Schwietzer, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1903  277  2227 (65) 1
1904  278  2238 (50) 21
1905  289  2236 (52) 0
1906  292  2234 (48) 20
1907  316  2226 (58) 0
1908  345  2217 (62) 1
1909  392  2201 (65) 1
1910  411  2192 (66) 1
1911  471  2180 (65) 10
1912  500  2152 (75) 0
1913  548  2124 (82) 0
1914  563  2096 (88) 0
1915  571  2068 (92) 0
1916  620  2040 (95) 0
1917  643  2012 (97) 0
1918  690  1984 (99) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Schwietzer, George J.  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
Name given sometimes as 'Schweitzer' and sometimes as 'Schwietzer'. Although the former seems more plausible, Gaige (Chess Personalia) and Di Felice give the latter as correct. Full middle name from Eduardo Bauzá Mercére. The New York Times of 9 Nov. 1903 (p.12) has 'G.F. Schweitzer' in the Manhattan club championship, while the 4 Jan. 1904 issue (p.7) has 'Schwietzer' in the same event.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 316
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 382
   Hilbert, Writings in Chess History, page 487
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 242, 243
Periodicals
   [BDE], vol. 77, no. 303, 1 Nov. 1917, page II.2
   [NYTi], vol. 53, no. 16800, 9 Nov. 1903, page 12
   [NYTi], vol. 53, no. 16848, 4 Jan. 1904, page 7

Tournament data

Philadelphia or New York (?) 1903     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Smythe, J.H.     1 - 0    
New York 1904 (1)     Manhattan Club Championship     5.5  /  11
Saint Louis 1904 (1)     7th American Chess Congress - Major Tournament     4  /  11
New York 1906 (1)     Manhattan Club Championship     4  /  12
New York 1906 (8)     20th Brooklyn Club Championship     5.5  /  8
London, England and New York 1908     10th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Englund, F.C.A.     1 - 0    
London, England and New York 1909     11th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Wahltuch, V.L.     0 - 1    
London, England and New York 1910     12th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Ward, W.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England and New York 1911     13th Anglo-American Cable Match    
  Schwietzer, G.J. - Michell, R.P.     0.5 - 0.5    
New York 1911 (2)     25th Brooklyn Club Championship     5  /  9
New York 1918 (1)     Brooklyn Club Championship - Preliminary     0.5  /  5


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2021