Gocher, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  35  2444 (82) 14
1861  38  2426 (88) 0
1862  43  2408 (91) 0
1863  42  2390 (94) 0
1864  49  2372 (96) 0
1865  58  2354 (97) 0
1866  64  2336 (98) 3
1867  66  2328 (97) 0
1868  75  2321 (96) 0
1869  78  2313 (94) 0
1870  78  2306 (90) 0
1871  83  2298 (86) 0
1872  89  2291 (81) 0
1873  92  2283 (73) 13

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Gocher, John  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
John Gocher is given as the contact person (and therefore Secretary) for the Ipswich and Suffolk Chess club in the 16 Jan. 1858 issue of the Illustrated London News (p.67). In the 20 Oct. 1860 issue (p.380), the Secretary of the Ipswich Club is given as Thomas Gocher ('we believe'). This might be an error for John Gocher, but the latter had a brother and a father both named Thomas, as well as a brother named Charles (from census information via Tim Harding). The Chess Player's Chronicle of Oct. 1859 (p.301) says the president of the Ipswich Club was 'Grochey', probably a corruption of Gocher.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 225
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 926, 960
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 112
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 49, 71
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 109
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 10, Oct. 1859, page 301
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 22, Oct. 1860, page 305
   [CPC], vol. 2, no. 24, Dec. 1860, page 380
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 71
   [CW], vol. 1, no. 2, Apr. 1865, page 49
   [Era], vol. 20, no. 1010, 31 Jan. 1858, page 4
   [Era], vol. 28, no. 1427, 28 Jan. 1866, page 4
   [IJ], no. 7161, 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 32, no. 898, 16 Jan. 1858, page 67
   [ILN], vol. 46, no. 1322, 1 July 1865, page 643
   [Sph], vol. 1, no. 8, 1 Aug. 1865, page 113
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4903. The Balaclava Charge]

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

Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (1)         (f)     8.5   -   4.5
Gocher, J. - Brien, R.B. 1860 (2)         (c)     1   -   0
Gossip, G.H.D. - Gocher, J. 1873         (f)     3   -   3

Tournament data

Ipswich, Suffolk 1866     Colchester - Ipswich Club Match    
  Gocher, J. - Lock, C.S.     1 - 2    
Ipswich, Suffolk 1873 (1)     East Anglian Chess Tournament - Class I     5  /  7


Player information updated: 3 Apr. 2022