NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP.
(Pek United Press Association.) CKRISTCHURCH, January 1. The sixth round of the Chess Championship resulted as follows:— Hill v. Dodde (Ruy Lopez).—Dodde lost two pawns through oversights, and subsequently the exchange of a jook for a bishop, leaving Hill a winner at move 49. Buckett v. Kelling- (Oarokann).—An interesting game, which is unfinished. Severn© v. Hicks (Centre Counter Game!. —Hkke developed an attack, forcing Seyerne to give up a pawn, and scored a win on the sixty-third move. Moore v. C. E. Fox (Ruy Lopez).—Fox missed the opportunity of winning the exchange, and the game ended in a draw on the thirty-first move. Pleaeanta v. Mara (Buy Lopez).—Mara gave up a bishop for two pawns for an attack, which Pleasante defended weakly, and his resignation was forced at move Barnes v. B. G. Fox.—Barnes scored by default.
Griereon, a bye. The following are the scores at the end of this round: —Barnes 3i points, Buckett 2, Dodds lid. Griereon 2£, G. B. Fox (retired) 0, C. E. Fox 2id, Hioks 4, Hill 2, Kelling 3£, Mara 3, Moore 3£d, Pleasante 1, SJeverne 3. The pfames adjourned are Barnes t. Griorson, Buckett v. Barnes, and Buokett v. Kellmg. The following are the results of the seventh round: — Barnes v. Hicks (Centre Counter Game). —Barnes won the exchange and two pawns at move thirty-eight, and Hicks resigned 12 moves later.
Kelling v. Dodds (Ruy Lopez).—Dodds gave up a rook for a knight and two pawns, getting a strong attack, which Kelling staved off, and won the twenty-ninth move. Grierson v. Buckett (Ruy Lopez).— Buokett blundered' badly in the defence, and resigned on tho fourteenth move. Pleasants v. C. E. Fox (Centre Counter Game). —Pleasants lost a piece through a slip at move thirteen, and resigned nt onoo. Severne v. Mara (Three Knights Game).— Severne won a queen for a rook on the thirty-eighth move, and JMara resigned two moves later.
G. B. Fox v. mil.— Hill scored by de fault.
Moore, a bye.