Belcher, Joseph




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1887  599  1937 (94) 9
1888  612  1930 (94) 0
1889  604  1924 (94) 0
1890  647  1917 (93) 0
1891  663  1911 (90) 0
1892  702  1905 (86) 1
1893  718  1908 (83) 1
1894  727  1917 (80) 7
1895  698  1934 (84) 0
1896  658  1951 (87) 0
1897  630  1969 (89) 0
1898  625  1986 (89) 0
1899  612  2004 (88) 0
1900  588  2021 (86) 0
1901  567  2038 (82) 7
1902  617  2020 (85) 0
1903  640  2002 (86) 0
1904  709  1984 (86) 0
1905  756  1966 (84) 6
1906  756  1974 (91) 0
1907  773  1983 (96) 0
1908  754  1992 (99) 0
1909  803  2001 (102) 0
1910  778  2010 (104) 0
1911  798  2018 (106) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Belcher, Joseph Matthew  
Born: 30 Jan. 1854
Died: 22 Sep. 1926
 
Notes:
The Australian Chess Annual of 1896 has 'J.W. Belcher' on p.60, but 'J.M. Belcher' on pp.14 and 59.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 14, 59, 60
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 300
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 30
Periodicals
   [SAR], vol. 59, no. 14777, 24 Mar. 1894, page 7

Tournament data

Adelaide 1887 (2)     Australian Jubilee Congress - Minor Tournament     6.5  /  9
Melbourne and Adelaide 1892     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Belcher, J.M. - Baynes, G.W.     0 - 1    
Melbourne and Adelaide 1893     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Belcher, J.M. - Wilson, F.H.     0 - 1    
Adelaide 1894     1st South Australia Championship     2.5  /  7
Adelaide 1901 (1)     5th South Australia Championship     6.5  /  7
Adelaide 1905     6th South Australia Championship     3  /  5
  Belcher, J.M. - Cummings, E.L.     0.5 - 2.5    
Adelaide 1911     7th South Australia Championship     5.5  /  6


Player information updated: 6 May 2022