Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  327  2028 (91) 6
1877  300  2048 (88) 0
1878  282  2067 (84) 3
1879  253  2092 (80) 12
1880  269  2090 (86) 0
1881  308  2089 (92) 0
1882  310  2087 (96) 0
1883  350  2086 (99) 0
1884  379  2084 (102) 0
1885  387  2083 (103) 0
1886  379  2081 (104) 0
1887  389  2080 (105) 2
1888  377  2085 (105) 0
1889  361  2091 (104) 0
1890  376  2096 (103) 0
1891  380  2102 (101) 0
1892  393  2108 (99) 0
1893  385  2113 (95) 0
1894  382  2119 (91) 2
1895  413  2107 (90) 0
1896  420  2096 (87) 0
1897  446  2084 (84) 0
1898  480  2072 (79) 0
1899  521  2061 (72) 0
1900  545  2049 (63) 12
1901  526  2068 (65) 0
1902  517  2087 (64) 0
1903  484  2106 (60) 0
1904  473  2125 (51) 9
1905  497  2115 (46) 11
1906  565  2085 (46) 11
1907  605  2070 (44) 11
1908  652  2050 (45) 10
1909  784  2013 (45) 10
1910  810  1990 (45) 11
1911  837  1992 (45) 11
1912  832  1980 (46) 12
1913  810  1992 (49) 11
1914  791  1962 (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