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1910

1/1-4 5TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH. 

SCOTLAND VS. ENGLAND 39-17-79 DRAWS at GLASGOW.

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1/1-  PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PITTSBURG.

T.J. HARRINGTON WINS TITLE.

1/4-5  KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

WILLIAM PILCHER WINS TITLE.

1/18-20  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MARSHALLTOWN.

GEORGE S. JENNINGS WINS TITLE.

1/21-22  ILLINOIS DOWN STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at NORMAL,IL.

PETER DORAN DEFEATS A.J. KLINKA IN THE FINALS 2-0-1 DRAW.

TEAM MATCH-CHICAGO VS. DOWN STATE, IL. 15-4-5 DRAWS.

JAN.   MARYLAND STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

W.H. BOKEE VS. WILSON I. COUDON 4-1-3 DRAWS at ???

BOKEE WINS TITLE. THIS WAS A REMATCH, AS THE TWO HAD PLAYED EARLIER WITH A 2-2-4 DRAWS SCORE.

JAN.    IN PREPARATION FOR HIS UPCOMING MATCH WITH HUGH HENDERSON, NEWELL BANKS VISITS THE MAJOR EASTERN US PLAYING CENTERS, WHERE HE WINS THE FAVOR OF MANY PROMINENT PLAYERS AND PROMOTERS WITH SIMULTANEOUS AND BLINDFOLD EXHIBITIONS. 

JAN.  NORTHEASTERN OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND. SPONSORED BY THE CLEVELAND CHECKER CLUB.

WELLINGTON TERRYBERRY WINS TITLE OF NEO CHAMPION, F.B. STONE WINS TITLE OF CLEVELAND CITY CHAMPION.

WINTER    TORONTO CHECKER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

W.S. SHAND WINS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP SHIELD.

WINTER   NORTHWESTERN OHIO MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

GUY GARWOOD VS. ALVIN C. JONES 6-1-5 DRAWS at ???

GARWOOD RETAINS TITLE.

FEB???  30 GAME MATCH.

J. SPRIGGS HALL VS. CAPT. F.B. FISHBURNE  9-7-??? DRAWS at ??? THIS MATCH WAS PLAYED OVER THREE SITTINGS.

FEB???  DEATH OF CHARLES CLARK. HE WAS A FORMER OHIO STATE CHAMPION, AND WAS THE WINNER OF THE FIRST CEDAR POINT TOURNAMENT.

2/1-3  13TH NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at

HASTINGS.

THOMAS J. REID WINS TITLE.

2/21-3/7  AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

(PLAYED ON 2-MOVE RESTRICTION)

NEWELL W. BANKS VS. HUGH HENDERSON 4-3-43 DRAWS at TOLEDO OH.

BANKS WINS TITLE, WHICH WAS VACANT SINCE THE DEATH OF CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER IN 1909.

PEN AND INK DRAWING BY T. DAVIDSON
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2/22  TEAM MATCH.

BOSTON VS. ALL NEW ENGLAND  147-112-100 DRAWS (95-A-SIDE) at BOSTON.

2/22   OKLAHOMA  STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MUSKOGEE.

T.G. ALLEN VS. CHARLES BRADLEY IN THE FINALS

2-1-9 DRAWS , WHICH WAS PLAYED ON MARCH 17.

ALLEN WINS TITLE.

3/28-29   FINAL ROUNDS OF THE FIRST AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND  at BRADFORD.

T. BIGGS DEFEATS F. KAISER IN FINAL TO WIN THE TITLE.

HE WINS THE ALEXANDER SHIELD, A MAGNIFICENT SOLID SILVER TROPHY DONATED BY ALICK ALEXANDER, PRESIDENT OF THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION.

114 PLAYERS HAD ENTERED THE COMPETITION.

3/29  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at AUCKLAND.

WILLIAM PENMAN WINS TITLE.

MAR.   NEWELL BANKS OFFICIALLY RESIGNS AS JUVENILE CHAMPION OF AMERICA. THE TITLE IS LATER CLAIMED BY HARRY LEIBERMAN.

MAR.   40 GAME MATCH.

C.J. WILLIAMSON VS. M.V. GOULD 10-8-21 DRAWS at ???

WILLIAMSON WAS A FORMER KANSAS STATE CHAMPION.

MAR.   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALFRED JORDAN VS. F. KAISER 1-0-9 DRAWS IN FINAL.

JORDAN RETAINS TITLE.

MAR./APR.  32nd LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND.

J. O'BRINE WINS TITLE.

APR.   EASTER WEEK  20 GAME STAKE MATCH, 6 PER SIDE.

R. SALLAWAY  VS. R.T. WARD  3-3-14 DRAWS at LONDON.

APR.   SOUTHERN CHAMPION F.B. FISHBURNE VISITS NEW YORK CITY. HE PLAYS AJEEB , THE "AUTOMATON" AT THE EDEN MUSEE, WINNING 3 GAMES.

FISHBURNE VS. E.A. DURGIN 5-3-??? DRAWS.

FISHBURNE VS. J.T. BRADFORD 3-3-??? DRAWS.

FISHBURNE VS. JIMMIE McENTEE 5-1-??? DRAWS.

ALL GAMES PLAYED ON 2-MOVE RESTRICTION, FISHBURNE'S FIRST ATTEMPT AT SUCH.

SPRING    FINAL OF FIRST COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP. ORGANISED BY THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION.

LANCASHIRE VS YORKSHIRE 7-6-11 DRAWS.

SPRING  12 GAME STAKE MATCH.

F. KAISER VS. R.T. WARD  3-3-6 DRAWS at LONDON.

SPRING  6th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

L. COLLINGWOOD WINS TITLE.

SPRING  LANCASHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALLAN HYND VS. FRANK DUNNE IN FINALS, 2-0-3 DRAWS. HYND RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING  PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at SAN FRANCISCO.

JOSEPH A. DROUILLARD WINS TITLE.

SPRING  FIFTY GAME MATCH.

MELVIN BROWN VS. D.M. GILDERSLEEVE 26-4-20 DRAWS at BROOKLYN. 

SPRING  1ST OMAHA CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. 

J. L. WILLS WINS TITLE.

SPRING  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH

J.W. JACOBSON VS. A. BANNERMAN 4-2-10 DRAWS at TORONTO, CANADA.

4/15  ALF JORDAN LEAVES LONDON FOR WORLD TOUR.

5/18 DEATH OF WILLIAM WEEDON AFTER FALLING DOWN STAIRS AND BREAKING HIS NECK. HE WAS MANIPULATOR OF AJEEB, THE CHECKERS AND CHESS AUTOMATON.

5/28-30  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.  PETER DORAN AND CHARLES HEFTER TIED. IT WAS AGREED THAT A LATER PLAY-OFF WOULD DETERMINE THE STATE TITLE-HOLDER. AS HEFTER WAS UNABLE TO ARRANGE A SUITABLE DATE, DORAN WAS DECLARED STATE CHAMPION.

5/30  1ST CONNECTICUT STATE TOURNAMENT at ANSONIA. 

GEORGE W. FAIRGRIEVE WINS TITLE.

5/30  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at AKRON.

H. O. NEWCOMB WINS TITLE.

6/25   TEAM MATCH. 

BIRMINGHAM VS. LONDON  14-6-11 DRAWS at BIRMINGHAM  (18-A-SIDE)

SUMMER   ALFRED JORDAN TOURS NEW ZEALAND. SCORES AGAINST THE CHAMPION PLAYERS;

JORDAN VS. J.A. BOREHAM 5-0-13 DRAWS.

JORDAN VS. D.A. BRODIE 5-0-13 DRAWS.

JORDAN VS. F.E. HILLKER  4-1-2 DRAWS.

JORDAN VS. J.A. LUCAS  2-0-1 DRAWS.

JORDAN VS. W. McILWRICK 5-0-1 DRAW.  

TOTAL SCORE IN NEW ZEALAND; 1967 GAMES PLAYED, 1561 WINS, 5 LOSSES, 401 DRAWS.

SUMMER-FALL   16 YEAR OLD HARRY LIEBERMAN TOURS THE MAJOR PLAYING HUBS OF THE EASTERN U.S., SHOWING UP AT CLUBS AND PLAYING SOME OF THE LEADING PLAYERS OF THE DAY, WITH CREDITABLE SCORES.

8/5  DEATH OF GEORGE BUCHANAN, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, AGED 34. SEVERAL TIMES WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP AND A GREAT BRITAIN INTERNATIONAL.

8/7-14  2nd CEDAR POINT OUTING TOURNAMENT.

LEE WARREN JAMES WINS SILVER CUP. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER , VOL. 4, NO. 9, SEPT. 1910.

8/11-13  3RD SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at MACON, GA.

CAPT F. B. FISHBURNE WINS THIS TOURNAMENT FOR THE 3RD TIME , WINNING 35 OUT OF 48 GAMES PLAYED, WITH NO LOSSES.

8/25   DEATH OF CHARLES E. WELEN, AGE 38, AT CHICAGO. HE WAS THE MAIN PROMOTER OF THE GAME IN THE CHICAGO AREA .

SEPT.   AS ANNOUNCED IN THE CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER, CANADA WINS THE TEAM CORRESPONDENCE MATCH WITH THE UNITED STATES, 55-40-290 DRAWS, WITH 15 GAMES PENDING AT THE TIME. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 5, NO. 2, FEB. 1911 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.

SEPT. 10 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

H.C. MILES VS. EDWARD HAYES 3-2-5 DRAWS at COLUMBUS, OH. 

SEPT.   VICTORIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE.

GEORGE COTTRILL WINS TITLE.

SEPT.  THE PROPOSED "WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT", SCHEDLUED FOR LONDON IN 1911 IS CALLED OFF, OWING TO DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE SCOTTISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION AND THE ENGLISH PROMOTERS REGARDING THE TOURNAMENT RULES. 

9/1  TEAM MATCH.

17TH ANNUAL TOWN VS. COUNTRY MATCH at MELBOURNE, VICTORIA. 87 BOARDS.

TOWN 203 WINS, COUNTRY 164 WINS, 110 DRAWS.

9/5  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at SAGINAW.

F. W. CARR WINS TITLE. W.B. BANKS RUNNER-UP. BANKS VS. CARR GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 4, NO. 10, OCT. 1910.  THE FIRST TOURNEY THERE IN 18 YEARS.

9/13   IN THE PAGES OF THE "COLUMBIA STATE" , SOUTH CAROLINA'S LARGEST NEWSPAPER, S.S. HALLMAN CLAIMS THE STATE CHECKER CHAMPIONSHIP, AND ISSUES A GENERAL CHALLENGE FOR A MATCH.

NOV???   30 GAME MATCH.

LOUIS GINSBERG VS. JOHN T. BRADFORD 5-5-20 DRAWS at NEW YORK.

11/8   JOHN T. DENVIR, PLAYER AND AUTHOR OF SEVERAL BOOKS ON THE GAME, WINS A SEAT ON THE 19TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS.

11/18-19  TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON.

T. L. ELLIS WINS TITLE .

11/24-25  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.   

HERBERT L. BROWN WINS TITLE. THIS IS THE FIRST PROMOTION OF THE NEWLY FORMED INDIANA CHECKER ASSOCIATION. 16 YEAR OLD L.M. LEWIS WINS EIGHTH PLACE.

11/27 CHICAGO MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

PROF H. C. HARTSHORN VS. ARTHUR H. BARNES  10-8-12 DRAWS.

HARTSHORN RETAINS TITLE.

11/27  ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at ???

GEORGE S. WATSON WINS TITLE.

DEC.   TEAM MATCH.

LONDON VS. BIRMINGHAM 8-4-12 DRAWS at LONDON.  (19-A-SIDE)

12/21    ALFRED JORDAN LEAVES BRISBANE, COMPLETING HIS AUSTRALASIAN TOUR.

HIS SCORES;

VS. VICTORIA    524-3-166 DRAWS.

VS. NEW SOUTH WALES    366-8-122 DRAWS.

VS. QUEENSLAND   173-1-28 DRAWS.

VS. NEW ZEALAND   1561-5-401 DRAWS.   

12/27    DEATH OF F.W. CARR, AGE 62, AT SAGINAW, MICHIGAN. HE WAS THE CURRENT MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPION, AND WAS PREPARING FOR A  MATCH WITH  W.B. BANKS IN DEFENSE OF HIS TITLE.

12/28-    2ND CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT HELD BY TORONTO CHECKER CLUB at TORONTO.

JOHN W. JACOBSON WINS TITLE. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 5, NO.1, JAN. 1911 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES. 

12/31-     PHILADELPHIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT BEGINS. THIS WOULD RUN FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, AND WAS BEING ADVERTISED AS BEING FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

DATE???  20 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

JOSEPH H. SCOTT VS. GEORGE TANNER 5-2-11 DRAWS at ??? (SOURCE, 3RD AMERICAN TOURNEY GAMES BOOK)

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1911
1/1    PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PITTSBURGH. THIS TOURNAMENT WOULD LAST SEVERAL WEEKS, WITH GAMES PLAYED ON SATURDAY NIGHTS.
T.J. HARRIGAN RETAINS DISPUTED TITLE, AS , AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS A PHILADELPHIA TOURNAMENT PROCLAIMING ITSELF AS BEING FOR THE STATE TITLE.
1/2   18TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.
JAMES FERRIE WINS TITLE.
1/2-3   NORTH EASTERN OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE CLEVELAND CHECKER CLUB.
B.J. McGORY WINS TITLE. J.E. WEIL WINS TITLE OF CLEVELAND CITY CHAMPION.
1/3-4   5TH KANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.
FRANK G. FARMER WINS TITLE.
1/8-18   STAKE MATCH  $250.00 PER SIDE.
JULIUS D'ORIO VS. PETER DORAN  10-3-31 DRAWS at CHICAGO. GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 5, NO.4, APRIL 1911 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.
1/13  ENGLISH CHAMPION ALFRED JORDAN ARRIVES IN SAN FRANCISCO TO BEGIN A TOUR OF AMERICA FOLLOWING HIS AUSTRALASIAN TOUR.

IN SAN FRANCISCO;

ALF JORDAN VS. PRESTON KETCHUM 1-0-9 DRAWS.
ALF JORDAN VS. S. F. HOGUE ("HOPEWELL" - SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPION)  2-0-24 DRAWS.

1/17-19  IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MARSHALLTOWN.

GEORGE S. JENNINGS RETAINS TITLE.
2/7-8  NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LINCOLN.
W.M. ELLIS WINS TITLE.
2/13-   SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.
ALF JORDAN VS. JOSEPH A. DROUILLARD (PACIFIC COAST CHAMPION)  7-0-11 DRAWS at SAN FRANCISCO, CA.
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FEB.   10 GAME MATCH.
ALF JORDAN VS. PRESTON KETCHUM 2-0-8 DRAWS at SAN FRANCISCO. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 5, NO. 3, MARCH 1911.
FEB.   16 GAME MATCH.
ALF JORDAN VS. F. "HOPEWELL" HOGUE (SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAMPION) 1-0-15 DRAWS at SAN FRANSISCO. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL. 5, NO. 3, MARCH 1911. 
2/22   TEAM MATCH. 
BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND 140-129-95 (OVER 100-A-SIDE)  at BOSTON, MA.
MELVIN BROWN TOURNAMENT WON BY W.G. HILL.
2/22-  UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SALT LAKE CITY.
O. J. GRIMES WINS TITLE. ALF JORDAN GAVE SEVERAL DAYS OF EXHIBITIONS, WITH SCORES OF 128-0-12 DRAWS. 
2/22-23  1ST  VERMONT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BURLINGTON.
H. C. CAMPBELL WINS TITLE.
2/28   LOS ANGELES CITY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. 
J. F. BURT , EDITOR OF THE CHECKER COLUMN IN THE LOS ANGELES SUNDAY HERALD, WINS TITLE.
3/1-4  3RD OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TULSA.
A. BRADLEY WINS TITLE.
3/12-15   ALF JORDAN GIVES EXHIBITIONS AT THE KANSAS CITY CHESS AND CHECKERS AND WHIST CLUB, WHERE HE LOSES THREE GAMES TO JOHN DOUGHERTY.
SPRING  33rd LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP.
GEORGE GRAHAM WINS TITLE.
SPRING   PHILADELPHIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
A. J. KLINKA WINS TITLE. THIS TOURNAMENT, WHICH BEGAN ON 12/31/10, WAS ALSO BILLED AS BEING FOR THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.
APR.   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.
F. KAISER WINS TITLE.
APR.   7th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
GEORGE O'CONNOR WINS TITLE
APR.   CORNWALL CHAMPIONSHIP. 
C. H. HOLLOW WINS TITLE.
4/6-7    KANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
FRANK FARMER VS. IRA MARSHALL 8-3-5 DRAWS at LEON.
FARMER RETAINS TITLE.
4/14-   AUSTRALASIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNEDIN, NZ.
WILLIAM PENMAN WINS TITLE. 
4/21   DEATH OF W.K. CAMPBELL, A NOTED CROSSBOARD PLAYER, IN LONDON. HE FINISHED TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN THE 1908 ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNEY, BUT THEN LOST TO ALFRED JORDAN IN A PLAY OFF.   
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4/24    OKLAHOMA STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP/ $100.00 STAKE.
A. BRADLEY VS. T.M. STEVENS 5-0-1 DRAW at GLENCOE.
BRADLEY RETAINS TITLE.
APR/MAY  AMIDST RUMORS THAT HE MIGHT EMERGE FROM RETIREMENT TO DEFEND THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP,
RICHARD JORDAN TOURS NORTHERN ENGLAND.
MAY    FIRST INTERCITY MATCH BY TELEGRAPH.
LONDON VS MANCHESTER 5-3-12 DRAWS. (20-A-SIDE)
5/15    2ND ARKANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.
F.P. LEVERETT WINS TITLE.
5/15   D.A. MUIR, IN A LETTER PUBLISHED IN THE GOLBE DEMOCRAT, CLAIMS THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE STATE OF COLORADO.
5/30   OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at DAYTON.
H. O. NEWCOMB WINS TITLE.
5/30  2ND CONNECTICUT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ANSONIA.
W. R. WELSH WINS TITLE.
5/30   ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.
FRANK WENDEMUTH WINS TITLE.
7/27-28  4TH SOUTHERN STATES CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GREENVILLE, SC.
J. M. ALLEN, AFTER BEING CHOSEN AS THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PRESIDENT, WINS TITLE.
7/29   20 GAME EXHIBITION MATCH.
ALF JORDAN VS. HERBERT BROWN  4-0-16 DRAWS at INDIANAPOLIS.
SUMMER  TEAM MATCH. 
YORKSHIRE VS. EDINBURGH 15-9-18 DRAWS (23-A-SIDE) at EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.
AUG???   ARKANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
GEORGE WATSON VS. F.P. LEVERETT 8-6-5 DRAWS at LITTLE ROCK.
WATSON WINS TITLE.
8/6-13  3rd CEDAR POINT OUTING WEEK .
HOLLAND C. MILES WINS CUP.
8/7-12  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.
ALF JORDAN (ENGLISH CHAMPION) VS.  NEWELL BANKS (AMERICAN CHAMPION)  4-1-13 DRAWS at CEDAR POINT, OH.
THIS MARKED THE END OF JORDAN'S AMERICAN TOUR.

8/9  TEAM MATCH. 

OHIO VS. ALL AMERICA 63-49-60 DRAWS. 19-A -SIDE.

8/8   SECOND AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED at CEDAR POINT, OH.

PRES. FRANK FITZPATRICK, SEC. MANSON TEETZEL.  IN 1947 MERGED WITH NATIONAL CHECKER ASSOCIATION TO FORM AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION.

SEPT.   KANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.  

T.F. LAYNE VS. FRANK FARMER 6-3-21 DRAWS at WICHITA.

LAYNE WINS TITLE.

9/4-16  50 GAME STAKE MATCH.  

HUGH HENDERSON VS. JULIUS D'ORIO 12-5-27 DRAWS at THE BOSTON CHECKER CLUB.

10/8  DEATH OF RICHARD JORDAN, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, AGED 38 - FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, THE RESULT OF A STREET CAR ACCIDENT. 

JORDAN WAS BORN OF IRISH PARENTAGE IN EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, HENCE HE WAS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE GREAT SCOTTISH GRANDMASTERS OF THE AGE. HE WON THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BY DEFEATING JAMES FERRIE IN 1896, 4-3-33 DRAWS. HE NEVER LOST THE TITLE IN CROSSBOARD PLAY, BUT RETIRED UNDEFEATED AFTER DEFENDING IT AGAINST HARRY FREEDMAN 7-1-21 DRAWS IN 1902. ALTHOUGH JORDAN DID CONTINUE TO PLAY THE GAME (PARTICULARLY AT THE 1905 US-GB INTERNATIONAL MATCH, WHERE HE HAD THE BEST SCORE OF ALL PLAYERS 13-0-27 DRAWS) HE WOULD NOT DEFEND THE TITLE AGAIN, AND THE TITLE ITSELF WOULD REMAIN "UNCLAIMED" UNTIL AFTER JORDAN'S DEATH. JUST PRIOR TO HIS DEATH, JORDAN WAS RUMORED TO BE CONSIDERING RETURNING TO ACTIVE MATCH PLAY, AND DEFENDING THE TITLE AGAINST ALFRED JORDAN. (WHO WOULD MAKE A CLAIM TO THE TITLE AFTER RICHARD JORDAN'S DEATH). AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH, RICHARD "DICK" JORDAN WAS CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE GREATEST PLAYER THE WORLD HAD EVER SEEN. 

10/10  VICTORIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE.

HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.

10/18    AT THE TOLEDO CHECKER CLUB, NEWELL BANKS BEGINS AN EXHIBITION TOUR OF AMERICA.

11/16  3RD TEXAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON.

SONLEY LeMAY WINS TITLE.

11/30   ILLINOIS STATE CHECKER CLUB ORGANIZED.

A.W. ELECTED VALENTINE PRESIDENT.

11/30  3RD ARKANSAS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.

GEORGE S. WATSON WINS TITLE. THIS IS THE SECOND STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT HELD IN LITTLE ROCK IN 1911.

11/30   MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF WESTERN NEW YORK PLUS $50.00 STAKE.

J.F. ROBERTS VS. H.R. MOON 6-1-5 DRAWS at WEST WINFIELD.

ROBERTS RETAINS TITLE.

11/30  $35.00 STAKE MATCH.

ANDREW DOSSETT VS. J.B. HANSON 2-0-7 DRAWS at INDIANAPOLIS.  THIS WAS A VERY EARLY MATCH IN THE CAREER OF HANSON, WHO WOULD GO ON TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE MATCH AND TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS IN THE GAME'S HISTORY. 

DEC.  TEXAS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

SONLEY LeMAY VS. B. J. GREER 14-2-7 DRAWS.

LeMAY RETAINS TITLE.

12/27-29   2ND VERMONT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at RUTLAND.

L. N. HYZER WINS TITLE.

12/29-30  INDIANA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

HERBERT L. BROWN RETAINS TITLE.

DATE???  MINNESOTA STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION ORGANIZES.

 

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1912

1/1-  19TH SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW.

ALF JORDAN WINS TOURNEY, DEFEATING FORMER WORLD CHAMPION JAMES FERRIE IN THE FINALS 1-0-11 DRAWS. WITH THIS VICTORY OVER FERRIE, MANY CONSIDER ALF JORDAN AS THE WORLD CHAMPION, WHICH WAS VACATED BY THE DEATH OF RICHARD JORDAN SEVERAL MONTHS EARLIER. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER VOL.6, NO.5, MAY 1912 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.

1/1     2ND MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

DR. W. B. BANKS WINS TITLE.

1/1     5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PAULDING, OHIO.

L.S. REAM WINS TITLE.

1/1     CHAMPIONSHIP OF NORTHEASTERN OHIO at CLEVELAND.

NORMALLY A TOURNAMENT IS HELD FOR THIS TITLE. HOWEVER, THIS YEAR ATTRACTED SO FEW PLAYERS, THAT IT WAS DECIDED TO HOLD A SIX GAME TITLE MATCH.

JAMES E. WEIL VS. B.J. McGORY 3-1-2 DRAWS.

WEIL WINS TITLE.

1/1     WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PITTSBURG.

HUGH HENDERSON WINS TITLE. IN SOMEWHAT OF A CONCESSION TO THE PLAYERS IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE STATE, THIS TOURNAMENT WAS SPECIFICALLY BILLED AS BEING FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA, AND NOT THE ENTIRE STATE.

JAN.   CENTRAL NEW YORK CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at UTICA.

C. N. GAFFNEY WINS TITLE.

JAN.   KANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HUTCHINSON.

JOHN DOUGHERTY WINS TITLE.

JAN.  6 GAME STAKE MATCH- GAYP (FREESTYLE).

JESSE B. HANSON VS. ALFRED JORDAN 0-0-6 DRAWS at LONDON. HANSON WINS THE MATCH, AS THE TERMS WERE THAT JORDAN WOULD WIN WITHIN SIX GAMES. THIS WAS PLAYED DURING A TOUR OF THE PLAYING CENTERS OF LONDON AND SCOTLAND, WHILE HANSON WAS TOURING GREAT BRITAIN WITH MORRIS ALBURTUS, THE ACTOR. EARNING HIMSELF A REPUTATION, HE RETURNED TO AMERICA AND WAS OFFERED THE POSITION OF OPERATING THE FAMOUS "AJEEEB" AUTOMATON IN THE EDEN MUSEE IN NEW YORK, WHICH HE DID FOR THREE YEARS. 

JAN???   REX WOOD BEGINS PUBLICATION OF "RUBE'S CHECKER CLIPPER", A PERIODICAL WHICH CONTAINS COPIES OF VARIOUS NEWSPAPER CHECKER COLUMNS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.  

JAN???  20 GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

NEWELL BANKS VS. PRESTON KETCHUM 5-2-13 DRAWS at SAN FRANCISCO. THIS MATCH WAS STARTED BY KETCHUM, WHO WAS CALLED AWAY ON BUSINESS. THE SCORE AT THE TIME WAS BANKS 4, KETCHUM 1, 7 DRAWS. S.F. "HOPEWELL" HOGUE THEN STEPPED IN TO FINISH THE MATCH.

2/13-18    NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at OMAHA.

J. L. WILLS AND C. W. CHAMBERS TIED. IT WAS AGREED THAT THESE TWO WOULD PLAY A TWELVE GAME SERIES ON APRIL 20. THIS TOOK PLACE, AT WHICH TIME J.L WILLS EMERGED AS THE RECOGNIZED STATE CHAMPION. 

2/21-24   OKLAHOMA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at VINITA.

ALBERT S. MORLEY WINS TITLE. 

2/20-22   IOWA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at DES MOINES.

W. F. B. CLEVENGER WINS TITLE.

2/22   ANNUAL BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND MATCH at BOSTON. A RARE WIN FOR ANE  175-162-119  (119-A-SIDE). ABOUT 500 PLAYERS WERE PRESENT.

MELVIN BROWN TOURNEY WON BY E.C. WATERHOUSE

2/22-24  ILLINOIS CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHICAGO.

CHARLES HEFTER WINS TITLE.

2/24  2ND TELEGRAPHIC MATCH.

LONDON VS MANCHESTER 6-3-10 (20-A-SIDE)

3/7  DEATH OF T. G. BLUNDELL, LONDON. HE WAS PRESIDENT OF THE LONDON WANDERERS, A WELL KNOW TEAM OF DRAUGHTS PLAYERS.

MARCH  ALF JORDAN  SETS SAIL FROM ENGLAND TO SETTLE IN THE USA.

SPRING   20 GAME STAKE MATCH- $50 PER SIDE.

WILLIS G. HILL VS. E.C. WATERHOUSE 5-2-11 DRAWS at BOSTON. 

SPRING  UTAH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

O. J. GRIMES RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING  PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at SAN FRANCISCO.

S. F. HOGUE WINS TITLE.

SPRING  34th LANARKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, SCOTLAND.

GEORGE GRAHAM RETAINS TITLE.

SPRING  NEW HAMPSHIRE TOURNAMENT at ???

J. L. THAYER WINS TITLE.

SPRING  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

NEWELL BANKS VS. HUGH MAcKEAN 1-0-3 DRAWS at SALT LAKE CITY.

APR.   A WAR OF WORDS, PLAYED OUT PUBLICLY IN NEWSPAPER AND MAGAZINE COLUMNS, HEATS UP BETWEEN HUGH HENDERSON AND A.J. KLINKA, IN REGARDS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

4/5-12 NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WELLINGTON.

FRANK HILLIKER WINS TITLE.

4/8-  3RD DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at TORONTO.

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. ONLY 9 PLAYERS ENTERED - ALL FROM ONTARIO. FINALS AND OTHER SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER, VOL. 6, NO. 4, APRIL 1912.

APR.  8th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

GEORGE O'CONNOR RETAINS TITLE.

4/20-  PLAYOFF FOR NEBRASKA CHAMPIONSHIP at OMAHA.

J. L. WILLS VS C. W. CHAMBERS 6-5-5 DRAWS.

MAY  COUNTIES CUP FINAL.

SURREY VS LANCASHIRE 7-6-6 DRAWS.

5/9    DEATH OF JOHN KIRK, AGE FORTY,  BRADDOCK, PA. BORN IN SCOTLAND, KIRK WAS A STRONG CROSSBOARD PLAYER , AND WAS A CONTEMPORARY OF HUGH HENDERSON. HENDERSON WROTE A EULOGY FOR KIRK PUBLISHED IN HIS PITTSBURG CHECKER COLUMN, DETAILING HOW THEY GREW UP TOGETHER, AND EVEN STUDIED THE GAME TOGETHER AS CHILDREN.

5/27-  12TH ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LONDON.

JOHN HYND WINS TITLE.

5/30  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at COLUMBUS.

HOLLAND C. MILES WINS TITLE.

5/30   CONNECTICUT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ANSONIA. THIS TOURNEY WAS UNFINISHED, IT WAS AGREED THAT A PLAYOFF WOULD BE HELD ON JULY 4 IN NEW HAVEN.

6/5    SUBSCRIPTION/ 10 GAME PACING MATCH.

NEWELL BANKS VS. ALFRED JORDAN 1-0-9 DRAWS at TOLEDO. SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER , VOL.6, NO.5, MAY 1912. 

6/12   TEAM MATCH.

ANNUAL TOWN VS. COUNTRY MATCH at DUNEDIN.

TOWN 119 WINS, COUNTRY 111 WINS, 57 DRAWS. 85 BOARDS. THIS WAS THE BIGGEST AFFAIR OF ITS KIND EVER HELD IN NEW ZEALAND AT THE TIME.

SUMMER   IN A GAME WITH CAPT. HOWE, ALF JORDAN WAS REPORTED AS TAKING 70 MINUTES ON ONE MOVE.

SUMMER   STAKE MATCH FOR $50.00.

JOSEPH DROUILLARD VS. JOHN BRADFORD 4-1-??? DRAWS at SAN FRANCISCO.

7/30    30 GAME STAKE MATCH.

F.L. McCLELLAN VS. L.R. McKAY 8-5-15 DRAWS at LYNN, MASS.

8/5-14  2ND AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at CEDAR POINT, OH.

HUGH HENDERSON WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION. NEWELL BANKS, AMERICAN MATCH CHAMPION, AGREES TO RELINQISH THE TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION, SO THAT THE  TITLE SHALL BE "AT STAKE IN EVERY AMERICAN TOURNEY CONDUCTED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE AMERICAN CHECKER ASSOCIATION".

SEPT.   MANSON TEETZEL ANNOUNCES IN AN EDITORIAL IN HIS "CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER" MAGAZINE THAT HE HAS "DECIDED TO TRANSFER THE MAGAZINE, BODY AND BONES, TO ALFRED JORDAN AT THE CONCLUSION OF VOLUME VI". 

SEPT.   IN A LETTER TO M.D. TEETZEL PUBLISHED IN "CANADIAN CHECKER PLAYER", ALFRED JORDAN CHALLENGES ANYONE IN THE WORLD TO A MATCH OF 40 GAMES , AND A STAKE OF $500.00 A SIDE ON THE ORDINARY TWO-MOVE RESTRICTION, FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE WORLD. 

9/11-12   5TH  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at KNOXVILLE, TN.

J.M ALLEN RETAINS TITLE. 

9/14  DEATH OF CHRISTOPHER ADAMSON, LEVEN, SCOTLAND

NOV.   SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP.

GEORGE JEWITT WINS TITLE.

DEC.  4TH DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION  CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  TORONTO.

ANGUS CRAWFORD RETAINS TITLE.

 

 

 

 

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1913
1/1-  20th SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.
JAMES FERRIE WINS TITLE.
JAN.  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at GRAND RAPIDS.
DR. W. B. BANKS RETAINS TITLE.
1/16  3RD TELEGRAPHIC MATCH LONDON VS MANCHESTER  3-2-11 (16-A-SIDE). LONDON WIN DAILY NEWS CUP.
2/22   TEAM MATCH.
BOSTON VS ALL NEW ENGLAND  196-163-126 at BOSTON, MA (124-A-SIDE!)
FEB??? NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at McCOOK.
ERLE PAYNE WINS TITLE.
FEB.  10 GAME MATCH.
MELVIN POMEROY VS. ALFRED JORDAN 0-0-10 DRAWS at BINGHAMTON, NY. THIS WOULD LEAD THE BINGHAMTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO SPONSOR A FREE-STYLE WORLD TITLE MATCH BETWEEN THE TWO LATER IN THE YEAR. 
MAR.   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
PERCY A. CRABBE WINS TITLE.
MAR.   D. G. M'KELVIE VS R. T. WARD 4-4-4 DRAWS at LONDON.
MAR.   3RD AUSTRALASIAN TOURNAMENT at SYDNEY.
HUGH EGAN WINS TITLE.
3/24  TEAM MATCH.
1ST ENGLAND VS. WALES INTERNATIONAL  27-10-31 DRAWS at LONDON  (18-A-SIDE).
SPRING   JULIUS D'ORIO VS GEORGE TANNER 7-3-27 DRAWS.
SPRING  SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.
ALF JORDAN VS. HUGH HENDERSON 2-2-16 DRAWS at PITTSBURGH. MATCH GAMES PUBLISHED IN AMERICAN CHECKER MONTHLY, VOL. X, NO. 7-8, JULY 1930.
SPRING NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP at ???
JAMES GARDINER WINS TITLE. 
SPRING  ENGLISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.  LANCASHIRE VS TYNESIDE 5-3-7 DRAWS.
MAY  9th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
A. B. SCOTT WINS TITLE.
AUG.  CEDAR POINT OUTING WEEK TOURNAMENT.
ALF JORDAN WINS TOURNAMENT.

8/28-9/25   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH-FREESTYLE. 

MELVIN EARL POMEROY VS. ALF JORDAN 2-1-47 DRAWS at BINGHAMPTON, NY. 

POMEROY WINS TITLE. 

THIS WAS NOT WIDELY RECOGNISED AS A WORLD TITLE MATCH.

SEPT??? 6TH  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA, GA.
G.C. ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

DEC.  DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT FOR CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON.

ANGUS CRAWFORD RETAINS TITLE.

 

 

 
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1914

1/1-  21st SCOTTISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENTat GLASGOW. 

A. B. SCOTT WINS TITLE.

1/1-3  FINAL STAGES OF 1ST SCOTTISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP at EDINBURGH. 
JOHN FORREST WINS TITLE.
FEB???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at HOLDREGE.
L.T. BROOKING WINS TITLE.
3/8 DEATH OF GEORGE H. SLOCUM, CHICAGO, AGED 58. A NOTED PROBLEMIST WHOSE SPECIALITY WAS THE DEFERRED STROKE.

G. H. SLOCUM
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4/13   INTERNATIONAL MATCH. 
ENGLAND VS WALES 34-10-29 DRAWS at WALES. (21-A-SIDE)
SPRING   TEAM MATCH.
BOSTON VS. NEW YORK  219-168-118 DRAWS at ???
APR.  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP at AUCKLAND.
DAVID CALDERWOOD WINS TITLE. 
SPRING  SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP. 
T. BIGGS WINS TITLE FOR THE 5TH TIME.
MAY  EDINBURGH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
ARCHIBALD RAE WINS TITLE.
MAY  10th GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
R. J. ALLEN WINS TITLE.
MAY  LIVERPOOL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.
E. M. JONES WINS TITLE.
SPRING???  SOUTH AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIP at ???
HARRY FREEDMAN WINS TITLE.
5/20- FINAL STAGES OF ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.  
J. CARRUTHERS WINS TITLE.
6/20   DEATH OF JOSEPH GOULD, MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND, AGED 84.  AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER.
SUMMER???  DEATH OF ZACH BROGAN, COLUMBUS, MT, AGED 54. PROBLEM COMPOSER.
SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHERAW, SC.
G.C. ANDERSON RETAINS TITLE.
8/6  DEATH OF BARKER WOOLHOUSE, LONDON, AGED 97 (BORN 1817). ONE OF THE LONGEST LIVED PLAYERS, A CELEBRITY WHO RECEIVED MANY LEADING BRITISH PLAYERS AT HIS HOME. 

B. WOOLHOUSE
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9/3-  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH ON UNRESTRICTED OPENINGS. 

M. EARL POMEROY VS. ALF JORDAN 3-0-45 DRAWS at BINGHAMPTON, NY. 

POMEROY RETAINED THE TITLE, BUT AGAIN IT WAS NOT WIDELY ACCEPTED AS VALID.

11/16-26  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  ON 2-MOVE RESTRICTION. 

ALF  JORDON VS. NEWELL BANKS 2-2-36 DRAWS at KANSAS CITY, MO.

JORDAN RETAINS TITLE, AS HE WAS DEFENDING HIS CLAIM TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP VACATED BY RICHARD JORDAN IN 1903. 

ALFRED JORDAN VS. NEWELL BANKS
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DATE???   PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP at ???

JESSE B. HANSON WINS TITLE.

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. 

DATE???  FORMATION OF THE MAINE STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION.

DATE???  MAINE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

ALBERT DINGLEY WINS TITLE.

 

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1915

1/11-15 3RD AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at CHICAGO, IL.

HUGH HENDERSON RETAINS TITLE OF AMERICAN TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.

JESSE B. HANSON SPENDS THE YEAR TOURING THE PLAYING CENTERS OF THE UNITED STATES.

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. 

DATE???  11TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.
L. COLLINGWOOD WINS TITLE.
DATE???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.
J.L. WILLS WINS TITLE.
SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHICK SPRINGS, SC. F.B. FISHBURNE WINS TITLE.
SEPT.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.
FRED O'MALEY WINS TITLE
DATE???  AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE.
G. COTTRILL WINS TITLE

DATE???  MAINE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

ALBERT DINGLEY RETAINS TITLE.

 
 
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1916

JAN.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at JACKSON.

FRED O'MALEY RETAINS TITLE.

SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHICK SPRINGS, SC.

G.C. ANDERSON AND F.B. FISHBURNE ARE TIED AT END OF TOURNAMENT, AND NEVER PLAYED OFF. 

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE.

"RAMBLES WITH THE SWITCHER" PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM T. CALL

DATE???   12TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

L. COLLINGWOOD  RETAINS TITLE.
DATE???  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at ???
WILLIS HILL, JR. WINS TITLE.
DATE???  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at HASTINGS.
C.W. CHAMBERS WINS TITLE.

DATE???  STAKE MATCH.

JOSEPH DROUILLARD VS. JESSE HANSON 5-4-??? DRAWS at ???

IN A RETURN MATCH AT A LATER DATE, HANSON WAS THE WINNER, SCORE UNKOWN.

 

 

 

 

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1917

JAN.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at LANSING.

FRANCIS CORCORAN WINS TITLE.

1/8-19  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  ON 2-MOVE RESTRICTION OPENINGS. 
NEWELL BANKS VS. ALF JORDAN  3-2-35 DRAWS at LOS ANGELES, CA
BANKS CLAIMS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at CHARLOTTE.
F.B. FISHBURNE RETAINS TITLE.

8/6-13  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  11-MAN BALLOT.

NEWELL BANKS VS. ALFRED JORDAN 5-2-11 DRAWS at CEDAR POINT, OH.

BANKS WINS TITLE.

DATE???  13TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

A. M. CRAIG WINS TITLE.
DATE???  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at ???
WILLIS HILL, JR. RETAINS TITLE.
DATE???  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at HELENA.
R.R. FRAZIER WINS TITLE.

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. 

DATE???  AUSTRALIAN TOURNAMENT at PERTH.

R. HOLMES WINS TITLE.

DATE???  NORTH CAROLINA CHECKERS ASSOCIATION ORGANIZED. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS ORGANIZATION, PLEASE VISIT THE NCCA WEBSITE BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW.
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1918

JAN.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at HILLSIDE.

FRED O'MALEY WINS TITLE.

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

MANSON D. TEETZEL WINS TOURNEY. 

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE.

DATE???  14TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

A. M. CRAIG RETAINS TITLE.
DATE???  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at HELENA.
HENRY H. LEPPER WINS TITLE.

DATE???   JESSE B. HANSON VISITS THE BOSTON PLAYING CENTERS. STAKE MATCHES INCLUDED;

HANSON VS. HERBERT MORALL 3-0-16 DRAWS.

HANSON VS. SAM LEVINE 5-1-??? DRAWS

HANSON VS. JIMMIE DAVIN, SCORE UNKNOWN, ALTHOUGH HANSON WON THE MATCH. HANSON THEN WENT TO BALTIMORE WHERE HE DEFEATED CAPTAIN FISHBURNE 6-0-??? DRAWS. HE WOULD THEN TOUR THE SOUTHERN STATES, DEFEATING G.C. RAYMOND, A FUTURE SOUTHERN CHAMPION.

SUMMER  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ATLANTA, GA.

E.E. STYLES WINS TITLE.

10/23  DEATH OF HUGH HENDERSON OF PITTSBURG, PA. 

HENDERSON WAS BORN IN MUIRKIRK, AYRSHIRE,SCOTLAND, BUT LATER EMIGRATED TO AMERICA IN 1905. IN 1907 HE BECAME EDITOR OF THE CHECKER COLUMN IN THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH.

IN 1910 HE LOST A CHALLENGE TO NEWELL BANKS FOR THE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICA, BUT LATER BECAME A TWO-TIME AMERICAN TOURNEY CHAMPION, WINNING IN 1912 AND 1915, THE FIRST EVER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS. HENDERSON WAS A VICTIM OF THE MASSIVE INFLUENZA EPIDEMIC THAT SWEPT THE UNITED STATES IN 1918.

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1919

JAN.   MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at GRAND RAPIDS.

FRED O'MALEY RETAINS TITLE.

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

ANGUS CRAWFORD WINS TITLE. 

DATE???  15TH GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

A. LAMBIE WINS TITLE.
DATE???  MONTANA STATE TOURNAMENT at HELENA.
JOSEPH CANNING WINS TITLE.
SUMMER   SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at NEWMAN, GA.
G.C. RAYMOND WINS TITLE.
DATE???  MAINE STATE TOURNAMENT.
RAY GOULD WINS FOR THE FIRST TIME.

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