Menssing, G. Adolphus




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1864  243  1968 (113) 2
1865  262  1970 (108) 3
1866  283  1982 (107) 0
1867  264  1993 (106) 0
1868  269  2005 (104) 0
1869  264  2017 (101) 0
1870  264  2029 (98) 0
1871  267  2040 (94) 0
1872  262  2052 (89) 3
1873  255  2066 (88) 2
1874  262  2076 (90) 2
1875  245  2092 (94) 0
1876  237  2107 (98) 0
1877  204  2123 (101) 1
1878  198  2132 (105) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Menssing, Gustavus Adolphus  
   Also known as: A. Menssing
Born: 1838
Died: 18 Jan. 1900
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives his date of birth as 1836-1839, from inconsistent census reports. I will guess at 1838, only as an approximation. Steve Mann also gives his death date in one place as 11-04-1900 and in another as 18-01-1900. I do not know which is correct. His name was sometimes given as 'Mensing', but should be 'Menssing' as it used the double-s character, ß, in German. He was known by his middle name 'Adolphus' and thus often appears as 'A. Mensing' or 'A. Menssing'.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 91, 104, 131
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 8, 1873, page 247
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 6, June 1865, page 184
   [Era], vol. 27, no. 1393, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [ILN], vol. 45, no. 1290, 3 Dec. 1864, page 571
   [ILN], vol. 64, no. 1815, 6 June 1874, page 547
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1873: Bradford v Halifax]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Gustavus Adolphus Menssing]

Tournament data

Huddersfield or Bradford (?) 1864     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Schloesser, F.     2 - 0    
Bradford and Huddersfield 1865     Huddersfield - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Campbell, A.     1 - 2    
Wakefield 1872     Bradford - Wakefield Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Day, S.     1 - 2    
Bradford 1873 (1)     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Werner, M.G.E.     1 - 1          Werner, M.G.E. gave odds of pawn and move
Bradford 1874 (1)     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Stokoe, T.Y.     0.5 - 0.5    
Huddersfield 1874 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Meeting - First Tournament    
  Menssing, G.A. - Godwin, A.     0 - 1    
Halifax 1877     Bradford - Halifax Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Common, W.     1 - 0    
Bradford 1878     Bradford - Manchester Athenaeum Club Match    
  Menssing, G.A. - Heap, H. (2)     2 - 0    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021