Newham, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1868  211  2029 (66) 9
1869  224  2017 (61) 3
1870  245  2016 (54) 11
1871  265  1993 (51) 10
1872  299  1962 (50) 11
1873  304  1960 (49) 12
1874  317  1951 (50) 9
1875  320  1951 (52) 1
1876  329  1956 (47) 14
1877  312  1962 (43) 30
1878  304  1986 (47) 17
1879  301  1993 (56) 0
1880  309  2000 (58) 0
1881  334  2007 (56) 0
1882  350  2014 (48) 11
1883  426  1993 (43) 25
1884  448  1988 (45) 12
1885  444  2003 (47) 10
1886  463  1981 (50) 7
1887  471  1976 (53) 2
1888  487  1952 (51) 12
1889  494  1947 (57) 0
1890  518  1942 (57) 9
1891  545  1928 (64) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Newham, William Leighton  
   Also known as: Rev. William Leighton Newham
Born: 14 Mar. 1822
Died: 16 Oct. 1903
 
Notes:
There was also a G.H. Newham, active at the same time. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi lists 'Newham, GH' in the crosstable for Malvern 1871; Di Felice gives 'Newham, William Leighton' in his crosstable for this event. The Illustrated London News (19 Aug. 1871, p.163) gives 'G.H. Newham' in the tournament but indicates that W.L. Newham was also present at the meeting. However, the Westminster Papers (1 Sept. 1871, p.78) have Rev. W.L. Newham in the tournament. So there is some confusion between these two players even in contemporary sources. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'Rev. W.L. Newman', corrected to 'Rev. W.L. Newham' on p.187 of the Dec. 1870 issue.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 302
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 8, 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 318
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 114, 118
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 153
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Dec. 1870, page 187
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Apr. 1871, page 252
   [CW], vol. 4, Dec. 1868, page 345
   [Era], vol. 34, 18 Aug. 1872, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 57, 20 Aug. 1870, page 203
   [ILN], vol. 59, 19 Aug. 1871, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 70, 20 Jan. 1877, page 71
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 9, 1 Feb. 1877, page 181
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Tournament data

York 1868 (2)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class     3.5  /  9
London, England 1869 (1)     London Handicap Tournament (British Chess Association?)    
  Newham, W.L. - Haggard, H.D.     0 - 1          Newham, W.L. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Lord, J.     0 - 1    
York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Newham, W.L. - Nicholson, Ja.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Stephens, W.H.G.     1 - 0    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     2.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     1  /  11
Bristol 1873 (1)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Moseley, L.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Banfield, E.M.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Coker, J.     0 - 1          Coker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (3)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     1  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (3)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     5  /  12
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Newham, W.L. - Shorthouse, E.     1 - 0          Newham, W.L. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Newham, W.L. - de Soyres, J.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     8.5  /  15
Louth 1877 (1)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  9      odds player in pawn and move class
Louth 1877 (2)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     7  /  11
Birmingham 1877 (2)     Counties Chess Association - 2nd Class     8  /  10
Grantham 1878 (2)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     7  /  8
London, England 1878 (4)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     4  /  8
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Coker, J.     0 - 1          Coker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Manchester 1882 (2)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     6  /  11
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     7  /  25
Bath 1884 (3)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     3  /  11
Leicester 1884     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Hives, C.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hereford 1885 (3)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class IIA     7.5  /  9
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 1          Blake, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Nottingham 1886 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division II     2  /  6
Nottingham 1886 (5)     Counties Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Wilson, J. (1)     0 - 1          Newham, W.L. gave odds of pawn and move
Stamford 1887 (3)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - MacDonnell, G.A.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Newham, W.L. - Collins, W. (1)     1 - 0    
Bradford 1888 (2)     British Chess Association Amateur Championship     4.5  /  12
Cambridge 1890 (2)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2     4.5  /  10
Oxford 1891 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Division II     2.5  /  7


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018