The tourney announcement also listed Mr Candler of Melbourne
as judge, but the report explains that he was prevented by
his official duties from taking part.
The summary states that more than 20 sets were received, but the judges’ report only mentions 19 sets. Prior to publication of prize-winning problems, only four sets were considered to be fully correct.
The set awarded the preliminary 2 pr. (Prudens qui patiens set A, by A. Lulman) was then found to contain a faulty problem. The judges cancelled the award, but did not consider any of the remaining two correct sets to be good enough to merit an award.
Melbourne Chess Club, who had donated the 2nd prize, consulting with the judges, decided to arrange a new, limited tourney for the now unused prize. See Melbourne Chess Club, 1870 for additional information.
1 Prize: J. Charlick
Key: 1. Na4
Source: The Leader (Melbourne), 17/739 (1870-02-26), p. 11, prb. 38
Key: 1. Kg4
Source: The Leader (Melbourne), 17/740 (1870-03-05), p. 10, prb. 39
Key: 1. Rg2
Source: The Leader (Melbourne), 17/741 (1870-03-12), p. 10, prb. 40