Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  337  1830 (116) 7
1872  338  1824 (121) 0
1873  384  1819 (125) 0
1874  385  1813 (130) 0
1875  401  1808 (133) 0
1876  425  1803 (137) 0
1877  414  1797 (140) 0
1878  422  1792 (143) 0
1879  419  1787 (146) 0
1880  441  1781 (149) 0
1881  481  1776 (151) 0
1882  543  1770 (153) 0
1883  615  1765 (156) 0
1884  685  1760 (158) 0
1885  666  1754 (160) 0
1886  668  1749 (161) 0
1887  621  1744 (163) 0
1888  611  1738 (165) 0
1889  606  1733 (166) 0
1890  627  1727 (167) 0
1891  647  1722 (169) 0
1892  684  1717 (170) 0
1893  710  1711 (171) 0
1894  723  1706 (172) 0
1895  722  1701 (173) 0
1896  726  1695 (174) 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 1871 (1)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 1    
  Bearne, W.J. - Younger     0 - 2    
London 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 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