Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  458  2139 (61) 9
1907  455  2148 (56) 6
1908  438  2166 (53) 6
1909  467  2169 (50) 11
1910  391  2202 (53) 1
1911  343  2230 (50) 16
1912  374  2217 (58) 2
1913  342  2226 (62) 0
1914  297  2234 (64) 0
1915  265  2243 (61) 5
1916  274  2240 (61) 1
1917  259  2245 (58) 0
1918  254  2249 (50) 18
1919  226  2264 (54) 0
1920  217  2279 (52) 10
1921  180  2306 (55) 11
1922  176  2310 (67) 0
1923  172  2314 (75) 0
1924  172  2318 (81) 0
1925  173  2322 (86) 0
1926  175  2326 (89) 1
1927  195  2321 (93) 0
1928  215  2317 (97) 0
1929  220  2313 (100) 0
1930  240  2308 (102) 0
1931  261  2304 (103) 0
1932  256  2299 (103) 0
1933  265  2295 (103) 1
1934  279  2287 (106) 1
1935  289  2267 (110) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Sharp, Sydney Thomas  
Born: 17 June 1885
Died: 28 Sep. 1953
 
Notes:
Gaige (Chess Tournament Crosstables) gives 'Sharp, S.F.' at Philadelphia 1906, but I presume this is an error for 'Sharp, S.T.'. The Philadelphia Inquirer of 24 June 1906 also has 'S.F. Sharp'. Middle name sent by Edouardo Bauzá Mercére.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 316
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1931-1935, page 403
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 387
   Hilbert, Essays in American Chess History, page 165, 167
   Hilbert, Napier, page 111
   Hilbert, Walter Penn Shipley, page 275, 397
   Hooper and Brandreth, Unknown Capablanca, page 65
   Skinner and Verhoeven, Alexander Alekhine's Chess Games, page 210
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 247
   Urcan, Julius Finn, page 187
Periodicals
   [PI], 24 June 1906

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

Illa, Ro. - Sharp, S.T. 1918         (f)     1.5   -   1.5

Tournament data

New York 1906 (3)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Meyer, A.S.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1906     21st Franklin Chess Club Championship     5  /  10
Saint Lawrence River 1907 (2)     20th New York State Chess Association General Tournament     4.5  /  7
Trenton Falls 1908 (1)     New York State Chess Association Rice Trophy Competition     2.5  /  6
Philadelphia 1909 (3)     12th Pennsylvania State Chess Association Tournament    
  Sharp, S.T. - Shipley, W.P.     0 - 1    
  Sharp, S.T. - Ruth, W.A.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1909 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Beihoff, G.J.     0 - 1    
Philadelphia 1909 (5)     24th Franklin Chess Club Championship     4.5  /  10
New York 1910 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Ettlinger, A.K.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1911 (1)     Pennsylvania State Chess Association Championship     2.5  /  3
Philadelphia 1911 (6)     26th Franklin Club Championship     9  /  14
Philadelphia 1912 (7)     Franklin Chess Club Championship    
  Sharp, S.T. - Eschner, M.R.     0 - 2    
Philadelphia 1915     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Kupchik, A.     0 - 1    
Atlantic City 1915     Impromptu Three-Cornered Tourney     2  /  4
New York 1916 (4)     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Capablanca, J.R.     0 - 1    
Buenos Aires 1918 (1)     Club Argentino - Círculo de Ajedrez Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - de Witt, R.     1 - 1    
Buenos Aires 1918 (2)     Club Argentino Tournament - First Category     6.5  /  13
Atlantic City 1920     Atlantic City Tournament     4  /  10
Atlantic City 1921 (1)     8th American Chess Congress - Open Masters Tournament     5.5  /  11
New York or Philadelphia (?) 1926     Manhattan Club - Franklin Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Kashdan, I.I.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1933     Manhattan Club - Philadelphia Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Dake, A.W.     0.5 - 0.5    
Philadelphia 1934     Marshall Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Smirka, R.     1 - 0    
Philadelphia 1935     Manhattan Club - Mercantile Library Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Cohen, S.S.     0 - 1    


Player information updated: 1 Sept. 2022