Walker, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  75  2284 (95) 3
1870  70  2305 (91) 0
1871  60  2327 (86) 5
1872  65  2323 (90) 1
1873  70  2313 (94) 0
1874  74  2302 (98) 0
1875  87  2291 (100) 1
1876  84  2288 (103) 0
1877  85  2284 (105) 0
1878  87  2280 (107) 0
1879  91  2276 (108) 0
1880  101  2272 (109) 0
1881  119  2268 (108) 0
1882  129  2264 (108) 0
1883  147  2260 (107) 0
1884  163  2256 (105) 0
1885  175  2252 (103) 0
1886  177  2248 (100) 0
1887  186  2244 (96) 0
1888  191  2240 (92) 0
1889  199  2236 (86) 0
1890  213  2232 (79) 10
1891  212  2246 (81) 0
1892  198  2259 (81) 0
1893  182  2273 (80) 6
1894  190  2265 (83) 0
1895  204  2257 (86) 0
1896  205  2249 (86) 4
1897  212  2240 (92) 0
1898  231  2230 (95) 0
1899  250  2221 (98) 0
1900  254  2211 (101) 0
1901  275  2202 (102) 0
1902  306  2192 (103) 0
1903  334  2183 (103) 0
1904  371  2174 (103) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walker, William Neish  
Born: 1849
Died: 8 Sep. 1927
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 9-09-1848 and 8-09-1849. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1871 (vol.3, p.188) has 'W.W. Walker' but in the 1 Mar. 1871 issue (vol.3, p.169) has 'W.N. Walker'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 40
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 455
   Harding, Doctoral thesis, page 173
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 362, 419, 422, 581
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 290
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 54, 30 Jan. 1869, page 123
   [ILN], vol. 58, 13 May 1871, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 58, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 66, 27 Feb. 1875, page 211
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Mar. 1871, page 169
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Apr. 1871, page 188
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 Mar. 1872, page 195
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Scottish Championship 1895]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William N Walker]
   McGowan, Alan.  [William Neish Walker]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

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

Rosenthal, S. - Walker, W.N. 1871         (f)     1.5   -   2.5      Rosenthal, S. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

Dundee 1869     Dundee Handicap Tournament     9.5  /  12      odds player in pawn and two moves class
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Tait, W.     1 - 0    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Eekhout, B.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Walker, W.N. - Martin, Wi.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Walker, W.N. - Spens, W.C.     1 - 0    
Dundee 1893     10th Scottish Championship     5.5  /  6
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Dundee 1904     21st Scottish Championship     3.5  /  5


Player information updated: 5 May 2020