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1900

1/1-   8TH  SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW.

ROBERT STEWART WINS TITLE.

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FEB.   GREATER NEW YORK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MANHATTAN.

J. MCENTEE WINS TITLE.

FEB??? 3RD NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

L.T. BROOKING WINS TITLE.

2/22  TEAM MATCH.

ALL NEW ENGLAND VS BOSTON  80-71-83  (64-A-SIDE) at BOSTON.

MARCH-APRIL  22ND LANARKSHIRE TOURNAMENT.

A RECORD 50 ENTRIES.

ROBERT SCOBBIE RETAINS TITLE, WINNING FOR THE THIRD TIME IN A ROW.

4/2   DUMFRIES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

W. DOBSON WINS TITLE.

4/4  HARRY FREEDMAN BEGINS SECOND TOUR OF AMERICA.

4/14  ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at LONDON. ALLAN HYND WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE FIRST TOURNEY TO UTILIZE THE 20 MOVES PER HOUR RULE, AS OPPOSED TO THE STANDARD 5 MINUTE RULE. THIS TOURNAMENT WAS MARRED BY A CONTROVERSY, AS IN THE FINALS, ALLAN HYND MADE TWO CONSECUTIVE MOVES. HIS OPPONENT, H. JACOB OF LONDON, CLAIMED THE GAME. HOWEVER, THE RULING COMMITTTEE DEEMED THAT THE GAME SHOULD BE REPLAYED. JACOB REFUSED, AND THE TITLE WAS AWARDED TO HYND. 

APR.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FINAL.

HARRY JACOB VS ALF JORDAN 1-0-15 DRAWS.

JACOB WINS TITLE.

MAY.  5th NEW ZEALAND DRAUGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INVERCARGILL.

D. A. BRODIE RETAINS TITLE.

MAY  12 GAME PURSE MATCH. 

HARRY FREEDMAN VS. DR. A. SCHAEFFER 0-0-12 DRAWS at MANHATTAN. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER PLAYER, VOL. 2, NO. 10, MAY 1900.

6/4  7TH LANCASHIRE VS YORKSHIRE COUNTY MATCH.

18-13-22 DRAWS at MANCHESTER.

6/6   20 GAME MATCH -$ 50 PURSE.  

HARRY FREEDMAN VS. MELVIN  POMEROY 2-1-37 DRAWS at PHILADELPHIA. AFTER 20 DRAWN GAMES, ANOTHER BLOCK OF 10 DRAWN GAMES WAS PLAYED. IT WAS THEN DECIDED TO PLAY TEN MORE RESTRICTED GAMES, WITH FREEDMAN WINNING THE MATCH. LATER, FREEDMAN GAVE THE OPINION THAT POMEROY WAS THE STRONGEST PLAYER HE HAD COME UP AGAINST IN THE UNITED STATES. A REMATCH WAS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER, WHICH FREEDMAN REPORTEDLY WON.

JUNE??? HARRY  FREEDMAN VS. CHARLES HEFTER 1-1-17 at CHICAGO, IL .

9/13-15  $100 STAKE MATCH.
J. MAIZE VS. G. ELLIS 6-2-9 DRAWS at PITTSBURGH, PA.
10/12   DEATH OF JOHN McKERROW, DOUGLAS, SCOTLAND, AGED ABOUT 85. HE WAS WIDELY KNOWN AS A STRONG PLAYER IN THE MID 19TH CENTURY.
10/15- 11/6 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

RICHARD JORDAN VS. CHARLES F.BARKER 2-2-36 DRAWS 

at BOSTON.    

JORDAN RETAINS TITLE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MATCH ENDS, HARRY FREEDMAN, WHILE IN CHICAGO, ISSUES A CHALLENGE TO EITHER PLAYER FOR $500 AND "THE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP". 

 

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IMAGE FROM THE JORDAN VS. BARKER MATCH GAMES BOOK
SEATED; LEFT-RICHARD JORDAN-DEFENDING CHAMPION,
RIGHT- CHARLES BARKER-CHALLENGER.
STANDING; LEFT-GEORGE CROOKSTON-JORDAN'S TIMEKEEPER, CENTER-A.J. KIRBY-REFEREE, RIGHT-ISIAH BARKER-BARKER'S TIMEKEEPER.

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1901

1/1-   9TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.
ROBERT STEWART RETAINS TITLE.
1/11   TEAM MATCH.
MARKHAM VS. SUTTON (ONTARIO) 54-39-37 DRAWS at SUTTON.
JAN.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. 
ALFRED JORDAN WON UNCHALLENGED AND GAINED PERMANENT POSSESSION OF THE BELCHER CUP.
FEB.  BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
H. P. HOLLOWAY BEATS F. F. SMITH TO RETAIN TITLE.
2/22   TEAM MATCH. 
BOSTON VS. ALL NEW ENGLAND  WITH 87-A-SIDE.
143-88-111 DRAWS at BOSTON.

FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

TRUMAN JACKSON WINS TITLE.

3/20  TOURNAMENT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF SOUTHWESTERN MANITOBIA at MALITA.
W.J. BARCLAY WINS TITLE.
APR.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP 
ALF JORDAN VS RICHARD ATWELL  4-2-2 DRAWS.
APR.  LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON.
ROBERT SCOBBIE RETAINS TITLE.
SPRING???  6TH NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PALMERSTON NORTH.
JAMES GARDINER WINS TITLE.
5/27  TEAM MATCH.
SOUTH OF ENGLAND VS. NORTH OF ENGLAND 23-21-21 DRAWS at BIRMINGHAM.  (34 BOARDS)
5/30   NEW HAMPSHIRE CHECKER ASSOCIATION FORMED. LYMAN STEARNS ELECTED PRESIDENT.
AUG.   BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT DRAUGHTS LEAGUE FOR CLUBS WAS FORMED IN ENGLAND.
DEC.  FINAL ISSUE OF LYMAN STEARNS "NORTH AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD" PUBLISHED.
DATE??? RICHARD ATWELL SUGGESTED A 3-MOVE OPENING RESTRICTION. THIS WAS NOT ADOPTED UNTIL THE 1930'S.
 
 
 
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1902

1/1-  10TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW.

ROBERT STEWART RETAINS TITLE. HARRY FREEDMAN, JUST RETURNING FROM AMERICA , DENIED ENTRY INTO THE TOURNAMENT.

2/22  TEAM MATCH.

ANNUAL BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND MATCH 136-121-96 at BOSTON. (91-A-SIDE).

FEB.??? NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

TRUMAN JACKSON RETAINS TITLE.

FEB.???  MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF MICHIGAN, USA.

NEWELL  BANKS VS. J. McGREEVEY 6-1-13 DRAWS.

BANKS WINS TITLE

MARCH  MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. USA.

H. CAIRNS VS. MATTY  PRIEST 5-1-21 DRAWS at PHILADELPHIA.

CAIRNS WINS TITLE

3/1 DEATH OF  F.W. DRINKWATER, CARDIFF, AGED 55

3/29-  6th ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LEEDS.

ALBERT CAIN WINS TITLE.

PLAYED ON 2-MOVE RESTRICTION.

ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT G. A. GELSTHORP PRESENTED A SILVER CUP FOR THIS COMPETITION

APRIL  24th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

G. M. BONAR WINS TITLE.

FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP OF SHEFFIELD.

T. BIGGS WINS TITLE.

7/12-21  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.  

RICHARD JORDAN VS HARRY FREEDMAN  7-1-21 DRAWS at EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

JORDAN RETAINS TITLE

SEPT.   MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF NEW ZEALAND.

J. GARDINER VS. D.A. BRODIE 6-5-13 DRAWS at DUNEDIN

GARDINER WINS TITLE.

WINTER ???  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

W. HALLIWELL WINS TITLE, DEFEATING W. BLAKELY IN THE FINALS.

 

 

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1903

1/1-  11TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.
JAMES FERRIE WINS TITLE.
FEB??? NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

WM. KELLY WINS TITLE.

2/22  TEAM MATCH. 

ANNUAL BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND MATCH 124-86-104 at BOSTON.

4/11-14  4TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH.
ENGLAND VS. SCOTLAND  22-15-76 DRAWS at NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.
MAY  25th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.
WILLIAM ANDREWS WINS TITLE.
MAY  RICHARD JORDAN RESIGNS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LEAVING THE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS VACANT UNTIL ROBERT STEWART DEFEATED NEWELL BANKS IN 1922.  
MAY  2nd CHAMPIONSHIP OF SHEFFIELD.
G. JEWITT WINS TITLE.
11/26  TEAM MATCH.
MASSACHUSETTS VS NEW YORK  7-1-25 DRAWS at BOSTON  (10 BOARDS). OVER 400 SPECTATORS.
 
 
 
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1904

1/1-   12 SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.
JAMES FERRIE RETAINS TITLE.
FEB.  LONDON MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.  
ALFRED JORDAN VS RICHARD ATWELL 2-0-3 DRAWS at ???
2/22  TEAM MATCH.
BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND MATCH 139-92-82 DRAWS at BOSTON.

FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

WM. KELLY RETAINS TITLE.

APRIL   8TH ANNUAL NEW ZEALAND DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WANGANUI.
? GARDINER WINS TITLE.
4/2-  7th ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MANCHESTER.
HERBERT MORRALLWINS TITLE.
SPRING???  3rd CHAMPIONSHIP OF SHEFFIELD.
GEORGE JEWITT RETAINS TITLE.
SPRING 26th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND. 80 COMPETITORS.
F. BROWN WINS TITLE.
7/27  DEATH OF ROBERT MARTINS, FORMER CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.
9/5  STAKE MATCH FOR $200.00.
NEWELL BANKS VS. THOMAS J. HARRIGAN 5-0-11 DRAWS at ???
 
 
 
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1905

1/2-  13TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. A RECORD 28 ENTRIES.

GEORGE BUCHANAN at GLASGOW

1/28   ROBERT STEWART SETS A NEW RECORD FOR SIMULTANEOUS BLINDFOLD PLAY - 25 BOARDS  19-0-6 DRAWS at CARLISLE, ENGLAND.

FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

L.T. BROOKING WINS TITLE.

FEB.  NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP.

W. CHRISTIE WINS TITLE.

2/22  BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND  166-101-110 DRAWS at BOSTON, MA.

FEB.  MANCHESTER VS LONDON 16-14-14 DRAWS at MANCHESTER.  29-A-SIDE. THIS WAS LONDON'S FIRST DEFEAT AGAINST A PROVINCIAL TEAM.

3/14-25  1ST INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

GREAT BRITAIN VS UNITED STATES  73-34-284 DRAWS at BOSTON, MA.

"R.D. YATES, CHECKER PLAYER" PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM TIMOTHY CALL

SPRING  4th SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE JEWITT RETAINS TITLE

SPRING  27th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.

ROBERT SCOBBIE WINS TITLE.

1st GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. THERE WERE 67 ENTRIES.

A.B. SCOTT IS FIRST WINNER OF THE "CORPORATION CUP".

SUMMER  MAINE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

E. K. CHAPMAN VS FREMONT IRISH (HOLDER)  3-1-16 DRAWS.

CHAPMAN WINS TITLE

8/08  DEATH OF WILLIAM FLEMING, MARKHAM, ONTARIO, AGED 64. HE CLAIMED TO BE UNDEFEATED CHAMPION DRAUGHTS PLAYER OF CANADA FROM 1868 UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 1890, BUT THIS CONFLICTS WITH RECORDS OF OTHER CANADIAN TITLE MATCHES.

WILLIAM FLEMING
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8/14  DEATH OF ROBERT FRAZER, PARTICK, AGED 61.

SEPT.  WILLIE GARDNER (WITH A SEVERE COLD!) SETS  A NEW RECORD FOR SIMULTANEOUS BLINDFOLD PLAY  - 28 BOARDS  10-6-12 DRAWS at SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND. THIS RECORD STILL STANDS.

10/18 DEATH OF HARRY JACOB, LONDON, AGED 33.

11/17  DEATH OF WILLIE CAMPBELL, GLASGOW, AGED 49. A SCOTTISH INTERNATIONAL, EXPERT BLINDFOLD PLAYER AND FIRST GAMES EDITOR OF "THE DRAUGHTS WORLD".

 

 

 

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WINTER  2nd YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP at LEEDS.

WILLIE GARDNER WINS TITLE. 

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1906

FIRST AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED BY F. BERG at PORTLAND, OR.  L.L. GRAINGER PRESIDENT. 

1/1- 14TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

GEORGE BUCHANAN RETAINS TITLE.

2/22  TEAM MATCH.

BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND ANNUAL MATCH 162-80-90 DRAWS at BOSTON.

FEB??? NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

CHAS. LEE WINS TITLE.

3/10-  28th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.

ROBERT SCOBBIE RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING?  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP at COLUMBUS.

H. O. NEWCOMB VS C. C. CLARK  17-10-13 DRAWS.

NEWCOMB WINS TITLE.

4/26-28  OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

C. C. CLARK VS H. O. NEWCOMBE 12-11-18 DRAWS.

CLARK WINS TITLE.

4/16-  8th ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LONDON.

JOHN ALEXANDER WINS TITLE.

SPRING  5th SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE JEWITT RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING  2nd GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

GEORGE SMITH WINS TITLE.

6/17  DEATH OF HARRY PILLSBURY AT PHILADELPHIA, AGED 33 (BORN 5 DEC 1872). US CHESS CHAMPION AND A MASTER CHECKER PLAYER.

SEPT.  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES.

JAMES VS C. C. CLARK

FIRST MATCH  7-4-9 DRAWS.

JAMES WINS TITLE.

SECOND MATCH  6-4-10 DRAWS.

JAMES RETAINS TITLE.

THIRD MATCH 7-5-8 DRAWS.

JAMES RETAINS TITLE.

9/4-7  JUVENILE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF US.

NEWELL BANKS VS. HERBERT BROWN 8-5-27 DRAWS at INDIANAPOLIS, IN

BANKS WINS TITLE

11/27-28  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BELLEFONTAINE.

CHARLES C. CLARK WINS TITLE.

AUTUMN  PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

FRANK E. BERG VS BOWE 5-4-41 DRAWS at PORTLAND,OR.

BERG RETAINS TITLE.

AUTUMN  3rd YORKHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP at LEEDS.

WILLIE GARDNER RETAINS TITLE.

AUTUMN  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

ALF JORDAN VS M'KELVIE 3-1-2 DRAWS.

DEC.  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, ONT.

WILLIAM T. WALTON WINS TITLE.

ILLINOIS CHECKER ASSOCIATION IS ORGANIZED at CHICAGO.

 

 

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1907

1/1-  15TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

GEORGE BUCHANAN RETAINS TITLE.

JAN.  A KANSAS STATE ASSOCIATION IS FORMED.

JAN.  FIRST KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

C. J. WILLIAMSON WINS TITLE.

1/22-24  5TH  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP.

J. O. K. SMITH at DES MOINES

2/22  BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND  137-106-92 DRAWS at BOSTON.  (88-A-SIDE)

FEB.  10TH NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

C. W. CHAMBERS WINS TITLE. 

3/16  3rd GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

ALEC BATTERSBY WINS TITLE.

3/18-23  1ST  AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER WINS TITLE OF FIRST AMERICAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPION. HAVING ALREADY HELD THE TITLE OF AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPION, HE IS RECOGNIZED AS THE UNDISPUTED AMERICAN CHAMPION. 

SPRING  6th SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE JEWITT WINS FOR THE 5TH SUCCESSIVE TIME.

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SPRING   29th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.

ALEX INGLIS WINS TITLE.

SPRING  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALLAN HYND IS FIRST HOLDER OF THE "WALLER CUP".

4/1-   9TH ENGLISH TOURNAMENT at  LONDON .

ALF JORDAN WINS TITLE. 

THIS WAS THE FIRST ENGLISH TOURNEY TO BE PLAYED ON THE ALL-ROUND PRINCIPLE

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4/25  NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

HENRY W. SHANNON WINS TITLE.

4/26-28 OHIO STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

H.O. NEWCOMB VS. C.C. CLARK 12-11-18 DRAWS at ???

NEWCOMB WINS TITLE.

MAY  THE LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP CUP BECOMES THE PROPERTY OF ALFRED JORDAN, NO CHALLENGE HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

5/20- ALFRED JORDAN VS JOHN HYND 2-1-23 DRAWS at LONDON.

5/28  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

CHARLES HEFTER WINS TITLE.

5/30-31  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LIMA. 

CHARLES C. CLARK WINS TITLE.

JUNE IST ISSUE OF THE CHECKER WORLD, EDITOR LYMAN STEARNS.

7/14  INDIANA STATE  MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

A.N. LOGAN VS. A.R. DOSSETT 5-3-12 DRAWS at INDIANAPOLIS.
SUMMER    PRESTON KETCHUM VS W. P.  BOWE 20-6-24 DRAWS. THE MATCH WAS ACTUALLY STARTED IN APRIL 1906 BUT WAS INTERRUPTED BY THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE!
9/7- WILLIE GARDNER VS. R.T. WARD  2-2-8 DRAWS at LEEDS.
10/30  THE CLEVELAND CHESS AND CHECKER CLUB IS ORGANIZED at CLEVELAND, OH.
11/5  MEETING at PITTSBURGH TO ORGANIZE A PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION.
DEC.?  KANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.
C. J. WILLIAMSON RETAINS TITLE.
 
 
 
 
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1908

1/1- 16TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

JAMES FERRIE WINS TITLE. 

FEB.  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY at ???

C.P. REYNOLDS WINS TITLE.

2/22  TEAM MATCH.

BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND  147-134-131 DRAWS (106-A-SIDE) at BOSTON, MA.

FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

L.T. BROOKING WINS TITLE.

4/20- 10TH ENGLISH TOURNAMENT at LEEDS.
ALF JORDAN WINS TITLE.

APRIL  1ST ONTARIO CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at TORONTO.

JOSEPH L. GARVIN WINS TITLE.

THIS EVENT WAS POORLY ADVERTISED, AND ONLY 9 PLAYERS ENTERED - ALL FROM THE TORONTO AREA.

4/23  NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

L. M. STEARNS WINS TITLE. 

SPRING  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT IS HELD ON THE ALL-ROUND SYSTEM FOR THE FIRST TIME.

ALF JORDAN WINS CHAMPIONSHIP.

SPRING  YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP.

WILLIE GARDNER WINS FOR THE THIRD TIME IN SUCCESSION.

SPRING  30th LANARKSHIRE TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.

A. LAMBIE WINS TITLE. 

SPRING  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP at LIVERPOOL.

HERBERT MORRALLWINS TITLE. 

SPRING  4th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

GEORGE SMITH WINS TITLE

SPRING  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DUNEDIN.

FRANK E. HILLIKER WINS TITLE. 

5/29-30  7th OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SANDUSKY.

H. O. NEWCOMB WINS TITLE.

5/30-31  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTat CHICAGO.

JACOB MANN WINS TITLE.

SUMMER  7th SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.

T. BIGGS WINS TITLE

9/10-12 1ST SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA, GA.

CAPT F.B.FISHBURNE WINS TITLE.

11/2-   AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER VS. JAMES A. DROUILLARD 10-2-31 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY, KS.
BARKER RETAINS TITLE.
11/2   DEATH OF JOHN HEDLEY.
NOV.  OHIO MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
H. O. NEWCOMB VS. DR. S. D. LOGAN 10-1-7 DRAWS at ??? 
NEWCOMB RETAINS TITLE.

NOV.  10 GAME MATCH.

NEWELL BANKS VS. H. B. REYNOLDS 2-0-8 DRAWS at ???

FALL/WINTER ???  9th LANCASHIRE VS YORKSHIRE COUNTY MATCH 15-6-25 DRAWS at MANCHESTER.

"THE LITERATURE OF CHECKERS" PUBLISHED BY W. T. CALL.

 

 

 

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1909

1/1-  3RD KANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

C. J. WILLIAMSON WINS FOR THE THIRD TIME.

1/1- 17TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

GEORGE M. BONAR.

2/3-6  12TH NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.

W. KELLEY WINS TITLE.

FEB.  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

JOHN HENDERSON WINS TITLE.

2/22  BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND  197-156-157 at BOSTON. A RECORD 131-A-SIDE.

3/6  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

ALLAN HYND VS HERBERT MORALL  3-0-2 DRAWS.  (BOTH FORMER ENGLISH CHAMPIONS)

3/8-10  KANSAS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP at MOUNT HOPE.

C. J. WILLIAMSON VS JOHN DOUGHERTY  7-6-17 DRAWS.

WILLIAMSON RETAINS TITLE.

3/30-31  KANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

C. J. WILLIAMSON VS J. B. MARSHALL  5-2-11 DRAWS at LEON.

WILLIAMSON RETAINS TITLE

MARCH   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP, AGAIN PLAYED ON THE ALL-ROUND SYSTEM.

ALFRED JORDAN RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP.

MARCH-APRIL  5th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSIP TOURNAMENT.

A.B. SCOTT WINS TITLE. 

MARCH  DEATH OF RICHARD ATWELL, LONDON,  AGED 35. A TOP LONDON PLAYER, AND AUTHOR OF "SCIENTIFIC DRAUGHTS".

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4/12-  11th ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SOUTHPORT. AS THERE WERE ONLY 10 ENTRIES IT WAS HELD AS AN ALL-PLAY-ALL EVENT.

ALF JORDAN RETAINS TITLE.

APRIL  NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

HERMAN HAYES WINS TITLE.

4/17-29  CHARLES W. LAWSON VS JOHN T. BRADFORD 9-7-8 DRAWS at NEW YORK.

APRIL  FINAL OF THE 31st LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND.

JOHN GALL WINS TITLE.

APRIL  10TH NEW ZEALAND TOURNAMENT at  ???

J. A. BOREHAM WINS TITLE.

4/12-  VICTORIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE.

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.

5/20 DEATH OF CLARENCE FREEMAN, FORMER AMERICAN CHAMPION, AGED 49 (BORN 7 DEC 1859).

"WORLD-BEATER" CLARENCE FREEMAN
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5/31-6/1  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TOLEDO.

H. O. NEWCOMB RETAINS TITLE.

7/6   DEATH OF CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER, AMERICAN CHAMPION, AGED 51.

AMERICAN CHAMPION CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER
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IMAGE FROM THE DRAUGHTS MARVEL

8/8-15  1ST CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT at CEDAR POINT, OH.

CHARLES C. CLARK IS THE FIRST WINNER OF A SILVER LOVING CUP DONATED BY THE CEDAR POINT RESORT COMPANY.

8/7/18  AUSTRALASIAN TOURNAMENT at BRISBANE.
J.A. BOREHAM WINS TITLE. 

SUMMER  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

FRANK R. WENDEMUTH WINS TITLE

8/26-27  2ND SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA, GA.

CAPT F. B. FISHBURNE RETAINS TITLE.

10/30  THE FIRST SUGGESTION FOR AN ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WAS MADE AT THE EDA AGM IN SOUTHPORT.

11/13  1ST TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON.

B. J. GREER WINS TITLE. HOWEVER, HE DECLINES TO DEFEND HIS STATUS AS STATE CHAMPION IN A MATCH. AS A RESULT, THE CHALLENGER, J.F. BARWICK, CLAIMS THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. 

DEC.  OHIO STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

H.O. NEWCOMB VS. GUY GARWOOD (NORTH WEST OHIO CHAMPION) 8-2-4 DRAWS.

NEWCOMB RETAINS TITLE.

DATE?  FIRST OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT.

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