Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  272  1625 (158) 1
1862  273  1632 (156) 0
1863  264  1638 (154) 0
1864  288  1645 (152) 0
1865  337  1651 (150) 0
1866  388  1658 (147) 1
1867  362  1667 (146) 0
1868  370  1677 (145) 0
1869  374  1686 (143) 0
1870  434  1696 (142) 0
1871  457  1705 (140) 0
1872  464  1715 (138) 0
1873  497  1724 (136) 0
1874  483  1734 (133) 0
1875  489  1743 (131) 0
1876  503  1753 (128) 0
1877  463  1762 (124) 0
1878  462  1772 (121) 2
1879  458  1788 (118) 0
1880  463  1804 (116) 0
1881  494  1821 (113) 0
1882  543  1837 (109) 0
1883  587  1854 (105) 0
1884  629  1870 (101) 0
1885  586  1887 (95) 0
1886  561  1903 (88) 0
1887  531  1920 (81) 0
1888  507  1936 (71) 12
1889  501  1942 (80) 0
1890  515  1948 (86) 0
1891  528  1954 (92) 0
1892  535  1960 (96) 0
1893  547  1966 (100) 0
1894  546  1972 (103) 0
1895  510  1978 (105) 2
1896  516  1973 (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