Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  197  2082 (94) 2
1866  213  2085 (90) 0
1867  200  2087 (84) 0
1868  214  2090 (77) 1
1869  216  2087 (69) 0
1870  225  2084 (59) 12
1871  235  2083 (53) 23
1872  230  2098 (57) 7
1873  241  2092 (62) 0
1874  258  2085 (64) 10
1875  273  2082 (70) 0
1876  273  2080 (73) 0
1877  267  2077 (74) 0
1878  275  2074 (73) 0
1879  276  2072 (69) 0
1880  295  2069 (63) 18
1881  323  2070 (69) 0
1882  334  2071 (72) 0
1883  373  2072 (73) 0
1884  397  2073 (72) 0
1885  401  2075 (68) 9
1886  361  2092 (68) 0
1887  351  2109 (64) 31
1888  363  2097 (65) 0
1889  367  2085 (62) 6
1890  405  2074 (63) 0
1891  440  2062 (59) 8
1892  487  2051 (59) 8
1893  467  2068 (64) 0
1894  447  2085 (66) 7
1895  478  2070 (74) 0
1896  498  2054 (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. Davies gives year of death as 1907. Gaige gives date of death as 4-02-1902.
 
References
Books
   American Chess Association, Constitution of the American Chess Association, page 2
   Davies, Samuel Lipschütz, page 366
   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: 2 Oct. 2022