the end of the year)
|1 pr.||H., E. and J. Bettmann (see notes)|
|2 pr.||A. B. Block|
The solving tourney comprised two categories for problems: the General Tourney (with problems in not less than 3 moves) and the Junior Tourney (with problems in 2 moves). The latter was for solvers who had not known the
the game for more than one year. For both these categories, problems were
contributed as part of the composition tourney.
No account of how many problems were contributed has been found. A count of problems labelled as
composed for the Commercial
and published under the
General Tourney and
indicates that one #4, nineteen #3, and eight #2 = 28 problems were
received. (One #3 by T. J. Grotjan was published as original by mistake,
and has not been counted.)
Of the seven solving tourney winners, two abstained from voting.
A comma has been added to the names
H., E. and J. Bettman; the
Cincinnati Commercial did not include one, giving the impression
of there being two authors instead of three.