Blanchard, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1881  399  1969 (62) 30
1882  452  1950 (58) 24
1883  494  1957 (57) 24
1884  550  1940 (57) 22
1885  586  1918 (58) 16
1886  530  1960 (59) 16
1887  528  1957 (64) 8
1888  544  1935 (69) 0
1889  562  1912 (70) 17
1890  593  1899 (81) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Blanchard, James G.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Brooklyn Chess Chronicle and the New Orleans Daily Picayune have 'J.G. Bland' consistently in the 5th New Orleans Club Tournament. There is good reason, however, to guess that this should be 'J.G. Blanchard', who played in all the other New Orleans Club Tournaments for many years. One might suspect that 'Bland' was a misread abbreviation for 'Blanchard', except that E.J. Blanchard's name is give in full in all these sources. Perhaps Blanchard entered under an altered name to avoid confusion with E.J. Blanchard simply because they were in the same tournament? But this is pure speculation.
 
References
Books
   New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club, New Orleans Club 1881, page 26
   New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club, New Orleans Club 1882, page 25
   Urcan, Adolf Albin in America, page 132
Periodicals
   [BCC], vol. 3, 15 Nov. 1884, page 22
   [BCC], vol. 3, 15 Sep. 1885, page 180
   [NSC], 23 Aug. 1885
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 5173. Steinitz and who?]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Labatt, L.L. - Blanchard, J.G. 1886         (f)     7   -   3

Tournament data

New Orleans 1881 (2)     2nd New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     14.5  /  30
New Orleans 1882     3rd New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     9  /  24
New Orleans 1883     4th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     14.5  /  24
New Orleans 1884     5th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     10  /  22
New Orleans 1885     6th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     4.5  /  16
New Orleans 1886 (1)     New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Handicap Tournament    
  Blanchard, J.G. - Trist, N.B.     1.5 - 0.5    
  Blanchard, J.G. - Maurian, C.A.     1.5 - 0.5          Maurian, C.A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Blanchard, J.G. - Tennison, O.M.     1.5 - 0.5    
New Orleans 1887     8th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     5.5  /  8
New Orleans 1889     9th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Club Tournament     9  /  17
New Orleans 1890     5th New Orleans Chess, Checkers and Whist Clup Handicap Tournament    
  Blanchard, J.G. - Dameron, F.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020