Stephen, William




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1866  232  2056 (84) 7
1867  222  2057 (78) 22
1868  244  2039 (83) 0
1869  258  2020 (84) 0
1870  288  2002 (83) 0
1871  328  1983 (79) 11
1872  311  2001 (79) 6
1873  287  2028 (80) 1
1874  269  2065 (78) 22
1875  266  2070 (85) 0
1876  268  2075 (90) 1
1877  263  2068 (94) 1
1878  280  2056 (99) 0
1879  291  2043 (103) 1
1880  322  2028 (107) 1
1881  379  2016 (112) 0
1882  415  2003 (117) 0
1883  493  1991 (121) 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
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    
Sydney and Melbourne 1873     4th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Fisher, C.M.     0 - 1    
Melbourne 1874     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
Sydney and Melbourne 1874     5th New South Wales - Victoria Telegraphic Match    
  Stephen, W.R. - Fisher, C.M.     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: 25 Dec. 2021