Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  254  1623 (159) 1
1862  252  1629 (157) 0
1863  246  1635 (155) 0
1864  256  1642 (153) 0
1865  308  1648 (151) 0
1866  346  1655 (148) 1
1867  328  1664 (147) 0
1868  306  1673 (146) 0
1869  307  1682 (144) 0
1870  366  1692 (143) 0
1871  383  1701 (141) 0
1872  383  1710 (139) 0
1873  434  1719 (136) 0
1874  426  1729 (134) 0
1875  447  1738 (131) 0
1876  461  1747 (128) 0
1877  433  1756 (125) 0
1878  429  1766 (121) 2
1879  416  1782 (119) 0
1880  428  1798 (116) 0
1881  462  1814 (113) 0
1882  500  1831 (110) 0
1883  551  1847 (106) 0
1884  592  1863 (101) 0
1885  570  1879 (95) 0
1886  552  1896 (89) 0
1887  525  1912 (81) 0
1888  493  1928 (71) 12
1889  493  1932 (80) 0
1890  505  1936 (87) 0
1891  519  1940 (93) 0
1892  536  1944 (98) 0
1893  542  1947 (102) 0
1894  544  1951 (105) 0
1895  511  1955 (107) 2
1896  521  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