Heywood, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  210  2134 (84) 1
1877  178  2159 (74) 0
1878  163  2184 (63) 10
1879  148  2204 (56) 20
1880  156  2207 (58) 5
1881  169  2208 (58) 7
1882  215  2181 (63) 6
1883  230  2181 (71) 0
1884  243  2182 (77) 0
1885  246  2182 (80) 0
1886  249  2183 (82) 0
1887  259  2183 (83) 0
1888  254  2184 (82) 1
1889  232  2198 (81) 0
1890  236  2213 (78) 0
1891  230  2227 (74) 4
1892  234  2230 (71) 8
1893  253  2216 (79) 1
1894  259  2207 (87) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Heywood, George Cann  
Born: 22 Oct. 1853
Died: 8 Mar. 1895
 
Notes:
The player listed as playing at Harrogate in 1888 seems to be 'C.C. Heywood' (although the copy of the newspaper article at the web site is rather poor quality). According to Gaige (Chess Personalia), G.C. Heywood was born in London but died in Newcastle. However, Tim Harding has sent me census information (particularly the 1871 census) that he was born in Winkleigh, Devon, not in London and that his middle name was 'Carm'. He later moved to Newcastle. This seems to be an error (handwritten 'rm' and 'nn' can be difficult to distinguish), though, as Steve Mann has found not only numerous occurrences of 'Cann' as his middle name, but also mention in his obituary of his uncle, Mark Cann. See Steve Mann's Yorkshire Chess History web page on Heywood for full details.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 173
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 287
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 150, 329
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 372
Periodicals
   [BCM], vol. 11, no. 9, Sep. 1891, page 402
   [BCM], vol. 12, 1893, page 507
   [CPC], 13 Mar. 1895
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1917, 22 Apr. 1876, page 407
   [ILN], vol. 69, no. 1929, 15 July 1876, page 71
   [ILN], vol. 71, no. 2002, 24 Nov. 1877, page 511
   [ILN], vol. 72, no. 2024, 13 Apr. 1878, page 350
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - George Cann Heywood]
   [West Yorkshire v. Tyne and Tees-Side]

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

Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (1)         (f)     4   -   1      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1878 (2)         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (1)         (f)     4   -   6      Potter, W.N. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1879 (2)         (f)     7.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Potter, W.N. - Heywood, G.C. 1880         (f)     2.5   -   2.5      Potter, W.N. gave odds of a knight
Chappell, W.T. - Heywood, G.C. 1882         (f)     5   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Heywood, G.C. 1892 (1)         (f)     2   -   1
Bird, H.E. - Heywood, G.C. 1892 (2)         (f)     1.5   -   1.5      Bird, H.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bird, H.E. - Heywood, G.C. 1892 (3)         (f)     0.5   -   1.5      Bird, H.E. gave odds of pawn and two moves

Tournament data

London, England 1876 (10)     City of London Club - Bermondsey Club Match    
  Heywood, G.C. - Barker (1)     0 - 1          Heywood, G.C. gave odds of a knight
London, England 1881 (1)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Heywood, G.C. - Ball, W.F.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1881 (2)     City of London Club Handicap    
  Heywood, G.C. - Gunsberg, I.A.     3.5 - 2.5          Gunsberg, I.A. gave odds of pawn and move
Harrogate 1888     Tyneside and Tees-Side - West Yorkshire Match    
  Heywood, G.C. - Holliday, T.     0.5 - 0.5    
Newcastle 1891     Newcastle Club Champtionship    
  Heywood, G.C. - Downey, F.T.     3.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Heywood, G.C. - Lord, F.W.     0 - 1    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Heywood, G.C. - Wilson, W.V.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 30 Dec. 2020