Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  175  2114 (103) 4
1862  169  2113 (102) 0
1863  161  2113 (100) 0
1864  171  2113 (97) 1
1865  172  2118 (95) 0
1866  187  2124 (92) 1
1867  177  2130 (88) 0
1868  184  2137 (83) 0
1869  182  2143 (77) 0
1870  178  2150 (69) 0
1871  176  2157 (58) 10
1872  148  2194 (56) 13
1873  150  2198 (66) 0
1874  149  2201 (73) 0
1875  147  2205 (77) 0
1876  139  2209 (80) 0
1877  133  2212 (80) 0
1878  133  2216 (80) 0
1879  131  2219 (77) 0
1880  136  2223 (73) 0
1881  150  2226 (67) 0
1882  159  2230 (57) 2
1883  171  2238 (45) 27
1884  170  2256 (45) 16
1885  187  2244 (54) 2
1886  197  2241 (59) 4
1887  216  2223 (65) 1
1888  222  2215 (70) 4
1889  229  2204 (79) 0
1890  259  2194 (86) 0
1891  281  2183 (92) 0
1892  299  2173 (97) 0
1893  316  2162 (101) 1
1894  343  2149 (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
   Harding, Steinitz in London, page 215, 228
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1865, page 379
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1866, page 370, 384
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 5, Feb. 1869, page 155
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1155, 11 Nov. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1174, 24 Mar. 1861, page 6
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1184, 2 June 1861, page 16
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1717, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 37, no. 1048, 1 Sep. 1860, page 213
   [ILN], vol. 38, no. 1084, 13 Apr. 1861, page 356
   [ILN], vol. 45, no. 1288, 19 Nov. 1864, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 50, no. 1408, 12 Jan. 1867, page 50
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1876, 24 July 1875, page 95
   [WDP], 12 Dec. 1904
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 2, 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. 1883         (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, J.T.     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: 3 Apr. 2022