Fieldsend, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1862  213  1905 (103) 1
1863  205  1897 (97) 0
1864  209  1889 (91) 9
1865  253  1853 (90) 3
1866  281  1843 (90) 1
1867  249  1835 (90) 0
1868  260  1827 (88) 0
1869  270  1820 (86) 2
1870  316  1817 (84) 5
1871  330  1820 (87) 0
1872  330  1823 (88) 3
1873  368  1835 (92) 0
1874  358  1848 (94) 0
1875  361  1861 (96) 0
1876  375  1874 (97) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fieldsend, William  
Born: 1829
Died: 1877
 
Notes:
There were two players named 'Fieldsend' who were active in the Bradford Chess Club in the 1860s and 1870s, 'William Fieldsend', and 'Thomas Fieldsend'. Both were active as early as 1864, but the report in the Illustrated London News (30 Apr. 1864, p.435) of the earliest events lists only 'Fieldsend'. I am guessing that this was 'William Fieldsend', purely on the basis that he appears in subsequent events on higher boards for the Bradford team and thus was probably the stronger player.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 959
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 12
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 184
   [CW], vol. 2, July 1866, page 156
   [Era], vol. 27, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 38, 15 June 1861, page 565
   [ILN], vol. 45, 3 Dec. 1864, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 48, 9 June 1866, page 571, 571
   [ILN], vol. 54, 12 June 1869, page 603
   [ILN], vol. 56, 11 June 1870, page 619
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - William Fieldsend and Thomas Fieldsend]

Tournament data

Wakefield 1862 (2)     7th West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Tournament    
  Fieldsend, W. - Day, S.     1 - 0    
  Fieldsend, W. - Pullan, B.C.     0 - 1    
Huddersfield 1864 (1)     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Campbell, A.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Campbell, A.     2 - 1    
Huddersfield or Bradford (?) 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Scott, W. (2)     2 - 1    
Bradford and Huddersfield 1865     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Scott, W. (2)     0 - 3    
Leeds 1866 (1)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Tournament 1    
  Fieldsend, W. - Pope, R.     1 - 0    
  Fieldsend, W. - Taylor, G.H. (1)     0 - 1    
Huddersfield 1869 (2)     Bradford - Wakefield Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Day, S.     0 - 2    
Halifax 1870 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Stringer, J.W.     0 - 2    
Bradford 1870     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Stringer, J.W.     2 - 0    
Halifax 1870 (4)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - 3rd Class Tournament    
  Fieldsend, W. - Bilbrough, A.     0 - 1    
Bradford 1872     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Werner, M.G.E.     0 - 3          Werner, M.G.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Leeds 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Gaunt, E.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Fieldsend, W. - Stokoe, T.Y.     1 - 2    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2017