Walton, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1873  324  1923 (170) 3
1874  320  1930 (167) 0
1875  322  1937 (164) 0
1876  327  1944 (161) 0
1877  308  1952 (158) 0
1878  309  1959 (154) 0
1879  309  1966 (151) 0
1880  317  1974 (147) 0
1881  347  1981 (143) 2
1882  375  1984 (143) 2

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
   [ILN], vol. 62, 10 May 1873, page 451
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 4652. Chess by circulation]

Tournament data

Worcester 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    


Player information updated: 2 May 2017