Pierce, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  180  2172 (76) 8
1882  198  2166 (64) 15
1883  255  2129 (61) 2
1884  302  2093 (56) 10
1885  333  2081 (56) 18

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Pierce, William Timbrell  
Born: 30 Mar. 1839
Died: May 1922
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 967
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 329
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 253
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 169, 179, 206
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 378
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 3, Apr. 1883, page 145
   [CPC], vol. 2, Sep. 1860, page 265
   [CPC], vol. 3, Mar. 1861, page 87
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 July 1867, page 203
   [ILN], vol. 49, 27 Oct. 1866, page 419
   [ILN], vol. 63, 6 Dec. 1873, page 547
   [ILN], vol. 66, 30 Jan. 1875, page 115
   [ILN], vol. 69, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [LW], 24 Mar. 1883, page 230
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Early Games of Chess by Telephone], page 8
   Harding, Tim.  [Introduction to the Pierce Gambit], page 1
   Harding, Tim.  [The Pierce Brothers and the English Mechanic], page 5
   Harding, Tim.  [Sir George Thomas: The Early Years], page 9

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Edmonds, F. - Pierce, W.T. 1881         (f)     5   -   3
Edmonds, F. - Pierce, W.T. 1882         (f)     4   -   0
Pierce, W.T. - Bowley, A.A. 1882         (f)     5.5   -   3.5
Mead, W. - Pierce, W.T. 1885         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

Chichester 1882     Brighton Club - Chichester Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     1.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1883     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Cheshire, H.F.S.     1 - 1    
London 1884 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Beardsell, T.J.     1 - 1    
Brighton 1884 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0.5 - 1.5    
London 1884 (6)     Universities - Brighton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Morley, F.     1.5 - 0.5    
Brighton 1884 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Beardsell, T.J.     0 - 2    
Havant 1884     Brighton - Southampton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Blake, J.H.     0 - 2    
London 1885 (1)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Mills, D.Y.     0 - 2    
Brighton 1885 (1)     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0 - 2    
London 1885 (4)     Universities - Brighton Club Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Locock, C.D.     0.5 - 1.5    
Brighton 1885 (2)     Surrey - Sussex County Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Mills, D.Y.     1 - 1    
Sussex 1885     Brighton - Rest of Sussex Match    
  Pierce, W.T. - Downer, G.R.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 25 Mar. 2017