Westminster Papers, 1872

R:
3x3-4# (3 pr.)
 
Open to everyone. Joint compositions not allowed.
 
J:
F. Burden, P. T. Duffy
 
Problems would be published after a preliminary examination. Prizes would be awarded one month after the last set had been published.
 
C:
1872-01-20 (UK) / 1872-02-20 (Europe and North America) / 1872-05-02
 
A:
1 pr. J. Minckwitz (Motto: Who won the Battle of Waterloo?)
2 pr. J. W. Abbott (The Westminster Chimes)
3 pr. E. Freeborough (Qui perd p├ęche)
 
S:
p. 117-118 (1 Nov. 1871): announcement (2 pr.), conditions, prizes, judges
p. 174 (1 Feb. 1872): short notice: 3d pr. announced
 
p. 97 (1 Nov. 1872): short notice: prel. awards
p. 133-134 (1 Jan. 1873): final awards
 
N:

26 sets were received, of which five sets were withdrawn on the request of their authors.

All 21 competing sets were published between March and September 1872, with at least three sets per issue. 11 sets were found to be defective.

Awards

1 Prize: J. Minckwitz

1

#3

2

#4

3

#4

2 Prize: J. W. Abbott

1

#3

2

#4

3

#4

3 Prize: E. Freeborough

1

#3

2

#4

3

#4