The eighth annual intercollegiate chess tournament, which took place at New York during the Christmas recess, resulted in a victory for Harvard, with Columbia second, Yale third, and Princeton last. This was Harvard's sixth consecutive victory. E. R. Perry '03, by winning four and drawing two of his six games, won the highest individual honors. C. T. Rice '01 tied for third position, with three victories and two drawn games to his credit.
The tournament was held in the rooms of the Columbia Grammar School. Play began on Monday, December 25, and lasted until Saturday, December 30. Harvard and Columbia were so evenly matched that the result was in doubt until the last game had been played. Harvard led until the third round, when victories by Falk (C) and Sewall (C), and an adjourned game between Rice (H) and Hunt (P) gave Columbia the lead. The Rice-Hunt game was later adjidiciated in favor of Harvard and, by the fifth day's play. Harvard had again taken the lead which she successfully held until the end.
The results of each day's play and the points scored were as follows:
Monday, Dec. 25.
Perry (H) defeated Falk (C).
Cook (Y) drew with Henley (P).
Sewall (C) defeated Hunt (P).
Rice (H) defeated Morgan (Y).
Score -- Harvard, 2; Columbia, 1; Yale 1-2; Princeton, 1-2.
Tuesday, Dec. 26.
Falk (C) drew with Cook (Y).
Perry (H) defeated Henley (P).
Sewall (C) defeated Rice (H).
Morgan (Y) drew with Hunt (P.).
Score--Harvard, 3; Columbia, 2 1-2; Yale 1 1-2; Princeton, 1.