Child, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  579  1626 (95) 6
1873  616  1612 (94) 3
1874  674  1605 (93) 0
1875  707  1599 (92) 0
1876  647  1592 (89) 5
1877  611  1603 (91) 3
1878  607  1607 (97) 0
1879  611  1611 (101) 0
1880  650  1615 (105) 0
1881  719  1619 (108) 0
1882  826  1623 (111) 0
1883  887  1627 (113) 0
1884  1000  1631 (115) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Child, John  
Born: 5 Mar. 1820
Died: 26 Apr. 1891
 
Notes:
Most of the events Child was in list him only by his surname. Gaige has birth and death dates for John Child (died in Bradford?), citing the obituary for 'John Child, B.A.' in the British Chess Magazine of June 1891 (p.289). The Chess Player's Chronicle (vol. 3, 1872-1873, p.314) also has a 'J. Child' of Bradford at the West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting of May 1873. The Westminster Papers of 1 Apr. 1873 (p.188) has a 'Child, B.A.' playing for Bradford, the initials presumably referring to John Child's university degree. There was also a 'J. Child' who played for Brighton in 1883, but it seems unlikely that he was the Bradford player of the 1870s.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 70
Periodicals
   [BLL], no. 2642, 18 Feb. 1871, page 9
   [BLL], no. 2709, 1 June 1872, page 8
   [BLL], no. 2714, 6 July 1872, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 10, Aug. 1873, page 314, 314
   [HCM], vol. 1, no. 7, Apr. 1873, page 135
   [HCM], vol. 1, no. 10, July 1873, page 206
   [ILN], vol. 60, no. 1704, 4 May 1872, page 435
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 12, 1 Apr. 1873, page 188
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1872: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - John Child]

Tournament data

Halifax 1872     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Field, T.W.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1872     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Walker, E.J.     2 - 1    
Bradford 1873 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Walker, E.J.     0.5 - 2.5    
Leeds 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Trickett, W.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1876     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Trickett, W.     0 - 3    
Leeds 1877     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Stringer, J.W.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1884 (2)     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Child, J. (1) - Moorhouse, Ja.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1884 (8)     Bradford Meeting - Section IV (Class C)    
  Child, J. (1) - Quarkowsky, C.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 25 Jun. 2019