Legendary Grandmaster Elbert Lowder returned to his Sanford, North Carolina home on January 28, 2004, several months after suffering severe injuries in a near-fatal car accident. Mr. Lowder was in critical yet stable condition after the crash. He was taken to a nearby hospital with broken ribs and a punctured lung, among other injuries, before being transported to a local nursing home for rehabilitation several weeks later. He is currently using a walker as ordered by his doctor.
Roommate and fellow master player Tim Laverty says that Mr. Lowder is still a bit confused when talking on the telephone and asks everyone to hold their calls for a while yet. Mr. Laverty hopes to bring Mr. Lowder to the Tennessee Open in March where everyone can wish Mr. Lowder a speedy recovery. There is no doubt that Elbert Lowder loves checkers and has contributed a wealth of time, talent, and friendship to the American Checker Federation and checker players everywhere.
Get well soon, Elbert! From your friends at the ACF
Submitted by :Tim Laverty