Ballard, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  51  2350 (68) 5
1873  50  2358 (59) 9
1874  48  2360 (55) 14
1875  54  2358 (59) 9
1876  54  2356 (66) 2
1877  56  2348 (72) 0
1878  56  2340 (76) 0
1879  63  2331 (79) 0
1880  71  2323 (79) 0
1881  83  2315 (78) 2
1882  96  2303 (79) 0
1883  115  2292 (78) 0
1884  130  2281 (75) 2
1885  154  2267 (75) 1
1886  157  2258 (74) 1
1887  166  2250 (73) 1
1888  164  2255 (72) 2
1889  169  2255 (73) 2
1890  189  2245 (76) 1
1891  194  2245 (78) 1
1892  186  2254 (81) 0
1893  180  2263 (83) 0
1894  171  2272 (83) 1
1895  155  2282 (83) 0
1896  151  2292 (81) 3
1897  145  2293 (83) 1
1898  145  2292 (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, Hirschfeld 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)

Coburn (1) - Ballard, W.R. 1873         (f)     5   -   4

Tournament data

London, England 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, England 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, England 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, England 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, England 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, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Mocatta, A.     2 - 0    
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Gunsberg, I.A.     1 - 1    
London, England 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, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Gunsberg, I.A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Heppell, J.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Heppell, J.T.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Hooke, G.A.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (2)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Guest, A.A.G.     1 - 0    
London, England 1889 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Anger, F.     1 - 0    
London, England 1889 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Locock, C.D.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Serraillier, L.C.     0 - 1    
London, England 1891 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Moriau, C.     0 - 1    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Guy, T.A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Muller, Osc.C.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Wagner, H. (2)     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (3)     North of the Thames - South of the Thames Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Eckenstein, E.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Tinsley, S.     0 - 1    
London, England 1897 (2)     City of London Club - St. George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Trenchard, H.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1898 (1)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Locock, C.D.     0 - 1    
London, England 1898 (3)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Cole, H.H.     1 - 0    
London, England 1898 (4)     British Chess Club - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Mortimer, J.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018