Medley, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  49  2271 (57) 19
1848  38  2315 (54) 0
1849  41  2359 (44) 47
1850  42  2367 (47) 19
1851  54  2337 (54) 6
1852  51  2322 (59) 5
1853  57  2330 (66) 0
1854  53  2338 (70) 0
1855  52  2345 (71) 0
1856  51  2353 (70) 2
1857  53  2349 (69) 2
1858  55  2342 (70) 3
1859  61  2344 (69) 0
1860  65  2346 (66) 8
1861  69  2340 (68) 1
1862  68  2334 (69) 11
1863  70  2319 (80) 0
1864  77  2304 (89) 0
1865  82  2289 (97) 0
1866  86  2274 (103) 0
1867  90  2259 (109) 0
1868  99  2244 (114) 0
1869  112  2228 (119) 0
1870  122  2213 (123) 0
1871  123  2198 (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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 578
   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
   Renette and Zavatarelli, Neumann, Hirschfeld and Suhle, page 287, 373
   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
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [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, England 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, England 1860 (1)     London Club Handicap Tournament     0  /  1
Bristol and London, England 1861     Bristol - London telegraph match    
  Medley, G.W. - MacDonnell, G.A.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1862 (1)     London Club - St. James Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Saint Bon     1 - 0    
London, England 1862 (4)     British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Medley, G.W. - Mackenzie, G.H.     1 - 2          Medley, G.W. gave odds of the move
London, England and Dublin 1865 (1)     St. James Club - Dublin Athenaeum Club Telegraphic Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Hillas     1 - 0    
London, England 1871 (7)     Westminster - City of London Club Match    
  Medley, G.W. - Potter, W.N.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020