Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  277  1628 (158) 1
1862  278  1635 (156) 0
1863  296  1641 (154) 0
1864  310  1648 (152) 0
1865  355  1654 (150) 0
1866  393  1661 (147) 1
1867  368  1670 (146) 0
1868  377  1680 (145) 0
1869  380  1690 (143) 0
1870  440  1699 (142) 0
1871  463  1709 (140) 0
1872  471  1718 (138) 0
1873  501  1728 (136) 0
1874  488  1737 (133) 0
1875  490  1747 (131) 0
1876  506  1757 (128) 0
1877  466  1766 (124) 0
1878  466  1776 (121) 2
1879  461  1792 (118) 0
1880  463  1809 (116) 0
1881  517  1825 (113) 0
1882  563  1842 (109) 0
1883  601  1858 (105) 0
1884  650  1875 (101) 0
1885  608  1891 (95) 0
1886  586  1908 (88) 0
1887  551  1925 (81) 0
1888  534  1941 (71) 12
1889  525  1947 (80) 0
1890  541  1953 (86) 0
1891  550  1959 (92) 0
1892  557  1965 (96) 0
1893  568  1971 (100) 0
1894  568  1977 (103) 0
1895  528  1983 (105) 2
1896  526  1977 (109) 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