Sparkes, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  647  2042 (111) 2
1907  682  2040 (109) 0
1908  681  2037 (106) 0
1909  745  2035 (103) 0
1910  743  2033 (99) 0
1911  765  2030 (94) 0
1912  766  2028 (88) 0
1913  763  2026 (81) 0
1914  729  2023 (72) 10
1915  703  2018 (76) 0
1916  699  2013 (78) 0
1917  700  2007 (79) 0
1918  727  2002 (77) 0
1919  739  1997 (74) 0
1920  823  1992 (68) 10
1921  908  1980 (77) 0
1922  936  1969 (85) 0
1923  1049  1958 (90) 0
1924  1127  1946 (95) 0
1925  1192  1935 (98) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Sparkes, William Henry John  
   Also known as: H. Sparkes
Born: Feb. 1871
Died: 1935
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives date of birth as 21-26 Feb. 1871; Gaige gives date of birth as 24 Feb. 1871. Gaige gives 'Sparkes, W.H.'; Steve Mann gives 'William Henry John Sparkes'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 317
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 401
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 494
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 255
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Fred Dewhirst Yates]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - William Henry John Sparkes]

Tournament data

Manchester 1906     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Sparkes, W.H.J. - Yates, F.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
Leeds or Sheffield (?) 1906     Leeds - Sheffield Club Match    
  Sparkes, W.H.J. - Yates, F.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
Chester 1914 (1)     11th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     3  /  10
Edinburgh 1920 (3)     13th British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open Tournament     3.5  /  10
Sheffield 1925     English Counties Championship Semi-final Match: Yorkshire - Warwickshire    
  Sparkes, W.H.J. - Littlejohn, P.C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Leeds 1925     English Counties Championship Final Match: Middlesex - Yorkshire    
  Sparkes, W.H.J. - Morrison, J.H.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020