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2005-07-16
Don't Miss "The Checker King"

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HBO/MAX Signature - East "The Checker King" 39 minute documentary
A profile of 81 year old Harold O'Brien, an ACF Checker Champion from Marshaltown, Iowa who gave up the game for several years after the death of his wife before he made a prominent return, including a run at the US National Title at the 2000 3-Move ACF National Ty in Toledo, Ohio. He played respectable but, Wade Holder from Fayetteville, NC won the Minors class which he placed 8th out of 14 players. He played again in the 2001 US GAYP National Ty in Las Vegas, which was one of the largest players attendance in years (97players) with 47 in the minors class which he placed 38th but this was not part of the documentary, and I think this was his last National.

log on - http://www.hbo.com and get schedule. You see below the next time on TV & it will also run on HBO Signature-West 4 or 5 hours different, but I'm sure it will re-run again but I don't know when. I will get a copy on VHS and trying to get good quality so I can put it on NC Checkers website. I want to transfer it to DVD

7/22 -- 5:10 AM -- Saturday HBO SIGNATURE - EAST -- THE CHECKER KING -- TVG -- 39 -- Documentary
7/16 -- 6:15 AM -- Saturday HBO SIGNATURE - EAST -- THE CHECKER KING -- TVG -- 39 -- Documentary

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