Ballard, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  60  2341 (67) 5
1873  61  2348 (59) 9
1874  58  2354 (55) 14
1875  61  2354 (59) 9
1876  61  2353 (66) 2
1877  65  2345 (72) 0
1878  66  2338 (76) 0
1879  71  2330 (78) 0
1880  79  2322 (79) 0
1881  86  2315 (78) 2
1882  104  2304 (78) 0
1883  125  2293 (78) 0
1884  141  2283 (75) 2
1885  158  2269 (75) 1
1886  165  2260 (74) 1
1887  181  2252 (73) 1
1888  181  2257 (72) 2
1889  185  2257 (73) 2
1890  210  2246 (76) 1
1891  214  2246 (78) 1
1892  209  2255 (81) 0
1893  201  2265 (83) 0
1894  189  2274 (83) 1
1895  174  2284 (82) 0
1896  168  2295 (81) 3
1897  162  2296 (83) 1
1898  167  2295 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 85, 93, 94, 211, 357, 475
   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, no. 1706, 18 May 1872, page 491
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1765, 28 June 1873, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 63, no. 1785, 15 Nov. 1873, page 471
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1813, 23 May 1874, page 499
   [ILN], vol. 70, no. 1957, 13 Jan. 1877, page 47
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 1, 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, H.I. - 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 (4)     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, J.C.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 1894 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Ballard, W.R. - Watt, John     0 - 1    
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: 27 Apr. 2021