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MARCH 23, 1894- THE WESTMINSTER BUDGET. THE INTER-'VARSITY CHESS MATCH BANQUET. After the battle is over, after the match is lost and won, the victors a J the vanquished smoke the calumet of friendship once a veir at i Z, T ^ arm0 nies of light and dark blue hangings, an dP epergnes 7 filed w A rJT* spnng flowers the British Chess Club do honour to" the compt^g O ^S Cambridge Universities r 5 vyAlwIU ana Miles (the harpist), Mr. Mercer-Adam, Walter Pallant, Charles Danby, Arthur Playtair, and Mr. Upton taking part The night was of the merriest. Here is an account of the game :—At half-past two the two captains tossed lor the move, and, Oxford having won it, they had the move on four boards, and Cambridge on three. Matters went smoothly enough till four o'clock, when Atkins (Cambridge) scored the first and a brilliant victory over chcS s teams, and the gala invariably falb on liaht precedin the mgm i ^^^ i, "t3 Boat Kaceday. On Friday night the gathering- took place in the * British Chess Club premises, 37, King-street, Covent Garden. Dinner was served at eight, and quickly the time flew by. Mr. George Xcwnes (the President of the club) was in the chair, and on each side of him sat the captains •of the Universities' teams, Mr. G. 11. Higginbotham (Vivford) and Mr. P. H. Dyke (Cambridge), whilst in and out and in between the members of the club were ranged the Oxford and Cambridge competitors ami oiher quests of the ni.^ht. The usual toasts followed an extremely varied mailt, Mr. George Xcwnes opening the list with that of the Queen and the Royal Family, otin :is following with the ibiiat " sentiments," the proposal or response being omlided to Sir W. Hart- Dyke, Mr. T. Hewitt, Vice -President of the Club; Mr, Atherley Jones, M.P., Mr. Seton-Karr, M.P., and Sir Herbert Maxwell 111\, Mr. Win Allen' M.P., Mr. Cosmo Bonsor, M.P., Mr. Hoffer, Mr. G. H. Higginbotham, Mr. P. il- Dyke, and others. I '-om the President's re- ' marks it would appear that Inter-University match has ,,rev ">"s to 1873 the match z s z ilc z* lo \^v hat time the tour " b een ^ !uve corned; L t com Petitors last night maybe said to r rk6d thGir iw ^y~^ birthday. A Mr. Anhu R o^Mrr °[ Mn Row,and Lewis, Allowed. ivobetts, Mr. George Grossmith, jun, Mr. John L. Shine, Mr. r • f^f^ 4 TH £ i^t- E Y ^ ^ ^ now become a was debated time-honoured event, and carried on by M J HEWITT THE ^ue T^SUJEHI his opponent ; but almost simultaneously Wetherall scored a victory for Oxford. Upon Board No. 3 Sergeant (Oxford), who was a pawn to the good when we examined his position, drifted into losing a piece a lew moves later ; whilst Cooper, with a promising attack which should have been handled delicately, impetuously sacrificed a piece which he could never recover. At the adjudication, Board No. 2 was given as drawn, although 11 art-Dyke, who played splendidly, was a piece ahead ; but his opponent could obtain an equivalent in pawns. On Board No. 3 the Cantab was also a piece ahead; but the ending was too difficult, and the Oxonian got off with the benefit of the doubt and a draw. Board No. 6 was an easy win for the Cantab. Mr. Atkins maintained his high reputation as the most talented of English amateurs. Mr. Hart-Dyke showed that he is a formidable opponent to any player. Generally speaking, the games were played in good style. The following is the score :— OXFORD. 1. G. II. Higginbotham (Pembroke). 0 2. R. G. Lynam (St. Cath.) ) 3. P. W. Sergeant (Trinity) ) 4. E. W. Poynton (Exeter) 0 5. E. Lawton (Corpus) 1 6. G. H. Cooper (Oriel) 0 7. J. II. Wetherall (Exeter) 1 Total.. 3 CAMISKIIKJIC. II. E. Atkins (Peterhouse) 1 P. Hart Dyke (King's) l /z II. T. Snowdon (Queen's) x / 2 L. W. P. Lewis (Peterhouse) 1 A. B. Ramsay (King's) 0 W. V. Naish (Emmanuel) 1 G. Varley (Christ's) 0 Total 4 ff J L SfbNt

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  1. The Westminster Budget,
  2. 23 Mar 1894, Fri,
  3. Page 9

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