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The annual general meeting of the chess and draughts club took place in the Princess Hotel on Tuesday evening, April 2nd, F. Hutchins in the chair. The following officers were elected :—Mr J. Mulvey, president ; Mr O'Byrne, secretary ; Messrs Wilcox and Le Petit, vice-presidents; Mr F. Hutchins, captain; Mr J. Bell vicv-captain ; committee —Messrs Morris, Folley, Robins, and Adcock. ft was 'decided to open the season with a match : Captain v. Vice-cap-tain, on Wednesday, April 10th, and to meet in the rooms at the Princess Hotel every Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 8 o’clock. The club, anticipate a very successful season. The club opened the season on Wednesday evening, 10th inst., with a match : Captain v. Vice-captain—-the finish proving very close, and causing no little interest and amusement, the feature of the evening being a very close contest between Messrs Scott and Morris, resulting in a narrow win for Scott. The scores were wins. ■ wins draws Scott 1 Morris 0 Le Petit 0 O’Byrne 2' Robins 2 Patti son 4 Logan 0 Folley 2 Marshall 0 Bloomfield 0 3 Hutchins 2 Adcock 0 Buchanan 3 .Myers 0 Clark 2 Horan 1 10 9 Total : Captain’s team, 10 wins ; Vice-captajo’s ' team, 9 wins ; and three draws.

After the ■ match the competing teams were entertained at supper, ■bringing a very pleasant evening to a close. The members are very pleasr ed with their new rooms, and hope to see intending members roll up for practice, as a tournament will be started shortly and no doubt the club will soon have to give an account of itself in matches. It is proposed to play the tournament in two classes this year—first and second — to save time and allow of one night a week solely for practice or friendly games. The committee wyi also give more consideration to chess players, and a match in this direction is already spoken of. An account of the doings of the club, matches and tournaments, with scores, etc., and also interesting positions and 'games will be published in this paper each week).

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 2, 13 April 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 2, 13 April 1907

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