Congdon, James




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  191  2083 (94) 2
1866  214  2085 (90) 0
1867  198  2088 (84) 0
1868  209  2091 (77) 1
1869  213  2088 (70) 0
1870  224  2084 (59) 12
1871  234  2083 (54) 23
1872  225  2099 (57) 7
1873  238  2093 (63) 0
1874  253  2087 (64) 10
1875  254  2085 (70) 0
1876  260  2083 (73) 0
1877  254  2080 (74) 0
1878  262  2078 (73) 0
1879  263  2076 (69) 0
1880  282  2074 (63) 18
1881  314  2076 (69) 0
1882  329  2077 (72) 0
1883  359  2079 (73) 0
1884  382  2080 (71) 0
1885  380  2082 (68) 9
1886  350  2100 (67) 0
1887  337  2118 (64) 31
1888  336  2107 (65) 0
1889  349  2096 (63) 6
1890  387  2085 (63) 0
1891  413  2074 (59) 8
1892  456  2063 (60) 8
1893  448  2080 (64) 0
1894  428  2097 (66) 7
1895  456  2080 (74) 0
1896  472  2064 (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
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 9, Oct. 1874, page 215
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 10, Nov. 1874, page 240
   [CLCM], vol. 1, no. 11, Dec. 1874, page 271
   [NYC], 22 July 1865
   [NYC], 25 Jan. 1868
   [PDEB], 4 June 1864
   [PDEB], 30 June 1865
   [PDEB], 7 Sep. 1866
   [PDEB], 2 Nov. 1866
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 4, 1 Aug. 1874, page 64
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 5, 1 Sep. 1874, page 82
   [WP], vol. 7, no. 8, 1 Dec. 1874, page 153
   [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: 25 Dec. 2021