Jenkin, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  145  2203 (89) 3
1871  132  2222 (81) 3
1872  116  2244 (76) 0
1873  109  2266 (69) 8
1874  98  2288 (63) 0
1875  86  2310 (53) 14
1876  85  2302 (53) 3
1877  70  2331 (49) 11
1878  78  2313 (50) 12
1879  80  2309 (57) 0
1880  85  2305 (58) 18
1881  96  2296 (70) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Jenkin, John  
   Also known as: John Jenkins
Born: 6 Oct. 1850
Died:
 
Notes:
His name is sometimes given as 'Jenkin', but also appears often as 'Jenkins'. The Field of 15 Feb. 1873 has 'T. Jenkins' (the initial being an error). The Chess Monthly of Apr. 1880 (p.228) also has 'T. Jenkin', but the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1 Apr. 1880 (p.87) has 'J. Jenkin' in the same event. According to Alan McGowan, his 'birth name was registered as Jenkins, but Jenkin also appeared in official documents and chess articles'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 227
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 962
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 194
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 143
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 112, 115
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 546
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 166, 168
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 271
   [CML], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1880, page 228
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Aug. 1875, page 312
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 40, 1 Apr. 1880, page 87
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1725, 15 Oct. 1871, page 7
   [Fld], 15 Feb. 1873
   [Fld], 18 Dec. 1875
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1648, 29 Apr. 1871, page 427
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1674, 14 Oct. 1871, page 363
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1759, 17 May 1873, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1895, 4 Dec. 1875, page 566
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1918, 29 Apr. 1876, page 431
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1987, 11 Aug. 1877, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 76, no. 2134, 24 Apr. 1880, page 414
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 7, 1 Nov. 1876, page 123
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Book Heaven at the Royal Dutch Library], page 4
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 2)]
   Hilbert, John S.  [Irregular Regularity, Or, The Fifth Series], page 1
   McGowan, Alan.  [John Jenkins/Jenkin]
   Sericano, C.  [Glasgow 1875]

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

Jenkin, J. - Grant, R.M. 1873         (f)     5   -   3

Tournament data

Glasgow 1870     Glasgow Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Stenhouse, W.M.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Robertson, Ja.A.     2 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Halford, J.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     7  /  11
Helensburgh 1875     Helensburgh Club - Queen's Park Club Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Berwick, A.     2 - 0    
Helensburgh 1876     West of Scotland Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament    
  Jenkin, J. - Murray, A.K.     0.5 - 0.5    
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Fraser, G.B.     0 - 2    
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     8  /  10
  Jenkin, J. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0    
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     7  /  12
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Walker, W.N.     0 - 2    
Glasgow 1880     West of Scotland Challenge Cup Tournament     17.5  /  20
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Walker, W.N.     1 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023