Basil G. Case's gravesite

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Basil G. Case's gravesite

Postby JR Smith on Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:16 am

I received this email from Larry Keen....

Just returned from the wonderful tournament in Alabama. Hope you had a great time there. There was some interest at one time in viewing the gravesites of some the greatest players of all time. I have a picture of Basil G. Case's gravesite which I will send to you. He has to be one of the best of all time. He challenged for the world title twice. He lost to Hellman 4-1 in 1953 he lost again to Hellman 2-1 in 1963.
He is buried at Duncan Creek Cemetery (Franklin County) in Russellville, Alabama. Aug 26, 1908 - Jan 1, 1987
It would be nice if this could appear on the forum.


OK here is a link and Pal Bucker added article and picture to the gravefinder link

You can also get there from a page from NC Checkers site ... bamian.htm
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Re: Basil G. Case's gravesite

Postby George Hay on Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:26 am

JR, thank you for your post on Basil G. Case. He was an incredibly strong player in an incredibly strong era. --George Hay
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