Smith, Stephen




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1885  590  1947 (64) 6
1886  559  1963 (53) 25
1887  467  2017 (58) 0
1888  386  2071 (59) 0
1889  313  2125 (54) 9
1890  307  2149 (56) 1
1891  268  2189 (54) 0
1892  239  2228 (45) 22
1893  218  2255 (48) 7
1894  166  2294 (50) 2
1895  144  2317 (47) 10
1896  138  2321 (46) 15
1897  156  2298 (53) 1
1898  181  2285 (56) 0
1899  200  2272 (53) 10
1900  210  2262 (59) 0
1901  221  2252 (60) 5
1902  234  2250 (64) 0
1903  246  2249 (66) 0
1904  264  2247 (64) 0
1905  267  2246 (59) 1
1906  280  2242 (51) 3
1907  311  2232 (39) 35
1908  313  2230 (47) 0
1909  333  2227 (45) 9
1910  342  2221 (44) 12
1911  351  2231 (46) 16
1912  364  2220 (59) 0
1913  386  2209 (66) 0
1914  376  2198 (71) 0
1915  377  2187 (73) 0
1916  400  2177 (72) 0
1917  414  2166 (69) 0
1918  442  2155 (64) 0
1919  467  2144 (55) 11
1920  470  2164 (53) 11
1921  525  2153 (60) 0
1922  535  2142 (62) 0
1923  589  2131 (60) 0
1924  658  2120 (54) 13
1925  684  2116 (59) 0
1926  699  2112 (60) 0
1927  718  2108 (56) 0
1928  683  2104 (46) 32

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Smith, Stephen Francis  
   Also known as: Dr. Stephen Francis Smith
Born: 1860
Died: 12 May 1928
 
Notes:
Gaige (Chess Personalia) gives birth between 13-05-1860 and 12-05-1861. Chess Tournament Crosstables (vol.I, p.100) has S.T. Smith at Hastings 1895; the British Chess Magazine (1895, p.373) has 'Dr S.F. Smith' (as reported to me by Edward Winter in correspondence); Di Felice has Stephen Francis Smith. The Daily News of 22 Oct. 1894 (p.3) has 'Dr. F.S. Smith' in error.
 
References
Books
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1901-1920, page 317
   Di Felice, Chess Results, 1921-1930, page 338
   Forster, Amos Burn, page 969
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 396
   Harding, Joseph Henry Blackburne, page 375, 580
   Hilbert, Young Marshall, page 71
   Sergeant, Century of British Chess, page 249
   Thulin, Name index to CTC, page 253
Web
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess Timeline]
   Cohen, David.  [Canadian Chess: Stephen Francis Smith]
   Tabner, Keith.  [History of Shropshire Chess: Chapter 1 - 1850 - 1929]
   Wright, Stephen.  [BCCF E-mail Bulletin #105], page 2

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

Smith, S.F. - Block, T. 1892         (f)     5   -   4
Smith, S.F. - Jones, Ed.O. 1896         (f)     5   -   3

Tournament data

London, England 1885 (7)     British Chess Association - Tennyson Prize Tournament     0.5  /  6
London, England 1886 (6)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Tennyson Prize Tourney     1  /  7
London, England 1886 (7)     2nd British Chess Association Congress - Amateur Championship Tourney     4  /  18
London, England 1889 (6)     British Amateur Championship     5.5  /  9
London, England 1890 (2)     City of London - Saint George's Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Chepmell, C.H.     0 - 1    
London, England 1892 (3)     City of London Club Championship - 3-Section Play-off    
  Smith, S.F. - Moriau, C.     0 - 1    
London, England 1892 (6)     7th British Chess Association Congress - Amateur Championship     5.5  /  12
Woodhall Spa 1893 (1)     Counties Chess Association - Class I, Section A     2.5  /  7
London, England 1894 (1)     North and South Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Birks, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1894 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Blake, J.H.     1 - 0    
Hastings 1895 (1)     7th British Amateur Championship - Section I     5.5  /  7
Hastings 1895 (6)     7th British Amateur Championship - Consolation Tourney     1  /  3
London, England 1896 (1)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Mortimer, J.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (4)     Divan Chess Association - City of London Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Gunsberg, I.A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1896 (5)     City of London Club - Athenaeum Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Wagner, H. (2)     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1896 (7)     London Tournament     1  /  4
London, England and Leeds 1897     City of London Club - Yorkshire Chess Association Telephone Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Rayner, Ja.     0.5 - 0.5    
London, England 1899 (2)     London Minor Tournament     5.5  /  11
London, England 1901 (1)     11th City of London Chess Club Championship     15  /  21
London, England 1905 (4)     City of London Club - Metropolitan Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Sergeant, E.G.     1 - 0    
London, England 1906     16th City of London Club Championship     8.5  /  13
Ostend 1907 (1)     Ostend Amateur Tournament     10  /  18
Deal 1907     9th Kent County Chess Association Tournament     3  /  6
Ostend 1907 (4)     Ostend Amateur Tournament A     4.5  /  11
Hastings 1909     Kent and Sussex Congress     5.5  /  9
Leicester 1910     City of London Club - Manchester Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Coates, C.     0 - 1    
Oxford 1910 (2)     7th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     4  /  11
London, England 1911 (1)     City of London - North Manchester Club Match    
  Smith, S.F. - Caplan, A.     1 - 0    
London, England 1911 (2)     21st City of London Club Championship     9  /  16
Hastings 1919 (3)     British Chess Federation Special Victory Congress - 1st Class Group C     5.5  /  11
Edinburgh 1920 (2)     13th British Chess Federation Congress - Championship     5  /  11
Paris 1924 (7)     Olympic Tournament - Preliminary Section 5     0.5  /  5
Paris 1924 (13)     Olympic Tournament - Consolation Cup     4.5  /  8
Hastings 1928 (2)     8th Hastings Christmas Congress - Major Open, Section A     4.5  /  9
London, England 1928 (2)     38th City of London Club Championship     4  /  16
Cheltenham 1928 (2)     West of England Chess Festival - Major Division     4  /  7


Player information updated: 27 Apr. 2021