Smith, Thomas (3)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1884  634  1855 (86) 6
1885  583  1877 (81) 3
1886  534  1917 (79) 8
1887  539  1902 (87) 0
1888  533  1886 (95) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Thomas (3)  
Born:
Died:
 
Notes:
This T. Smith played in Harrogate in 1888. Clearly not Thomas Smith the problem composer in London who died in 1871. There was also a Thomas Smith of Huddersfield in 1869, who might have been one or the other of these two players (Illustrated London News, 12 June 1869, p.603), as well as a 'T.A. Smith' at the Yorkshire meeting of 1852 (Chess Player's Chronicle, Nov. 1852, p.343). I am guessing that the T. Smith of Leeds who played at Bradford in 1886 is the same as the T. Smith who played at Harrogate in 1888.
 
References
Books
   Harding, Eminent Victorian Chess Players, page 150
Periodicals
   [LeM], 2 May 1885, page 7
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1884: Bradford v Leeds]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1884: Leeds v Midland Railway Inst., Derby]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - 1886: YCCC 1st Annual Meeting, Bradford]
   [West Yorkshire v. Tyne and Tees-Side]

Tournament data

Leeds 1884 (1)     Leeds Club - Midland Railway Institute Club Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Sharpe, W.J.     1 - 1    
Bradford 1884 (2)     Leeds - Bradford Club Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Heitefuss, A.F.     1 - 1    
Manchester 1884     Lancashire - Yorkshire County Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Cater, T.L.     0 - 2    
Bradford 1885     Leeds - Bradford Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Cassel, H.     0.5 - 1.5    
Wakefield 1885 (5)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Class D    
  Smith, T. (3) - Walker, C.J.     0 - 1    
Leeds 1886     Wakefield - Leeds Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Hein, G.G.     2 - 0    
Bradford 1886 (2)     Leeds - Bradford Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Macmaster, R.M.     1.5 - 0.5    
Sheffield 1886 (1)     Sheffield and District - Leeds Woodhouse Cup Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Davy, A.     2 - 0    
Bradford 1886 (7)     1st Yorkshire County Chess Club Meeting - Class A    
  Smith, T. (3) - Hussey, E.B.     1 - 0    
  Smith, T. (3) - Hall, J.E.     0 - 1    
Harrogate 1888     Tyneside and Tees-Side - West Yorkshire Match    
  Smith, T. (3) - Nicholson, Ja.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 17 Dec. 2017