Pickard, Henry




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1882  549  1735 (202) 2
1883  621  1738 (200) 0
1884  690  1741 (199) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Pickard, Henry Adair  
   Also known as: Rev. H.A. Pickard
Born: 1833
Died:
 
Notes:
This is the 'Rev. H.A. Pickard' of Christ Church College, who played for the Oxford University team in 1882 (see Land and Water, 18 Feb. 1882). Sergeant, in A Century of British Chess (p.176) mentions 'Rev. C.H. Pickard, of Christ Church', and identifies him with a player referred to as 'Packard' in the Chess Player's Chronicle. To make things worse, the 1 Mar. 1884 issue of Land and Water (p.203) has 'Rev. A.A. Pickard' playing in Oxford. I will guess that this is the same person. Steve Mann (personal communication) identifies H.A. Pickard as Rev. Henry Adair Pickard, born 1832 or 1833.
 
References
Books
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 176
Periodicals
   [LeM], vol. 116, 31 Mar. 1879, page 3
   [LW], 18 Feb. 1882
   [LW], 1 Mar. 1884, page 203

Tournament data

Oxford 1882 (1)     Oxford University - Oxford City Club Match    
  Pickard, H.A. - Webb, G.W.     1.5 - 0.5    
London 1882 (5)     City of London Club 4th Class - Oxford University Club Match    
  Pickard, H.A. - Blunt, M.D.     1 - 0    
Oxford 1884 (2)     Oxford University Club - Mr. Coker's Team Match    
  Pickard, H.A. - Shearer, W.A.     1 - 1    


Player information updated: 24 May 2014