Monday, July 22

Canadian Championship: Morrison defends title in Winnipeg, repeats as Champion

From Winnipeg comes word that John Stuart Morrison of Toronto has once again captured the Canadian Championship, defending the title he claimed at the Montreal tourney of 1910.  Morrison and Charles Blake of Brandon, Manitoba shared first place ex aequo in this year's eight-man round-robin event with identical scores of 5 wins and 2 draws, necessitating a tie-break match in which Morrison prevailed by the score of 3 victories to 1.  Morrison will be familiar to American chess aficionados from his participation in the Second American National Tournament at New York earlier this year; Blake, an attorney by profession, won the 12th Western Championship at Excelsior, Minnesota two years ago, and has an earlier runner-up finish in the Canadian Championship to his credit, achieved at the Toronto tournament of 1908-09.

We have received three games from the recent Championship, which concluded on the 15th inst. Two are wins by Morrison earned during the round-robin tourney; the other is the lone victory scored by Blake in the play-off match.  They are all herewith appended.



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