Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  256  1627 (159) 1
1862  254  1633 (157) 0
1863  247  1640 (155) 0
1864  261  1646 (153) 0
1865  310  1653 (150) 0
1866  354  1660 (148) 1
1867  334  1669 (147) 0
1868  334  1678 (145) 0
1869  329  1688 (144) 0
1870  374  1697 (142) 0
1871  387  1707 (140) 0
1872  390  1716 (138) 0
1873  442  1725 (136) 0
1874  452  1735 (134) 0
1875  456  1744 (131) 0
1876  473  1754 (128) 0
1877  443  1763 (124) 0
1878  443  1773 (121) 2
1879  436  1789 (119) 0
1880  443  1805 (116) 0
1881  474  1822 (113) 0
1882  528  1838 (109) 0
1883  574  1854 (105) 0
1884  611  1871 (101) 0
1885  571  1887 (95) 0
1886  549  1903 (88) 0
1887  520  1920 (81) 0
1888  492  1936 (71) 12
1889  493  1942 (80) 0
1890  505  1948 (87) 0
1891  515  1954 (92) 0
1892  522  1960 (96) 0
1893  531  1966 (100) 0
1894  525  1972 (103) 0
1895  493  1978 (105) 2
1896  495  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
   [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: 5 Jan. 2017