Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  479  2130 (61) 9
1907  470  2139 (56) 6
1908  451  2158 (53) 6
1909  476  2161 (50) 11
1910  400  2193 (53) 1
1911  357  2222 (50) 16
1912  381  2210 (57) 2
1913  353  2219 (62) 0
1914  310  2228 (64) 0
1915  274  2237 (61) 5
1916  281  2235 (61) 1
1917  267  2240 (58) 0
1918  263  2245 (50) 18
1919  239  2258 (54) 0
1920  228  2271 (52) 10
1921  199  2296 (55) 11
1922  204  2297 (66) 0
1923  209  2298 (74) 0
1924  215  2298 (80) 0
1925  224  2299 (85) 0
1926  230  2300 (88) 1
1927  265  2293 (92) 0
1928  291  2286 (95) 0
1929  309  2278 (97) 0
1930  345  2271 (98) 0
1931  382  2264 (99) 0
1932  388  2257 (99) 0
1933  414  2249 (98) 1
1934  463  2239 (99) 1
1935  547  2216 (101) 1
1936  590  2199 (106) 0
1937  602  2183 (110) 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
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1931-1935, page 403
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1936-1940, page 372
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 387
   Hilbert, Emil Kemeny, page 251
   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
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 187
Periodicals
   [PI], 24 June 1906

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

Illa, Ro. - 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 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Beihoff, G.J.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1909 (5)     24th Franklin Chess Club Championship     4.5  /  10
New York 1910 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Ettlinger, A.K.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1911 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Championship     2.5  /  3
Philadelphia 1911 (6)     26th Franklin Club Championship     9  /  14
Philadelphia 1912 (7)     Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Sharp, S.T. - Eschner, M.R.     0 - 2    
Philadelphia 1915     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Kupchik, A.     0 - 1    
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 (1)     Club Argentino - Círculo de Ajedrez Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - de Witt, R.     1 - 1    
Buenos Aires 1918 (2)     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    
Philadelphia 1934     Marshall Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Smirka, R.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1935     Manhattan Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Cohen, S.S.     0 - 1    
New York 1937 (2)     Philadelphia - Manhattan Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - MacMurray, D.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 7 Nov. 2023