Ball, W.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  312  2030 (64) 14
1879  319  2026 (68) 0
1880  343  2023 (70) 0
1881  386  2019 (69) 9
1882  431  2001 (78) 0
1883  513  1982 (85) 0
1884  583  1964 (91) 0
1885  614  1945 (95) 1
1886  618  1932 (101) 1
1887  613  1922 (107) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ball, W.F.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of 24 Mar. 1888 (p.42) and Renette's biography of Bird have 'W.P. Ball' in the Simpson's Divan tournament of 1888. The Chess Player's Chronicle of Aug. 1874 (p.119), the City of London Chess Magazine of Aug. 1875 (p.222), and the Chess Player's Chronicle of 18 Aug. 1887 (p.225) have 'W.F. Ball' active in London. I am guessing that these are the same person.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 221
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 7, Aug. 1875, page 222
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Aug. 1874, page 119
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 337, 18 May 1887, page 225
   [ISDN], 24 Mar. 1888, page 42

Tournament data

London, England 1876 (11)     Saint George's - West End Club Match    
  Ball, W.F. - Blunt, W.E.     2 - 0    
London, England 1878 (2)     Lowenthal Cup Tournament     5  /  14
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ball, W.F. - Heywood, G.C.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1881 (3)     Lowenthal Challenge Cup Tournament     5  /  10
London, England 1885 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ball, W.F. - Stevens, S.J.     0 - 1    
London, England 1886 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ball, W.F. - Taylor, J.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1887 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Ball, W.F. - Zangwill, L.     0 - 1    
London, England 1888 (7)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     1  /  1      odds player in two moves class


Player information updated: 19 Aug. 2022