Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  187  2083 (94) 2
1866  207  2086 (90) 0
1867  193  2089 (84) 0
1868  194  2092 (77) 1
1869  203  2088 (70) 0
1870  211  2085 (59) 12
1871  223  2082 (54) 23
1872  221  2097 (57) 7
1873  233  2090 (63) 0
1874  236  2083 (64) 10
1875  242  2081 (70) 0
1876  257  2079 (73) 0
1877  252  2077 (74) 0
1878  262  2076 (73) 0
1879  264  2074 (69) 0
1880  276  2072 (63) 18
1881  307  2074 (69) 0
1882  324  2076 (72) 0
1883  357  2078 (73) 0
1884  370  2080 (71) 0
1885  381  2082 (68) 9
1886  336  2101 (67) 0
1887  328  2119 (64) 31
1888  327  2109 (65) 0
1889  338  2098 (63) 6
1890  373  2087 (63) 0
1891  404  2076 (59) 8
1892  441  2065 (60) 8
1893  433  2082 (64) 0
1894  421  2099 (66) 7
1895  443  2083 (74) 0
1896  464  2067 (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.
 
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
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: 22 Jul. 2021