Ferris, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  142  2271 (63) 13
1885  120  2302 (52) 47
1886  116  2315 (52) 2
1887  103  2339 (46) 20
1888  115  2325 (49) 0
1889  126  2311 (43) 23
1890  153  2293 (43) 14
1891  203  2247 (43) 12
1892  252  2198 (42) 17
1893  252  2203 (42) 17
1894  226  2233 (45) 5
1895  211  2248 (40) 26
1896  228  2227 (41) 23
1897  255  2198 (44) 12
1898  257  2201 (47) 15
1899  299  2177 (55) 0
1900  335  2153 (56) 1
1901  355  2141 (53) 14
1902  383  2134 (61) 0
1903  403  2126 (64) 0
1904  439  2118 (63) 0
1905  457  2110 (59) 11
1906  491  2096 (64) 1
1907  529  2078 (65) 0
1908  572  2060 (64) 8
1909  602  2063 (69) 0
1910  587  2066 (71) 0
1911  623  2068 (69) 7
1912  614  2057 (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
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: 17 Jun. 2020