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Draughts.

PROBLEM 18. (By J. T. Gordon, Sheffield, Eng.)

Black 3 4 9 13 17. White 5 6 25 29 ; Iving 1. Black to play and win

'An odd ending, and rather a novel finish, from the “Draughts World.”

SO LETT OX. PROBLEM 17. Black 2 6 12 13 26 27, kings 17 30 White 7 14 18 19 20 22, kings 3 11 White to plav and win—2o-16 1710 22-17 13-22 18-14 10-17 19-15 12-19 15-10 6-15 11-25 30-21 3-8 211 8-13, black wins. H. Robins and F. Logan- —Your solutions of above are correct.

GA ME 15. ‘‘ Cross.” Played in the tourney between J. McLean (black) and PL Robins (white). A very even game.

There was a good muster on Saturday evening. The i oil owing are the scores ;

“Another Wylliean Story/’—For the one guinea prize in Cassell’s Saturday Journal lately the following story is told of a box of cigars that the late Jas. Wyllie (so well-known as the “Herd Laddie’’), whose name is synonymous with all that is popular in the game of draughts, x'eceived from a German enthusiast during the course of his last battle with the exchampion Martins. “Mit dose cigars,” said the donor, “you can beat all the world.” “Ah, weel,” said Wyllie, in his canny Scotch manner, “I have to play Martins this afternoon.” “Never mind, me poy ; mit dose cigars you vjll plax ver’ goot.:’ Later in the day they met again, and Wyllie informed his friend that he had won the game with Martins that afternoon. “Ver’ goot ; I tell you it v a s de cigars.;’ “ I hardly think that,” said Wyllie. “But veil, did you nod smoke de cigars ?” " Me smoke them,” cried Wyllie: “ Na, na, 1 dinna smoke, ye ken, but I gied one to Martins !”

Thirteen players journeyed from Gore on Wednesday to play a match with Invercargill. The contest took place in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Esk street, a good number of onlookers being present- This match is regarded as the event of the year among draughts players in Invercargill, and the play was watched with consider-

able interest, especially at the top boards. The following are the scor-

Aiter the match the players adjourned to Brook’s City Hotel, and did justice to the good things provided by that estimable gentleman. A very enjoyable evening was spent. The following toasts were proposed ; —‘ The King,” by the Chairman (Mr J. Mulvey) ; “ Gore Clubl” by Mr Hutchins, responded to by Messrs E. Frobarth and G. Penny ; “Invercargill Club,” by Mr J. A. Mills, responded to by Messrs 1 Folley and Mulvey ; ” N.Z. Draughts Associa.sion.” by Mr W. McKinna, who made special reference to Mr J. Abernetty and the good work done by that gentleman as editor of the Draughts column in the Otago Witness ; ‘’Kindred Sports,” Mr Beaton. Songs were sung by Messrs Logan, J oboist on, Hutchins, and Ingram. Humorous recitations by Messrs Mulvey and Patterson caused much merriment. The singing of Auld Lang Syne brought a very pleasant evening to a close, and all agreed that it would do much to popularise the game if more such matches were held.

3i-ir. 24-20 11-15 28-1 S 6-10 32-28 8-11 22-17 15-24 27-28 11-1 5 28-19 4-8 17-13 3-8 23-19 15-24 20-16 10-14 13-61 14-18 1 9-1 0 2-9 25-22 14-28 28-1 9 18-25 26-19 8-11 29-22 7-14 30-20 9-14 31-27 12-19 15-19 5-9 10-7 26-30 22-17 19-23 21'17 9-13 7-3 30-25 26-22 8-12 17-14 1-5 3-S 25-21 19-15 a 2-i 6 18-15 10-19 8-11 21-25 17-10 1 6-20 22-18 19-23 1 1-15 25-22 27-18 23-2 6 (Drawn

Wins Draws Wins O M. O'Byrne 0 R. Folley 0 2 T. W. .Sutton 0 C. Land 0 2 T. J. McCann 0 W. Adcock 0 0 .1.Patterson 2 S. Horan 0 2 C. Ward 0 T. W, Sutton 0 1 P. Jordan 0 C. Ward 1 2 J. Patterson 0 P. Jordan 0 2 M. O’-Byrne 0 C. Land 0 1 H. Robins? 1 P. Jordan 0 1 T.. W. Sutton 1 W. Adcock 0

IX’GILL. GORE. .Wins, Draws. Wins. 1 J. Scott 1W. McTvinn a 0 2 H. Mox'ris 0 W. Tibbies 0 1° J. McLean 1 G. McKay 1 2 M. OByrne 1 J. A. Miils 0 1 P. Hutchins 1 W. Johnston 0 0 H. Robins 2 J. W. Smith 1 2 T. J. McCann 0 G. Taylor 1 1 F. Logan 0 E. Frobarth 1 0 J. Patterson 3 G. Penny 1 1 R. Folley 1 J. Beath 2 1 W. Adcock 2 C. Ingram 0 2 S. Horan 2 A. Cullen 0 2 P. Jordan 1 D.Ryan 1 15 15 8

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Draughts., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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Draughts. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 17, 10 August 1907

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