Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  178  1634 (164) 3
1857  198  1637 (161) 0
1858  196  1639 (158) 0
1859  235  1642 (154) 0
1860  259  1644 (151) 0
1861  265  1647 (147) 0
1862  261  1649 (143) 0
1863  255  1652 (138) 0
1864  277  1655 (134) 0
1865  327  1657 (129) 0
1866  379  1660 (123) 0
1867  356  1662 (117) 3
1868  365  1665 (111) 0
1869  371  1669 (104) 0
1870  435  1672 (96) 0
1871  455  1675 (87) 7
1872  461  1683 (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, May 1853, page 154
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1855, page 257, 260
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 May 1867, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, Apr. 1867, page 67
   [Era], vol. 17, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [Era], vol. 20, 18 Apr. 1858, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 27, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 29, 6 Sep. 1856, page 261
   [ILN], vol. 33, 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