Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  191  2062 (99) 2
1866  205  2065 (96) 0
1867  193  2067 (92) 0
1868  192  2070 (86) 0
1869  193  2073 (79) 0
1870  202  2076 (71) 0
1871  197  2078 (59) 23
1872  202  2095 (61) 7
1873  216  2089 (65) 0
1874  221  2083 (66) 10
1875  226  2079 (71) 0
1876  247  2075 (74) 0
1877  240  2071 (75) 0
1878  243  2066 (74) 0
1879  251  2062 (70) 0
1880  264  2058 (64) 18
1881  298  2052 (71) 0
1882  324  2045 (74) 0
1883  380  2039 (76) 0
1884  402  2033 (76) 0
1885  421  2027 (73) 9
1886  410  2034 (75) 0
1887  407  2040 (74) 0
1888  388  2047 (72) 0
1889  372  2053 (67) 6
1890  381  2052 (66) 0
1891  394  2051 (61) 8
1892  423  2046 (61) 8
1893  407  2066 (66) 0
1894  392  2086 (67) 7
1895  398  2072 (75) 0
1896  415  2057 (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