Jenkin, John




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1870  155  2196 (89) 3
1871  143  2215 (81) 3
1872  126  2237 (76) 0
1873  120  2258 (69) 8
1874  101  2281 (63) 0
1875  94  2304 (53) 14
1876  89  2297 (53) 3
1877  72  2326 (49) 11
1878  80  2308 (50) 12
1879  82  2304 (57) 0
1880  87  2300 (58) 18
1881  101  2290 (70) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Jenkin, John  
   Also known as: John Jenkins
Born: 6 Oct. 1850
Died:
 
Notes:
His name is sometimes given as 'Jenkin', but also appears often as 'Jenkins'. The Field of 15 Feb. 1873 has 'T. Jenkins' (the initial being an error). The Chess Monthly of Apr. 1880 (p.228) also has 'T. Jenkin', but the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1 Apr. 1880 (p.87) has 'J. Jenkin' in the same event. According to Alan McGowan, his 'birth name was registered as Jenkins, but Jenkin also appeared in official documents and chess articles'.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1747-1900, page 227
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 962
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 194
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 143
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 112, 115
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 546
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 166, 168
Periodicals
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 271
   [CML], vol. 1, no. 8, Apr. 1880, page 228
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 10, Aug. 1875, page 312
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 40, 1 Apr. 1880, page 87
   [Era], vol. 34, no. 1725, 15 Oct. 1871, page 7
   [Fld], 15 Feb. 1873
   [Fld], 18 Dec. 1875
   [ILN], vol. 58, no. 1648, 29 Apr. 1871, page 427
   [ILN], vol. 59, no. 1674, 14 Oct. 1871, page 363
   [ILN], vol. 62, no. 1759, 17 May 1873, page 475
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1895, 4 Dec. 1875, page 566
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1918, 29 Apr. 1876, page 431
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 1987, 11 Aug. 1877, page 143
   [ILN], vol. 76, no. 2134, 24 Apr. 1880, page 414
   [TG], vol. 33, no. 6, 6 Jan. 1877, page 7
   [WP], vol. 4, no. 2, 1 June 1871, page 19
   [WP], vol. 9, no. 7, 1 Nov. 1876, page 123
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [Chess Book Heaven at the Royal Dutch Library], page 4
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 2)]
   Hilbert, John S.  [Irregular Regularity, Or, The Fifth Series], page 1
   McGowan, Alan.  [John Jenkins/Jenkin]
   Sericano, C.  [Glasgow 1875]

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

Jenkin, J. - Grant, R.M. 1873         (f)     5   -   3

Tournament data

Glasgow 1870     Glasgow Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Stenhouse, W.M.     2 - 1    
Edinburgh 1871     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Robertson, Ja.A.     2 - 1    
Glasgow 1875 (1)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Scotland - England Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Halford, J.     1 - 0    
Glasgow 1875 (2)     6th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Provincial Champion's Cup     7  /  11
Helensburgh 1875     Helensburgh Club - Queen's Park Club Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Berwick, A.     2 - 0    
Helensburgh 1876     West of Scotland Chess Association - 1st Class Tournament    
  Jenkin, J. - Murray, A.K.     0.5 - 0.5    
Edinburgh 1876     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Fraser, G.B.     0 - 2    
Birmingham 1877 (1)     Counties Chess Association - 1st Class     8  /  10
  Jenkin, J. - Wayte, W.     1 - 0    
London, England 1878 (3)     9th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I     7  /  12
Edinburgh 1880     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Walker, W.N.     0 - 2    
Glasgow 1880     West of Scotland Challenge Cup Tournament     17.5  /  20
Edinburgh 1881     East and West of Scotland Match    
  Jenkin, J. - Walker, W.N.     1 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 Jan. 2023