Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  315  2010 (91) 6
1877  282  2029 (89) 0
1878  278  2049 (84) 3
1879  255  2074 (81) 12
1880  271  2073 (87) 0
1881  301  2073 (92) 0
1882  323  2073 (96) 0
1883  363  2073 (99) 0
1884  374  2072 (102) 0
1885  385  2072 (104) 0
1886  374  2072 (105) 0
1887  383  2072 (105) 2
1888  363  2078 (105) 0
1889  350  2085 (105) 0
1890  359  2092 (103) 0
1891  368  2099 (101) 0
1892  377  2105 (99) 0
1893  381  2112 (95) 0
1894  371  2119 (91) 2
1895  390  2108 (90) 0
1896  400  2097 (87) 0
1897  407  2086 (84) 0
1898  432  2075 (79) 0
1899  459  2065 (72) 0
1900  473  2054 (63) 12
1901  464  2073 (65) 0
1902  452  2092 (64) 0
1903  428  2112 (60) 0
1904  424  2131 (51) 9
1905  445  2121 (46) 11
1906  509  2092 (46) 11
1907  544  2077 (45) 11
1908  587  2058 (45) 10
1909  700  2021 (45) 10
1910  711  1997 (45) 11
1911  757  2000 (45) 11
1912  739  1989 (47) 12
1913  730  2001 (50) 11
1914  701  1972 (56) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 453
   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, no. 4, 1 Apr. 1879, page 90
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 6, 1 June 1880, page 135
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1905, 29 Jan. 1876, page 119
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1908, 19 Feb. 1876, page 191
   [WP], vol. 10, no. 11, 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.B.     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 Congress - 1st Class Amateur Section A     5.5  /  8
Southport 1905 (4)     2nd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     6.5  /  11
Shrewsbury 1906 (1)     3rd British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     1.5  /  11
London, England 1907 (2)     4th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class     5  /  11
Tunbridge Wells 1908 (4)     5th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     7  /  11
Scarborough 1909 (3)     6th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     2.5  /  10
Oxford 1910 (3)     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: 5 May 2020