The Daily American (Nashville), 1886 (1st Tourney)
|1 pr.||G. J. Slater|
|2 pr.||H. and E. Bettmann|
|3 pr.||T. Taverner|
|4 pr.||A. B. Block|
The final announcement differed from the first announcement in that a
fourth prize was added, donated by W. H. Lyons. A scale of appraisement
to be used by the judges was said to be forthcoming, but has not been
located. In the judges' reports, the following scale was used: Originality 30, Beauty 20, Difficulty 20, Economy 10, Variety 10, Correctness 10 for a total of 100.
A solution torney was held at the same time.
Problems were published under the name or signature of the composers. Some mottos were provided, but did not replace the composers' names.
The announcement declares the closing date to be 1886-07-15, which was later postponed to 1886-08-01. Judging by the column content, actual closing was on 1886-08-15.
The judges reported their findings separately in the form of score tables. The first publication of the table of G. Reichhelm was incomplete, but corrected on 1887-03-20.
1st Prize: G. J. Slater
Key: 1. Qg8
Source: Daily American (Nashville), 1886-09-05, tourney prb. 37 / prb. 62
2nd Prize: H. and E. Bettmann
Key: 1. Rec2
Source: Daily American (Nashville), 1886-06-13, tourney prb. 2
3rd Prize: T. Taverner
Key: 1. Qa1
Source: Daily American (Nashville), 1886-09-19, tourney prb. 45 / prb. 70
4th Prize: A. B. Block
Key: 1. Bc6
Source: Daily American (Nashville), 1886-10-10, tourney prb. 60 / prb. 85