Napier, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1895  97  2361 (58) 8
1896  70  2399 (45) 39
1897  56  2424 (44) 18
1898  54  2423 (46) 18
1899  45  2440 (51) 1
1900  41  2454 (49) 4
1901  23  2482 (43) 10
1902  19  2505 (33) 41
1903  21  2505 (40) 2
1904  16  2529 (29) 71
1905  12  2545 (35) 35
1906  14  2536 (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
   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
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    
  Napier, W.E. - Kempa-Pieczonka, A.     1 - 0    
  Napier, W.E. - Swaffield, A.E.     0 - 1    
  Napier, W.E. - Litzenberger, L.     1 - 0    
  Napier, W.E. - Price, A.M.     1 - 0    
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 (2)     19th New York State Chess Association Meeting - General Tournament     4  /  4
New York 1897 (3)     Brooklyn Club Championship     8  /  10
Murray Isle, Thousand Islands 1897 (1)     7th Staats-Zeitung Challenge Cup Tournament     1  /  4
New York 1898 (2)     Brooklyn Club Championship     10  /  11
  Napier, W.E. - Marshall, F.J.     1 - 2    
New York 1898 (3)     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     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
London, England 1904 (5)     Metropolitan Club Rice Gambit Tournament     12.5  /  17
Cambridge or London, England (?) 1904     Mrs. Bowles' Team - Cambridge University Match    
  Napier, W.E. - Gunston, W.H.     1 - 0    
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: 23 Feb. 2022