Ferris, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  146  2272 (63) 13
1885  123  2304 (52) 47
1886  117  2316 (52) 2
1887  104  2341 (46) 20
1888  115  2327 (49) 0
1889  126  2313 (43) 23
1890  154  2295 (43) 14
1891  208  2249 (43) 12
1892  259  2199 (42) 17
1893  254  2203 (42) 17
1894  230  2234 (45) 5
1895  214  2249 (40) 26
1896  228  2230 (40) 23
1897  253  2204 (43) 12
1898  252  2215 (45) 15
1899  269  2204 (48) 9
1900  307  2174 (53) 1
1901  344  2156 (52) 14
1902  366  2147 (60) 0
1903  389  2138 (63) 0
1904  427  2128 (63) 0
1905  452  2119 (59) 11
1906  486  2103 (63) 1
1907  525  2085 (65) 0
1908  570  2066 (64) 8
1909  602  2068 (69) 0
1910  585  2071 (71) 0
1911  627  2073 (69) 7
1912  621  2062 (74) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ferris, William Jacob  
Born: 17 Feb. 1856
Died: 5 Sep. 1917
 
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
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 59, 31 May 1899, page 13
   [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.     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. - Huntingdon     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
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 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    
Trenton Falls 1908 (2)     New York State Chess Association General Tournament     5  /  9
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


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020