Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  292  1631 (160) 1
1862  307  1638 (158) 0
1863  319  1644 (156) 0
1864  328  1651 (154) 0
1865  380  1657 (152) 0
1866  424  1664 (149) 1
1867  395  1673 (148) 0
1868  416  1682 (146) 0
1869  416  1691 (145) 0
1870  476  1700 (143) 0
1871  517  1709 (141) 0
1872  532  1718 (139) 0
1873  564  1727 (136) 0
1874  605  1736 (134) 0
1875  623  1745 (131) 0
1876  566  1754 (127) 0
1877  540  1763 (124) 0
1878  544  1772 (120) 2
1879  535  1789 (118) 0
1880  556  1805 (115) 0
1881  609  1822 (112) 0
1882  652  1838 (109) 0
1883  689  1855 (105) 0
1884  738  1871 (100) 0
1885  684  1888 (95) 0
1886  653  1904 (88) 0
1887  615  1920 (80) 0
1888  604  1937 (71) 12
1889  587  1943 (80) 0
1890  618  1949 (86) 0
1891  618  1955 (92) 0
1892  641  1961 (96) 0
1893  640  1967 (100) 0
1894  635  1972 (103) 0
1895  625  1978 (105) 2
1896  617  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