Belcher, Joseph




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1887  595  1938 (94) 9
1888  608  1932 (95) 0
1889  603  1925 (94) 0
1890  644  1919 (93) 0
1891  662  1913 (90) 0
1892  703  1906 (86) 1
1893  716  1910 (83) 1
1894  731  1918 (80) 7
1895  710  1936 (84) 0
1896  663  1953 (87) 0
1897  630  1971 (89) 0
1898  626  1988 (89) 0
1899  612  2005 (88) 0
1900  590  2023 (86) 0
1901  569  2040 (82) 7
1902  618  2022 (85) 0
1903  646  2004 (86) 0
1904  707  1986 (86) 0
1905  755  1968 (85) 6
1906  762  1976 (91) 0
1907  778  1985 (96) 0
1908  762  1994 (100) 0
1909  812  2003 (102) 0
1910  769  2011 (105) 0
1911  798  2020 (106) 6

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Belcher, Joseph Matthew  
Born: 30 Jan. 1854
Died: 22 Sep. 1926
 
Notes:
The Australian Chess Annual of 1896 has 'J.W. Belcher' on p.60, but 'J.M. Belcher' on pp.14 and 59.
 
References
Books
   Bignold, Australian Chess Annual, page 14, 59, 60
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 300
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 30
Periodicals
   [SAR], vol. 59, no. 14777, 24 Mar. 1894, page 7

Tournament data

Adelaide 1887 (2)     Australian Jubilee Congress - Minor Tournament     6.5  /  9
Melbourne and Adelaide 1892     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Belcher, J.M. - Baynes, G.W.     0 - 1    
Melbourne and Adelaide 1893     Victoria - South Australia Telegraphic Match    
  Belcher, J.M. - Wilson, F.H.     0 - 1    
Adelaide 1894     1st South Australia Championship     2.5  /  7
Adelaide 1901 (1)     5th South Australia Championship     6.5  /  7
Adelaide 1905     6th South Australia Championship     3  /  5
  Belcher, J.M. - Cummings, E.L.     0.5 - 2.5    
Adelaide 1911     7th South Australia Championship     5.5  /  6


Player information updated: 6 May 2022