Ferris, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  169  2252 (63) 13
1885  147  2283 (52) 47
1886  135  2296 (52) 2
1887  122  2320 (45) 20
1888  132  2306 (49) 0
1889  147  2293 (43) 23
1890  177  2276 (43) 14
1891  225  2231 (43) 12
1892  284  2185 (41) 18
1893  284  2185 (42) 17
1894  254  2213 (45) 5
1895  240  2228 (40) 26
1896  258  2210 (40) 23
1897  283  2189 (43) 12
1898  267  2210 (44) 15
1899  269  2218 (45) 13
1900  304  2179 (51) 1
1901  375  2154 (50) 14
1902  400  2145 (58) 0
1903  415  2137 (61) 0
1904  467  2129 (60) 0
1905  482  2121 (55) 12
1906  512  2109 (59) 1
1907  556  2093 (60) 1
1908  596  2079 (58) 9
1909  637  2082 (62) 1
1910  633  2081 (64) 1
1911  650  2084 (61) 10
1912  659  2073 (67) 7
1913  681  2062 (78) 0
1914  671  2051 (87) 0
1915  647  2039 (95) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ferris, William Jacob  
Born: 17 Feb. 1856
Died: 5 Sep. 1917
 
Notes:
Urcan has 'F.J. Ferris'.
 
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
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 165
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 59, no. 150, 31 May 1899, page 13
   [WR], 7 Oct. 1875
   [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. (1)     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. - Huntington, W.S.     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 and Chicago 1904     Franklin Chess Club - Chicago Chess and Checkers Club Telegraph Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Jelinek, V.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia and Chicago 1905     Franklin Chess Club - Chicago Chess and Checker Club Telegraph Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Wilcox, F.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
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    
Philadelphia 1907 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Ettlinger, A.K.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1908 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Trenton Falls 1908 (2)     New York State Chess Association General Tournament     5  /  9
Philadelphia 1909 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Smith, M.M.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1910 (2)     Franklin Chess Club - Mercantile Library Chess Association Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Lambrecht, V.C.     1 - 0    
New York 1910 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Ferris, W.J. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1911 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Championship     1  /  3
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: 2 Oct. 2022