Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  283  1628 (158) 1
1862  293  1635 (156) 0
1863  309  1641 (154) 0
1864  317  1648 (152) 0
1865  361  1654 (150) 0
1866  399  1661 (147) 1
1867  375  1671 (146) 0
1868  385  1680 (145) 0
1869  391  1690 (143) 0
1870  450  1699 (142) 0
1871  469  1709 (140) 0
1872  481  1719 (138) 0
1873  512  1728 (136) 0
1874  500  1738 (133) 0
1875  505  1747 (131) 0
1876  517  1757 (128) 0
1877  484  1767 (124) 0
1878  486  1776 (121) 2
1879  478  1793 (118) 0
1880  478  1809 (116) 0
1881  538  1826 (113) 0
1882  582  1842 (109) 0
1883  622  1859 (105) 0
1884  672  1876 (100) 0
1885  631  1892 (95) 0
1886  606  1909 (88) 0
1887  569  1925 (81) 0
1888  546  1942 (71) 12
1889  545  1948 (80) 0
1890  558  1954 (86) 0
1891  563  1960 (92) 0
1892  578  1966 (96) 0
1893  586  1972 (100) 0
1894  579  1978 (103) 0
1895  549  1984 (105) 2
1896  550  1978 (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