|1 pr.||M. Lopez (5 problems)|
|2 pr.||B. W. La Mothe|
|3 pr. =||G. J. Dougherty|
|3 pr. =||C. H. Wheeler|
|4 pr. =||S. Hiatt|
|4 pr. =||S. D. Sturgis|
|5 pr.||G. K. Lloyd|
|6 pr.||A. F. Rockwell (2 problems)|
There seems to be no description of the award/prize allocation process.
The following is an attempt to present what is known.
The total prize fund consisted of 1000 chess magazines, which would be used as prizes for both the composition tourney and the associated solving tourney. There is no description of how the allocation between the two tourneys were done; in the end 600 magazines were used for the problem prize fund and 400 magazines to the solving fund.
The judges nominated five prizes each without any communication among themselves. Their reports were summed up as follows (the table contains problem numbers;
/ indicates a shared award):
|1 pr.||2 pr.||3 pr.||4 pr.||5 pr.|
|G. E. Carpenter||16/29||16/29||46||48||1/37|
|J. S. D. Hopkins||15||29||16||48||10|
|A. F. Mackenzie||21||46||45||9/15||9/15|
|W. E. Perry||15||31||45||29/37||29/37|
The method for transforming these separate reports into a
single prize list is not known. In two of the entries in the original
table (G. E. Carpenter 5th pr. and W. E. Perry 5th pr.) there are indications that these awards may only have counted for ½.
The tourney also included a solving tourney in which two of the judges took prizes for solutions: 1 pr. E. Woodard and 3 pr. J. S. D. Hopkins.
While the Chess Journal Tourney book is not mentioned, and no obvious information is missing, it might contain additional information about this tourney.
1st Prize: M. Lopez
Key: 1. Rh1
Source: Chess Journal, i. 128 (Oct., 1889), p. , prb. 6
[?] = other key move
Key: 1. cxd4 [?]
Source: Chess Journal, i. 128 (Oct., 1889), p. , prb. 10
Key: 1. Qe3
Source: Chess Journal, i. 128 (Oct., 1889), p. 40, prb. 16
Key: 1. Qf2
Source: Chess Journal, i. 130 (Dec., 1889), p. 29, prb. 29