Spens, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1867  236  2040 (67) 18
1868  239  2051 (70) 0
1869  233  2061 (71) 0
1870  234  2071 (69) 0
1871  240  2082 (64) 3
1872  215  2119 (58) 3
1873  199  2137 (50) 27
1874  232  2113 (50) 8
1875  263  2089 (44) 29
1876  265  2082 (44) 30
1877  269  2069 (55) 0
1878  290  2056 (59) 0
1879  298  2042 (58) 0
1880  326  2029 (52) 16
1881  366  2029 (52) 6
1882  397  2021 (50) 9
1883  434  2030 (48) 7
1884  442  2042 (44) 26
1885  471  2030 (42) 28
1886  509  1996 (43) 28
1887  553  1972 (49) 7
1888  541  1975 (51) 6
1889  524  1988 (48) 11
1890  491  2019 (46) 20
1891  493  2025 (51) 6
1892  471  2060 (52) 10
1893  421  2102 (54) 6
1894  393  2118 (54) 8
1895  431  2102 (55) 7
1896  452  2081 (56) 5
1897  470  2067 (56) 10
1898  504  2052 (60) 4
1899  553  2030 (62) 7
1900  585  2009 (68) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Spens, Walter Cook  
   Also known as: Sheriff Walter Cook Spens
Born: 1 Feb. 1842
Died: 15 July 1900
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 177, 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 401
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 542, 580
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 166
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 288, 375
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 192, 238
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 271
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 10, 1 Oct. 1867, page 307
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1653, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [Scottish Championship 1894]
   Sarah.  [The Denoument - Morphy Retires]
   Sericano, C.  [Dundee 1867]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]
   [Development of the Club]

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

Spens, W.C. - Scott, W. (3) 1873         (f)     3   -   1
Spens, W.C. - Hunter, A. 1873         (f)     6   -   5
Spens, W.C. - Fraser, Ja.C. 1873         (f)     3   -   1
Spens, W.C. - Marshall, P. 1873         (f)     5   -   3
Hunter, A. - Spens, W.C. 1874 (1)         (f)     4   -   2
Hunter, A. - Spens, W.C. 1874 (2)         (f)     0   -   2
Spens, W.C. - Scott, W. (3) 1875         (f)     4.5   -   3.5
Spens, W.C. - Hunter, A. 1875         (f)     4   -   3
Hunter, A. - Spens, W.C. 1876         (f)     4   -   3
Spens, W.C. - Crum, J. 1876         (f)     4   -   1
Spens, W.C. - Murray, W.F. 1876         (f)     4   -   0
Mills, D.Y. - Spens, W.C. 1881         (f)     4   -   2
Spens, W.C. - Chambers, J.D. 1884         (f)     3   -   0
Whiteley, J.L. - Spens, W.C. 1884 (1)         (f)     5   -   3
Whiteley, J.L. - Spens, W.C. 1884 (2)         (f)     4   -   2
Spens, W.C. - Barbier, G.E. 1885         (f)     7   -   3
Chambers, J.D. - Spens, W.C. 1885         (f)     4   -   3
Gilchrist, Jo. - Spens, W.C. 1886 (1)         (f)     4   -   2
Gilchrist, Jo. - Spens, W.C. 1886 (2)         (f)     0   -   4
Marshall, J. (1) - Spens, W.C. 1886         (f)     4   -   3

Tournament data

Dundee 1867 (1)     Dundee Tournament     0.5  /  9
Dundee 1867 (2)     Scottish Tournament     3  /  7
Dundee 1867 (3)     Dundee Handicap Tournament    
  Spens, W.C. - Fraser, G.B.     1 - 0          Fraser, G.B. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Spens, W.C. - Fraser, Ja.C.     0 - 1          Fraser, Ja.C. gave odds of pawn and move
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Baxter, C.R.     0 - 3    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Baxter, C.R.     2 - 0    
Glasgow and London, England 1872     Crystal Palace Meeting: Glasgow-London Telegraph Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Ranken, C.E.     0 - 1    
  Spens, W.C. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     3  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Spens, W.C. - Martin, Wi.     0 - 1          Martin, Wi. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     1  /  11
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Meikle, C.     1 - 2    
Glasgow 1880     West of Scotland Challenge Cup Tournament     11  /  20
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     1  /  9
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     1.5  /  7
Glasgow 1884     1st Scottish Championship     6  /  9
Edinburgh 1885     2nd Scottish Championship     5  /  11
Glasgow 1886     3rd Scottish Championship     3.5  /  11
Edinburgh 1887     4th Scottish Championship     2  /  7
Glasgow 1888 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1888 (2)     5th Scottish Championship     1  /  5
Edinburgh 1889     6th Scottish Championship     6  /  10
Liverpool 1889 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Leather, R.K.     0 - 1    
Dundee 1890     7th Scottish Championship     6.5  /  9
  Spens, W.C. - Walker, W.N.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1890 (3)     6th British Chess Association Tournament - Amateur Championship     4.5  /  11
Glasgow 1891 (1)     8th Scottish Championship     2  /  5
Glasgow 1891 (2)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
Edinburgh 1892     9th Scottish Championship     5.5  /  10
Dundee 1893 (1)     10th Scottish Chess Association Congress - Championship Tournament     4.5  /  6
Glasgow 1894     11th Scottish Championship     7  /  8
Edinburgh 1895 (1)     12th Scottish Championship     4.5  /  7
Dundee 1896     13th Scottish Championship     2  /  5
Glasgow 1897     14th Scottish Championship     6  /  10
Edinburgh 1898     15th Scottish Championship     3  /  4
Stirling 1899     16th Scottish Championship     3.5  /  7
Glasgow 1900     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Spens, W.C. - Dod, W.     0 - 1    
Dundee 1900     17th Scottish Championship     2.5  /  6


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022