Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  281  1627 (158) 1
1862  292  1634 (156) 0
1863  309  1640 (154) 0
1864  317  1647 (152) 0
1865  361  1653 (150) 0
1866  399  1660 (147) 1
1867  375  1670 (146) 0
1868  385  1679 (145) 0
1869  391  1689 (143) 0
1870  450  1698 (142) 0
1871  469  1708 (140) 0
1872  481  1718 (138) 0
1873  512  1727 (136) 0
1874  499  1737 (133) 0
1875  503  1746 (131) 0
1876  517  1756 (128) 0
1877  483  1765 (124) 0
1878  485  1775 (121) 2
1879  478  1792 (118) 0
1880  480  1808 (116) 0
1881  539  1825 (113) 0
1882  580  1841 (109) 0
1883  619  1858 (105) 0
1884  671  1874 (100) 0
1885  628  1891 (95) 0
1886  604  1908 (88) 0
1887  567  1924 (81) 0
1888  546  1941 (71) 12
1889  543  1947 (80) 0
1890  556  1953 (86) 0
1891  561  1959 (92) 0
1892  575  1965 (96) 0
1893  585  1971 (100) 0
1894  575  1977 (103) 0
1895  544  1983 (105) 2
1896  547  1977 (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, 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