Belcher, Joseph




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1892  683  1857 (101) 1
1893  699  1869 (94) 1
1894  702  1883 (88) 7
1895  666  1903 (91) 0
1896  627  1924 (93) 0
1897  601  1944 (93) 0
1898  574  1964 (93) 0
1899  558  1985 (91) 0
1900  535  2005 (88) 0
1901  517  2025 (84) 7
1902  549  2009 (87) 0
1903  567  1992 (88) 0
1904  635  1975 (88) 0
1905  681  1958 (86) 6
1906  685  1968 (92) 0
1907  695  1977 (97) 0
1908  681  1986 (100) 0
1909  726  1996 (103) 0
1910  690  2005 (105) 0
1911  724  2014 (107) 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

Tournament data

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: 30 Dec. 2020