Child, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  402  1683 (122) 3
1873  460  1668 (117) 3
1874  476  1660 (113) 0
1875  492  1652 (108) 0
1876  517  1644 (102) 5
1877  482  1651 (102) 3
1878  477  1653 (106) 0
1879  478  1655 (109) 0
1880  494  1658 (112) 0
1881  527  1660 (114) 0
1882  633  1662 (116) 0
1883  700  1664 (117) 0
1884  799  1666 (118) 3

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 - 1872: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: Bradford v Halifax]
   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 (1)     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 (2)     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Moorhouse, Ja.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1884 (8)     Bradford Meeting - Section IV (Class C)    
  Child, J. (1) - Quarkowsky, C.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 17 Dec. 2017