Smith, Stephen




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1885  613  1947 (64) 6
1886  583  1963 (53) 25
1887  490  2016 (58) 0
1888  409  2070 (58) 0
1889  332  2123 (54) 9
1890  325  2146 (56) 1
1891  281  2185 (54) 0
1892  250  2224 (45) 22
1893  226  2252 (48) 7
1894  168  2292 (50) 2
1895  151  2315 (47) 10
1896  141  2320 (46) 15
1897  161  2297 (53) 1
1898  186  2284 (56) 0
1899  204  2271 (53) 10
1900  211  2261 (59) 0
1901  230  2251 (59) 5
1902  246  2250 (64) 0
1903  257  2248 (66) 0
1904  275  2247 (64) 0
1905  284  2246 (59) 1
1906  299  2242 (51) 3
1907  330  2233 (39) 35
1908  339  2231 (47) 0
1909  360  2229 (45) 9
1910  359  2223 (44) 12
1911  366  2233 (46) 16
1912  384  2222 (59) 0
1913  396  2212 (66) 0
1914  386  2201 (71) 0
1915  386  2190 (72) 0
1916  407  2179 (72) 0
1917  429  2169 (69) 0
1918  469  2158 (64) 0
1919  497  2147 (55) 11
1920  494  2167 (53) 11
1921  549  2156 (59) 0
1922  565  2145 (62) 0
1923  634  2134 (60) 0
1924  707  2123 (54) 13
1925  727  2118 (59) 0
1926  750  2114 (60) 0
1927  776  2109 (56) 0
1928  769  2105 (46) 32

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Stephen Francis  
   Also known as: Dr. Stephen Francis Smith
Born: 1860
Died: 12 May 1928
 
Notes:
Gaige (Chess Personalia) gives birth between 13-05-1860 and 12-05-1861. Chess Tournament Crosstables (vol.I, p.100) has S.T. Smith at Hastings 1895; the British Chess Magazine (1895, p.373) has 'Dr S.F. Smith' (as reported to me by Edward Winter in correspondence); Di Felice has Stephen Francis Smith. The Daily News of 22 Oct. 1894 (p.3) has 'Dr. F.S. Smith' in error.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 317
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 338
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 396
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 375, 580
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 71
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 249
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 253
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess Timeline]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Stephen Francis Smith]
   Tabner, Keith.  [History of Shropshire Chess: Chapter 1 - 1850 - 1929]
   Wright, Stephen.  [BCCF E-mail Bulletin #105], page 2

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

Smith, S.F. - Block, T. 1892         (f)     5   -   4
Smith, S.F. - Jones, Ed.O. 1896         (f)     5   -   3

Tournament data

London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     0.5  /  6
London, England 1886 (6)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Tennyson Prize Tourney     1  /  7
London, England 1886 (7)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Amateur Championship Tourney     4  /  18
London, England 1889 (1)     Simpson's Divan Handicap Tournament     9  /  14      odds player in pawn and move class
London, England 1889 (6)     British Amateur Championship     5.5  /  9
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Chepmell, C.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1892 (3)     City of London Club Championship - 3-Section Play-off    
  Smith, S.F. - Moriau, C.     0 - 1    
London, England 1892 (6)     7th British Chess Association Congress - Amateur Championship     5.5  /  12
Woodhall Spa 1893 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Section A     2.5  /  7
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Birks, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1894 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Blake, J.H.     1 - 0    
Hastings 1895 (1)     7th British Amateur Championship - Section I     5.5  /  7
Hastings 1895 (6)     7th British Amateur Championship - Consolation Tourney     1  /  3
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Mortimer, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Gunsberg, I.A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (5)     City of London Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Wagner, H. (2)     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1896 (7)     London Tournament     1  /  4
London, England and Leeds 1897     City of London Club - Yorkshire Chess Association Telephone Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Rayner, Ja.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1899 (2)     London Minor Tournament     5.5  /  11
London, England 1901 (2)     11th City of London Chess Club Championship     15  /  21
London, England 1905 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Sergeant, E.G.     1 - 0    
London, England 1906     16th City of London Club Championship     8.5  /  13
Ostend 1907 (1)     Ostend Amateur Tournament     10  /  18
Deal 1907     9th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     3  /  6
Ostend 1907 (4)     Ostend Amateur Tournament A     4.5  /  11
Hastings 1909     Kent and Sussex Congress     5.5  /  9
Leicester 1910     City of London Club - Manchester Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Coates, C.     0 - 1    
Oxford 1910 (2)     7th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     4  /  11
London, England 1911 (1)     City of London - North Manchester Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Caplan, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1911 (2)     21st City of London Club Championship     9  /  16
Hastings 1919 (3)     British Chess Federation Special Victory Congress - 1st Class Group C     5.5  /  11
Edinburgh 1920 (2)     13th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     5  /  11
Paris 1924 (7)     Olympic Tournament - Preliminary Section 5     0.5  /  5
Paris 1924 (13)     Olympic Tournament - Consolation Cup     4.5  /  8
Hastings 1928 (2)     8th Hastings Christmas Congress - Major Open, Section A     4.5  /  9
London, England 1928 (2)     38th City of London Club Championship     4  /  16
Cheltenham 1928 (2)     West of England Chess Festival - Major Division     4  /  7


Player information updated: 27 Apr. 2021