# Sheffield & Rotherham Independent, 1886 (January competition)

January Competition.

Spotting Competition.

sent to us during the present month)

1 pr. | H. W. Sherrard (No. 21) |

2 pr. | W. Latimer (No. 34) |

3 pr. | F. C. Collins (No. 11) |

hm. | H. Jackson (No. 28) |

hm. | H. W. Sherrard (No. 22) |

hm. | J. Jespersen (No. 10) |

hm. | C. Planck (No. 17) |

*Sheffield & Rotherham Independent*(see notes)

The 3rd Solution Tourney, which was associated with this problem tourney,
was planned to run for four months, thus limiting the number of published
problems to 36. As 43 problems were received, the tourney directors warned
that there might be a problem unless a sufficient number of problems were
eliminated by a preliminary examination.

The report does not say if contributed problems were
excluded to fit the constraints of the solving tourney, or if any problems
were withdrawn voluntarily.

The spotting competition drew 31 competitors, who guessed the most
probable prize winners. Their votes were given 3, 2 and 1 marks depending on the
prize rank, and prizes in the problem competition were awarded based on the sum of these marks.
The 1 pr. winner received 41 marks, while other winners received 28 and 20
marks, respectively.

The report does not number the honorable mention awards, or state that they
are ordered. The republication, however, identify them as 1st to 4th
hm.

While this problem tourney later is referred to as the 3rd Problem Tourney of

it is not given that name
during the time it was held. Indeed, the general impression is that the
Solving Tourney was the more important event of the two.
*Sheffield & Rotherham Independent*

The volume of *Sheffield & Rotherham Independent* misidentified the first
two issues of the year as belonging to vol. LXXIX = 79 and LXXX = 80.
The third issue corrects the volume number back to vol. LXX = 70, also
correcting an error in volume numbering made in the previous year.
This affects the reference of the announcement, where the volume number
has been corrected from 80 to [70]

.

(There also appears to be some problem in issue numbering between 1886-01-02
and 1886-02-06, but has not been examined closer.)

## Prizes

### 1st Prize: H. W. Sherrard

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### 2nd Prize: W. Latimer

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### 3rd Prize: F. C. Collins

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