Frank Briell


Frank Briell
City: New York City
State: NY
Inducted: 1996

Briell was the first national champion as he won the 1901 ABC Tournament singles and all-events in Chicago. He was a member of the first team to tour the country, the Linden Groves, which was organized by ABC Secretary Samuel Karpf. He averaged a then-astounding 196 for 10 games to win the New York Herald Tournament.