Smith, Sydney (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1865  397  1318 (170) 2
1866  443  1321 (169) 0
1867  417  1324 (169) 0
1868  437  1327 (168) 0
1869  426  1330 (167) 0
1870  507  1332 (167) 0
1871  535  1335 (166) 0
1872  557  1338 (165) 0
1873  583  1341 (164) 0
1874  569  1343 (163) 0
1875  578  1346 (162) 0
1876  601  1349 (161) 0
1877  557  1352 (159) 0
1878  550  1354 (158) 0
1879  557  1357 (156) 0
1880  567  1360 (154) 0
1881  644  1363 (153) 0
1882  774  1365 (151) 0
1883  831  1368 (148) 2
1884  949  1372 (149) 0
1885  844  1376 (150) 2
1886  830  1378 (153) 0
1887  742  1380 (157) 0
1888  743  1382 (160) 0
1889  754  1383 (163) 0
1890  787  1385 (166) 0
1891  781  1387 (169) 0
1892  832  1389 (172) 0
1893  862  1391 (174) 1

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Sydney (1)  
Born: 1829
Died: 1909
 
Notes:
Steve Mann gives year of birth as 1828 or 1829 and year of death as 1908 or 1909 (his death was registered in the first quarter of 1909). I am guessing that the 'Sydney-Smith' or 'Sydney Smith' who played for the British Chess Club against Paris in 1891 and 1893 was a different person.
 
References
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, Aug. 1865, page 251
   [CPM], vol. 2, July 1866, page 218
   [CPM], vol. 3, Feb. 1867, page 61
   [SRI], vol. 52, 25 Jan. 1871, page 4
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Sheffield Chess History - 1851: Sheffield Athenaeum & Mechanics Institute Chess Club Annual Meeting]
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Sydney Smith]

Tournament data

Sheffield 1865     Sheffield Athenaeum Club Tournament    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Cocking, G.B.     0 - 2          Cocking, G.B. gave odds of pawn and move
Sheffield 1883 (1)     Sheffield Athenaeum - Rest of Sheffield and District Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Rowley, A.B.     0.5 - 1.5    
Penistone 1885     Sheffield and District - Huddersfield and Holmfirth Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Moorhouse, Jo.     1 - 1    
Birmingham 1893     North and South Match    
  Smith, Sy. (1) - Thomas, E.C.     0.5 - 0.5    


Player information updated: 22 Jul. 2020