Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  178  2085 (94) 2
1866  197  2088 (90) 0
1867  183  2091 (84) 0
1868  187  2094 (77) 1
1869  195  2090 (70) 0
1870  203  2087 (59) 12
1871  202  2083 (54) 23
1872  206  2097 (58) 7
1873  224  2088 (63) 0
1874  230  2080 (64) 10
1875  243  2076 (70) 0
1876  260  2072 (73) 0
1877  257  2068 (74) 0
1878  264  2064 (73) 0
1879  266  2061 (70) 0
1880  278  2057 (64) 18
1881  319  2051 (70) 0
1882  342  2046 (74) 0
1883  397  2040 (76) 0
1884  426  2035 (75) 0
1885  445  2029 (73) 9
1886  427  2036 (75) 0
1887  426  2044 (74) 0
1888  403  2051 (72) 0
1889  394  2059 (67) 6
1890  403  2058 (66) 0
1891  411  2057 (61) 8
1892  439  2052 (61) 8
1893  422  2072 (66) 0
1894  411  2092 (67) 7
1895  419  2077 (75) 0
1896  443  2063 (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