Ferris, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  160  2264 (63) 13
1885  135  2295 (52) 47
1886  131  2308 (52) 2
1887  115  2332 (45) 20
1888  125  2318 (49) 0
1889  138  2304 (43) 23
1890  166  2286 (43) 14
1891  219  2240 (43) 12
1892  272  2190 (42) 17
1893  269  2194 (42) 17
1894  245  2225 (45) 5
1895  232  2242 (40) 26
1896  243  2225 (40) 23
1897  261  2205 (43) 12
1898  250  2227 (44) 15
1899  251  2234 (46) 13
1900  292  2195 (51) 1
1901  346  2168 (51) 14
1902  379  2158 (59) 0
1903  399  2148 (63) 0
1904  434  2137 (62) 0
1905  451  2127 (58) 11
1906  484  2116 (62) 1
1907  520  2102 (64) 0
1908  548  2088 (62) 8
1909  580  2092 (67) 0
1910  568  2096 (68) 0
1911  603  2100 (67) 7
1912  621  2088 (71) 7
1913  635  2077 (81) 0
1914  626  2066 (90) 0
1915  606  2055 (97) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ferris, William Jacob  
Born: 17 Feb. 1856
Died: 5 Sep. 1917
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 304
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 117
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 497
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 31, 284
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 32, 118, 387
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 20, 264
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 19
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 74
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 59, no. 150, 31 May 1899, page 13
   [WSMS], 7 Dec. 1884
Web
   Brennen, Neil R.  [Confidential Email from The Historian]
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Books for Christmas], page 12
   Hilbert, John S.  [Oh, Brother: The Duffer's Guide to Handicapping Correspondence Chess Siblings]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Tatnall, G. - Ferris, W.J. 1884         (c)     8   -   4
Ferris, W.J. - Tatnall, G. 1885 (1)         (c)     8   -   6
Ferris, W.J. - Tatnall, G. 1885 (2)         (c)     8   -   9
Price, J.H. - Ferris, W.J. 1885         (s)     8.5   -   3.5

Tournament data

Philadelphia 1884 (2)     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Young, J.W. (1)     0.5 - 0.5    
Wilmington 1885     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match (1)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Young, J.W. (1)     1.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1885 (1)     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Morgan, M.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1885 (2)     Germantown - Wilmington Club Match (3)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Morgan, M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1886 (1)     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Newman, S.     0 - 1    
Wilmington 1886     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (1)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Young, J.W. (1)     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1887 (1)     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (2)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Bampton, S.W.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1887 (2)     2nd Franklin Chess Club Championship     9.5  /  18      odds player in pawn and move class
Wilmington 1887     Junior Club - Wilmington Club Match (1)    
  Ferris, W.J. - Schultz, W.H.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1889 (1)     4th Franklin Chess Club Championship     14.5  /  23
Philadelphia 1890 (1)     5th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8  /  14
Philadelphia 1891 (2)     Junior Chess Club Tournament     6.5  /  12
New York 1892 (1)     Brooklyn Club - New York City Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Eno, W.F.     0 - 1    
New York 1892 (4)     14th New York State Championship    
  Ferris, W.J. - Richards, G.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Ferris, W.J. - Morgan, J.P.     0 - 1    
  Ferris, W.J. - Kemeny, E.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia or New York (?) 1892     Junior Club - New York City Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Huntingdon     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1892 (2)     Junior Chess Club Tournament     6  /  15
New York 1893 (1)     15th New York State Championship    
  Ferris, W.J. - Hanham, J.M.     0 - 1    
  Ferris, W.J. - Halpern, J.C.     0.5 - 0.5    
Newark 1893     Newark - New York City Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Bernstein, L.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1893 (2)     Junior Chess Club Tournament     5  /  14
Philadelphia 1894 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Barrett, S.R.     0.5 - 0.5    
  Ferris, W.J. - Voigt, H.G.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1894 (2)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Deardon, R.R.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Morgan, J.P.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Bampton, S.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1895 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Barrett, S.R.     0 - 1    
  Ferris, W.J. - Hale, A.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Wistar, D.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Maguire, E.S.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1895 (15)     Brooklyn - New York City Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - de Visser, W.M.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1895 (2)     10th Franklin Chess Club Championship     13  /  21
Philadelphia 1896 (1)     Franklin Chess Club Knock-Out Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Robinson, J. (1)     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Newman, C.J.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1896 (3)     11th Franklin Chess Club Championship     8  /  13
Philadelphia 1896 (5)     Junior Chess Club Tournament     4.5  /  9
Philadelphia 1897 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Teimer     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Bampton, S.W.     0 - 1    
  Ferris, W.J. - Stout, G.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1897 (2)     12th Franklin Chess Club Championship     3  /  9
Philadelphia 1897 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Mirick, C.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1898 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Young, J.W. (1)     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Landreth, L.S.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Blakemore, J.P.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1898 (3)     13th Franklin Chess Club Championship     5  /  11
Philadelphia 1899 (1)     14th Junior Chess Club Championship     4.5  /  9
Philadelphia 1899 (2)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Ferris, W.J. - Hopper, L.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Sweeney, F.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Robinson, D.S.     1 - 0    
  Ferris, W.J. - Elson, J.     1 - 0    
New York 1900 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Raubitschek, Ro.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1901 (5)     16th Franklin Chess Club Championship     4.5  /  14
Philadelphia 1905 (2)     20th Franklin Chess Club Championship     3.5  /  11
New York 1906 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Meyer, L.B.     0.5 - 0.5    
Trenton Falls 1908 (2)     New York State Chess Association General Tournament     5  /  9
Trenton Falls 1911     24th New York State Chess Association Tournament     5  /  7
Trenton Falls 1912     25th New York State Chess Association First Class Tournament     3  /  7
Philadelphia 1915     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Armstrong, C.E.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021