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Title lost - answered by Al Darrow

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:02 pm

Which American Champion was so good that once he was stripped of his title because he was accused of being a professional player ?
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Re: Title lost

Postby Lindus Edwards on Tue Aug 15, 2006 10:01 pm

William F. Ryan
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Re: Title lost

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:59 am

Close, but ...

wrong!

Sorry, but you may try again Lindus.
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Aug 16, 2006 12:15 pm

Ingo would this have been a pre-1948 happening?
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Re: Title lost

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:19 pm

Newell Williams Banks
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Re: Title lost

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:54 pm

Ms. Becky wrote:Ingo would this have been a pre-1948 happening?


Yes... and no, because the player lived longer and made his way.

It was not Newell William Banks Lindus, but you r still close.
I am sure the player in question played them both (Ryan and Banks).
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:59 pm

Was it a sanctioned title? If not I would say Millard Hopper or Tom Wiswell. Asa Long may have found himself in that situation when he was younger.
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Re: Title lost

Postby Lindus Edwards on Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:08 pm

Tom Wiswell. I will get the answer right - eventually :lol:
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Re: Title lost

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:48 pm

No.
All were close and might have been worthy opponents of the player in question, but until now his name was not mentioned.
A clue:
he had "more traps to spring at y'a then freckles on his face - and that's something!"
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:52 pm

Edwin Hunt or Maurice Chamblee?
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:56 pm

Hellman spent much of his time working in the steel mills, but the young Marion Tinsley who I beleive was the junior champion was around at this time.
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Re: Title lost

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:58 pm

chinook
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Re: Title lost

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Aug 17, 2006 7:22 am

No.
Not Tinsley, Long, Hellman, Chamblee, Hunt or Hopper.
But I am sure the player in question played them all.

Chinook?

an unusual try, but yes, Chinook was stipped of its US Championship.
But no, I refer to a player that never played Chinook, but most likely all of the aforementioned players, and Ryan, and Banks, and a few more shining names.

A clue: I never said that the player in question was stripped of his national title. In fact, the incident happened when he was a prodigal player, and he became US Champ quite a few years later.
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:57 am

My good friend Al Darrow, checker historian par-excellance would like to offer "Milton Loew" as his answer to this fine "Checker Trivia" question. Refs. Ryans Checkerist Volume 1, page 70 and Volume 5, pages 8 and 9.
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Re: Title lost

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Aug 17, 2006 10:58 am

Opp's!! :lol:
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