Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  175  2076 (104) 2
1867  158  2085 (102) 0
1868  157  2094 (98) 0
1869  153  2103 (94) 0
1870  159  2112 (89) 0
1871  151  2121 (83) 0
1872  145  2131 (75) 7
1873  164  2120 (74) 0
1874  176  2110 (72) 10
1875  184  2103 (75) 0
1876  203  2096 (77) 0
1877  207  2089 (77) 0
1878  219  2083 (75) 0
1879  224  2076 (71) 0
1880  240  2069 (65) 18
1881  270  2062 (71) 0
1882  296  2055 (74) 0
1883  345  2048 (76) 0
1884  372  2041 (76) 0
1885  389  2034 (73) 9
1886  380  2041 (75) 0
1887  377  2047 (74) 0
1888  361  2053 (72) 0
1889  347  2060 (67) 6
1890  360  2058 (66) 0
1891  379  2056 (61) 8
1892  405  2050 (61) 8
1893  390  2070 (66) 0
1894  374  2089 (67) 7
1895  376  2074 (75) 0
1896  397  2060 (81) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Congdon, James Adams  
   Also known as: General James Adams Congdon; Lieut. Col. James A. 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
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: 5 Jan. 2017