Clipped From The Westminster Budget
JANUARY 21, 1$9.8 ;TH£ WESTMINSTER BUDGET 25 placed but next best scores are : Mr. Wilmot, of Birmingham ; Mr. Schott. of Aberystwith ; Rev. J. Owen, Mr. Sherrard, and Mr. Gunston, in the order named. . . . • Second Class Tournament: First, Mr. Chssold, and ties for the second prize—viz., Miss Finn and Messrs. Brookes, Lewis, and Mackenzie. Handicap : Tie between. Messrs. Burn, and Bellingbam in one section,, and tie between Messrs. E. O. Jones arid Sherrard in the other. The management was not well advised to crowd three events into so short a space. The Cup Tournament and a second-class tournament would not have interfered with each other; whilst the Handicap did. The chief competitors in the Cup. Tournament played also,in the Handicap, and to enable them to do so the games in one event counted for both contests. This is an unusual proceeding, and cannot be satisfactory.. Mr. Burn is to be congratulated upon winning the first prize and losing only one game (to the second prize winner), and this game he might have drawn had it been necessary for the result. He was short of,time, and made a hasty move, which gave his opponent the victory. Miss Finn distinguished herself also by making an equal score with three male competitors, although she had the good fortune of scoring a game by default of Mrs. Fagan, who was not well enough to encounter her opponent. The annual chess festival of the Hastings Chess Club will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, January 24 to 27, at the Queen's Hotel, Hastings. The English masters will give performances of exhibition play, as well as M. Janowsky, who will come especially from Paris. Each master will play simultaneously Mr. Blackburne blindfold, whilst consultation matches are arranged between master and amateur against master and amateur. The match between the British and St. George's Chess Clubs takes place to-morrow (Saturday) at the British Chess Club. SOLUTION OF PROBLEM NO. 89. 1. Kt to B4, K x Kt (B4); 2. Kt to B7, K to K5 ; 3. R to Q mates. 1 > K x Kt (K5); 2. Rto K7, ch, Kt; 5. B to K3 mates. 2. K to Q3 ; 3. R to K6 mates. [Erratum.—Problem No. 89 should have been marked mate in three moves.] PROBLEM NO. 90. By- Tolosa Carreras. BLACK. WHITE. White to play and mate in two moves. THE PRINCE OF WALES INVITED TO CANNES. The Mayor of Cannes has forwarded to the Prince of Wales a request that he will lay the foundation-stone of the new breakwater. The ceremony is to take place in March, during the regatta week. The presence, of his Royal Highness is not certain.