Fedden, Nelson




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  175  2108 (103) 4
1862  170  2107 (102) 0
1863  163  2106 (100) 0
1864  170  2106 (97) 1
1865  170  2111 (95) 0
1866  185  2116 (92) 1
1867  180  2122 (88) 0
1868  174  2128 (83) 0
1869  177  2134 (77) 0
1870  177  2140 (69) 0
1871  176  2147 (58) 10
1872  146  2185 (56) 13
1873  152  2189 (66) 0
1874  143  2194 (73) 0
1875  143  2198 (77) 0
1876  137  2203 (80) 0
1877  133  2208 (80) 0
1878  133  2212 (80) 0
1879  128  2217 (77) 0
1880  136  2221 (73) 0
1881  151  2226 (67) 0
1882  157  2230 (57) 2
1883  171  2240 (45) 27
1884  163  2258 (45) 16
1885  181  2246 (54) 2
1886  186  2243 (59) 4
1887  209  2225 (65) 1
1888  215  2217 (70) 4
1889  222  2206 (79) 0
1890  248  2196 (86) 0
1891  273  2185 (92) 0
1892  290  2175 (97) 0
1893  309  2164 (100) 1
1894  337  2151 (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, no. 4, Apr. 1862, page 98
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 3, June 1872, page 89
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1865, page 379
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 12, Dec. 1866, page 370, 384
   [CPQC], vol. 1, no. 5, Feb. 1869, page 155
   [CPQC], vol. 2, no. 9, June 1871, page 277
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1155, 11 Nov. 1860, page 5
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1174, 24 Mar. 1861, page 6
   [Era], vol. 23, no. 1184, 2 June 1861, page 16
   [Era], vol. 33, no. 1717, 20 Aug. 1871, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 37, no. 1048, 1 Sep. 1860, page 213
   [ILN], vol. 38, no. 1084, 13 Apr. 1861, page 356
   [ILN], vol. 45, no. 1288, 19 Nov. 1864, page 523
   [ILN], vol. 50, no. 1408, 12 Jan. 1867, page 50
   [ILN], vol. 67, no. 1876, 24 July 1875, page 95
   [WDP], 12 Dec. 1904
   [WP], vol. 5, no. 2, 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. 1883         (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: 6 Mar. 2021