Berwick, Alexander




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  450  1864 (115) 3
1872  457  1871 (108) 3
1873  461  1879 (101) 0
1874  493  1887 (92) 0
1875  510  1894 (83) 9
1876  511  1870 (83) 3
1877  498  1848 (82) 0
1878  521  1826 (79) 0
1879  532  1805 (74) 0
1880  585  1783 (67) 18
1881  666  1767 (71) 2
1882  744  1747 (75) 2
1883  827  1729 (79) 0
1884  940  1710 (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