Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  157  2109 (103) 4
1862  151  2109 (102) 0
1863  147  2108 (100) 0
1864  151  2107 (97) 1
1865  150  2113 (95) 0
1866  163  2118 (92) 1
1867  162  2123 (88) 0
1868  154  2129 (83) 0
1869  153  2135 (77) 0
1870  159  2141 (69) 0
1871  152  2146 (58) 10
1872  128  2184 (56) 13
1873  133  2188 (66) 0
1874  128  2192 (72) 0
1875  133  2196 (76) 0
1876  127  2200 (79) 0
1877  121  2204 (79) 0
1878  117  2208 (78) 0
1879  117  2212 (75) 0
1880  126  2216 (70) 0
1881  139  2220 (62) 0
1882  147  2224 (50) 19
1883  156  2237 (47) 10
1884  148  2256 (46) 16
1885  171  2245 (54) 2
1886  174  2242 (59) 4
1887  191  2224 (66) 1
1888  196  2215 (70) 4
1889  205  2205 (79) 0
1890  232  2194 (86) 0
1891  252  2184 (92) 0
1892  262  2173 (97) 0
1893  276  2163 (101) 1
1894  295  2150 (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
   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 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 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 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Fedden, N. - Toothill, F.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 30 Sept. 2018