Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  174  2115 (103) 4
1862  171  2114 (102) 0
1863  162  2114 (100) 0
1864  173  2113 (98) 1
1865  176  2119 (95) 0
1866  189  2124 (92) 1
1867  179  2131 (88) 0
1868  185  2139 (84) 0
1869  178  2147 (77) 0
1870  176  2154 (69) 0
1871  174  2162 (58) 10
1872  149  2200 (56) 13
1873  155  2203 (66) 0
1874  147  2206 (73) 0
1875  150  2209 (77) 0
1876  142  2212 (80) 0
1877  127  2215 (80) 0
1878  135  2218 (80) 0
1879  131  2221 (77) 0
1880  138  2224 (73) 0
1881  151  2227 (67) 0
1882  159  2230 (57) 2
1883  166  2237 (45) 27
1884  168  2254 (45) 16
1885  187  2242 (54) 2
1886  193  2239 (59) 4
1887  212  2221 (65) 1
1888  216  2212 (70) 4
1889  228  2202 (79) 0
1890  256  2192 (86) 0
1891  278  2181 (92) 0
1892  300  2171 (97) 0
1893  313  2160 (100) 1
1894  337  2147 (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