Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  288  1626 (158) 1
1862  302  1632 (156) 0
1863  316  1639 (154) 0
1864  323  1645 (152) 0
1865  368  1652 (150) 0
1866  406  1658 (147) 1
1867  381  1668 (146) 0
1868  392  1677 (145) 0
1869  397  1687 (143) 0
1870  454  1696 (142) 0
1871  473  1706 (140) 0
1872  484  1716 (138) 0
1873  515  1725 (136) 0
1874  499  1735 (133) 0
1875  504  1744 (131) 0
1876  517  1754 (128) 0
1877  493  1764 (124) 0
1878  497  1773 (121) 2
1879  484  1790 (118) 0
1880  491  1806 (116) 0
1881  548  1823 (113) 0
1882  601  1839 (109) 0
1883  649  1856 (105) 0
1884  696  1872 (100) 0
1885  641  1889 (95) 0
1886  612  1905 (88) 0
1887  578  1922 (80) 0
1888  558  1938 (71) 12
1889  552  1944 (80) 0
1890  566  1950 (86) 0
1891  574  1956 (92) 0
1892  587  1962 (96) 0
1893  598  1967 (100) 0
1894  589  1973 (103) 0
1895  569  1979 (105) 2
1896  561  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, 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