Medley, George




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1847  56  2266 (56) 19
1848  43  2310 (54) 0
1849  45  2353 (44) 47
1850  46  2362 (47) 19
1851  57  2332 (53) 6
1852  53  2317 (59) 5
1853  59  2325 (66) 0
1854  57  2334 (70) 0
1855  57  2342 (71) 0
1856  56  2350 (70) 2
1857  57  2346 (69) 2
1858  60  2339 (70) 3
1859  64  2341 (69) 0
1860  68  2342 (66) 8
1861  75  2337 (68) 1
1862  73  2331 (69) 11
1863  74  2316 (80) 0
1864  82  2300 (89) 0
1865  87  2285 (97) 0
1866  91  2270 (103) 0
1867  97  2255 (109) 0
1868  105  2240 (114) 0
1869  118  2225 (119) 0
1870  129  2210 (123) 0
1871  135  2195 (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
   Zavatarelli, Ignatz Kolisch, page 92
Periodicals
   [BLL], 30 May 1847, page 6
   [BLL], 28 Nov. 1847, page 5
   [BLL], 8 Dec. 1850, page 8
   [CP], vol. 4, no. 1, July 1853, page 32
   [CPC], vol. 9, no. 8, Aug. 1848, page 227
   [CPC], vol. 10, no. 3, Mar. 1849, page 66
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 88
   [ILN], vol. 10, no. 257, 21 Mar. 1847, page 219
   [ILN], vol. 40, no. 1132, 22 Feb. 1862, page 204
   [ILN], vol. 47, no. 1347, 16 Dec. 1865, page 595
   [Reg], vol. 3, no. 7, 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. - de Saint Bon, S.A.P.     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: 6 Mar. 2021