Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  322  2019 (91) 6
1877  294  2038 (88) 0
1878  277  2057 (84) 3
1879  255  2081 (81) 12
1880  272  2081 (87) 0
1881  309  2080 (92) 0
1882  324  2079 (96) 0
1883  358  2079 (99) 0
1884  385  2078 (102) 0
1885  391  2077 (104) 0
1886  381  2077 (105) 0
1887  391  2076 (105) 2
1888  373  2082 (105) 0
1889  355  2089 (104) 0
1890  371  2095 (103) 0
1891  380  2101 (101) 0
1892  397  2108 (99) 0
1893  394  2114 (95) 0
1894  385  2120 (91) 2
1895  415  2109 (90) 0
1896  421  2098 (87) 0
1897  435  2087 (84) 0
1898  462  2076 (79) 0
1899  504  2065 (72) 0
1900  515  2054 (63) 12
1901  505  2073 (65) 0
1902  486  2092 (64) 0
1903  467  2111 (60) 0
1904  452  2130 (51) 9
1905  474  2121 (46) 11
1906  539  2091 (46) 11
1907  578  2077 (44) 11
1908  623  2057 (45) 10
1909  748  2020 (45) 10
1910  767  1997 (45) 11
1911  810  1999 (45) 11
1912  808  1987 (46) 12
1913  796  1999 (50) 11
1914  775  1971 (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.     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