Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  328  1826 (116) 7
1872  332  1821 (121) 0
1873  379  1816 (125) 0
1874  380  1810 (129) 0
1875  394  1805 (133) 0
1876  420  1800 (137) 0
1877  409  1794 (140) 0
1878  414  1789 (143) 0
1879  413  1784 (146) 0
1880  435  1778 (149) 0
1881  474  1773 (151) 0
1882  537  1768 (153) 0
1883  609  1762 (156) 0
1884  680  1757 (158) 0
1885  662  1752 (160) 0
1886  664  1746 (161) 0
1887  617  1741 (163) 0
1888  608  1736 (165) 0
1889  599  1730 (166) 0
1890  617  1725 (168) 0
1891  635  1720 (169) 0
1892  665  1714 (170) 0
1893  693  1709 (171) 0
1894  698  1704 (172) 0
1895  684  1698 (173) 0
1896  696  1693 (174) 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