Rutherford, Watson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1878  169  2177 (105) 2
1879  169  2179 (100) 0
1880  177  2182 (94) 0
1881  195  2185 (87) 0
1882  202  2188 (78) 0
1883  223  2191 (68) 1
1884  238  2184 (55) 19
1885  246  2184 (62) 1
1886  237  2189 (66) 0
1887  240  2194 (67) 4
1888  213  2218 (69) 3
1889  216  2219 (72) 2
1890  242  2205 (76) 2
1891  282  2181 (80) 1
1892  321  2157 (84) 1
1893  333  2146 (88) 2
1894  358  2137 (94) 0
1895  369  2128 (99) 1
1896  371  2127 (104) 0
1897  378  2126 (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
   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: 30 Dec. 2020