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1940
JAN???  MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.
SIMON FORGETTE WINS TITLE.
2/5-9  NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.
R.A. McCORMICK WINS TITLE, DEFEATING LLOYD MILLS IN THE FINALS 3-2-5 DRAWS.
2/10-11  ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
R. HUNTLEY WINS TITLE. 
2/10-11  ILLINOIS 101 COUNTY TOURNAMENT at SULLIVAN.
RICHARD FORTMAN WINS TOURNEY.
2/11-12  MISSOURI VALLEY TOURNAMENT at ???
GEORGE FARLEY WINS TOURNEY. STANLEY BLOCK WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
2/22   IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
BOBBY MARTIN RETAINS TITLE, HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY.
"FAMOUS POSITIONS IN THE GAME OF CHECKERS", WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED BY BEN BOLAND, NEW YORK.
"THE MODERN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHECKERS" RELEASED, BY WILLIAM RYAN.
3/1-2  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SPOKANE.
WON BY HOWARD ERICKSON.
3/3-4  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.
WON BY FRANK A. MILLER. THE WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION HAD SPLIT INTO TWO, WITH EACH HOLDING ITS OWN EVENT.
3/8-9  ALABAMA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TALLASSEE.
LLOYD TAYLOR WINS TITLE.
"LET'S PLAY CHECKERS" BY T. WISWELL & K. GROVER RELEASED.
KEN GROVER
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3/9  NEW JERSEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
TOM LaRACY DEFEATS CHARLES JOLLY 2-1-5 DRAWS IN THE FINALS TO WIN TITLE. WILLIAM COLLAN WINS "EXPERTS TOURNAMENT". HARRY SWANSON WINS MINOR TOURNEY.   
3/16-17  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SULLIVAN. 58 ENTRIES.
EUGENE WINTERS WINS TITLE.
3/25-26  WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF.
E. E. REES VS. GRAHAM DAVIES  0-0-4 DRAWS IN FINAL.
REES WINS TITLE AS DAVIES HAS TO RETIRE. 
APRIL   TEAM MATCH  BRONX (A.J. MANTELL, ABE HERMAN,MILTON LOEW, WILLIAM RYAN)   VS.   MANHATTEN (HAROLD FREYER,TOM WISWELL, DAVE ZEVENIA, OLIVER MAURO)
BRONX TEAM WINS 4-3-9 DRAWS. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKERIST 1940 VOL 2 # 2,3.
SPRING  KENTUCKY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MAYSVILLE.
RAYMOND FIELDS RETAINS TITLE.
SPRING   NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP.
WON BY W. M. STEEL.
SPRING   CORNISH TOURNAMENT at REDRUTH.
WON BY W. F. GLASSON.
SPRING  ABERDEEN CHALLENGE CUP.
WON BY A. DOUGLAS.
SPRING   ABERDEEN LEAGUE WON BY J. PIRIE.
8/14-16   SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at HENDERSONVILLE, NC.
BASIL CASE RETAINS TITLE.
8/31-9/5  NEW YORK STATE CHECKER ASSN. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SCHENECTADY, NY.
WILLIAM RYAN WINS TOURNAMENT.
9/2-  MICHIGAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at FLINT.
ROBERT OMANS WINS TITLE.
10/12   B. CASE VS L. TAYLOR 4-2-4 DRAWS at BIRMINGHAM, AL. US.
BASIL CASE
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11/11-16  NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON. 71 ENTRIES.
SAUL WESLOW WINS TITLE.
DEC   MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
RAY GOULD RETAINS TITLE.
12/30-  KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.
G. FARLEY VS CHARLES MUNSON  2-1-11 DRAWS IN FINAL.
FARLEY WINS TITLE. 

The real "forgotten man" in the checker world is not the average player, but the champion. Starve the champions, and you'll surely starve the game, too !!
WILLIAM RYAN

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1941
JAN   DEATH OF BERT TITUS, AGED 70, at MINNEAPOLIS. HE WAS A PROBLEMIST AND EXHIBITION PLAYER, REMEMBERED CHIEFLY FOR HIS WORK ON THE "PHANTOM FOX DEN" POSITION.
2/10    DEATH OF DENNIS PAGE OF WELLINGBOROUGH, ENGLAND, AGED 12. KNOWN AS THE "BOY WONDER", HE WAS THE ENGLISH BOY CHAMPION AND HAD BEATEN MANY WELL-KNOWN PLAYERS, INCLUDING THE WELSH CHAMPION, GRAHAM DAVIES.
2/21-25   OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SHAWNEE.
J. W. P. HALL WINS TITLE.
2/22-23  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at EVERETT.
HOWARD ERICKSON RETAINS TITLE.
2/23-25  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DAVENPORT.
BOBBY MARTIN WINS TITLE FOR THE 7TH TIME IN A ROW.

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MARCH.  CROWN ME !
EASTERN COLOR PRINTING- FAMOUS FUNNIES # 80
3/22-23  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SULLIVAN.
51 PLAYERS ENTERED.
H. B. MASON WINS TITLE.
APRIL   20 GAME EXHIBITION MATCH FOR $100 PURSE.
NEWELL BANKS VS. BASIL CASE 1-1-18 DRAWS at MIAMI, FL. US.
6/24  DEATH OF HARRAH B. REYNOLDS, AGED 69 at HILLSDALE, MICH, HAVING LIVED MAINLY at BUFFALO, NY.
HE PLAYED IN THE 1905 AND 1927 INTERNATIONALS AGAINST GREAT BRITAIN AND WAS THE ONLY MAN TO PLAY IN EVERY ACA TOURNEY.
6/27  DEATH OF FRED HOPEWELL HOGUE, AGED 69 at LOS ANGELOS, CA.
7/4-  OHIO VALLEY CA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY at MOUNT STERLING, KY.
PROF. RAYMOND FIELDS VS. HARLAND RICHARDS  1-0-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.
FIELDS WINS TITLE.
7/4-5  NORTH CAROLINA TOURNAMENT at ASHEBORE.
HARRY S. ANDERSON VS. R. W. GARRIS 3-1-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.
ANDERSON WINS TITLE.
8/11  DEATH OF RETIRED WORLD CHAMPION ROBERT STEWART, AGED 68 at KELTY, SCOTLAND.
8/13-14  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE, NC .
BASIL CASE RETAINS TITLE. 
AUG.   ALEX CAMERON VS. L.M. LEWIS 4-3-30 DRAWS at ASHEVILLE, NC.
9/1    DEATH OF CHARLES HEFTER, AGED 80, at KANKAKEE, IL. (BORN 28 DEC. 1860)
DEC.  NEW ORLEANS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
W.D. ESPY WINS TITLE.
 
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1942

JAN.   FOLLOWING THE USA'S ENTRY INTO THE SECOND WORLD WAR , LOCAL AND REGIONAL AMERICAN CHECKERS COMPETITIONS CONTINUED ALMOST AS NORMAL, BUT THERE WOULD BE NO US NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS UNTIL 1946.

1/17-  CHICAGO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

ROY HUNT BEAT BOBBY MARTIN 1-0-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.

HUNT WINS TITLE.

2/2-6  NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

LOYD MILLS RETAINS TITLE. GALE MILLS WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.

2/21-23 ALABAMA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM.

LLOYD TAYLOR RETAINS TITLE.

2/21-23  OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ADA.

E. H. GILL WINS TITLE.

2/21-24  SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at VERMILLION.

WILLIAM LEMLER WINS TITLE.

2/22-23  ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

J. F. GIDCUMB WINS TITLE. S.E. YARBROUGH WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.

2/22-24  MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

NATHAN COHEN WINS TITLE.

FEB. WASHINTON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

WILLIAM McGREEVEY WINS TITLE.

FEB.  20 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH .

KENNETH GROVER VS. LOUIS GINSBERG  5-1-12 DRAWS at MIAMI.

FEB. 30 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

TOM WISWELL VS. ALEX CAMERON  5-1-21 DRAWS at MIAMI.

FEB.  20 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.    

NEWELL BANKS VS. TOM WISWELL  4-0-16 DRAWS at MIAMI.

3/2-4  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ESTHERVILLE.

M. C. BASCOM WINS TITLE.

3/14-15  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SULLIVAN.

E. WINTERS WINS TITLE.

6/8-11  GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LAGRANGE.

ED STEPHENSON WINS TITLE.

7/4-5  TENNESSEE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at JACKSON.

J. T. TERRY VS. HARLAND RICHARDS IN FINAL 2-1-5 DRAWS.

TERRY WINS TITLE.

7/27   DEATH OF LAWRENCE M. LEWIS OF WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA. HIS BODY WAS PULLED FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, AN APPARENT SUICIDE. HE WAS ONE OF THE TOP MASTER PLAYERS IN THE U.S. FOR MANY YEARS, SCORING VICTORIES IN MANY MATCHES, AND SECURING TOP POSITIONS IN MANY REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS.

7/27-29   32ND TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PARIS.

G. A. SHADDIX WINS TITLE.

8/9-  CEDAR POINT ANNUAL TOURNAMENT WON BY J. E. SMITH, BUT ENTRY WAS RESTRICTED, THE STRONGEST PLAYERS BEING BARRED.

8/12-14  35TH SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at GREENVILLE, SC.

BASIL CASE WINS TITLE FOR THE 4TH TIME IN A ROW.

9/5-  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

CARL BRADY WINS TITLE.

9/5-  MICHIGAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at FLINT.

STEPHEN FAIRCHILD WINS FOR THE 5TH TIME IN 6 YEARS.

9/6-7  MINNESOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

HENRY L. LOBER WINS TITLE.

9/7-8   VIRGINIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at FARMERSVILLE.

A. E. BAKER WINS TITLE.

11/11-  NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

PAUL KASEMEOTES WINS TITLE.

TORONTO MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

HERMAN STEPHEN VS E. V. THOMPSON  0-0-8 DRAWS. 

STEPHENS RETAINS TITLE AFTER THOMPSON RETIRES.

NOV  NEW JERSEY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NEWARK.

WILLIAM GABLE WINS TITLE.

EIRE DRAUGHTS CLUB FORMED at DUBLIN.

TOURNEY WON BY W. GUERIN. CHALLENGE CUP IS WON FOR SEVERAL YEARS BY D. STEWART.

 

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1943

1/23-25  SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WATERTOWN.

S. B. MORRISON WINS TITLE.

2/5 NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HOLDREDGE.

ERNEST CLAY WINS TITLE.

2/20-21 ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

EUGENE LEWIS WINS TITLE.

2/20-21  ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM.

H. L. FREEMAN WINS TITLE.

3/20-21  38TH ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SULLIVAN.

BOBBY MARTIN WINS TITLE.

JUNE  AN AMERICAN PLAYER RECEIVED A MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF POSTAL CENSOR SAYING THAT GAMES PROBLEMS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO BE SENT FROM THE USA BY INTERNATIONAL MAIL!  (WARTIME SECURITY)

6/14-15  GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA.

JOHNNIE MITCHELL WINS TITLE.

7/26-27  TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.

SAM BINGHAM WINS TITLE.

8/9-  CEDAR POINT ANNUAL TOURNAMENT WON BY EUGENE WINTER.

SUMMER   CHICAGO CITY TOURNAMENT.

BOBBY MARTIN VS. J. W. PECHER IN FINAL  1-0-9 DRAWS.

JULY  TENNESSEE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.

C. D. McKENNON WINS TITLE.

SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM, AL.

BASIL CASE RETAINS TITLE.

9/5-6  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

LEE MUNGER WINS TITLE.

9/5-  MINNESOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

O. A. HOLT (WINNER ON 8 OCCASIONS) SHARES TITLE WITH E.D. BARTEL.

9/6-7  VIRGINIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at RICHMOND.

W. W. FOLKES WINS TITLE.

10/22  DEATH OF JOHN T. DENVIR, CHICAGO, AGED 84. A NOTED CHECKERS AUTHOR, HE ALSO COMPETED ON THE AMERICAN TEAM IN THE 1905 INTERNATIONAL MATCH WITH GREAT BRITAIN. 

NOV.  NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

GERARD LECLAIR WINS TITLE.

 

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1944

2/7-8  NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.

LLOYD MILLS WINS TITLE.

DATE???   TOM WISWELL’S “CHECKER MAGIC” IS PUBLISHED.

2/12-13  ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

H. L. FREEMAN RETAINS TITLE.

2/25-27  KANSAS STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at EMPORIA.

GEORGE FARLEY WINS TITLE.

2/26-27   OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.

E. L. LOFT WINS TITLE.

2/27  ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

J.F. GIDCUMB WINS TITLE.

3/18   39TH ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALTON.

RUDY MUNZINGER WINS TITLE.

3/21   IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at OTTUMWA.

GEORGE HUBER AND LOREN LAMB SHARE TITLE.

4/6-8  ONTARIO TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON.

NORMAN STEPHEN WINS TITLE. CLASS B TOURNEY WON BY J.C. STEELE.

SPRING ??? MONTANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

ARNOLD H. MILLER WINS TITLE.

6/12-  30TH GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

W. Q. GRESHAM WISN TITLE.

7/1-  3RD TENNESSEE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.

HARLAND RICHARDS WINS TITLE.

7/21-22  SOUTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SPARTENSBURG.

B. J. HORD RETAINS TITLE.

8/9-  CEDAR POINT ANNUAL TOURNAMENT  WON BY J. C. DWORSKY.

8/6-  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE, TENN.

BASIL CASE WINS TITLE FOR THE 6TH YEAR IN SUCCESSION.

8/21-23 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON.

MARVIN REX WINS TITLE.

SUMMER ??? SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

WON BY S. B. MORRISON.

9/3-6  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TERRE HAUTE.

WALTER HELLMAN WINS TITLE.

9/3-4 MINNESOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

ED BARTELS WINS TITLE.

9/3-6  KENTUCKY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BEREA.

HENRY D. ROBERTSON WINS TITLE.

SEPT.  VIRGINIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

CARL GUSS AND ELLIS BAKER SHARE TITLE.

11/4-12/10  PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH (3-MOVE).

KENNETH GROVER VS. JESSE HANSON   4-2-23 DRAWS at TACOMA AND SEATTLE.

GROVER WINS TITLE.

GAMES PUBLISHED IN "TWENTIETH CENTURY CHECKERS" MATCHBOOK.

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1945

1/1  NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

RAY GOULD WINS TITLE.

1/1  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

JOHNNIE SPRAGUE WINS TITLE.

1/12-14  KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at EMPORIA.

GEORGE FARLEY WINS TITLE FOR THE 6TH CONSECUTIVE TIME.

2/11-13  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DAVENPORT.

GEORGE HUBER AND BOBBY KENNEDY SHARE TITLE.

2/11-   WASHINGTON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

R. JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

2/17-18  OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.

E. H. GILL WINS TITLE.

2/22-23  ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOBILE.

JESSE HUDSON WINS TITLE.

2/22-23  ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TUESON.

RAYMOND FIELDS WINS TITLE.

3/17-18 ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAXTON. A RECORD ENTRY OF 66 PLAYERS.

LEO SANDERS WINS TITLE.

3/25  NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

WON BY ??? STRANDQUIST.

3/30-31  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

A. FULTON WINS TITLE.

SPRING   OHIO JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY MARION TINSLEY, AGED 17.

4/15  LOUISIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WEST MONROE.

STANLEY BLOCK WINS TITLE.

6/11  GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA.

JONNIE MITCHELL WINS TITLE.

6/25-27  TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

S. R. LeMAY WNS TITLE.

8/5   UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FINAL.

WILIAM PILCHER WINS TITLE.

8/6-   CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT WON BY GENE ZUBER.

8/15-18  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at ROANOKE, VA.

W. Q. GRESHAM WINS TITLE.

AUG.  INDIANA  CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

LEE MUNGER WINS TITLE.

AUG.  KENTUCKY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

RAYMOND FIELDS WINS TITLE.

9/2-4 MINNESOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

ED JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

11/12-16   NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

GERARD LECLAIR WINS TITLE.

NOV.   CALIFORNIA CHECKER ASSOCIATION IS FORMED. THE FIRST ISSUE OF ITS OFFICIAL ORGAN APPEARS - "CALIFORNIA CHECKER CHATTER", EDITED BY F. H. WARREN.

12/28-1/3  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at FINDLAY.

J. L. WILSON WINS TITLE. 

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1946

JAN.  OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ENID.

E. H. GILL WINS TITLE. 

JAN.???  KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

J. M. STULL WINS TITLE.

1/1-5  MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

RAY GOULD WINS TITLE FOR THE 26TH TIME.

2/4-7    47TH NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at CENTRAL CITY.

ROY McCORMICK WINS TITLE.

2/10   IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SPIRIT LAKE.

AL GRAETTINGER WINS TITLE.

2/12  CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PASADENA. THE FIRST STATE TOURNAMENT OF THE NEWLY FORMED CALIFORNIA CHECKER ASSOCIATION.

ALFRED PADRON WINS TITLE.

2/22   SOUTHWESTERN MAINE TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

MEL TINKHAM WINS TOURNEY, NATE COHEN RUNNER UP.

2/22    SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TOURNAMENT at MANKATO.

THIS TOURNAMENT WAS NOT FINISHED AT THIS TIME, BUT WAS FINISHED AT BLUE EARTH ON MARCH 3.

MR. ??? PANKONIN WINS TITLE.

2/23-24   9TH ARIZONA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

M. B. JOHNSTON WINS TITLE.

2/23-24   ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM.

MAURICE CHAMBLEE WINS TITLE.

2/22-3/3   WASHINGTON STATE CHECKER ASSOSIATION TOURNAMENT at ABERDEEN.

ALBERT R. JOHNSON RETAINS TITLE.

3/3    NORTHERN OHIO CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

3-WAY TIE FOR FIRST PLACE BETWEEN MERTON SMITH, E.J. LESKO AND TOM ELLISON. 

3/9-10   WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

ALBERT TUTTON WINS TITLE.

3/13  DEATH OF REX B. WOOD, AGED 69, AT GARY, IN. EDITOR-PROPRIETOR OF "WOOD'S CHECKER PLAYER" MAGAZINE. HE SPENT 35 YEARS AS A CHECKER PUBLISHER, STARTING WITH "RUBE'S CHECKER CLIPPER" IN 1911.

3/16-22  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

CARROLL BINSACK VS CHARLES H. HOLLOW 2-1-7 DRAWS IN FINAL.

BINSACK WINS TITLE. 

3/23  41ST ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAXTON.

LEO SANDERS RETAINS TITLE.

3/30  1ST NEW MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLOVIS.

J. E. SNOWDER WINS TITLE.

4/20-22  36TH TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

JOHN DAZIO WINS TITLE.

4/22- ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORQUAY.

W. F. GLASSON (CORNISH CHAMPION) WINS TITLE.

4/22-25  WELSH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF.

A.G. HUGGINS vs GRAHAM DAVIES  1-0-9 DRAWS IN FINAL.

ALF HUGGINS WINS TITLE.

MAY  SUPERMAN ENJOYS A GAME OF CHECKERS.

ACTION COMICS # 96, PUBLISHED BY DC COMICS.

ACTION COMICS # 96 PUBLISHED BY DC COMICS.
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5/6-15   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  2-MOVE. 

SAM COHEN (BRITISH CHAMPION) VS JAMES MARSHALL (FIFESHIRE CHAMPION)  6-3-31 DRAWS at  LONDON.

COHEN RETAINS TITLE.

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5/20-31  11TH AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION (ACA) TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE, TN. 54 ENTRIES.

WALTER HELLMAN VS EDWIN HUNT IN FINAL 0-0-20 DRAWS. HUNT RETIRED FOR BUSINESS REASONS.

HELLMAN WINS TOURNAMENT. GAMES PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD VOL.1, NO.1 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.

5/26-28    SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at CLARK.

R.H. WEBER WINS TITLE.

DATE???  SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

WON BY FRED BUCKLOW.

6/12    DEATH OF JAMES SHEFFIELD OF PROVIDENCE, RI. HE HAD BEEN RHODE ISLAND STATE CHAMPION, AND HAD BEEN ACTIVE IN THE GAME FOR OVER 5 DECADES.

6/16-26   3RD NATIONAL CHECKER ASSOCIATION (NCA) TOURNAMENT  at INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 38 ENTRIES.

WALTER HELLMAN VS KENNETH GROVER IN FINAL  2-1-5 DRAWS.

HELLMAN WINS TOURNAMENT. GAMES PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, VOL.3, NO.1 , JANUARY 1949 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.

7/13-14   BIRMINGHAM CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

MAURICE CHAMBLEE WINS TITLE, DEFEATING LLOYD TAYLOR IN THE FINALS 1-0-3 DRAWS.

8/4-10  ANNUAL CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT WON BY MARION TINSLEY.

AUG.   AS ANNOUNCED IN THE PAGES OF "WOOD'S CHECKER PLAYER", HARLAND RICHARDS IS THE NEW OWNER AND PUBLISHER OF THE MAGAZINE,  IT (THE MAGAZINE) HAVING BEEN PUBLISHED BY THE WIFE OF REX WOOD SINCE HIS PASSING SEVERAL MONTHS EARLIER.   

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8/21-9/6 AMERICAN CHECKERIST’S "TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS" at NEWARK ,NJ., WITH 61 ENTRANTS.

WILLIAM RYAN VS MARION TINSLEY 2-1-11 DRAWS IN FINAL.

RYAN WINS TOURNAMENT. CONSIDERED A U.S. NATIONAL TOURNEY.

MARION TINSLEY’S FIRST US NATIONAL TOURNEY.

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UNUSED SUBSCRIPTION FORM FOR "THE AMERICAN CHECKERIST" MAGAZINE. THIS PUBLICATION RAN THROUGHOUT THE 1940'S, AND IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FINEST CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS PERIODICALS TO EVER SEE PRINT.
 
 

8/31  DEATH OF ALBERT CHARLES ("A.C.") HEWS, AGED 67, at CANTERBURY. ONE OF ENGLAND'S GREATEST PROBLEMISTS (THE "STROKE KING").

11/2-5  SOUTHERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS.

LLOYD W. TAYLOR WINS TITLE.

12/27-1/2  OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

MARION TINSLEY, AGED 19, WINS TITLE.

ALEX CAMERON VS. KEN GROVER 3-1-3 DRAWS at ???

"LEARN CHECKERS FAST" BY TOM WISWELL IS PUBLISHED.

12/30-1/4   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at KANSAS CITY, KS. 25 ENTRANTS.

EUGENE FRAZIER VS GEORGE W. FARLEY 3-1-6 DRAWS IN FINAL.

FRAZIER WINS TITLE. 

EUGENE FRAZIER
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1947

1/1-  SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAISLEY. THE FIRST TOURNEY SINCE 1939.

JAMES MARSHALL VS JAMES MACFARLANE  3-2-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

MARSHALL WINS TITLE.

1/11   IN ENGLAND THE BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION IS FORMED. IT WAS RENAMED THE WARWICKSHIRE DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION 3 YEARS LATER.

1/13  DEATH OF WILLIE GARDNER, LEEDS, AGED 83 (BORN 21 FEB 1863). AN ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL AND BRILLIANT BLINDFOLD PLAYER, HOLDING THE RECORD OF 28 GAMES PLAYED BLINDFOLD SIMULTANEOUSLY.

1/30   SIX GAME MATCH

WILLIE RYAN VS. NORMAN STEPHEN 2-0-3 DRAWS at TORONTO.

JAN.  VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1 OF "ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD" RELEASED. "SUCCESSOR TO ECB WEEKLY AND WOOD'S CHECKER PLAYER (UNITY)".

2/3   48TH NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.

LLOYD MILLS DEFEATS KENNETH SWANSON IN THE FINALS, AND WINS TITLE.

2/9-  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at IOWA FALLS.

HOWARD OWEN WINS TITLE.

2/14-17  CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SAN JOSE.

NEAL SCHALLER WINS TITLE.

TOURNEY SPONSORED BY THE STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION.

2/22   BOSTON MASTER'S TOURNAMENT.

WILLIAM LINK WINS TOURNEY. 16 YEAR OLD RICHARD HALLETT CREATES A SENSATION BY KNOCKING OUT RAY GOULD IN THE THE FIRST ROUND.

2/22   WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at TACOMA.

HOWARD ERICKSON WINS TITLE.

2/24  ANOTHER CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, HELD BY THE LOS ANGELES CLUB AND WON BY BILL BEATY.

2/22-25  ALABAMA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOBILE.

BASIL CASE VS MAURICE CHAMBLEE IN FINAL 1-0-3 DRAWS.

CASE WINS TITLE.

2/26   DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

HARRY LIEBERMAN WINS TITLE.

MARCH ???  20 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH

DAVID ZEVENIA VS. CARROLL BINSACK 3-2-15 DRAWS at DETROIT.

3/1-3  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAXTON.

BOBBY MARTIN WINS TITLE.

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

E.H.MARTIN WINS TITLE.

APR. ???  NATIONAL CHECKER FOUNDATION TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

OSCAR APPLE WINS TITLE.

APR.   STENSON TRIBBLE FROM GEORGIA  ADVERTISES IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD  THAT HE IS STARTING A MAIL PLAY LADDER. "TRIBBLE'S LADDER" WOULD RUN FOR MANY YEARS, AND BECOME A REGULAR FEATURE IN THE AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION BULLETIN.

4/4-6  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO. WILLIAM RYAN VS NORMAN STEPHEN 1-1- 4 DRAWS IN FINAL.

RYAN AND STEPHEN ARE CO-CHAMPIONS. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, VOL. 1, NO. 5, MAY 1947.

4/7-  ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WISBECH.

JACK LATHAM WINS TITLE.

"BANKS' BLINDFOLD MASTERPIECES" BY NEWELL BANKS IS PUBLISHED.

"BOLAND'S MASTERPIECES IN THE GAME OF CHECKERS" BY BEN BOLAND IS PUBLISHED. THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PROBLEM BOOKS.

SPRING  WISCONSIN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at RIO.

FRANK STOKES WINS TITLE.

4/13   NEW MEXICO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLOVIS.

T.E. WILLMON JR. WINS TITLE.

4/14   CENTRAL STATES TOURNAMENT at PARSONS, KS.

MAURICE CHAMBLEE WINS TOURNEY.

4/20   LOUISIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MONROE.

SAM MURCHISON WINS TITLE.

4/23-26   12 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

TOM WISWELL VS. LLOYD TAYLOR 3-1-7 DRAWS at BIRMINGHAM (AL) CHECKER AND CHESS CLUB (SPONSORS).

4/24   NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

HARVEY WILSON WINS TITLE.

5/18   MISSISSIPPI STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at JACKSON.

G.W. BABB WINS TITLE.

MAY.  1ST WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

H. P. "HARRY" HOLLOWAY WINS FINAL TO TAKE THE TITLE.

5/19   NEW JERSEY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at JERSEY CITY.

WILLIAM GABLE WINS TITLE.

5/30 -6/1  MICHIGAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at FLINT.

DAVID ZEVENIA WINS TITLE.

5/31   SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLARK.

WILLIAM LEMLER WINS TITLE.

JUNE   NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

JULIUS THORN WINS TITLE.

SUMMER    CHAMPIONSHIP OF BRISTOL AND DISTRICT WON BY J. A. KEAR.

7/4   NORTH CAROLINA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WINSTON-SALEM.

R.W. GARRIS AND BILL EUBANK CO-CHAMPIONS.

7/23-24   SOUTH CAROLINA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHARLESTON.

DR. J.E. SHAW WINS TITLE.

8/4-6 TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

T.R. MORRIS WINS TITLE.

8/4-    ANNUAL CEDAR POINT OUTING.

TOURNAMENT WON BY THOMAS O'GRADY.

U.S. JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. 

MARION TINSLEY VS MAURICE CHAMBLEE 3-2-25 DRAWS.

TINSLEY WINS TITLE.

8/19-21  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, ALA.

MAURICE CHAMBLEE WINS TITLE.

8/23 WARWICKHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at BIRMINGHAM.

H. P. HOLLOWAY VS W. JONES  3-0-1 DRAW.

SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY E. C. WHITING.

8/30  KENTUCKY  CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LEXINGTON.

RAYMOND FIELDS RETAINS TITLE. HIS 7TH WIN.

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8/30-31  WEST VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WESTON.
KARL PICKENS WINS TITLE.
SUMMER ???  DEATH OF STEWART S. "SUNSET" BELL AFTER A LONG ILLNESS, AT WOOD, WISCONSIN. A VERY WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED AMERICAN CROSSBOARD PLAYER.
SUMMER  10 GAME MATCH.
JACK DWORSKY VS. TOM WISWELL 2-1-7 DRAWS at BUFFALO.
8/30-9/1   NCA DISTRICT 6 AND INDIANA OPEN TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
MARION TINSLEY WINS DISTICT 6 OPEN TITLE, JOHN SPRAGUE WINS INDIANA STATE TITLE.
SEPT. ???  MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

ED BARTELS WINS TITLE.

9/1-3  VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NEWPORT.

GEORGE WALKER RETAINS TITLE.

9/1  AFTER YEARS OF INTENSE RIVALRY THE AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION (ACA) AND NATIONAL CHECKER ASSOCIATION (NCA) AGREE TO A MERGER, WITH THE LATTER NAME TO BE CONTINUED.

SEPT.???   MONTANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

GEORGE HENDERSON RETAINS TITLE. 

SEPT. ??? OREGON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

A.A. McDOUGAL WINS TITLE.

10/2-  NEWELL BANKS ESTABLISHED A NEW ENDURANCE RECORD at DETROIT, MICH.  HE PLAYED 4 HOURS PER DAY AT BLINDFOLD CHESS AND CHECKERS FOR 31 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. HE LOST ONLY ONE GAME IN NEARLY 1000 CHECKER GAMES PLAYED, AND  SET A NEW BLINDFOLD CHECKERS SPEED RECORD BY PLAYING AND WINNING 51 GAMES IN 4 HOURS.

11/9-11   NCA DISTRICT 7 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at BROOKINGS, SD.

ELMER WAGNER WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

11/11   WEST TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BIG SPRING.

A.C. PRESTON WINS TITLE.

11/11   NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

DAVE ROBERTS WINS TITLE, DEFEATING 17 YEAR OLD RICHARD HALLETT IN THE FINALS. SELECT GAMES OF HALLETT'S PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, VOL.2, NO.3, MARCH 1948.

11/27-31  NCA DISTRICT 4 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG, SC.

S.S. HALLMAN WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARDVOL. 2, NO.1, JAN. 1948.

11/27-29  NCA DISTRICT 5 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM, AL.

MAURICE CHAMBLEE WINS DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.  

DEC.   OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

MARION TINSLEY WINS TITLE.

12/13-14  TEXAS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP at ITALY.

DR GEORGE H. KINSER VS WILLIAM W. TAYLOR  4-1-6 DRAWS.

KINSER WINS TITLE.

12/26-27  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH FOR NEW YORK STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

JACK C. DWORSKY VS TOM WISWELL  2-1-9 DRAWS at BUFFALO.

DWORSKY RETAINS TITLE.

DEC.   "WOOD'S LADDER",  A MAIL PLAY LADDER THAT ORIGINATED IN THE PA. DONORA HERALD NEWSPAPER, THEN WAS CONTINUED IN WOOD'S CHECKER PLAYER, MAKES ITS FIRST APPEARANCE IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD.

DEC.  OSWESTRY AND DISTRICT DRAUGHTS CLUB FORMED IN ENGLAND.

DEC.  DEATH OF JAMES B. MARSHALL IN WICHITA, KS. HE WAS FORMER KANSAS STATE CHAMPION.

STAFFORDSHIRE DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION FORMED.

STAFFORDSIRE CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY W. BAILEY.

GUERNSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS, CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WON BY W. E. V. PETIT.

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1948

JAN.   KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at OTTAWA.

GEORGE W. FARLEY VS EUGENE FRAZIER 3-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

FARLEY WINS STATE TITLE FOR THE 7TH TIME.

JAN.  8th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ROSYTH.

JAMES MARSHALL VS JAMES MACFARLANE  1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

MARSHALL WINS TITLE.

JAN.  OKLAHOMA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ENID.

ALVIN L. CROMER WINS TITLE. 

JAN. ??? IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at IOWA FALLS.

ROBERT KENNEDY WINS TITLE.

1/1-2  38TH MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

R. S. GOULD WINS STATE TITLE FOR THE 28TH TIME.

2/2-5   NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.

LLOYD MILLS WINS TITLE FOR A THEN RECORD FIFTH TIME.

2/13-15   CALIFORNIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SAN JOSE.

LEROY CARITHERS WINS TITLE.

2/21-23   WASHINGTON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

B. VIGFUSSEN WINS TITLE.

2/22   SOUTHWESTERN MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND, MAINE.

NATE COHEN WINS TITLE.

2/23   MASSACHUETTS OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

RICHARD HALLETT WINS TITLE.

2/23-24   CENTRAL STATES TOURNAMENT at PARSONS, KS.

JEFF CLAYTON AND GENE FRAZIER TIED FOR FIRST PLACE.

2/24-25  TEXAS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP at ORANGE.

H.T. SAMPLE VS GEORGE H. KINSER   2-1-9 DRAWS.

SAMPLE WINS TITLE.

2/28-29   WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WAUKESHA.

ELMER WAGNER WINS TITLE.

3/6   CHICAGO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

RALPH BANKS WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE FINAL ROUND OF THE TOURNEY, WHICH BEGAN ON JANURARY 6.

3/20-21  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAXTON.

R. S. MURDOCK WINS TITLE.

3/26-27   5TH ONTARIO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON.

PROF. W. R. FRASER VS VAN EVERY 3-0-1 DRAW IN FINAL.

FRASER WINS TITLE.

3/29-4/3  ENGLISH DRAUGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at BOLTON, LANCASHIRE.

PERCY A. CRABBE WINS TITLE.

SPRING  NORTH OF ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY J. P. CARLING.

SPRING ???  DRAUGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT OF IRELAND at ???

TOMOTHY J. DONALDSON WINS TITLE, DEFEATING R. WATSON IN THE FINALS 2-1-3 DRAWS.

SPRING.  BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP, ENGLAND.

H. P. HOLLOWAY WINS FINAL TO TAKE TITLE.

APRIL  19TH AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT at SYDNEY. 

R.E. CHAMBERLAIN WINS TITLE. THE PREVIOUS TOURNEY WAS IN 1938.

4/4   CENTRAL TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

S. CHAMBERS WINS TITLE.

4/11-12  3RD NEW MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALBUQUERQUE.

ELBERT M. PEEPLES WINS TITLE.

4/22   NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CONCORD. THE TOURNEY WAS STARTED AT THIS TIME, AND THEN FINISHED SEVERAL WEEKS LATER.

EDWARD BERGERON WINS TITLE.

SPRING   YORKSHIRE DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION IS RE-FORMED.

5/1   FOLLOWING A VOTE BY ITS MEMBERS, THE NATIONAL CHECKER ASSOCIATION FORMED BY LAST YEAR'S MERGER ADOPTS A NEW NAME - THE AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION.

C. HINOTE PRESIDENT,  W. CRAIG TREASURER,  R. MUNZINGER SECRETARY.

 

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5/30-31  SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROOKINGS.

CHARLES D. WADE WINS TITLE.

6/4   DEATH OF HERBERT SANDERSON, AGE 87, IN ORLANDO, FL. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN CRITIC AND PROBLEMIST DURING THE 1880'S.

6/9-13  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE, NC. 54 ENTRIES.

L. W. TAYLOR BEAT RAYMOND FIELDS IN FINAL.

TAYLOR WINS TITLE.

6/25   TOM WISWELL AND KEN GROVER BEGIN AN AMERICAN EXHIBITION TOUR THAT WOULD LAST UNTIL SEPTEMBER, AND COVER EVERY SECTION OF AMERICA, WITH THE LONE EXCEPTION OF THE WEST COAST. THIS JOURNEY WOULD TALLY UP CLOSE TO 10,000 MILES OF TRAVELING DISTANCE.

SUMMER.   WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

H. P. "HARRY" HOLLOWAY WINS FINAL TO RETAIN THE TITLE.

7/5-7  NORTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WILMINGTON.

HARRY S. ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

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7/12   GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MONROE.

GRADY TRAYLOR WINS TITLE.

SUMMER  MANCHESTER AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY J. JEPSON.

SUMMER??? OLD DOMIINION CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF VIRGINIA at WASHINGTON, D.C.

CARL GUSS WINS TITLE.

SUMMER   LOUISIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMMOND.

JAMES BACKSTROM WINS TITLE.

8/3-17  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3- MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS. ASA LONG  2-1-47 DRAWS at DETROIT, MI, & CEDAR POINT, OH. 

HELLMAN WINS TITLE.

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8/9-  ANNUAL CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT WON JOINTLY BY THOMAS O’GRADY AND MARION TINSLEY.

8/16-26 16TH US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD TX.

MARION TINSLEY VS MAURICE CHAMBLEE IN FINAL  2-0-5 DRAWS.

TINSLEY WINS HIS FIRST U.S. NATIONAL TOURNAMENT.

THIS IS THE FIRST U.S. NATIONAL TOURNAMENT PROMOTED AND SANCTIONED BY THE NEWLY CREATED "AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION", AND IS THE SELF-PROCLAIMED "THREE-MOVE WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP CHECKER TOURNAMENT". 101 PLAYERS TOOK PART.

9/3-7  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  FINDLAY.

MARION TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE.

9/4-5   WEST VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

N.D. GOE WINS TITLE. 

9/4-7   INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

7TH ENGLAND VS. SCOTLAND, 25-17-100 DRAWS at PAISLEY.

9/4-  KENTUCKY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

ELZY LANGDON WINS TITLE.

9/4-6  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

LEO LEVITT, AGED 17, WINS TITLE.

9/4-14  NEW YORK MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROOKLYN.

WILLIAM RYAN BEATS TOM WISWELL IN FINAL.

RYAN WINS TITLE.

9/5-7   MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ST. PAUL.

M.R. STOKES WINS TITLE.

9/14   DEATH OF DR H. C. NEWLAND  (BORN 1883), AN ACADEMIC WHO BUILT UP THE LARGEST CHECKER LIBRARY IN CANADA. HE CONTRIBUTED A SERIES OF ARTICLES TO ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD ENTITLED "NEWLAND'S PROBLEM CHRONOLOGUES".

10/31-11/1  ACF DISTRICT 7 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at ROCHESTER, MINN.

ED BARTELS WINS DISTRICT TITLE.

11/25   ACF DISTRICT 4 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at ASHVILLE, NC.

CURTIS L. EFIRD WINS DISTRICT TITLE.

CHRISTMAS WEEK    KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at EUREKA.

EUGENE FRAZIER VS GEORGE W. FARLEY  3-0-6 DRAWS IN FINAL.

FRAZIER WINS TITLE.

DATE???  CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

E. MARTIN WINS TITLE.

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1949

1/1-  50th SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at RUTHERGLEN, LANARKSHIRE.

JAMES MARSHALL VS J. COLL 1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

MARSHALL RETAINS TITLE.

1/8 LANCASHIRE DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION RESUMES ACTIVITIES.

1/21-2/12  CHICAGO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

ROY HUNT VS R. D. BANKS  1-0-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.

HUNT WINS TITLE. FINALS GAMES PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, VOL.3, NO. 3, MARCH 1949.

1/26  LEEDS DRAUGHTS CLUB RE-FORMED.

JAN???  VERMONT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

QUINCY H. PERRY WINS TITLE.

JAN.  MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

RAY GOULD WINS TITLE.

2/6   TEXAS MATCH CHAMPIOSHIP.

DR. GEORGE KINSER VS. SAM BINGHAM 3-1-7 DRAWS at BAYTOWN, TX. KENNETH GROVER REFEREE.

2/19-20   ALABAMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOBILE.

L. W. TAYLOR WINS TITLE.

2/22    IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PELLA.

ROBERT KENNEDY WINS TITLE.

2/26   ANNUAL INTER-CITY MATCH at MANCHESTER.

MANCHESTER VS SHEFFIELD  23-13-11 DRAWS.

2/26   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH

JESSE B. HANSON VS. LLOYD W. TAYLOR 2-1-9 DRAWS at BIRGMINGHAM , AL.

FEB.  NEBRASKA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GRAND ISLAND.

LLOYD MILLS RETAINS TITLE.

MARCH   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

BASIL CASE VS. JESSE B. HANSON  1-0-9 DRAWS  at BIRGMINGHAM , AL.

3/6   NORTHERN OHIO CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

EUGENE WINTER WINS TOURNEY.

3/19-20   44TH  ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAXTON.

ANTHONY GURSKI WINS TITLE.

3/26-27   WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TOMAHAWK.

HOWARD OWEN WINS TITLE.

3/26   EASTERN KANSAS EXPERTS TOURNAMENT at IOLA.

ROUND ROBIN TYPE TOURNEY. EUGENE FRAZIER WINS FIRST PLACE.

SPRING   YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WON BY FRED BUCKLOW.

SPRING???    MISSOURI STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LEBANON.

ROY HENDRIX WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS RETAINED BY H. P. HOLLOWAY.

SPRING???   WASHINGTON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

RAWLAND TAPLETT WINS TITLE.

SPRING???   SOUTH TEXAS CHECKER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at  ???

MAJOR LOUIS E. WOODCOCK WINS FIRST PLACE, KENNETH GROVER RUNNER UP.

4/3-4   CONNECTICUT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHESHIRE.

HOWARD H. PECK WINS TITLE.

4/9-11   OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TULSA.

ANDREW DOSSETT WINS TITLE.

4/10-11   NEW MEXICO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at VAUGHN.

J. W. FANNING WINS TITLE.

4/16     TEN GAME MATCH

ED SCHEIDT VS. TOM WISWELL 2-2-6 DRAWS at NEW YORK CITY.

4/18-   ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LONDON.

JACK THORPE  VS. PERCY CRABBE  3-0-1 DRAW IN FINAL.

THORPE WINS TITLE.

4/28    NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

L. BUTTERFIELD WINS TITLE.

5/19-   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3-MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS. WILLIAM RYAN 4-4-42 at OKLAHOMA CITY, OK  & JOLIET, IL .

HELLMAN RETAINS TITLE.

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5/28-29   ACF DISTRICT SIX CROSBOARD TOURNAMENT at JOLIET, IL.

MARION TINSLEY AND ROY HUNT ARE  CO-CHAMPIONS.

5/29-30  SOUTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROOKINGS.

JOHN OVRID WINS TITLE.

6/11 FINAL OF THE BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE "REYNOLDS NEWS" CUP, at LONDON. THE LAST COMPETITION WAS HELD IN 1931.

MIDDLESEX VS GLAMORGAN  10-2-14 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN CUP.

6/19    UTAH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

A.R. STRANQUIST WINS TITLE.

JULY    NEWELL BANKS, IN THE PAGES OF ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, MAKES AN INDEPENDENT CHALLENGE TO WALTER HELLMAN FOR THE 3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. LATER, HELLMAN WOULD DECLINE THE CHALLENGE, CITING HIS DESIRE TO HELP PROMOTE THE UPCOMING US NATIONAL, AND HIS PREVIOUS AGREEMENT TO MEET NO ONE OTHER THAN THE US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT WINNER. 

7/4-  NORTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE.

R. W. GARRIS WINS TITLE.

7/11-14  GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BARNESVILLE.

W. Q. GRESHAM WINS TITLE.

7/20-21  SOUTH CAROLINA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GREENVILLE.

S. S. HALLMAN WINS TITLE.

7/25-30  CEDAR POINT ANNUAL OUTING.

MAJORS TOURNAMENT WON BY MARION TINSLEY.

MINORS TOURNAMENT WON BY GEORGE B. JONES.SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD, VOL.3, NO.9, SEPTEMBER 1949.

8/16-18  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG, SC.

S. S. HALLMAN WINS TITLE, DEFEATING R.A. ARMSTRONG IN THE FINALS 1-0-3 DRAWS, WHICH WERE PLAYED IN SPARTANBURG ON SEPTEMBER 24.

8/29-31  39TH TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

RUPERT BOESELT WINS TITLE.

AUG???  KANSAS "OPEN" TOURNAMENT at RICHMOND.

EUGENE FRAZIER VS ARZA FOGLE  2-0-4 DRAWS IN FINAL.

AUG???  ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOYLE PARK.

ROY BASSETT WINS TITLE.

SUMMER???   OLD DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

D. POWELL WINS TITLE.

SUMMER???   ARKANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  BOYLE PARK.

ROY BASSETT WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE FIRST TOURNEY SINCE 1941.

SUMMER???   KENTUCKY STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEMENT at LEXINGTON.

RAYMOND FIELDS WINS TITLE.

9/2-5  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

MARION TINSLEY RETAINS TITLE.

9/3-5   WEST VIRGINIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MORGANTOWN.

LINDSAY BREWER WINS TITLE.

9/3-5   MINNESOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ST. PAUL.

M.R. STOKES RETAINS TITLE. 

9/3-8   INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SOUTH BEND.

LEO LEVITT VS LEE MUNGER 2-2-10 DRAWS IN FINAL.

IT WAS AGREED THAT THE PRIZE MONEY WOULD BE SHARED, BUT LEVITT TO RETAIN THE TITLE.

9/9-10   CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

MARION TINSLEY WINS TOURNAMENT.

9/17-19   ACF DISTRICT 7 CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENT at TOMAHAWK, WI.

EVERETT FULLER WINS DISTRICT 7 TITLE.

9/17-24   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

BASIL CASE VS KENNETH GROVER  6-3-19 DRAWS at BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

11/12-16   15th NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HARTFORD.

RAY GOULD WINS TITLE. 

11/18-20   "MAGIC CIRCLE" SIX STATE TOURNAMENT at EUREKA, KS.

EUGENE FRAZIRE WINS TOURNEY.

11/24  GREATER NEW YORK MASTERS TOURNAMENT.

HAROLD FREYER VS. EDWARD SCHEIDT  1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

FRYER BECOMES CHAMPION OF NEW YORK CITY.

11/24   2ND ANNUAL SOUTHEASTERN DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE, NC.

CURTIS L. EFRID WINS TOURNEY.

12/27-30  KANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ELLSWORTH.

GEORGE FARLEY BEATS WILLIAM GREGG TO WIN TITLE.

DATE?  NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at PALMERSTON NORTH.

JIM MULVEY WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

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