Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  427  2149 (64) 9
1907  426  2154 (59) 6
1908  410  2167 (57) 6
1909  444  2171 (58) 3
1910  386  2200 (59) 0
1911  350  2229 (54) 14
1912  372  2218 (60) 2
1913  329  2229 (65) 0
1914  291  2240 (66) 0
1915  254  2252 (64) 4
1916  270  2247 (64) 1
1917  257  2248 (61) 0
1918  249  2250 (54) 16
1919  234  2260 (57) 0
1920  227  2269 (55) 10
1921  223  2286 (59) 11

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Sharp, Sydney Thomas  
Born: 17 June 1885
Died: 28 Sep. 1953
 
Notes:
Gaige (Chess Tournament Crosstables) gives 'Sharp, S.F.' at Philadelphia 1906, but I presume this is an error for 'Sharp, S.T.'. The Philadelphia Inquirer of 24 June 1906 also has 'S.F. Sharp'. Middle name sent by Edouardo Bauzá Mercére.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 316
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 387
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 165, 167
   Hilbert, Napier, page 111
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 275, 397
   Hooper and Brandreth, Unknown Capablanca, page 65
   Skinner and Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, page 210
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 247
Periodicals
   [PI], 24 June 1906

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

Illa, R. - Sharp, S.T. 1918         (f)     1.5   -   1.5

Tournament data

New York 1906 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1906     21st Franklin Chess Club Championship     5  /  10
Saint Lawrence River 1907 (2)     20th New York State Chess Association General Tournament     4.5  /  7
Trenton Falls 1908 (1)     New York State Chess Association Rice Trophy Competition     2.5  /  6
Philadelphia 1909 (3)     12th Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Sharp, S.T. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
  Sharp, S.T. - Ruth, W.A.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia (?) 1909     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Beihoff, G.J.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1911 (6)     26th Franklin Club Championship     9  /  14
Philadelphia 1912 (7)     Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Sharp, S.T. - Eschner, M.R.     0 - 2    
Atlantic City 1915     Impromptu Three-Cornered Tourney     2  /  4
New York 1916 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Capablanca, J.R.     0 - 1    
Buenos Aires 1918     Club Argentino Tournament - First Category     6.5  /  13
Atlantic City 1920     Atlantic City Tournament     4  /  10
Atlantic City 1921 (1)     8th American Chess Congress - Open Masters Tournament     5.5  /  11


Player information updated: 5 Sept. 2020