Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  274  2011 (92) 6
1877  256  2029 (89) 0
1878  244  2046 (85) 3
1879  233  2070 (81) 12
1880  245  2069 (87) 0
1881  273  2068 (92) 0
1882  288  2067 (97) 0
1883  328  2066 (100) 0
1884  347  2065 (102) 0
1885  355  2064 (104) 0
1886  348  2064 (105) 0
1887  354  2063 (106) 2
1888  340  2068 (106) 0
1889  341  2074 (105) 0
1890  342  2080 (104) 0
1891  349  2086 (102) 0
1892  355  2092 (99) 0
1893  360  2098 (96) 0
1894  361  2104 (92) 2
1895  365  2091 (91) 0
1896  373  2079 (89) 0
1897  380  2067 (85) 0
1898  400  2054 (80) 0
1899  418  2042 (74) 0
1900  426  2030 (65) 12
1901  431  2045 (68) 0
1902  426  2061 (68) 0
1903  415  2076 (65) 0
1904  414  2092 (59) 9
1905  458  2069 (61) 0
1906  509  2046 (59) 11
1907  537  2034 (63) 0
1908  542  2022 (63) 0
1909  588  2009 (59) 0
1910  585  1997 (51) 11
1911  561  2010 (48) 11
1912  530  2008 (49) 11
1913  459  2035 (51) 11
1914  429  1997 (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 (2)     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: 23 Mar. 2016