Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  275  2011 (92) 6
1877  256  2029 (89) 0
1878  244  2046 (85) 3
1879  233  2070 (81) 12
1880  245  2069 (87) 0
1881  272  2068 (92) 0
1882  288  2067 (97) 0
1883  328  2066 (100) 0
1884  347  2065 (102) 0
1885  356  2064 (104) 0
1886  350  2063 (105) 0
1887  357  2062 (106) 2
1888  341  2068 (106) 0
1889  342  2074 (105) 0
1890  343  2080 (104) 0
1891  350  2086 (102) 0
1892  357  2091 (99) 0
1893  360  2097 (96) 0
1894  360  2103 (92) 2
1895  366  2091 (91) 0
1896  374  2078 (89) 0
1897  381  2066 (85) 0
1898  403  2054 (80) 0
1899  421  2041 (74) 0
1900  428  2029 (65) 12
1901  434  2045 (68) 0
1902  428  2060 (68) 0
1903  412  2075 (65) 0
1904  413  2091 (59) 9
1905  455  2068 (61) 0
1906  508  2046 (59) 11
1907  534  2034 (63) 0
1908  541  2022 (63) 0
1909  581  2009 (59) 0
1910  577  1997 (51) 11
1911  556  2011 (48) 11
1912  520  2010 (49) 11
1913  449  2039 (51) 11
1914  419  2002 (58) 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