Rutherford, Watson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  166  2178 (105) 2
1879  169  2181 (100) 0
1880  181  2183 (94) 0
1881  198  2186 (87) 0
1882  201  2189 (78) 0
1883  223  2192 (68) 1
1884  245  2184 (55) 19
1885  248  2183 (62) 1
1886  246  2188 (66) 0
1887  249  2193 (67) 4
1888  219  2216 (69) 3
1889  220  2217 (72) 2
1890  252  2203 (76) 2
1891  290  2180 (80) 1
1892  325  2155 (84) 1
1893  341  2144 (88) 2
1894  362  2135 (94) 0
1895  380  2126 (99) 1
1896  376  2125 (104) 0
1897  379  2125 (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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 322
   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, no. 12, Dec. 1884, page 439
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Early Games of Chess by Telephone], page 13
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1883: Yorkshire v Lancashire]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Rutherfords of Liverpool]
   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)     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: 3 Apr. 2022