Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  180  2074 (104) 2
1867  174  2083 (102) 0
1868  162  2093 (98) 0
1869  158  2102 (94) 0
1870  160  2111 (89) 0
1871  152  2120 (83) 0
1872  148  2130 (75) 7
1873  165  2119 (74) 0
1874  176  2109 (72) 10
1875  186  2102 (75) 0
1876  206  2096 (77) 0
1877  209  2089 (77) 0
1878  223  2082 (75) 0
1879  228  2076 (71) 0
1880  245  2069 (65) 18
1881  272  2062 (71) 0
1882  299  2055 (74) 0
1883  348  2048 (76) 0
1884  373  2041 (76) 0
1885  390  2034 (73) 9
1886  382  2041 (75) 0
1887  377  2047 (74) 0
1888  360  2053 (72) 0
1889  348  2060 (67) 6
1890  361  2058 (66) 0
1891  379  2056 (61) 8
1892  405  2050 (61) 8
1893  389  2070 (66) 0
1894  374  2089 (67) 7
1895  376  2075 (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