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Christmas Quiz 2012

Postby liam stephens on Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:06 am

Time to get out the midnight oil :)
Happy hunting.

I will show the answers on here early in the new year.

CHRISTMAS QUIZ 2012

1.Who was the next British born player to win the American Championship after Hugh Henderson ?

2. Following in the footsteps of Claxton and Levy, who is the youngest player to win the British Open Championship, so far, in this century ?

3. Which checker book has the trunk games neatly arranged in columns, yet the move order reads across the page ?

4. Puzzle Problem by O. H. Richmond.

A man named Thomas Jinks, with one named William West,
Had a little game of draughts one day, to see which was the best.
Jinks got a man ahead, when the game was nearly done.
But West would not give up, for he had two kings to one.
West moved his man to ten, and made a great mistake.
For if he could not move from twelve, he could from twenty-eight.
And force the man from twenty-four by going twenty-seven,
In case Jinks moved his single man from sixteen to eleven.
Now checker friends, West lost the game, and the problem can be seen,
When I tell you that a king stood clear way over on thirteen.

5. The picture of which well known Problem composer, at the age of 15, appeared in Ryan’s American Checkerist, with the following cover problem ?
B; 6, 24, Kings 3, 11.
W: 22, 28, Kings 17, 19.
Terms: White to play and win.

6. Which opening was named the “Virginia” in the New England Checker Player 1876 ?

7. When Stewart played Banks in 1922, which player was the Challenger ?

8. Who invented the title “ World Champion Emeritus” ?

9. In a national TV broadcast, who described the EDA as an association of Retired Elderly Gentlemen ?
(Oh how I love to be in that number L. S.)

10. In which Draughts magazine does the editor refer to “The poor sap !” in describing the efforts of a “dub” (average player) against a Master player ?
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2012 - Answers

Postby liam stephens on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:24 am

Answers:

1. Who was the next British born player to win the American Championship after Hugh Henderson ?

Derek Oldbury in 1976.

2. Following in the footsteps of Claxton and Levy, who is the youngest player to win the British Open Championship, so far, in this century ?

Shane McCosker at age 23 in 2010.

3. Which checker book has the trunk games neatly arranged in columns, yet the move order reads across the page ?

Sixth - by Alex Moiseyev.

4. Puzzle Problem by O. H. Richmond.

A man named Thomas Jinks, with one named William West,
Had a little game of draughts one day, to see which was the best.
Jinks got a man ahead, when the game was nearly done.
But West would not give up, for he had two kings to one.
West moved his man to ten, and made a great mistake.
For if he could not move from twelve, he could from twenty-eight.
And force the man from twenty-four by going twenty-seven,
In case Jinks moved his single man from sixteen to eleven.
Now checker friends, West lost the game, and the problem can be seen,
When I tell you that a king stood clear way over on thirteen.

No doubt, everyone managed to solve the puzzle.
This was published in Stearns’ book of Portraits 1894, with no solution given, and was recently published in my article in John Reade’s Lancashire Checker Newsletter.
My solution will appear in the next issue of LCN. Order your copy now, from John.

5. The picture of which well known Problem composer, at the age of 15, appeared in Ryan’s American Checkerist, with the following cover problem ?
B; 6, 24, Kings 3, 11.
W: 22, 28, Kings 17, 19.
Terms: White to play and win.

W. J. (Bill) Salot.

19-23*, 6-10, 28-19, 11-15, 17-13*, 15-24, 13-9*, 3-7, 9-6*,10-15, 6-2*, 7-10, 23-18*, 24-19, 18-11, 10-14, 11-8*, 19-23, 2-7,
23-26, 8-3, 26-17, 7-10, W. W.



6. Which opening was named the “Virginia” in the New England Checker player 1876 ?

11-15, 23-19, 10-14.


7. When Stewart played Banks in 1922, which player was the Challenger ?

Depends on which side of the pond you live.
Looking at the Roster of World Champions in the USA Checkers site, and as Derek Oldbury pointed out, "it would make strange reading in Scottish and English circles.
Who in Britain could guess that it was Stewart , not Banks – as everybody thought ?"
See Oldbury’s Square World, May-June Issue, 1966.


8. Who invented the title “ World Champion Emeritus” ?

Charles Walker in 1992 on the occasion of the Tinsley v Chinook match.

9. In a national TV broadcast, who described the EDA as an association of Retired Elderly Gentlemen ? (Oh how I love to be in that number L. S.)

David Levy, a promoter of the Tinsley v Chinook match in 1992, when the ACF and EDA refused to recognise the match as being for the World Championship Title. The ACF subsequently squared the circle by inventing the Man v Machine title as a new category.

10. In which Draughts magazine does the editor refer to “The poor sap !” in describing the efforts of a “dub” (average player) against a Master player ?

Oldbury’s A Game of Draughts, page 124, Note A.
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2012

Postby George Hay on Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:48 pm

Hi Liam, Christmas Quiz 2012 was most interesting and challenging!
1. Oldbury, I got right.
2. McCosker, was another correct answer.
3. I failed to find the answer! I should have got it because I recently purchased Sixth from the ACF Store, but I'm saving it for "advanced" study! Still, I did thumb through it enough to (should) have noticed!
4. This is very interesting, how does one order the LCN from the USA?
5. I was sure it was Milton Loew! But I always go through Slocum Strokes by Bill Salot for the Christmas Quiz!
6. I did get the Virginian right from Vocabulary Of Checkers.
7. I had Stewart challenging Banks, do I get partial credit? :)
8. No guess, but of course the title applies to Tinsley!
9. No guess, but that is an interesting connexion to Tinsley v Chinook!
10. No guess, but it shows DEO's sense of humor!
Happy New Year! --George Hay
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2012

Postby liam stephens on Tue Jan 01, 2013 3:08 pm

Hi George, I would say over 50%.

Well done ! - so far top of the class.

I hope you enjoyed them.
A happy New Year to you also and to all readers.
Regards - Liam.
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2012

Postby john reade on Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:04 pm

George, If you let me know your house address I'll send you a free copy of the Lancashire newsletter. John Reade.
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Re: Christmas Quiz 2012

Postby George Hay on Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:16 pm

John, Thank you. I will send you a pm via the ACF forum.
--George Hay
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