Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  181  2074 (104) 2
1867  175  2083 (102) 0
1868  165  2093 (98) 0
1869  159  2102 (94) 0
1870  162  2111 (89) 0
1871  154  2120 (83) 0
1872  148  2130 (75) 7
1873  165  2119 (74) 0
1874  177  2109 (72) 10
1875  187  2102 (75) 0
1876  206  2096 (77) 0
1877  209  2089 (77) 0
1878  224  2082 (75) 0
1879  230  2076 (71) 0
1880  247  2069 (65) 18
1881  274  2062 (71) 0
1882  300  2055 (74) 0
1883  349  2049 (76) 0
1884  374  2042 (76) 0
1885  394  2035 (73) 9
1886  384  2041 (75) 0
1887  380  2048 (74) 0
1888  364  2054 (72) 0
1889  354  2061 (67) 6
1890  366  2059 (66) 0
1891  384  2058 (61) 8
1892  408  2051 (61) 8
1893  393  2071 (66) 0
1894  378  2091 (67) 7
1895  379  2076 (75) 0
1896  399  2061 (81) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Congdon, James Adams  
   Also known as: General James Adams Congdon; Lieut. Col. James A. 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
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. 1866         (c)     1   -   1      Reichhelm, G.C. 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 Jan. 2017