Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  168  2111 (103) 4
1862  159  2110 (102) 0
1863  154  2110 (100) 0
1864  161  2109 (97) 1
1865  160  2114 (95) 0
1866  174  2120 (92) 1
1867  171  2126 (88) 0
1868  164  2131 (83) 0
1869  168  2137 (77) 0
1870  168  2143 (69) 0
1871  160  2149 (58) 10
1872  137  2187 (56) 13
1873  145  2191 (66) 0
1874  138  2195 (72) 0
1875  144  2200 (76) 0
1876  137  2204 (79) 0
1877  134  2208 (79) 0
1878  132  2213 (78) 0
1879  132  2217 (75) 0
1880  136  2221 (70) 0
1881  147  2226 (62) 0
1882  156  2230 (50) 19
1883  165  2243 (47) 10
1884  157  2262 (46) 16
1885  176  2250 (54) 2
1886  179  2247 (59) 4
1887  198  2229 (66) 1
1888  203  2220 (70) 4
1889  215  2209 (79) 0
1890  243  2199 (86) 0
1891  263  2188 (92) 0
1892  279  2177 (97) 0
1893  298  2167 (101) 1
1894  315  2153 (106) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Fedden, Nelson  
Born: 21 Oct. 1835
Died: 7 May 1915
 
Notes:
Gaige says only that he died at age 79 in 1915. Tom Teague (a great, great grandson of Fedden's), in a personal communication, provided exact birth and death dates. Richards gives 2 games of 'R. Fedden' at the Bristol and Clifton Handicap Tournament in 1885. I suppose this to be an error for 'N. Fedden' (although Nelson Fedden had a son named 'Robert', there seems to be no indication that he played chess). Sometimes his name is given as 'Feddon', presumably in error (e.g. the Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle, Oct. 1871, p.344). The Era of 24 Mar. 1861 (p.6) has 'Tedder'. The Chess Players' Quarterly Chronicle of Feb. 1869 (vol.1, p.155) has 'N. Fenden'.
 
References
Books
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 959
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 115
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 137, 176
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 54, 85, 258, 542
   Löwenthal and Medley, Chess Congress of 1862, page xl
Periodicals
   [CPC], vol. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPC], vol. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPM], vol. 1, Dec. 1865, page 379
   [CPM], vol. 2, Dec. 1866, page 370, 384
   [CPQC], vol. 1, Feb. 1869, page 155
   [CPQC], vol. 2, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 23, 11 Nov. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, 24 Mar. 1861, page 6
   [Era], vol. 23, 2 June 1861, page 16
   [Era], vol. 33, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 37, 1 Sep. 1860, page 213
   [ILN], vol. 38, 13 Apr. 1861, page 356
   [ILN], vol. 45, 19 Nov. 1864, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 50, 12 Jan. 1867, page 50
   [ILN], vol. 67, 24 July 1875, page 95
   [WDP], 12 Dec. 1904
   [WP], vol. 5, 1 June 1872, page 24
Web
   Hilbert, John S.  [The Reverend Charles Edward Ranken and Mid-Victorian Correspondence Chess]
   Richards, John.  [Mary Rudge: Bristol's World Chess Champion], page 7
   Richards, John.  [Remembering Mary Rudge], page 36
   Sericano, C.  [Malvern 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Thorold, E. - Fedden, N. 1882         (f)     12.5   -   4.5

Tournament data

Bristol 1861 (2)     4th British Chess Association Congress - Handicap Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Holloway, A.     1 - 0    
  Fedden, N. - Pigott, A.S.     0.5 - 1.5          Fedden, N. gave odds of pawn and move
Cardiff 1861     Cardiff Club Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Gamman, E.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1864 (2)     Bristol Grand Tournament    
  Fedden, N. - Withers, J.     0 - 1    
London, England and Bristol 1866     St. George's Club - Bristol and Bath Clubs Telegraphic Match    
  Fedden, N. - Metcalfe, T.J.     1 - 0    
Cardiff 1871     Cardiff - Bristol Athenaeum Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Burt, J.N. (1)     1 - 0    
Malvern 1871 (1)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting, 3rd British Chess Association Challenge Cup     2  /  9
Malvern 1872 (1)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 1st Class     8  /  13
Birmingham 1882     Bristol and Clifton - Birmingham Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Cook, W.     1.5 - 0.5    
Clifton 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Bath 1883     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0 - 1    
Birmingham 1883 (1)     13th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Section A     3  /  7
London, England 1884 (7)     Saint George's Club - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Wayte, W.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bath 1884 (1)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Bath 1884 (4)     14th Counties Chess Association Meeting - Class I, Division 2     7  /  10
  Fedden, N. - Loman, R.J.     0 - 1    
  Fedden, N. - Pollock, W.H.K.     1 - 0    
Bristol 1885     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     0.5 - 1.5    
Clifton 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Bath 1886     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Pollock, W.H.K.     1 - 1    
Bath 1887     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Hill, W.E.     0.5 - 0.5    
Clifton 1888 (1)     Bristol and Clifton - City Chess and Draughts Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Burt, J.N. (1)     0.5 - 1.5    
Clifton 1888 (2)     Bath - Bristol and Clifton Club Match    
  Fedden, N. - Thorold, E.     1 - 1    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Fedden, N. - Miniati, N.T.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Fedden, N. - Toothill, F.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 5 May 2020