Ward, Seth (1)




Ratings

Year       Rank    Edo    Dev.   Games 
1861  257  1628 (159) 1
1862  255  1634 (157) 0
1863  248  1641 (155) 0
1864  262  1647 (153) 0
1865  311  1654 (150) 0
1866  357  1660 (148) 1
1867  338  1670 (147) 0
1868  338  1679 (145) 0
1869  336  1689 (144) 0
1870  382  1698 (142) 0
1871  388  1707 (140) 0
1872  391  1717 (138) 0
1873  444  1726 (136) 0
1874  453  1736 (134) 0
1875  457  1745 (131) 0
1876  474  1755 (128) 0
1877  444  1764 (124) 0
1878  444  1773 (121) 2
1879  437  1790 (119) 0
1880  444  1806 (116) 0
1881  475  1823 (113) 0
1882  528  1839 (109) 0
1883  574  1855 (105) 0
1884  612  1872 (101) 0
1885  572  1888 (95) 0
1886  549  1905 (88) 0
1887  522  1921 (81) 0
1888  495  1937 (71) 12
1889  494  1943 (80) 0
1890  503  1949 (87) 0
1891  516  1955 (92) 0
1892  523  1961 (96) 0
1893  533  1967 (100) 0
1894  528  1973 (103) 0
1895  495  1980 (105) 2
1896  497  1974 (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