Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  196  1629 (164) 3
1857  219  1632 (161) 0
1858  231  1634 (158) 0
1859  268  1637 (154) 0
1860  288  1639 (151) 0
1861  287  1642 (147) 0
1862  300  1644 (143) 0
1863  314  1647 (138) 0
1864  322  1649 (134) 0
1865  369  1651 (129) 0
1866  408  1654 (123) 0
1867  384  1656 (117) 3
1868  397  1660 (111) 0
1869  404  1663 (104) 0
1870  471  1666 (96) 0
1871  487  1669 (87) 7
1872  503  1677 (86) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Empson, J.F.  
   Also known as: J.F. Empson, jun.
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Illustrated London News of 19 Aug. 1871 (p.163) lists a 'J.H. Empson' as being present at the Malvern 1871 meeting, and then lists a 'G.F. Empson' amongst the competitors in the 2nd class tournament there. Could both be errors for 'J.F. Empson'? Bell's Life in London (15 Jul. 1855, p.5; 23 Sep. 1855, p.5) lists a 'J.F. Empson' and a 'J.F. Empson, jun' as two separate players. The Chess Player's Magazine of 1 May 1867 (p.156) has 'F. Empson'. The Report of the Manchester Meeting of 1857 has 'J.T. Empson' on p.5, but 'Empson, Mr J.F.' on p.39.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 39, 40
Periodicals
   [BLL], 15 July 1855, page 5
   [BLL], 23 Sep. 1855, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 5, May 1853, page 154
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 1855, page 257, 260
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 5, 1 May 1867, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, no. 2, Apr. 1867, page 67
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 876, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [Era], vol. 20, no. 1021, 18 Apr. 1858, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 752, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 29, no. 819, 6 Sep. 1856, page 261
   [ILN], vol. 33, no. 925, 3 July 1858, page 14

Tournament data

Worcester, England 1856     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Empson, J.F. - Nicol, W.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1867     Birmingham - Stourbridge and Wolverhampton Club Match    
  Empson, J.F. - Franklin, W. (2)     1.5 - 1.5    
Malvern 1871 (2)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class Tournament     1.5  /  7
Malvern 1872 (2)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     2  /  9


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017