Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  294  2009 (92) 6
1877  265  2028 (89) 0
1878  258  2047 (84) 3
1879  241  2072 (81) 12
1880  256  2071 (87) 0
1881  282  2070 (92) 0
1882  298  2069 (96) 0
1883  337  2068 (100) 0
1884  354  2067 (102) 0
1885  361  2066 (104) 0
1886  353  2065 (105) 0
1887  363  2064 (106) 2
1888  342  2070 (105) 0
1889  335  2076 (105) 0
1890  340  2082 (104) 0
1891  347  2088 (102) 0
1892  353  2093 (99) 0
1893  358  2099 (96) 0
1894  360  2105 (92) 2
1895  365  2093 (91) 0
1896  376  2080 (88) 0
1897  385  2068 (85) 0
1898  402  2056 (80) 0
1899  437  2044 (74) 0
1900  446  2031 (65) 12
1901  448  2047 (68) 0
1902  447  2062 (68) 0
1903  440  2078 (65) 0
1904  445  2093 (59) 9
1905  483  2070 (61) 0
1906  525  2046 (59) 11
1907  559  2033 (63) 0
1908  577  2019 (63) 0
1909  633  2006 (59) 0
1910  635  1992 (51) 11
1911  618  2004 (47) 11
1912  591  2000 (48) 12
1913  541  2027 (50) 11
1914  548  1990 (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, England 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