Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  140  2205 (68) 2
1870  123  2228 (55) 10
1871  115  2240 (47) 14
1872  113  2245 (45) 13
1873  102  2268 (43) 15
1874  86  2292 (43) 17
1875  80  2316 (43) 13
1876  99  2263 (44) 13
1877  123  2221 (46) 9
1878  112  2238 (47) 14
1879  98  2264 (55) 0
1880  93  2290 (57) 0
1881  87  2317 (53) 0
1882  84  2343 (42) 26
1883  85  2370 (40) 40
1884  103  2347 (58) 0
1885  118  2324 (70) 0
1886  139  2302 (79) 0
1887  158  2279 (87) 0
1888  184  2256 (93) 0
1889  205  2234 (98) 0
1890  245  2211 (103) 6
1891  260  2202 (106) 0
1892  278  2193 (109) 0
1893  290  2184 (112) 0
1894  303  2174 (114) 0
1895  322  2165 (115) 0
1896  331  2156 (116) 0
1897  344  2147 (117) 0
1898  369  2138 (117) 0
1899  396  2129 (117) 0
1900  410  2120 (117) 0
1901  436  2111 (116) 0
1902  470  2102 (115) 0
1903  491  2093 (113) 0
1904  524  2084 (111) 0
1905  557  2075 (108) 0
1906  591  2065 (105) 0
1907  628  2056 (101) 0
1908  643  2047 (97) 0
1909  713  2038 (91) 0
1910  721  2029 (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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 212, 276, 393
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 76
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 1890, page 134
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 12, Jan. 1875, page 296
   [CPC], vol. 12, no. 8, Aug. 1851, page 255
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 10, Aug. 1873, page 307
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 1, Feb. 1874, page 64ii
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 4, Nov. 1868, page 117
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 6, Apr. 1869, page 172
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 5, Oct. 1870, page 150
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 7, Feb. 1871, page 217
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 284
   [CW], vol. 4, no. 6, Sep. 1868, page 229
   [ILN], vol. 52, no. 1478, 18 Apr. 1868, page 395
   [ILN], vol. 53, no. 1498, 22 Aug. 1868, page 187
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1709, 8 June 1872, page 555
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1818, 27 June 1874, page 619
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1927, 1 July 1876, page 23
   [WP], vol. 3, no. 29, 1 Sep. 1870, page 70
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 3, 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
Cheltenham 1874     Birmingham - Cheltenham Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Halford, J.     1 - 0    
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: 3 Apr. 2022