Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  187  1631 (164) 3
1857  206  1634 (161) 0
1858  215  1636 (158) 0
1859  253  1639 (154) 0
1860  277  1641 (151) 0
1861  279  1644 (147) 0
1862  289  1646 (143) 0
1863  306  1649 (138) 0
1864  314  1651 (134) 0
1865  361  1654 (129) 0
1866  400  1656 (123) 0
1867  376  1659 (117) 3
1868  389  1662 (111) 0
1869  396  1665 (104) 0
1870  464  1668 (96) 0
1871  482  1672 (87) 7
1872  497  1680 (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