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1990
JAN. JAMES REED OF BALTIMORE, MD. TAKES OVER AS EDITOR OF THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CHECKER ASSOCIATION, AND PUBLISHES THE FIRST ISSUE OF "THE KEYSTONE CHECKER REVIEW". 
JAN.  "DRAUGHTS BOOKS OF THE 20TH CENTURY" BY KEN LOVELL IS PUBLISHED.
2/12-16  FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG.
HAROLD FREYER AND ELBERT LOWDER TIED FOR FIRST PLACE. MAJOR TOURNEY WON BY RALIEGH JOHNSON. MINOR TOURNEY WON BY E. McCONNELL.
3/2-4  TENNESSEE "OPEN" CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY, GENE LINDSAY WINS STATE TITLE. MAJOR TOURNEY WON BY JEWEL NELSON. MINOR TOURNEY WON BY KELLEY DONOHO.
3/18  DEATH OF DAN McGRATH OF BETHLEHEM, PA. A WELL KNOWN PENNSYLVANIA PLAYER AND BOOSTER OF THE GAME, HE AT ONE TIME WAS AMERICAN MAIL PLAY CHAMPION.
3/24-25  TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TEMPLE.
H. CRAVENS WINS TOURNEY.
3/31-4/1  ILLINOIS TOURNAMENT at PEKIN.
LAVERNE DIBBLE WINS TITLE.
4/4  DEATH OF JOHN LOVE. HE WAS EDITOR FOR MANY YEARS OF THE CHECKERS/DRAUGHTS COLUMN IN THE EDINBURGH (SCOTLAND) DISPATCH.
4/21-22  MISSOURI STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at COLUMBIA.
BRIAN HINKLE WINS EXPERT CLASS. MINOR DIVISION WON BY PAUL SHRECK.
4/21-22  "ED EBERT MEMORIAL" TOURNAMENT at SOUTHFIELD.
ALI LIN WINS TOURNEY. AS HIGHEST FINISHING MICHIGAN
PLAYER, LIN WINS STATE TITLE. 
4/28-29  ALABAMA STATE TOURNAMENT at GADSEN.
ARWOOD SMITH WINS TOURNEY.
MINOR TOURNEY WON BY J. SMITH AND C. STENCIL/TIED.
H.L. FREEMAN WINS STATE TITLE.
4/28-29  WISCONSIN OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at SPARTA.
RAYMOND SCOTT WINS TOURNEY.
5/5-6  ACF DISTRICT 8 AND OKLAHOMA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
ED KING WINS TOURNEY.
LUTHER STUBBERFIELD WINS DISTRICT 8 AND OKLOHOMA STATE TITLE.
5/5-6  MINNESOTA OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MANKATO.
JACK MOURNING WINS TITLE.
5/6  29 PALMS CITY TOURNAMENT - FREESTYLE,
at LOS ANGELES.
AL KOPKO WINS TOURNEY.
5/9  DALLAS SENIOR TOURNAMENT.
BILL ROSSER WINS TOURNEY.
5/9  DEATH OF LESLIE BOYD (BORN 1923) OF LONDON, ENGLAND.(HE WAS ORIGINALLY FROM SCOTLAND)
 BOYD WAS A WELL KNOW BOOSTER OF THE GAME, WHO DID WORK FOR THE ESSEX, LONDON AND ENGLISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATIONS. HE WAS EDITOR OF THE ENGLISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL FROM JUNE 1980 to SEPT 1984.
5/18-20  SOUTH CAROLINA OPEN TOURNAMENT at LANCASTER.
ELBERT LOWDER/REV. ROBERT JONES CO-CHAMPIONS.
HAROLD MORGAN WINS STATE TITLE.
5/19-20  ACF DISTRICT 6 "OPEN" TOURNAMENT at BEDFORD, IN.
JIM MORRISON AND DON LAFFERTY SPLIT FIRST AND SECOND PLACE PRIZE MONEY, ALTHOUGH MORRISON HAD MORE HONOR POINTS. RON BAILEY WINS DISTRICT 6 TITLE. 
5/22  DEATH OF SAM SCHONBACK, AGE 72. HE WAS A WELL KNOWN CALIFORNIA CHECKERIST, AND WAS A RESPECTED ANALYST.
5/26-27  TENNESSEE STATE "CLOSED" TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
HILOUS JONES WINS TOURNEY.
5/26-27   ACF DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.
ED MARKUSIC AND LEO LEVITT CO-CHAMPIONS. CAMILIO FRANCISCO RETAINS ACF DIST. 9 YOUTH TITLE. MAJORS WON BY JOHN GIBSON.
6/2  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL.
MIDDLESEX VS AVON  4-3-9 DRAWS.
MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE.
6/2-4   US NATIONAL JUNIOR TITLE MATCH.
RICHARD BECKWITH VS. MICHAEL HOLMES at DECATUR, IL.
BECKWITH RETAINS TITLE.
6/9-10  GEORGIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at CALHOUN.
ROBERT ARMSTRONG WINS TITLE.
6/23-24  ACF DISTRICT 1 OPEN TOURNAMENT at SHELTON, CT.
DAVE BUTLER WINS TOURNEY.
JIM BRACNARO WINS DISTRICT 1 AND CONNECTICUTT STATE TITLES. BILL WHEELER WINS MASSUCHESETTS STATE TITLE.
6/25-29  NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT  at GILBERTSVILLE, KY.
CLASS A TOURNEY WON BY ELBERT LOWDER.
CLASS B TOURNEY WON BY PAT BERRY.
THERE WAS A TERRIBLE TRAGEDY AT  THIS TOURNAMENT.  VETERAN PLAYER HARRY SAMPLE AND HIS COMPANION WERE STRUCK BY A CAR AND KILLED WHILE CROSSING A BUSY HIGHWAY IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL WHERE THE TOURNEY WAS HELD.
6/25-7/2  FRIENDLY INTERNATIONAL TEAM MATCH.
USA VS. USSR 34-6-24 DRAWS at MINSK, USSR.
US TEAM ; ED MARKUSIC, JAMES MORRISON, JULES LEOPOLD, GENE LINDSAY.
7/4-6  NORTH CAROLINA CHECKER TOURNAMENT at SILER CITY.
TIM LAVERTY WINS TITLE.
7/16-20  29th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at DUNDEE, SCOTLAND.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE. 2ND RICHARD PASK, 3RD CON McCARRICK.
7/21-22  RHODE ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PROVIDENCE.
ERNEST PITTSLEY WINS TITLE.
7/29-31  20 GAME 2-MOVE RESTRICTION MATCH.
RON KING VS. EUGENE FRAZIER 2-0-17 DRAWS at FRAZIER'S HOME IN PARSONS, KS.
SUMMER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
GEORGE MILLER VS GILBERT VANSTONE 2-1-3 DRAWS.
MILLER WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
8/3-4  ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at ???
JERRY CHILDERS WINS EXPERT CLASS AND ARKANSAS STATE TITLE. ORBRA HAWKINS WINS A CLASS.
8/6-10  SOUTHERN STATES OPEN TOURNAMENT at TUPELO, MS.
MASTERS WON BY RICHARD HALLETT. MAJORS WON BY JOE SCHWARTZ. MINORS WON BY MORRIS.
8/11-12  MISSISSIPPI STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TUPELO.
"CHINOOK" COMPUTER PROGRAM WINS MASTERS DIVISION, RICHARD HALLETT WINS SECOND. W. LEVIN WINS MAJORS. JOHNIE RAMIA WINS MINORS. RAMIA WINS STATE TITLE.
8/13-18  37th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at TUPELO, MS.
MARION TINSLEY, CURRENT WORLD 3-MOVE CHAMPION,
WINS TOURNAMENT. IN THIS TOURNEY, TINSLEY FOR THE FIRST TIME COMPETED AGAINST "CHINOOK", THE COMPUTER PROGRAM DESIGNED BY JONATHAN SCHAEFFER OF CANADA. THEY PLAYED FOUR DRAWS.
"CHINOOK" FINISHES 2ND, WITH ASA LONG 3RD.
N. KANDAUROV AND LAVERNE DIBBLE TIE FOR FIRST IN MAJORS. A. GEORGIEV WINS MINORS. LOUNIN SASHA WINS YOUTH DIVISION.
8/15-21 2nd COMPUTER OLYMPIAD  at LONDON.
COLOSSUS WINS TITLE.
8/24-26   PENNSYLVANIA "OPEN" STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE, PA.
HAROLD FREYER WINS TOURNEY.
ANTHONY "TONY" KOZENSKI RETAINS STATE TITLE. 
8/25   MISSOURI STATE FAIR TOURNAMENT at ???
BRIAN HINKLE WINS EXPERT CLASS. AL AHLGREN WINS A CLASS.
9/1   STOCKTON (MISSOURI) OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT.
JERRY CHILDERS WINS TOURNEY. A CLASS WINNERS; JOHN MAASEN/HOWARD STEINER TIED.
9/1-2  MICHIGAN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
DOUGLAS HUGHSON WINS TITLE.
9/1-2  INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BEDFORD.
RON BAILEY WINS TITLE.
9/1-2   ACF DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT at POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.
RICHARD HALLETT WINS ACF DISTRICT 2 AND NEW YORK STATE TITLES.
9/1-3   CALIFORNIA CHECKER TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES.
ED MARKUSIC WINS TOURNEY. CAMILIO FRANCISCO WINS YOUTH TITLE.
9/5   DEATH OF HARRY ANDERSON, AGE 89, OF WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA. ANDERSON WAS MANY TIMES NC STATE CHAMPION AND ALSO WON THE SOUTHERN TOURNAMENT.
9/8-9  OHIO STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at MASSILLON.
GENE ZUBER WINS TOURNEY.
9/8-9  ACF DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT at OSKALOOSA, IOWA.
JAVK MOURNING WINS TOURNEY.
9/10  DEATH OF DONALD "DON" NORRIS, A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN CHECKERIST AND ANALYST.
9/13  DEATH OF PAUL OTTEY OF REINHOLDS, PA. OTTEY WAS A GREAT PROMOTER AND BOOSTER OF THE GAME IN PENNSYLVANIA, WHOSE MAIN DEVOTION WAS TO THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE CHECKER ASSOCIATION.
9/15-16  SOUTH DAKOTA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at WATERTOWN.
KENNETH WOLD WINS TITLE.
9/24  THE WORLD MAIL PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH BETWEEN RICHARD FORTMAN AND DENNIS CAYTON CONCLUDES, FORTMAN PREVAILING WITH A SCORE OF 9 WINS, NO LOSSES AND SEVEN DRAWS.
FORTMAN WINS TITLE.
THE LAST MATCH WAS IN 1977.
9/25-29  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  11 MAN BALLOT.
ELBERT LOWDER VS. LEO LEVITT 5-1-11 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL MS.
LOWDER RETAINS TITLE.
9/28-30   VIRGINIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at DANVILLE.
TIM LAVERTY WINS TOURNEY. B DIVISION WON BY GLENN SMITH. PAUL DAVIS WINS STATE TITLE.
9/30-10/2  3rd ENGLISH OPEN FREESTYLE at WESTON-SUPER-MARE. 
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
10/2  DEATH OF W. T. JENKINS, TREDEGAR, WALES, AGED 78. A TOP ANALYST FOR OVER 40 YEARS.
OCT. DEREK OLDBURY OFFICIALLY CHALLENGES MARION TINSLEY TO A MATCH FOR THE 3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, A RE-MATCH OVER THIRTY YEARS IN THE MAKING. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MATCH WILL NEVER TAKE PLACE.
OCT.  MISS ELAINE BERYL WHITE, SISTER IN LAW TO DEREK OLDBURY, BEQUEATHS ONE THIRD OF HER ESTATE TO THE "JOAN OLDBURY TRUST FUND", WHICH IS USED TO FUND AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION FREESTYLE NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS. ELAINE BERYL WHITE WAS A TWIN SISTER OF JOAN OLDBURY. SHE PASSED AWAY ON 10/7/1989. 
10/1-5  BRITISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
DEREK OLDBURY VS. RICHARD PASK 3-0-13 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
OLDBURY RETAINS TITLE
10/3-6  4TH BIENNIAL TOM LANDRY PLATE (12-16 OPENING MOVE)  at WESTON-SUPER-MARE
J. McCARTHY WINS TITLE.
10/6-7   MEMPHIS OPEN TOURNAMENT.
WILLIAM C. STEWART WINS TOURNEY.
10/6-7   101 COUNTIES OPEN TOURNAMENT at DECATUR, IL.
SELWYN FUNK WINS TOURNEY. B CLASS WON BY
R. McGUIRE.
10/13-14  IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at PRAIRIE CITY.
C.W. NUSS WINS TOURNEY. LYLE WILBUR WINS STATE TITLE.
10/18  DEATH OF CHARMIDES "CARM" AVERY, AGE 73. AVERY WAS A VERY ACTIVE AMERICAN CHECKERIST WHO GAVE UP THE GAME IN THE LATE 1950'S. HE HAD JUST RETURNED TO ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN THE GAME WHEN HE WAS STRICKEN WITH CARDIAC ARREST IN AUGUST OF 1990 , FROM WHICH HE NEVER RECOVERED.  
10/24-26  IRISH FREESTYLE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP
MYLES HANNIGAN VS. CON McCARRICK 7-1-6 DRAWS at CARLOW.
HANNIGAN WINS TITLE.
10/27-31 7TH IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD MYLES HANNIGAN.
10/29 -31 ACF DISTRICT 4 OPEN TOURNAMENT at AHOSKIE, NC.
ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY. 
11/10 ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BRISTOL.
D. BARNES WINS SENIOR SECTION.
11/10-12  KENTUCKY STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ELIZABETHTOWN.
ED BRUCH/ELBERT LOWDER TIED FOR FIRST IN MASTERS. ROBERT ARMSTRONS/RALPH AGEE TIED FOR FIRST IN MINORS. JIM MORRISON WINS STATE TITLE.
11/27   CALIFORNIA TOURNAMENT at ???
JESSIE FOWLER WINS TOURNEY.
WINTER.  LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY JIM McCARTHY .
12/11-15  20  GAME EXHIBITION MATCH.  
MARION TINSLEY VS. CHINOOK COMPUTER PROGRAM 1-0-13 DRAWS at ALBERTA, CANADA. THIS MATCH WAS SHORTENED DUE TO TRAVEL TIME.
THIS WAS THE SECOND MEETING BETWEEN THE TWO, AS THEY HAD PLAYED 4 DRAWS AT THE AMERICAN NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN TUPELO EARLIER IN THE YEAR. 
LUTHER STUBBLEFIELD WINS THE ACF INTERDISTRICT MAIL PLAY-OFFS, BECOMING AMERICAN MAIL CHAMPION FOR 1990.
NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDED TO BOB KENNEDY, BASED ON POINTS ACCUMULATED AT A SERIES OF TOURNAMENTS. 
 
 
 
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1991
1/9  DEATH OF VERNON DOWSEY, AGE 79, OF MOUNTAIN GROVE, MO. DOWSEY WAS AN AMERICAN CHECKERIST, AND WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED MOST FOR HIS SUCCESS AS A CORRESPONDNECE PLAYER, HAVING MANY TIMES WON THE ACF INTER-DISTRICT MAIL PLAY-OFFS, AND THUS BECOMING AMERICAN MAIL PLAY CHAMPION. 
2/2   DEATH OF FRED C. COVEY OF BAYTOWN, TEXAS. BORN IN 1912, COVEY WAS SECRETARY OF THE SOUTH TEXAS CHECKER PLAYERS ASSOCIATION AND WAS A FORMER SOUTH TEXAS CHAMPION.
2/11-15  EXHIBITION MATCH. 
DON LAFFERTY VS. CHINOOK COMPUTER PROGRAM 3-2-11 DRAWS at ST. PETERSBURG  FL.
2/11-15  FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG, FL.
ED BRUCH WINS MASTERS. 2ND RON KING, 3RD RICHARD HALLETT.
DOUG HUGHSON WINS MAJORS. W. HOLDEN WINS MINORS.
SPRING.  ORKNEY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY A. LOGIE.
3/1-3  TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at ANTIOCH.
JIM MORRISON WINS MASTERS. JONAS BUTLER WINS MAJORS. DALE HEDRICK WINS MINORS.
3/4  DEATH OF S. C. "STAN" OSBORNE, AGED 82. BOTH HE AND HIS FATHER, C.W., WERE REGULAR MEMBERS OF THE WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY TEAM AND PLAYED IN NUMEROUS NATIONAL TOURNAMENTS.
3/16   CALHOUN (GEORGIA) OPEN TOURNAMENT.
ROBERT BUTLER WINS MASTERS. DALE HEDRICK WINS MAJORS. 
4/6-7  ILLIINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALTON.
LAVERNE DIBBLE RETAINS TITLE.
4/11-12  KANSAS STATE MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
C.W. NUSS VS. LAWRENCE LIPSCOMB , SCORE ??? at ???
NUSS WINS TITLE.
4/11-12   41ST WEST TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at HUMBOLDT.
B. COOPER WINS TOURNEY.
4/13-14  "ED EBERT MEMORIAL" at SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN.
DOUG HUGHSON WINS TOURNEY. 
4/18-19   ACF DISTRICT 6 OPEN TOURNAMENT at BEDFORD, IND.
DON LAFFERTY WINS TOURNEY. JEWEL NELSON WINS DISTRICT 6 TITLE. MINORS WON BY DONNIE BUTREE.
4/20  LOUISIANA OPEN TOURNAMENT at LAFAYETTE.
ALBERT TUCKER WINS TITLE.
4/20-21  MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at MOBERLY.
WALLY HICKS WINS TOURNEY.
4/21  DEATH OF EVERETT FULLER (BORN 7/23/1908), AGE 82, OF SPRINGFIELD, MO. FULLER WAS A PROMINENT AMERICAN CHECKERIST FOR OVER SIX DECADES. HE WON MANY REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS, AND HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT WAS WINNING THE 26TH US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT IN 1968.
5/4-6   5TH  BRITISH AND IRISH FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP
at AMLWCH, ANGLESEY, WALES.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
5/17-19  SOUTH CAROLINA OPEN TOURNAMENT at LANCASTER.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY.  2ND ELBERT LOWDER, 3RD ED BRUCH.
CLASS B TOURNEY WON BY VIC DEFENDERFER.
5/22-23  WISCONSIN STATE CTOURNAMENT at SPARTA.
LYLE WILBUR WINS TOURNEY. NORMAN CHRISTENSEN WINS TITLE.
5/25-26  ACF DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT at LOS ANGELES, CA.
ED MARKUSIC WINS TOURNEY.
JUNE  IN A LETTER TO ACF SECRETARY CHARLES WALKER PUBLISHED IN THE AMERICAN CHECKER FEDERATION BULLETIN, MARION TINSLEY RELINQUISHES ALL CLAIMS TO THE TITLE WORLD THREE MOVE CHECKERS CHAMPION.
6/8-9  ACF DISTRICT 8 OPEN AND OKLAHOMA COMBINED TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
H.L. CRAVENS WINS TOURNEY. LUTHER STUBBLEFIELD WINS DISTRICT 8 AND OKLAHOMA STATE TITLE.
6/15  DEATH OF BERT DELORY OF SAN GABRIEL, CA. DELORY WAS AN AMERICAN CHECKERIST, KNOWN MOST FOR HIS PARTICIPATION IN CORRESPONDENCE PLAY.
6/20   DEATH OF LEO McGURK OF LETTERKENNY. HE WAS A FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE IRISH DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION, AND A WELL RESPECTED MEMBER OF THE DRAUGHTS PLAYING FRATERNITY.
6/22  ACF DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT at SHELTON, CT.
DAVID BUTLER WINS TOURNEY. JAMES BRACNARO RETAINS TITLE OF ACF DISTRICT 1 AND CONNECTICUT CHAMPION.
6/24-28  NORTHERN STATES OPEN TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE, KY.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTERS. 2ND= PAUL DAVIS AND ELBERT LOWDER.
ARWOOD SMITH WINS MAJORS. WADE HOLDER WINS MINORS.
SUMMER???   ISLE OF WIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP.
WON BY IAN CAWS/JOAN CAWS TIED.
7/1-2  TENNESSEE STATE CLOSED TOURNAMENT at ANTIOCH.
GENE LINDSAY WINS TITLE.
7/4-6   NORTH CAROLINA STATE TOURNAMENT at NEWTON.
TIM LAVERTY RETAINS TITLE. CLASS B WON BY MEREL VAUGHAN.
7/8-9  GEORGIA STATE TOURNAMENT at CALHOUN.
BOB COOPER WINS TITLE. ELMER DONELSON WINS MAJORS.
7/12-13  MISSISSIPPI OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at TUPELO.
RON KING WINS TOURNAMENT. CHARLES WALKER WINS TITLE. MISSISSIPPI YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY PHILIP HANBERRY.
7/15-19   SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at FORFAR. 
TOM WATSON WINS TOURNEY. 2ND JIMMY GRANT, 3RD RICHARD PASK.
7/27   DEATH OF EUGENE FRAZIER , AGE 70, OF PARSONS, KS.  FRAZIER WAS A PROMINENT AMERICAN CHECKERIST FOR OVER FIVE DECADES. HIS GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT AS A CROSSBOARD PLAYER WAS WINNING THE US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3 MOVE) IN 1966 , BECOMING AMERICAN CHAMPION. HE WOULD THEN CHALLENGE FOR THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, LOSING HIS MATCH WITH WALTER HELLMAN 5-0-31 DRAWS IN 1967.  HIS GREATEST CONTRIBUTION TO THE GAME WILL BE IN HIS EXTENSIVE ANALYSIS , MOSTLY ON WHAT WHERE THE NEWER OPENINGS AT THE TIME.
AUG.  AS PUBLISHED IN THE ACF BULLETIN, AMERICAN RICHARD HALLETT AGREES TO COMPETE IN A MATCH WITH DEREK OLDBURY FOR THE VACANT THREE MOVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. AT THE SAME TIME, THE ACF EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AGRESS TO ENDORSE 4 (!) 3-MOVE RESTRICTED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES.
MAN VS. MAN, MAN VS. MACHINE, MACHINE VS. MACHINE, WOMAN VS. WOMAN.
AUG???  DEATH OF JAMES "JIMMY" KEENE, AGE 82, OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK. KEENE WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN AMERICAN CHECKERIST FOR MANY YEARS, HAVING COMPETED IN MANY REGIONAL CROSSBOARD TOURNAMENTS. HE WAS ALSO A KNOWN BOOK DELAER.
8/2-3  ARKANSAS STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at NEWPORT.
JERRY CHILDERS WINS TITLE.
8/12-16   8TH US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT  at HOT SPRINGS, ARKANSAS.
JIM MORRISON WINS TITLE. 2ND RON KING.
MAJORS WON BY JIMMY GUTHRIE/CARL RENO (TIED). MINORS WON BY RAY SCOTT.
8/16-18  PENNSYLVANIA STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.
TONY KOZENSKI WINS TOURNAMENT AND PA. STATE TITLE.
8/31-9/2  CALIFORNIA STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at SANTA MONICA.
ED MARKUSIC WINS TOURNEY.
8/30-9/1   ACF DISTRICT 2 TOURNAMENT at POUGHKEEPSIE, NY.
RICHARD HALLETT WINS TOURNEY. SAL CICERO WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
8/31-9/1  INDIANA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BEDFORD.
JIM MORRISON WINS TOURNEY. RON BAILEY WINS TITLE.
AUG???  ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
GERRY LOPEZ WINS TITLE.
9/7  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at DIDCOT.
WEST MIDLANDS VS MIDDLESEX 5-4-7 DRAWS.
WEST MIDLANDS WIN TITLE.
9/7-8  OHIO STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MASSILLION.
GENE ZUBER RETAINS TITLE.  
9/7-8   ACF DISTRICT 7 TOURNAMENT at STOCKTON, MO.
JERRY CHILDERS WINS TOURNEY. FLOYD WILSON WINS MINOR TOURNEY.
9/21-22  ILLINOIS "101 COUNTIES" OPEN TOURNAMENT at ALTON.
JEWEL NELSON WINS TOURNEY. SELWYN FUNK WINS TITLE. KELLY DONOHO WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
9/23-28   13TH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH   FREESTYLE.
RON KING VS. JIM MORRISON 4-1-17 DRAWS at DANVILLE, VA .
KING WINS TITLE.
THIS WAS FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP VACATED BY DON LAFFERTY, WHO RETIRED UNDEFEATED OWING TO HEALTH REASONS. GAMES PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL, DEC.1991, VOL. 31, NO. 2 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.
9/27-29  VIRGINIA STATE TOURNAMENT at DANVILLE.
PAUL DAVIS WINS TITLE. LOWER DIVISION WON BY MERLE VAUGHN.
SEPT?  3RD WELSH OPEN TOURNAMENT.
JOHN ANDERSON RETAINS TITLE.
AUTUMN. ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at LOOE, CORNWALL.
ALF BEAMAN VS JOHN JOLLIFF  3-1-1 DRAW.
BEAMAN WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
OCT.  THE ACF SANCTIONS THE TITLE OF "WORLD CHAMPION EMERITUS" TO MARION TINSLEY, AND ANNOUNCES A "WORLD TITLE MATCH" BETWEEN CHINOOK AND TINSLEY TO BE PLAYED IN LONDON, ENGLAND IN AUGUST 1992.
10/12-13   IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at PRAIRIE CITY.
GEORGE GAST WINS TITLE.
10/14-25  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH   3 MOVE.
DEREK OLDBURY VS. RICHARD HALLETT 7-4-27 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
OLDBURY WINS TITLE .
CONTINUING ONE OF THE GAME'S GREATEST RIVALRIES, THIS MATCH WAS FOR THE 3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, WHICH WAS VACANT SINCE THE RESIGNATION OF MARION TINSLEY AS WORLD CHAMPION.
10/21-25   ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE. 
RON KING WINS MASTERS. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD BILL EDWARDS.
JOHN HAMPTON WINS INTERMEDIATES. DAVE KOTIN WINS MINORS.  SELECT GAMES PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL, DEC.1991, VOL. 31, NO. 2 AND SUBSEQUENT ISSUES.
10/26-27  29 PALMS CALIFORNIA TOURNAMENT.
DAVE GREEN AND WARREN MEACHUM PLACED FIRST AND SECOND.
10/26-27  ACF DISTRICT 10 AND SOUTHWEST OPEN TOURNAMENT at GARLAND, TEXAS.
H.L. CRAVENS WINS TOURNEY.
10/26-30  8TH IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
CON McCARRICK / HUGH DEVLIN CO-CHAMPIONS.
10/31   ALABAMA STATE GAYP TOURNAMENT at MONTGOMERY.
H.L. FREEMAN WINS TITLE.
11/9-11  KENTUCKY OPEN TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE.
JAMES MORRISON WINS MASTERS. EARL BROWN WINS MAJORS. RUSSELL DENNIS WINS MINORS.
11/23-24  ESSEX OPEN AND CLOSED TOURNAMENTS.
DANNY SHIELDS WINS OPEN TOURNEY. JIM O'BRIEN JR. WINS CLOSED TOURNEY.
11/25  DEATH OF JACK LATHAM, AGE 83. LATHAM WAS A WELL KNOWN AND RESPECTED ENGLISH CROSS BOARD PLAYER FOR MANY YEARS, AND WAS A FORMER ENGLISH CHAMPION, WINNING THAT TITLE IN 1948.
NORTH DAKOTA CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDED TO BOB KENNEDY, BASED ON POINTS ACCUMULATED AT A SERIES OF TOURNAMENTS. THIS WAS THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR FOR KENNEDY WINNING THIS TITLE. 
DATE??? LONDON DRAUGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP.  
J. McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY. 
 
 
 
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1992
1/2-4  US NATIONAL YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.
PHILLIP HANBERRY VS. BRIAN LUCAS 4-1-3 DRAWS at ICHF, TUPELO, MS.
HANBERRY WINS TITLE.
JAN???  SOUTH TEXAS OPEN TOURNAMENT at ???
ED KING WINS TOURNEY.
1/21-27  MAN VS. MACHINE MATCH.
ASA LONG VS. CHINOOK 1-1-18 DRAWS at ICHF, TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI.
FEB. AS ANNOUNCED IN THE ACF BULLETIN, 3-MOVE WORLD CHAMPION DEREK OLDBURY OFFICIALLY CHALLENGES FREE-STYLE (GAYP) CHAMPION RON KING OF BARBADOS TO A MATCH FOR THE FREESTYLE WORLD TITLE.
2/10-13  MAN VS. MACHINE MATCH  FREESTYLE.
COLOSSUS VS. CON McCARRICK 4-0-16 DRAWS at TUBBERCURRY, CO. SLIGO, EIRE.
COLOSSUS WINS MATCH.
2/17-21  FLORIDA OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG.
PAUL DAVIS WINS TOURNAMENT.
2/28-29  ALABAMA CLOSED TOURNAMENT at MONTGOMERY.
MICHAEL HOLMES WINS TITLE. JERRY CRUISE WINS MAJORS. DON SANDERS WINS MINORS.
3/4   DEATH OF E.H. GILL, AGE 93. BETWEEN 1927 AND 1979, HE WAS  THIRTEEN TIMES OKLAHOMA STATE CHAMPION.
3/6-8   TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTERS. JEWEL NELSON WINS MAJORS. OTHO BIBBS WINS MINORS. HUGH BURTON WINS STATE TITLE.
3/7-8  15TH CLACTON CONGRESS FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
3/28  NORTH JERSEY OPEN TOURNAMENT at PATERSON, NJ.
HAROLD FREYER WINS MASTERS. MAJORS WON BY JOSEPH CINDERALLA/LORRAINE JOHNSON TIED. BY VIRTUE OF HIS PLAY IN THE MASTERS, AL DUBOIS OF CLINTON, NJ, WAS DECLARED NEW JERSEY STATE CHAMPION.
3/28-29   CALHOUN (GEORGIA) OPEN TOURNAMENT.
TIM LAVERTY WINS TOURNEY. FRED KRITZLER WINS MAJORS.
3/28-29   TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.
DEFENDING CHAMPION H.L. CRAVENS TIES FOR FIRST WITH ED KING.
4/4-5  ILLINOIS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ALTON.
LAVERNE DIBBLE RETAINS TITLE. LEE BOOZER WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
4/24-25   ALABAMA OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MONTGOMERY.
PAUL DAVIS (OF ALABAMA) WINS MASTERS. MALCOM STANCIL WINS MAJORS. DON SANDERS WINS MINORS.
4/25   SAMUEL COHEN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT at WEYMOUTH.
COLOSSUS, THE WORLD COMPUTER DRAUGHTS CHAMPION, WINS TOURNAMENT. PAT McCARTHY WINS SECOND.
4/25-56  MISSOURI STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MOBERLY.
C.W. NUSS WINS TOURNEY. GEORGE T. COOK WINS STATE TITLE. ROBERT COOK WINS YOUTH TITLE.
4/25-26  ACF DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, OH.
JEWEL NELSON WINS TOURNEY. LEE BOOZER WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
SPRING???  NEBRASKA STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at ???
KEN SWANSON WINS TITLE FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR.
SPRING???  NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN at CRUMLIN CO ANTRIM. 
MYLES HANNIGAN WINS MASTERS. JOHN DOLAN WINS INTERMEDIATE TOURNEY. 
SPRING???  WISCONSIN STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at SPARTA.
HARRY SUTER WINS TOURNEY. RAYMOND SCOTT WINS TITLE.
SPRING???  CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
EARL MORRISON VS. BRUCE MORRISON 3-1-??? DRAWS at ???
EARL MORRISON WINS TITLE.
5/2  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at DIDCOT.
MIDDLESEX VS AVON 6-6-4 DRAWS.
MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE ON BOTTOM BOARD ELIMINATION.
MAY   HOME INTERNATIONALS at MORECAMBE.
WON BY IRELAND. 2ND ENGLAND, 3RD WALES, 4TH SCOTLAND.
 
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Colin Young, Lindus Edwards, Chris Saxton, John Anderson, Con McCarrick and Ian Caws
 
 
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5/2-3  17TH ED EBERT DUPLICATE TOURNAMENT at SOUTHFIELD, MICHIGAN.
DOUGLAS HUGHSON WINS TOURNEY.
5/8-9  42ND WEST TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at HUMBOLDT.
C.W. SMITH WINS MASTERS. B. PERRY WINS MAJORS.
H. HAYES WINS TITLE.
5/9-10 MINNESOTA STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at MANKATO.
JACK MOURNING WINS TITLE.
5/9-10  LOUISIANA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at LAFAYETTE.
EARLE SWEATMON WINS TOURNEY. ALBERT TUCKER 
RETAINS STATE TITLE.
5/12   KANSAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.
C.W. NUSS VS. CARL STINETT at LEAVENWORTH, KS.
SCORE ???
NUSS RETAINS TITLE.
5/15-17  SOUTH CAROLINA CHECKER TOURNAMENT at LANCASTER.
JIM MORRISON WINS CLASS A TOURNEY. JOE MCCLELLAN WINS CLASS B.
5/16-17  ACF DISTRICT 8 OKLAHOMA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
H.L. CRAVENS WINS TOURNEY. ROY LITTLE WINS DISTRICT 8 AND OKLAHOMA STATE TITLES.
5/23  H.O. KITCHENER OPEN/HARRY LEACH TOURNAMENT at DIDCOT.
H.O. KITCHENER SHIELD WON BY COLIN JEFFRIES. HARRY LEACH SHIELD WON BY NICK McBRIDE.
5/23   MISSISSIPPI OPEN YOUTH TOURNAMENT at ???
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION WON BY BRIAN LUCAS. JUNIOR HIGH DIVISION WON BY PHILLIP HANBERRY. ELEMENTARY DIVISION WON BY SHAYLA BEAL. MISSISSIPPI YOUTH TITLE SHARED BY BRIAN LUCAS/PHILLIP HANBERRY. 
5/23-24  ACF DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT at SUN CITY, AZ.
GERRY LOPEZ WINS TITLE. CLASS B TOURNEY WON BY P. LYONS. CLASS C TOURNEY WON BY J. WILLIAMS.
JUNE???  ARIZONA STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at ???
GERRY LOPEZ WINS TITLE.
6/6-7  GEORGIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at CALHOUN, GA.
BOB COOPER WINS MASTERS AND STATE TITLE. MAJORS WON BY WALLACE HOLLOWAY.
6/19-20   ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at JONESBORO.
W.C. STEWART WINS TITLE.
6/22-25  NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE, KY.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTERS. DON BRATTIN WINS MAJORS.
SUMMER  MAN VS. MACHINE STAKE MATCH  3-MOVE.
COLOSSUS VS. FRANK BEDNALL 9-1-3 DRAWS at ???
COLOSSUS WINS MATCH.
7/3-5   NORTH CAROLINA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at SANFORD.
ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE. JOSEPH McCLELLAN WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
7/18   RICHARD FORTMAN, CURRENT WORLD MAIL PLAY CHAMPION , BEGINS A NON-TITLE MAIL MATCH VS.  THE COMPUTER PROGRAM COLOSSUS.
7/18  50 GAME BLITZ CHARITY MATCH.
PAT McCARTHY VS. NICK McBRIDE 40-3-7 DRAWS at LUTON.
McCARTHY WINS MATCH.
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FROM NICK McBRIDE ON THE MATCH...
"I played Pat McCarthy in about 1992. Fifty 5-minute games. I had played a lot of 5-minute chess. It's quite funny to say this, but at the time I thought I had a chance, mainly because I would be able to handle the clock quite well and because I had prepared, so... as Pat was giving his time (and his time was money as he was self employed carpenter) I had decided that if I started to get the upper hand  then I'd go easy on Pat! However, Pat destroyed me. I lost 40 of the 50 games. The clock gave an even greater advantage to Pat.
 
He was a great guy."
 
7/25-26  MISSISSIPPI STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at TUPELO, MS.
CHARLES WALKER RETAINS TITLE.
8/10-15  38th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at HOT SPRINGS, AR.
RON KING WINS HIS FIRST US NATIONAL 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT.
MAJOR DIVISION WON BY LAVERNE DIBBLE. MINOR DIVISION WON BY LARRY POLLARD. IN THIS TOURNAMENT, ELBERT LOWDER, NEEDING ONLY A DRAW (AND HAVING IT EASILY IN HAND) AGAINST RON KING, BECAME AGITATED AT KING'S REFUSAL TO CONCEDE THE DRAW, AND EVENTUALLY FELL INTO LOSS, DENYING HIMSELF WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY WELL RECEIVED US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT VICTORY.
ALSO OF NOTE IS THAT GIL DODGEN'S CHECKERS3.0 COMPUTER PROGRAM FINISHED THIRD, AND "CHINOOK" THE PROGRAM CREATED BY CANADIAN JONATHAN SCHAEFFER PLACED SIXTH.  
8/15  H.O. KITCHENER MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT at DIDCOT.
IAN CAWS WINS TOURNEY.
8/17-29  MAN VS. MACHINE MATCH.
MARION TINSLEY VS. CHINOOK  4-2-33 DRAWS at  THE PARK LANE HOTEL, PICADILLY, LONDON. THIS MATCH WAS ONE OF THE MOST MEDIA COVERED EVENTS IN THE GAME'S HISTORY, GAINING NEWSPAPER AND TELEVISION COVERAGE WORLD WIDE.
8/21-23  PENNSYLVANIA STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.
ELBERT LOWDER WINS TOURNEY.
ANTHONY KOZENSKI RETAINS STATE TITLE.
8/28  DEATH OF DR. LOUIS LAGER OF WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA. DR. LAGER WAS A WELL KNOWN PLAYER, AUTHOR AND ANALYST, AND A GREAT BOOSTER OF THE GAME.
8/29-30  INDIANA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at INDIANAPOLIS.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MAJORS. PAUL OWENS WINS MINORS. JEWEL NELSON WINS TITLE.
9/5-7  CALIFORNIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT  at ???
ED MARKUSIC WINS MASTERS. CAMILIO FRANCISCO WINS MAJORS. DON SIEVEWRIGHT WINS MINORS.
9/12-13   OHIO STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at  ???
TONY KOZENSKI WINS CLASS A TOURNEY. ROBERT JOHNSON WINS CLASS B TOURNEY. LOUIS COWIE/VINCENT DELONG CO-CHAMPIONS.
9/12-13  ACF DISTRICT SEVEN TOURNAMENT at CHILLICOTHE, MO.
JACK MOURNING RETAINS TITLE.
9/24-26  VIRGINIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at DANVILLE.
LES BALDERSON WINS TITLE. FRED CHURCH WINS B-DIVISION TOURNEY.
9/28-10/2  30th BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ST MARTIN'S, GUERNSEY.
HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE FOR THE SECOND TIME. 2ND BILL EDWARDS, 3RD CON McCARRICK.
10/10-11  IOWA STATE TOURNAMENT at PRAIRIE CITY.
JACK MOURNING WINS TOURNEY. GEORGE GAST RETAINS TITLE.
10/10-11  58TH 101 COUNTIES (ILLINOIS) OPEN TOURNAMENT at PEKIN.
RICHARD GOOD/ LAVERNE DIBBLE TIED FOR FIRST IN THE CLASS A TOURNEY. WILLIE BELT WINS CLASS B TOURNEY. 
10/17 -18  FIFTH TOM LANDRY PLATE (11-15) at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
LINDUS EDWARDS WINS TOURNEY.
10/17-18  ACF FIFTH DISTRICT TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE, KY.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTERS. Q.T. EAST/ELMER DONALSON TIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN MAJORS. JIM PRINCE WINS MINORS. PHILLIP HANBERRY WINS FIFTH DISTRICT YOUTH TITLE.
10/18-21 3RD WEST OF ENGLAND FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
BILL EDWARDS WINS TOURNEY.
10/24-25  ALABAMA GAYP (FREESTYLE) TOURNAMENT at MONTGOMERY.
PAUL DAVIS (OF ALABAMA) WINS TITLE.
10/24-28   8TH IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at  ENNIS, CO. CLARE.
TOM WATSON WINS MASTERS. 2ND PAT McCARTHY, 3RD HUGH DEVLIN.
SEAN CRONIN WINS SENIORS. KARENA BREEN WINS INTERMEDIATES.
NOV.  ACF TENTH DISTRICT OPEN TOURNAMENT at DALLAS, TEXAS.
H.L. CRAVENS WINS TITLE.
FALL???  NEBRASKA CHECKER ASSOCIATION TOURNAMENT at ???
KEN SWANSON RETAINS TITLE.
11/8-14 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH -FREESTYLE.
RON KING VS. DEREK OLDBURY 5-5-14 DRAWS at BARBADOS .
KING RETAINS TITLE. IN THIS MATCH, RON KING MADE AN INCREDIBLE "COME BACK", HAVING AT ONE POINT BEEN BEHIND BY THE SCORE OF OLDBURY 5 WINS, KING 0 WINS, WITH 11 DRAWS.
11/13-15  KENTUCKY STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at GILBERTSVILLE. JIM MORRISON RETAINS TITLE. FLOYD WILSON WINS MINOR TOURNEY.
12/6  DEATH OF DOYLE SAUCIER, AGE 66. SAUCIER WAS A GREAT BOOSTER OF AMERICAN CHECKERS, AND WAS WELL KNOWN FOR HIS WORK WITH YOUTH GROUPS. 
WINTER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at BRISTOL.
JOHN HAMPTON VS IAN CAWS 2-0-3 DRAWS.
HAMPTON WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
WINTER?  DEATH OF HAROLD BROWN, DUNDEE. A GREAT SUPPORTER OF THE GAME AND A REGULAR PARTICIPANT AT ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH TOURNAMENTS FOR MANY YEARS.
JERRY CHILDERS WINS THE 1992 ACF INTER-DISTRICT MAIL PLAY-OFFS, BECOMING AMERICAN MAIL PLAY CHAMPION.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AWARDED TO LARRY ATWOOD, BASED ON POINTS ACCUMULATED AT A SERIES OF TOURNAMENTS.
 
 
 
 
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1993
1/26  DEATH OF WILLIAM SUBKOW, 86, OF BETHLEHEM, PA. SUBKOW WAS A WELL KNOWN ANALYST, HAVING SUBMITTED TO MANY PERIODICALS OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS. HE WAS ALSO CREDITED AS A COACH TO ASA LONG IN THE 1930'S.
1/9-10  WELSH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at  ISLE OF ANGLESEY.
WILLIAM EDWARDS AND COLOSSUS COMPUTER PROGRAM TIED FOR FIRST PLACE; EDWARDS WINS TITLE. MAJORS WON BY E. THOMAS.
JAN.  SOUTH TEXAS CHECKER TOURNAMENT at SAN ANTONIO.
ED KING WINS TOURNEY.
JAN.  FORMATION OF THE BRITISH DRAUGHTS FEDERATION, MARTIN BRYANT, GEORGE MILLER, GWYN PRITCHARD EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS. THIS WAS A PRIVATE ORGANISATION THAT WAS NOT RECOGNISED BY THE EXISTING NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN.
2/15-19   FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT at ST. PETERSBURG.
RICHARD HALLETT WINS MASTERS.
2/26-27   ALALBAMA STATE TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at AUBURN.
ALBERT TUCKER WINS MASTERS. M. STANCIL WINS MAJORS. D. DAY AND C. HAMMONDS TIE FOR FIRST PLACE IN MINORS. PAT BERRY HIGHEST FINISHING ALABAMA PLAYER.
MAR.  TEXAS STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at BROWNWOOD.
H.L. CRAVENS RETAINS TITLE.
3/5-7  TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTERS. STEVE WATKINS WINS MAJORS. RUSSELL DENNIS AND WADE HOLDER TIED FOR FIRST PLACE IN MINORS. GEORGE WALDRON WINS STATE TITLE.
3/20-21   CALHOUN (GEORGIA) OPEN TOURNAMENT.
ROBERT ARMSTRONG WINS MASTERS. J.C. WEATHERLY WINS MAJORS,
3/21   NEBRASKA LLOYD MILLS OPEN TOURNAMENT at OMAHA.
C.W. NUSS WINS TOURNEY. GENE WALDECKER WINS TITLE.
3/27-28   88TH ILLINOIS STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT at ALTON.
LAVERNE DIBBLE RETAINS TITLE. FLOYD WILSON AND KELLY DONOHO TIED FOR FIRST IN CLASS B.
3/27-28   SAMUEL COHEN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
3/28 - 4/2   LADIES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.
PATRICIA BREEN VS. JOANS CAWS 8-1-5 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
PATRICIA BREEN WINS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
3/28-4/2  BRITISH AND IRISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
PAT McCARTHY VS. BILL EDWARDS 4-0-13 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE
McCARTHY WINS TITLE.
3/29-4/1  6TH BRITISH AND IRISH FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP
at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
CON McCARRICK WINS TITLE. 
4/17-18   MISSOURI STATE TOURNAMENT at MOBERLY.
FLOYD WILSON WINS TITLE.
4/17-18   ACF DISTRICT 6 TOURNAMENT at HAMILTON, OH.
CLASS A WON BY RAYMOND SCOTT. CLASS B WON BY WAYNE HUBER. JEWEL NELSON RETAINS DISTRICT 6 TITLE.
4/23-24   ALABAMA STATE 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT at MONTGOMERY. PAUL DAVIS (AL.) WINS TITLE. VERNON FRASIER WINS MAJORS. C.H. PAYNE WINS MINORS. THIS IS THE SECOND ALABAMA STATE 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT OF THE YEAR.
4/24-25   IOWA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at NEWTON.
JACK MOURNING WINS TOURNEY. HARRY SUTER WINS TITLE.
4/30-5/1  TENNESSEE STATE CLOSED TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
FINISHING WITH 19 POINTS HUGH BURTON, BOB BUTLER, VIC DEFENDERFER.
5/7-8   43RD WEST TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at HUMBOLDT.
HUGH BURTON WINS MAJORS. JAMES STRONG WINS MINORS.
5/15-16   ACF DISTRICT 8 OPEN-OKLAHOMA STATE TOURNAMENT at OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.
GENE LINDSAY WINS TOURNEY. LUTHER STUBBLEFIELD WINS DISTRICT 8 AND OKLAHOMA STATE TITLE.
5/29-30   ACF DISTRICT 9 TOURNAMENT at SANTA MONICA, CA.
PAUL LYONS WINS TOURNEY. JOHN GIBSON WINS MINORS.
5/29-30  MISSISSIPPI STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at ICHF, PETAL, MS.
MICHAEL HOLMES WINS MASTERS. JORDAN WINS MINORS. JESSICA GORE WINS YOUTH DIVISION.
JUN.   MAN VS. MACHINE MATCH-20 GAMES.
DON LAFFERTY VS. CHINOOK COMPUTER PROGRAM 3-1-12 DRAWS at EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA.
6/5-6   GEORGIA STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at CALHOUN.
HARVEY KELLEY WINS TITLE. BOB SHIPP WINS MAJORS.
6/11-12  ARKANSAS STATE TOURNAMENT at PARAGOULD.
W.C. STEWARD WINS TITLE.
6/18   DEATH OF DON READY, AGED 81. HE WAS A VERY WELL KNOWN PATRON OF THE GAME IN PENNSYLVANIA.
6/26   ACF DISTRICT 1 TOURNAMENT at FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS. JOSEPH MARGOLIN WINS DISTRICT 1 AND MASSACHUSETTS STATE TITLES. DUKE WATTS WINS RHODE ISLAND TITLE. WALTER STOVER WINS MAINE TITLE. JAMES BRACNARO WINS CONNECTICUT TITLE. DUKE WATTS AND HENRY TODER TIE AS DIVISION B WINNERS.
7/19-23   SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN. BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD JIMMY GRANT.
SDA 100TH ANNIVERSARY CAKE
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7/24  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at BROMSGROVE.
AVON "B" VS LANCASHIRE  6-4-6 DRAWS.
AVON "B" WIN TITLE.
8/9-13   9th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at DANVILLE, VIRGINIA.
ELBERT LOWDER WINS TITLE. DARWIN LORD (BARBADOS) WINS MAJORS. HORACE RAYES WINS MINORS.
8/21-23  PENNSYLVANIA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.
ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY. ANTHONY KOZENSKI RETAINS STATE TITLE.
AUTUMN?  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at CLACTON-ON-SEA.
FRANK H. BURGESS SR VS FRANK J. BURGESS JR  2-1-7 DRAWS.
FRANK SR WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
9/6 DEATH OF KENNETH GROVER, 85, AT TAHOLAH, WASHINGTON, A VICTIM OF KIDNEY FAILURE. GROVER WAS AMONGST THE MOST RESPECTED AMERICAN CROSSBOARD PLAYERS FOR SEVERAL DECADES, AND AT ONE POINT WAS THE RECOGNIZED WORLD 11 MAN BALLOT CHAMPION. HE WAS ALSO AN ANALYST, AUTHOR, AND EXHIBITION PLAYER.
9/11-12  OHIO OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MANSFIELD.
CLASS A TOURNEY WON BY TONY KOZENSKI.
CLASS B WON BY GARY ABDELLA.
LOUIS COWIE WINS STATE TITLE.
9/20-24  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD BILL EDWARDS.
10/9-10  59TH ILLINOIS 101 COUNTIES OPEN at ALTON.
ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY. RICHARD GOOD WINS TOURNEY TITLE. CLASS B WON BY HAROLD AXFORD.
10/29-31  ACF DISTRICT 4 OPEN TOURNAMENT at ELDEN, NC.
JOHN WEBSTER WINS TITLE. BILL McCLINTOCK WINS CLASS B TOURNEY.
10/30   "VERNON DOWSEY MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT" at MOUNTAIN GROVE, MO.
LARRY JORDAN WINS TOURNEY.
11/6   MISSOURI "INDEPENDENCE TOURNAMENT" at ???
GAYLE HELTERBRANDT WINS YOURNAMENT. "A" DIVISION WON BY KEITH WAIT.
11/12-14  KENTUCKY STATE OPEN TOURNAMENT at ???
JIM MORRISON WINS TOURNAMENT.
11/27-28  TENNESSEE STATE "GAYP" TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
CARL RENO AND HUGH BURTON TIED FOR 1ST PLACE.
12/9  DEATH OF EDWARD SCHEIDT, AGE 90, OF CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, BORN JANUARY 10, 1903 IN MINNESOTA. 
SCHEIDT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE AMERICAN TOURNAMENT PLAYERS OF ALL TIME, HIS  CAREER SPANNING OVER SEVEN DECADES. HE WON THE NORTH CAROLINA STATE TITLE MANY TIMES, AS WELL AS THE SOUTHERN, NORTHERN, AND ACF DISTRICT 4 TOURNAMENTS. SCHEIDT WAS ALSO WELL RESPECTED AS A BOOSTER AND PROMOTER OF THE GAME IN AMERICA. IN HIS PROFESSIONAL  LIFE, SCHEIDT WAS A HIGH RANKING FBI AGENT, AND ALSO SERVED AS COMMISSIONER OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN NORTH CAROLINA.
12/13  CHRITSMAS CHECKER TOURNAMENT at DECATUR, AL.
PAUL DAVIS (OF SCOTSDALE, AL.) WINS TOURNEY.
DATE???  9th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at STROKESTOWN, CO. ROSCOMMON.
HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE. 2ND SEAN O'DRISCOLL, 3RD SEAN CRONIN.
DATE???  ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
GERRY LOPEZ AND JACK GIBSON TIE FOR FIRST PLACE. LOPEZ LATER MOVED TO CALIFORNIA, AND GIBSON WAS NAMED AS THE AZ. STATE CHAMPION. GONA BLANKENSHIP WINS CLASS B DIVISION.
MAC BANKS WINS THE 1993 ACF INTERDISTRICT MAIL PLAY-OFFS, BECOMING AMERICAN MAIL PLAY CHAMPION.
 
 
 
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1994
1/29-30  SOUTH TEXAS OPEN TOURNAMENT at SAN ANTONIO.
2/14-18   FLORIDA OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT at ???
RICHARD HALLETT WINS MASTER DIVISION. MAJORS TOURNEY WON BY VIC DEFENDERFER.
3/3-5  TENNESSEE OPEN TOURNAMENT at NASHVILLE.
DON LAFFERTY WINS MASTER DIVISION. CHARLES PHILLIPS WINS MAJOR DIVISION. SAMMY WINDSOR WINS MINOR DIVISION.
5/30-6/3  31st BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARDIFF.
BILL EDWARDS WINS TITLE. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD PAT McCARTHY.
6/5-6  BRITISH AND IRISH LADIES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH.
KARENA BREEN VS. JOAN CAWS 4-2-1 DRAW at PENARTH, WALES.
KARENA BREEN WINS TITLE.
7/7   DEATH OF ED "MARK" MARKUSIC, AGE 69, OF TUSTIN, CA. MARKUSIC WAS A MASTER CLASS CROSSBOARD PLAYER, WHO REPRESENTED AMERICA IN THE 3RD(1973) AND 4TH(1983) UNITED STATES/GREAT BRITAIN INTERNATIONAL MATCHES.  HIS DEATH WAS THE RESULT OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE.
7/30  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at SHREWSBURY.
AVON AND GLAMORGAN VS LANCASHIRE  8-1-7 DRAWS.
AVON AND GAMORGAN WIN TITLE.
8/1-6  39th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at GARLAND, TX.
DON LAFFERTY WINS HIS SECOND AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP, WITH "CHINOOK" TAKING SECOND, AND MARION TINSLEY THIRD. MAJOR TOURNEY WON BY EARL LUFFMAN. MINOR TOURNEY WON BY J.C. LITTLE. 
8/19-21  PENNSYLVANIA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.
ED BRUCH WINS TOURNEY.
TONY KOZENSKI RETAINS STATE TITLE.
8/20  9TH H.O. KITCHENER HANDICAP TOURNAMENT at DIDCOT.
BRIAN GOODENOUGH WINS TOURNEY.
SUMMER  OHIO STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???
LOUIS COWIE RETAINS TITLE.
AUTUMN.  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 3-MOVE TITLE MATCH at ?
THE TITLE BECAME VACANT WITH THE DEATH OF DEREK OLDURY IN JULY. HE HAD BEEN DUE TO DEFEND HIS TITLE AGAINST RON KING, US OPEN CHAMPION. BILL EDWARDS, REIGNING BRITISH, SCOTTISH AND WELSH OPEN CHAMPION, OFFERED TO PLAY SINCE PAT McCARTHY, UK AND IRELAND CHAMPION, WAS UNAVAILABLE.
KING DEFEATED EDWARDS BY 14-1-13 DRAWS TO WIN THE WORLD TITLE.
10/22  CHARLES WALKER, OF PETAL, MS., SETS A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD, PLAYING 306 PEOPLE SIMULTANEOUSLY, WINNING 300, LOSING 1, AND DRAWING 5 at DOLLYWOOD , PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE. HE ALREADY HELD THE RECORD.
11/26  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BRISTOL.
DANNY MARTIN WINS UNDER-18 TITLE.
DEC.  THE WORLD MAIL PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH BETWEEN RICHARD FORTMAN (DEFENDING CHAMPION) AND JERRY CHILDERS(CHALLENGER) CONCLUDES, WITH JERRY CHILDERS WINNING THE TITLE BY THE SCORE OF 2-0-10 DRAWS.
DATE???  JOHN JOLLIFF WINS ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at ???  
VS FRANK W. BURGESS JR  2-1-5 DRAWS. FINALS PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH DRAUGHTS JOURNAL DEC. 1994, VOL. 33, NO. 1.
DATE??? 9th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 2ND  PAT McCARTHY, 3RD JACK FRANCIS.
12/18  DEATH OF REV C. E. SHAW, AGED 84. "THE VICAR" WAS  A LONG-SERVING MEMBER OF THE LANCASHIRE COUNTY TEAM AND ONE OF THE GREAT CHARACTERS IN THE GAME.
 
 
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1995
1/11  DEATH OF EARL LUFFMAN, A WELL KNOWN AMERICAN CHECKERIST. HE HAD RECENTLY WON THE MAJOR TOURNEY AT THE 39TH US NATIONAL TOURNEY.
1/9-17  MAN VS. MACHINE MATCH.
CHINOOK VS. DON LAFFERTY 1-0-31 DRAWS at ???, CHINOOK WINS MATCH.
SPRING.  CORNISH MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP.
JOHN GILLBARD VS JOHN HAMPTON (HOLDER)  8-4-8 DRAWS.
GILLBARD WINS TITLE.
SPRING.  CORNWALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP TOURMAMENT IS WON BY BILL OLIVER.
5/13-14   18TH CLACTON-ON-SEA CONGRESS.
E. EVANS WINS TOURNEY.
7/5  DEATH OF GRAHAM F. DAVIES, AGED 82. A TOP WELSH PLAYER, HE WON THE BRITISH OPEN IN 1972 AFTER MANY YEARS' ABSENCE FROM THE GAME.
7/17-21  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ORKNEY.
J. GRANT WINS TITLE.
8/18-20  PENNSYLVANIA STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at STATE COLLEGE.
LOUIS COWIE WINS TOURNEY.
TONY KOZENSKI RETAINS STATE TITLE.
8/25-27  FIRST ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
RICHARD PASK VS. GEORGE MILLER 8-0-8 DRAWS at BRISTOL.
PASK WINS TITLE.
DATE???  10th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT AT ???
JIM MORRISON WINS TITLE.
9/9-10  OHIO STATE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT at MASSILLIN.
TONY KOZENSKI WINS TOURNEY.
LOUIS COWIE RETAINS STATE TITLE.
9/10-15  ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE. RON KING WINS TOURNEY. 2ND BILL EDWARDS, 3RD LINDUS EDWARDS.
9/16-17  FIRST ENGLISH LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
JOAN CAWS VS. CHERYL HALL 2-1-5 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
JOAN CAWS WINS TITLE.
10/9-13  INTERNATIONAL TEAM MATCH. 
6th USA VS. BRITAIN AND IRELAND  64-14-122 DRAWS
at ICHF, PETAL, MS.
10/9-13   WORLD LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
PATRICIA BREEN VS. KARENA BREEN (SISTER)  5-1-10 DRAWS at ICHF, PETAL, MS.
PATRICIA BREEN RETAINS TITLE
DATE??? 10th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at CARRICK-ON-SHANNON.
CON McCARRICK WINS TITLE. 2ND TOM BRYSON, 3RD PADDY DOYLE.
NOV.  FINAL ISSUE OF JIM REED'S "KEYSTONE CHECKER REVIEW" PUBLISHED.
11/30-12/3  7th BRITISH AND IRISH FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP at CLACTON. 
"CORNELL CHECKERS" WINS TOURNEY. 
WINTER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
TONY BOYLE VS MIKE PEACH  3-2-1 DRAW.
BOYLE WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
12/9  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BRISTOL.
DANNY MARTIN RETAINS UNDER-18s TITLE.
 
 
 
 
 
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1996
1/11  DEATH OF TOM LANDRY, LONDON, AGED 60.   HE WAS A GREAT BRITAIN INTERNATIONAL, WON THE LONDON CHAMPIONSHIP 11 TIMES AND WAS A REGULAR COUNTY PLAYER FOR MIDDLESEX, BUT DESPITE HIS ABILITY HE NEVER WON A NATIONAL TOURNAMENT. HE WAS EXTREMELY GENEROUS, AS SHOWN IN HIS PERSONALLY ARRANGING AND FINANCING THE 3RD GB-US INTERNATIONAL MATCH IN 1973.
SPRING.  LANCASHIRE COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY FRANK BEDNALL FOR THE 9TH YEAR IN SUCCESSION.
SPRING?  IRISH MATCHPLAY TITLE.
HUGH DEVLIN VS P. J. FUREY 7-1-3 DRAWS.
DEVLIN WINS TITLE.
5/11-12   IRISH LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
ANNE-MARIE BREEN vs NANCYO'REILLY 5-0-0 at CARLOW.
ANNE-MARIE BREEN WINS TITLE.
6/3-7   HOME INTERNATIONALS at MORECAMBE,  WON BY IRELAND. 2ND ENGLAND, 3RD SCOTLAND. THERE WERE NO OTHER COUNTRIES COMPETING.
8/23-25   ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
RICHARD PASK VS. GEORGE MILLER 6-0-10 DRAWS at BRISTOL.
PASK RETAINS TITLE.
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FROM EARL HANGEN'S "WOOD'S LADDER REPORT" SEPT. 2000
9/8-13  32nd  BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
JACK FRANCIS WINS TOURNEY.
10/12  BRITISH COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP CUP FINAL at DIDCOT.
MIDDLESEX VS WEST MIDLANDS  7-4-7 DRAWS.
MIDDLESEX WIN TITLE.
10/26-30 10th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at LIMERICK.
TOM WATSON WINS TOURNEY. 2ND PAT McCARTHY, 3RD HUGH DEVLIN.
10/26-27  BRITISH AND IRISH LADIES MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
KARENA BREEN vs JOAN CAWS 3-0-3 DRAWS at LIMERICK
KARENA BREEN RETAINS TITLE.
11/1-  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - FREESTYLE (GO-AS-YOU PLEASE). 
RON KING VS JIM MORRISON 2-0-21 DRAWS at PETAL, MS.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
11/11-16   40th US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE)  at DANVILLE VA.
CHINOOK, THE COMPUTER PROGRAM, WINS THIS TOURNAMENT.
DEC ?  ENGLISH OPEN YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS at BRISTOL.
STEVEN ROBB WINS UNDER-18s SECTION.
WINTER.  ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL.
FRANK W. BURGESS (JR) VS MIKE PEACH 3-0-1 DRAW.
BURGESS WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
WINTER.  WARWICKSHIRE CUP FINAL at BIRMINGHAM.
DAVID DUNN BEATS TONY BOYLE TO WIN TITLE.
 
 
 
 
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1997
3/15-16  CLACTON-ON-SEA CONGRESS.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY.
7/21-25  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at ABERDEEN. HUGH DEVLIN WINS TOURNEY. 2ND TOM WATSON, 3RD PAT McCARTHY.
8/11-15  11th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at GREENSBORO, NC.
RICHARD HALLETT WINS TITLE.
8/18-24  1st MIND SPORTS OLYMPIAD  at LONDON.
GOLD - RON KING, SILVER - CON McCARRICK, BRONZE - DAVE HARWOOD.
8/25-29  CENTENARY ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP  at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
RON KING WINS TITLE. 2ND LINDUS EDWARDS, 3RD RICHARD PASK. SEAN CRONIN WINS SECTION "B".
 
EDA 100TH ANNIVERSARY CAKE
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9/1-10  WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH  3-MOVE.
RON KING VS. PAT McCARTHY 7-5-26 DRAWS at WESTON-SUPER-MARE.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
AUTUMN. ENGLISH AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL at RYDE, ISLE OF WIGHT.
MRS JOAN CAWS VS IAN CAWS, HER HUSBAND, 1-0-5 DRAWS.
JOAN WINS TITLE AND THE ALEXANDER SHIELD.
OCT?  11th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
PADDY DOYLE WINS TITLE. 2ND MYLES HANNIGAN, 3RD CHARLES McKENNA.
8th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY WCC ("WORD CHAMPIONSHIP CHECKERS" COMPUTER PROGRAM)
WELSH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP IS WON BY WCC COMPUTER PRORAM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1998
6/7   DEATH OF DON LAFFERTY
7/20-24   33rd BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TITLE.
8/17-22   41st US NATIONAL TOURNAMENT (3-MOVE) at HATTIESBURG, MS.
RICHARD HALLETT, AFTER MANY YEARS OF PLACING NEAR THE TOP, WINS THE TITLE OF AMERICAN 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.
8/24-30   2nd MSO at LONDON
GOLD - RON KING, SILVER - PAT McCARTHY, BRONZE - R. PAEGLE.
9/15-17   IRISH  MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP- FREESTYLE.
HUGH DEVLIN vs M. HANNIGAN 5-2-11DRAWS at LETTERKENNY.
DEVLIN WINS TITLE.
10/22-23, 29   BRITISH AND IRISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
PAT McCARTHY vs HUGH DEVLIN 0-0-18 DRAWS at CARLOW
McCARTHY RETAINS TITLE.
10/24-28  11th IRISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at CARLOW.
HUGH DEVLIN WINS TITLE.
10/30-11/1  ENGLISH MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONSHIP.
RICHARD PASK vs BRIAN LUCAS 10-0-6 DRAWS at BRISTOL.
PASK RETAINS TITLE.
12/12-19   WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH - FREESTYLE.
RON KING vs RICHARD HALLETT 6-2-14 DRAWS in the CARIBBEAN.
KING RETAINS TITLE.
11/14   DEATH OF TOM WISWELL
 
 
 
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1999
4/7-10 NORTHERN IRELAND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at BALLYNAHINCH.
C. McKENNA WINS TITLE.
5/10-14 ENGLISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at MORECAMBE.
TOM WATSON WINS TITLE.
7/19-23  SCOTTISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP at STONEHAVEN.
PAT McCARTHY WINS TOURNEY. 
8/27-29   9th BRITISH AND IRISH OPEN FREESTYLE 
CHAMPIONSHIP
R. KING (as mso)
8/27-29, 3rd MSO at LONDON
GOLD - R, KING, SILVER - P. McCARTHY, BRONZE - C. McKENNA
10/11-15 12th US NATIONAL FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT at NIAGRA FALLS.
ALEX MOISEYEV WINS TITLE OF AMERICAN FREESTYLE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION.
10/23-27 12th IRISH CLOSED CHAMPIONSHIP at LIMERICK.
S. CRONIN WINS TITLE.
12/5  DEATH OF ASA LONG.
 
 

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