Rea, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1883  598  1790 (98) 2
1884  658  1795 (89) 4
1885  650  1770 (87) 2
1886  661  1753 (87) 8

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Rea, William  
Born: 6 Sep. 1844
Died:
 
Notes:
Gaige has date of death as 19-11-1909. Steve Mann says he was buried on 05-04-1902. I don't know which is correct. The British Chess Magazine of Feb. 1883 (p.69) and Land and Water (27 Jan. 1883) have 'Ray, Wakefield' listed as playing for Yorkshire against Lancashire. Steve Mann tentatively identifies this player as William Rea, and I have accepted this identification.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 349
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, Feb. 1883, page 69
   [BCM], vol. 4, Dec. 1884, page 440
   [LeM], 2 May 1885, page 7
   [LW], 27 Jan. 1883
   [YP], 20 Dec. 1897
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - William Rea]
   [West Yorkshire v. Tyne and Tees-Side]

Tournament data

Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Rea, W. - Hewitt (1)     1 - 1    
Leeds 1884 (3)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting - Class II    
  Rea, W. - Dyson, E.     1 - 0    
  Rea, W. - Craven, J.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1884     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Rea, W. - Wood, M.B.     1 - 0    
Bradford 1884 (1)     Bradford Meeting - Section I (Class A)    
  Rea, W. - Mallett, G.E.     0 - 1    
Wakefield 1885 (1)     Bradford - Wakefield Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Rea, W. - Cockin, S.M.     0.5 - 1.5    
Leeds 1886     Wakefield - Leeds Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Rea, W. - Toothill, F.     0 - 2    
Wakefield 1886 (1)     Bradford - Wakefield Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Rea, W. - Spencer, T.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1886 (5)     1st Yorkshire County Chess Club Meeting - Consolation Tournament    
  Rea, W. - Muff, H.     1 - 0    
  Rea, W. - Browne, J.M.     0 - 1    
Bradford 1886 (7)     1st Yorkshire County Chess Club Meeting - Class A    
  Rea, W. - Wright, F.H.     0 - 1    
Wakefield 1886 (2)     Sheffield and District - Wakefield Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Rea, W. - Crossland, J.     0 - 2    
Harrogate 1888     Tyneside and Tees-Side - West Yorkshire Match    
  Rea, W. - Vaughan, W.S.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 31 Jul. 2016