Child, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  414  1595 (135) 3
1873  470  1579 (131) 3
1874  466  1568 (129) 0
1875  493  1557 (125) 0
1876  520  1546 (122) 5
1877  489  1552 (122) 3
1878  480  1550 (127) 0
1879  474  1548 (131) 0
1880  494  1546 (135) 0
1881  530  1544 (139) 0
1882  606  1542 (143) 0
1883  676  1540 (146) 0
1884  772  1538 (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