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1860

THE CENTRAL CLUB OPENED IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND.

11/28-12/11  50-GAME MATCH FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, AND 100 PER SIDE.

ROBERT MARTINS VS JOHN McKERROW 10-6 at GLASGOW.

HENRY SPAYTH'S "THE AMERICAN DRAUGHT PLAYER" IS PUBLISHED.

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1861

A DRAUGHTS CONTEST WAS HELD IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND. ROBERT MARTINS WON A SILVER CUP. GEORGE BULLOCK OF SHEFFIELD WAS RUNNER-UP.

3/1  DEATH OF ANDREW ANDERSON, AGED 62.  RECOGNIZED AS THE FIRST CHAMPION OF THE WORLD.

OCT.  JAMES TONAR VS MCMILLAN  8-5-6 DRAWS at CARLISLE, ENGLAND.

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1863

APRIL   SECOND MATCH, FOR  40, at CARLISLE, ENGLAND.

JAMES TONAR VS MCMILLAN 2-2-16 DRAWS.

8/31-9/12    MATCH FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, AND 100 PER SIDE.

ROBERT MARTINS VS JAMES WYLLIE, ALL GAMES DRAWN, WITH 48 GAMES PLAYED ON THE GLASGOW OPENING(!!) at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. THEIR SECOND MEETING.

 

 

 

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1864

1/18-2/9   62-GAME MATCH FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND, AND 100 PER SIDE.

JAMES WYLLIE VS ROBERT MARTINS 10-5-47 DRAWS at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. THEIR THIRD MEETING.

WYLLIE WINS TITLE.

SEPTEMBER   FORMATION OF THE METROPOLITAN DRAUGHT CLUB IN NEW YORK.

 

 

 

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1865

MAY    FIRST RECORDED CHECKER TOURNAMENT IN THE U.S. PROMOTED BY THE METROPOLITAN CLUB OF NEW YORK. MELVIN BROWN WINS TOURNEY.

8/25 FIRST APPEARENCE OF THE FAMOUS CHECKER COLUMN IN THE TURF, FIELD AND FARM. COLUMN BY A.J. DUNLAP .

W. H. BURR WINS METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP at NEW YORK.

 

 

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1866

DR. ISAAC CLUTE WINS METROPOLITAN CHAMPIONSHIP at NEW YORK.

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1867

JAN.  DEATH OF GEORGE BULLOCK, SHEFFIELD. (BORN 26 APRIL 1806). ONE OF THE BEST PLAYERS IN ENGLAND, HE BECAME SHEFFIELD CHAMPION AT THE AGE OF 16.

8/5-9/13  CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

JAMES WYLLIE VS ROBERT MARTINS  7-7-46 DRAWS 

at GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. THIS WAS THEIR FOURTH MATCH, WHICH WAS ABANDONED AS DRAWN WITH 2 UNFINISHED GAMES. AFTER THE BACKERS PROTESTED, 2 WEEKS LATER, FOUR MORE GAMES PLAYED, WITH WYLLIE WINNING 2-0-2 DRAWS

FALL   R.E. BOWEN MAKES HIS DEBUT BEFORE THE CHECKER PUBLIC WITH AN ANALYSIS OF THE BLACK DOCTOR OPENING, IN THE TURF, FIELD AND FARM.

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IMAGE FROM LEEDS WEEKLY DRAUGHT PLAYER

12/23 AFTER A DRAWN MATCH WITH J.B. TEES OF PHILADELPHIA, DR. ISAAC CLUTE ISSUES CHALLENGE TO ANY AMERICAN CHECKER PLAYER FOR A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH. NO ONE ACCEPTS, CLUTE CLAIMS TITLE.

 

 

 

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1868
2/24-28    A SPECIAL TOURNEY WAS HELD FOR THE VISIT OF JAMES WYLLIE TO NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE. 24 COMPETITORS. WYLLIE BEAT J. PRICE IN THE FINAL TO WIN A SILVER CUP.
FALL  CANADIAN MATCH CHAMPIONSHIP
WILLIAM FLEMING VS. E.R. JACQUES (HOLDER) 3-1-8 DRAWS at
FLEMING WINS TITLE.
E.R. JACQUES
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IMAGE FROM NORTH AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD

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1869

2/24 DETROIT CHESS AND CHEQUER CLUB ORGANIZED.

5/1  TONAR'S BOARD PUBLISHED

(Full title:  The Draught - Board: A Monthly Medium  of Interchange and Correspondence

for Students and Admirers of The Game of Draughts. Edited by J. Tonar, Newcastle-on-Tyne)

THE FIRST PERIODICAL PUBLICATION OR MAGAZINE DEVOTED EXCLUSIVELY TO THE GAME OF DRAUGHTS.

In December 1870 the Editorship passed to W. Patterson of London and the subsequent editions from 1871 up to March 1872 became known as Patterson's Board.

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