Gocher, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  31  2440 (83) 14
1861  36  2421 (89) 0
1862  39  2402 (93) 0
1863  38  2382 (96) 0
1864  42  2363 (98) 0
1865  47  2344 (100) 0
1866  51  2325 (101) 3
1867  58  2315 (101) 0
1868  61  2305 (100) 0
1869  61  2295 (99) 0
1870  72  2285 (97) 0
1871  77  2275 (94) 0
1872  83  2265 (90) 2
1873  88  2262 (89) 7

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gocher, John  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
John Gocher is given as the contact person (and therefore Secretary) for the Ipswich and Suffolk Chess club in the 16 Jan. 1858 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.67). In the 20 Oct. 1860 issue (p.380), the Secretary of the Ipswich Club is given as Thomas Gocher ('we believe'). This might be an error for John Gocher, but the latter had a brother and a father both named Thomas, as well as a brother named Charles (from census information via Tim Harding). The Chess Player's Chronicle of Oct. 1859 (p.301) says the president of the Ipswich Club was 'Grochey', probably a corruption of Gocher.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 926, 960
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 49, 71
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 109
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1859, page 301
   [CPC], vol. 2, Oct. 1860, page 305
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1860, page 380
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 71
   [CW], vol. 1, Apr. 1865, page 49
   [Era], vol. 20, 31 Jan. 1858, page 4
   [Era], vol. 28, 28 Jan. 1866, page 4
   [IJ], 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 32, 16 Jan. 1858, page 67
   [ILN], vol. 46, 1 July 1865, page 643
   [Sph], vol. 1, 1 Aug. 1865, page 113
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4903. The Balaclava Charge]

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

Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   4.5
Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Gossip, G.H.D. - Gocher, J. 1872         (f)     1   -   1

Tournament data

Ipswich, Suffolk 1866     Colchester - Ipswich Club Match    
  Gocher, J. - Lock, C.S.     1 - 2    
Ipswich, Suffolk 1873 (1)     East Anglian Chess Tournament - Class I     5  /  7


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018