Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  218  2034 (96) 2
1867  208  2042 (91) 0
1868  198  2049 (86) 0
1869  197  2056 (79) 0
1870  205  2063 (71) 0
1871  204  2070 (60) 23
1872  204  2089 (61) 7
1873  217  2084 (65) 0
1874  222  2079 (66) 10
1875  230  2076 (72) 0
1876  250  2072 (75) 0
1877  240  2068 (75) 0
1878  244  2065 (74) 0
1879  252  2061 (71) 0
1880  262  2057 (65) 18
1881  291  2051 (71) 0
1882  319  2046 (74) 0
1883  369  2040 (76) 0
1884  393  2034 (76) 0
1885  409  2028 (73) 9
1886  397  2035 (75) 0
1887  398  2042 (74) 0
1888  375  2049 (72) 0
1889  362  2056 (67) 6
1890  369  2055 (66) 0
1891  384  2053 (61) 8
1892  412  2048 (61) 8
1893  396  2067 (66) 0
1894  383  2087 (67) 7
1895  385  2072 (75) 0
1896  403  2058 (81) 5

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Congdon, James Adams  
   Also known as: 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
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. 1866         (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: 10 Aug. 2018