Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  448  2145 (63) 9
1907  449  2150 (58) 6
1908  441  2160 (56) 6
1909  480  2160 (58) 3
1910  423  2190 (58) 0
1911  382  2220 (54) 14
1912  401  2209 (60) 2
1913  365  2220 (64) 0
1914  314  2231 (64) 0
1915  277  2242 (62) 5
1916  284  2242 (62) 1
1917  261  2248 (58) 0
1918  253  2253 (50) 18
1919  225  2269 (54) 0
1920  217  2285 (52) 10
1921  179  2312 (55) 11
1922  175  2316 (67) 0
1923  168  2320 (75) 0
1924  171  2323 (81) 0
1925  172  2327 (86) 0
1926  178  2331 (89) 1
1927  195  2326 (94) 0
1928  210  2321 (97) 0
1929  220  2317 (100) 0
1930  239  2312 (102) 0
1931  250  2308 (103) 0
1932  247  2303 (104) 0
1933  256  2298 (104) 1
1934  255  2291 (106) 1
1935  255  2270 (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
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     Franklin Chess Club - Manhattan Chess Club Match    
  Sharp, S.T. - Beihoff, G.J.     0 - 1    
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: 3 Apr. 2022