Smith, Stephen




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1885  619  1940 (63) 6
1886  590  1956 (53) 25
1887  495  2009 (58) 0
1888  419  2062 (58) 0
1889  337  2116 (54) 9
1890  329  2139 (56) 1
1891  286  2177 (54) 0
1892  248  2216 (45) 22
1893  222  2243 (48) 7
1894  171  2283 (50) 2
1895  151  2306 (47) 10
1896  138  2311 (46) 15
1897  159  2288 (53) 1
1898  186  2275 (56) 0
1899  205  2262 (53) 10
1900  213  2252 (59) 0
1901  230  2242 (59) 5
1902  245  2241 (64) 0
1903  256  2240 (66) 0
1904  275  2239 (64) 0
1905  283  2237 (59) 1
1906  295  2234 (51) 3
1907  326  2225 (39) 35
1908  337  2223 (47) 0
1909  348  2222 (45) 9
1910  345  2218 (44) 12
1911  337  2231 (46) 16
1912  347  2227 (59) 0
1913  348  2223 (67) 0
1914  330  2219 (73) 0
1915  323  2215 (75) 0
1916  325  2211 (76) 0
1917  326  2207 (75) 0
1918  344  2203 (72) 0
1919  356  2199 (67) 0
1920  391  2195 (58) 11
1921  467  2178 (63) 0
1922  500  2161 (64) 0
1923  589  2143 (61) 0
1924  674  2126 (54) 13
1925  706  2119 (59) 0
1926  739  2111 (60) 0
1927  783  2104 (56) 0
1928  781  2096 (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
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: 16 Nov. 2022