Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  266  1625 (158) 1
1862  262  1632 (156) 0
1863  256  1638 (154) 0
1864  280  1645 (152) 0
1865  328  1651 (150) 0
1866  380  1658 (147) 1
1867  354  1667 (146) 0
1868  361  1677 (145) 0
1869  364  1686 (144) 0
1870  421  1696 (142) 0
1871  444  1705 (140) 0
1872  447  1715 (138) 0
1873  469  1724 (136) 0
1874  477  1734 (133) 0
1875  481  1743 (131) 0
1876  492  1753 (128) 0
1877  455  1762 (124) 0
1878  452  1772 (121) 2
1879  447  1788 (118) 0
1880  455  1804 (116) 0
1881  485  1821 (113) 0
1882  535  1837 (109) 0
1883  575  1854 (105) 0
1884  617  1870 (101) 0
1885  577  1887 (95) 0
1886  554  1903 (88) 0
1887  525  1919 (81) 0
1888  499  1936 (71) 12
1889  496  1942 (80) 0
1890  506  1948 (86) 0
1891  519  1954 (92) 0
1892  525  1960 (96) 0
1893  535  1966 (100) 0
1894  530  1972 (103) 0
1895  495  1978 (105) 2
1896  497  1972 (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, 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