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Further particulars are given by "Pegasus" in the News of the World regarding the sculling races which took place the lest day or two. The sweep* 6 take a were £200 each, with a sum of £500 added by a few aquatic patrons. The entrants were William Beach, John feemer, Wallace Rosa, George Perkins, Neil Matteraon, Peter Kemp, and George Bubear. A deposit of £25 each was paid with the entry, to form part of the stake money, and "Pegasus" guarantees the £500, notwithstanding that neither Hanlan nor Gaudaur have entered, and that Beach objects to the title of Champion of the World (and the empty honors attached thereto) being included in the conditions. The first prize (or less in proportion) was to be £1200, the second £400, third and fourth £150 eacb. The seven who entered were to pay up the remainder of their deposits as follows :— £so each at the White Hart, Barnes, at any time before 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 17 ; £50 each at the Star and Garter, Putney, at any time before 8 p.m. on Monday, Augu't 9 ; and the final deposit of £75 eaoh, to be made good in the hands of Mr W. Innes (who Is hereby appointed final stakeholder), at the Star aDd Gaiter, Putney, between the hours of 7 and 8 p.m. on Friday, August £7, when the names of competitors were drawn ia pairs, and in the first or any succeedin r draw, the first name taken from the hat was to be entitled to "a row over " if the competitors represent an odd number, but only one " bye " was to be allowed in drawing. The first heat was to be rowed from two skiffs moored 20 yards apart, just below the West London Eailway Bridge at Wandswortb, finishing at a flag. boat opposite Gwynne's at Hammersmith. The second heat was to be rowed from two skiffs moored twenty yards apart opposite Biffen'a at Hammersmith, finishing at a flag-boat just below the Strand on the Green Railway Bridge, near Kew, after high water on Monday, August 30. The third beat was to be rowed down from the strand on the Green Bridge to Biffen's. On the second day the Wandsworth to Hammersmith, and Hammersmith to Eew courses were again to be rowed over in the second round, but the final heat was to be rowed on the championship course, starting from Putney Bridge at one hour before high water, and finishing opposite the Ship at Mortlake. The umpire was to be nominated at the final deposit, but if the competitors do not agree, Mr Innes was to appoint one, also a distance judge. All the minor arrangements, steamboat chartering, &c, to be settled by the competitors. In the event of either of the seven entrants failing to comply with these conditions, he was to forfeit the amount he bad deposited.

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THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD., West Coast Times, Issue 6313, 6 September 1886

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THE SCULLING CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. West Coast Times, Issue 6313, 6 September 1886

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