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biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:09 pm

can any one tell me what was the Biggest prize money in a world title match or usa or any international tournament?
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:54 pm

Are you asking what was promised to be paid or what was actually paid? I know there has been a difference in the past.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby steve on Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:19 pm

I sold my set of acf bulletins so I can't look it up-I recall a national with about $12,000 ? [total prize fund]
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Thu May 01, 2014 9:11 am

I think checkers needs to move forward. chess is beating us by miles.

a lot of people telling me due to the different styles in checkers that's why we don't have the amount of players like chess.

but through the years I seen more counties playing the English style of checkers Italy Denmark Holland to name a few.

I cant wait to we get a real big sponsor in checkers .a grand master is treated like the king of England in chess.

I live in Barbados well suki is well know.but its like this micheal Jordan is the greatest but there still other players that should be known.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby Palomino on Thu May 01, 2014 9:14 pm

Al Darrow calls Don Deweber every Thursday evening and tonight they discussed this question during their phone conversation. They believe the biggest prise ever was the 1939 Studebaker car "Willie" Ryan won at the National Checker Association's Second Cross-board National Tournament held in Tacoma Washington August 28 - September 12, 1939. My research shows that the car weighted about 2,300 pounds. Now that's pretty BIG don't you think! Those cars sold for about $720.oo back then which would be equal to more than $12,000.oo in today's money.

Al says that there's a picture of Ryan standing along side the car on page 179 of the American Checkerist Magazine.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu May 01, 2014 11:38 pm

1. M. Tinsley (USA) vs Chinook (Canada), 1992, London, England, Man vs Machine World Title Match, cash prize $10,000.00 - equivalent $16,361.18 today.

2. A. Moiseyev (USA) vs R. King (Barbados), 2005, USA, South Carolina, Anderson, 3-moves World Title Match, $10,000.00 cash prize - equivalent $11,802.51 in 2013
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Fri May 02, 2014 6:57 am

next question think draughts needs more sponsors how about the people that make the checker boards
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby rich beckwith on Fri May 02, 2014 2:47 pm

2012 SportAccord. Prize was $5000 (as a demonstration event), but flights (to Beijing), hotel and meals were covered for Ron, Alex, Lubabalo and Miki. The deal may be better this year, but it's unclear how many spots FMJD will permit.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:11 pm

Rich do you think aot of guys just playing for the love of the sport? dam 10 x 10 and chess beating us by a mile as far as prize money is concern.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby rich beckwith on Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:52 pm

Yes, I think you are right. I suppose 10x10 credit goes to Harry Otten for having means to fly around the world to seek 10x10 sponsors.
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:38 pm

well Rich I know your a hard worker so you will get 8x8 checkers some big prizes don't mind we at the bottom where chess and 10 x 10 is concern
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Re: biggest ever prize money in checkers

Postby champion374 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:44 pm

how much was this years world title match?
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