Napier, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1895  103  2346 (56) 9
1896  78  2385 (44) 39
1897  58  2411 (43) 18
1898  61  2405 (44) 20
1899  48  2426 (50) 1
1900  39  2444 (49) 4
1901  24  2474 (42) 10
1902  19  2498 (33) 41
1903  21  2499 (39) 2
1904  16  2525 (29) 71
1905  11  2540 (35) 35
1906  13  2530 (55) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Napier, William Ewart  
Born: 17 Jan. 1881
Died: 6 Sep. 1952
 
Notes:
Golombek has death date 07-09-1952. Gaige has death date 06-09-1952.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 312
   Feenstra Kuiper, 100 Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, page 90
   Forster, Negele and Tischbierek, Emanuel Lasker, Vol.I, page 388
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 298
   Goldman, Carl Schlechter!, page 525
   Golombek, Golombek's Encyclopedia, page 208
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 425, 435, 578
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 232
   Hilbert, Napier
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 36, 63
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 222
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 186
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 13, 147
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [Napier: The Search Continues]
   Sarah.  [Monte Carlo 1902 - The Players]
   Sarah.  [William Ewart Napier]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dal 1900 al 1944]

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

Lipschutz, S. - Napier, W.E. 1895         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Taber, C.S. 1896         (f)     3   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Ruth, S.G. 1896         (f)     8   -   3
Napier, W.E. - Marshall, F.J. 1896         (f)     8.5   -   2.5
Teed, F.M. - Napier, W.E. 1896         (c)     1   -   1
Napier, W.E. - Southwick, A.W. 1898         (f)     2   -   3      Napier, W.E. gave odds of a rook
Napier, W.E. - Lee, F.J. 1899         (c)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Walter, H. 1900         (f)     2   -   1
Napier, W.E. - Eisenberg, L.R. 1903         (c)     1   -   1
Napier, W.E. - Howell, C.S. 1904         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Fox, A.W. 1904         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Barrett, H.M. 1904         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Hodges, A.B. 1904         (f)     0.5   -   0.5
Napier, W.E. - Curt, C. 1904         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Zirn, H. 1904         (f)     1   -   0
Napier, W.E. - Shoosmith, H.W. 1904         (f)     3   -   1
Teichmann, R. - Napier, W.E. 1905         (f)     7.5   -   3.5
Napier, W.E. - Mieses, J. 1905         (f)     5   -   5
Napier, W.E. - Marshall, F.J. 1905         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Napier, W.E. - Atkins, H.E. 1905         (f)     3   -   1
Napier, W.E. - Marshall, F.J. 1906         (f)     1   -   0

Tournament data

New York 1895 (9)     New York State Chess Association General Tournament     3  /  4
New York 1895 (17)     Cafe Boulevard Handicap Tournament     19  /  25      odds player in pawn and two moves class
New York 1896 (3)     Brooklyn Club Junior Championship     11  /  12
New York 1897 (4)     19th New York State Chess Association Meeting - General Tournament     4  /  4
New York 1897 (6)     Brooklyn Club Championship     8  /  10
Murray Isle, Thousand Islands 1897 (1)     7th Staats-Zeitung Challenge Cup Tournament     1  /  4
New York 1898 (3)     Brooklyn Club Championship     10  /  11
  Napier, W.E. - Marshall, F.J.     1 - 2    
New York 1898 (5)     Brooklyn Club - Cosmopolitan Club Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Hanham, J.M.     0 - 1    
New York 1898 (6)     Brooklyn Club - Cosmopolitan Club Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Hanham, J.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1898 (7)     Brooklyn - Manhattan Junior Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Meyer, A.S.     1 - 0    
New York and Chicago 1900     Brooklyn Club - Chicago Club Telegraph Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Phillips, C.W.     1 - 0    
Buffalo 1901     New York State Chess Association Tournament     6.5  /  10
Monte Carlo 1902     Monte Carlo International Tournament     11  /  23
London, England 1902 (1)     Metropolitan Club - Universities Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Tattersall, C.E.C.     1 - 0    
Hanover 1902 (1)     13th German Chess Federation Congress - Meisterturnier     10  /  17
Cambridge Springs 1904     Cambridge Springs Tournament     5.5  /  15
New York 1904 (4)     Brooklyn Club Team Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Howell, C.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1904 (4)     City of London Club Tournament     12.5  /  16
Hastings 1904 (3)     1st British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     8.5  /  11
Cambridge 1904     Mrs. Bowles' Team - Cambridge University Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Gunston, W.H.     1 - 0    
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     12.5  /  17
Hastings 1905     1st British Chess Federation Championship - Play-off    
  Napier, W.E. - Atkins, H.E.     2.5 - 1.5    
New York and Chicago 1905 (2)     Brooklyn Club - Chicago Club Telegraph Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Uedemann, L.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 1 Sept. 2022