Sharp, Sydney




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1906  435  2147 (63) 9
1907  438  2152 (58) 6
1908  427  2162 (56) 6
1909  459  2165 (58) 3
1910  408  2194 (58) 0
1911  376  2222 (54) 14
1912  394  2210 (60) 2
1913  362  2220 (64) 0
1914  314  2231 (65) 0
1915  273  2241 (62) 5
1916  285  2239 (63) 1
1917  265  2244 (60) 0
1918  256  2249 (53) 16
1919  224  2265 (56) 0
1920  215  2282 (53) 10
1921  182  2310 (56) 11
1922  173  2313 (68) 0
1923  174  2316 (77) 0
1924  178  2319 (84) 0
1925  177  2323 (90) 0
1926  179  2326 (94) 1
1927  201  2318 (100) 0
1928  225  2310 (105) 0
1929  241  2302 (110) 0
1930  254  2293 (114) 0
1931  255  2285 (117) 0
1932  227  2277 (120) 0
1933  202  2269 (123) 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
   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, R. - 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     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    


Player information updated: 25 Dec. 2021