Child, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  417  1594 (135) 3
1873  471  1577 (132) 3
1874  467  1567 (129) 0
1875  494  1556 (125) 0
1876  521  1545 (122) 5
1877  490  1551 (122) 3
1878  481  1549 (127) 0
1879  476  1547 (131) 0
1880  496  1545 (135) 0
1881  531  1543 (139) 0
1882  607  1541 (143) 0
1883  677  1539 (146) 0
1884  773  1537 (149) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Child, John  
Born: 5 Mar. 1820
Died: 26 Apr. 1891
 
Notes:
Most of the events Child was in list him only by his surname. Gaige has birth and death dates for John Child (died in Bradford?), citing the obituary for 'John Child, B.A.' in the British Chess Magazine of June 1891 (p.289). The Chess Player's Chronicle (vol. 3, 1872-1873, p.314) also has a 'J. Child' of Bradford at the West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting of May 1873. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1873 (p.188) has a 'Child, B.A.' playing for Bradford, the initials presumably referring to John Child's university degree. There was also a 'J. Child' who played for Brighton in 1883, but it seems unlikely that he was the Bradford player of the 1870s.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 70
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1873, page 314
   [ILN], vol. 60, 4 May 1872, page 435
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 Apr. 1873, page 188
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Child]

Tournament data

Bradford 1872     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Walker, E.J.     2 - 1    
Bradford 1873     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Walker, E.J.     0.5 - 2.5    
Leeds 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Trickett, W.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Trickett, W.     0 - 3    
Leeds 1877     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Stringer, J.W.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1884 (4)     Bradford Meeting - Section IV (Class C)    
  Child, J. (1) - Quarkowsky, C.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 23 Mar. 2016