Stephen Francis Smith


Stephen SmithBorn Ontario 1860 or 1861


Vancouver CC Champion 1915

Challenged Sydney Gale to Canadian Championship match 1920 (abandoned by Gale after +1 -1)

Represented Canada at Olympic Games Tournament, Paris 1924

On behalf of Canada signed document founding FIDE 1924

Long-time member City of London Chess Club, England; Club Champion 1895

Competed minor sections of British Championships, Hastings

Defeated future World Champion Max Euwe, Hastings Victory Congress 1919

Defeated Women's World Champion Vera Menchik:

Stephen F. Smith - Vera Menchik

Hastings 1927-8, Hastings, England, 1927


Source: Stephen Wright, BCCF Bulletin 105, 2006.10.05

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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