Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  199  1633 (164) 3
1857  219  1635 (161) 0
1858  233  1638 (158) 0
1859  272  1640 (154) 0
1860  290  1643 (150) 0
1861  290  1646 (147) 0
1862  305  1648 (143) 0
1863  317  1651 (138) 0
1864  327  1653 (133) 0
1865  382  1656 (128) 0
1866  425  1658 (123) 0
1867  400  1661 (117) 3
1868  423  1664 (111) 0
1869  425  1667 (103) 0
1870  493  1671 (95) 0
1871  533  1674 (86) 7
1872  553  1683 (86) 9

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Empson, J.F.  
   Also known as: J.F. Empson, jun.
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
The Illustrated London News of 19 Aug. 1871 (p.163) lists a 'J.H. Empson' as being present at the Malvern 1871 meeting, and then lists a 'G.F. Empson' amongst the competitors in the 2nd class tournament there. Could both be errors for 'J.F. Empson'? Bell's Life in London (15 Jul. 1855, p.5; 23 Sep. 1855, p.5) lists a 'J.F. Empson' and a 'J.F. Empson, jun' as two separate players. The Chess Player's Magazine of 1 May 1867 (p.156) has 'F. Empson'. The Report of the Manchester Meeting of 1857 has 'J.T. Empson' on p.5, but 'Empson, Mr J.F.' on p.39.
 
References
Books
   Chess Association, Manchester 1857 Report, page 5, 39, 40
Periodicals
   [BLL], 15 July 1855, page 5
   [BLL], 23 Sep. 1855, page 5
   [CPC], vol. 1, no. 5, May 1853, page 154
   [CPC], vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 1855, page 257, 260
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 5, 1 May 1867, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, no. 2, Apr. 1867, page 67
   [Era], vol. 17, no. 876, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [Era], vol. 20, no. 1021, 18 Apr. 1858, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 27, no. 752, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 29, no. 819, 6 Sep. 1856, page 261
   [ILN], vol. 33, no. 925, 3 July 1858, page 14

Tournament data

Worcester, England 1856     Birmingham - Worcester Club Match    
  Empson, J.F. - Nicol, W.W.     2 - 1    
Birmingham 1867     Birmingham - Stourbridge and Wolverhampton Club Match    
  Empson, J.F. - Franklin, W. (2)     1.5 - 1.5    
Malvern 1871 (2)     2nd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class Tournament     1.5  /  7
Malvern 1872 (2)     3rd Counties Chess Association Meeting - 2nd Class     2  /  9


Player information updated: 16 Jul. 2017