Clipped From The Times-Picayune
CHESS, Tbe Lecal Tearaaaaeau. The last parries in tha sixth annual chess tournament of the New Orleans cnesa Checkers and Whist Clnb were duly played out, aa expected last week, and with, them the tourney came to a close, there being no ties to be played off. The game between Messrs. Labatt and Barton, upon which depended the second and third prizes, waa hotly and skillfully contested. but the latter, at a critical point, eommitted en error by which hia adversary won a piece and soon afterwards the game. AS will be seen from the full score which Is appended, the prizes (selected objects equivalent in.vaiue to toe amounts reoecti vej y named J finally fell as follows: First prize. $30 Mr. C O. wuoox. Second prize, $20 Mr. L. L. Labatt, xnira prise. $15 ar n. iwrwa. Special prize for best score- against tha nriio wiriTia. tn Mr. M. F. Facta m. . Taken all in ail. tbe tournament haa bean a highly interesting contest, although it Is admitted that the general character ot the play baa been rather below th average usually displayed in these annnal contest of the elan. There have been aa exceptional number of aramea forfeited by absence and lost through oversight, tbe players attributing this latter feature to the new and too rapid time-limit twenty move per hoar), which compelled them to play hastily in noeitiona. or to hurrv I too much in the openings to the prejudice of their mid-games, xne ohmm. uwnora wi w event belong doably to Mr. Wlleeav owing to the remarkably fine score made by hioa. Mr. Labatt. too, deserves much credit for his plucky play in the last naif, of tbo tourney, in which he won all hi game, tha only way ho could, secure second place. Air.