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"1939 Was a Great Year For Checkers"-answers

Postby Mr. Checkers on Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:35 pm

I think that Alex would have loved this. Two major checker tournaments were held during this year. "Checker Trivia questions of the Day". What checker organizations sponsored them? Where were they held? Who were the winners? And lastly one winner gave away his prize--to whom and why? (Cont.)
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10th. ACA Tourney at Flint

Postby Alan Millhone on Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:31 pm

Hello Ms. Becky:

I guess this would fall under my posting for the ACA 10th. Tourney at Flint being ready to sell ? The second part of your posting I am not sure..........

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Alan Millhone, President
American Checker Federation

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Re: "1939 Was a Great Year For Checkers"

Postby Mr. Checkers on Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:07 pm

Well we are on the right track here with part of the answer and with the most interesting part yet to come--the prize and what happened to it. (Cont.)
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Re: "1939 Was a Great Year For Checkers"

Postby Palomino on Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:04 pm

Well I don't know what the prize was or who won it but I did find a book for sale (Rex B. Wood , Walter Hallman) "Second Crossboard Tourney of the National Checker Association" http://www.usedbookcentral.com/cgi-bin/ ... inp=&maxp= So now we have the second big tournament from that year.

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Re: "1939 Was a Great Year For Checkers"

Postby Bob Murr on Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:55 pm

As I recall, the grand prize was a new $995.00 Studebaker Automobile. The car was won by none other than Willie Ryan, 2nd prize went to Walter Hellman, a $200 Bulova watch and $125 cash. I don't remember who Willie gave the car to , but as I recall, Willie did not drive.
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Re: "1939 Was a Great Year For Checkers"

Postby Palomino on Sun Jan 08, 2006 12:52 am

Maybe Willie won a 1939 Studebaker "Champion" Coupe like this one. http://www.automotivechronicles.com/art ... ker/09.htm

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Postby Mr. Checkers on Sun Jan 08, 2006 1:23 pm

These answers are close enough. Thank each of you for your participation. Ans. ACA--Flint, Michigan--won by Asa Long. NCA--Tacoma. Washington--won by Willie Ryan. First prize was a Studebacker which Willie won and sold to Walter Hellman since he did not drive. And then Walter drove Willie home. (Cont.)
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