Rutherford, Watson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  140  2165 (106) 2
1879  143  2169 (101) 0
1880  159  2172 (94) 0
1881  170  2176 (87) 0
1882  181  2179 (79) 0
1883  200  2182 (68) 1
1884  210  2177 (56) 19
1885  220  2178 (62) 1
1886  216  2184 (66) 0
1887  223  2191 (67) 4
1888  193  2215 (69) 3
1889  195  2216 (73) 2
1890  222  2202 (76) 2
1891  254  2180 (81) 1
1892  286  2155 (84) 1
1893  298  2145 (88) 2
1894  315  2137 (94) 0
1895  316  2128 (99) 1
1896  310  2128 (104) 0
1897  309  2128 (108) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Rutherford, William Watson  
   Also known as: Sir Watson Rutherford
Born: 1853
Died: 3 Dec. 1927
 
Notes:
Brother of Arthur K. Rutherford. Exact date of death given by Steve Mann (personal communication).
 
References
Books
   Edgar, Liverpool Chess Club, page 27, 28, 30, 67, 77, 78, 81, 83
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 149, 410, 411, 968
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (2nd ed.), page 349
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 181
   Winter, Chess Facts and Fables, page 380
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 208
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 4, Dec. 1884, page 439
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Early Games of Chess by Telephone], page 13
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]
   Winter, Edward.  [Chess and the House of Commons]

Tournament data

Manchester 1878     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Jones, W. (1)     2 - 0    
Leeds 1883 (1)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Whitman, C.W.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1884 (1)     Liverpool Club Tournament     8.5  /  16      odds player in pawn and move class
Liverpool 1884 (2)     1st Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Beakbane, A.     0 - 1    
Liverpool 1884 (3)     2nd Rutherford Silver Cup Competition    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Freeman, H.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1884     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Stokoe, T.Y.     0.5 - 1.5    
Liverpool 1885     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Kipping, J.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
Bradford 1887 (2)     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Wright, F.H.     0 - 1    
Liverpool 1887 (2)     Liverpool Club - Irish Chess Association Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Peake, A.S.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1887 (3)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Lewis, J.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Manchester 1887     Manchester St. Ann's - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Hodgson, J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1888 (1)     Manchester and District - Liverpool and District Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Hodgson, J.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1888 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Russell, J.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1888     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Lewis, J.J.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1889 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Russell, J.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1889 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Thompson, J. (4)     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1890 (1)     Bradford - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Waight, H.H.     1 - 0    
Manchester 1890 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Wilson, T.B.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1891 (2)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Tait, W.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1892     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Marriott, A.R.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Dublin 1893     Dublin - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Woollett, M.S.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1895 (1)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Wright, G.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Liverpool 1897 (1)     Glasgow - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Chambers, J.D.     1 - 0    
Liverpool 1897 (2)     Manchester - Liverpool Club Match    
  Rutherford, W.W. - Hodgson, J.     1 - 0    


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2014