Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  315  2013 (91) 6
1877  285  2032 (89) 0
1878  282  2051 (84) 3
1879  258  2076 (81) 12
1880  272  2076 (87) 0
1881  306  2076 (92) 0
1882  326  2076 (96) 0
1883  365  2075 (99) 0
1884  378  2075 (102) 0
1885  393  2075 (104) 0
1886  377  2075 (105) 0
1887  387  2074 (105) 2
1888  366  2081 (105) 0
1889  352  2088 (105) 0
1890  363  2094 (103) 0
1891  374  2101 (101) 0
1892  386  2108 (99) 0
1893  386  2115 (95) 0
1894  377  2121 (91) 2
1895  400  2111 (90) 0
1896  416  2100 (87) 0
1897  432  2089 (84) 0
1898  456  2078 (79) 0
1899  492  2067 (72) 0
1900  513  2057 (63) 12
1901  498  2076 (65) 0
1902  480  2095 (64) 0
1903  453  2114 (60) 0
1904  441  2133 (51) 9
1905  457  2124 (46) 11
1906  522  2094 (46) 11
1907  555  2080 (44) 11
1908  600  2060 (45) 10
1909  714  2023 (45) 10
1910  734  2000 (45) 11
1911  781  2002 (45) 11
1912  771  1990 (47) 12
1913  760  2002 (50) 11
1914  738  1974 (56) 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
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 453
   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, no. 4, 1 Apr. 1879, page 90
   [CPC], vol. 4, no. 6, 1 June 1880, page 135
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1905, 29 Jan. 1876, page 119
   [ILN], vol. 68, no. 1908, 19 Feb. 1876, page 191
   [WP], vol. 10, no. 11, 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    
Derby 1883 (3)     Leicestershire - Derbyshire County Match    
  Brown, Frank - Burden, W.C.     0 - 1    
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, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Brown, Frank - Butler, H.W.B.     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 Congress - 1st Class Amateur Section A     5.5  /  8
Southport 1905 (4)     2nd British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     6.5  /  11
Shrewsbury 1906 (1)     3rd British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     1.5  /  11
London, England 1907 (2)     4th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class     5  /  11
Tunbridge Wells 1908 (4)     5th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     7  /  11
Scarborough 1909 (3)     6th British Chess Federation Congress - First Class, Section B     2.5  /  10
Oxford 1910 (3)     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: 8 Aug. 2021