This is the Checkers Market Place as seen in the Dec. 2012 ACFB,
with a few modifications. In particular, there are few email addresses here.
Click on the link below, and I will send you the email address of the person or
organization that you want.
The reason for this is that email addresses on a WWW site invite
spam, sometimes in very large
quantities. I have received hundreds of unwanted emails in one day, and I don't
want to see that happen to the people listed below. So, please ask me for the
email address that you want. And if you are listed below, and you want your
email address listed in your ad, please contact me.
Checkers Market Place
The ACF does not charge fees for advertising, but will accept donations.
The Treasurer's address is on the cover. Some of these can be ordered using
PayPal from the ACF Online Store: http://usacheckers.com/acfstore.php.
Thousands of Checker Books. The Estate of the late Don
Goodwin wishes to sell the extensive library of Don Goodwin. Evelyn would like
to retire from this business. Please make an offer. Individual books are still
offered for sale. Write Evelyn Micallef, 16 Romac Drive, Scarboro, Ontario, MIC
4V6, Canada. Email [see EMAIL above] or call 416-287-9616.
Fine Selection of Checker Books. For list send SASE to Becky's
Books on the Square, 3520 Hillcrest, Apt. 4, Dubuque, IA 52002 or email us:
[see EMAIL above].
Checkers the Tinsley Way and World Class Checkers.$20
each. Buy both for only 30.00. Dr. Robert L. Shuffett, M.D., 8110 Marshall
Ridge Rd., Greensburg, KY 42743, phone 502-932-4966.
ACF Jewelry Wanted. Particularly the tie-tac that Clayton
Beebee once sold. Send a description of items for sale with price including
shipping. F. Alan Millhone, P. O. Box 1, Belpre, OH 45714.
Mike Truran: If anybody has complete runs of the following
magazines for sale, I'd be very interested to hear from you: American Checker
Monthly, Draught-Board, Draughts Review, Draughts World, Draughts Players
Quarterly Review, Canadian Checker Journal, British Draughts Journal, American
Checkerist. Please contact Mike Truran on [see EMAIL above].
Missouri Checker Assoc. Newsletter (monthly): Darlene
Stallsworth, 3305 Mueller Lane, St. Joseph, MO 64506. $10 per year (Canada $13,
overseas $15). Highly recommended.
2012 ICHF Checker Magazine Is Ready. The printer just called
to inform us the ichf magazine will be ready tomorrow. Richard beckwith will be
sending information regarding the contents. The magazine is one of the largest
magazines containing 301 pages of checker games, world championship matches,
tournaments etc.it is $25 or $30 oversees [which includes postage]. Richard has
once again provided excellent material that all checker enthusiasts will
certainly enjoy. Richard will accept payment through paypal or you may send
orders to the ichf box 365 petal, ms 39465. Checkers ICHF Annual
Magazine for 2011 ($20 + $5 overseas). Given good demand for the ICHF 2009 and
2010 annual magazine, these issues have sold out, with a couple people
expressing interest for one or two more copies.. (There are about 10 copies of
2011 left.) Is anyone interested in ordering a copy of 2009 or 2010, if more
were printed? If so, e-mail ([see EMAIL above])/write Rich Beckwith (34490
Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, OH 44094.), or ICHF ([see EMAIL above]). Both
issues sell for $20 (+$5 overseas), and can be ordered direct through ICHF,
myself, of on-line ACF Store/Periodicals page at usacheckers.com. Charles
Walker explained: It is not cost effective to print less than 10. The ICHF
tries to break even on the printing, binding and shipping costs. The 2010 had
disks which makes it a loss. More about the 2011 edition: Games, stories, and
articles covering many aspects of checkers, as printed annually by the
International Checker Hall of Fame. This edition is 178 pages and covers recent
events through 2010. Included are 2008 Beijing WMSG games (unannotated), 2010
World Title Match (annotated) and back-story, etc. Contact ICHF, P.O. Box 365,
Petal, MS 39465 ([see EMAIL above]) or Richard Beckwith, contributing editor,
34490 Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, ([see EMAIL above]).Overseas
players may order your ICHF Checkers Annual from John Reade, Andover Avenue,
Middleton, Manchester M24 1JQ, England.
ACF: Alan Millhone, Post Office Box # 1, Belpre, Ohio 45714-0001.
The 1939 10th ACA National Tournament. The ACF presents a
selection of games played in the 10th ACA National Tournament at Flint
Michigan, Aug. 21st Sep. 2nd, 1939, with annotations by Richard L.
Fortman, and comments by the tourney winner Asa A. Long, Toledo Ohio. Further
annotations, proof reading, and type setting by Jim Loy. Most of these 58
long-awaited games (selected from the later rounds) have never been published.
There will be 50 numbered copies, signed by Richard L. Fortman, Jim Loy, and
Alan Millhone, for $20. Games From the 2005 GAYP National Ty!
Michael Holmes has typed the following, which are now for
sale by the ACF: (1) 53 selected games fully annotated (looks good and
informative) for $15, (2) 265 games from the Masters (lightly annotated) $30,
(3) combo (sent to you by email) of 138 games from the Majors + 80 games from
the Minors + 18 games from the junior ty., for $10, or (4) the entire set for
2006 ACF 3-Move National "50 select games" by Alex
Moiseyev for $15 (plus $2.50 overseas). This outstanding work (80-pages) is
presented similar to Sixth with many annotations, diagrams, opening index,
selected positions and more.
Past ACF I-D booklets are now available through Alan
Millhone. Each booklet (typically 30-50 pages) contains annotated games from
the Inter-district mail tournament, including much play on the new openings.
The following years are available: 1991 through 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, and
2003. Each booklet costs $6 (with shipping), add $2.50 outside U.S. Order
2006 Ohioan Yearbook. This book includes: Games from 2004
& 2005 Ohio Tournament (Masters), Moiseyev-Beckwith Match (2005),
Beckwith-Cowie Match (2005), Cowie-Zuber match (1984), Louis Cowie checker
problems, Alex Moiseyev contributed a few original problems, Other
miscellaneous info, Ohio history, opening index, etc. Price is $20. Games are
annotated, with diagrams. Write to Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Road #115,
Willoughby, OH 44094. Checks can be made out to Ohio State Checker Association.
Games from the
2005 German Open. It is limited to 50 books total. This year
it once again has plenty of color pictures and games from the German Open 2005.
The annotations were done by one of the best mail players these days, Nigel
Proffitt, and myself. It will cost 10 Pounds for the UK, 15 Euros for Germany,
Ireland and the rest of Europe, 25 Dollars for the USA. All includes shipping.
You can submit orders or payment (via Paypal) by sending it to [see EMAIL
above]. For postal orders please write to Dennis Pawlek, Jahnstr. 43, 72793
Pfullingen, Germany. P.S: Please, no cheques, as this will charge a lot here.
The 8th International Match Book. The U.S. vs. Great Britain
& Ireland 8th International Match book is being called one of the greatest
books in checker history. It has the following amazing features. The 200 games
of the match annotated by a team of a dozen of the best players and analysts in
the world. A fascinating history of the games since they started in 1905. Large
clear print with plenty of instructive diagrams. A special collector's section
of many corrections of the previous international matches. In addition the book
is made to last a hundred years or more with stitching and a beautiful binding.
This is a book which will improve your game and belongs in everyone's library.
The price is $40 in the U.S. and $55 abroad. Postage abroad recently went way
up. Make out your check to Gerry Lopez, ACF rep. ( 41858 Corte Selva, Temecula,
Ca. 92591). All the proceeds for the books will go to the ACF.
Robert Pike: Order from Bob Pike, 1076 Torrey Pines, Chula
Vista CA 91915, e-mail: [see EMAIL above]. Items may be purchased at ACF store,
or contact Mr. Pike for price list (addresses below).
Play Winning Checkers
Little Giant Encyclopedia of Checkers
101 Checker Puzzles
Winning Checkers for Kids of All Ages (the latter two items have
teacher's guides available)
group checker sets: Inexpensive Group Checker Sets: A set of 12
checkerboards for groups, clubs, schools, youth tournaments, and other
organizations that need multiple boards/checkers for their playing sessions.
Boards are 8.5" x 8.5", green & white, numbered, and on fairly heavy stock.
Included is a supply of 3/4" red & white adhesive dots (14 of each color
per board) that are exactly the size of pennies (not included), so they can
adhere to these coins to serve as checkers that fit nicely on the one-inch
green squares. A brief set of rules is included. Cost per set is $15 (Add $5
Learning to Play Better Checkers (Video)
Cleveland Public Library: Authors and publishers, the
Cleveland Public Library needs at least one copy of your checker book,
magazine, or newsletter, and they will gladly pay for it. Contact Cleveland
Public Library, Special Collections, 325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44114.
See http://cpl.org/. If your publication is of
general interest, their Social Science Dept. may also buy a copy. The CPL's
purchasing routine has become more involved: (1) Contact CPL Special
Collections, informing them of your book (be sure and inform them that it is a
checker book, if that is not obvious from the title), as they need to order the
book in order for you to be paid! (2) If they want the book, they will order it
(they won't send a check until afterwards). (3) Send them the book with an
invoice which mentions their purchase order number.
The Checker Player's Friend by Jean Dufresne, published in the
late 1800s, first English translation. Sections on English, international, pool
and losing pool checkers, 133 pages, translated to English by Richard White.
$22 postpaid in the US. $25 overseas. Richard White, 8 Pine St., Dover MA,
Jim Brocnaro, 161 Summerfield Gardens, Selton, CT 06484-6308.
For sale ACF Bulletins, issues 220, 223, 224, 239, 242, and 269 through
321, all told 58 issues. Make an offer.
Norman Rockwell's "Last Move" What better gift to give to your
checker friends than a Norman Rockwell's "Last Move" which is one of the most
beautiful checker prints that one will ever see. The "Last Move" prints are
available at--5 for $10, or 20 for $30--please send a little extra to help
cover the postage. We only have a limited number of these beautiful Rockwell
prints, so order yours today. Send cash, money orders or checks to the World of
Checkers Museum, 3520 Hillcrest Apt. 4, Dubuque, Iowa 52002. All monies raised
from this will go to the ACF for the promotion of youth checkers.
Books in Stock has purchased a large selection of checker
books. These date from the late 1800's to the 1990's. For a complete list of
books and prices write Books in Stock, 140 E. Liberty, Wooster, OH 44691 or
Sixth by Alex Moiseyev: Order regular copy $38.00,
personalized copy, $68.00. Includes ~360 pages, more than 500 diagrams and
covers the following topics: 1) WCM 2002 with Elbert Lowder (29 games), 2) WCM
2003 with Ron King (35 games), 3) 50 selected games, 1996-2004. Book is hard
cover, high quality paper. Book includes a lot of new play and cooks, stories,
and Alex's "internal feelings" during the games. There are several corrections
of M. Tinsley, A. Long, W. Hellman, D. Oldbury and other. Each game and line in
the book has been reviewed by major programs Nemesis & KR. Book also
contains several express comments by Richard Beckwith, Hugh Devlin, Jim Loy, Al
Lyman, Brian Hinkle, Richard Fortman and others. Order now, number of copies
are limited. Shipping is included in the price. Alexander Moiseyev, 5676
Springburn Drive, Dublin, OH, 43017. In Europe, order Sixth from John Reade,
Andover Avenue, Middleton, Manchester M24 1JQ, England, regular price 18
pounds or 28 Euros, bonus copy 32 pounds or 48 Euros.
Books by Jim Loy: Order from Jim Loy, 1104 S. Montana, H7,
Bozeman, MT 59715 or [see EMAIL above] (you can pay by
PayPal to account [see EMAIL above]).
Also, I still need the 50 selected games from these tys.: U.S. GAYP Nat. 1979;
Northern States 1984, 1989, and after 1995; Florida Open after 1989, assuming
those tys. were published. My books:
About famous players:
The Best Checker Games of James Ferrie, $20 (add $4 for
overseas). 361 games, 249 diagrams, 233 pages, spiral binding.
The Magical Checker Play of Elbert Lowder. Humongous 450
pages paperback spiral binding, 260 featured games, with hundreds of complete
Lowder games in the notes, and comments by A. Moiseyev and KingsRow, $30 (add
$8 for overseas shipping).
The Checker Games of Harry Freedman, $15 (add $3 for
overseas). 76 diagrams, 197 pages, spiral binding.
The Checker Games of Richard Jordan, $15 (add $3 for
overseas). 34 diagrams, 200 pages (5.5"x8.5"), nice looking book with coil
Jim Loys Checker Problems, Vol. I (Correcting the
Ancients). $25 (add $5 for overseas).
Loys Guide (Correcting Lees Guide) which is vol.
II of my checker problems, $15 (add $3 for overseas).
Jim Loys Checker Problems, Vol. III (Correcting Ben
Bolands Endings). 171 pages, 532 diagrams, spiral bound, $15 (add $3 for
Basic Checkers Part 8 (corrections of BC, from the ACFB), 102
pages, $10 (add $2 for overseas).
Isle of Wight 2009, games of the WCDF GAYP Qualifier, with
the story of the ty. as told by Dr. Richard Beckwith, $10 (add $2 for
Vegas 2007, games of the U.S. GAYP Nat. Ty and the 2007 GAYP
World Qualifier, $10 (add $2 for overseas shipping).
Prague 2005, the games of the 2005 GAYP World Qualifiers, $10
(add $3 for overseas shipping).
The 11-Man Ballot Matches, $10 (add $2 for overseas), 90 pages
folded and stapled, 10 World Championship Matches + the M. Tinsley - W. Fraser
More Memorable Matches, $15 (add $3 for overseas). A sequel to
Gould's Historic and Memorable Matches. More 19th Century matches, a total of
749 games, including the 1859 and 1863 R. Martins - J. Wyllie WCM's. The games
are unannotated or lightly annotated and the book contains no diagrams.
Checkers Lessons (Beginners Pages from the pages of the
ACFB), 100 pages, $10 (add $2 for overseas shipping).
Barbados 2004, games of the USA vs. Barbados match, $10 (add $2
for overseas shipping).
2005 NYC: $10 (add $2 for overseas shipping), games of these two
tournaments (NYC 3 move and GAYP), which were both won by Alex Moiseyev.
2005 ACF International Mail Ty: $15 (add $3 for overseas
shipping), the games of this ty., which was won by William Carter.
2004 I-D Booklet, $10 (add $2 for oversees shipping).
1997 World Mail Checkers Qualifier/1998 World Mail Checkers
Championship Match (both events won by G. I. Miller), 100 pages, folded and
stapled, $10 (add $2 for overseas).
1992 World Mail Checkers Qualifier, won by J. Childers, 100
pages, folded and stapled, $10 (add $2 for overseas).
Dennis Cayton needs some help: Dennis is disabled and needs
financial help to pay his medical expenses and other bills. He is accepting
donations, and is selling his checkers library for $300 or by individual books
and series of magazines. See the ACF Forum for details. Contact him at [see
EMAIL above] or 601 Pembroke Avenue, Apt 406, Norfolk, VA 23507-2049.
How to Beat Granddad at Checkers, by John Cardie now in black
and white, reduced price $9.95. Illustrated by Bob Murr. 62 pages with
diagrams. Copies are signed and sent first class. All proceeds will be donated
to ACF Youth Organization. This work is endorsed by Alan Millhone, Bob Newell,
elementary school teachers, and children's reference librarians. "Checkers
Creates Kings," 5586 W. 115th Place, Bloomfield, CO 80020.
The Work of the Pentium, by Carl Reno. Carl Reno no longer
sells his book Work of the Pentium. Contact John Acker ([see EMAIL above]).
Play Checkers With Me is a story about a six year old dinosaur
Aaron who likes to play checkers. When his Mom and Dad are too busy to play, he
teaches his four year old brother Benjamin the game. Written for children three
to eight years old. Rules of checkers included. By Galina Golant and Lisa
Grant, 2003. Order from the ACF Online Store.
ACF Online Store: ACF memberships, official boards, demo
boards, official pieces, notation books (room for 33 games), foldover cards,
business cards, address labels, books and booklets by several authors
(scattered about this Marketplace page), game transcriptions, some back issues
of Draughts Razoo magazine, make donations, and the Robert Pike Learning to
Play Better Checkers video. http://usacheckers.com/acfstore.php.
Canning's Compilation The Secrets of Mail Play
Revealed, second edition ($45.00 and other prices) by Tommy Canning. Book is a
compilation of play on the 12 new 3-move openings. Contains colored photos and
approx. 140 diagrams. 83 pages, 8.5 × 12 in., hard-cover, 2007. Order
this from the ACF Online Store.
Jonathan Schaeffer has written a new and bigger edition of
his book One Jump Ahead: Computer Perfection at Checkers (Paperback) $49.95. It
can be bought at Amazon.com and elsewhere.
English Draughts Association Journal, Joan Caws, 54 Mayfield
Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3PR, USA membership $25. They have a few things
for sale, including the Oldbury Hallett match games for £8.
Irish Draughts Association Newsletter (quarterly), 12 euroes,
Editor: Liam Stephens, 45 the Crescent, Lakepoint Park, Mullingar, Co.
Westmeath, Republic of Ireland.
Lancashire Checkers Newsletter (bimonthly), £10, Editor:
John Reade, 123 Andover Avenue, Middleton, Manchester, M24 1JQ United Kingdom.
NWDF Newsletter (quarterly), £10, Editor: Hugh Devlin,
Moneyhaughly, Manorcunningham, Lifford PO, Co. Donegal, Republic of Ireland.
Scottish Draughts Association Newsletter (bimonthly), Editor: Donald Oliphant,
4 Linwood Grove, Foxes Meadow, Whiston, Liverpool, L35 3XJ.
Wanted: A user-friendly copy of Contemporary Checkers by Ed
Trice. Copy must be: A Completed copy, B No major deletions,
omissions, or errors allowed, C Once such a copy is obtained, the finder
will receive a $300 finder's fee, D Visual inspection prior to payment
necessary. If interested notify Kevin Sutton, 405 Surf Scoter Court, Virginia
Beach, VA 23462-5110, tel: 1 (757) 321-3441.
New edition of R. L. Fortman's Basic Checkers from the Checker
Maven: a newly typeset, professionally bound and printed edition of Basic
Checkers is now available. Bob Newell, editor of the Checker Maven, in
conjunction with Jim Loy, John Acker, and artist Louisa Gilani have combined
forces to produce this new 2010 edition, with all seven volumes in one 6x9, 504
page trade paperback, which is being sold at a price that nearly anyone can
afford. Completely reformatted and set in clear, readable type, it is our hope
that this work, which is now hard to find and expensive even if found, will
once again be placed in the hands of checker players everywhere. 100% of net
income will go to the American Checker Federation Youth Fund in honor of Mr.
Fortman. You can get a copy online through CreateSpace (https://www.createspace.com/3459988).
Additionally, the book is available directly from Amazon (at a discount) or by
special order in bookstores, for $30.00 plus shipping.
For sale, complete set ECB monthly, Jan. 1947 to July 1971,
$125(?) + postage. Steve Holliday, 565 Bayfair Dr., Bay Village, OH 44140,
P.S. Please let Jim Loy know if any of the above ads is no longer
current and should be deleted.