Empson, J.F.




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1856  187  1629 (164) 3
1857  206  1632 (161) 0
1858  215  1634 (158) 0
1859  252  1637 (154) 0
1860  274  1639 (151) 0
1861  275  1642 (147) 0
1862  276  1644 (143) 0
1863  293  1646 (138) 0
1864  307  1649 (134) 0
1865  357  1651 (129) 0
1866  393  1654 (123) 0
1867  369  1656 (117) 3
1868  380  1659 (111) 0
1869  388  1663 (104) 0
1870  456  1666 (96) 0
1871  475  1669 (87) 7
1872  487  1677 (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, May 1853, page 154
   [CPC], vol. 3, Aug. 1855, page 257, 260
   [CPM], vol. 3, 1 May 1867, page 156
   [CW], vol. 3, Apr. 1867, page 67
   [Era], vol. 17, 8 July 1855, page 6
   [Era], vol. 20, 18 Apr. 1858, page 7
   [ILN], vol. 27, 14 July 1855, page 43
   [ILN], vol. 29, 6 Sep. 1856, page 261
   [ILN], vol. 33, 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