Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  286  2007 (92) 6
1877  263  2026 (89) 0
1878  251  2045 (84) 3
1879  234  2069 (81) 12
1880  247  2069 (87) 0
1881  273  2068 (92) 0
1882  289  2067 (96) 0
1883  334  2066 (100) 0
1884  349  2065 (102) 0
1885  355  2064 (104) 0
1886  353  2063 (105) 0
1887  356  2062 (106) 2
1888  339  2068 (106) 0
1889  341  2074 (105) 0
1890  341  2080 (104) 0
1891  348  2085 (102) 0
1892  355  2091 (99) 0
1893  359  2097 (96) 0
1894  364  2103 (92) 2
1895  366  2091 (91) 0
1896  373  2078 (89) 0
1897  381  2066 (85) 0
1898  398  2053 (80) 0
1899  422  2041 (74) 0
1900  428  2029 (65) 12
1901  433  2044 (68) 0
1902  433  2060 (68) 0
1903  419  2075 (65) 0
1904  423  2091 (59) 9
1905  469  2068 (61) 0
1906  515  2045 (59) 11
1907  548  2033 (63) 0
1908  561  2020 (63) 0
1909  609  2007 (59) 0
1910  609  1994 (51) 11
1911  589  2006 (48) 11
1912  561  2002 (48) 12
1913  502  2029 (50) 11
1914  491  1992 (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