Birch, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  373  1920 (102) 3
1871  408  1909 (98) 3
1872  430  1898 (94) 3
1873  460  1883 (95) 0
1874  511  1868 (94) 0
1875  561  1854 (93) 5
1876  554  1838 (100) 3
1877  525  1820 (107) 0
1878  535  1802 (112) 0
1879  549  1785 (117) 0
1880  598  1767 (121) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Birch, James  
   Also known as: James Birch, Sr.
Born: 30 Oct. 1841
Died: 29 June 1911
 
Notes:
Apparently not the James A. Birch who played in Manchester at least from 1853 to 1863. This James Birch of Glasgow was born in Manchester, but in 1841, so too young to have been active in Manchester chess in 1853. Also not to be confused with James Birch Jr. (1872-1943), also of Glasgow.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 2, no. 10, Nov. 1875, page 312
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1759, 17 May 1873, page 475
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 2, 1 June 1874, page 19
Web
   McGowan, Alan.  [James Birch (snr and jnr)]

Tournament data

Glasgow 1870     Glasgow Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Birch, J. (1) - Ross, A. (1)     2.5 - 0.5    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Birch, J. (1) - Bostock     2 - 1    
Edinburgh and Glasgow 1872     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Birch, J. (1) - McArthur, G.     1 - 2    
Glasgow 1875 (4)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class II     2  /  7
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Birch, J. (1) - Boase, C.M.     1.5 - 1.5    
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Birch, J. (1) - Boase, C.M.     0 - 2    


Player information updated: 2 Oct. 2022