Smith, Sydney (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  409  1318 (170) 2
1866  454  1320 (169) 0
1867  429  1323 (169) 0
1868  449  1326 (168) 0
1869  439  1328 (168) 0
1870  519  1331 (167) 0
1871  562  1334 (166) 0
1872  579  1337 (165) 0
1873  596  1339 (164) 0
1874  581  1342 (163) 0
1875  586  1345 (162) 0
1876  607  1347 (161) 0
1877  573  1350 (159) 0
1878  570  1353 (158) 0
1879  576  1356 (156) 0
1880  593  1358 (155) 0
1881  667  1361 (153) 0
1882  811  1364 (151) 0
1883  892  1366 (149) 2
1884  1006  1370 (149) 0
1885  896  1374 (150) 2
1886  873  1376 (154) 0
1887  777  1378 (157) 0
1888  771  1380 (160) 0
1889  777  1382 (164) 0
1890  823  1384 (167) 0
1891  820  1386 (169) 0
1892  871  1387 (172) 0
1893  897  1389 (175) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Sydney (1)  
Born: 1829
Died: 1909
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives year of birth as 1828 or 1829 and year of death as 1908 or 1909 (his death was registered in the first quarter of 1909). I am guessing that the 'Sydney-Smith' or 'Sydney Smith' who played for the British Chess Club against Paris in 1891 and 1893 was a different person.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, no. 8, Aug. 1865, page 251
   [CPM], vol. 2, no. 7, July 1866, page 218
   [CPM], vol. 3, no. 2, Feb. 1867, page 61
   [SRI], vol. 52, no. 5488, 25 Jan. 1871, page 4
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Sheffield Chess History - 1851: Sheffield Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute Chess Club Annual Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Sydney Smith]

Tournament data

Sheffield 1865     Sheffield Athenaeum Club Tournament    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Cocking, G.B.     0 - 2          Cocking, G.B. gave odds of pawn and move
Sheffield 1883 (1)     Sheffield Athenaeum - Rest of Sheffield and District Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Rowley, A.B.     0.5 - 1.5    
Penistone 1885     Sheffield and District - Huddersfield and Holmfirth Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Moorhouse, Jo.     1 - 1    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Thomas, E.C.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020