Pierce, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  237  2155 (76) 8
1882  245  2149 (64) 15
1883  313  2111 (61) 2
1884  398  2074 (55) 10
1885  433  2057 (55) 18
1886  441  2047 (69) 0
1887  463  2036 (80) 0
1888  473  2025 (89) 0
1889  481  2014 (96) 0
1890  533  2003 (103) 0
1891  561  1992 (108) 0
1892  613  1981 (113) 0
1893  634  1970 (118) 0
1894  660  1959 (122) 0
1895  680  1948 (126) 0
1896  685  1937 (129) 0
1897  709  1926 (132) 0
1898  727  1915 (135) 0
1899  770  1904 (137) 0
1900  796  1893 (140) 0
1901  820  1882 (142) 0
1902  839  1871 (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