Rutherford, Watson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  161  2178 (105) 2
1879  166  2181 (100) 0
1880  177  2184 (94) 0
1881  191  2187 (87) 0
1882  198  2189 (78) 0
1883  216  2192 (68) 1
1884  231  2186 (55) 19
1885  237  2185 (62) 1
1886  231  2190 (66) 0
1887  234  2196 (67) 4
1888  206  2219 (69) 3
1889  213  2220 (72) 2
1890  239  2206 (76) 2
1891  274  2182 (80) 1
1892  310  2158 (84) 1
1893  324  2147 (88) 2
1894  346  2138 (94) 0
1895  354  2129 (99) 1
1896  348  2128 (104) 0
1897  350  2127 (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 Rutherford. Steve Mann gives date of birth as '1852/53', and points out that although his birth was registerd in the first quarter of 1853, he could have been born in the later part of Dec. 1852.
 
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.  [Rutherfords of Liverpool]
   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: 30 Dec. 2020