Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  183  2083 (94) 2
1866  204  2086 (90) 0
1867  189  2089 (84) 0
1868  190  2092 (77) 1
1869  199  2088 (70) 0
1870  201  2084 (59) 12
1871  204  2081 (54) 23
1872  208  2094 (57) 7
1873  227  2086 (63) 0
1874  232  2077 (64) 10
1875  240  2073 (70) 0
1876  264  2069 (73) 0
1877  259  2066 (74) 0
1878  270  2062 (73) 0
1879  271  2058 (70) 0
1880  283  2054 (64) 18
1881  323  2048 (70) 0
1882  349  2042 (74) 0
1883  408  2037 (76) 0
1884  437  2031 (75) 0
1885  451  2025 (73) 9
1886  431  2032 (75) 0
1887  430  2039 (74) 0
1888  411  2046 (72) 0
1889  401  2053 (67) 6
1890  417  2052 (66) 0
1891  424  2051 (61) 8
1892  456  2045 (61) 8
1893  440  2065 (66) 0
1894  422  2085 (67) 7
1895  436  2069 (75) 0
1896  459  2054 (80) 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