|1 pr.||A. Beaumont (Motto: Move on)|
|2 pr.||W. Waring (Patience)|
|hm.||W. Waring (Try again)|
The first tourney prize was donated by Chess Player's Chronicle who,
in an article (
Provicial Chess Columns and Provincial Players, vol. 5, p.  (1881-10-18)), had pushed for support of provincial chess columns, and
offered prizes for local tourneys.
The tourney was originally announced to close on December 31, 1881. Only two sets of problems had been received by this time, and the closing time was postponed.
Twelve problems were received, of which two were unsound. Of the remaining problems, five were considered to be contenders for the prizes.
Only the names of award-winning composers were published.
1st Prize: A. Beaumont
Key: 1. Qc1
Source: Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette, 1882-02-04, p. 
2nd Prize: W. Waring
Key: 1. Bd3
Source: Croydon Guardian and Surrey County Gazette, 1882-03-18, p.