On the 13th instant articles for a match, between Peter Kemp and W. J. O'Connor were signed. The following are the provisions contained m them :—The match isto be between Peter Kemp, of theHawkesbury river, champion sculler of the world, and William J. O'Connor, of Toronto, over a three-mile course with a turn m best and! best boats on any course on the Pacific coast of the United States, hereafter to be chosen by Peter Kemp, the race to take place m March, 1891, for the championship of the world and £500 a-side, and the Police Ga/.ebfce Challenge Cup ; to be rowed under the National Amateur Association rules of U.S.A., and started at a time to be mutually agreed upon. Ifc is also expressly agreed that should any outside inter forence occur to the leading competitor during the race, as would spoil his chance of winning, the umpire shall have full power to give his decision m favour of the man so interfered wvth, or order the race to be rowed over aram as soon as practicable^ It 13 also agreed that the umpire's decision shall be final, leaving no room for app'«jaling to law or otherwise. A distance judge shall be appointed, who skill b& placed m, a boat at the finish of the course, and drop a flag.as. soon as the leading competitor passes the post. The first deposit of £IQQ a-side has been deposited with Mx George Hill, who shall forward that amount to Mr Richard X Fox, of New York. The second deposit of £2QQ a-side shall be made good to Mr Fox, who is appointed final stakeholder 31 days before the race, and the final deposit of £200 a-side is to be made good 10 days before the date »f the race! An umpire, is, fco be agreed upon seven days before the day of the race. Kemp is to receive £50 expenses, but should O'Connor be declared the winner, this amount is to be increased to £75.
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AQUATIC., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890
AQUATIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890
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