Pierce, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  230  2162 (76) 8
1882  235  2155 (64) 15
1883  304  2118 (61) 2
1884  383  2081 (55) 10
1885  420  2066 (55) 18
1886  429  2055 (69) 0
1887  450  2044 (80) 0
1888  466  2032 (89) 0
1889  469  2021 (96) 0
1890  519  2010 (103) 0
1891  546  1999 (108) 0
1892  599  1988 (113) 0
1893  624  1977 (118) 0
1894  644  1966 (122) 0
1895  662  1955 (126) 0
1896  672  1944 (129) 0
1897  687  1933 (132) 0
1898  713  1922 (135) 0
1899  748  1911 (137) 0
1900  767  1899 (139) 0
1901  793  1888 (142) 0
1902  817  1877 (143) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Pierce, William Timbrell  
Born: 30 Mar. 1839
Died: May 1922
 
Notes:
The Apr. 1873 issue of the Chess Player's Chronicle (p.238) has 'W.J. Pierce'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 329
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 253
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 374
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 169, 179, 206
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 378
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, no. 4, Apr. 1883, page 145
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 21, Sep. 1860, page 265
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 27, Mar. 1861, page 87
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 8, Apr. 1873, page 238
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 7, 1 July 1867, page 203
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 1, Feb. 1870, page 16
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 7, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [ILN], vol. 49, no. 1396, 27 Oct. 1866, page 419
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1788, 6 Dec. 1873, page 547
   [ILN], vol. 66, no. 1851, 30 Jan. 1875, page 115
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1927, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [LW], 24 Mar. 1883, page 230
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Early Games of Chess by Telephone], page 8
   Harding, Tim.  [Introduction to the Pierce Gambit], page 1
   Harding, Tim.  [The Pierce Brothers and the English Mechanic], page 5
   Harding, Tim.  [Sir George Thomas: The Early Years], page 9

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Edmonds, F. - Pierce, W.T. 1881         (f)     5   -   3
Edmonds, F. - Pierce, W.T. 1882         (f)     4   -   0
Pierce, W.T. - Bowley, A.A. 1882         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Mead, W. - Pierce, W.T. 1885         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

Chichester 1882     Brighton Club - Chichester Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     1.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1883     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Cheshire, H.F.S.     1 - 1    
London, England 1884 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Beardsell, T.J.     1 - 1    
Brighton 1884 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0.5 - 1.5    
London, England 1884 (6)     Universities - Brighton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Morley, F.     1.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1884 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Beardsell, T.J.     0 - 2    
Havant 1884     Brighton - Southampton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 2    
London, England 1885 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Mills, D.Y.     0 - 2    
Brighton 1885 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0 - 2    
London, England 1885 (6)     Universities - Brighton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Locock, C.D.     0.5 - 1.5    
Brighton 1885 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 1    
Sussex 1885     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1902 (2)     British Chess Club - Universities Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Snowden, H.J.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022