Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  184  2071 (104) 2
1867  176  2080 (102) 0
1868  166  2089 (98) 0
1869  165  2097 (94) 0
1870  166  2106 (89) 0
1871  162  2115 (83) 0
1872  156  2124 (75) 7
1873  174  2114 (74) 0
1874  187  2104 (71) 10
1875  195  2097 (75) 0
1876  214  2091 (77) 0
1877  215  2085 (77) 0
1878  226  2079 (75) 0
1879  231  2073 (71) 0
1880  246  2066 (65) 18
1881  279  2060 (71) 0
1882  303  2053 (74) 0
1883  352  2047 (76) 0
1884  377  2040 (76) 0
1885  395  2034 (73) 9
1886  383  2040 (75) 0
1887  380  2047 (74) 0
1888  365  2054 (72) 0
1889  353  2060 (67) 6
1890  367  2059 (66) 0
1891  382  2057 (61) 8
1892  408  2051 (61) 8
1893  394  2071 (66) 0
1894  375  2090 (67) 7
1895  378  2075 (75) 0
1896  395  2060 (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
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: 21 Sept. 2017