Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  336  1829 (116) 7
1872  338  1823 (121) 0
1873  385  1818 (125) 0
1874  385  1812 (129) 0
1875  402  1807 (133) 0
1876  426  1802 (137) 0
1877  413  1796 (140) 0
1878  418  1791 (143) 0
1879  417  1786 (146) 0
1880  438  1780 (149) 0
1881  477  1775 (151) 0
1882  538  1770 (153) 0
1883  612  1764 (156) 0
1884  683  1759 (158) 0
1885  665  1753 (160) 0
1886  666  1748 (161) 0
1887  619  1743 (163) 0
1888  610  1737 (165) 0
1889  603  1732 (166) 0
1890  622  1727 (167) 0
1891  640  1721 (169) 0
1892  669  1716 (170) 0
1893  699  1711 (171) 0
1894  704  1705 (172) 0
1895  693  1700 (173) 0
1896  715  1694 (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