Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  335  1828 (116) 7
1872  337  1823 (121) 0
1873  383  1818 (125) 0
1874  383  1812 (129) 0
1875  400  1807 (133) 0
1876  424  1802 (137) 0
1877  411  1796 (140) 0
1878  416  1791 (143) 0
1879  415  1785 (146) 0
1880  437  1780 (149) 0
1881  475  1775 (151) 0
1882  537  1769 (153) 0
1883  609  1764 (156) 0
1884  681  1759 (158) 0
1885  663  1753 (160) 0
1886  663  1748 (161) 0
1887  617  1743 (163) 0
1888  607  1737 (165) 0
1889  599  1732 (166) 0
1890  617  1726 (167) 0
1891  635  1721 (169) 0
1892  665  1716 (170) 0
1893  693  1710 (171) 0
1894  698  1705 (172) 0
1895  682  1700 (173) 0
1896  694  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