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 1960

 

1/1-2/6  NEW YORK MASTERS' TOURNAMENT.

HAROLD FREYER BEAT GERALD LeCLAIR IN FINAL.

FREYER WINS TITLE.

1/2-  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

EDWARD L. EBERT WINS TITLE.

1/23  DEATH OF JOE DUFFY at KANSAS CITY, AGED 91 (BORN 26 JAN 1868). A STRONG PLAYER, BUT BEST KNOWN AS AN AUTHOR.

2/8-   8TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG.

A. J. MANTELL WINS TITLE.

2/20-22  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

AL FLOWER WINS TITLE.

3/8-9  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at CHARITON.

EDDIE ROBINSON WINS TITLE.

3/12-13  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at BLOOMINGTON.

LaVERNE DIBBLE RETAINS TITLE.

3/26-27  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

PAUL H. THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

MARCH.   TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at PARIS.

H. L. CRAVENS WINS TITLE.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS RETAINED BY S. C. OSBORNE.

4/2-3  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MADISON.

VERN ADAMS WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at KEARNEY.

LLOYD MILLS WINS TITLE FOR THE 14TH TIME.

4/15-16   ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY F. E. KENDALL.

SPRING.  ARIZONA  STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

PAT LOUGHMAN WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

G. H. WHITING BEATS TOM BROWNRIGG TO WIN THE TITLE FOR THE 4TH TIME.

SPRING.  FINISH OF 4TH INTERNATIONAL MAIL MATCH, WHICH STARTED IN JUNE 1959.

GREAT BRITAIN DEFEATS USA  BY 9-6-81 DRAWS.

5/12-17  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNEDIN.

W. O'MALLEY WINS TITLE.

JUNE.  GLASGOW CHAMPIONSHIP, SCOTLAND.

JOHN McGILL BEATS JOHN PATERSON TO RETAIN THE TITLE.

SUMMER?   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY TOM LANDRY.

SUMMER?  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.

TOM LANDRY VS G. F. "FRED" BUCKBY  4-2-2 IN FINAL.

LANDRY WINS TITLE PLUS THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

7/4-5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at DRAPER.

ED SCHEIDT WINS TITLE FOR THE 10TH TIME.

7/11-13  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at COLOMBUS.

H. J. PRUITT VS ROLADER IN FINAL  1-0-3 DRAWS.

PRUITT WINS TITLE.

7/31-8/6   48TH NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

LOUIS COWIE WINS TITLE.

SUMMER.  "SECRETS OF CHECKERBOARD STRATEGY" IS PUBLISHED BY TOM WISWELL.

8/8-13  SOUTHERN STATES CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM, AL.

MILTON LOEW WINS TITLE.

8/8-  BASIL CASE VS. BOBBY MARTIN 3-0-15 at BIRMINGHAM, AL.

9/3-6  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

9/3-5  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWARK.

9/3-5  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

JOHN W. SPRAGUE WINS TITLE FOR THE 4TH TIME.

9/4-5  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING WINS TITLE.

9/3-5  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at ALEXANDRIA.

W. B. GRANDJEAN WINS TITLE.

9/3-5  34TH VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at ROANOKE.

ELLIS BAKER WINS TITLE FOR THE 8TH TIME.

9/3-5 CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LONG BEACH.

LEO LEVITT WINS TITLE.

9/4-6  34TH VIRGINIA (OLD DOMINION) TOURNAMENT at ROANOKE.

A. ELLIS BAKER WINS TITLE FOR THE 8TH TIME. 

9/5  CANADA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

PROF W. R. FRASER WINS TITLE.

SEPT.     SUPERBOY ENJOYS A GAME OF CHECKERS.

 

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9/3-10    PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.

EDWARD WYLIE VS. L.L. HALL 5-2-21 DRAWS at LONG BEACH, CA.

WYLIE WINS TITLE. GAMES PUBLISHED IN MATCH BOOK.

9/12-16   14th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at EDINBURGH.

ALF HUGGINS VS GRAHAM F. DAVIES 2-0-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.

HUGGINS WINS TITLE.

10/2-14  22nd US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT  at EAU CLAIRE, WS.

MILTON LOEW WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE CHAMPION, BUT DECLINES TO CHALLENGE FOR THE WORLD 3-MOVE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. 

10/27  DEATH OF ALEX INGLIS, AGED 86. TWICE WINNER OF THE SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP.

11/26-27  SOUTHWESTERN STATES TOURNAMENT at LAWTON, OK.

JEFF CLAYTON WINS TOURNEY.

11/27 NORTHERN OHIO TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

LOUIS COWIE WINS TOURNEY.

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1961

 

1/7  51ST MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

DAVID ZEVENIA BEAT KARL ALBRECHT IN FINAL.

ZEVENIA WINS TITLE.

2/11-12  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at BREMERTON.

HERMAN F. ANDERSON WINS TITLE.

2/14-18   9TH FLORIDA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG.

BASIL CASE WINS TITLE.

FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY ALEX CAMERON. (ONLY RESIDENTS MAY QUALIFY.)

2/19-21  SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at WINNER.

FRED FIEBELKORN WINS TITLE FOR THE 3RD TIME.

2/22-23  ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

E. B. JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

3/3  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at OAKRIDGE.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

3/11-12  56TH ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at BLOOMINGTON.

LaVERNE DIBBLE RETAINS TITLE, WINNING FOR THE 3RD TIME IN A ROW.

3/18-19   WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

HOWARD OWEN, PAT CRAIN AND VERN ADAMS ALL SHARE THE TITLE.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

HAROLD PRITCHARD BEATS BRIAN LUCAS TO WIN THE TITLE.

4/1-  ONTARIO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at HAMILTON.

ED BRUCH WINS TITLE.

4/22-24  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH. 61 ENTRIES.

H. L. CRAVENS AND SAM BINGHAM TIED AND SHARED THE TITLE.

4/22-23  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

DONALD NORRIS WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  BRITISH COUNTIES CUP FINAL at LONDON.

LANCASHIRE VS MIDDLESEX 8-3-13 DRAWS.

LANCASHIRE WIN THE REYNOLDS CUP.

SPRING.  SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY FRED BUCKLOW FOR THE 14TH TIME.

5/22-26  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.

FRANK  GALLAGHER WINS TITLE.

7/5-   NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at FAYETTEVILLE.

ED SCHEIDT WINS TITLE FOR THE 11TH TIME.

7/9  DEATH OF GERTRUDE HUNTLEY, AGED 65, at MINNEAPOLIS. SHE WON THE 3-MOVE WORLD LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1939 AND REMAINED UNCHALLENGED.

7/31   DEATH OF LEONARD CLAXTON OF LONDON, AGED 49. A FORMER WINNER OF THE BRITISH AND SCOTTISH TITLES.

7/24  DEATH OF ALEX CAMERON, AGED 75. A LEADING US PLAYER, BORN IN SCOTLAND. HE WAS SEVERAL TIMES FLORIDA CHAMPION AND PLAYED IN MANY NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS, WHERE HE WAS USUALLY IN THE PRIZES.

7/24-28  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW.

JAMES MARSHALL VS EDDIE GIBSON IN FINAL  2-0-3 DRAWS.

MARSHALL WINS TITLE.

SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP .

A. G. WILLIAMS VS H. O. KITCHENER 2-1-3 DRAWS IN FINAL.

WILLIAMS WINS ALEXANDER SHIELD.

SUMMER.  YORKSHIRE CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY G. F. "FRED" BUCKBY.

8/6-   49TH ANNUAL LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

HERMAN L. RUDOLPH WINS TITLE.

8/14-18  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION 54TH CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MURFREESBURG, TN.

EDWIN F. HUNT WINS TITLE.

8/21-24  BRITISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 MOVE.

DEREK OLDBURY VS. ALF HUGGINS  4-0-23 DRAWS at ROTHERHAM.

OLDBURY RETAINS TITLE.

SUMMER    LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

E. ROSE BEAT F. J. REED 3-0 IN FINAL.

ROSE WINS TITLE. 

THE WELLS MEMORIAL CHECKER CLUB, BOSTON, CLOSES. AT ITS PEAK, IT  HAD 450 MEMBERS.

9/2-4  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at CENTRAL CITY.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE FOR THE 6TH TIME.

9/2-4  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

PAUL TSCHAPPAT WINS TITLE.

9/2-4  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

JOHN W. SPRAGUE WINS TITLE FOR THE 5TH TIME.

9/2-4 CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at FRESNO.

LOUIS T. de BEARN WINS TITLE.

9/4  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  TORONTO.

KARL D. ALBRECHT WINS TOURNEY.

9/3-5  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at SHREVEPORT.

HARVEY SHAFFER WINS TITLE.

9/4-6  35TH VIRGINIA (OLD DOMINION) TOURNAMENT at LYNCHBURG.

WAYNE O. MILHADO WINS TITLE.

9/5  DEATH OF ALEX HENDRY, AGED 68.

10/1-  30-GAME SUBSCRIPTION MATCH at DETROIT.

DAVID ZEVENIA (MICHIGAN CHAMPION) VS KARL ALBRECHT  (CANADA OPEN CHAMPION) 7-4-15 DRAWS.

WINTER. WILLIAM RYAN'S "BIG LEAGUE CHECKERS" IS PUBLISHED. BASED ON RYAN'S UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS - EDITED BY L.L. HALL.

11/18  VERMONT STATE TOURNAMENT at LOWELL.

LEON ROOT AND ARMAND BELISLE SHARE THE TITLE.

11/24-25  56TH KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WELLSVILLE.

EUGENE FRAZIER BEAT ARZA B. FOGLE IN FINAL.

FRAZIER WINS TITLE.

11/25-26  SOUTHWEST STATES TOURNAMENT at LAWTON, OK.

BOB HINER WINS TITLE.

FORT WORTH CITY MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

REV DAN VESTAL VS GEORGE FRANCISCO 4-2-6 DRAWS.

VESTAL WINS TITLE.

 

 

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1962

2/6-20 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 3 MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS. ASA LONG 2-2-36 DRAWS at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

FEB???  40-GAME MATCH at FORT WORTH, TEXAS.

LEISTER VS REV DAN VESTAL 17-14-7 DRAWS.

2/5-7  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at NELSON.

MILLS WINS FOR THE 16TH TIME.

2/10-11  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at PEORIA.

CAPT. JOHN HOWE WINS TITLE FOR THE 3RD TIME (THE FIRST WAS IN 1917)

2/13-   10TH FLORIDA OPEN at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.US

DON LAFFERTY WINS TOURNEY. 

2/24-25  ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

PROF D. O. STALEY WINS TITLE.

3/1-  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at SHELBYVILLE.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

3/10-12  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH.

H. L. CRAVENS JR WINS TITLE.

3/31-4/1  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at OSHKOSH.

HOWARD OWENS AND PAT CRAIN SHARE THE TITLE.

SPRING???  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS RETAINED BY HAROLD PRITCHARD.

APR.   CASPER PLAYS CHECKERS.

HARVEY COMICS- CASPER # 44.

 

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4/4   DEATH OF FRANK GALLAGHER, AGE 41, AT HIS HOME IN MANCHESTER, ENGLAND.  HE WAS THE REIGNING ENGLISH CHAMPION, AND THE DAY AFTER THE GELSTHORP CUP HAD BEEN STOLEN DURING A BURGLARY AT HIS HOME HE COMMITTED SUICIDE BY GASSING HIMSELF. 

4/6-8  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at YAKIMA.

KENNETH GROVER WINS TITLE.

4/21  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON.

ED BRUCH RETAINS TITLE.

4/28  BRITISH COUNTIES CUP FINAL at LONDON.

MIDDLESEX VS LANCASHIRE  8-7-9 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN THE REYNOLDS CUP.

5/10-  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

J. DOWIE WINS TITLE.   

SPRING    FINISH OF THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL MAIL MATCH.

USA BEAT GREAT BRITAIN  12-10-74 DRAWS.

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SPRING   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY T. A. LANDRY. 

SPRING   MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

PAUL H. THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

6/11-15  15th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at

HIGH WYCOMBE.

DEREK OLDBURY VS. JAMES RICCA 3-0-1 DRAW IN FINAL.

OLDBURY WINS TITLE.

6/9-10 AND16-17  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

DAVID ZEVENIA WINS TITLE.

6/17  THE NEWLY FORMED MISSISSIPPI ASSOCIATION HOLDS ITS FIRST STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

RONNIE P. JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

7/4-5  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at GREENSBORO.

J. R. LANIER WINS TITLE.

7/9-13  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at ASHEVILLE, NC.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE.

7/9-13  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at MARIETTA.

WEBSTER SKELTON WINS TITLE. HE WAS TAKEN ILL DURING THE FINAL AND DIED ON 23 JULY.

7/27  DEATH OF GEORGE H. WHITING, A PROMINENT YORKSHIRE PLAYER.

8/6-12  50TH LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH US.

PAUL WEXLER WINS TOURNAMENT.

8/20-30  23RD US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at PEORIA, IL.

BASIL CASE AND EDWIN HUNT ARE DECLARED CO-CHAMPIONS AFTER PLAYING 8 DRAWS IN THE FINAL.

CASE ISSUES A CHALLENGE TO WALTER HELLMAN FOR THE WORLD 3-MOVE CHAMPIONSHIP.

BASIL CASE, CLAYTON BEEBE, DALE HEATH, EDWIN HUNT
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9/1  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

DR. RAYMOND FIELDS AND ELZY LANGDON SHARE THE TITLE.

9/1-3 GULF COAST ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, AL.

R.E. YARBRA RETAINS TITLE.

9/1-3  NEW ENGLAND STATE TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

NATE COHEN WINS TITLE.

9/1-3 CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.

L. T. de BEARN WINS TITLE.

9/1-3  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

BERT HOFMANN AND BARNEY TALIS SHARE THE TITLE.

9/1-3 OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWARK.

PAUL TSCHAPPAT WINS TITLE.

9/2-3 MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING WINS TITLE.

9/3  CANADIAN OPEN TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

ANGUS CRAWFORD, AGED 80, WINS TOURNEY.

SEPT.  36TH OLD DOMINION (VIRGINIA) TOURNAMENT at HARRISONBURG.

WILLIE KING WINS TITLE FOR THE 8TH TIME, THE 1ST BEING IN 1926.

9/22-25  9TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

SCOTLAND VS. ENGLAND 36-32-72 DRAWS at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

SEPT???  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at MINDEN.

ALBERT TUCKER WINS TITLE.

AUTUMN   WISCONSIN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

HOWARD OWEN VS PAT CRAIN 5-1-2 DRAWS.

OWEN WINS TITLE.

11/24-25  KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

CLAUDE CLEMANS WINS TITLE.

11/24-25  10TH SOUTHWESTERN OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS.

SAM BINGHAM AND RUPERT BOESELT ARE JOINT WINNERS.

12/28-  FIRST DELAWARE STATE TOURNAMENT at WILMINGTON.

AL KOPKO WINS TITLE.

12/29   1ST ACF 11 MAN BALLOT OPEN TOURNAMENT at PHILADELPHIA, PA.

HAROLD FREYER WINS TITLE. 

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1963

2/4-6  NEBRASKA STATE TOURNAMENT at FAIRBURG.

LLOYD MILLS RETAINS TITLE  - HIS 17TH WIN.

2/12  11TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT, SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL CHECKER FOUNDATION, ST PETERSBURG, at TAMPA BAY.

EARL INGRAM WINS TITLE. HE ALSO BECOMES FLORIDA CHAMPION (RESIDENTS ONLY)

2/18  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at TACOMA.

AL FLOWER WINS TITLE.

2/22-24  ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

RUDY MUNZINGER WINS TITLE.

SPRING?  MIDLAND CHAMPIONSHIP, ENGLAND.

CHARLIE WARBURTON VS E. W. "TED" RANSOME  2-1-1 DRAWS IN FINAL.

WARBURTON WINS TITLE.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

HAROLD PRITCHARD BEATS STAN AGER TO RETAIN TITLE.

3/9-11 TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH. 49 ENTRIES.

DR H. L. CRAVENS RETAINS TITLE  - HIS 10TH WIN.

3/22  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at BRENTWOOD.

3/30-31  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MADISON.

HOWARD OWENS WINS TITLE.

4/6-7  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

PAUL THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

APRIL.  NEW HAMPSHIRE OPEN TOURNAMENT at CONCORD.

DAVID ROBERTS WINS TITLE.

4/13-  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP at OSHAWA.

E. V. THOMSON WINS TITLE.

4/13  MISSISSIPPI STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

4/13-15   TEN GAME CHALLENGE MATCH.

JOHN McGILL, GLASGOW CHAMPION  vs TOM LANDRY, LONDON CHAMPION

3-1-5 DRAWS at GLASGOW.

APRIL.  FINAL OF USA MAIL CHAMPIONSHIP.

PAUL THOMPSON VS RICHARD L. FORTMAN 1-0-15 DRAWS.

THOMPSON WINS TITLE AT THE END OF A 5-YEAR COMPETITION. 

SPRING   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP. 

TOM  A. LANDRY RETAINS TITLE.

APRIL?  BRITISH COUNTIES CUP FINAL at LONDON. (SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP)

LANCASHIRE VS MIDDLESEX 8-8-8 DRAWS. FOR THE FIRST TIME THE TITLE IS SHARED.

5/25-26  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at PURCELL.

JERRY CHILDERS WINS TITLE.

6/3-7  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at SCARBOROUGH.

DEREK OLDBURY WINS TITLE. 

JUNE/JULY  NORTH WALES CHALLENGE CUP at CAERNARVON.

GWILYAM THOMAS AND E. J. PRITCHARD ARE JOINT WINNERS.

7/15-21  SOUTHERN CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at MARIETTA, GA. A RECORD 81 ENTRANTS.

H. L. CRAVENS AND DON LAFFERTY ARE JOINT WINNERS.

SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CUP FINAL at LEICESTER.

G. F. "FRED" BUCKBY VS W. B. STEWART  1-0-5 DRAWS.

BUCKBY WINS TITLE AND ALEXANDER SHIELD.

SUMMER.  YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY FRED BUCKLOW.

SUMMER.  SURREY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY LEN CHANDLER.

7/1  START OF WORLD TITLE MAIL MATCH.

ALF HUGGINS (GREAT BRITAIN) VS PAUL THOMPSON (USA). 

UNFINISHED OWING TO THOMPSON'S DEATH IN NOVEMBER.

7/22-27  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNDEE.

JOHN  McGILL VS JAMES MARSHALL 1-0-7 DRAWS IN FINAL.

McGILL WINS TITLE. 

JULY/AUGUST  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3 MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS BASIL CASE 2-1-37 at MARIETTA, GEORGIA AND LAKESIDE, OHIO.

HELLMAN RETAINS TITLE. THIS WAS THE SECOND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH BETWEEN THESE TWO, WITH HELLMAN WINNING BOTH. SHORTLY AFTER THIS MATCH, FRUSTRATED WITH THE RESULTS, CASE LEFT THE GAME AND NEVER COMPETED AGAIN.

8/5-9  51ST LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH. 54 ENTRIES.

CAPT JOHN I. HOWE JR WINS TITLE.

8/16-17  ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.

RALPH L. ROBERTS WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  58TH ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHAMPAIGN.

LaVERNE DIBBLE WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  34TH KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS.

H. L. HORTON WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

NORMAN WEXLER WINS TOURNEY.

8/31-9/2  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

JAMES R. STEVENSON WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  NEW ENGLAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BOSTON.

NATE COHEN RETAINS TITLE.

8/3-9/2  GULF COAST TOURNAMENT at MOBILE.

E.T. ROLADER WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

DAVID ZEVENIA WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at  CLEVELAND.

PAUL TSCHAPPAT AND LOUIS COWIE SHARE THE TITLE.

8/31-9/2  CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at SACRAMENTO.

K. D. HANSON WINS TITLE.

9/1-2  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE.

9/1-2  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS.

M. L. HORTON WINS TITLE.

9/2-5   37TH "OLD DOMINION" CHECKER ASSOCIATION ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at SUFFOLK, VIRGINIA.

WAYNE MILHADO WINS TOURNEY.

9/7  DEATH OF J. K. "JACK" BATESON, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND, AGED 77. HE WAS A GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE EDA, ESPECIALLY DURING SOME DIFFICULT YEARS.

9/28  DEATH OF PERCY AUGUSTUS CRABBE, AGED 84. HE BECAME LONDON CHAMPION  IN 1912 AND WALKED 400 MILES TO PLAY IN THE 1913 SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIP. TWICE WINNER OF THE ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP.

9/28  THE EDA AGM at PLYMOUTH, DEVON, WAS CONTROVERSIAL, AS A PROPOSAL TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DEREK OLDBURY'S VISIT TO THE USA IN 1964 WAS DEFEATED. OLDBURY RESIGNED FROM THE EDA, HAVING TAKEN THIS TO BE "A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE IN MY FITNESS TO REPRESENT BRITISH DRAUGHTS". MOST MEMBERS CONSIDERED THAT THE TIME TO PROMOTE AN OFFICIAL FUND WOULD BE IN 1965, WHEN OLDBURY WOULD CHALLENGE WALTER HELLMAN FOR HIS WORLD TITLE.

11/9  DEATH OF PAUL H. THOMPSON, US MAIL CHAMPION, AGED 61. HE SUFFERED A HEART ATTACK WHILE PLAYING HIS FIRST GAME AT A TOURNAMENT IN FULTON. ALTHOUGH HIS WORLD TITLE MAIL MATCH WITH ALF HUGGINS WAS UNFINISHED HE WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED THE TITLE. HUGGINS WAS IN AGREEMENT, ACCEPTING THAT HE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE LOST BY 0-1-15 DRAWS AS THE GAMES STOOD.

NOV.  WASHINGTON MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALBERT JOHNSON VS AL FLOWER (HOLDER) 5-1-10 DRAWS.

JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

11/30-12/1  11TH SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

BOB HINER WINS TOURNEY.

12/6-8  ILLINOIS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP at CHICAGO.

CAPT JOHN HOWE JR VS LaVERNE DIBBLE  6-2-9 DRAWS.

HOWE RETAINS TITLE.

 

 

 

 

 

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1964

2/11  12TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG. 42 ENTRANTS.

EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TITLE.

FLORIDA CHAMPION (RESIDENTS ONLY) IS JAMES NAPIER.

2/22-23  ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

DEAN O. STALEY WINS TITLE.

2/22-23  1ST NORTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at VANCOUVER, WA.

ROBERT BURROUGHS WINS TITLE.

2/23-24  SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at BISON.

JAMES A. BUSH WINS TITLE.

3/6-8  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at SHELBYVILLE.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

3/21-22  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at TOMAHAWK.

VERN LICHT WINS TITLE.

3/25   DEATH OF TOM WESTLAKE, AGED 69, at BRISTOL.

HE WROTE NEWSPAPER COLUMNS AND PROMOTED CORRESPONDENCE TOURNEYS BEFORE BECOMING SECRETARY OF THE EDA.

3/28  ONTARIO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ELORA.

J. D. McFARLANE WINS TITLE.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

HAROLD PRITCHARD BEATS STAN AGER TO RETAIN TITLE.

4/25  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

YORKSHIRE VS DEVON   9-7-8 DRAWS.

YORKSHIRE WIN THE SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP.

SPRING?  DEATH OF J. T. BRADFORD, AGED 78? 

SPRING   LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

TOM  A. LANDRY VS  A. TAYLOR  2-1-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

LANDRY RETAINS TITLE - HIS 3RD WIN IN A ROW.

SPRING.  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

BRIAN BAWDEN BEAT C. YOUNG IN THE FINAL TO WIN TITLE.

SPRING.  YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

G.F. BUCKBY VS W. LEGGET IN FINAL 2-1-3 DRAWS.

BUCKBY WINS TITLE.

5/9   ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at EXETER.

JOHN NAPIER VS LEN CHANDLER  2-1-3 DRAWS.

NAPIER WINS TITLE.

6/20  1ST NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT at ATLANTIC CITY.

HERBERT RICHTER WINS TITLE.

6/28  MISSISSIPPI STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

C.E. MURCHISON RETAINS TITLE.

SUMMER. SURREY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

W. DIXON VS LEN CHANDLER 2-1-3 DRAWS.

DIXON WINS TITLE.

7/3-4  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at THOMASVILLE.

7/18-19  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at PAULS VALLEY.

7/18-24  16th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUMFRIES.

JOHN  McGILL VS EDDIE GIBSON  1-0-5 DRAWS IN FINAL.

McGILL WINS TITLE. 

7/27-31  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at BATON ROUGE.

DR H. L. CRAVENS AND DON LAFFERTY SHARE THE TITLE.

7/28 DEATH OF HUGH EGAN, AGED 76 (BORN 6 MAY 1888).  HE WAS 5 TIMES AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION, BUT BEST KNOWN AS DRAUGHTS EDITOR OF THE  WEEKLY TIMES OF MELBOURNE, UNDER THE PEN-NAME "WHILTER",  FROM MARCH 1912.

8/3-7  LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

EDWARD BRUCH WINS TOURNEY.

8/5-7  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at RUSSELL SPRINGS.

ELZY LANGDON WINS TITLE.

8/8-  EUGENE FRAZIER VS DEREK OLDBURY 2-2-16 DRAWS AT PARSONS, KS.

8/17-26  24TH US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at ROCKFORD, IL. 67 ENTRIES.

WALTER HELLMAN, THE CURRENT WORLD 3-MOVE CHAMPION, WINS TITLE.

8/17   US BLIND CHAMPIONSHIP at ROCKFORD, IL.

ROBERT NEALEY VS JOEL McGAUGHEY  2-0-2 DRAWS.

NEALEY WINS TITLE.

8/21-22  ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at LITTLE ROCK.

RALPH R. ROBERTS WINS TITLE.

SUMMER?   NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at GREYMOUTH.

C. JOHNSTON WINS TITLE.

9/5-7 WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at KENNEWICK.

HERMAN F. ANDERSON, AL FLOWER AND WILLIAM WEBB ALL SHARE THE TITLE.

9/5-  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at DAYTON.

LOUIS COWIE AND ROBERT B. CORNELL SHARE THE TITLE.

9/5-7  CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at SAN LUIS OBIPSO.

EDWARD J. MARKUSIC WINS TITLE.

9/5-7  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.

9/5-7  59TH ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHAMPAIGN.

LAVERNE DIBBLE WINS TITLE.

9/5-7  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

KARL D. ALBRECHT WINS TITLE.

9/6-7  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE - HIS 7TH WIN IN A ROW.

9/7   CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

E. THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

9/7 LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at SHREVEPORT.

ALBERT TUCKER WINS TITLE.

9/7-9    38TH OLD DOMINION ANNUAL TOURNAMENT at RICHMOND, VIRGINIA.

PAUL M. DAVIS WINS TOURNEY.

OCT.  WASHINGTON TOURNAMENT PLAYOFF at SEATTLE.

HERMAN F. ANDERSON WINS TITLE AFTER A 3-WAY PLAYOFF.

AUTUMN.  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - MAIL PLAY.

ALF HUGGINS (GREAT BRITAIN)  vs RICHARD FORTMAN (USA)  1-0-11 DRAWS.

HUGGINS WINS TITLE.

HUGGINS HAD BEEN PLAYING PAUL THOMPSON FOR THE TITLE, BUT THE MATCH WAS UNFINISHED OWING TO THOMPSON'S DEATH LAST YEAR.

11/7-8  SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

DR H. L. CRAVENS WINS TITLE.

NOV.  KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WILLIAMSBURG. 49 PLAYERS.

ARZA B. FOGLE RETAINS TITLE.

NOV.  WASHINGTON MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALBERT JOHNSON VS AL FLOWER (HOLDER) 5-1-10 DRAWS.

JOHNSON WINS TITLE.

11/17-  PACIFIC COAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH at SEATTLE.

K. D. HANSON VS EDWARD WYLIE (HOLDER) 5-4-21 DRAWS.

HANSON WINS TITLE.

11/30-12/1  SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

BOB HINER WINS TITLE.

12/9  DEATH OF JESSE B. HANSON, OAKLAND, CA. (BORN 24 JAN 1890)

 

 

 

 

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1965

2/9-   13TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE.

JAN/FEB   FIRST ISSUE OF "THE SQUARE WORLD" MAGAZINE BY DEREK OLDBURY.

3/5-7   TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at MURFREESBORO.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

3/6-8  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH.

RUPERT BOESELT WINS TITLE.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

HAROLD PRITCHARD BEATS W. H. COOPER TO RETAIN TITLE - HIS 5TH WIN IN A ROW.

4/17-26   AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MELBOURNE. THE LAST ONE WAS IN 1958.

R. E. CHAMBERLAIN WINS TITLE FOR THE 5TH TIME.

4/19-23  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at LONDON.

J. McGILL WINS TITLE. 

4/24  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

MIDDLESEX VS YORKSHIRE 6-6-12 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN THE SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP ON BOTTOM BOARD ELIMINATION.

SPRING.  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WATERLOO.

J. F. THOMPSON WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

D. ROBERTS WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

EARL ARNOLD WINS TITLE.

5/12  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at AUCKLAND.

A. HESTICK WINS TITLE.

5/22-23  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at PURCELL.

DR H. L. CRAVENS AND SAM BINGHAM ARE CO-CHAMPIONS BY REQUEST, AS THERE WAS NOT TIME TO PLAY THE FINAL.

5/27-29  11-MAN BALLOT STAKE  MATCH FOR $400 at ROCKFORD, ILL.

LaVERNE DIBBLE VS JIMMIE RICCA 6-2-6 DRAWS.

JUNE.  DEATH REPORTED OF W. G. PARKER, EDITOR OF DRAUGHTS REVIEW AND THE BRITISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL. FOR MANY YEARS HE SERVED THE SCOTTISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION IN VARIOUS OFFICES. 

6/5-8  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at BURLINGTON.

ED SCHEIDT RETAINS TITLE.

7/5-9  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at KIRKWALL, ORKNEY.

JOHN McGILL WINS TOURNEY.

7/12-15    GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at GAINESVILLE.

PROF W. Q. GRESHAM WINS TITLE FOR THE 8TH TIME.   

7/19-20  INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

ENGLAND VS NORTHERN IRELAND  25-20-55 DRAWS at LONDON.

7/26-30  58TH  SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT at GAINESVILLE, GA. (1ST  “OPEN”)

ED SCHEIDT /LLOYD W. TAYLOR  CO-CHAMPIONS.

SUMMER.  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY C. YOUNG.

SUMMER.  YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY TOM BROWNRIGG.

AUG   MATT LONG LAUNCHES THE LCA MAIL PLAY LADDER (PREDECESSOR TO LONG'S LADDER), WITH AL TUCKER ON THE NUMBER ONE RUNG.

8/2-6  53RD ANNUAL LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT a LAKESIDE, OH.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY.

8/7  NEW JERSEY STATE TOURNAMENT at ATLANTIC CITY.

GARY W. BEVAN, AGED 17, WINS TITLE.

AUTUMN.  CORNISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY BRIAN BAWDEN.

AUTUMN.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at EXETER, DEVON.

HENRY TAUB VS DENNIS BEADELL 2-0-3 DRAWS.

TAUB WINS THE TITLE AND ALEXANDER SHIELD. 

9/4-6  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at SEATTLE.

ALBERT JOHNSON WINS TITLE FOR THE 7TH TIME.

9/4-6 CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LONG BEACH.

K. D. HANSON WINS TITLE.

9/4-6  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at PEORIA.

CLAYTON BEEBE WINS TITLE.

9/4-6 PENNSYLVANIA STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

JOSEPH BASSETT RETAINS TITLE.

9/4-6  NEW ENGLAND TOURNAMENT at NEW HAVEN, CONN.

CHARLES COE WINS TOURNEY.

9/ 5-6  GULF COAST CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, AL.

E. T. ROLADER WINS TITLE.

9/5-6  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at BATON ROUGE.

ALBERT TUCKER RETAINS TITLE.

9/5-6  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

LOUIS COWIE WINS TITLE.

9/5-6  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE.

9/6   39TH ANNUAL OLD DOMINION CHECKER ASSOCIATION  TOURNAMENT at BUENA VISTA, VIRGINIA.

WILLIE KING WINS TOURNEY FOR THE 9TH TIME.

9/6  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at TORONTO.

ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY.

10/4-12  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 3 MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS DEREK E. OLDBURY 7-1-27 DRAWS at STAMFORD, CONN.

HELLMAN RETAINS TITLE.

11/20-21  SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

K. D. HANSON WINS TOURNEY.

11/26-28  MEMPHIS OPEN TOURNAMENT at MEMPHIS, TN.

J. P. BAILEY AND K. D. HANSON ARE CO-CHAMPIONS.

INTERNATIONAL MAIL MATCH.

GREAT BRITAIN VS USA 3-2-55 DRAWS.

 

 

 

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1966

-1/15  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT FINAL ROUNDS.

RAYMOND I. FIELDS WINS TITLE. 

-2/5  WASHINGTON MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

AL FLOWER VS ALBERT R. JOHNSON (HOLDER)  6-3-9 DRAWS.

FLOWER WINS TITLE.

2/14-  14TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG. 50 PLAYERS.

ROBERT B. CORNELL WINS TOURNEY.

EARL INGRAM BECOMES STATE CHAMPION (RESIDENTS ONLY)

2/19-20   ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at PHOENIX.

DR D. O. STALEY WINS TITLE.

FEB.  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

KARL DOUGLAS ALBRECHT RETAINS TITLE.

3/4-13   TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

3/26-27 WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at MADISON.

ALFRED TALIS WINS TITLE.

MARCH.  DEATH REPORTED OF C. J. "CHARLIE" GREENSWORD, LONDON. HE WAS ONE OF THE GAME'S GREATEST PROBLEMISTS.

MARCH.  DEATH REPORTED OF E. W. "TED" RANSOME, NOTTINGHAM, AGED 59. HE WAS AN ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL AND WAS NOTTINGHAMSHIRE CHAMPION FOR 22 YEARS.

APRIL.   ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  HAMILTON. (FIRST OPEN TOURNEY)

ED BRUCH WINS TITLE.

4/2-3  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at SPRINGFIELD.

EARL ARNOLD RETAINS TITLE.

4/30  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

MIDDLESEX VS CORNWALL 10-3-11 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN THE SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP.

SPRING?  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

W. H. "BILL" COOPER BEATS LEN BIRKS TO WIN THE TITLE.

SPRING.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.

JACK LATHAM BEATS F. J. REED IN FINAL TO WIN TITLE.

SPRING.  NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

ALBERT BERTOCCHI VS C. H. THOMPSON IN FINAL 5-0-1 DRAW.

BERTOCCHI WINS TITLE.

SPRING. CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at LISKEARD.

W. F. GLASSON BEATS R. G. COLLINGS IN FINAL TO WIN THE TITLE FOR THE 22ND TIME.

5/11-16   NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NELSON.

W.O' MALLEY WINS TITLE.

-5/30    52ND NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at MEDORA.

JOHN MEYER WINS FOR THE 30TH TIME.

5/30-6/3  17th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at SCARBOROUGH.

JAMES MARSHALL WINS TITLE.

SUMMER.  TOM WATSON WINS CHAMPIONSHIP OF GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

SUMMER.  SURREY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

LEN CHANDLER VS JIM O'DEA IN FINAL 3-0-2 DRAWS.

CHANDLER WINS TITLE.

7/2-4   GLASGOW OPEN TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW, KY.

ELZY LANGDON WINS TOURNEY.

7/2-4  NORTH EAST OPEN TOURNAMENT at STAMFORD, CONN.

JAMES RICCA WINS TITLE.

7/9  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at PAULS VALLEY. ONLY 11 ENTRIES.

BOB HINER WINS TITLE. .

7/24-25  SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, AL. 66 ENTRIES.

DR H. L. CRAVENS JR WINS TITLE.

8/1-5   54TH LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TOURNEY.

8/15-22   25TH US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at FRESNO, CA. 54 PLAYERS.

EUGENE "GENE" FRAZIER WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION, AND CHALLENGES WALTER HELLMAN FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP. NO TOURNAMENT, BUT GERARD LOPEZ WINS TITLE AS HIGHEST FINISHER IN THE NATIONAL TOURNEY.

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

NEWELL BANKS VS. WAYNE VAN LEER 5-0-11 DRAWS at DETROIT, MI.

BANKS RETAINS TITLE. 

8/19-20  ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at JONESBORO.

MARVIN CHAPMAN WINS TITLE.

9/5  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO. 40 ENTRIES.

ED BRUCH RETAINS TITLE.

9/19-21  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH.

DR H. L. CRAVENS JR WINS TITLE.

SEPT.  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at LOUISVILLE.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

SEPT.   LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS.

ROY BROWN WINS TITLE.

9/3-5  WASHINGTON STATE TOURNAMENT at BREMERTON.

AL FLOWER WINS TITLE.

9/3-  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

KARL. D. ALBRECHT WINS FOR THE 3RD TIME IN A ROW.

9/3-5  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

MARVIN REX WINS TITLE.

9/3-5   61ST ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at CHAMPAIGN.

CLAYTON BEEBE WINS TITLE.

9/4-5  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ST PAUL.

JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE.

9/29-30  US BLIND CHAMPIONSHIP at STAMFORD, CONN.

ROBERT NEALEY VS CARL J. BAIRD 9-0-3 DRAWS.

NEALEY WAS WILLING TO PLAY FOR A WORLD TITLE, BUT THE EDA HAD NO BLIND PLAYER THEY WISHED TO SPONSOR.

11/19-20  SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX. 41 ENTRIES.

DR. H. L. CRAVENS JR WINS TOURNEY.

11/22   DEATH OF G. E. TROTT, AGED 88. HE FOUNDED THE CLAPHAM COMMON OPEN AIR CLUB IN LONDON IN 1922 AND ATTENDED REGULARLY FOR OVER 40 YEARS.

11/25-26  KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at WICHITA.

CLAUDE CLEMANS WINS TITLE.

 

 

 

 

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1967

2/13-  15TH FLORIDA OPEN  at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.

CAPT. JOHN HOWE JR. WINS TOURNEY.

2/25-26  SOUTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at MILBANK.

FRED FIEBELKORN WINS TITLE.

3/3  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at CARTHAGE. 44 ENTRIES.

HUGH BURTON RETAINS THE TITLE - HIS 4TH WIN IN A ROW.

3/18-20  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at FORT WORTH. 42 ENTRIES.

MAJOR JOHN J. CALDWELL JR WINS TITLE.

3/28-    11 MAN BALLOT PURSE MATCH.

DEREK OLDBURY VS. LaVERNE DIBBLE  6-2-7 DRAWS  at DETROIT, MICH., US.

SPRING???  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

HAROLD PRITCHARD BEATS A. F. BUTCHER TO WIN THE TITLE.

4/1-2  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at TOMAHAWK.

MIKE DOWNS WINS TITLE.

4/8-9  ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at JOLIET.

BILL LEATHERWOOD WINS TITLE.

4/8-9  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at FULTON.

WILSON LEONARD WINS TITLE.

4/22 BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

CORNWALL VS. LANCASHIRE 10-4-10 DRAWS.

CORNWALL WIN THE SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP.

5/27-28   53RD NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEW ROCKFORD.

JOHN MEYER WINS TITLE FOR THE 31ST TIME.

5/29-6/2   ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON- SUPER-MARE.

ALF HUGGINS WINS TITLE. 

5/29-  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.

F. J. REED V BEAT T. B. WATTAM TO WIN THE TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.

7/4   DEATH OF RAYMOND KEMMERER OF PHILADELPHIA, PA. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN PLAYER AND PROMOTER OF THE GAME IN PENNSYLVANIA FOR MANY YEARS.

7/1-2   2ND ANNUAL KENTUCKY OPEN TOURNAMENT at GLASGOW.

ELZY LANGDON WINS TOURNEY.

7/12-13  TEXAS MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. 

DR H. L. CRAVENS JR VS MAJOR JOHN J. CALDWELL  3-1-7 DRAWS at BROWNWOOD.

CRAVENS RETAINS TITLE.

SINCE WINNING THE TITLE IN 1956, CRAVENS HAS SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDED IT ON 21 OCCASIONS.

7/15-17  INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

SCOTLAND VS. NORTHERN IRELAND 20-20-38 DRAWS at GLASGOW.

7/15-16   3-MOVE SUBSCRIPTION MATCH.

DR H. L. CRAVENS VS. JERRY CHILDERS 5-1-3 DRAWS at TULSA, OK.

7/ 18-22   SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT  at GLASGOW.

JOHN McGILL WINS TOURNEY.

7/30-8/5  SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT at BIRMINGHAM, AL. 68 ENTRIES.

HUGH BURTON AND LLOYD W. TAYLOR ARE CO-WINNERS OF THE TOURNEY.

8/7-11  55TH LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH. 44 ENTRIES.

ROBERT BURROUGHS WINS TOURNEY. 

9/2-4  CANADIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TORONTO.

ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY. 

9/2-4  CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.

BOBBY MARTIN WINS TITLE.

9/2-4  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at OWENSBORO

ELZY LANGDON WINS TITLE.

9/2-4  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at CLEVELAND.

LOUIS COWIE AND DICK HOAR ARE JOINT WINNERS.

9/3-4  MINNESOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE.

9/4  OLD DOMINION (VIRGINIA) TOURNAMENT at NORFOLK.

EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TOURNEY.

9/4   NEW YORK LABOUR DAY TOURNAMENT.

ROBERT BURROUGHS WINS TOURNEY.

9/6  DEATH OF OLIVER MAURO, A NOTED PLAYER AND ANALYST OF MANY YEARS.

AUTUMN.  WORLD MAIL PLAY MATCH.

ALF HUGGINS, GB (HOLDER) VS. SAUL WESLOW, USA

0-0-12 DRAWS. A FURTHER 12 GAMES TO BE PLAYED.

11/4-28   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3-MOVE.

WALTER HELLMAN VS. EUGENE FRAZIER 5-0-31 DRAWS at MUSKOGEE, OK and GREAT BEND, KS.

HELLMAN RETAINS TITLE.

11/12  OHIO CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF at EASTLAKE.

LOUIS COWIE BEATS DICK HOAR TO WIN THE TITLE.

11/24-26  MEMPHIS OPEN TOURNAMENT. 32 ENTRIES.

DR H. L. CRAVENS VS HUGH BURTON IN FINAL  1-0-5 DRAWS.

CRAVENS WINS TOURNEY.

11/27 DEATH OF CONRAD CANTOR at DAYTON, OH, AGED 71. A NOTED CHECKER ANALYST.

 

 

 

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1968

2/12-  16TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG.

K. D. HANSON BEATS EVERETT FULLER IN THE FINAL TO WIN THE TOURNEY.

FLORIDA CHAMPION (FOR RESIDENTS ONLY) IS EARL INGRAM.

3/13  TENNESSEE STATE TOURNAMENT at MURFREESBORO. 41 ENTRIES.

HUGH BURTON WINS TITLE.

SPRING   63RD ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at PEORIA.

LaVERNE DIBBLE WINS TITLE.

SPRING???   WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

W. "BILL" JONES BEATS LEN BIRKS TO WIN THE TITLE.

3/30-4/1  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON.

DR H. L. CRAVENS JR. AND EDWARD KING ARE CO-CHAMPIONS.

3/31   AT CONSHOHOCKEN, PA., THE INTERNATIONAL 11-MAN BALLOT ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED, FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOLDING TOURNEYS AND MATCHES AT THE 11-MAN STYLE OF PLAY. THEIR FIRST TOURNEY WAS SCHEDULED FOR NOV. 28 IN PHILADELPHIA.

SPRING   YORKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

G. F. BUCKBY VS TOM BROWNRIGG IN FINAL 3-1-4 DRAWS.

BUCKBY WINS TITLE.

SPRING   CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

E. DEETMAN WINS TITLE.

APR.  NORTHERN IRELAND SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT.

JOE GILLILAND BEATS NOEL RUTHERFORD IN FINAL TO RETAIN THE TITLE.

4/20  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

MIDDLESEX VS. YORKSHIRE  7-6-11 DRAWS.

MIDDLESEX WIN SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP.

4/20-21 WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at CHIPPEWA FALLS.

RAY SCOTT WINS TITLE.

5/11-12  4TH OKLAHOMA OPEN TOURNAMENT at PAULS VALLEY.

EDWARD KING WINS TITLE. 

5/8-14  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at CHRISTCHURCH.

J. DOWIE WINS TITLE.

5/25-26  CHESS AND CHECKER CLUB OF NEW YORK CITY  VS.  BELFAST DRAUGHTS CLUB  6-0-14 DRAWS at BELFAST, N.I.

5/30-31   54TH NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at BEACH.

JOHN MEYER WINS TITLE.

SUMMER    SURREY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

DANNY SHIELDS BEAT F. J. REED TO WIN TITLE.

SUMMER    NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP.

A. BROWN BEAT ALBERT BERTOCCHI TO WIN THE TITLE.

7/4-6  NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at DURHAM.

ELBERT LOWDER RETAINS TITLE.

7/22-26  18th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at GLASGOW. A RECORD 40 ENTRANTS.

JOHN McGILL  WINS TITLE. 

7/17-20   20-GAME MATCH  11-MAN BALLOT .

WAYNE VAN LEER VS. JIMMY RICCA  6-4-9 DRAWS at ???

7/26-27  20-GAME CROSSBOARD MATCH. 

ELBERT LOWDER VS. DR H. L. CRAVENS JR 7-4-7 DRAWS at NEW ORLEANS.

7/28-8/3  SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS.

RONALD JOHNSON AND K. D. HANSON ARE CO-WINNERS OF TOURNEY.

8/5-   LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

48 ENTRIES.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY. 

8/23-24  CALIFORNIA OPEN TOURNAMENT at SAN FRANSISCO.

MARVIN CHAPIN WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/1  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at MT. PLEASANT.

WILSON LEONARD WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  GULF COAST TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, AL.

CAPT JOHN WEBSTER WINS TOURNEY.

8/31 -9/2  WASHINGTON  STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

KENNETH GROVER WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  INDIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at EVANSVILLE.

LLOYD DAILEY WINS TITLE.

8/31-9/2  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at ALLIANCE.

MARVIN REX WINS TITLE.

9/1-2  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at ELIZABETHTOWN.

W. L. REED WINS TITLE.

9/9  US COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIP.

ANTHONY BISHOP (UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE) VS. ALAN MILLHONE (FRANKLIN COLLEGE, COLUMBIA, OH)  7-3-??? DRAWS at ???

BISHOP WINS TITLE.

9/16-23   26TH US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at MEDORA, ND. 

EVERETT FULLER WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN CHAMPION, BUT DECLINES TO CHALLENGE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE.

10/5-6  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at TULSA.

BOB HINER WINS TITLE. 

10/11-12  OLD DOMINION (VIRGINIA) MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP. EDWARD SCHEIDT VS. WILLIE KING (HOLDER)  3-2-7 DRAWS at RICHMOND.

SCHEIDT WINS TITLE. 

11/4  DEATH OF LEONARD L. HALL (BORN ON 6 JAN 1900).

 

11/9-10  SOUTHWESTERN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

DR H. L. CRAVENS JR. WINS TOURNEY.

11/28-12/1  US 11 MAN BALLOT NATIONAL TOURNAMENT at PHILADELPHIA, PA.

SANCTIONED BY THE INTERNATIONAL11-MAN BALLOT ASSOCIATION AND AFFILIATED WITH THE AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION.

EVERETT FULLER WINS TITLE, HIS SECOND US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT VICTORY IN TWO MONTHS, HAVING PREVIOUSLY WON THE 3-MOVE TOURNEY IN SEPTEMBER. 

11/29  MEMPHIS OPEN TOURNAMENT.

HUGH BURTON AND JERRY BISHOP ARE CO-CHAMPIONS.

11/29-30  KANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at TOPEKA.

CLAUDE CLEMANS RETAINS TITLE, WINNING FOR THE 4TH TIME IN SUCCESSION.

DEC.  KANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

CLAUDE CLEMANS VS. ARZA B. FOGLE 3-2-7 DRAWS at TOPEKA.

CLEMANS WINS TITLE.

WINTER??? LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

JACK LATHAM BEATS HENRY TAUB TO WIN TITLE.

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

F. KENDALL WINS TITLE.

 

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1969

1/5  11-MAN BALLOT MATCH.

BOB HINER VS. PARKS HERZOG  2-1-3 DRAWS at TULSA, OK. 

1/16  DEATH OF JOHN SCOTT, AGED 71. A SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL.

CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???

ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY.

2/10  17TH FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST PETERSBURG.

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY.

2/22  OKLAHOMA MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

BOB HINER VS. E. H. GILL 2-1-5 DRAWS at TULSA

HINER RETAINS TITLE.

3/8 DEATH OF IRVING DAVIDS.

3/22-23 ILLINOIS STATE TOURNAMENT at PEORIA.

ANDY BENO WINS TITLE.

3/22-24  TEXAS STATE TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.

4/5  ONTARIO CHAMPIONSHIP at PETERBOROUGH.

4/12-13  WISCONSIN STATE TOURNAMENT at WAUPACA.

VERN ADAMS WINS TITLE.

SPRING.  CORNWALL COUNTY TOURNAMENT IS WON BY BRIAN BAWDEN.

SPRING.  ARIZONA STATE TOURNAMENT at ???

JAMES WILSON WINS TITLE.

SPRING???  WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.

BRIAN GOUGH BEATS HAROLD PRITCHARD TO WIN THE TITLE.

SPRING???  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP.

TOM A. LANDRY WINS TITLE.

4/19  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LONDON.

YORKSHIRE VS. MIDDLESEX  11-5-10 DRAWS.

YORKSHIRE WIN THE SUNDAY CITIZEN CUP.

4/19-20  OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at TULSA.

BOB HINER WINS TITLE.

5/3-4  LOUISIANA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEW ORLEANS. (IST OPEN)

ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE.

5/-  NEW ZEALAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at AUCKLAND.

A.D. HRSTICH WINS TITLE.

5/26-30  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at LEAMINGTON SPA.

ALF HUGGINS / NORMAN WEXLER CO-WINNERS.

5/31-6/1   55TH NORTH DAKOTA STATE TOURNAMENT at ROCKFORD.

HARRIMAN NEAL WINS TITLE.

6/28  OKLAHOMA MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.

BOB HINER VS. WILLIAM V. SCOTT 3-0-4 DRAWS at BIXBY .

HINER RETAINS TITLE.

7/4- CALIFORNIA STATE TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.

EDWARD MARKUSIC WINS TITLE.

7/14-18   53rd SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at THURSO.

EDDIE GIBSON WINS TITLE.

7/27  SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at HOUSTON, TX.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TOURNEY.

SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP.

FINAL DANNY SHIELDS VS. DENNIS BEADELL 3-1-3 DRAWS at EXETER.

SHIELDS WINS  TITLE AND ALEXANDER SHIELD.

8/4-8 LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT at LAKESIDE, OH.

EDWARD SCHEIDT WINS TOURNEY.

8/30-9/1  GULF COAST TOURNAMENT at MOBILE, AL.

E. T. ROLADER WINS TOURNEY – HIS 6TH WIN IN 7 YEARS.

8/30-9/1  OHIO STATE TOURNAMENT at ?

LOUIS COWIE WINS TITLE.

8/30-9/1  KENTUCKY STATE TOURNAMENT at ELIZABETHTOWN.

DON LAFFERTY WINS TITLE.

SUMMER.  SHEFFIELD CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY G. F. "FRED" BUCKBY.

9/27-29  INTERNATIONAL MATCH.

10TH ENGLAND VS. SCOTLAND 31-18-51 DRAWS at NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE.

11/15-16  SOUTHWESTEN OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLLEGE STATION, TX.

EDWARD KING WINS TOURNEY.

11/29-  MICHIGAN STATE TOURNAMENT at DETROIT.

DOUGLAS ALBRECHT WINS TITLE.

11/27-12/4  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH 11-MAN BALLOT. KENNETH GROVER VS. NEWELL BANKS (HOLDER)  3-2-19 DRAWS at DETROIT, MICH.

GROVER WINS TITLE.

12/30  DEATH OF E.C. WHITING, 67, OF ENGLAND. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED PLAYER, AND A GREAT PATRON OF THE GAME. HE WAS AN ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION OFFICIAL IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT ROLES AND STARTED THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL IN 1961. 

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