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ill king' a “lord'’ mak’s o’ a chappie. But still that mayua mak’ him happy; Sic’- vanities are, like the wee drappie, A big delusion ; But Dameh fills wi’ joy life's caupie In rich profusion. —Ogg. ms® PROBLEM 17. (By A. C. Hews, Somerset, in “Draughts World.”) Black.

White to play and win. Black 2 6 12 18 2(5 27. kings 17 30. White 7 14 IS 19 20 22, kings 8 11. A ver.v line effort. ® ® tu SOLUTIONS. PROJ3LEH 16. Black 19 21 : King on 32. White 28 ; Kings on 11 22. White to play and win—22-26, 3227 26-31 27-23 11.16 21-25 16-20 23-18 31-26 25-29 20-16 18-23 2622, white wins. F. Bogan.—Your solution of above is correct. g g g Mr Scott still claims a draw in »j. p. Gray's problem sent in last week from “Steam's Book of Portraits," where the terms given are '‘"Black to play and win." The position, as left by' Mr Scott, is Black kings 15 .18 22, White 21 kings 8 9. The book plays S-3 from here and black wins ; Mr Scott plays 8-12 and ofioi’s ci ‘“M.jCm* s Guide to one. that can show a black win after this move. We will not venture any more play on it at present,_ but leave it to the tender mercies of some of our problem solvers. The position is a very interesting one, and worthy of studv. ® ® o*o The attendance at Saturday evening's meeting indicated increased interest. There was a good muster, and the play was quite exciting at times—in fact, it might be called fast and furious in some cases. the old veteran Mr Patterson playing no less than six games, winning lorn. The following arc the scores ; [Wins. Draws. Wins.

® ® ® The return match with Gore will be played in the Y.M.C.A. rooms, Esk street, on ’Wednesday, ith inst., eu--7.30 p.m. The large hall has been engaged, so that interested onlookers will find plenty of room. That the match will be one of considerable interest is a forgone conclusion, and various are the prognostications as to the probable result. a ® ® The The game of Draughts holds out lots of amusements, recreation, and pleasure for those who desire to pursue the intellectual pastime. There is no game which can be practised at less cost a nd from which one can get more pleasure. US® .Various comments expressive of pleasure and comfort were made on iWednesdav night by players doing (battle over the “old Dambrod”- for the first time in our new club room in the railway library. Forth street. The tourney was continued there, and the following are the completed scores for the evening'.

1 H. Moi’ris 1 T. J. McCann 0 2 H. Robins o J. Patterson (i 2 .1. Pattei'Son 0 c. Land (.1 2 s. Horan 0 c. Land 0 1 P. J ordan 0 s. Homn 1 1 w. Adcock 1 R . Policy 0 1 c. Ward 0 M. O’Byrne 1 0 c. Ward 0 J. Patterson — 1 R. Pol ley 0 S. Horan 1

Wins Draws Wins 2 J. Patterson 0 D. Peace 0 1 R. Pol ley 1 C. Land 0 2 J. McLean 0 P. Jordan 0 2 R. Policy 0 D. Peace 0 0 C. Land 0_ H. Robins 1 1 W. Adcock 1 C. Ward 0 0 I). Peace 0 H. Robins 2 1 M. O'By me 0 J. Patterson 1

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 16, 3 August 1907

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