Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  177  1629 (164) 3
1857  195  1631 (161) 0
1858  194  1634 (158) 0
1859  233  1636 (155) 0
1860  256  1639 (151) 0
1861  256  1641 (147) 0
1862  254  1643 (143) 0
1863  247  1646 (139) 0
1864  261  1648 (134) 0
1865  313  1651 (129) 0
1866  358  1653 (124) 0
1867  339  1656 (118) 3
1868  341  1659 (112) 0
1869  342  1662 (105) 0
1870  395  1665 (97) 0
1871  399  1668 (88) 7
1872  404  1678 (87) 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