Smith, Stephen




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1885  606  1943 (64) 6
1886  579  1959 (53) 25
1887  477  2013 (58) 0
1888  397  2066 (59) 0
1889  322  2120 (54) 9
1890  320  2143 (56) 1
1891  284  2182 (54) 0
1892  253  2220 (45) 22
1893  229  2248 (48) 7
1894  171  2288 (50) 2
1895  151  2312 (47) 10
1896  142  2317 (46) 15
1897  161  2294 (53) 1
1898  182  2281 (56) 0
1899  201  2268 (53) 10
1900  209  2258 (59) 0
1901  222  2248 (59) 5
1902  238  2247 (64) 0
1903  249  2245 (66) 0
1904  265  2244 (64) 0
1905  275  2243 (59) 1
1906  290  2239 (51) 3
1907  321  2230 (39) 35
1908  327  2227 (47) 0
1909  348  2225 (45) 9
1910  355  2219 (44) 12
1911  364  2229 (46) 16
1912  382  2218 (59) 0
1913  398  2208 (66) 0
1914  387  2197 (71) 0
1915  388  2186 (72) 0
1916  408  2175 (72) 0
1917  430  2164 (69) 0
1918  465  2154 (64) 0
1919  494  2143 (55) 11
1920  492  2162 (53) 11
1921  547  2151 (59) 0
1922  565  2141 (62) 0
1923  631  2130 (60) 0
1924  701  2119 (54) 13
1925  719  2114 (59) 0
1926  740  2109 (60) 0
1927  768  2104 (56) 0
1928  747  2099 (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 (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 (1)     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