Gocher, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1860  26  2453 (84) 14
1861  30  2435 (90) 0
1862  38  2417 (95) 0
1863  36  2399 (98) 0
1864  40  2381 (101) 0
1865  43  2363 (103) 0
1866  48  2346 (105) 3
1867  52  2337 (106) 0
1868  53  2328 (106) 0
1869  56  2320 (106) 0
1870  60  2311 (105) 0
1871  59  2302 (104) 0
1872  63  2294 (102) 0
1873  70  2285 (99) 7

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
   Hindle, Mystery of Edward Pindar, page 49, 71
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 109
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 1, Oct. 1859, page 301
   [CPC], vol. 2, Oct. 1860, page 305
   [CPC], vol. 2, Dec. 1860, page 380
   [CW], vol. 1, Apr. 1865, page 49
   [Era], vol. 20, 31 Jan. 1858, page 4
   [Era], vol. 28, 28 Jan. 1866, page 4
   [IJ], 8 Nov. 1873, page 8
   [ILN], vol. 32, 16 Jan. 1858, page 67
   [ILN], vol. 46, 1 July 1865, page 643
   [Sph], vol. 1, 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

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: 5 Jan. 2017