Bearne, W.J.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1871  340  1828 (116) 7
1872  342  1822 (121) 0
1873  390  1817 (125) 0
1874  402  1811 (129) 0
1875  413  1805 (133) 0
1876  438  1800 (137) 0
1877  424  1794 (140) 0
1878  438  1789 (143) 0
1879  441  1783 (146) 0
1880  461  1777 (148) 0
1881  502  1772 (151) 0
1882  584  1766 (153) 0
1883  654  1760 (155) 0
1884  738  1755 (157) 0
1885  674  1749 (159) 0
1886  673  1744 (160) 0
1887  623  1738 (162) 0
1888  614  1732 (163) 0
1889  610  1727 (165) 0
1890  631  1721 (166) 0
1891  651  1715 (167) 0
1892  689  1710 (169) 0
1893  719  1704 (170) 0
1894  731  1699 (171) 0
1895  730  1693 (171) 0
1896  733  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