Walton, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1873  424  1850 (134) 3
1874  405  1864 (133) 0
1875  410  1877 (132) 0
1876  415  1890 (130) 0
1877  395  1904 (129) 0
1878  394  1917 (127) 0
1879  379  1930 (124) 0
1880  382  1944 (122) 0
1881  430  1957 (119) 2
1882  456  1966 (119) 3

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Walton, George E.  
   Also known as: Captain Walton
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
I am guessing that the 'Geo. S. Walton' of Birmingham who played in the circulating game in 1883 (see CN 4652) is actually 'George E. Walton' (1846-1887) as given by Gaige in Chess Personalia. A 'G.E. Walton' is given in the Bristol Mercury (19 Apr. 1882) as a player for Birmingham in 1882. I am also guessing that this is the 'Captain Walton' of Birmingham who played in a match against Worcester in 1873 (Illustrated London News, 10 May 1873, p.451).
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 971
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 456
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 195
Periodicals
   [BrM], 19 Apr. 1882
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1873, page 281
   [ILN], vol. 62, 10 May 1873, page 451
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

Tournament data

Worcester, England 1873     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Walton, G.E. - Paul, J.     0.5 - 2.5    
Stafford 1881     Birmingham - Manchester Athenaeum Club Match    
  Walton, G.E. - Schiffmann, J.     0.5 - 1.5    
Birmingham 1882     Bristol and Clifton - Birmingham Club Match    
  Walton, G.E. - Vernon, J.E.     1 - 1    
Nottingham 1882 (4)     Nottingham - Birmingham Club Match    
  Walton, G.E. - Johnson, L.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 30 Dec. 2020