Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  272  1624 (158) 1
1862  273  1631 (156) 0
1863  291  1637 (154) 0
1864  298  1644 (152) 0
1865  344  1650 (150) 0
1866  391  1657 (147) 1
1867  365  1666 (146) 0
1868  375  1676 (145) 0
1869  379  1685 (143) 0
1870  439  1695 (142) 0
1871  461  1704 (140) 0
1872  469  1714 (138) 0
1873  499  1723 (136) 0
1874  486  1733 (133) 0
1875  490  1742 (131) 0
1876  504  1752 (128) 0
1877  465  1761 (124) 0
1878  463  1771 (121) 2
1879  459  1787 (118) 0
1880  464  1804 (116) 0
1881  500  1820 (113) 0
1882  549  1837 (109) 0
1883  590  1853 (105) 0
1884  634  1870 (101) 0
1885  597  1886 (95) 0
1886  571  1903 (88) 0
1887  542  1919 (81) 0
1888  519  1936 (71) 12
1889  511  1942 (80) 0
1890  525  1948 (86) 0
1891  539  1954 (92) 0
1892  549  1960 (96) 0
1893  562  1966 (100) 0
1894  558  1972 (103) 0
1895  521  1978 (105) 2
1896  519  1972 (110) 2

Rating table notes

Biographical data
Name: Ward, Seth (1)  
   Also known as: Seth Ward, sen.
Born: 1834
Died: 22 Jan. 1903
 
Notes:
Gaige gives date of birth as 1835. Steve Mann gives date of birth as 1834 and date of baptism as 02-11-1834. I am assuming that the 'S. Ward' who was at the West Yorkshire Chess Association annual meeting in May 1866 (Illustrated London News, 9 June 1866, p.571) is the 'Seth Ward' who was at the Bradford 1888 tournament. Gaige also has a younger Seth Ward, 1870-1912, who would have been about 18 in 1888? I am also tentatively identifying the player named 'Ward' in the West Yorkshire Chess Association 2nd Class tournament of 1861 as the elder Seth Ward.
 
References
Books
   Gaige, Chess Personalia, page 456
   Whyld, English Tournaments, page 13
   Winter, A Chess Omnibus, page 85
Periodicals
   [CPM], vol. 1, June 1865, page 184
   [CW], vol. 2, July 1866, page 156
   [Era], vol. 27, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 32, 12 June 1870, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 48, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [LeM], vol. 121, 28 Apr. 1884, page 7
   [LeM], 2 May 1885, page 7
Web
   Mann, Steve.  [Yorkshire Chess History - Seth Ward (senior)]

Tournament data

Leeds 1861 (2)     West Yorkshire Chess Association Second Class Tournament    
  Ward, S. (1) - Heald     0 - 1    
Leeds 1866 (3)     West Yorkshire Chess Association - Tournament 3    
  Ward, S. (1) - Fieldsend, T.     0 - 1    
Bradford 1878     Bradford - Manchester Athenaeum Club Match    
  Ward, S. (1) - Wood, E.H.     0 - 2    
Bradford 1888 (2)     British Chess Association Amateur Championship     5.5  /  12
Halifax 1895     10th Yorkshire County Chess Club Meeting - Class A    
  Ward, S. (1) - Brown, I.M.     1 - 0    
  Ward, S. (1) - Elson, F.     0.5 - 0.5    
Harrogate 1896     Harrogate Club Tournament     22.5  /  26


Player information updated: 16 May 2018