Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  196  2084 (94) 2
1866  215  2087 (90) 0
1867  202  2090 (84) 0
1868  213  2093 (77) 1
1869  215  2090 (70) 0
1870  226  2087 (59) 12
1871  236  2087 (53) 23
1872  230  2102 (57) 7
1873  240  2095 (63) 0
1874  253  2089 (64) 10
1875  266  2086 (70) 0
1876  266  2083 (73) 0
1877  261  2080 (74) 0
1878  270  2077 (72) 0
1879  275  2075 (69) 0
1880  292  2072 (63) 18
1881  320  2073 (69) 0
1882  335  2075 (72) 0
1883  371  2077 (73) 0
1884  387  2079 (71) 0
1885  395  2080 (68) 9
1886  357  2099 (67) 0
1887  344  2117 (64) 31
1888  349  2106 (65) 0
1889  360  2095 (62) 6
1890  398  2084 (63) 0
1891  427  2073 (59) 8
1892  478  2061 (60) 8
1893  460  2078 (64) 0
1894  439  2095 (66) 7
1895  471  2080 (74) 0
1896  489  2064 (79) 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
   American Chess Association, Constitution of the American Chess Association, page 2
   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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 9, Oct. 1874, page 215
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 10, Nov. 1874, page 240
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 271
   [NYC], 22 July 1865
   [NYC], 25 Jan. 1868
   [PDEB], 4 June 1864
   [PDEB], 30 June 1865
   [PDEB], 7 Sep. 1866
   [PDEB], 2 Nov. 1866
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1874, page 64
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1874, page 82
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1874, page 153
   [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
Congdon, J.A. - Northrop, G.E. 1887         (f)     3.5   -   1.5
Congdon, J.A. - Punchard (1) 1887         (f)     17   -   3
Congdon, J.A. - Sittser, J.A. 1887         (f)     4   -   2

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: 22 Jul. 2022