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father and son team

Postby albert tucker on Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:06 am

Right now I think the strongest father and son team in the USA is Wayne and Justin Gober,from OK.They need to stake their claim now because Mike and young Alex Holmes is gaining on them. Was wondering if other father and son teams in USA exist that I am unaware of.
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Re: father and son team

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:39 am

yeah tuck knows that just slipped his mind
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Re: father and son team

Postby albert tucker on Sun Apr 04, 2010 3:21 pm

yep,I also forgot about Carl and Tim Reno.Is Tim still active? They would also be rated high.
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Re: father and son team

Postby B Salot on Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:05 am

I don't know many modern day players, but if you consider the best father-son teams of checkerists in bygone years, it would be hard to beat Dr. W. B. Banks and his son Newell W. Banks.
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Re: father and son team

Postby Irma Sierra on Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:40 pm

What about the Edwards? now LIndus Edwards's son is a monster too!
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Re: father and son team

Postby Patrick Parker on Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:17 pm

two father son combos i thought of
are the roaths that attend tennessee
and i think there are the parkers from mississippi
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Re: father and son team

Postby JR Smith on Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:08 am

Jeff is nephew of John Webster, both live in Stoneville, NC
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Re: father and son team

Postby waynegober on Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:32 am

I feel honored for Justin and I to even be mentioned among so many fine father-son players. A fun thread here.
I was thinking maybe to broaden to "all time" world wide. The team of N. Banks and father have already been mentioned. Are there others?
I can think of several brother teams. One that will always hold a special place with me are the Rawsons from Oklahoma,
Dave and Dude. I played many games with both these guys in the back of Dave's music store. In my opinion, Dave was a little stronger, but he never won the Oklahoma State title and Dude did. Dave was several times runner-up. The Ellis bros. who I only recently met are a strong brother team also.

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Re: father and son team

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:12 pm

Oviously Durdyev family must be mentioned here:

1) Father, 3 Sons and Daughter

2) 3 International Grandmasters - Amangul, Mustafa and Bagtiyar, Hoja and Bashim are National Grandmasters I beleive.

3) Bagtiyar and Amangul (two titles) are World Champions.
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Re: father and son team

Postby Patrick Parker on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:21 pm

i think earl morrison and family played checkers at one time
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Re: father and son team

Postby waynegober on Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:59 pm

Alex wrote:

Oviously Durdyev family must be mentioned here:

1) Father, 3 Sons and Daughter

2) 3 International Grandmasters - Amangul, Mustafa and Bagtiyar, Hoja and Bashim are National Grandmasters I beleive.

3) Bagtiyar and Amangul (two titles) are World Champions.
Oviously Durdyev family must be mentioned here:

1) Father, 3 Sons and Daughter

2) 3 International Grandmasters - Amangul, Mustafa and Bagtiyar, Hoja and Bashim are National Grandmasters I beleive.

3) Bagtiyar and Amangul (two titles) are World Champions.



I doubt if this family has ever been or ever will be equaled again in strength.
It is quite amazing that they all possess the natural ability.

I've always been of the opinion that anyone can learn to play pretty good, but to attain the top level you must be born with the necessary capacity.

Music is one place this is often obvious, some are just born with the ability.

Perhaps a topic for another thread?

Jumping at the chance for an extra checker,
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Re: father and son team

Postby Jay H on Fri Apr 23, 2010 5:41 pm

waynegober wrote:I can think of several brother teams.

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Gotta remember the Barker brothers from Boston......and the Henshall brothers from PA....and the Banks family also had another, Ralph Banks (Newell's cousin).

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Re: father and son team

Postby Patrick Parker on Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:38 am

raise up a child in the way he shall go and he will not depart from it

whole family does something like that it really helps develop your talent
and they also do it in several games
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