Ball, Alfred




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  226  1987 (93) 3
1867  230  1977 (90) 0
1868  235  1966 (85) 7
1869  222  1986 (89) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ball, Alfred  
   Also known as: Dr. Alfred Ball
Born: 1826
Died:
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives year of birth as 1825-1826 or possibly 1827 and suggests that he died somewhere between 1891 and 1901 because of his absence in the 1901 census. Walker in Bell's Life in London (1 Aug. 1868, p.10) has 'J.A. Ball', presumably in error.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 152
Periodicals
   [BLL], 1 Aug. 1868, page 10
   [CPQC], vol. 1, 18 July 1868, page 89
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [CW], vol. 3, Sep. 1867, page 227
   [CW], vol. 3, Dec. 1867, page 348
   [CW], vol. 4, Aug. 1868, page 188
   [Era], vol. 30, 26 July 1868, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 48, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 59, 19 Aug. 1871, page 163
   [LeM], 24 Oct. 1867, page 3
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1866: NYDCA, 2nd Redcar Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1867: NYDCA, 3rd Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA Meeting, build-up]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1869: YCA Meeting, build-up]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Alfred Ball]

Tournament data

Leeds 1866 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Tournament 2    
  Ball, A. - Fieldsend, T.     1 - 0    
  Ball, A. - Fawcett, J.A.     1 - 0    
  Ball, A. - Winterbottom, D.     0 - 1    
York 1868 (2)     1st Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting, 1st Class     0  /  7
York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Ball, A. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Ball, A. - Fisher, B.W.     1 - 0    
  Ball, A. - Finlinson, J.H.S.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 21 Sept. 2017