Stephen, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  257  2035 (84) 7
1867  241  2038 (78) 22
1868  262  2019 (82) 0
1869  275  2001 (83) 0
1870  311  1983 (82) 0
1871  348  1965 (78) 11
1872  343  1979 (77) 6
1873  330  2003 (77) 2
1874  322  2019 (74) 23
1875  363  2001 (77) 9
1876  339  2013 (84) 1
1877  327  2011 (90) 1
1878  345  2001 (95) 0
1879  356  1992 (100) 1
1880  384  1978 (105) 1
1881  455  1967 (111) 0
1882  496  1956 (116) 0
1883  565  1945 (120) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Stephen, William Ravenscroft  
Born: 1826
Died: 28 June 1899
 
Notes:
Name sometimes given as 'R. Stephen'.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 407
Periodicals
   [Age], no. 3560, 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Argus], no. 6180, 28 Mar. 1866, page 5
   [Aus], vol. 1, no. 3, 21 Apr. 1866, page 77
   [Aus], vol. 2, no. 60, 25 May 1867, page 652
   [Aus], vol. 2, no. 62, 8 June 1867, page 716
   [Aus], vol. 5, no. 141, 12 Dec. 1868, page 748
   [Aus], vol. 12, no. 321, 25 May 1872, page 653
   [Aus], vol. 16, no. 423, 9 May 1874, page 588
   [Aus], vol. 18, no. 477, 22 May 1875, page 653
Web
   Dunn, Paul.  [2nd NSW v VIC Telegraphic Match 1871]

Match data  (f=formal; c=casual; s=soft)

Burns, A. - Stephen, W.R. 1874         (f)     2   -   5      Burns, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves

Tournament data

Melbourne 1866     Victorian Tournament    
  Stephen, W.R. - Hamel, J.     3 - 1    
  Stephen, W.R. - Sedgefield, S.W.     0 - 3    
Melbourne 1867     Melbourne Club Handicap Tournament     13  /  22      odds player in pawn and move class
Melbourne 1871     Melbourne Club Handicap Tournament    
  Stephen, W.R. - Grut     2 - 1          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Trollope     2 - 0          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Coates, E.J.     0 - 1    
  Stephen, W.R. - Black (1)     0 - 2          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Lucas, C.J.     1 - 0          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Sedgefield, S.W.     1 - 2          Sedgefield, S.W. gave odds of pawn and move
Sydney and Melbourne 1871     2nd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Gibbes, F.J.     0.5 - 0.5    
Melbourne 1872     Melbourne Club Handicap    
  Stephen, W.R. - Trowell, T.J.     0 - 1          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Stephen, W.R. - Henderson, R.C.     0 - 1          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Runting, W.J.     1 - 0          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Stephen, W.R. - Hammond, R.K.     1 - 0          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
  Stephen, W.R. - Chamier, A.F.     0 - 1          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
Sydney and Melbourne 1872     3rd New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Ryan, T.I.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1873     Melbourne Club Married - Singles Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Connell, J.M.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1873     4th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Fisher, C.M.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1874 (1)     Melbourne Handicap Challenge Cup Tournament    
  Stephen, W.R. - Colville, J.W.     3.5 - 1.5          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - Burns, A.     3 - 1          Burns, A. gave odds of pawn and two moves
  Stephen, W.R. - A'Beckett, E.F.     2 - 3          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and move
Melbourne 1874 (2)     Melbourne Club Married - Singles Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Chamier, A.F.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1874     5th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Fisher, C.M.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1875 (1)     Melbourne Handicap Challenge Cup Tournament    
  Stephen, W.R. - Smythe, T.F.     3 - 0          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of knight and move
  Stephen, W.R. - Baynes, G.W.     3 - 2    
  Stephen, W.R. - Lulman, A.     0 - 3          Stephen, W.R. gave odds of pawn and two moves
Melbourne 1875 (2)     Melbourne Club Married - Single Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Coates, E.J.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1876     6th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Smith, R.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1877     7th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Wallach, H.     1 - 0    
Sydney and Melbourne 1879     8th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Smith, R.     0.5 - 0.5    
Sydney and Melbourne 1880     9th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Crane, W.     0 - 1    
Sydney and Melbourne 1883     10th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Chamier, A.F.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2022