Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  222  2036 (95) 2
1867  210  2043 (91) 0
1868  204  2050 (86) 0
1869  200  2057 (79) 0
1870  207  2065 (71) 0
1871  205  2072 (59) 23
1872  206  2090 (61) 7
1873  218  2086 (65) 0
1874  222  2081 (66) 10
1875  228  2077 (72) 0
1876  248  2073 (74) 0
1877  240  2070 (75) 0
1878  244  2066 (74) 0
1879  251  2062 (71) 0
1880  263  2058 (64) 18
1881  296  2052 (71) 0
1882  321  2047 (74) 0
1883  373  2041 (76) 0
1884  397  2035 (76) 0
1885  416  2029 (73) 9
1886  404  2036 (75) 0
1887  400  2043 (74) 0
1888  381  2050 (72) 0
1889  368  2057 (67) 6
1890  375  2056 (66) 0
1891  391  2055 (61) 8
1892  418  2049 (61) 8
1893  406  2068 (66) 0
1894  390  2088 (67) 7
1895  395  2073 (75) 0
1896  410  2059 (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