Common, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1873  347  1988 (131) 3
1874  353  1998 (126) 0
1875  363  2007 (120) 0
1876  349  2016 (114) 2
1877  334  2014 (111) 1
1878  331  2017 (110) 0
1879  331  2020 (108) 0
1880  349  2023 (106) 0
1881  383  2026 (103) 0
1882  391  2029 (99) 2
1883  458  2017 (100) 2
1884  491  2018 (105) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Common, Walter  
Born: 1818
Died: 1897
 
Notes:
There was a 'W. Common' active in Yorkshire chess in the 1840s and 1850s, who Steve Mann tentatively identifies as Walter Common, the father of Arthur Welsh Common. Walter Common died in 1897, so could have been the 'W. Common' who played in the Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match of 1883. Steve Mann gives year of birth of Walter Common as 1817-1818.
 
References
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1883, page 68
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 6, June 1845, page 177
   [CPC], vol. 13, no. 7, July 1852, page 222
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 1854, page 61
   [Era], vol. 14, no. 715, 6 June 1852, page 6
   [Pal], vol. 5, no. 6, 15 June 1845, page 280
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 2, 1 June 1876, page 26
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1852: Staunton in Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Walter Common and Arthur Welsh Common]

Tournament data

Bradford 1873 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Muller, H. (1)     2 - 1    
Halifax 1876 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Mills, D. (1)     2 - 0    
Halifax 1877     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Menssing, G.A.     0 - 1    
Leeds 1882 (3)     Leeds - Halifax Club Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Stokoe, T.Y.     1.5 - 0.5    
Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Edgar, J.S.     0 - 2    
Bradford 1884 (4)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Common, W. (2) - Mallett, G.E.     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023