Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  292  1625 (158) 1
1862  307  1631 (156) 0
1863  319  1638 (154) 0
1864  331  1644 (152) 0
1865  383  1651 (150) 0
1866  421  1657 (148) 1
1867  392  1666 (146) 0
1868  413  1676 (145) 0
1869  415  1685 (143) 0
1870  477  1694 (142) 0
1871  511  1703 (140) 0
1872  518  1713 (138) 0
1873  542  1722 (135) 0
1874  573  1731 (133) 0
1875  542  1741 (130) 0
1876  543  1750 (127) 0
1877  517  1759 (123) 0
1878  518  1769 (120) 2
1879  512  1785 (118) 0
1880  524  1802 (115) 0
1881  579  1818 (112) 0
1882  625  1835 (109) 0
1883  682  1852 (105) 0
1884  727  1868 (100) 0
1885  679  1885 (95) 0
1886  646  1901 (88) 0
1887  602  1918 (80) 0
1888  581  1934 (71) 12
1889  570  1941 (79) 0
1890  602  1947 (86) 0
1891  610  1953 (92) 0
1892  631  1959 (96) 0
1893  635  1965 (100) 0
1894  633  1971 (103) 0
1895  620  1977 (105) 2
1896  611  1972 (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, no. 6, June 1865, page 184
   [CW], vol. 2, no. 5, July 1866, page 156
   [Era], vol. 27, no. 1393, 4 June 1865, page 6
   [Era], vol. 32, no. 1655, 12 June 1870, page 5
   [ILN], vol. 48, no. 1374, 9 June 1866, page 571
   [LeM], vol. 121, no. 14369, 28 Apr. 1884, page 7
   [LeM], no. 14685, 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