Holladay, Waller




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1888  410  2040 (80) 1
1889  389  2057 (69) 5
1890  411  2045 (64) 0
1891  442  2032 (55) 25
1892  433  2048 (62) 0
1893  421  2064 (65) 12
1894  448  2060 (77) 0
1895  439  2056 (86) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Holladay, Waller W.  
   Also known as: Prof. Holladay
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Nick Pope cites The Sun (New York) of 1890.12.10, which gives 'Prof. Holladay' as an umpire for Steinitz in his match with Gunsberg, and The World (New York) of 10 Dec. 1890, which gives 'Mr. Waller Halliday [sic]' as one of Steinitz' umpires (the '[sic]' is Pope's). Hilbert gives 'Holladay' at the New York State Chess Association tournament in 1891. Reichhelm gives 'Prof. Halladay' in the Franklin vs. Manhattan club match of 1895. According to Hillyer, the book of the 6th American Chess Congress in New York, 1889, lists 'Holladay' as one of the committee members responsible for the publication. His name appears as 'Holladay' in the Columbia Chess Chronicle in 1888 and 1889, except on occasion when it appears as 'Holiday' (5 May 1888, vol.2, p.134; 12 May 1888, vol.2, p.143) or 'Halladay' (7 Mar. 1889, vol.4, p.88). The New York State Chess Association History by H.J. Rogers gives 'W.W. Holladay' in several places.
 
References
Books
   Hilbert and Lahde, Albert Beauregard Hodges, page 86, 88
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 8
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 200
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 45
   Rogers, New York State Chess Association, page 25, 51
Periodicals
   [CCC], vol. 2, 5 May 1888, page 134
   [CCC], vol. 2, 12 May 1888, page 143
   [CCC], vol. 2, 16 June 1888, page 185
   [CCC], vol. 4, 10 Jan. 1889, page 17
   [CCC], vol. 4, 31 Jan. 1889, page 43
   [CCC], vol. 4, 7 Mar. 1889, page 87, 88
   [CCC], vol. 4, 30 May 1889, page 184
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [New York 1891: A Day to Remember Part 1], page 3
   Pope, Nick.  [1890 Gunsberg-Steinitz World Championship Match]

Tournament data

Newark 1888 (1)     Columbia Club - Newark Club Match    
  Holladay, W.W. - Howard, J.     0 - 1    
New York 1889 (1)     11th New York State Championship    
  Holladay, W.W. - Catlin, H.C.     1 - 0    
  Holladay, W.W. - Searle, D.F.     0 - 1    
  Holladay, W.W. - Scripture, W.E.     1 - 0    
  Holladay, W.W. - Underhill, E.H.     1 - 0    
  Holladay, W.W. - Otten, H.     1 - 0    
New York 1891 (1)     13th New York State Championship    
  Holladay, W.W. - Hanham, J.M.     0 - 1    
  Holladay, W.W. - Levy, E.     1 - 0    
  Holladay, W.W. - Meyer, O.     0 - 1    
New York 1891 (2)     Manhattan Club Championship     4  /  28
New York 1893 (4)     Manhattan Club Championship     3  /  12
Philadelphia and New York 1895     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Telegraphic Match    
  Holladay, W.W. - Wilson, W.C.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020