American Chess Association, 1871 (2nd American Chess Congress, Cleveland, Ohio)

R:
a:
set of #2 + #3 + #4 (2 pr.)
 
b:
single #2-4 (1 pr.)
 
Entry fee: $1. Composers could not enter more than one entry in either section, but were allowed to enter one of the problems in a set as a single problem.
 
J:
E. B. Cook, F. H. Mason, J. G. White
 
C:
1871-12-01
 
A:
a:
1 pr.  T. M. Brown (Motto: By their fruits ye shall know them)
2 pr.  H. Northcote (H.N.)
 
hm  J. Elson (Midsummer-Night’s Dream)
 
b:
1 pr.  T. M. Brown (By their fruits ye shall know them), prb. 1: #4
 
hm  H. D. Smith (Ars est celare artem), #4
 
S:
p. [4]: announcement
p. 103-111: report, problems and key moves.
 
N:

No restriction on the nationality of competitors has been found. (The 2nd prize winner, H. N. Northcote, was from Toronto, Canada.)

Eight composers entered the competition, one of whom entered only for section B.

In addition to the main awards, the set of J. Elson, and the #4 from the set of H. D. Smith were mentioned as deemed “worthy of appearing in the Book of the Congress” by the judges. This has been interpreted as a 'honorary mention'.

Awards

Section A: Sets #2+#3+#4

1 Prize: T. M. Brown

1

#4

2

#3

3

#2

2 Prize: H. Northcote

1

#2

2

#3

3

#4

Section B: Single problems #2-4

1 Prize: T. M. Brown

#4

#4