Spens, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1867  228  2037 (67) 18
1868  215  2044 (71) 0
1869  215  2051 (72) 0
1870  220  2058 (70) 0
1871  216  2065 (66) 3
1872  206  2098 (61) 3
1873  202  2109 (54) 27
1874  227  2085 (54) 0
1875  253  2061 (47) 21
1876  282  2036 (49) 21
1877  278  2034 (59) 0
1878  286  2032 (65) 0
1879  291  2030 (67) 0
1880  303  2028 (67) 0
1881  347  2026 (63) 0
1882  380  2024 (56) 9
1883  400  2043 (52) 7
1884  390  2063 (49) 9
1885  425  2045 (46) 21
1886  499  1988 (48) 11
1887  528  1970 (51) 7
1888  509  1976 (52) 6
1889  493  1992 (49) 11
1890  457  2025 (46) 20
1891  462  2031 (51) 6
1892  426  2066 (52) 10
1893  385  2108 (55) 6
1894  367  2124 (55) 8
1895  391  2109 (56) 7
1896  410  2088 (57) 5
1897  420  2075 (56) 10
1898  448  2060 (60) 4
1899  490  2038 (62) 7
1900  521  2017 (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
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 288, 375
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 149, 192, 238
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 Oct. 1867, page 307
   [ILN], vol. 58, 3 June 1871, page 555
   [TG], vol. 33, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, 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 (1) 1873         (f)     5   -   3
Spens, W.C. - Hunter, A. 1875         (f)     4   -   3
Hunter, A. - Spens, W.C. 1876         (f)     4   -   3
Spens, W.C. - Barbier, G.E. 1885         (f)     7   -   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    
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     10th Scottish Championship     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: 5 May 2020