732 (79) 0
1884  928  1713 (81) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Berwick, Alexander  
Born: 1822
Died: 25 May 1905
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'Barwick' listed in the Westminster Papers of 1 Dec. 1875 (p.139) is actually 'Alex. Berwick'. Alan McGowan has sent me copies of census records, with date of birth given as 'abt 1822' in the 1841 census, 'abt 1823' in the 1881 census, and 'abt 1822' again in the 1891 census. McGowan also sent a death notice for an Alexander Berwick with date of death 25-05-1905, whose age was 83 and who therefore might be the chess player.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 93
Periodicals
   [CML], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1880, page 228
   [CML], vol. 2, no. 4, Dec. 1880, page 104
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Aug. 1875, page 311
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1725, 15 Oct. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1674, 14 Oct. 1871, page 363
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1759, 17 May 1873, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1879, 14 Aug. 1875, page 167
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 2, 1 June 1874, page 19
   [WP], vol. 8, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1875, page 139

Tournament data

Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Johnston (2)     1.5 - 1.5    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Strathern     1 - 2    
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Berwick, A. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0 - 1          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Glasgow 1875 (5)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class III     4.5  /  6
Helensburgh 1875     Helensburgh Club - Queen's Park Club Match    
  Berwick, A. - Jenkin, J.     0 - 2    
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Balfour, J.     1.5 - 1.5    
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Sherriff, W.H.     0 - 2    
Glasgow 1880     West of Scotland Challenge Cup Tournament     7  /  20
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Davis, F.W.     1 - 1    
Edinburgh 1882     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Berwick, A. - Matthew, C.     1 - 1    
Glasgow 1884 (2)     1st Scottish Chess Association Congress - Minor Tournament     2  /  6


Player information updated: 1 Feb. 2023