Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  290  2008 (91) 6
1877  262  2026 (89) 0
1878  252  2045 (84) 3
1879  239  2070 (81) 12
1880  250  2069 (87) 0
1881  277  2068 (92) 0
1882  292  2067 (96) 0
1883  331  2066 (100) 0
1884  347  2065 (102) 0
1885  356  2064 (104) 0
1886  353  2063 (105) 0
1887  358  2062 (106) 2
1888  341  2068 (106) 0
1889  341  2073 (105) 0
1890  342  2079 (104) 0
1891  349  2085 (102) 0
1892  356  2091 (99) 0
1893  360  2096 (96) 0
1894  365  2102 (92) 2
1895  367  2090 (91) 0
1896  374  2077 (88) 0
1897  380  2065 (85) 0
1898  398  2052 (80) 0
1899  422  2040 (74) 0
1900  427  2027 (65) 12
1901  433  2043 (68) 0
1902  432  2058 (68) 0
1903  419  2074 (65) 0
1904  424  2089 (59) 9
1905  471  2067 (61) 0
1906  515  2044 (59) 11
1907  546  2031 (63) 0
1908  560  2018 (63) 0
1909  611  2005 (59) 0
1910  613  1992 (51) 11
1911  594  2003 (48) 11
1912  566  2000 (48) 12
1913  508  2026 (50) 11
1914  502  1989 (57) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Brown, Frank  
Born: 1863
Died: 26 June 1917
 
Notes:
Sergeant refers to him as 'Frank Brown, of Dudley'. Tim Harding has sent me genealogicial and census information showing that Frank Brown was the brother of Frederick Brown, and was two years older. According to C.N. 9795, the Field of 25 Oct. 1879 says that Frank Brown was 16 years old, while the Chess Player's Chronicle of 1 Aug. 1879 gives his age as 15. This suggests that he was born in 1863, perhaps between July and September. Harding and Gerard Killoran have established from the British Chess Magazine (1919) and from probate records that Frank Brown died 26 June 1917. While he would only have been 12 or 13 years old in early 1876, it appears likely that it was, in fact, this Frank Brown who played for Dudley against Stourbridge in that year, as well as against Birmingham in Feb. 1878.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 142
   Hilbert, Napier, page 221
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 249, 326
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 39
Periodicals
   [BDP], 27 Mar. 1900
   [CPC], vol. 3, 1 Apr. 1879, page 90
   [CPC], vol. 4, 1 June 1880, page 135
   [ILN], vol. 68, 29 Jan. 1876, page 119
   [ILN], vol. 68, 19 Feb. 1876, page 191
   [WP], vol. 10, 1 Mar. 1878, page 193
Web
   Winter, Edward.  [CN 9795. Zukertort, Halford and the Brown brothers]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Brown, Frank - Halford, J. 1879         (f)     7   -   5

Tournament data

Stourbridge 1876     Dudley Mechanics Institute - Stourbridge Club Match    
  Brown, Frank - Freer, H.     2 - 1    
Dudley 1876     Dudley Club - Stourbridge Club Match    
  Brown, Frank - Freer, H.     1.5 - 1.5    
Birmingham (?) 1878     Dudley and Stourbridge - Birmingham Club Match    
  Brown, Frank - Warren, E.P.     2.5 - 0.5    
Walsall 1887     Dudley - Walsall Club Match    
  Brown, Frank - Russell, C.     1.5 - 0.5    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Brown, Frank - Maurice, P.     1 - 0    
Dudley and Stourbridge (?) 1894     Dudley - Stourbridge Club Match    
  Brown, Frank - Sherrard, C.H.     0.5 - 0.5    
London 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Brown, Frank - Butler, H.W.     1 - 0    
Bath 1900 (3)     Southern Counties Chess Union Tournament - Class II, Section B     5.5  /  11
Birmingham 1900     Warwickshire - Worcestershire County Match    
  Brown, Frank - McCarthy, F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Hastings 1904 (1)     London League - Three Unions Match    
  Brown, Frank - Hamond, F.E.     0 - 1    
Hastings 1904 (4)     1st British Chess Federation Tournament - 1st Class Amateur Section A     5.5  /  8
Shrewsbury 1906     3rd British Chess Federation Championship     1.5  /  11
Oxford 1910 (2)     British Chess Federation Major Open Tournament     2.5  /  11
Glasgow 1911 (3)     British Chess Federation Major Open Tournament     5  /  11
Richmond 1912 (1)     British Championship Team - Major Open Team Match    
  Brown, Frank - Billings, S.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Richmond 1912 (3)     9th British Chess Federation Tournament - Major Open     1.5  /  11
Hastings 1913 (1)     Kent and Sussex Counties Chess Association Tournament - Section I     7  /  11
Chester 1914 (2)     11th British Chess Federation Congress - Major Open     3.5  /  11


Player information updated: 17 Dec. 2017