The first shoot this season for the Mallinckrodt cup, which was presented to the Harvard Shooting Club last year by E. Mallinckrodt Jr. '00, will be held this afternoon on Soldiers Field.
The cup was given to take the place of the Bancroft cup, which Mallinckrodt won last year. It is to be contested for under practically the same conditions that governed the former competitions. These conditions may be stated as follows: Cup matches, in which each competitor is to shoot at twenty birds thrown at unknown angles, shall be held once a month during the shooting season, the cup to become the permanent property of the man winning it three times in succession or six times in all. The name of the winner of each shoot, with his score and the date of the match will be engraved on the cup.
Only one match has been shot up to this time and as that was won by H. W. Sanford '00, who graduated last year, none of the present competitors have victories to their credit.