|pr.||C. A. L. Bull|
|m.||B. G. Laws (see notes)|
The problem tourney was not restricted to problems of any particular type or
length. There was no known requirements for mottos, and problems were
published under the name (or signature) of their composers.
While the problem tourney ran concurrently with the solving tourney, only nine of the published problems were competing for the prize. Those problems were 15, 20, 21, 23, 25, 30, 33, 35 and 38.
The winners of the solving tourney and the main judges of the composition tourney were F. J. Howitt, J. D. Tucker, R. P. G., and F. R. Adcock. The adjudication is not described.
The tourney received additional problems for competition, but they appear to have been excluded by faults found by pre-publication examination.
In the brief report, the problem second in rank after the prize winner was declared to be prb. 38 by B. G. Laws.
Prize: C. A. L. Bull
Key: 1. a3
Source: Norwich Mercury, i. 10741 (1888-04-21), p. 3, prb. 15