Spens, Walter




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1867  231  2033 (67) 18
1868  221  2040 (71) 0
1869  219  2047 (72) 0
1870  227  2054 (70) 0
1871  219  2062 (66) 3
1872  209  2094 (61) 3
1873  205  2105 (54) 27
1874  230  2082 (54) 0
1875  253  2058 (47) 21
1876  287  2032 (49) 21
1877  281  2031 (59) 0
1878  289  2029 (65) 0
1879  297  2027 (67) 0
1880  309  2025 (67) 0
1881  351  2023 (63) 0
1882  384  2021 (56) 9
1883  405  2040 (52) 7
1884  397  2060 (49) 9
1885  426  2042 (46) 21
1886  502  1985 (48) 11
1887  533  1967 (51) 7
1888  515  1973 (52) 6
1889  496  1989 (49) 11
1890  460  2022 (46) 20
1891  463  2028 (51) 6
1892  430  2063 (52) 10
1893  389  2105 (55) 6
1894  370  2121 (55) 8
1895  394  2105 (56) 7
1896  412  2085 (57) 5
1897  424  2071 (56) 10
1898  446  2057 (60) 4
1899  488  2035 (62) 7
1900  520  2013 (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, 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 (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