"The 1948 National Checker Tournament"--answer

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"The 1948 National Checker Tournament"--answer

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:30 pm

:lol: Checker Trivia questions of the Day"? How many checker players attended this fine tournament in Brownwood, Texas"? And secondly who won it and at what age was he? :lol: Mr. Checkers
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby steve on Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:42 pm

107 registered and 101 played-tinsley at 21-the two oldest were 73 and 77
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:58 pm

:lol: Steve you are partially correct--please try again. :lol: Mr. Checkers
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon May 21, 2007 10:40 am

:lol: This fine tournament was won by Marion Tinsley at the age of 21. Our records show that 205 were in attendance. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby steve on Mon May 21, 2007 7:06 pm

from elams checker board sept. 1948-107 registered and 101 played- i dont recall any tourney that ever had 200 players
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Mon May 21, 2007 7:11 pm

:lol: Steve I will double check this for you. 205 in attendance seemed to be a lot of players to me, but that is what our source is telling us. I will get back with you as soon as I can. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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Re: "The 1948 National Checker Tournament"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Tue May 22, 2007 10:02 am

:lol: Steve, I was thinking one thing and typing another (such is life), so your figure is closer to being accurate than mine is. What I meant to say was how many were in attendance at this fine tournament--and the 205 would have been the closer answer because a lot of the players brought there families and there was a huge barbecue the first night of the tournament, which drew a lot of people to it. Thank you for your participation in our "Checker Trivia" Steve--it is always good to have you here. :lol: "Mr. Checkers"
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