Heywood, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  207  2124 (85) 1
1877  178  2151 (75) 0
1878  168  2178 (63) 10
1879  147  2201 (57) 20
1880  152  2206 (58) 5
1881  162  2209 (58) 7
1882  214  2182 (64) 6
1883  230  2183 (72) 0
1884  239  2184 (77) 0
1885  244  2186 (81) 0
1886  241  2187 (83) 0
1887  247  2188 (83) 0
1888  238  2190 (82) 1
1889  224  2205 (81) 0
1890  226  2220 (79) 0
1891  226  2236 (74) 4
1892  225  2240 (71) 8
1893  248  2226 (79) 1
1894  252  2217 (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