Brown, Frank




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1876  323  2028 (91) 6
1877  293  2047 (88) 0
1878  283  2066 (84) 3
1879  259  2090 (80) 12
1880  272  2089 (87) 0
1881  311  2088 (92) 0
1882  316  2087 (96) 0
1883  355  2086 (99) 0
1884  382  2085 (102) 0
1885  388  2084 (103) 0
1886  378  2083 (105) 0
1887  388  2082 (105) 2
1888  381  2088 (105) 0
1889  364  2094 (104) 0
1890  374  2100 (103) 0
1891  380  2106 (101) 0
1892  395  2112 (99) 0
1893  390  2118 (95) 0
1894  385  2124 (91) 2
1895  415  2113 (90) 0
1896  422  2102 (87) 0
1897  443  2090 (84) 0
1898  477  2079 (79) 0
1899  515  2068 (72) 0
1900  539  2056 (63) 12
1901  524  2076 (65) 0
1902  511  2095 (64) 0
1903  479  2114 (60) 0
1904  468  2133 (51) 9
1905  492  2124 (46) 11
1906  564  2094 (46) 11
1907  602  2079 (44) 11
1908  650  2059 (45) 10
1909  779  2023 (45) 10
1910  794  1999 (45) 11
1911  820  2001 (45) 11
1912  817  1990 (46) 12
1913  804  2002 (50) 11
1914  785  1972 (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