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1920

JAN.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at YPSILANTI.

W.T. COOPER WINS TITLE.

FEB??? ST. PETERSBURG "TOURIST TY"  at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

A.M. TUTTLE WINS TOURNEY. 

FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at CENTRAL CITY.
JOE BOYD WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE FIRST TOURNEY SINCE 1916.

FEB???  16TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

J. A. BUCHANAN WINS TITLE.

2/22-23 BOSTON CHECKER CLUB MEET at BOSTON .

JAMES J. LANNIN TOURNEY WON BY L.S. HEAD. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. I #6-8, 1921.

6/1  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

LOUIS GINSBERG VS. W.E. DAVIS  2-0-6 DRAWS at CATASAUQUA, PA.

GAMES PUBLISHED IN "CHECKER CLASSICS", 1922, BY

ERROLL SMITH.

6/20  PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALLENTOWN.

H.B. REYNOLDS WINS TITLE. G.H. KEARNS RUNNER UP. A.P. SCHMUTZ THIRD PLACE. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN "CHECKER CLASSICS", 1922, BY ERROLL SMITH. 

SUMMER ??? SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at AUGUSTA, GEORGIA.

C.M. ROBINSON WINS TITLE.

8/8-15   4th AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at CEDAR POINT, OH.  PLAYED ON THE 2-MOVE RESTRICTION.

JOHN HORR , AFTER COMING WITHIN ONE HALF POINT OF BEING RELEGATED TO THE MINORS, WINS TITLE. 

OCT.    FIRST ISSUE OF MANSON TEETZEL'S "AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY", THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION. 

12/25-CHRISTMAS WEEK  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

A.F. SAULSBERRY WINS TITLE.

12/27-29  WEST VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at HUNTINGTON.

DR. C. W. WARNOCK WINS TITLE.

12/28-29  11th VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT at MONTPELIER.

DAVID STEPHENS WINS TITLE.

DATE???  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at HELENA.
JOSEPH CANNING RETAINS TITLE.

DATE???  DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at ???

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. 

DATE???  AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT at BRISBANE. 

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE. 

 

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1921

1/1  MASSACHUSETTS STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION FORMED AT BOSTON. A STATE TOURNAMENT WAS HELD. W.E. DAVIS WINS TITLE.

1/1  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at SPRINGFIELD, OH.  

ASA LONG (16 YEARS OLD) WINS TITLE. LONG'S WINNING 

GAMES FROM THE FINALS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. I # 5 FEB. 1921.

1/1-2/???   1st CONNECTICUT STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at BRIDGEPORT.

FRANK McCLELLAN WINS TITLE.

JAN.  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

H.B. REYNOLDS VS. LOUIS GINSBERG 4-2-13 DRAWS at ERIE, PA. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. I  #5 FEB, 1921

1/1-3   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

FRED O'MELAY WINS TITLE.

1/3-6   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

WALTER L.SMITH WINS TITLE.

1/18-20  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

WILLIAM F. B. CLEVENGER WINS TITLE FOR THE FIFTH TIME.

FEB???  17TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

W. RODGERS WINS TITLE.

FEB.  MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

RAY GOULD WINS TITLE.

FEB.  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

JOHN HOWE JR. WINS TITLE.

2/8   NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at CENTRAL CITY.

WILLIAM FLEMING WINS TITLE.  

2/19   MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

JOHN STILES WINS TITLE.

2/22-23  BOSTON CHECKER CLUB MEET at BOSTON.

VICTOR TOWNSEND WINS JOSEPH J. LANNIN TOURNEY.  

BOSTON TEAM DEFEATS ALL NEW ENGLAND TEAM 97-96-69.

2/22-23  NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at WILLISTON.

JOHN MEYER WINS TITLE.

FEB.  ST. PETERSBURG "TOURIST TY"  at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

B.P. LAYNG WINS TOURNEY.

FEB.  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

JESSE B. HANSON VS. JOHN DOUGHERTY 4-2-13 DRAWS at LOS ANGELES

FEB.  "BANES CUP " TOURNAMENT  at CHICAGO, IL.

GEORGE  TANNER WINS TOURNEY AND TROPHY.

FEB.   EXHIBITION MATCHES.

NEWELL BANKS VS. V. TOWNSEND 0-0-10 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS.

NEWELL BANKS VS. E.C. WATERHOUSE 2-0-8 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS.

BELOW, NEWELL BANKS PREPARING FOR HIS UPCOMING MATCH WITH ROBERT STEWART, IN PRACTICE WITH A.J. HEFFNER. IMAGE CIRCA SPRING 1921.
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2/27   DEATH OF HENRY DARIUS ("H.D.") LYMAN at NEW YORK CITY. (BORN 1852.) AUTHOR OF "LYMAN'S PROBLEM BOOK".

3/1-   STAKE MATCH.

LOUIS GINSBERG VS. L.M. LEWIS 3-2-25 DRAWS at CHICAGO, IL.

MARCH   H.B. REYNOLDS TOURS MID-WESTERN AMERICA.

AT CHICAGO; 

VS. G. TANNER 8-0-10 DRAWS. 

VS. J. OLSON 5-0-5 DRAWS.

VS. W.E. THOMAS 2-0-3 DRAWS.

VS. G. RANDOLPH 5-3-8 DRAWS.

VS. H. BROWN 4-2-6 DRAWS.

SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

L. GINSBERG VS. H.B. REYNOLDS  5-3-11 DRAWS.

AT ST. LOUIS,   L.M. LEWIS VS. H.B. REYNOLDS  1-0-9 DRAWS.

AT CLEVELAND   J.T. BRADFORD VS. H.B. REYNOLDS  2-1-11 DRAWS.

SPRING ??? LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

F. KAISER RETAINS  TITLE.

EASTER WEEK  WELSH ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF.

P. THOMAS RETAINS TITLE.

4/15-16 SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

ASA LONG VS. F. O'MELAY 2-1-7 DRAWS at TOLEDO, OH. WINNING GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. IV, NO. 12 DEC 1924 

SPRING ??? WASHINGTON D.C. CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT.

F.E. POTTS WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY , VOL. I, NO. 12-14.

SPRING ??? FORMATION OF THE NATIONAL CHECKER CLUB, ST. PETERSBURG, FL. SHERMAN ROWLES, PRES.

4/28   NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT.

WILLIS HILL, JR. WINS TITLE.

MAY   FOUR 10 GAME EXHIBITION MATCHES.

H.B. REYNOLDS VS. J.T. BRADFORD

#1  1-1-8 DRAWS,  # 2   2-1-7 DRAWS,  #3   3-1-6 DRAWS,  #4  3-2-5 DRAWS,at CLEVELAND, OH. REYNOLDS WINNING MATCHES 2 ,3 AND 4.

MAY   IN AN EDITORIAL, AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY ANNOUNCES A 600 MEMBER SUBSCRIPTION RATE. 

5/30   J.T. BRADFORD VS. ASA LONG 3-0-7 DRAWS at TOLEDO, OH

7/4     NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE.

G.C. ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

7/18-  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

LOUIS GINSBERG VS. ALFRED JORDAN  3-1-25 DRAWS at CHIGAGO, IL

GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL I #13-14, 1921

AUG.   L.M. LEWIS VS. H.B. REYNOLDS  3-3-24 DRAWS at ST. LOUIS.

AUG.    EXHIBITION MATCH

GUY GARWOOD VS. ASA LONG 1-0-7 DRAWS at CEDAR POINT, OH. ASA LONG LEAVING BEFORE THE COMPLETION OF A SCHEDULED 20 GAME MATCH.

8/9-10  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.

A.S. MORLEY WINS TITLE.

8/16-17  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE, NC.

G.C. RAYMOND WINS TITLE .

AUG.   L.M. LEWIS VS. ERLE PAYNE 3-2-25 DRAWS at ST. LOUIS.

AUG.   SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at COLUMBIA.

L.S. MELLICHAMPE WINS TITLE.

9/1   1st  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MILWAUKEE.

GEORGE WAREHAM WINS TITLE.

9/3-4  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at GREAT FALLS.

H.H. LEPPER AND R.R. FRAZIER TIED. PLAY-OFFS LATER DETERMINED HENRY LEPPER AS CHAMPION, WINNING 4-3-9.

9/22    29th TOWN VS. COUNTRY MATCH at MELBOURNE.

MELBOURNE 188, COUNTRY 77, 63 DRAWS. 

10/15-   TEAM MATCH. 

4th ENGLAND VS. WALES INTERNATIONAL MATCH at NEWPORT.  WALES 15 WINS, ENGLAND 4 WINS, 14 DRAWS.

11/3-   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

L.M. LEWIS VS. W.J. NICHOLS   3-1-15 DRAWS at LOS ANGELOS, CA.

11/10  DEATH OF   DR. W. B. BANKS , at DETROIT, MI. FORMER MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPION, MATCH PLAYER, AND FATHER OF NEWELL BANKS.

11/24  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE.

H.C. MACNAIR WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE SECOND STATE TOURNAMENT OF THIS YEAR, THE FIRST HELD IN JULY.

12/19  DEATH OF HENRY HUTZLER, at CINCINNATI, OH. HE WAS MANY TIMES OHIO STATE CHAMPION. HE WAS ALSO A KNOWN BOOK DEALER, AND HAD A LIBRARY OF BOOKS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE FINEST IN THE WORLD.

DEC.   GEORGE BONAR, FORMER SCOTTISH TOURNEY CHAMPION, BEGINS EDITING A COLUMN IN THE COWDENBEATH AND LOCHGELLY TIMES, EFFECTIVELY ENDING HIS PLANS FOR AN EXHIBITION TOUR AMERICA.

12/27-29  KANSAS CITY "ZONE TOURNAMENT" at KANSAS CITY, MO.

JOE DUFFY WINS TOURNAMENT. J.B. WORNALL WINS MINOR TOURNEY.

CHRISTMAS WEEK    OKLOHAMA STATE TOURNAMENT at STILLWATER.

LON EMO WINS TITLE.

DATE???  DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at ???

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE.

DATE???  CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA TOURNAMENT. 

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE. 

 

 

 

 

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1922

1/1-   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

HUGH McKEAN WINS TITLE.

1/1-   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at LANSING.

FLOYD PENNELL WINS WINS TITLE. 

10 GAME MATCH.

ASA LONG VS. FRED O'MELAY  2-0-8 DRAWS.

1/1-   29TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW. GEORGE  O'CONNOR WINS TITLE.

JAN.  2nd MASSACHUSETTS STATE TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

E.C. WATERHOUSE WINS TITLE. TEAM MATCH BOSTON 34 VS. ALL-MASSACHUSETTS 39, DRAWN 23.

1/16  DEATH OF IRVING "TERROR" BROWN, RICHOMND, IND. FORMER CHAMPION OF INDIANA.

1/17-19  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

ANDREW ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

1/28-2/11  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

ROBERT STEWART VS. NEWELL BANKS 2-1-37 DRAWS at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

STEWART WINS TITLE , PRODUCING AN UNDISPUTED WORLD CHAMPION FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE RETIREMENT OF RICHARD JORDAN FROM MATCH PLAY IN 1903.

JAN.  NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWARK.

16 YEAR OLD CHARLES JOLLY WINS TITLE.

JAN???  18TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. 

J. BURNS WINS TITLE.

JAN??? VANCOUVER B.C. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

W.P. MCINNES WINS TITLE.

FEB.   MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

RAY GOULD RETAINS TITLE.

2/14 . ST. PETERSBURG "TOURIST TY" at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

MANSON D. TEETZEL WINS TOURNEY.

2/14-18  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

CHAUNCEY LEMEN WINS TITLE.

2/18-19  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST. PAUL.

C.M. HOLT WINS TITLE.

2/22   BOSTON CHECKER CLUB MEET at BOSTON.

JOSEPH J. LANIN TOURNEY WON BY LOUIS GINSBERG. TEAM MATCH BOSTON 107, ALL NEW ENGLAND 98, DRAWN 69.

2/22-23  NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at JAMESTOWN.

A. BJERKNESS WINS TITLE.

2/22   ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at AURORA.

S.S. "SUNSET" BELL WINS TITLE.

2/22   INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

HERBERT BROWN WINS TITLE.

FEB???  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LONDON.

FRANCIS TESCHELEIT WINS TITLE.

3/26  1st WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at RACINE.

HARRY MOORE WINS TITLE.

EASTER WEEK   DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT  FOR ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP  at TORENTON.

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE.

EASTER WEEK   MONTREAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. J.K. BLYTH WINS TITLE. 

SPRING  AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT at SYDNEY.

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE. 

4/19   WELLS MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

LOUIS GINSBERG WINS TOURNEY.

4/27,5/6  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

DANTE SMITH WINS TITLE.

5/30  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at TOLEDO, OH.

ASA LONG RETAINS TITLE . RUNNER-UP MIKE LIEBER .

5/30   10 GAME "HANDICAP MATCH".

(THE HANDICAP BEING THAT KETCHUM WAS ALLOWED TO PICK THE OPENINGS)  

PRESTON KETCHUM VS. L. M. LEWIS 2-0-7 DRAWS at RACINE, WI.

7/4   NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at MAXTON.

C.M. ROBINSON WINS TITLE.

AUG.   SALT LAKE CITY MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

LUCY SMITH VS. JUNIUS SMITH 1-0-9 DRAWS at SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.

LUCY SMITH WINS TITLE.

LUCY SMITH, SALT LAKE CITY MATCH CHAMPION
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AUG.  WEST VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at CLARKSBURG. DR. EARL H. BRANNON WINS TITLE.

8/3-4  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at MACON.

18 YEAR OLD DAVID WEINTRAUB WINS TITLE.

8/7  CEDAR POINT (OHIO) OUTING WEEK .

ASA LONG WINS TOURNEY, RUNNER-UP MIKE LIEBER 

ALSO STAGED, A TEN GAME EXHIBITION MATCH

ALF JORDAN VS. ASA LONG 1-0-9 DRAWS. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL II. NO. 8 AUG. 1922.

ONE WEEK LATER ALF JORDAN VS. ASA LONG  3-0-7 DRAWS

IN A TEN GAME SIMULTANEOUS PACING MATCH  at TOLEDO, OH.

8/8-10    TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.

C.M. PETERS WINS TITLE.

8/12-20  CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

ANGUS CRAWFORD VS. W. MCINNIS 6-1-13 DRAWS at VANCOUVER.

CRAWFORD RETAINS TITLE.

8/15-16  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at COLUMBIA, N.C.

G.C. RAYMOND REPEATS AS SOUTHERN TOURNEY CHAMPION.

9/3-5  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at HELENA.

HENRY LEPPER RETAINS TITLE.

SEPT.   GIANT CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MT. ARLINGTON, NJ.

LOUIS GINSBERG WINS TOURNEY, PLAYED ON A GIANT SIZED BOARD AT THE HOTEL ALAMAC.

9/4-    CHICAGO ACA "ZONE" TOURNAMENT  at CHICAGO.

JOE DUFFY  WINS TOURNEY, AND BECOMES DELEGATE  FOR US NATIONAL TOURNEY IN BOSTON. 

9/29-30  MICHIGAN ACA "ZONE" TOURNAMENT at LANSING.

FRED O'MELAY WINS TOURNEY, AND BECOMES DELEGATE  FOR US NATIONAL TOUENEY IN BOSTON. 

10/12-23   5TH AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

ASA LONG , 18 YEARS OLD, WINS AMERICAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

PRIOR TO THE START OF THE TOURNEY, A MOTION WAS QUICKLY PASSED TO ELIMINATE THE BARRED OPENINGS. AS A RESULT, DEFENDING AMERICAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPION JOHN HORR WALKED OUT IN PROTEST. 

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10/24  EXHIBITION MATCH 

ASA LONG VS. ALFRED JORDAN  0-0-6 DRAWS at THE FITCHBURG STATION, BOSTON, MASS.

10/25  EXHIBITION  GAMES PLAYED ON THE KELSO CROSS

ALFRED JORDAN VS. ASA LONG  1-0-1 DRAW at SPRINGFIELD, MASS

SELECT GAMES FROM THESE EXHIBITIONS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL. II, NO. 11 NOV. 1922

OCT.  STAKE MATCH.

L.M. LEWIS VS. W. DAVIS 5-1-15 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS. AFTER THE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL II NO. 11, NOV. 1922 

OCT. EXHIBITION MATCH.

ASA LONG VS. TOM O'GRADY  2-0-4 DRAWS at ROCHESTER CHECKER CLUB, NY.

NOV.  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

J.B. HANSON VS. A. P. SCHMUTZ  2-1-8 DRAWS (SCHMUTZ GIVEN 1 GAME LEAD AT START) at PHILADELPHIA, PA. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL II NO. 12 DEC. 1922

12/25-   OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.

W.A. CRAIG WINS TITLE.

12/25- CHRISTMAS WEEK  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at LANSING.

FLOYD PENNELL RETAINS WINS TITLE.

12/27-28  VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT at MONTPELIER.

W.C. HOAG WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

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1923

1/1-   WELLS MEMORIAL CLUB MASTERS' TOURNAMENT at BOSTON, MASS.

E.C. WATERHOUSE WINS TOURNEY.

1/1-   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at TOPEKA.

GEORGE CLARK WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL. II, NO. 12-VOL. III, NO. 1.

JAN.  STAKE MATCH.

SAM GONOTSKY  VS. CHARLES JOLLY  4-3-5 DRAWS at ???

GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL. I NO.1, AUGUST, 1923.

JAN.  SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at EDINBURGH.

A.B. SCOTT WINS TITLE.

JAN.  THE OPENING ROUND OF THE AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY CORRESPONDENCE TOURNAMENT NO. 1, BILLED AS BEING FOR THE CORRESPONDENCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICA, BEGINS.

THIS TOURNEY LASTED TWO YEARS, AND WAS WON BY ANDERS BJERKNESS, OF PARK RIVER, N.D.

HE HAD FINISHED ALL BUT FIVE OF HIS GAMES, THEN PASSED AWAY. THESE GAMES WERE ADJUDICATED BY ALF JORDAN, AND BJERKNESS WAS AWARDED THE TITLE POST- HUMOUSLY

1/15   IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

W.F.B. CLEVENGER RETAINS TITLE.

1/16  FORMAL OPENING OF THE NEW YORK CHECKER AND WHIST CLUB, A.B. HODGES PRESIDENT. THE FIRST CHECKERS CLUB IN NEW YORK FOR MANY YEARS.

JAN-FEB???  19TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

J. BURNS RETAINS TITLE.

FEB.  ST. PETERSBURG (FL) TOURNAMENT.

CLASS A WON BY ALF JORDAN, CLASS B WON BY C.A. CUMMING.

FEB??? LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

FRANCIS TESCHELEIT WINS TITLE.

FEB.  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

JESSE B. HANSON VS. L.M. LEWIS  0-0-20 DRAWS at CHICAGO, IL. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL III NO. 3, MAR 1923, AND VOL III NO. 5, MAY 1923 , AND MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL I NO.1, AUG NO.3 OCT 1923

2/6-20    1st MANITOBA CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at WINNIPEG.

G.H. COLLIN WINS TITLE AND TROPHY. 

2/19-23   25th NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at FAIRMONT.

GEORGE GROSVENOR WINS TITLE.

2/22   ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

JOSEPH SCOTT WINS TITLE.

2/22    BOSTON CHECKER CLUB TOURNAMENT.

JAMES J. LANNIN TOURNAMENT WON BY E.C. WATERHOUSE.

2/22   2nd WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MILWAUKEE.

HARRY MOORE RETAINS TITLE.

2/22   9th  NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at JAMESTOWN.

JOHN MEYER WINS TITLE.

2/22   1st WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

ARTHUR GREEN WINS TITLE.

SPRING ??? BRITISH COLUMBIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

HUGH CAIRNEY WINS TITLE.

4/1-   ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SHEFFIELD.

T. GOLDSBORO WINS TITLE.

4/2-   DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON, ONT.

W. GIBSON WINS TITLE. 

4/19  WELLS CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

HERB MORRALL WINS TOURNEY.

4/26, 5/19   NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

JOSEPH W. HILL WINS TITLE.

5/2   DEATH OF EDWARD B. HANES.  HE HAD CONTRIBUTED A SERIES OF ARTICLES ON "THE LITERATURE OF CHECKERS", PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, AND HAD A LIBRARY OF BOOKS CONSIDERED THE BEST IN THE WORLD AT THE TIME. HIS LIBRARY WAS BEQUEATHED TO THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF PROVIDENCE, RI  US, WHERE IT REMAINS TODAY.http://www.provlib.org/resources/books/special/special.html

 

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5/30  OHIO STATE  TOURNAMENT at COLUMBUS .

MIKE LIEBER WINS TITLE. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL III, NO.3-4, MAR-APRIL, 1923 (A SINGLE ISSUE)

7/29    GIANT CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MT. ARLINGTON, NJ.

JOHN LANGAN WINS TOURNAMENT, PLAYED ON A GIANT SIZED BOARD AT THE HOTEL ALAMAC.

7/29    CHICAGO MASTERS TOURNAMENT.

PRESTON KETCHUM WINS TOURNEY.

8/1-2  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LAGRANGE.

TWO FINALISTS , PROF. B.F. PICKETT AND DAVID WEINTRAUB, AGREED TO PLAY FINALS AT A LATER DATE. 

8/12-18  CEDAR POINT OUTING WEEK at CEDAR POINT, OH.

CEDAR POINT TOURNEY WON BY ALEX CAMERON. FINALS GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL I, NO. 4, NOVE., 1923.

30 GAME EXHIBITION MATCH

MIKE LIEBER VS. R.D.  BANKS 1-1-6. MATCH TERMINATED WHEN BUSINESS CALLED BANKS BACK TO CHICAGO.

 

CEDAR POINT TY WINNER ALEX CAMERON
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AUG.   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

AALF JORDAN VS. L.M. LEWIS 0-0-20 at KANSAS CITY.

GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY  VOL III, NO. 9, SEPT. AND NO. 10, OCT. 1923

8/5-16   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

MATCHING THE TWO MOST RECENT AMERICAN TOURNEY WINNERS.

JOHN HORR VS. ASA LONG  4-1-33 DRAWS at DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

MATCH PLAYED WITH THE INCLUSION OF THE BARRED OPENINGS BEING BALLOTED ON THE 5TH, 10TH, 15TH ,20TH BALLOTS.

8/15-16   SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG, S.C. 

F.B. FISHBURNE WINS TITLE. 

SEPT. STAKE MATCH

CHARLES JOLLY VS, JOHN LANGAN, 6-0-5 DRAWS  at ROSEVILLE, NJ.

9/27  PROVIDENCE , R.I. CHECKER CLUB ORGANIZED .CHARLES TUPPER NAMED CHAIRMAN

FALL  20 GAME MATCH.

JESSE B. HANSON VS. PETER DORAN 3-0-??? DRAWS at SEATTLE.

FALL ???  DEATH OF JAMES DYKES, FORMER MATCH CHAMPION OF CANADA

11/11  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY. A.F. SAULSBERRY WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

 

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"It sure is....and I have a ten spot that says I am alot luckier than you!"
"SUNSET" BELL, WHEN ASKED BY A REPORTER DURING AN EXHIBITION IF CHECKERS IS A GAME OF LUCK.

1924

THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL CHECKER ASSOCIATION IN PENNSYLVANIA IS FORMED.

1/1-   SCOTTISH  NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

GEORGE O. O'CONNOR WINS TITLE.  

1/14- DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at TORONTO.

HAROLD  FISHER  WINS TITLE.

1/5-6  BROOKLYN MASTERS TOURNAMENT.
SAM GONOTSKY WINS TOURNEY.

JAN.  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

ANDREW ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

JAN-FEB.??? 20TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. 

JOHN CAMPBELL WINS TITLE.

JAN.  THE OPENING ROUND OF AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY CORRESPONDENCE TOURNEY NO.2, BILLED AS BEING FOR THE CORRESPONDENCE CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICA, BEGINS. JOHN MEYER OF PINGREE, N.D., WINS THE TITLE.

2/12-  ST. PETERSBURG (FL) "TOURIST TY".  

J. B. WORNALL WINS TOURNEY.

IT WAS VOTED TO HAVE A SEPARATE  TOURNEY FOR MASTER PLAYERS  AND ONLY TWO MASTER PLAYERS ATTENDED. THUS, A MATCH WAS SCHEDULED.

ALF JORDAN VS. H.O. NEWCOMB 4-0-16 DRAWS. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL IV NO.2, FEB 1924.

2/27-  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH

NEWELL  BANKS VS. ALF JORDAN 1-0-9 DRAWS at ST. PETERSBURG, FL. GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL. II NO. 4, APRIL 1924, AND AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. IV, NO. 3 MARCH 1924. 

MAR.   AS REPORTED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, BETWEEN 2500-3000 (!!) PLAYERS ENTERED A CITYWIDE TOURNEY SPONSORED BY THE DETROIT RECREATION DEPT.

4/6-   THREE WAY EXHIBITION MATCH.

L.T. DEBEARN (MICHIGAN ST. CHAMP)VS. H. FISHER (CANADIAN CHAMP )VS. M. LIEBER (OHIO ST. CHAMP)  at DETROIT.

M.LIEBER VS. H. FISHER 1-0-3 DRAWS, M.LIEBER  VS. L.T. DEBEARN 1-0-3 DRAWS, L.T. DEBEARN V. H. FISHER 3-1-2 DRAWS. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL. II, NO. 3, MAY 1924. 

APR.  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

TOWNSEND VS. J. B. HANSON 2-1-11 DRAWS at LOS ANGELES, CA.

4/9-   STAKE MATCH.

S.S. BELL VS. SAUL WESLOW 8-3-25 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL. II, NO. 5, MAY 1924.

4/21-29 AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE .

HUGH EGAN RETAINS TITLE.

4/26  DEATH OF WILLIE BRYDEN,  AT GOVAN, AGED 76. WINNER OF FIRST SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNEY.

4/29-5/14  6TH AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at NEW YORK CITY, NY.

SAM "THE GREAT" GONOTSKY WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION.  

THE HUFF WAS VOTED OUT OF THE PLAYING RULES FOR THIS TOURNAMENT. AT THE TY MEETING E.H. GREENE RETIRES AS ACA PRESIDENT, AND M. STEINBERG IS ELECTED NEW ACA PRESIDENT. IN ATTENDANCE WAS EDWIN YATES, BROTHER OF FORMER WORLD CHAMPION ROBERT YATES.

5/30 OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at COLUMBUS, OH
MIKE LIEBER RETAINS  TITLE
JUNE  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH
ALF JORDAN VS. L.M. LEWIS  0-0-12 at CAMBRIDGE, OH. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL IV, NO.7, JULY 1924 
7/4    NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at LOWELL.
THIS TOURNEY WAS COMPLETED LATER ON JULY 22ND AT WINSTON SALEM, WITH HARRY ANDERSON DEFEATING C.L. MURPHY IN THE FINALS.
JUNE    ENGLISH NATIONALTOURNAMENT  at LONDON.
SAM COHEN WINS THE TITLE AT THE AGE OF 18 - THE YOUNGEST PLAYER TO WIN THIS EVENT AT THE FIRST ATTEMPT.
JULY    J.G. FINLEY GIVES A PRELIMINARY LIST TO THE ROSEVILLE N.J. WEEKLY CITIZEN OF THE AMERICAN TEAM FOR THE UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL MATCH, WHICH INCLUDES HEFFNER, GONOTSKY, BANKS, HORR, JORDAN, GINSBERG, LONG, DOSSET, HANSON, AND L.S. HEAD.
8/4-   CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT.
GUY GARWOOD WINS TOURNEY.
SELECT 8TH, 9TH AND FINAL ROUND GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL II, NO. 9, SEPT. 1924
PROF. GUY GARWOOD 1924 CEDAR POINT WINNER
PROF. GUY GARWOOD 1924 CEDAR POINT WINNER
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8/10  DEATH OF HUGH McKEAN, SALT LAKE CITY, UT. 
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8/12-14  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE, NC.
ED SCHEIDT WINS TITLE OF SOUTHERN TOURNEY CHAMPION.

NOV.  VOL. 1 , NO. 1  ISSUE OF "THE  DRAUGHTS REVIEW", OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ENGLISH AND WELSH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATIONS.

9/17  DEATH OF WILLIAM SCOTT, LONDON. A FORMER LONDON CHAMPION.

11/22   EXHIBITION MATCH.

E.C. WATERHOUSE VS. J. SHEFFIELD 2-1-5 DRAWS at PROVIDENCE, RI.

11/22   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

ALF JORDAN VS. MIKE LIEBER  2-1-5 DRAWS at DETROIT. GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL. III, NO. 1 , JAN 1925.

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CHRISTMAS WEEK  NORTH OF IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at BELFAST.
D. M'CULLOUGH WINS TITLE..
CHRISTMAS WEEK   OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at COLOMBUS,OH. 
MIKE  LIEBER RETAINS TITLE.
SELECT GAMES OF THE FINALS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL IV NO. 12, DEC 1924 , MORRIS SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOLIII, NO.2 FEB 1925.

12/27-1/11  MISSOURI MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

T. PATTERSON VS. D.D. PASCHELL 6-5-12 DRAWS at ST. LOUIS.

PATTERSON WINS TITLE. 

 

 

 

 

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1925

1/1   NEW ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

E.W. WATERHOUSE WINS TITLE. 

1/1  BROOKLYN MASTERS TOURNAMENT  .

SAM GONOTSKY WINS TOURNEY. FINALS PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL III, NO. 3, MARCH 1925.

1/1-  SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at ABERDEEN.

JOHN CAMPBELL WINS TITLE.

GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW , VOL. I, NO. 11- 

 

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1/1-  SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ABERDEEN.

JOHN CAMPBELL VS HENRY CHRISTIE   1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

1/1-   INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

HERBERT BROWN RETAINS TITLE.

1/1-12   IST NEW ENGLAND STATE TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

EDWIN C. WATERHOUSE VS WILLARD E. DAVIS  2-1-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

WATERHOUSE WINS TITLE.

1/2  DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at TORONTO.

JOHN BALLANTINE DEFEATS ANGUS CRAWFORD IN FINAL TO WIN TITLE. 

SELECT FINALS GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL. I NO. 5 MARCH 1925.

JAN.   CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE H. IRWIN  VS. W.S. EDGAR 5-1-7 DRAWS.

ANGUS CRAWFORD WAS ALREADY THE RECOGNIZED CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPION.

1/6-8   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at IOLA, KS.

MERLE M. MEEK  WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL V, NO. 1 JAN 1925.

JAN. TAMPA (FLA) CHECKER CLUB ORGANIZED J. FOSTER SEC.

1/20-22  IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

W.F.B CLEVENGER WINS TITLE FOR THE 6TH TIME.

FEB.   ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

PRESTON KETCHUM WINS TITLE.

FEB.   LOS ANGELOS TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELOS, CA.

JOHN DOUGHTERY WINS TITLE.

FEB.   TORONTO CITY TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

JOSEPH BROWN WINS TITLE.

FEB.   STAKE MATCH 

PETER DORAN VS. W.J. NICHOLS 3-3-14 DRAWS at LOS ANGELOS, CA.

FEB.  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at LANSING.

FLOYD PENELL WINS TITLE.

2/7  DEATH OF ROBERT M'CULLOCH, RICCARTON, AGE 88. PUBLISHER OF M'CULLOCH'S GUIDE, AND A NOTABLE PLAYER IN THE LATE 1800'S.

2/10-      ST. PETERSBURG (FL) TOURNAMENT.

ALF JORDAN WINS MASTER TOURNEY. OSCAR APPLE WINS TOURIST TOURNEY.

2/16-     NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at OSCEOLA.

JOE STANTON WINS TITLE.

2/19-20  NORTH DAKOTA ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at BISMARCK.

JOHN MEYER RETAINS TITLE.

2/22     WESTERN MASSUCHUSETTS  TOURNAMENT at SPRINGFIELD. 

HERBERT SMITH WINS TITLE.

2/22    3RD WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE. 

O.M. KELT WINS TITLE.

2/28-    STAKE MATCH

SAMUEL COHEN VS. DR. H. J. FRICKER 6-0-9 DRAWS at LONDON, FRICKER GIVING COHEN A ONE GAME LEAD IN A 30 GAME MATCH, WHICH FRICKER RESIGNED AFTER THE FOURTEENTH GAME.

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MARCH  STAKE MATCH.

RAY GOULD VS. VIC MONTERIO 3-2-15 DRAWS at CAMBRIDGE, MASS.

4/10-13  MICHIGAN STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

EDWARD EBERT VS. FLOYD PENNELL  5-2-8 DRAWS at GRAND RAPIDS.

EBERT WINS TITLE.

SELECT ENDINGS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL V, NO. 4, APRIL 1925.

4/11-   6th INTERNATIONAL MATCH 

ENGLAND VS. SCOTLAND 31-20-111 DRAWS at MANCHESTER. SELECT ENDINGS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL. I, NO. 7 MAY 1925.

4/13  10th WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NEWPORT.

J. REES WINS TITLE.

4/19  WELLS CLUB MASTERS' TOURNAMENT at BOSTON, MASS. FINALS PLAYED ON 5/9. E.C. WATERHOUSE WINS TITLE.

SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL III, NO.6, JUNE 1925.

4/23-5/9  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

ERNEST G. HALL WINS TITLE, DEFEATING SIXTEEN YEAR OLD MAURICE HAMMER IN THE FINALS, 2-1-1 DRAW.

4/28   A COLORADO STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED.

APRIL  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at NEW PLYMOUTH.

D. CALDERWOOD WINS TITLE.

MAY  FINAL OF YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY.

T. BIGGS VS S. WILLIAMS 2-0-1 DRAW.

5/16-17  STAKE MATCH.

WILLIE RYAN VS. HERMAN RUDOLPH 4-2-6 DRAWS at WILKES-BARRE, PA.

SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL. III, NO.10, OCTOBER, 1925.

SPRING ???  21ST  GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

ALEXANDER BAIN DEFEATS P. SWEENEY IN FINAL TO WIN THE TITLE.

SPRING ???  AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.

SPRING ??? BRITISH COLUMBIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

DAVID JEFFREY WINS TITLE.

JUNE  STAKE MATCH.

GEORGE RUDOLPH VS. CHARLES HOLLOW 2-1-7 DRAWS at DETROIT. GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, VOL III, NO. 8, AUGUST 1925.

6/1- SUBSCRIPTION MATCH, 2-MOVE RESTRICTION.

SAM GONOTSKY VS. LOUIS GINSBERG 2-0-28 DRAWS at BROOKLYN.

6/1   TEAM MATCH

SOUTH ENGLAND VS. NORTH ENGLAND 19-16-20 DRAWS at LEICESTER.

SUMMER ??? MANITOBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MANITOBA.

G.H. COLLIN WINS TITLE.

6/21  DEATH OF ERLE H. PAYNE, OF KANSAS, FORMER STATE CHAMPION OF NEBRASKA AND KANSAS.

6/2-16  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

SAM COHEN, AGED 19, DOESN'T ENTER IN ORDER TO GIVE OTHER PLAYERS A CHANCE!

H. J. FRICKER VS F.J. KAISER IN FINAL 1-0-7 DRAWS.

FRICKER WINS TITLE.

SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL. I, NO. 8, JUNE 1925.

6/22-26  STAKE MATCH.

H. B. REYNOLDS VS. E. C. WATERHOUSE 6-1-19 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS. THIS MATCH WAS ALSO CONSIDERED AS A US INTERNATIONAL TEAM MATCH QUALIFIER.

7/8-    STAKE MATCH.

WILLIE RYAN VS. SAUL WESLOW 4-3-13 DRAWS at BOSTON. SELECT ENDINGS PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL.V , NO.8, AUGUST  1925.

7/14  A CALIFORNIA STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION IS ORGANIZED.

7/15-18  FIRST CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LONG BEACH, CA.

SOLOMON JERUCHEMSON, 16 YEARS OLD, WINS TITLE OF CALIFORNIA STATE CHECKERS CHAMPION.

7/20-25  CALIFORNIA TOURIST TOURNAMENT at LONG BEACH,

CA.

H.L. LECLERE WINS TOURNEY. 

7/21  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE. EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TITLE.

7/27-31  CALIFORNIA STATE 11-MAN BALLOT  TOURNAMENT at LONG BEACH, CA.

JULIUS D'ORIO WINS TOURNEY. 

JULY   13th TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.

CALEB CHUMBLEY WINS TITLE.

JULY  AFTER EIGHT YEARS, THE FINALS OF THE ENGLISH PROMOTED "BRYANT'S CORRESPONDENCE TOURNEY" END WITH F.F. SMITH AND R. REID SHARING THE PRIZE MONEY AFTER A DRAWN 4 GAME MATCH.

8/3-10  CEDAR POINT MASTERS TOURNAMENT at CEDAR POINT. MIKE LIEBER WINS MASTER TOURNEY. GEORGE O'BRIEN WINS TOURIST TY. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL. III, NO. 11-VOL. IV,NO. 2.

8/15- SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG.

FRED SMITH RETAINS TITLE.   

8/18-20 SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG.

EDWARD SCHEIDT RETAINS TITLE.

8/29  FINAL OF GLAMORGAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

J.E. MADDOCKS VS F.J. EVANS  4-3-5 DRAWS.

8/31-9/7  US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

J. B. HANSON VS. WILLARD DAVIS 4-1-23 DRAWS at ALEXANDRIA BAY.

SUMMER  1ST  TEXAS PANHANDLE CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at ???                 

J.H. MORRIS WINS TOURNEY.

9/15-18  KANSAS FREE FAIR TOURNAMENT at PARSONS, KS.

HARRY LIEBERMAN WINS TOURNEY.

9/26-  INTERNATIONAL TEAM MATCH  

ENGLAND VS. WALES 19-12-32 DRAWS at LONDON.

10/1  IN AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, GROVER RHOADES IS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH THE CRIME OF PLAYING CHECKERS ON A SUNDAY IN A CITY PARK IN BEAVER CITY NEBRASKA. RHOADES WAS RELEASED WHEN HE PROMISED TO NOT COMMIT THE "CRIME" AGAIN.

10/13  DEATH OF FRANK STEBBINS, BELVIDERE, IL. NOTED PROBLEMIST AND END-GAME ANALYST.

10/5-15 STAKE MATCH. 

SAM COHEN VS. M. BOYLE 6-2-30 DRAWS at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

10/7   DEATH OF CHRISTY MATHEWSON, AGED 45, at SARANAC LAKE, NY.

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10/17   A BRITISH BOARD OF CONTROL, REPRESENTING SCOTLAND, ENGLAND, WALES AND IRELAND, IS ESTABLISHED, WITH THE INTENT OF HANDLING NATIONAL MATTERS CONNECTED WITH THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS.

12/12   TEAM MATCH.

WELLS CHECKER CLUB VS. BOSTON CHECKER CLUB . MATCH DRAWN WITH 9 WINS EACH.

12/13   DEATH OF CAPT. FRANCIS B. "FISH" FISHBURNE , GREAT PATRON, ORGANIZER OF THE GAME, AND MANY TIMES SOUTHERN TOURNEY CHAMPION, at COLUMBIA S.C.

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12/25-CHRISTMAS WEEK

SAM HALLMAN VS. ED SCHEIDT 8-3-9 at SPARTANBURG, S.C., IN A CHALLENGE FOR THE SOUTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP.

HALLMAN WINS TITLE. 

12/25-CHRISTMAS WEEK  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND. GUY GARWOOD WINS TITLE.

12/28-29   15th VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT at MONTPELIER.

WILLIAM GILL WINS TITLE.


 

 

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1926

1/1-  SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW ,

SCOTLAND.

JOHN CAMPBELL RETAINS TITLE.

1/1-  US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

MIKE LIEBER VS. L. M. LEWIS 2-2-8 DRAWS at DETROIT.

LEWIS FORFEITED THE THIRTY GAME SCHEDULED MATCH DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH HIS BUSINESS SCHEDULE.

1/1-5   US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

HARRY LIEBERMAN VS. PRESTON KETCHUM 5-2-21 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY , MO. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL.III, NO. 5, MAY 1927. 

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1/1     WELLS CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT at BOSTON, MASS.

SAM GONOTSKY WINS TOURNAMENT.

TEAM MATCH

WELLS CLUB 8 WINS, BOSTON CLUB 3 WINS, 11 DRAWS.

1/1-3  MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

CHARLES HOLLOW WINS TITLE. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST VOL. IV, NO. 7 JULY 1926.

1/1     SOUTHERN INDIANA TOURNAMENT at BOONVILLE, IN.

GEORGE MEEKS WINS TOURNEY.

1/1     1ST PENNSYLVANIA STATE TOURNAMENT at SUNBURY, WITH 29 ENTRIES.

GEORGE RUDOLPH WINS TITLE.

1/1     CHAMPIONSHIP OF CENTRAL NEW YORK TOURNAMENT.

B.P. LAYNG WINS TITLE.

1/14    DEATH OF FRANK POTTS OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AGE 62. MANY TIMES CHAMPION OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND CONTRIBUTOR TO MANY PERIODICALS.

1/19-26  DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at TORONTO.

G.H. IRWIN WINS TITLE. A JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY WAS ALSO HELD, WON BY HARRY BRETT.

1/20-21   26th IOWA STATE  TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

W.F.B. CLEVENGER WINS TITLE FOR THE SEVENTH TIME.

1/21-   1st  COLORADO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP at DENVER.

CHAS. H. REID WINS TITLE, DEFEATING GEORGE DICK , WHO IN 1883 CONTESTED FOR THE AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP, IN THE FINALS. 

JAN.   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at STAFFORD.

CHARLES BURLIN VS JOSEPH GROTHER 4-1-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.

BURLIN, A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, WINS TITLE OF STATE CHAMPION.

JAN ?  SCHEDULED MISSOURI STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

GEORGE W. FARLEY AND JUDGE CHARLES W. BRUNN BOTH QUALIFIED  FROM THE EARLIER TOURNEY, BUT THE JUDGE RETIRED AS HE WAS UNABLE TO SPARE THE TIME FROM BUSINESS.

FARLEY WINS TITLE BY DEFAULT.

JAN.  FRIENDLY MATCH

HERMAN RUDOLPH VS. ARCH HENSHALL  5-2-13 DRAWS at ??? 

JAN  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

A.F. SAULSBERRY RETAINS TITLE.

FEB   ST. PETERSBURG TOURNAMENT/SUBSCRIPTION MATCH

SAM LEVINE VS. WILLIS HILL 8-5-25 DRAWS. THIS MATCH, SPONSORED BY THE ST. PETERSBURG CLUB,WAS A U.S. INTERNATIONAL TEAM MATCH QUALIFIER. THIS MATCH ALSO SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ANNUAL MASTERS TOURNEY, WHICH WAS NOT HELD THIS YEAR. TOURIST TOURNEY WON BY B.P. LAYNG.

FEB. ALFRED JORDAN'S LAST BATTLE at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

ALFRED JORDAN VS. H.O. NEWCOMB 1-0-7. SPONSORED BY A LOCAL REAL ESTATE AGENCY. ALTHOUGH JORDAN PLAYED SEVERAL MORE EXHIBITIONS, THIS WAS HIS LAST PURSE/STAKE MATCH. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL VIII, NO. 4, APRIL 1928. 

2/3   ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

W.E. JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

2/15-17   NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at OMAHA.

WILLIAM FLEMING WINS TITLE.

2/19-20   ILLINOIS DOWN STATE TOURNAMENT at CHAMPAING. H.H. LEWIS WINS TITLE.

2/20-22   ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at DEKALB.

PRESTON KETCHUM RETAINS TITLE. 

2/21-27   WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MILWAUKEE.

OSCAR SIMONSON WINS TITLE.

2/22   MELVIN BROWN TOURNAMENT at BOSTON, MASS.

SAM GONOTSKY WINS MASTERS TOURNEY. BOSTON CLUB DEFEATS ALL-NEW ENGLAND TEAM, 63-43-30 DRAWS. 

2/23-25  NORTH DAKOTA TOURNAMENT at BISMARCK.

JOHN MEYER RETAINS TITLE.

2/27   AYRSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

A. CAMPBELL WINS TITLE.

FEB.  COLORADO STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

CHARLES REID WINS TITLE.

FEB.   INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at MUNCIE.

CHARLES TURNER WINS TITLE.

3/2     EASTERN CONNECTICUT TOURNAMENT at ???

CARL HALLEN WINS TOURNAMENT.  

3/6-    22ND GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, SCOTLAND.

WILLIAM MACKIE WINS TITLE. 

3/20   TEAM MATCH 15 MEN PER SIDE.

SEATTLE CHECKER CLUB 26 WINS VS. VANCOUVER B.C. CLUB 24 WINS, 36 DRAWS.

3/20-25  US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

JOHN T. BRADFORD VS. JOE DUFFY 3-3-24 DRAWS at CHICAGO, IL. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. VII NO.9 , SEPT. 1927.

MARCH   AS REPORTED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, ALF JORDAN DISCOVERS A PRODIGY DURING AN EXHIBITION IN NASHVILLE, TENN. NAMED EDWIN F. HUNT. THE TWO PLAYED MORE THAN TWENTY GAMES, ALL DRAWN.

MARCH   MANITOBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

G.H. COLLIN WINS TITLE.

MARCH   DETROIT MASTERS TOURNAMENT HELD AT DETROIT CHESS & CHECKER CLUB, WON BY LLOYD DAILEY.

APRIL  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

DANTE SMITH WINS TITLE.

SPRING  WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  PERTH. 

A.F. MARSH WINS TITLE.

APRIL-EASTER WEEK  AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ADELAIDE.

HUGH EGAN RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING   GLAMORGAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

C. POWELL WINS TITLE AND BECOMES HOLDER OF THE McALLISTER CUP.

SPRING    MONMOUTHSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

C. PROBERT RETAINS TITLE, AND POSSESSION OF THE PARSONS CUP, DEFEATING  A.G. HUGGINS IN THE FINALS.

4/5-      11th  WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF. DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL.2. NO.5, MAY 1926 MENTIONS THAT F.J. EVANS WON HIS SEMI-FINAL ROUND, AND WAS TO PLAY THE WINNER OF THOMAS VS. WILLIAMS OR A. HUGGINS, BUT NO FURTHER RESULTS WERE GIVEN.

???? WINS TITLE.

4/5-11  FIRST BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at SHEFFIELD.

THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS TOURNEY, BUT MOST OF THE PROMOTIONAL WORK WAS DONE BY THE SHEFFIELD COMMITTEE. ALTHOUGH THIS WAS A KNOCKOUT TOURNEY, IN WHICH SEVERAL OF THE PRIZE WINNING FAVORITES WERE MATCHED IN THE FIRST ROUND, IT WAS, BY MOST ACCOUNTS OF THE DAY, A SUCCESSFUL EVENT.

R.T. WARD VS JOHN HYND IN FINAL 1-0-7 DRAWS.

WARD WINS  TITLE.

4/5-15   STAKE MATCH.

GEORGE O'CONNOR VS. SAM COHEN 4-2-33 DRAWS at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

4/19  WELLS MEMORIAL CHECKER CLUB MEET, BOSTON.

SAUL WESLOW WINS BUTLER TOURNAMENT , AFTER 

DEFEATING E.C. WATERHOUSE IN THE SEMI-FINALS, 1-0-41(!).

MAY    STAKE MATCH.

MIKE LIEBER VS. WILLIAM RYAN 4-1-23 DRAWS at DETROIT.

5/1-    US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

TOM O'GRADY VS. E.C. WATERHOUSE 3-2-25 DRAWS at BOSTON. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. VII, NO. 5, MAY 1928.

5/7     DEATH OF ALFRED JORDAN, ONE TIME CLAIMANT TO THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER. AGED 56, at WASHINGTON, D.C.

5/15-21  US INTERNATIONAL TEAM QUALIFYING MATCH.

GEORGE TANNER VS. HERBERT BROWN 4-3-23 DRAWS at CHICAGO. GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL. VIII, NO.7, JULY 1928.

GEORGE TANNER
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SUMMER   14th TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at DALLAS.

C.M. PETERS WINS TITLE.

SUMMER?  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS RESUMED.

F. J. PENTER WINS TITLE.

JULY.   NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE.

HARRY ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

7/6-13  LONG BEACH (CA.) SUMMER TOURISTS' TOURNEY.

J.L. WILSON WINS TOURNEY.

JULY?  SOLOMON JERUCHEMSON RETAINS THE CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

7/27-28  VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT at RUTLAND.

H.C. CAMPBELL WINS TITLE.

8/2-  CEDAR POINT OUTING WEEK at CEDAR POINT, OH.

MASTER TOURNEY WON BY MIKE LIEBER, TOURIST TOURNEY WON BY RAYMOND B. McCOY. 

8/10-11 SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE, NC. 

G.C. RAYMONDS WINS TITLE OF SOUTHERN STATES TOURNEY CHAMPION.

AUG   2nd TEXAS PANHANDLE CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNEY at AMARILLO, TX. E.M. LINDSAY WINS TOURNEY.

AUG/SEPT.???  DEATH OF M.F. CLOUSER, AGE 76 AT SUSSEX, NJ. HE EDITED A CHECKER COLUMN IN THE NEW YORK WORLD, AND WAS A KNOWN PUBLISHER/PROMOTER.

9/6-   VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at RICHMOND.

WILLIE KING WINS TITLE.

9/13-16   KANSAS FREE FAIR TOURNAMENT at TOPEKA.

CHARLES MUNSON WINS TOURNEY. THE PREVIOUS YEAR'S WINNER, HARRY LIEBERMAN ,WAS PRESENT, BUT WAS ASKED TO NOT COMPETE, AND INSTEAD PLAY THE WINNER A MATCH FOR THE TOURNAMENT TROPHY.(WHICH WAS TO BE SCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE) HE WAS ALSO GIVEN $50.00 TO HOLD A BLINDFOLD EXHIBITION.

TEAM MATCH  MISSOURI  15 WINS VS. KANSAS 11 WINS ,24 DRAWS .

FALL   QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BRISBANE.

JOHN T. GRAY WINS TITLE.

FALL   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

SAM COHEN WINS TITLE.

FALL   ROBERT STEWART, WORLD CHAMPION, ANNOUNCES HE WILL NOT COMPETE IN THE COMING INTERNATIONAL MATCH UNLESS THE MATCH IS HELD IN GREAT BRITAIN.

FALL  MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT at AUBURN.

RAY GOULD RETAINS TITLE.

10/1  THE PROPOSED MATCH TO SETTLE THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF MISSOURI , BETWEEN TOM PETTERSON, TOURNEY CHAMPION, AND GEORGE FARLEY, MATCH CHAMPION, IS CANCELLED, PATTERSON RELINQUISHING ALL CLAIMS TO THE TITLE..

OCT    MISSOURI  STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE FARLEY VS. HENRY LEPPER 6-0-10 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY.

FARLEY RETAINS TITLE.

NOV   JOE DUFFY RESIGNS HIS POSITION ON THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TEAM, WITH THE STATEMENT THAT  HE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PROPERLY PREPARE. THE POSITION ON THE TEAM IS AWARDED TO MIKE LIEBER.

12/7-9   TRI-STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MINNEOLA,KS.

CHARLES MUNSON WINS TOURNEY.

12/11  AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE EDA IT WAS DECIDED TO ACCEPT THE OFFER OF A CUP FROM REYNOLDS' ILLUSTRATED  NEWS FOR THE BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP.

DEC. ???  CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

G.H. IRWIN VS. W.J. NICHOLS 4-2-13 DRAWS at ???

CHRISTMAS WEEK   OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP at AKRON. ALEX CAMERON WINS TITLE

CHRISTMAS WEEK   OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.

R.W. CLEVENGER WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

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1927

JAN   MORRIS-SYSTEMS CHECKERIST, A

CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS RELATED PERIODICAL, ANNOUNCES IT WILL IMMEDIATELY CEASE PUBLICATION.

1/1-  SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at PERTH.

JOHN CAMPBELL RETAINS TITLE, HIS THIRD CONSECTUTIVE VICTORY IN THIS TOURNAMENT.

1/1  MICHAGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

MIKE LIEBER WINS TITLE.

1/1  BROOKLYN CHECKER CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT.

JOHN T. BRADFORD WINS TOURNEY, DEFEATING SAM GONOTSKY IN THE FINALS 1-0-5 DRAWS. ONE OF THE RARE OCCASIONS THAT GONOTSKY DID NOT WIN A TOURNEY HE ENTERED.

1/1  PENNSYLVANIA CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT at SUNBURY. A NON-CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY. WON BY ARCH HENSHALL, DEFEATING HIS BROTHER LAWRENCE IN THE FINALS. 

1/11-   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at ANTHONY.

CHARLES MUNSON WINS TITLE.

1/17-22   DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

WILLIAM T. ALLEN WINS TITLE. 

2/8-   ST. PETERSBURG  TOURNAMENT.

WILLIAM RYAN WINS MASTERS TOURNEY. JAMES MARR WINS TOURIST TOURNEY.

2/11-13  ILLINOIS DOWN-STATE TOURNEY at CHAMPAIGN.

HARLAND RICHARDS WINS TOURNEY.

2/14-15  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

HERBERT BROWN WINS TITLE.

2/14-18  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

BEN F. DIXON WINS TITLE.

2/16    LINCOLN DAY TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND, MAINE.

RALPH MAYO WINS TOURNEY. 

2/17-18  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

HENRY MITCHELL WINS TITLE.

2/19-      WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at JANESVILLE.

W.S. PRIBE WINS TITLE.

2/21-22  CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at PASADENA.

SOLOMON JERUCHEMSON RETAINS TITLE. WINNING IT THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, HE BECOMES THE PERMANENT HOLDER OF THE LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM SILVER TROPHY.

2/21-22  TEXAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP

C.M. PETERS VS. CALEB CHUMBLEY 8-2-5 DRAWS at DENISON.

2/22    WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS TOURNAMENT at SPRINGFIELD.

WILLIE BEAURGARD WINS TOURNEY.

2/22   BOSTON CHECKER CLUB MEET.

VICTOR TOWNSEND WINS THE MELVIN BROWN TOURNEY.TEAM MATCH BOSTON 38 WINS VS. ALL NEW ENGLAND 32 WINS, 16 DRAWS.

2/22-23   NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at JAMESTOWN.

JOHN MEYER RETAINS TITLE. 

2/22-25   MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

J.B. STILES WINS TITLE.

FEB.   WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

DAN DAVIES WINS TITLE.

2/28-3/10 2ND INTERNATIONAL MATCH US VS. GB 96-20-364 at NEW YORK CITY, NY.

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JOHN FINLEY, 2ND IM PROMOTER
FEB/MARCH STAKE MATCH
WILLIE RYAN VS. LEONARD RABIN 4-2-3 DRAWS at NEW YORK, DURING THE GB/US INTERNATIONAL MATCH. IN A SECOND MATCH RYAN AGAIN WAS VICTORIOUS WITH A SCORE OF 7-5-10 DRAWS.
3/5-   23RD GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
WILLIAM RODGERS WINS TITLE.
3/12     AYRSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FINALS
B. MILLIGAN WINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE COMPLETION OF A TOURNEY THAT BEGAN SEVERAL WEEKS BEFORE .
SPRING  BIRMINGHAM AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
S.J. PICKERING WINS TITLE.
SPRING  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.
DANA SMITH WINS TITLE.
SPRING   SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
J. V. EARLE WINS TITLE.
SPRING ??? GREATER BRISBANE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
J. EVANS WINS TITLE.
SPRING  MANITOBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
G.H. COLLIN WINS TITLE.
SPRING  VICTORIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
J. BOYLES WINS TITLE.
SPRING  J.A. BOREHAM VS. G.A. BROWN 10-4-11 at  ???
SPRING  LANARKSHIRE CUP ANNUAL TOURNAMENT.
JAS. LEES WINS TOURNEY.
SPRING  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.
NEWELL BANKS VS. WILLARD DAVIS 5-1-21 at NEW YORK.
THIS MATCH WAS PROMOTED BY THE GOWANDA N.Y. CHECKER CLUB. ALTHOUGH NO PRE-PUBLICITY FOR THE MATCH WAS CREATED, THE AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION, REPORTS "WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP WAS INVOLVED".
SPRING  COLORADO STATE TOURNAMENT at DENVER.
ERWIN A. BRUHN WINS TITLE.
SPRING   SEATTLE CITY  CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
J.B. WILEY WINS TITLE.         
EASTER WEEK   WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF.
F.J. EVANS WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL.6, NO. 3, JUNE 1927. 
EASTER WEEK   ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LEICESTER.
SAM COHEN  VS R.T. WARD (BRITISH CHAMPION) IN FINAL.
COHEN RETAINS TITLE.
SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN THE DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL. 5, NO. 3. MAY 1927
EASTER WEEK   AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LAUNCESTON. 
J. BOYLES WINS TITLE. THIS WAS HIS SECOND CONSECTUTIVE MAJOR SUCCESS OF THE YEAR, HAVING PREVIOUSLY WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA . FINALS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW , VOL.3, NO. 8, AUG. 1927
APRIL  EDINBURGH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
S. THOMSON WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL.3, NO.5, MAY 1927
APRIL   ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.
PRESTON KETCHUM RETAINS TITLE, WINNING THREE YEARS IN A ROW. THIS TOURNEY WAS ALSO FOR THE CHICAGO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP, KETCHUM WINNING THAT TITLE AS A RESIDENT OF THE CITY.
4/16-21   NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WELLINGTON, NORTH ISLAND.
J. GARDINER WINS TITLE.
4/30    IN A LETTER PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, MIKE LIEBER ISSUES A CHALLENGE TO ANYONE IN AMERICA (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF SAM GONOTSKY) FOR A STAKE OF $250.00 FOR A TWENTY OR THIRTY GAME MATCH.
MAY    TIME MAGAZINE EDITORS PUBLISH A STATEMENT THAT READERS VOTED 102-21 AGAINST HAVING A WEEKLY
CHECKER COLUMN EDITED BY NEWELL BANKS.
5/15   TEAM MATCH.
WELLS MEMORIAL (BOSTON)13 WINS VS. PROVIDENCE 6 WINS, 5 DRAWS at BOSTON. 
JUNE  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
J. THORPE DEFEATS FRANCIS TESCHELEIT IN THE FINALS 2-0-3 DRAWS.
SUMMER  TEAM MATCH .
GLASGOW VS. EDINBURGH AT GLASGOW. 17 PLAYERS A SIDE, WON BY GLASGOW , 7 WINS, EDINBURGH, 3 WINS, 7 DRAWS. ONE GAME PLAYED AT EACH BOARD.
SUMMER TEN GAME PACING MATCH.
J. BOYLES VS. HUGH EGAN at AUSTRALIA. THIS WAS THE FIRST SUCH MATCH EVER STAGED IN AUSTRALIA, AND WAS WON BY J. BOYLES 3-0-7 DRAWS.
7/19   SOUTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWBURY.
SAM HALLMAN RETAINS TITLE.
7/4-5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at BURLINGTON.
GEORGE ANDERSON WINS TITLE.
AUGUST  CEDAR POINT OUTING WEEK.
MIKE LIEBER WINS MASTERS TOURNEY. MANSON TEETZEL WINS TOURIST TOURNEY.SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY , VOL. VII NO. 7, JULY 1927.
8/9-10 SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG, SC.
G.C. RAYMOND RETAINS TITLE.
8/24-25  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at DECATUR.
A.S. MITCHELL WINS TITLE.
8/28   DEATH OF GEORGE DICK, AGE 76, OF WALSENBURG, CO. BORN IN SCOTLAND, HE LATER BECAME A PROMINENT FIGURE IN AMERCAN CHECKERS IN THE 1880'S. HE ONCE CHALLENGED MATTY PRIEST FOR THE AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH HE LOST.
AUG.   HAVING RECEIVED NO TAKERS ON HIS CHALLENGE TO ANY PLAYER IN AMERICA (BARRING SAM GONOTSKY) , MIKE LIEBER UPS THE STAKES AND DIRECTLY CHALLENGES EITHER SAM GONOTSKY OR NEWELL BANKS TO A MATCH FOR $500.00, WHICH GONOTSKY IMMEDIATELY ACCEPTS.
9/5    VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at STAUNTON.
WILLIE KING RETAINS TITLE.
9/12  FORMATION OF THE AUTO CITY CHECKER CLUB AT DETROIT, MICH. L.T. DeBEARN PRESIDENT.
9/13-16  KANSAS FREE FAIR TOURNAMENT at TOPEKA.
CHARLES MUNSON WINS TOURNEY. TEAM MATCH KANSAS 30 WINS VS. MISSOURI 24 WINS, 48 DRAWS.
FALL  STAKE MATCH.
WILLIAM RYAN VS. JESSE B. HANSON 4-1- REMAINDER DRAWN at KANSAS CITY.
FALL  ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT .
THIS WAS A 3-PLAYER TOURNEY, WON BY SIGNOR LAVIZZARI OF MILAN, TO DETERMINE A CHALLENGER FOR THE ITALIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. LAVIZZARI THEN WENT TO VERONA TO CHALLENGE CAVALLARI (THE CHAMPION) WHERE 23 GAMES OF A 40 GAME MATCH WERE PLAYED, WITH THE SCORE 3 WINS EACH AND 17 DRAWS. THE MATCH WAS THEN ADJOURNED, TO BE FINISHED AT A LATER DATE.
OCT.   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH (10 GAME).
JESSE HANSON VS. GEORGE FARLEY 3-2-6 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY. (FARLEY GIVEN A 1 GAME LEAD) SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY VOL. VII, NO. 12, DEC. 1927
10/15  7TH  SEATTLE (USA) VS. VANCOUVER (CANADA) TEAM MATCH at SEATTLE. 11 PER SIDE, WON BY SEATTLE  40-13-8 DRAWS.
NOV.   MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.
RAY GOULD WINS TITLE.  
11/24-26   PENNSYLVANIA STATE TOURNAMENT at PITTSBURGH. THIS WAS PROMOTED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA CHECKER ASSOCIATION AS FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
LAWRENCE M. LEWIS WINS TITLE. 
12/17  DEATH OF THOMAS HARRIGAN OF PITTSBURGH, PA. HE WAS A NOTED PLAYER AND PATRON OF THE GAME FOR MANY YEARS.
12/26-   GLAMORGAN CHAMPIONSHIP at PORTH, RHONDDA, WALES.
H. TOWNSEND WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL. 4, NO. 4, APRIL 1928.
12/27-30 NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at YORK.
GEORGE GROSVENOR WINS TITLE.
CHRISTMAS WEEK  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.
E.H. GILL WINS TITLE.
CHRISTMAS WEEK  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CAMBRIDGE.
VICTOR JOHNSON WINS TITLE, DEFEATING ALEX CAMERON IN THE FINALS 5-4-27 DRAWS.
 
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1928

DEC./JAN. ??? CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE.

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.

1/1-    MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

NATHAN RUBIN WINS TITLE,DEFEATING FLOYD PENNELL IN THE  FINALS , WHICH WERE DELAYED FOR A WEEK.

1/1     ILLINOIST STATE TOURNAMENT at WYANET.

OSCAR APPLE WINS TITLE.

1/1     BOSTON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

HERBERT MORRALL WINS TITLE.

1/1     PITTSBURGH DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

LOUIS FREEMAN WINS TITLE.

JAN.   KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WINFILED.

CHARLES MUNSON WINS TITLE.

1/1-   2nd BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW.

WILLIAM KILGOUR WINS TITLE, DEFEATING SAM COHEN IN THE FINALS 1-0-5 DRAWS. DRAUGHTS REVIEW REPORTS THAT THERE WERE AROUND 1400 SPECTATORS DURING THE COURSE OF THE TOURNEY. SELECT ENDINGS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL.4, NO.2 FEB 1928.

2ND BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP TY WINNER
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JAN.   STAKE MATCH.

SAM GONOTSKY VS. MIKE LIEBER 0-0-40 DRAWS at LONG ISLAND, N.Y.

THIS 40 GAME STRUGGLE MARKED MIKE LIEBER AS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS OF THE ERA. IT WAS ALSO A COFFIN NAIL FOR THE TWO MOVE RESTRICTION, AND HASTENED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE THREE MOVE RESTRICTION, IN AN EFFORT TO PREVENT DRAWN GAMES BETWEEN MASTER PLAYERS.

JAN.   1ST CORRESPONDENCE TOURNAMENT OF NEW ZEALAND. 

THIS TOURNEY, PROMOTED AND MANAGED BY W.B. RENDALL, TOOK TWO YEARS TO COMPLETE, AND WAS WON BY D. CALDERWOOD OF HAMILTON, WHO WAS AWARDED THE TITLE OF NEW ZEALAND CORRESPONDENCE CHAMPION.

JAN.   TASMANIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

GEORGE MOODIE WINS TITLE. THIS WAS REPORTED IN THE JAN ISSUE OF "DRAUGHTS REVIEW", BUT THE TOURNAMENT  PROBABLY TOOK PLACE IN NOV/DEC. 1927.

JAN.   NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWARK.

THOMAS QUINLAN WINS TITLE, DEFEATING J.G. FINLEY IN THE FINALS, 2-0-1 DRAWN. SELECT FINALS GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL.4, NO.3, MARCH 1928.

1/16   DEATH OF JAMES HILLHOUSE, AGE 59, AT WINNIPEG. 

HILLHOUSE WAS A TRANSPLANTED SCOTSMAN, WHO SERVED THE SCOTTISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION IN MANY CAPACITIES, INCLUDING AS PRESIDENT. HE ALSO WAS PRESIDENT OF THE MANITOBA CHECKER ASSOCIATION.

HIS BOOK COLLECTION IS HELD IN THE MITCHELL REFERENCE LIBRARY IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

1/16-21   DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at LONDON, ONT.

TIE : WILLIAM ALLEN, GUY ANDUS, GEORGE IRWIN , BUT ALLEN RETAINS TITLE. 

1/16-17   1ST ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.

LINWOOD ROBERTS WINS TITLE.

1/27-   MANITOBA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WINNEPEG.

G.H. COLLIN RETAINS TITLE. SELECT FINALS GAMES 

PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL.4, NO. 5, MAY 1928.

FEB.    ST. PETERSBURG ANNUAL TOURNAMENTS.

MASTERS TOURNEY WON BY WILLIAM RYAN. SEMI-MASTERS TOURNEY WON BY DAN MACRAE. TOURIST TOURNEY WON BY MELVIN GRIMES.

FEB.    DOWN STATE ILLINOIS TOURNAMENT at DWIGHT.

HARLAND RICHARDS WINS TOURNEY, HIS SECOND IN SUCCESSION.

FEB.    MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at MINNEAPOLIS.

O.A. HOLT WINS TITLE.

FEB.    L.T. DEBEARN ORGANIZES THE INDUSTRIAL CHECKER LEAGUE OF DETROIT, WHICH INCLUDES TWELVE (!) TEAMS COMPETING IN LEAGUE MATCHES.

FEB.   INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at TERRE HAUTE.

HERBERT BROWN RETAINS TITLE. 

FEB.   CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

SOLOMON JERUCHEMSON RETAINS TITLE.

FEB.   CHICAGO CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

BASIL CASE WINS TITLE.

FEB.   SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ABERDEEN.

WILLIAM LEMLER WINS TITLE. 

FEB.???  COLORADO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ??? 

B.F. McGREEVY WINS TITLE.

2/4     YORKSHIRE TOURNAMENT at LEEDS.

THE FINAL ROUND BEING WON BY T. BIGGS, DEFATING H.R. HILL BY 1-0-3 DRAWS.

2/7-10    IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

A.L. CIHAK WINS TITLE.

2/18-19   WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at WHITEWATER.

W.S. PRIBE RETAINS TITLE.

2/22     NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at FARGO.

JOHN MEYER RETAINS TITLE.

2/22     BOSTON CHECKER CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT.

E.C. WATERHOUSE WINS TOURNEY.

3/6-10  SASKATCHEWAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ROSETOWN.

FLEMING BROWN WINS TITLE.

3/24  FINAL OF THE FIRST REYNOLDS CUP COMPETITION FOR THE BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP at LONDON.

YORKSHIRE VS MIDDLESEX 6-5-13 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN CUP.

MARCH  STAKE MATCH.

WILLIAM RYAN VS. JESSE B. HANSON  6-3-19 DRAWS at NEW YORK. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL .VIII, NO. 3, MARCH 1928

SPRING  STAKE MATCH.

WILLIAM RYAN VS. JESSE HANSON 4-2-23 DRAWS at CLEVELAND.

APRIL  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

FRED A. BARKER WINS TITLE.

4/6     FORMATION OF THE ALBERTA CHECKER ASSOCIATION. W.P. HAMMOND PRES.

4/6-11   NEW ZEALAND DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION DOMINION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHRISTCHURCH.

G.A. BROWN WINS TITLE.

EASTER WEEK  WELSH DRAUGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP at CARDIFF.

T.F. SMITH WINS TITLE

EASTER WEEK  ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MANCHESTER.

JOHN HYND WINS TITLE.

SEATED REAR J. DUFFICY(LEFT) VS J.T. ROBERTS
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4/9    LANARKSHIRE CUP TOURNAMENT FINALS at SHOTTS.

J. MCLAUGHLIN WINS CHAMPIONSHIP.

4/9-   CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

W.F. GLASSON WINS TITLE.

4/14  GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.

P. SWEENEY, 1 WIN VS. W.G. MILLAR , 0 WINS, 3 DRAWS.

SWEENEY WINS TITLE.

SELECT FINALS ENDINGS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL.4, NO.5, MAY 1928.

TOURNEY ATTRACTED 54 COMPETITORS.

4/21  TEAM MATCH.

VANCOUVER (CANADA) VS. SEATTLE (USA) at VANCOUVER. 9 PLAYERS PER SIDE.

VANCOUVER WINS MATCH 12-7-15 DRAWS. 

MAY    THE HEITZINGER SCHACHCLUB, VIENNA, AUSTRIA'S LARGEST CHESS CLUB, CHANGES TO AN OFFICIAL CHESS AND DRAUGHTS CLUB, WITH PROMISES OF FUTURE TOURNAMENTS, AND DEDICATED PAGES IN ITS OWN MONTHLY CHESS MAGAZINE.

MAY   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

SAM COHEN WINS TITLE, DEFEATING D.G. MCKELVIE IN THE FINALS 3-1-1 DRAW. GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW, VOL. 4, NO. 8-12, AUG-DEC. 1928.

5/3     DEATH OF WILLIAM SUITT OF CAMBRIDGE, OH. FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE CEDAR POINT CHECKER ASSOCIATION. HE WAS A GREAT PATRON OF THE GAME. HE ALSO 

DONATED ALL OF THE CUSTOM MADE INLAID BOARDS USED AT THE 1927 INTERNATIONAL GB/US MATCH 

5/5     GLASGOW DEFEATS LONDON IN A TELEGRAPH MATCH. 16 PLAYERS A SIDE. AFTER THREE HOURS, NO GAMES WERE FINISHED, AND THE GAMES WERE ADJUDICATED BY R.J. ALLEN. GLASGOW 4 WINS, LONDON 1 WIN, ALL THE REST DRAWN.

5/5   EDINBURGH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT FINALS.

EDDIE GIBSON WINS CHAMPIONSHIP.

5/15   DEATH OF JOSEPH LANNIN, AGE 62, FROM A FALL AT THE GRANADA HOTEL, BROOKLYN. LANNIN WAS ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST PATRONS OF THE GAME. HE ALSO HAD AN IMMENSE LIBRARY, WHICH INCLUDED THE MANUSCRIPTS OF RICHARD JORDAN, CHARLES BARKER AND HUGH HENDERSON (AMONG OTHERS). ALTHOUGH  IT WAS RUMORED AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH THAT HIS WILL DETERMINED  THESE BE SEALED FOREVER IN HIS FAMILY VAULT AND NEVER RELEASED TO THE CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS PLAYING PUBLIC, IT WAS REVEALED IN THE NOTES TO THE GONOTSKY-LIEBER MATCH THAT HERB MORRALL (GAMES EDITOR OF THE MATCH BOOK) HAD OBTAINED THESE MANUSCRIPTS. THE CURRENT WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKOWN TO THE OMOCH EDITORS.

JOSEPH LANNIN 1866-1928
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5/23   DEATH OF ALICK ALEXANDER, OF SOUTHPORT, AGED 79. HE WAS FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE LANCASHIRE DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION AND THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION. HE DONATED A MAGNIFICENT SOLID SILVER SHIELD FOR THE AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND.
SPRING/SUMMER  STAKE MATCH.
JESSE B. HANSON VS. WILLIAM RYAN 8-2 REMAINDER DRAWN at CHICAGO. THIS WAS THEIR FOURTH STAKE MATCH IN LESS THAN 9 MONTHS.
JULY  OWING TO DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CHESS AND  DRAUGHTS SECTIONS AT THE HIETZINGER CLUB IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA, THE DRAUGHTS PLAYERS PROPOSE TO LEAVE AND FORM THEIR OWN CLUB, WITH ITS OWN HEADQUARTERS. 
7/4 NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at DURHAM.
ED SCHEIDT WINS TITLE.
7/9-10  FOUNDING OF THE OZARK CHECKER ASSOCIATION at BRANSON, MO. 1st TOURNAMENT WON BY T.L. BROUSE.
JULY-AUG  2-MOVE RESTRICTION MATCH.
SOLOMON  "SOLLY"  JERUCHEMSON VS NAT. C. HUNNICUTT  5-3-20 DRAWS.
8/11   DEATH OF  JOHN HYND, 54. HE WAS A FORMER, AND AT THE TIME CURRENT, ENGLISH CHAMPION , AND PLAYER OF THE MASTER CLASS FOR MORE THAN THIRTY YEARS. 

8/13   DEATH OF WILL TYSON, AGE 56 AT BIG RUN, PA. US. TYSON WAS A GREAT PATRON OF THE GAME, AS WELL AS AN OUSTANDING PLAYER, WHO WAS CONSIDERED FOR A POSITION ON THE 1927 AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TEAM.

SUMMER ??? DEATH OF PETER THIRKELL, NOTED ENGLISH ANALYST AND CRITIC. HE HAD CONTRIBUTED HEAVILY TO THE DRAUGHTS WORLD MAGAZINE.

8/14   PANHANDLE CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at CLARENDON, TEXAS.

J.H. MORRIS WINS TOURNEY.

AUG.  CANADIAN TEAM MATCH at THE VANCOUVER FAIR.

CANADA  WEST (54 WINS) VS. CANADA EAST (28 WINS), 98 DRAWS. AFTER THE MATCH , THE CANADIAN CHECKER ASOCIATION WAS FORMED TO REPLACE THE DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION.

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AUG . CEDAR POINT  OUTING WEEK  at CEDAR POINT, OH.

MASTERS TOURNAMENT WON BY SAM  GONOTSKY. THE MASTERS WAS PLAYED WITH THE 11 MAN BALLOT SYSTEM, AND WAS THE FIRST MAJOR US MASTERS TOURNEY TO DO SO. TOURIST TOURNEY WON BY EUGENE ZUBER, WHO WOULD CONTINUE PARTICIPATING IN THE GAME FOR OVER SEVENTY YEARS. 

8/15-16   SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE, NC.

EDWIN HUNT WINS TOURNEY.

SUMMER??? QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA.

R.R. CLIFORD WINS TITLE.

SUMMER  EXHIBITION/PURSE MATCH -11 MAN BALLOT.

JESSE B. HANSON VS. JOHN DOUGHERTY 5-2-13 at LOS ANGELES , PASADENA, AND LONG BEACH.

9/3    LABOR DAY TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN, NEBRASKA.

TOURNEY WON BY WILLIAM FLEMING.

9/3    VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTESVILLE.

DR. R.H. BROCKWELL WINS TITLE.

SEPT.  KANSAS FREE FAIR TOURNAMENT at TOPEKA.

CHARLES MUNSON WINS TOURNEY, HIS THIRD IN SUCCESSION.

SEPT.  WILLIE RYAN CANCELS HIS EXHIBITION TOUR OF AUSTRALIA WHEN HE IS OFFERED EMPLOYMENT AT FISHER BODY COMPANY IN FLINT, MICHIGAN. HE JOINS MANY OTHER AMERICAN MASTER PLAYERS EMPLOYED THERE.

9/27  36th ANNUAL TOWN VS. COUNTRY MATCH at MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA. TOWN TEAM 152 WINS, COUNTRY TEAM 114 WINS, 82 DRAWS.

OCT.   EDWARD CHAPMAN BEQUEATHS $1000.00 TO THE PORTLAND, MAINE, YMCA TO BE INVESTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GAME OF CHECKERS AND CHECKERS PLAYERS.

OCT.  STAKE MATCH-PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP

JESSE B. HANSON VS. SOLOMON JERUCHEMSON 7-2-17 DRAWS at LOS ANGELES. THE COMPLETE GAMES OF THIS MATCH ARE INCLUDED IN THE HANSON-HALL 1955 PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH BOOK.

FALL    EXHIBITION MATCH.

BASIL CASE VS. PADDY WHALEN 3-2-15 DRAWS at CHICAGO.

11/12-12/1  JOE LANNIN TOURNAMENT at BOSTON CHECKER CLUB. FRANK McCLELLAN. WINS TOURNEY.

11/19-   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - 11 MAN BALLOT.

NEWELL BANKS VS. ASA LONG  7-5-28 DRAWS at DETROIT.

BANKS RETAINS TITLE.

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY TO BE THE MUCH ANTICIPATED BANKS/GONOTSKY SHOWDOWN. WHEN THE FUNDS RAISED FAILED TO  MEET THE GUARANTEED PURSE ($1000.00), 

GONOTSKY REFUSED TO PLAY. ASA LONG AGREED TO PLAY BANKS FOR THE $700.00 PURSE, SPLIT 60-40 TO WINNER-LOSER. GAMES PUBLISHED IN THE DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL.3, NO.5 MARCH 1929, AND VOL.5, NO.7, JULY 1929.

11/20   16th MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

WALLACE GOULD WINS TITLE.

CHRISTMAS WEEK  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

NATHAN RUBIN RETAINS TITLE.

CHRISTMAS WEEK  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.

MERRILL FLOOD WINS TITLE.

CHRISTMAS WEEK   OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY.

JEFF CLAYTON WINS TITLE.

CHRISTMAS WEEK   OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LIMA.

MIKE LIEBER WINS THIS TOURNEY, HIS LAST MAJOR VICTORY IN A SHORT CAREER THAT STAMPED HIM AS ONE OF THE GREATEST CROSSBOARD PLAYERS OF HIS ERA.

12/31-1/1   ALBERTA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CALGARY.

JOHN VANDERBURG WINS TITLE.

 

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1929

1/1-5  35TH   SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at EDINBURGH.

ALEXANDER INGLIS WINS TITLE.

JAN.  KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

JAMES B. MARSHALL WINS TITLE.

JAN.  NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

JOHN FINLEY WINS TITLE.

JAN.  NEWELL BANKS VS. LOUIS GINSBERG, 1-0-7 DRAWS at BOSTON, MASS. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN THE DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL 5, NO. 4, APRIL 1929.

1/28  DEATH OF RALPH POMEROY, SON OF FREE-STYLE (GAYP) CHAMPION MELVIN POMEROY AT CARBONDALE, PA. ALTHOUGH NOT IN THE RANKS OF HIS FATHER AS A PLAYER, HE WAS A NOTED CLUB PLAYER WITHIN HIS DISTRICT.

2/1-2  2ND ARKANSAS CHECKER ASSN. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.

BOBBIE GREENE WINS TITLE.

2/7   SOUTHEAST MISSOURI CHECKER ASSN FORMED. FIRST TOURNEY WON BY NOBLE TRIBBLE AND CHARLIE HAMILTON (TIED). IN A PLAYOFF PLAYED AT A LATER DATE, TRIBBLE WINS THE TITLE WITH A 5-2-2 DRAWN SCORE.

2/21-23   15TH ANNUAL NORTH DAKOTA CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT at FARGO.

JOHN MEYER RETAINS TITLE.

2/22   ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHAMPAIGN.

BASIL CASE WINS TITLE.

2/22  BROOKLYN CHECKER CLUB MASTERS TOURNAMENT.

WON BY RAY GOULD.

2/22  BOSTON CHECKER CLUB'S ANNUAL "MELVIN BROWN" TOURNEMANT.

WON BY SAUL WESLOW.

2/23-24  WISCONSIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEMANT at GREEN LAKE.

F.C. STOKES WINS TITLE.

2/25-26  2ND SOUTH DAKOTA CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT at ABERDEEN.

WM. LEMEIR RETAINS TITLE.

FEB.  MINNEAPOLIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

JOHN STILES WINS TITLE.

FEB.   DALLAS (TEXAS) CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

A.J. TEMPLE WINS TITLE.

FEB.   IOWA CHECKER ASSN. CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  IOWA FALLS.

L.W. BITTLE AND WILL COOK ARE CO-CHAMPIONS.

FEB.  HANDICAP MATCH

VIC MONTERIO VS. JAMES SHEFFIELD, WITH HALF THE MATCH BEING PLAYED IN BOSTON, THE OTHER HALF AT PROVIDENCE (RI). SHEFFIELD, WITH A 2 GAME ADVANTAGE GIVEN BY MONTERIO AT START, WINS 6-5-13 DRAWS.

FEB.  5TH CALIFORNIA CHECKER ASSN. TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.

EVERETT FULLER, IN ONE OF HIS INITIAL SUCCESSES AS A TOURNEY PLAYER, DEFEATS JOHN DOUGHERTY IN THE FINALS, 3-1-2 DRAWS. NEARLY FORTY YEARS LATER, FULLER WOULD WIN THE TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE CROSSBOARD CHAMPION.

FEB.  ROBERT STEWART ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE OF NEWELL BANKS FOR A (RETURN) WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH, TO BE PLAYED IN DETROIT.

FEB.  ST. PETERSBURG ANNUAL TOURNAMENT.

MASTER TOURNEY WON BY WILLIE RYAN, SEMI-MASTER TOURNEY WON BY E.H WILLIAMS, TOURIST TOURNEY WON BY H.D. WILSON.

FEB.  SASKATCHEWAN CHECKER ASSN. ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at SASKATOON.

WON BY GEORG MITCHELL.

FEB.  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PORTLAND.

REX B. WOOD WINS TITLE.

FEB.???  COLORADO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

HARRY PETERS WINS TITLE.

FEB. "IT'S YOUR MOVE" , BY WILLIE RYAN, PUBLISHED BY DAVID MCKAY CO., PHILADELPHIA, PA.

3/5   DEATH OF ALLAN HYND, AGE 59, AT MANCHESTER.. HE WAS A MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE AND ENGLISH CHAMPION, WHO ALSO COMPETED WITH THE ENGLISH TEAM IN THE 1905 GB/US INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

3/11-19 7TH AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, THE "SEELBACH RUMP” at CHICAGO, IL.

SAM GONOTSKY WON THIS TOURNAMENT, WHICH HE BELIEVED WAS THE "OFFICIAL" TOURNAMENT FOR THE AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP. THIS TOURNEY, HOWEVER, WAS NOT SANCTIONED BY THE GOVERNING AMERICAN BODY OF THE DAY (THE ACA), AND HAS NEVER BEEN COUNTED AMONG "OFFICIAL" AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS. 

THE GREAT GONOTSKY
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3/23 DEATH OF MICHAEL LIEBER, AGED 24, at FLINT, MICHIGAN. WINNER OF MANY REGIONAL TOURNEYS OF THE DAY, AND ALSO A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN TEAM IN ITS  INTERNATIONAL MATCH WITH GREAT BRITAIN , LIEBER WAS ONE OF THE STRONGEST AMERICAN CROSSBOARD PLAYERS AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. HIS EARLY DEMISE WAS CAUSED BY AN ATTACK OF PLEURISY THAT LATER DEVELOPED INTO PNEUMONIA.

MARCH  STAKE MATCH FOR $50.00. 
GEORGE FARLEY VS. PAUL THOMPSON 3-2-5 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL IX, NO.3, MARCH 1929.
4/1-  ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HUDDERSFIELD.
SAM COHEN BEAT T. GOLDSBOROUGH IN FINAL.
COHEN WINS TITLE.
GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL.7, NO. 5, JULY 1929 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.
4/1-2  WALES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CARDIFF.
P. THOMAS WINS TITLE.
EASTER WEEK    AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP 
TOURNAMENT  at BRISBANE .
W. PENMAN WINS TITLE

EASTER WEEK    NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP at DANNEVIRKE, NORTH ISLAND.

D. CALDERWOOD WINS TITLE.

SPRING ???  CHAMPIONSHIP OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA TOURNAMENT.

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.

4/5   DEATH OF SAMUEL GONOTSKY, AGED 26, AT FLINT, MICHIGAN, US. 

AT THE TIME THE CURRENT AMERICAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPION, SAM "THE GREAT" GONOTSKY WAS THE GREATEST PLAYER OF HIS ERA, AND IS CONSIDERED BY ANALYSTS FROM THEN UNTIL NOW AS ONE OF THE GREATEST CROSSBOARD PLAYERS OF ALL TIME. GONOTSKY CONTRACTED THE FLU, AND LATER TUBERCULOSIS, AND DIED AS A RESULT OF THESE COMPLICATIONS.

 

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MIKE LIEBER VS. SAM GONOTSKY

 

APRIL   GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

A. B. SCOTT WINS TITLE FOR A RECORD 4TH TIME. HE WAS THE FIRST WINNER IN 1905.

4/16  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

HARRY MOULDING WINS TITLE. FINALS PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL 5, NO.5 MAY 1929.

4/20-  BEGINNING OF THE LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT AT THE FAMED DIVIANI'S RESTAURANT.

SAM COHEN WINS TITLE, BY PLAYING TO TWELVE STRAIGHT DRAWS WITH LEONARD CLAXTON, WHO RESIGNED INSTEAD OF ALLOWING THE BARRED OPENINGS TO BE PLAYED.

4/27, 5/4  EDINBURGH INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS.

JOHN ALLEN DEFEATS GEORGE McKAY 2-1-3 DRAWS.

APRIL   SAM GROVER, A MEMBER OF THE 1ST AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TEAM AND ONE OF THE STRONGEST PLAYERS OF THAT ERA, EMERGES FROM HIS RETIREMENT AT AN EVENT IN BOSTON, WHERE HE DEFEATS HERBERT DURGIN 2-0-2 DRAWS. 

5/11  MIDDLESEX  (5 WINS) DEFEATS YORKSHIRE (2 WINS) WITH 17 DRAWS TO WIN THE REYNOLDS CUP at LONDON.

5/22 DEATH OF JAMES PATERSON,OF MELBOURNE. HE WAS A FORMER  AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER.

"ARE YOU OR ANYONE HERE OR ANYWHERE ELSE STUPID ENOUGH TO BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE OR EVER HAD A MAN THAT COULD BEAT THE BRITISH TEAM BY THIRTEEN GAMES AS GONOTSKY DID ?"
D.G. MCKELVIE, IN 1929, WHEN ASKED TO RATE THE STRENGTH OF SAM GONOTSKY AS A PLAYER
 

7/4-5   N. CAROLINA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TY at ALBERMARLE

EDWARD SCHEIDT RETAINS TITLE.

7/4    INTERSTATE TEAM MATCH

VIRGINIA VS. WEST VIRGINIA 61-49-66 DRAWS at CLIFTON FORGE. 7 PLAYERS PER SIDE.

7/23   DEATH OF GEORGE ANDERSON, OF SALISBURY, NC. HE WAS A FORMER N. CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN STATES TOURNEY CHAMPION.

JULY  17TH TEXAS CHECKER ASSN. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TY at DALLAS.

A.J. TEMPLE WINS TITLE. 

JULY  2ND OZARK CHECKER ASSN. TY at BRANSON, MO.

PROF. T.L. BOUSE WINS TOURNEY.

SUMMER VERMONT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TY at MONTPELIER.

ERNEST STACY WINS TITLE.

SUMMER  17 YEAR OLD LEONARD CLAXTON PUBLICLY CHALLENGES AMERICAN WILLIE  RYAN TO A STAKE MATCH, AND ALSO CHALLENGES ANY SCOTSMAN (EXCEPT GEORGE O'CONNER) TO A 100. STAKE MATCH.    

8/5-16 7TH AMERICAN TOURNAMENT  (ACA) at CEDAR POINT, OH .

ASA LONG RECAPTURES THE TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION.

THIS TOURNEY WAS TO INITIALLY BE  TOUTED AS THE "EIGTH" AMERICAN TOURNAMENT. HOWEVER, IT WAS LATER VOTED THAT THE PREVIOUS TOURNEY BILLED AS A U.S. "NATIONAL", THE SEELBACH RUMP IN CHICAGO, SHOULD NOT RECEIVE ANY RECOGNITION AS A U.S. NATIONAL TOURNEY, THUS THE TITLE OF 7TH AMERICAN USED FOR THIS TOURNEY. THE GAMES OF BOTH TOURNAMENTS WERE PUBLISHED, WITH THE TERM "7TH AMERICAN" UTILIZED IN THE TITLE OF EACH BOOK.  MINORS TOURNEY GAMES PUBLISHED IN INDIANA CHECKER BULLETIN VOL.2, NO.1, JAN-FEB, 1932. 

ASA LONG
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8/13-14  GEORGIA CHECKER ASSN. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GREENSBORO.

HAROLD ALMAN WINS TITLE. 

8/31  TEAM MATCH

VANCOUVER VS. SEATTLE 23-18-33 DRAWS at STANLEY PARK, VANCOUVER.

AUG.  STAKE MATCH.

WILLIAM RYAN VS. BASIL CASE 5-4-11 DRAWS at CHICAGO.

AUG.  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at SPARTANBURG.

EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TOURNEY.

AUG.  STAKE MATCH

GOERGE MOODIE VS. D. O'TOOLE 8-0-12 DRAWS at LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN DRAUGHTS REVIEW VOL.11, NO.5, NOV. 1929.

9/9 DEATH OF HENRY CHRISTIE AT SUNDERLAND.  HE WON THE ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1891, AND WAS A MEMBER OF THE BRITISH INTERNATIONAL TEAM IN 1927.

9/30  DEATH OF HERBERT  L. "WONDER" BROWN, AGED 41 AT FLINT MICH. MANY TIMES INDIANA STATE CHAMPION, BROWN ALSO WAS A STRONG CONSIDERATION FOR THE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL MATCH TEAM.

HERBERT BROWN, STANDING LEFT, GIVING AN EXHIBIT AT LAKESIDE PARK, FLINT MICHIGAN, CIRCA 1928.
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FALL  ARKANSAS CHECKER ASSN. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TY at LITTLE ROCK. BOBBIE GREENE RETAINS TITLE.

10/9  DEATH OF IVAN POWERS, AGED 79 OF CUBA, NEW YORK. HE WAS A NOTED AUTHORITY ON THE GAME'S HISTORY AND ITS LITERATURE.

12/17  DEATH OF JAMES FERRIE, GLASGOW, AGED 72. FORMER WORLD CHAMPION , AND MANY TIMES CHAMPION OF SCOTLAND. HE WAS ALSO A CONTESTANT IN THE 1905 AND 1927 GB VS. USA INTERNATIONAL MATCHES. ONE OF THE "GREATEST OF THE GREAT", HE REMAINS UNIVERSALLY RESPECTED AS ONE OF THE GRANDEST GENTLEMEN OF THE GAME'S HISTORY.

JAMES FERRIE, AGE 60  IN THE NURSERY GARDENS AT ALEXANDER PARK, GLASGOW , SCOTLAND. PHOTO TAKEN IN 1917.
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CHRISTMAS WEEK.  MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY at FLINT.

NATHAN RUBIN VS L.M. LEWIS IN FINAL  2-0-4 DRAWS.

RUBIN RETAINS TITLE.

12/26  GLAMORGAN CHAMPIONSHIP at PONTYPRIDD, WALES.

H. TOWNSEND WINS TITLE FOR THE THIRD TIME IN SUCCESSION AND THE CUP BECOMES HIS PROPERTY.

WINTER???  QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

J.A. MULLIN WINS TITLE. 

WINTER ???  NEW SOUTH WALES TOURNAMENT.

JOHN LEE WINS TITLE.

WINTER ???  VICTORIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

J. BOYLES WINS TITLE.

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