Newham, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1868  246  2046 (65) 9
1869  247  2035 (60) 3
1870  264  2035 (54) 11
1871  298  2015 (51) 10
1872  339  1987 (49) 11
1873  346  1989 (48) 12
1874  361  1989 (47) 12
1875  376  1994 (48) 6
1876  359  1992 (45) 14
1877  342  1997 (42) 31
1878  330  2015 (46) 17
1879  327  2023 (54) 0
1880  332  2030 (56) 1
1881  367  2031 (54) 0
1882  379  2032 (46) 14
1883  464  2011 (41) 27
1884  504  2008 (43) 12
1885  509  2011 (45) 13
1886  547  1986 (48) 10
1887  555  1976 (51) 3
1888  589  1952 (50) 12
1889  586  1946 (56) 0
1890  624  1939 (57) 9
1891  644  1927 (64) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Newham, William Leighton  
   Also known as: Rev. William Leighton Newham
Born: 14 Mar. 1822
Died: 16 Oct. 1903
 
Notes:
There was also a G.H. Newham, active at the same time. La Grande Storia degli Scacchi lists 'Newham, GH' in the crosstable for Malvern 1871; Di Felice gives 'Newham, William Leighton' in his crosstable for this event. The Illustrated London News (19 Aug. 1871, p.163) gives 'G.H. Newham' in the tournament but indicates that W.L. Newham was also present at the meeting. However, the Westminster Papers (1 Sept. 1871, p.78) have Rev. W.L. Newham in the tournament. So there is some confusion between these two players even in contemporary sources. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'Rev. W.L. Newman', corrected to 'Rev. W.L. Newham' on p.187 of the Dec. 1870 issue.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 966
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 302
   Gillam, London, 1868/9, page 4
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 175
   Löwenthal and Medley, Transactions of the BCA, 1868-1869, page 8, 13
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 318
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 4, Nov. 1868, page 114, 118
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 5, Feb. 1869, page 153
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 5, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 6, Dec. 1870, page 187
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 8, Apr. 1871, page 252
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 9, Dec. 1868, page 345
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1769, 18 Aug. 1872, page 4
   [ILN], vol. 57, no. 1609, 20 Aug. 1870, page 203
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1665, 19 Aug. 1871, page 163
   [ILN], vol. 70, no. 1958, 20 Jan. 1877, page 71
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 29, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 10, 1 Feb. 1877, page 181
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Tournament data

York 1868 (2)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class     3.5  /  9
London, England 1869 (1)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Haggard, H.D.     0 - 1          Newham, W.L. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1869 (2)     Glowworm Prize Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Lord, J.     0 - 1    
York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Newham, W.L. - Nicholson, Ja.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Stephens, W.H.G.     1 - 0    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     2.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Wisker, J.     0 - 1          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     1  /  11
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Mosely, L.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Banfield, E.M.     1 - 0    
  Newham, W.L. - Coker, J.     0 - 1          Coker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     1  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (3)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     6  /  12
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Newham, W.L. - Shorthouse, E.     1 - 0          Newham, W.L. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Newham, W.L. - de Soyres, J.     0 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Glasgow 1875 (4)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     4  /  7
Cheltenham 1876 (2)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     8.5  /  15
Louth 1877 (1)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     2.5  /  9      odds player in pawn and move class
Louth 1877 (2)     Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     7  /  11
Nottingham 1877     Nottingham - Leicester Club Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Stevenson, A.St.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1877 (2)     Counties Chess Association - 2nd Class     8  /  10
Grantham 1878 (2)     2nd Lincoln County Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     7  /  8
London, England 1878 (4)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     4  /  8
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Coker, J.     0 - 1          Coker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
Leicester 1880     Nottingham - Leicester Club Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Hamel, S.     1 - 0    
Leicester 1882 (1)     Nottingham - Leicester Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Marriott, A.T.     0 - 2    
Manchester 1882 (2)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     6  /  11
Leicester 1882 (2)     Nottingham - Leicester Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Suffolk, F.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Nottingham 1883 (2)     Nottingham - Leicester Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Sander, E.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     7  /  25
Derby 1883 (3)     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - West, J.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Leicester (?) 1884     Nottingham - Leicester Club Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Marriott, E.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bath 1884 (3)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     3  /  10
Leicester 1884     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Hives, C.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hereford 1885 (3)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class IIA     7.5  /  9
Hereford 1885 (6)     15th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 1          Blake, J.H. gave odds of pawn and move
Derby 1885     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Bland, W.R.     1 - 0    
Leicester 1885     Nottingham - Leicester Club Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Mellor, E.     0 - 2    
Nottingham 1886 (1)     Nottingham - Leicester Club Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Browne, H.     0.5 - 0.5    
Leicester 1886     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Hives, C.W.     0.5 - 1.5    
Nottingham 1886 (3)     Counties Chess Association - Minor Tourney, Division II     2  /  6
Nottingham 1886 (6)     Counties Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - Wilson, Jos.     0 - 1          Newham, W.L. gave odds of pawn and move
Northampton 1887     Northamptonshire - Leicestershire County Match    
  Newham, W.L. - Hollis, W.G.     0 - 1    
Stamford 1887 (3)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Newham, W.L. - MacDonnell, G.A.     1 - 0          MacDonnell, G.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Newham, W.L. - Collins, W. (1)     1 - 0    
Bradford 1888 (2)     British Chess Association Amateur Championship     4.5  /  12
Cambridge 1890 (2)     Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2     4.5  /  10
Oxford 1891 (2)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Division II     2.5  /  7


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022