Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  196  1631 (164) 3
1857  219  1633 (161) 0
1858  233  1636 (158) 0
1859  270  1638 (154) 0
1860  290  1641 (151) 0
1861  290  1643 (147) 0
1862  304  1646 (143) 0
1863  316  1648 (138) 0
1864  328  1651 (134) 0
1865  382  1653 (129) 0
1866  422  1655 (123) 0
1867  394  1658 (117) 3
1868  418  1661 (111) 0
1869  423  1664 (104) 0
1870  492  1668 (96) 0
1871  525  1671 (86) 7
1872  538  1679 (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