Ballard, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  48  2360 (70) 5
1873  49  2368 (63) 9
1874  46  2366 (57) 14
1875  53  2363 (60) 9
1876  52  2361 (67) 2
1877  53  2352 (73) 0
1878  52  2343 (77) 0
1879  62  2335 (79) 0
1880  70  2326 (79) 0
1881  79  2317 (78) 2
1882  93  2306 (79) 0
1883  110  2294 (78) 0
1884  127  2283 (75) 2
1885  147  2269 (75) 1
1886  155  2259 (74) 1
1887  165  2251 (73) 1
1888  163  2256 (72) 2
1889  171  2257 (73) 2
1890  189  2246 (76) 1
1891  190  2246 (78) 1
1892  181  2255 (81) 0
1893  173  2264 (83) 0
1894  163  2274 (83) 1
1895  150  2284 (83) 0
1896  145  2294 (81) 3
1897  141  2294 (83) 1
1898  143  2294 (87) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ballard, William Robert  
   Also known as: Dr. William Robert Ballard
Born: 1846
Died: 1 Sep. 1933
 
Notes:
Zukertort mentions 'an American gentleman living in London, Mr. W. Ballard' in Dec. 1876 (quoted in Hilbert's Writings in Chess History, p.55). Was this William Robert Ballard? The Westminster Papers of 1 May 1872 (vol.5, p.5) has 'Wm. Ballard, jun.'.
 
References
Books
   Cornil, Le Café de la Régence, page 145
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 954
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 21
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 55
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfled and Suhle, page 126, 370
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 124, 230
Periodicals
   [ILN], vol. 60, 18 May 1872, page 491
   [ILN], vol. 62, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 63, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 64, 23 May 1874, page 499
   [ILN], vol. 70, 13 Jan. 1877, page 47
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 May 1872, page 5
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [The First Women's International Tournament], page 6
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]

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

Colburn - Ballard, W.R. 1873         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

London 1872 (4)     British Chess Association Handicap Tournament    
  Ballard, W.R. - Minchin, J.I.     1 - 0    
  Ballard, W.R. - Gossip, G.H.D.     1 - 0    
  Ballard, W.R. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
London 1872 (5)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Ballard, W.R. - Cooper (1)     1 - 0    
  Ballard, W.R. - Stow, A.T.     0 - 1          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
London 1874 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Ballard, W.R. - Woodard     0 - 2          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Ballard, W.R. - Watts, J.J.     2 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Ballard, W.R. - Connford     2 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ballard, W.R. - Pfahl, J.     1 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Ballard, W.R. - Maas, A.J.     1 - 2          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ballard, W.R. - Rippin, G.H.     2 - 1          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1874 (3)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Holeman, A.     0 - 1          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of a knight
London 1875 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Ballard, W.R. - Sharpe (1)     1 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ballard, W.R. - Day (1)     2.5 - 0.5          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ballard, W.R. - Wisker, J.     3 - 2          Wisker, J. gave odds of pawn and move
  Ballard, W.R. - Maas, A.J.     0 - 1          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
London 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Mocatta, A.     2 - 0    
London 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Gunsberg, I.A.     1 - 1    
London 1881 (3)     City of London Club First Class - Fourth Class Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Foster, I. (1)     1 - 0          Ballard, W.R. gave odds of a knight
London 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
London 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Gunsberg, I.A.     0 - 1    
London 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Heppell, J.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Hooke, G.A.     0 - 1    
London 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Guest, A.A.G.     1 - 0    
London 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Anger, F.     1 - 0    
London 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Locock, C.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Serraillier, L.C.     0 - 1    
London 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Moriau, C.     0 - 1    
London 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Guy, T.A.     1 - 0    
London 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Muller, Osc.C.     1 - 0    
London 1896 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Wagner, H. (2)     1 - 0    
London 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Eckenstein, E.     1 - 0    
London 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Tinsley, S.     0 - 1    
London 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Trenchard, H.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Locock, C.D.     0 - 1    
London 1898 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Cole, H.H.     1 - 0    
London 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Mortimer, J.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018