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Our readers who take an interest in football can between this and Thursday week send ua their selections of the men who, in their judgment, should form the team to do battle against the Maoris. The Maoris beat the Queenslaudera in the return match on Saturday \>y 11 points to 7. The Maoris defeated a fifteen at Ipawich (Queensland) by 17 to 5 points. The annual meeting of the Ofcago Chess Club was held lately. The report showed the cash balance to be very satisfactory. The following office-bearers were elected for the ensuing year—viz. : President, Mr C. Reeves (re-elected) ; vice - presidents, Dr Sfenhouso and Mr Throp ; treasurer, Mr Slander (re-slectod) ; hoD. secretary, Mr Sledeberg ; committee—Dr Fitchett, Messrs Mouat, Morris, Angus, Allen, Irwin, Pour new members were then elected. At the uonclußlon of business play was resumed in the tournament, which is now drawing to a close. Tho following will play in the approaching match with the Canterbury Club :—Dr Stenhoase, Messrs Monat, F. V. Siedeberg, Clegg. Throp, Daret, Angus, Irwin, Mander, and Carroll, The Grand National Steeplechase has monopolised attention during the week, says the Canterbury ; Times.' Ahua is a firm favorite, it bciog impossible to obtain 4to 1 to any amount. Chemist has been backed at 5 to 1, and his miserable display at Wellington seems rather to have improved his position in the market. Orangeman is also in request at 6 to 1, and Torrent receives occasional support at slightly longer odds. The following are the latest quotations : GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE. i te 1 eeat Ahua Ok) 4 1 Chemiot (off, sto l tk) B 1 Orangeman (off, Bto 1 wtd) 7 1 Torrent (off) a _ i Irish Kinp (< ff) 8 1 Waltarjßi (off, 106 to 8 wtd) 10 1 to 20 to 1 others. THE GRAND NATIONAL. [By Electiuo Telegraph.— Copyright.] fPEE Fbess Association. July 22. Tho following is tho result of the Grand National Steeplechase : Eaglet, list 21b 1 Peter Osbeek, list 61b .. ..2 Sxon, 12st .. .. ..8 Won easily by four lengths. Time 6min 59aec. There were only seven starters.

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Evening Star, Issue 7965, 22 July 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Evening Star, Issue 7965, 22 July 1889