Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  138  2208 (67) 2
1870  118  2231 (55) 10
1871  113  2243 (47) 14
1872  113  2248 (44) 13
1873  103  2270 (43) 15
1874  93  2293 (42) 17
1875  80  2315 (43) 14
1876  102  2265 (44) 13
1877  123  2223 (46) 9
1878  115  2241 (47) 14
1879  97  2267 (55) 0
1880  94  2293 (56) 0
1881  88  2319 (53) 0
1882  86  2345 (42) 26
1883  81  2373 (40) 40
1884  94  2358 (57) 0
1885  105  2343 (69) 0
1886  113  2328 (77) 0
1887  128  2313 (84) 0
1888  149  2298 (89) 0
1889  159  2283 (93) 0
1890  182  2268 (96) 7
1891  193  2257 (100) 0
1892  217  2245 (104) 0
1893  230  2233 (107) 0
1894  247  2222 (110) 0
1895  263  2210 (112) 0
1896  272  2198 (113) 0
1897  287  2186 (114) 0
1898  310  2175 (115) 0
1899  337  2163 (115) 0
1900  364  2151 (115) 0
1901  396  2139 (114) 0
1902  434  2128 (113) 0
1903  464  2116 (112) 0
1904  510  2104 (110) 0
1905  538  2093 (107) 0
1906  572  2081 (104) 0
1907  608  2069 (100) 0
1908  640  2057 (96) 0
1909  712  2046 (91) 0
1910  738  2034 (84) 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
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 9, June 1875, page 284
   [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    
Cheltenham 1875     Cheltenham - Clifton Club Match    
  Fisher, B.W. - Cook, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
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: 2 Oct. 2022