Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  391  1826 (116) 7
1872  396  1820 (121) 0
1873  415  1815 (125) 0
1874  423  1809 (130) 0
1875  433  1803 (133) 0
1876  457  1798 (137) 0
1877  438  1792 (140) 0
1878  453  1787 (143) 0
1879  455  1781 (146) 0
1880  475  1775 (148) 0
1881  517  1770 (151) 0
1882  594  1764 (153) 0
1883  663  1759 (155) 0
1884  748  1753 (157) 0
1885  685  1747 (159) 0
1886  680  1742 (160) 0
1887  630  1736 (162) 0
1888  622  1731 (164) 0
1889  614  1725 (165) 0
1890  640  1719 (166) 0
1891  657  1714 (167) 0
1892  694  1708 (169) 0
1893  721  1702 (170) 0
1894  738  1697 (171) 0
1895  735  1691 (172) 0
1896  744  1686 (172) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Bearne, W.J.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
There were also Northampton players named James Bearn (born 1820) and John Hobson Bearn (born 1815), active in the 1850s (see Steve Mann's Yorkshire Chess History website), but it is more likely that the 'Bearne' who played in the City of London Club events in 1871 was W.J. Bearne, who is already mentioned in 1865 in the Household Chess Magazine (31 Jan. 1865, p.16) and the Chess Player's Magazine (June 1865, p.185).
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 32
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 16, June 1896, page 230
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 185
   [HoCM], vol. 1, 31 Jan. 1865, page 16
   [ST], 10 May 1896, page 8

Tournament data

London, England 1871 (1)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 1    
  Bearne, W.J. - Younger     0 - 2    
London, England 1871 (5)     City of London Club Handicap - Consolation Tournament    
  Bearne, W.J. - Humphreys, E.E.     1 - 0          Humphreys, E.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Bearne, W.J. - Shedlock, J.     2 - 0          Bearne, W.J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Bearne, W.J. - Fenton, R.H.F.     0 - 2          Fenton, R.H.F. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Bearne, W.J. - Hughes-Hughes, M.E.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016