Medley, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  47  2282 (57) 19
1848  35  2327 (54) 0
1849  38  2371 (44) 47
1850  39  2377 (48) 19
1851  51  2344 (54) 6
1852  52  2328 (59) 5
1853  55  2336 (66) 0
1854  50  2344 (70) 0
1855  50  2351 (71) 0
1856  46  2359 (70) 2
1857  50  2355 (69) 2
1858  51  2348 (70) 3
1859  52  2351 (69) 0
1860  54  2353 (66) 8
1861  57  2348 (68) 1
1862  60  2342 (69) 11
1863  61  2327 (80) 0
1864  66  2312 (89) 0
1865  72  2297 (97) 0
1866  74  2282 (103) 0
1867  78  2266 (109) 0
1868  84  2251 (115) 0
1869  93  2236 (119) 0
1870  105  2221 (123) 0
1871  106  2206 (127) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Medley, George Webb  
Born: 31 July 1826
Died: 29 Nov. 1898
 
Notes:
Gaige gives birth between 30-11-1825 and 29-11-1826. Kieseritzky (in La Régence) indicates that he was the brother of John R. Medley. Staunton mentions a 'Medley' as early as 21 Nov. 1846, in his Illustrated London News column (p.331).
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 41
   Fiske, First American Chess Congress, page 38, 530
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 276
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 340
   Hooper and Whyld, Oxford Companion (1st ed.), page 355
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
   Lange and Falkbeer, Paul Morphy Sketch, page 147
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 233
   Townsend, Historical Notes on Players, page 15, 17
Periodicals
   [BLL], 30 May 1847, page 6
   [BLL], 28 Nov. 1847, page 5
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1850, page 8
   [CP], vol. 4, July 1853, page 32
   [CPC], vol. 9, Aug. 1848, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 10, Mar. 1849, page 66
   [ILN], vol. 10, 21 Mar. 1847, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 40, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 47, 16 Dec. 1865, page 595
   [Reg], vol. 3, July 1851, page 204
Web
   Sarah.  [Paul Meets Anderssen]
   Sarah.  [Paul Morphy's Contenders]
   Sericano, C.  [Maestri di scacchi dell'800]
   Spinrad, Jeremy P.  [Early World Rankings], page 7

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

de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Medley, G.W. 1847         (c)     1   -   0      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of a knight
Harrwitz, D. - Medley, G.W. 1847         (f)     11   -   7      Harrwitz, D. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Perigal, G. - Medley, G.W. 1849 (1)         (f)     3.5   -   6.5      Perigal, G. gave odds of pawn and move
Medley, G.W. - Bird, H.E. 1849         (f)     7   -   4
Perigal, G. - Medley, G.W. 1849 (2)         (f)     3   -   3      Perigal, G. gave odds of a pawn for the move
Staunton, H. - Medley, G.W. 1849         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Staunton, H. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Harrwitz, D. - Medley, G.W. 1850         (f)     1   -   3      Harrwitz, D. gave odds of pawn and move
Medley, G.W. - Mongredien, A. (1) 1850         (f)     9   -   6
Anderssen (offhand) - Medley, G.W. 1851         (c)     4.5   -   1.5
Williams, E. (1) - Medley, G.W. 1852         (f)     4.5   -   0.5
de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. - Medley, G.W. 1856         (c)     0   -   2      de Saint-Amant, P.C.F. gave odds of pawn and move
Morphy, P.C. - Medley, G.W. 1858         (c)     3   -   0
Kolisch, I. - Medley, G.W. 1860         (f)     5.5   -   1.5
Medley, G.W. - Schroder, A. (1) 1862         (f)     4.5   -   3.5      Medley, G.W. gave odds of pawn and move

Tournament data

London 1849     Ries' Divan tournament    
  Medley, G.W. - Bird, H.E.     2 - 1    
  Medley, G.W. - Lowe, E.     2.5 - 1.5    
  Medley, G.W. - Buckle, H.T.     0 - 1    
  Medley, G.W. - Medley, J.R.     2 - 0    
Manchester 1857 (2)     1st British Chess Association Congress Minor Section    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     1 - 0    
  Medley, G.W. - Owen, J.     0 - 1    
London 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     0  /  1
Bristol and London 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Saint Bon     1 - 0    
London 1862 (4)     Handicap Tournament (5th British Chess Association?)    
  Medley, G.W. - Mackenzie, G.H.     1 - 2          Medley, G.W. gave odds of the move
London and Dublin 1865 (1)     St. James Club - Dublin Athenaeum Club Telegraphic Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Hillas     1 - 0    
London 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Potter, W.N.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017