Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  220  2031 (96) 2
1867  206  2038 (92) 0
1868  197  2045 (86) 0
1869  195  2052 (80) 0
1870  205  2058 (71) 0
1871  206  2065 (60) 23
1872  202  2083 (61) 7
1873  214  2078 (66) 0
1874  218  2072 (67) 10
1875  226  2069 (72) 0
1876  243  2066 (75) 0
1877  239  2063 (75) 0
1878  243  2061 (74) 0
1879  248  2058 (71) 0
1880  259  2055 (65) 18
1881  288  2049 (71) 0
1882  314  2044 (75) 0
1883  363  2038 (76) 0
1884  388  2033 (76) 0
1885  403  2028 (73) 9
1886  398  2035 (75) 0
1887  396  2042 (74) 0
1888  374  2049 (72) 0
1889  359  2057 (67) 6
1890  369  2056 (66) 0
1891  386  2055 (61) 8
1892  411  2049 (61) 8
1893  397  2069 (66) 0
1894  381  2088 (67) 7
1895  385  2074 (75) 0
1896  400  2059 (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
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: 10 Aug. 2018