Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  175  2087 (94) 2
1866  194  2090 (90) 0
1867  181  2093 (84) 0
1868  184  2096 (77) 1
1869  191  2093 (70) 0
1870  197  2089 (59) 12
1871  197  2087 (54) 23
1872  202  2100 (58) 7
1873  219  2092 (63) 0
1874  224  2083 (64) 10
1875  230  2079 (70) 0
1876  252  2074 (73) 0
1877  243  2070 (74) 0
1878  250  2066 (73) 0
1879  255  2062 (70) 0
1880  270  2057 (64) 18
1881  308  2052 (70) 0
1882  332  2046 (74) 0
1883  383  2040 (76) 0
1884  411  2035 (75) 0
1885  435  2029 (73) 9
1886  418  2036 (75) 0
1887  419  2043 (74) 0
1888  399  2051 (72) 0
1889  387  2058 (67) 6
1890  397  2057 (66) 0
1891  404  2056 (61) 8
1892  430  2051 (61) 8
1893  410  2072 (66) 0
1894  402  2092 (67) 7
1895  410  2078 (75) 0
1896  432  2063 (81) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Congdon, James Adams  
   Also known as: Maj. Congdon; General James Adams Congdon; Lieut. Col. James A. Congdon; Brig. Gen. Congdon
Born: 1835
Died: 4 Feb. 1902
 
Notes:
Gaige says born c1835.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 75
   Gilberg, Fifth American Chess Congress, page 98, 136, 183
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 90
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 28
   Hillyer, Thomas Frère, page 145
   Reichhelm and Shipley, Chess in Philadelphia, page 12, 154
   van Winsen, James Mason in America, page 34, 60, 67, 365
   van Winsen, Mackenzie, Mason and Co. IV, page 81
Periodicals
   [NYC], 22 July 1865
   [NYC], 25 Jan. 1868
   [PDEB], 4 June 1864
   [PDEB], 30 June 1865
   [PDEB], 7 Sep. 1866
   [PDEB], 2 Nov. 1866
   [WSoT], 28 Oct. 1865
Web
   Harding, Tim.  [A History of the City of London Chess Magazine (Part 1)]
   Sericano, C.  [Chicago 1874]

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

Reichhelm, G.C. - Congdon, J.A. 1865         (c)     1   -   1      Reichhelm, G.C. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Congdon, J.A. 1868         (f)     0   -   1      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Elson, J. - Congdon, J.A. 1870         (f)     5   -   7      Elson, J. gave odds of a knight
Delmar, E. (1) - Congdon, J.A. 1871         (c)     12.5   -   10.5      Delmar, E. (1) gave odds of a knight
Mackenzie, G.H. - Congdon, J.A. 1872         (f)     4   -   3      Mackenzie, G.H. gave odds of a knight
Sellman, A.G. - Congdon, J.A. 1885         (f)     8.5   -   0.5

Tournament data

Chicago 1874     3rd American Chess Congress     1.5  /  10
New York 1880 (1)     5th American Chess Congress     3.5  /  18
Skaneateles 1889 (1)     2nd New York State Chess Association Midsummer Meeting - First Class     2  /  6
Skaneateles 1891 (1)     4th New York State Chess Association Midsummer Meeting - First Class     2  /  8
Skaneateles 1892 (2)     New York State Chess Association - Rice Trophy, First Class     0.5  /  8
Buffalo 1894 (2)     New York State Chess Association - General Tourney     3.5  /  7
Ontario Beach 1896 (2)     6th Staats-Zeitung Challenge Cup Tournament     0.5  /  5


Player information updated: 5 May 2020