Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  446  2143 (63) 9
1907  444  2147 (59) 6
1908  431  2159 (57) 6
1909  463  2163 (58) 3
1910  409  2193 (59) 0
1911  367  2223 (54) 14
1912  385  2213 (60) 2
1913  342  2225 (65) 0
1914  299  2237 (66) 0
1915  257  2250 (64) 4
1916  270  2246 (64) 1
1917  252  2249 (61) 0
1918  250  2252 (53) 16
1919  222  2268 (56) 0
1920  209  2284 (53) 10
1921  180  2311 (56) 11
1922  171  2315 (68) 0
1923  175  2318 (77) 0
1924  175  2321 (84) 0
1925  177  2324 (90) 0
1926  176  2327 (94) 1
1927  199  2319 (100) 0
1928  220  2310 (105) 0
1929  237  2302 (110) 0
1930  255  2294 (114) 0
1931  253  2286 (117) 0
1932  224  2277 (120) 0
1933  201  2269 (123) 1

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
New York or Philadelphia (?) 1926     Manhattan Club - Franklin Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Kashdan, I.I.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1933     Manhattan Club - Philadelphia Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Dake, A.W.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 15 Jun. 2021