Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  385  1827 (116) 7
1872  385  1822 (121) 0
1873  408  1816 (125) 0
1874  416  1810 (130) 0
1875  427  1805 (133) 0
1876  450  1799 (137) 0
1877  434  1793 (140) 0
1878  446  1788 (143) 0
1879  450  1782 (146) 0
1880  469  1777 (148) 0
1881  513  1771 (151) 0
1882  589  1765 (153) 0
1883  656  1760 (155) 0
1884  740  1754 (157) 0
1885  679  1749 (159) 0
1886  677  1743 (160) 0
1887  627  1737 (162) 0
1888  618  1732 (163) 0
1889  613  1726 (165) 0
1890  633  1720 (166) 0
1891  653  1715 (167) 0
1892  689  1709 (169) 0
1893  718  1704 (170) 0
1894  730  1698 (171) 0
1895  729  1692 (171) 0
1896  732  1687 (172) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Bearne, W.J.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
There were also Northampton players named James Bearn (born 1820) and John Hobson Bearn (born 1815), active in the 1850s (see Steve Mann's Yorkshire Chess History website), but it is more likely that the 'Bearne' who played in the City of London Club events in 1871 was W.J. Bearne, who is already mentioned in 1865 in the Household Chess Magazine (31 Jan. 1865, p.16) and the Chess Player's Magazine (June 1865, p.185).
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 32
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 16, June 1896, page 230
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 185
   [HoCM], vol. 1, 31 Jan. 1865, page 16
   [ST], 10 May 1896, page 8

Tournament data

London 1871 (1)     City of London Club Handicap - Section 1    
  Bearne, W.J. - Younger     0 - 2    
London 1871 (5)     City of London Club Handicap - Consolation Tournament    
  Bearne, W.J. - Humphreys, E.E.     1 - 0          Humphreys, E.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Bearne, W.J. - Shedlock, J.     2 - 0          Bearne, W.J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Bearne, W.J. - Fenton, R.H.F.     0 - 2          Fenton, R.H.F. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Bearne, W.J. - Hughes-Hughes, M.E.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 30 Oct. 2016