Cincinnati Commercial, 1880 (1st Problem Tourney)
|1 pr.||V. Abraham|
|2 pr.||J. A. Stafford|
Problems were published as they were received under the name of the composer,
without any anonymization. The number of competitors or competing problems
was not published.
Judging was by simple voting. All judges voted for one problem in each category, except for one judge, who voted for two #3 problems. (There appears to have been no instructions for voting, or distribution of problems to the judges. One judge mentions referring to his own scrapbook for judging problems.)
The 1st pr. winner of the problem tourney was also the 1st pr. winner of the solving tourney.
Prize #3: V. Abraham
Key: 1. Rbd6+
Source: Cincinnati Commercial, 1880-05-29, prb. 109
Prize #2: J. A. Stafford
Key: 1. Bh7
Source: Cincinnati Commercial, 1881-01-29 (first publ. before 1880-02-29 as prb. 76)