Ballard, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  69  2337 (66) 5
1873  66  2341 (57) 9
1874  63  2347 (51) 19
1875  67  2346 (56) 10
1876  65  2346 (64) 2
1877  70  2339 (71) 0
1878  69  2332 (75) 0
1879  76  2325 (78) 0
1880  83  2318 (78) 0
1881  93  2311 (77) 2
1882  107  2301 (78) 0
1883  129  2291 (78) 0
1884  148  2281 (75) 2
1885  162  2267 (75) 1
1886  176  2258 (74) 1
1887  187  2251 (73) 1
1888  187  2256 (72) 2
1889  186  2256 (73) 2
1890  212  2245 (75) 1
1891  216  2244 (78) 1
1892  215  2254 (81) 0
1893  202  2263 (83) 0
1894  193  2273 (83) 1
1895  182  2283 (82) 0
1896  168  2294 (81) 3
1897  171  2294 (83) 1
1898  166  2294 (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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 216, 306, 336
   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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 23
   [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 (4)     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 (5)     City of London Club Tournament     15  /  18
  Ballard, W.R. - Vyse, W.E.     1 - 0    
London, England 1874 (9)     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 (7)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Ballard, W.R. - Sharpe, F.     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: 22 Jul. 2022