Menssing, G. Adolphus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1864  198  1958 (116) 2
1865  211  1963 (111) 3
1866  236  1978 (110) 0
1867  226  1993 (108) 0
1868  211  2009 (106) 0
1869  198  2024 (104) 0
1870  206  2039 (100) 0
1871  195  2055 (96) 0
1872  195  2070 (91) 3
1873  197  2090 (91) 2
1874  185  2107 (94) 1
1875  174  2121 (98) 0
1876  174  2136 (101) 0
1877  155  2150 (104) 1
1878  149  2159 (107) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Menssing, Gustavus Adolphus  
   Also known as: A. Menssing
Born: 1838
Died: 18 Jan. 1900
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives his date of birth as 1836-1839, from inconsistent census reports. I will guess at 1838, only as an approximation. Steve Mann also gives his death date in one place as 11-04-1900 and in another as 18-01-1900. I do not know which is correct. His name was sometimes given as 'Mensing', but should be 'Menssing' as it used the double-s character, ß, in German. He was known by his middle name 'Adolphus' and thus often appears as 'A. Mensing' or 'A. Menssing'.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, 1873, page 247
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 184
   [Era], vol. 27, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 45, 3 Dec. 1864, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 64, 6 June 1874, page 547
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Gustavus Adolphus Menssing]

Tournament data

Huddersfield or Bradford (?) 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Schloesser, F.     2 - 0    
Bradford and Huddersfield 1865     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Campbell, A.     1 - 2    
Wakefield 1872     Bradford - Wakefield Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Day, S.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1873 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Werner, M.G.E.     1 - 1          Werner, M.G.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bradford 1874 (1)     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Stokoe, T.Y.     0.5 - 0.5    
Halifax 1877     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Common, W.     1 - 0    
Bradford 1878     Bradford - Manchester Athenaeum Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Heap, H. (2)     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 17 Dec. 2017