Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  192  2063 (99) 2
1866  208  2066 (96) 0
1867  196  2069 (92) 0
1868  196  2071 (86) 0
1869  196  2074 (79) 0
1870  204  2077 (71) 0
1871  202  2080 (59) 23
1872  205  2096 (61) 7
1873  217  2090 (65) 0
1874  221  2085 (66) 10
1875  227  2080 (71) 0
1876  248  2076 (74) 0
1877  241  2072 (75) 0
1878  246  2067 (74) 0
1879  252  2063 (70) 0
1880  266  2059 (64) 18
1881  305  2053 (71) 0
1882  331  2047 (74) 0
1883  385  2041 (76) 0
1884  409  2035 (76) 0
1885  429  2029 (73) 9
1886  417  2036 (75) 0
1887  414  2043 (74) 0
1888  396  2049 (72) 0
1889  382  2056 (67) 6
1890  393  2055 (66) 0
1891  404  2054 (61) 8
1892  431  2049 (61) 8
1893  412  2068 (66) 0
1894  403  2088 (67) 7
1895  413  2074 (75) 0
1896  429  2059 (81) 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
   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
   [PDEB], 4 June 1864
   [PDEB], 30 June 1865
   [PDEB], 7 Sep. 1866
   [PDEB], 2 Nov. 1866
   [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
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: 15 Jan. 2020