Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  168  2110 (103) 4
1862  159  2109 (102) 0
1863  153  2109 (100) 0
1864  161  2108 (97) 1
1865  160  2113 (95) 0
1866  174  2119 (92) 1
1867  171  2124 (88) 0
1868  164  2130 (83) 0
1869  168  2136 (77) 0
1870  168  2142 (69) 0
1871  160  2148 (58) 10
1872  137  2186 (56) 13
1873  145  2190 (66) 0
1874  138  2194 (72) 0
1875  143  2199 (76) 0
1876  137  2203 (79) 0
1877  134  2207 (79) 0
1878  132  2212 (78) 0
1879  132  2216 (75) 0
1880  136  2220 (70) 0
1881  149  2225 (62) 0
1882  156  2229 (50) 19
1883  164  2242 (47) 10
1884  157  2261 (46) 16
1885  175  2249 (54) 2
1886  178  2246 (59) 4
1887  198  2228 (66) 1
1888  203  2219 (70) 4
1889  215  2208 (79) 0
1890  242  2198 (86) 0
1891  261  2187 (92) 0
1892  277  2176 (97) 0
1893  297  2166 (101) 1
1894  315  2153 (106) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fedden, Nelson  
Born: 21 Oct. 1835
Died: 7 May 1915
 
Notes:
Gaige says only that he died at age 79 in 1915. Tom Teague (a great, great grandson of Fedden's), in a personal communication, provided exact birth and death dates. Richards gives 2 games of 'R. Fedden' at the Bristol and Clifton Handicap Tournament in 1885. I suppose this to be an error for 'N. Fedden' (although Nelson Fedden had a son named 'Robert', there seems to be no indication that he played chess). Sometimes his name is given as 'Feddon', presumably in error (e.g. the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, Oct. 1871, p.344). The Era of 24 Mar. 1861 (p.6) has 'Tedder'. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Feb. 1869 (vol.1, p.155) has 'N. Fenden'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 115
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 137, 176
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 85, 258, 542
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPM], vol. 1, Dec. 1865, page 379
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 370, 384
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 155
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 23, 11 Nov. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 24 Mar. 1861, page 6
   [Era], vol. 23, 2 June 1861, page 16
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 37, 1 Sep. 1860, page 213
   [ILN], vol. 38, 13 Apr. 1861, page 356
   [ILN], vol. 45, 19 Nov. 1864, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 50, 12 Jan. 1867, page 50
   [ILN], vol. 67, 24 July 1875, page 95
   [WDP], 12 Dec. 1904
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 June 1872, page 24
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Richards, John.  [Mary Rudge: Bristol's World Chess Champion], page 7
   Richards, John.  [Remembering Mary Rudge], page 36
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Thorold, E. - Fedden, N. 1882         (f)     12.5   -   4.5

Tournament data

Bristol 1861 (2)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Holloway, A.     1 - 0    
  Fedden, N. - Pigott, A.S.     0.5 - 1.5          Fedden, N. gave odds of pawn and move
Cardiff 1861     Cardiff Club Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Gamman, E.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1864 (2)     Bristol Grand Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Withers, J.     0 - 1    
London, England and Bristol 1866     St. George's Club - Bristol and Bath Clubs Telegraphic Match    
  Fedden, N. - Metcalfe, T.J.     1 - 0    
Cardiff 1871     Cardiff - Bristol Athenaeum Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Burt, J.N. (1)     1 - 0    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     2  /  9
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     8  /  13
Birmingham 1882     Bristol and Clifton - Birmingham Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Cook, W.     1.5 - 0.5    
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1883 (1)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section A     3  /  7
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bath 1884 (1)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bath 1884 (4)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2     7  /  10
  Fedden, N. - Loman, R.J.     0 - 1    
  Fedden, N. - Pollock, W.H.K.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Clifton 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Bath 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Pollock, W.H.K.     1 - 1    
Bath 1887     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Hill, W.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
Clifton 1888 (1)     Bristol and Clifton - City Chess and Draughts Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0.5 - 1.5    
Clifton 1888 (2)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Fedden, N. - Miniati, N.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Fedden, N. - Toothill, F.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020