Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  276  1625 (158) 1
1862  277  1632 (156) 0
1863  295  1638 (154) 0
1864  309  1645 (152) 0
1865  356  1651 (150) 0
1866  392  1658 (147) 1
1867  367  1667 (146) 0
1868  376  1677 (145) 0
1869  380  1686 (143) 0
1870  439  1696 (142) 0
1871  462  1706 (140) 0
1872  470  1715 (138) 0
1873  500  1725 (136) 0
1874  487  1734 (133) 0
1875  492  1744 (131) 0
1876  504  1753 (128) 0
1877  464  1763 (124) 0
1878  464  1772 (121) 2
1879  460  1789 (118) 0
1880  464  1805 (116) 0
1881  501  1822 (113) 0
1882  549  1838 (109) 0
1883  591  1855 (105) 0
1884  633  1871 (101) 0
1885  596  1888 (95) 0
1886  571  1904 (88) 0
1887  542  1921 (81) 0
1888  519  1937 (71) 12
1889  510  1943 (80) 0
1890  524  1949 (86) 0
1891  537  1955 (92) 0
1892  548  1961 (96) 0
1893  562  1967 (100) 0
1894  559  1973 (103) 0
1895  519  1979 (105) 2
1896  520  1974 (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