Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  268  1625 (158) 1
1862  268  1631 (156) 0
1863  259  1638 (154) 0
1864  283  1644 (152) 0
1865  331  1651 (150) 0
1866  383  1657 (147) 1
1867  357  1667 (146) 0
1868  365  1676 (145) 0
1869  369  1686 (144) 0
1870  426  1695 (142) 0
1871  450  1705 (140) 0
1872  457  1714 (138) 0
1873  474  1724 (136) 0
1874  482  1733 (133) 0
1875  488  1743 (131) 0
1876  500  1752 (128) 0
1877  459  1762 (124) 0
1878  458  1771 (121) 2
1879  452  1787 (118) 0
1880  459  1804 (116) 0
1881  489  1820 (113) 0
1882  541  1837 (109) 0
1883  582  1853 (105) 0
1884  623  1870 (101) 0
1885  582  1886 (95) 0
1886  556  1902 (88) 0
1887  528  1919 (81) 0
1888  503  1935 (71) 12
1889  497  1941 (80) 0
1890  511  1947 (86) 0
1891  523  1953 (92) 0
1892  528  1959 (96) 0
1893  539  1966 (100) 0
1894  539  1972 (103) 0
1895  502  1978 (105) 2
1896  504  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