Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  255  1622 (159) 1
1862  253  1629 (157) 0
1863  247  1635 (155) 0
1864  262  1642 (153) 0
1865  313  1648 (151) 0
1866  355  1655 (149) 1
1867  334  1664 (147) 0
1868  333  1673 (146) 0
1869  328  1683 (144) 0
1870  374  1692 (143) 0
1871  388  1701 (141) 0
1872  388  1710 (139) 0
1873  439  1720 (136) 0
1874  430  1729 (134) 0
1875  450  1738 (131) 0
1876  464  1747 (128) 0
1877  434  1757 (125) 0
1878  436  1766 (121) 2
1879  422  1782 (119) 0
1880  434  1798 (116) 0
1881  466  1815 (113) 0
1882  503  1831 (110) 0
1883  555  1847 (106) 0
1884  597  1863 (101) 0
1885  575  1880 (95) 0
1886  555  1896 (89) 0
1887  530  1912 (81) 0
1888  498  1928 (71) 12
1889  501  1932 (80) 0
1890  515  1936 (87) 0
1891  532  1940 (93) 0
1892  550  1944 (98) 0
1893  551  1948 (102) 0
1894  554  1952 (105) 0
1895  523  1956 (107) 2
1896  525  1951 (112) 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