Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  181  2074 (104) 2
1867  174  2083 (102) 0
1868  163  2092 (98) 0
1869  158  2102 (94) 0
1870  162  2111 (89) 0
1871  154  2120 (83) 0
1872  149  2129 (75) 7
1873  166  2119 (74) 0
1874  180  2109 (72) 10
1875  188  2102 (75) 0
1876  206  2095 (77) 0
1877  210  2089 (77) 0
1878  223  2082 (75) 0
1879  230  2075 (71) 0
1880  246  2069 (65) 18
1881  275  2062 (71) 0
1882  300  2055 (74) 0
1883  350  2048 (76) 0
1884  374  2041 (76) 0
1885  394  2035 (73) 9
1886  384  2041 (75) 0
1887  380  2047 (74) 0
1888  363  2054 (72) 0
1889  355  2060 (67) 6
1890  367  2059 (66) 0
1891  385  2057 (61) 8
1892  411  2051 (61) 8
1893  394  2071 (66) 0
1894  378  2090 (67) 7
1895  379  2075 (75) 0
1896  399  2060 (81) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Congdon, James Adams  
   Also known as: 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
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: 21 Sept. 2017