Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  126  2199 (68) 2
1870  117  2221 (55) 10
1871  100  2232 (47) 14
1872  103  2237 (45) 13
1873  90  2258 (43) 15
1874  81  2281 (43) 16
1875  75  2307 (44) 13
1876  92  2257 (44) 13
1877  115  2218 (46) 9
1878  100  2237 (47) 14
1879  92  2265 (55) 0
1880  86  2294 (57) 0
1881  78  2322 (53) 0
1882  77  2350 (42) 26
1883  77  2377 (40) 40
1884  92  2354 (58) 0
1885  108  2331 (70) 0
1886  120  2308 (79) 0
1887  146  2285 (87) 0
1888  166  2262 (93) 0
1889  190  2239 (98) 0
1890  218  2216 (103) 6
1891  240  2207 (106) 0
1892  253  2198 (109) 0
1893  262  2188 (112) 0
1894  273  2179 (114) 0
1895  277  2170 (115) 0
1896  288  2161 (116) 0
1897  297  2152 (117) 0
1898  324  2142 (118) 0
1899  354  2133 (117) 0
1900  367  2124 (117) 0
1901  394  2115 (116) 0
1902  421  2105 (115) 0
1903  439  2096 (113) 0
1904  474  2087 (111) 0
1905  493  2078 (109) 0
1906  522  2068 (106) 0
1907  551  2059 (102) 0
1908  568  2050 (97) 0
1909  618  2041 (92) 0
1910  620  2032 (85) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fisher, Bernard William  
Born: 1836
Died: 10 Apr. 1914
 
Notes:
Tim Harding (personal communication) gives date of birth as '1836/1837'. Forster (p.92) gives 'c1836'. Steve Mann gives '1836/37'. Forster gives year of death as 1910. Steve Mann has date of death as 10-04-1914. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Oct. 1870 (vol.2, p.150) has 'W.B. Fisher'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 137
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 92, 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 120
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 266, 268
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 76
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, Apr. 1890, page 134
   [CPC], vol. 12, Aug. 1851, page 255
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1873, page 307
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Nov. 1868, page 117
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Apr. 1869, page 172
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 284
   [CW], vol. 4, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 52, 18 Apr. 1868, page 395
   [ILN], vol. 53, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 60, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 64, 27 June 1874, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [WP], vol. 3, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 4, 1 July 1871, page 43
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1868: YCA, 1st Annual Meeting, York]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Bernard William Fisher]
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

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

Wayte, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1871         (s)     1   -   1      Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (1)         (f)     7.5   -   4.5
Donisthorpe, W. - Fisher, B.W. 1882 (2)         (f)     0   -   5
Mason, Ja. - Fisher, B.W. 1883         (f)     5   -   2      Mason, Ja. gave odds of a knight

Tournament data

York 1869 (2)     Yorkshire Chess Association - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ranken, C.E.     1 - 0          Ranken, C.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Ball, A.     0 - 1    
Newcastle 1870 (1)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6  /  9
Newcastle 1870 (3)     1st Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament B    
  Fisher, B.W. - Stephens, W.H.G.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1871     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     1.5 - 0.5    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     5.5  /  9
Malvern 1871 (3)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1          Thorold, E. gave odds of pawn and move
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     6.5  /  13
Birmingham 1873 (1)     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     0 - 1    
Bristol 1873 (2)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Martin, Wi.     0 - 1          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Archdall, T.H.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Wayte, W.     0 - 1          Wayte, W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Thomson, W.     1 - 0          Thomson, W. gave odds of pawn and move
Bristol 1873 (4)     4th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Section B     5.5  /  9
Birmingham 1874 (1)     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Benbow, C.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1874 (2)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     5  /  10
Birmingham 1874 (4)     5th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap    
  Fisher, B.W. - Kempson, S.G.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and move
  Fisher, B.W. - Wallbank, C.     1 - 0          Fisher, B.W. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1          Burn, A. gave odds of pawn and move
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Murray, A.K.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     10.5  /  11
Glasgow 1875 (3)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Minchin, J.I.     0 - 1          Minchin, J.I. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Cheltenham 1876 (1)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Burn, A.     0 - 1    
  Fisher, B.W. - Cook, W.     1 - 0    
Cheltenham 1876 (3)     7th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     5  /  11
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     2  /  10
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6.5  /  12
London, England 1878 (5)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Handicap Tournament    
  Fisher, B.W. - Earnshaw, S.W.     1 - 0    
  Fisher, B.W. - Ensor, F.S.     0 - 1    
Manchester 1882 (1)     12th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     6  /  9
London, England 1883 (6)     Vizayanagaram Tournament     20.5  /  25
Birmingham 1883 (2)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section B     6  /  6
Birmingham 1883 (3)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I Play-offs    
  Fisher, B.W. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Dayton 1890     Ohio State Association Congress - Championship     4.5  /  6
  Fisher, B.W. - Curtis, C.L.     1 - 0    
Bromley 1910 (2)     12th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     2.5  /  9


Player information updated: 25 Jun. 2019