Balson, H.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1882  396  2024 (63) 10
1883  471  2006 (58) 6
1884  538  1984 (56) 9
1885  538  1991 (60) 2
1886  552  1978 (62) 11
1887  564  1969 (74) 0
1888  588  1959 (82) 0
1889  579  1950 (89) 0
1890  621  1941 (95) 0
1891  643  1931 (100) 0
1892  685  1922 (104) 0
1893  713  1913 (107) 0
1894  741  1903 (110) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Balson, H.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'H. Batson' listed as playing for Derbyshire in the 19 Nov. 1884 issue of the Derby Mercury was 'H. Balson'.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 259
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 121
   Zavatarelli, Gloomy Fate of Arthur Towle Marriott, page 13, 32
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 6, no. 150, 13 Dec. 1882, page 592
   [DeM], 19 Nov. 1884
   [LW], 14 Jan. 1882
   [LW], 16 Dec. 1882, page 488
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1882: Leeds v Midland Railway Institute (Derby)]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1884: Leeds v Midland Railway Inst., Derby]
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

Tournament data

Derby 1882 (1)     Nottingham Mechanics Institute - Derby Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Mellor, E.     0 - 2    
Nottingham 1882 (1)     Nottingham Mechanics Institute - Derby Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Marriott, E.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1882 (5)     Nottingham Mechanics Institute Team Match    
  Balson, H. - Mellor, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Leeds 1882 (6)     Leeds Club - Midland Railway Institute Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Eddison, T.     2 - 0    
Derby 1882 (2)     Nottingham - Midland Railway Institute Match    
  Balson, H. - Marriott, T.W.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1883 (1)     Nottingham - Midland Railway Institute Match    
  Balson, H. - Hamel, S.     0 - 1    
Derby 1883 (1)     Nottingham Mechanics Institute - Derby Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Johnson, L.     0.5 - 0.5    
Nottingham 1883 (4)     Nottingham - Derby Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Marriott, E.     0 - 1    
Derby 1883 (2)     Nottingham - Midland Railway Institute Match    
  Balson, H. - Johnson, L.     1.5 - 0.5    
Derby 1883 (3)     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Balson, H. - Atkins, A.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Leeds 1884 (1)     Leeds Club - Midland Railway Institute Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Shepherd, F.C.     0.5 - 1.5    
Sheffield 1884     Derbyshire - Sheffield and District Chess Association Match    
  Balson, H. - Foster, F.E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Nottingham 1884     Nottingham Mechanics Institute - Derby Midland Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Johnson, L.     0 - 2    
Leicester 1884     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Balson, H. - Finch, J.E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bradford 1884 (12)     Bradford Meeting - Section VIII (Class A)    
  Balson, H. - Spencer, T.     1 - 0    
Derby 1885     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Balson, H. - Withers, W.     2 - 0    
Leicester 1886     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Balson, H. - Finch, J.E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Nottingham 1886 (8)     Nottingham Local Handicap Tournament     3.5  /  9
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Balson, H. - Kenny, W.C.     0 - 1    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Balson, H. - Evans, G.C.     0 - 1    
Nottingham 1894 (2)     Nottingham - Derbyshire Club Match    
  Balson, H. - Sander, E.J.     0.5 - 1.5    


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022