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Australian Championship 1965

Postby liam stephens on Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:25 am

One for Danny.

Who won the Australian Championship in 1965 ?

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby MostFamousDane on Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:54 pm

liam stephens wrote:One for Danny.

Who won the Australian Championship in 1965 ?

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R.E Chamberlain - It says so in article ????

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby George Hay on Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:10 pm

Nice one, Liam! --George Hay
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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby liam stephens on Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:58 am

Thanks , George.

Here is some further information:

"In Winning the title (1965) Mr. R. E. Chamberlain took his tally of Australian Championship wins to five, equalling the record held by J Boyles and the late Hugh Egan.
Mr. Chamberlain competed in his first Australian Championship in 1938, when he performed very creditably, just missing a place among the prizewinners. At the time he was only 16 years of age.He could well have been the youngest player to compete in a national tourney anywhere in the world. Certainly he is the youngest to have competed in an Australian Championship. In 1939, he won his first NSW State Championship.
Because of the war, the next Australian Championship was not held until 1948, when Sydney was the venue, and Mr. Chamberlain won the title for the first time. At Brisbane in 1950, he took the Winners’ Final but, for business reasons, had to return home before the tourney was finished. As a result, he was placed second, with L. Fell (NSW) winning the title.
He won the three succeeding tourneys which were held in 1952 (Melbourne) 1954 (Hobart) and 1956 (Hobart). "

From the Melbourne Weekly Times, May 19, 1965.

Danny, do you have on-line or library access in Australia to the Melbourne Weekly Times ?
The Draughts column in it ran for more than 70 years and is full of interesting material.

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby Ingo_Zachos on Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:05 pm

I am sure Danny owns a copy of the 1965 Austalian Tournament book.
So he knows the results, the games and the players that were active at that time.

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Does Mr. R.Chamberlain from the USA still make movies? ;-)
I wonder if they were related.
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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby George Hay on Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:21 pm

Richard Chamberlain is still active in TV, plays, and movies. For his life's work he received der Steiger Award
in 2011. I don't know if he is related to the Australian Champion. --George Hay
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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby Jay H on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:36 pm

Does anyone know of a photographic image , published or not, of Chamberlain ? (the checkers/draughts player)
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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby liam stephens on Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:46 pm

Hi Jay,

There are 3 photos from the 1938 Australian Championship in the site listed below.
No names attached, unfortunately, but they might include Chamberlain.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/picture/result?q=draughts

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:04 am

great link Liam, the National Library has a lot of information on draughts.... i am hoping to make a little trip there this year. well little is relative , it is more than 1100 kilometres to Canberra from Brisbane. to put it in perspective you could go from London to Milan and have a couple of hundred kilometres to spare.... or go from Wales to San Remo :D ...

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby liam stephens on Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:11 am

Thanks Danny, I hope you enjoy the trip - lol.

Maybe you could look for Hugh Egan's draughts column in
the Melbourne Weekly Times - it ran for a long time.
See Bill Salot's post below under "Checkers Books and Equipment".

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Re: Australian Championship 1965

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:23 pm

i'll keep an eye out mate.... i am not as free as i once was now that my eldest goes to school.... so holidays and everything else has to go around her holidays and commitments
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