Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  223  2030 (96) 2
1867  210  2037 (91) 0
1868  202  2044 (86) 0
1869  198  2050 (80) 0
1870  209  2057 (71) 0
1871  210  2064 (60) 23
1872  207  2082 (61) 7
1873  217  2077 (66) 0
1874  221  2072 (67) 10
1875  230  2069 (72) 0
1876  248  2066 (75) 0
1877  239  2063 (75) 0
1878  246  2060 (74) 0
1879  251  2058 (71) 0
1880  261  2055 (65) 18
1881  290  2049 (71) 0
1882  318  2044 (75) 0
1883  368  2038 (76) 0
1884  393  2032 (76) 0
1885  408  2027 (73) 9
1886  400  2034 (75) 0
1887  398  2041 (74) 0
1888  377  2048 (72) 0
1889  360  2055 (67) 6
1890  370  2054 (66) 0
1891  385  2053 (61) 8
1892  411  2047 (61) 8
1893  397  2067 (66) 0
1894  383  2087 (67) 7
1895  385  2072 (75) 0
1896  402  2057 (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