Fisher, Bernard




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1869  134  2195 (68) 2
1870  125  2218 (55) 10
1871  111  2229 (47) 14
1872  114  2233 (45) 13
1873  102  2255 (43) 15
1874  92  2277 (43) 16
1875  82  2303 (44) 13
1876  99  2253 (44) 13
1877  127  2214 (46) 9
1878  110  2233 (47) 14
1879  97  2261 (55) 0
1880  92  2289 (57) 0
1881  84  2317 (53) 0
1882  83  2344 (42) 26
1883  85  2372 (40) 40
1884  100  2349 (58) 0
1885  114  2326 (70) 0
1886  130  2303 (79) 0
1887  153  2281 (87) 0
1888  178  2258 (93) 0
1889  202  2235 (98) 0
1890  233  2212 (103) 6
1891  254  2203 (106) 0
1892  270  2194 (109) 0
1893  285  2185 (112) 0
1894  300  2176 (114) 0
1895  316  2167 (115) 0
1896  333  2158 (116) 0
1897  341  2149 (117) 0
1898  369  2140 (117) 0
1899  399  2131 (117) 0
1900  415  2122 (117) 0
1901  436  2113 (116) 0
1902  464  2104 (115) 0
1903  485  2095 (113) 0
1904  517  2086 (111) 0
1905  544  2077 (108) 0
1906  574  2068 (105) 0
1907  605  2058 (101) 0
1908  616  2049 (97) 0
1909  681  2040 (91) 0
1910  690  2031 (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, no. 4, Apr. 1890, page 134
   [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
   [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
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