Child, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1872  500  1635 (101) 6
1873  534  1623 (99) 3
1874  531  1618 (98) 0
1875  542  1613 (96) 0
1876  558  1609 (93) 5
1877  515  1619 (95) 3
1878  509  1622 (100) 0
1879  509  1626 (104) 0
1880  523  1629 (107) 0
1881  559  1633 (110) 0
1882  667  1636 (113) 0
1883  727  1640 (114) 0
1884  825  1643 (116) 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], 18 Feb. 1871, page 9
   [BLL], 1 June 1872, page 8
   [BLL], 6 July 1872, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1873, page 314, 314
   [HCM], vol. 1, Apr. 1873, page 135
   [HCM], vol. 1, July 1873, page 206
   [ILN], vol. 60, 4 May 1872, page 435
   [WP], vol. 5, 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