11-Man Ballot Champions (Time-Line)

Year Tournament / WTM Results / Comments
1885

9/11 thru 10/30 J. Moir vs D.C. McKelvie Drew their match 3-3-14.  This being the 1st record match played using 11 pieces each, the system being a forerunner of the 11-Man Ballot openings. Match was a series of games played over 12 settings in Scotland.

Draw Match

1887

Newell W. Banks born October 10, 1887

son of a doctor, W.B. Banks, former MI State Champ & match player who died 11/10/21

1907

Newell Banks designed the 11-Man Ballot Deck

Improvement on Freestyle and 2-Move Restriction Checker Openings

1917

Newell Banks v Alfred Jordon played a 20 game 11- Man WCM at Cedar Point, OH in 8/6-13, Banks 5 - Jordan 2 - 11 draws.

Banks wins 5-2-11
Banks becomes 1st 11-Man World Champion

1925

California State 11-Man Ballot Tournament 7/27- 7/31 at Long Beach, CA.  Julius D'Orio wins Tourney

Julius D'Orio wins Tourney

1928

Cedar Point Tourney... Masters Ty was held on 11-Man Ballot in Cedar Point, OH (1st US Masters Tournament to use the 11-Man Ballot System)

Samuel Gonotsky won this 11-Man Tourney with a perfect 15 wins & 0 losses

1928

Negotiations for a Banks vs Gonotsky match fell through, when $1,000 purse wasn't met when Gonotsky refused, and Long challenged Banks instead.  Newell Banks defeated Asa Long 7-5-28 at Detroit WCM 11/19-12/5.

Newell Banks retains his 11-Man World Title.  The $700 purse was split 60-40 to winner/loser, games published in Draughts Review No.5 & No.7 1929

1931

1/16-17  Eight Game Exhibition Match, Newell Banks vs Edwin Hunt at Nashville, TN Four 2-Move Games, all drawn.  Four 11-Man Ballot Games, Banks 1, Hunt 0, 3 Draws.

Newell Banks 1-0-7

1931

8/29  11-Man Ballot Team Match, Detroit (Michigan) vs Toledo, (Ohio)  14-7-23 at Toledo.  Nathan Rubin won a heat from Asa Long 1-0-3.

Michigan triumphed over Ohio 14-7-23

1952

W.R. Fraser won the Canadian Match Title in 1952, by defeating J. D. MacFarlane. The match consisted of rounds of GAYP, 2-Move, 3-Move, and 11-Man. As reported in the 1952 ACF Bulletin. Professor William R. Fraser of Montreal was the Canadian Champion and declared himself Mixed Format (these four formats) World Champion and invited anyone to challenge him. Tinsley defeated him in a 1952 Match in Montreal at all four formats, for a Mixed Match Championship, and no one ever played another such mixed match championship as far as I know, there was never any mention of Dr. Marion Tinsley being a Mixed Champion. Fraser published some of the 11-man games of both matches in his "The Inferno in Checkers." The importance of the ten Tinsley - Fraser 11-man games is that they are world class games (as good as some world championship games) that mostly are not in CTTW. Tinsley was in a loss in one game, apparently not noticed until Jim Loy's book "11-Man Ballot Matches," and he missed a pretty winning shot in another. The shot was not noticed and neither was the fact that the game had transposed into an Old 14th. One of the games is in CTTW, run up from a 3-move opening.

Dr. Marion Tinsley competed with Professor W.R. Fraser of Montreal, Canada in a mixed match of 10 games of go-as-you-please, 10 games of two-move restriction, 10 games of three-move restriction, and 10 games of eleven-man ballot. Dr. Tinsley won the match easily with 14 wins, no losses, and 26 drawn games.M Tinsley.jpg (19951 bytes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961

12/29-31 a 11-Man Ballot US Open at Philadelphia, PA (considered the 1st ACF 11-Man Ballot Open Tournament)

Harold Freyer winner      OMOCH Article

1966

August 1966 Newell Banks played an 11-Man Ballot World Championship Title Match vs Wayne Van Leer at Detroit, MI.  Banks wins 5-0-11. Pen Scan #48 - September 1966 (PA State Checker Association Newsletter) also ACFB-Sept/1966.

Newell Banks 11-Man Ballot World Title Champion

1967

March 28- April 4  11-Man Ballot Stake-Purse Match  Derek Oldbury of Devon, England vs LaVerne Dibble of Rockford, IL.  Oldbury wins 6-2-7 held at Detroit, MI  

Derek Oldbury 11-Man Stake-Purse Match Winner

1968

1st US 11-Man Ballot National held 11/28-12/1 in Philadelphia, PA

1. Everett Fuller- $1,000, 2. Grover - $500, 3. Lowder - $300,
4. Long - $150, 5. Sprangle - $150.

1968

Everett Fuller is listed as the 11-Man Ballot Champion in ACFB for this period.

Everett Fuller considered 11-Man National Champion

1969

11-Man Ballot World Championship Match at Detroit, MI Played at Fort Shelby Hotel over Thanksgiving weekend, 11/27- 12/2, 1969.  Kenneth Grover vs Newell Banks   Grover wins 3-2-19

Kenneth Grover 11-Man Ballot World Championship

1970

2/7-8 11-Man Ballot Match in St. Petersburg, FL  held before the Florida Open Robert "Bobby" Martin vs Elbert Lowder 3-3-6 draw

Martin & Lowder draw their 11-Man match 3-3-6

1971

February 15-17  11-Man Ballot Match held in Forest City, NC  Robert "Bobby" Martinin vs Elbert Lowder 6-4-9

Robert "Bobby" Martin wins this 11-Man match 6-4-9 and challenged Banks

1971

11-Man Ballot Match in Detroit, MI  held April, 1971  Newell Banks v Robert "Bobby" Martin  3-3-18

Banks retains his position to challenge for title

1972

5/10/72 11-Man Ballot World Championship Match at Seattle, WA, Kenneth Grover vs Robert Martin, Grover retains title 5-5-22

Kenneth Grover retains 11-Man Ballot World Championship

1974

2nd 11-Man Ballot National held 7/22-25 in Philadelphia, PA won by Asa Long a former World 3-Move Champion

1. Asa Long, 2. Levitt 3. Grover, 4. Oldbury, 5. Lieberman, 6. Lowder, 7. Fuller, 8. Martin, 9. Freyer, 10. Hanson

1974

11-Man Ballot World Championship Match - Derek Oldbury vs Kenneth Grover at Philadelphia, PA on July 8-12, 1974. Oldbury wins title 6-2-9. ACFB #130- August 1974.

Derek E. Oldbury of Devon, England is the 11-Man Ballot World Champion
1974

ACFB # 131 October 1974 Inside front cover of this issue list Kenneth Grover as the 11-Man Match Champion and Asa Long as the 11-Man Tourney Champion

Kenneth Grover is the 11-Man Match Champion - Asa Long as the 11-Man Tourney Champion
1975

11-Man Ballot World Title Match - Lakeside, OH - 8/4-8  Asa Long defeated Kenneth Grover 4-2-13. The purse was $2,000 ACFB Oct 1975 stated Long as the 11-Man Champion since he held both the Tourney and World Match Title.

Asa Long is the 11-Man Champion

1976

The title languished for years and was listed as inactive for a while and then dropped altogether.  Long was apparently not interested in defending his title.

Asa Long lets title languish.
1977

Newell W. Banks died 2/17/77 age: 89  b: October 10, 1887

Banks lived in Detroit, Michigan his whole life.
1980

Tentative Oldbury - Grover 11-Man Ballot World Title Match.  Dr. Arnold Gallub, New York, has been working on promoting a World Title 11-Man Ballot Match between Derek Oldbury and Kenneth Grover.  (U.S. Tourney and Match Champion Asa Long officially declined Mr. Oldbury's challenge.)  Recognition of the match as title match by the ACF depends on similar recognition by the EDA.  Parks Herzog has contributed $2,000.00 towards the purse fund, but further contributions and a venue site are needed.  Dr. Gallub has been negotiating with Charles Walker for the Hall of Fame site at Petal, Miss., but other venue bids are sought.  ACFB #164 - April / 1980.

 
1986

Derek Oldbury of Devon, England and Richard Hallett of Poughkeepsie, NY were scheduled to played a 11-Man WTM.  This is a 20 game match for the proposed World Title since Asa Long declined Oldbury's challenge.  Played in Poughkeepsie September 2 following the District 2 Open on Labor Day weekend.  The match was for $3,000 a side, winner-take-all, and will continue in blocks of 4 games "sudden death" in case of a tie at 20 games.  The EDA officially recognized this match as well as ACF as being a World Title Championship Match, ACFB#210 - June/1986. 

 
1986

9/2-6 11-Man Ballot World Title Match in Poughkeepsie, NY Hallett defeats Oldbury  4-3-13 ACFB#203 - Oct/1986. 

Richard Hallett is the 11-Man World Champion
1987

Hallett vs Lowder 11-Man World Title Match of 20 Games in Poughkeepsie, NY at the home of Joe Schwartz, promoter, on September 21-26, 1987.  Elbert Lowder of Sanford, NC defeated Richard Hallett of Poughkeepsie, NY (4-2-13).  This WTM was sanctioned by ACF for a $3,000.00 purse.   ACFB # 213 - Dec /1987.  I understand for Tim Laverty this was a Stake-Match $1,500 a side, winner-take-all in blocks of 4 games ("sudden death") in case of a tie at 20 games, Elbert backing himself.

Elbert Lowder is the new 11-Man World Champion
1989

Fall of year, Elbert Lowder vs Hugh Devlin of Ireland for the World 11-Man Ballot Title at ICHF, Petal, MS.  Lowder defending his title 6-1-9 and retaining his 11-Man Ballot WCT.

Elbert Lowder retains his 11-Man World Championship Title
1990

Lowder vs Levitt World 11-Man Championship Match 20 Games Match held at "ICHF" in Petal, MS. September 25 - 29th.  Elbert L. Lowder of Sanford, NC beat Leo B. Levitt of Northridge, CA with a 5W-1L-11D finish, which all games were published in Walkers "Checkers" magazine (ICHF Yearbook).  This ACF sanctioned 11-Man Ballot reported in ACFB # 227 (December, 1990. P.5)

Elbert Lowder retains his 11-Man World Championship Title
1993

Kenneth M. Grover died 9/6/1993 age: 85  b: 5/10/1908

 
1994

Derek E. Oldbury died 7/9/1994  age: 70    b: 1924

 
1999

Asa A. Long died 12/5/1999  age: 95    b: 1904

 
2001

Bob Podoff 11-Man Ballot email Ty - Aug 2001 - Prize Fund $670.00 - Nigel Proffitt 1st Place Winner, 6 wins and 0 losses. Nigel didn't lose a single game or match. Apparently Nigel won a number of these Bob Podoff 11-Man Ballot email Tournaments in the late 90's and early 2000's. He was recognized as the undisputed 11-Man Ballot Mail (email) Champion.

Nigel Proffitt declared the New World Champion 11-Man Ballot Mail (email) Tournament Champion.
 1st Place: Nigel Proffitt; 40% $670 = $268
 2nd Place: George Miller; 30% $670 = $201
 3rd Place: Caleb Carter; 20% $670 = $134
 4th Place: Mac Banks; 10% $670 = $67
 5th Place: Bill Wilkins, 6th Place: Gerry Lopez, 
 7th Place: Jim Loy, 8th Place: LaVerne Dibble.

2002

11-Man Ballot World Championship Match (Moiseyev vs Lowder) October 11-14th at the Parks and Recreation Center, Richmond, Kentucky. 20 games, which World 11-Man Champion Elbert Lowder was challenged by Alex Moiseyev.  This was an exciting and even contest, resulting: 6W-6L-8D which was not enough to dethrone Lowder.  Each opponent put up $500 and the challenger paid travel, room, & board expense for the Champion. Split purse 50/50. This WCM was played parallel with the Kentucky State Open 11-13th but in a separate and special room.

Elbert Lowder retains his 11-Man World Championship Title
2006

Elbert L. Lowder died 12/14/2006  age: 74   b: 3/3/1932

Deceased Lowder leaves a vacancy in 11-Man Ballot World Championship Title

2008

2008 "Elbert Lowder Memorial" 11-Man Ballot National held in Albemarle, NC and the birthplace of Elbert Lowder, a fitting tribute to Mr. Lowder. This was a 3 day tournament - Thursday thru Saturday, January 31st - February 2nd, 2 game per round - 2 rounds per day at the Sleep Inn & Suites.  (Originally a 4 day Tourney but Sunday was cut, playing an extra round Saturday)  ACF sanctioned, Organizers: NCCA, Millhone, Beckwith, Laverty, and Smith, - Tim Laverty Official Match Referee/Scorekeeper, the top five were: 1. Tim Laverty,  2. Alex Moiseyev,  3. Mike Ross, 4. Teal Stanley, 5. Dr. Richard Beckwith, (honor points separating 2nd thru 4th place).  ACFB # 332 - April / 2008 pg 1. 

Tim Laverty wins 11-Man National
2008

2008 Burlington Open 11-Man Tournament at The May Memorial Library, Saturday, June 21, 2008.  5 Rounds of Swiss.  Teal Stanley won the tourney and declared the new State 11-Man Champion.  With this title and a top finisher in the 11-Man National in Albemarle he has aspirations to challenge the New World 11-Man Champion to be determined on July 6th 2008.  Organizers/Director:  Mike Ross  Official Scorekeeper: Frances McClintock.

Teal Stanley is NC 11-Man State Champion

Trey Stanley is NC 11-Man Youth State Champion

 

2008

2008 Elbert Lowder Memorial (Moiseyev vs Laverty) 11-Man World Title Championship Match. Alex Mosieyev challenges Tim Laverty the US National 11-Man Champion for this vacant World Title. This 11-Man WTM is scheduled to be played at Sleep Inn & Suites in Albemarle, NC., Thursday thru Sunday, July 3rd thru 6th an ACF & WCDF sanctioned, 16 game match, 4 games per day.  Organizers: ACF, NCCA, & JR Smith - JR Smith - Official Match Referee/Scorekeeper.

Alex Moiseyev wins 5-0-7 and recognized by WCDF & ACF as the new 11-Man World Champion.  Moiseyev will defend his title according to by-laws of sponsoring organizations by playing all qualified contenders or any new comers by a stake-match.  

A Tournament Book will be published.

2009

2009 Burlington Open 11-Man Tournament was played at Alamance County Community YMCA on 1346 S Main St. Burlington, NC Saturday, June 20, 2009.  5 Rounds of Swiss.  Tim Laverty won the tourney and declared the new NC State 11-Man Champion.   Organizers/Director:  Mike Ross  Official Scorekeeper: Tim Laverty.

Tim Laverty is the new NC 11-Man State Champion

 

2010

2010 Burlington Open 11-Man Tournament was played at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, June 12, 2010.
5 Rounds of Swiss.  Organizers/Director:  Teal Stanley -  Official Scorekeeper: Tim Laverty.

Teal Stanley is the 2010 NC 11-Man State Champion

 

2011

2011 11-Man Ballot National held in Greensboro, NC.  This is a 4 day tournament - Thursday thru Sunday, February 10th - February 13th, 2 game per round - 2 rounds per day at the Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant. Tim Laverty Referee/Scorekeeper.

Alex Moiseyev is the 2011 National 11-Man Champion
Tim Laverty 2nd place runner up will challenge Alex Moiseyev in a 11-Man WTM later this year.

2011

2011 11-Man WTM held in Greensboro, NC.  Play 4 days, 16 games, Friday - Monday, May 27th- May 30th.  If tie after 16 games, match will be extended by 4 games.  2 games per Rd, 2 rounds per day or 4 games per day at a time limit of 2 hours each to be played at the Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant. JR Smith & Teal Stanley, Referee/Scorekeeper.

Alex Moiseyev wins 5-0-7 and retains his 11-Man World Championship Title which is recognized by WCDF & ACF.  Laverty conceded the victory to Moiseyev and commended him for his excellent play. The match ending after their 12th game on the 3rd day of the match.

2011

2011 11-Man Burlington Open held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC.  Saturday, June 18th. Play 5 Rounds, 2 games per Rd, of Swiss, using 11-Man ballot deck.  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

Ryan Pronk of Lynchburg, VA  wins tournament.
Tim Laverty is NC 2011 11-Man State Champion.
Trey Stanley is NC 2011 11-Man State Youth Champion.

2012

2012 11-Man National held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC.  Friday through Sunday, February 17th- 19th, 2012. Masters & Majors Divisions: 8 Masters played 7Rds of Round Robin with 2Rds of Swiss. 14 Majors played 8Rds of Swiss. All Rounds were 2 games per Rd, using 11-Man ballot deck.  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

Dr. Richard Beckwith of Willoughby, OH won tournament and challenge current world champion Alex Moiseyev for title in July, 2012.  Teal Stanley of Greensboro over Ryan Pronk  of Lynchburg, VA for second place by honor points. Mike Ross of Burlington, NC won 11-Man National Majors over Bill McClintock of Greensboro, NC by honor points.

2012

2012 11-Man Burlington Open held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC.  Saturday, June 16th, 2012. Play 5 Rounds, 2 games per Rd, of Swiss, using 11-Man ballot deck.  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

Tim Laverty is NC 2012 11-Man State Champion.

2012

2012 11-Man WTM was held at the main Cleveland Public Library on the 1st day and the rest of the WTM held at Rodeway Inn in Medina, OH. GM Richard Beckwith of Willoughby, OH. vs GM Alex Moiseyev (current champion) of Dublin, OH. Sat through Tues, October 6th - 9th.  Match will be 16 games with additional day with 4 games if a tie. Joe LoConti help sponsor this WTM.  Steve Holliday-Referee/Scorekeeper, John Acker-Media/Video Specialist.

GM Alex Moiseyev retains his 11-Man World Championship Title by winning 4-0-9 and recognized by WCDF & ACF as the current 11-Man World Champion.

2013

2013 11-Man National held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC. Saturday through Monday, February 16th- 18th, 2013. Masters & Majors Divisions: 14 Masters and  9 Majors played 9 Rds of Swiss using 11-Man ballot deck for a 2 games per Rd,  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

GM Alex Moiseyev won the tournament with 28 points and recognized current 11-Man World Champion. Tim Laverty and Michael Holmes tied for 2nd Place with 22 game points.  Laverty had more honor points which provided him the privilege to challenge the Champion. Tim Laverty immediately entered his bid to challenge for the 11-Man World Title.

2013

2013 Danish Open held on Saturday & Sunday, June 1st & 2nd, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was the first ever 11-Man Ballot Tournament in Europe.  Playing 5 Rounds, 2 games per Rd, of Round-Robin, using 11-Man ballot deck.  Sune Thane - Sponsors / Referee / Scorekeeper.

IM Filip Kareta from Czech Republic won the tournament with 14 points and recognized as  2013 11-Man Champion of Europe. IM Liam Stephens and Jaroslav Tichy tied 2nd place, Sune Thrane, 3rd and Steven Clauwaert 4th place.  Details at:  Danish Draughts Federation Also visit Igor Martynov's European Checkers Confederation.

2013

2013 11-Man Burlington Open held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant in Greensboro, NC.  Saturday, June 15th, 2013. Play 5 Rounds, 2 games per Rd, of Swiss, using 11-Man ballot deck.  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

IM Tim Laverty won the tournament with 15 points and recognized as the 2013 11-Man NC State Champion.  Ryan Pronk 2nd place - 14pts, Teal Stanley 3rd - 12pts, Mike Ross 4th - 11pts, JR Smith 5th - 10pts.

2013

2013 11-Man WTM to be held at the Econo Lodge, 2133 W. Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 Friday, November 8th, through Monday (Veteran's Day), November 11th, 2013. IM Tim Laverty of Graham, NC. vs GM Alex Moiseyev (current World Champion) of Dublin, OH. Match will be 16 games with additional day of 4 games as a tie breaker if needed on Tuesday, 12th. NCCA - sponsored this WTM, JR Smith & Teal Stanley - Referee/Scorekeeper for this WTM.  Travis Weddle will serve as the media specialist streaming live games.

Alex Mosieyev wins 5-0-7 and retains his 11-Man World Championship Title which is recognized by WCDF & ACF.  Laverty conceded the victory to Moiseyev and commended him for his excellent play. The match ending after the 12th game on the 3rd day of the match.  This was Laverty's third attempt to de-throne Moiseyev, playing for the title in 2008 and 2011 with the same score all three times.

2014

2014 11-Man National to be held at the Econo Lodge, 2133 W. Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 Friday, January 31st, through Sunday, February 2nd, 2014. Masters & Majors Divisions: 3 Days - 18 games - 9 Openings, NCCA sponsored, Teal Stanley & JR Smith, directors, Tim Laverty, Referee & Scorekeeper.

GM Alex Moiseyev won the tournament with 26 points and recognized current 11-Man World Champion. Tim Laverty and Joe Moore tied for 2nd Place with 20 game points.  Laverty had more honor points which provided him the privilege to challenge the Champion. Tim Laverty immediately entered his bid to challenge for the 11-Man World Title.

2014

2014 11-Man Burlington Open held at Econo Lodge Hotel, Burlington, NC. Saturday, June 14th, 2014. Play 5 Rounds, 2 games per Rd, of Swiss, using 11-Man ballot deck.  JR Smith & Teal Stanley- sponsors, Tim Laverty - Referee/Scorekeeper.

IM Tim Laverty and Teal Stanley won the tournament with equal 16 points and  41 honor points.  We recognized them as the 2014 11-Man NC State Co-Champions.   Mike Ross 3rd place - 13pts, and Matthew Clark and Grover Minor tied for 4th place.

2015

(Laverty vs Moiseyev) 11-Man WTM to be held at Econo Lodge Hotel, Burlington, NC. Friday, January 16th - 19th, 2015. 16 game match plus 4 game tie-breaker if needed.

GM Alex Moiseyev won and retains his coveted 11-Man World Title Championship by 6W-1L-5D, terminating the World Tile Match a day early.

2015

Missouri Mixer to be held at Ozark Valley Inn, Branson, MO. A three day event as Friday, June 19th thru Sunday, June 21st. 8 rounds at 60 minutes per game, 4 rounds of 3-move and 4 rounds of 11-Man Ballot,  Playing 3 rounds Friday, 3 rounds Saturday, and 2 rounds Sunday. A Joe McDaniel sponsored Tourney with $8,860 prize fund. MCA & George/Darlene Stallsworth, director/referee. 19 Masters & 16 Majors competed.

GM Alex Moiseyev & GM Lubabalo Kondlo were Co-Champions with 23 points, dividing $2,800.00; 3rd. Jim Morrison  $900; 2-way tie for 4th place, Michael Holmes & Joe Schwartz, splitting $1,200. 19 Master players competed. Arthur Mays 1st Place Majors Champion, winning $500.00 and nice trophy plaque + "The Sixth" signed & gifted by Moiseyev. Top 11-Man performance in Masters: GM Lubabalo Kondlo 12/134, GM Alex Moiseyev 12/130, GM Jim Morrison 10/130, IM Michael Holmes 11/122, IM Joe Schwartz 8/126, IM Tim Laverty 9/124 IM Clayton Nash 8/117. Majors: Author Mays 14/122, Larry Atwood 14/124.

2015

Missouri Mixer to be held at Ozark Valley Inn, Branson, MO. A three day event as Friday, June 19th thru Sunday, June 21st. 8 rounds at 60 minutes per game, 4 rounds of 3-move and 4 rounds of 11-Man Ballot,  Playing 3 rounds Friday, 3 rounds Saturday, and 2 rounds Sunday. A Joe McDaniel sponsored Tourney with $8,860 prize fund. MCA & George/Darlene Stallsworth, director/referee. 19 Masters & 16 Majors competed.

GM Alex Mosieyev & GM Lubabalo Kondlo were Co-Champions with 23 points, dividing $2,800.00; 3rd. Jim Morrison  $900; 2-way tie for 4th place, Michael Holmes & Joe Schwartz, splitting $1,200. 19 Master players competed. Arthur Mays 1st Place Majors Champion, winning $500.00 and nice trophy plaque + "The Sixth" signed & gifted by Moiseyev. Top 11-Man performance in Masters: GM Lubabalo Kondlo 12/134, GM Alex Moiseyev 12/130, GM Jim Morrison 10/130, IM Michael Holmes 11/122, IM Joe Schwartz 8/126, IM Tim Laverty 9/124 Clayton Nash 8/117. Majors: Author Mays 14/122, Larry Atwood 14/124.

2016

2016 11-Man National held at Econo Lodge Hotel, Burlington, NC. January 16th- 18th 2016 (Saturday thru Monday) Single Division, 11-Man ballot, eight 2 game rounds of Swiss,1 hour per game / 3 hour rounds - playing 3 rounds Saturday, 3 rounds Sunday, & 2 rounds Monday. Teal Stanley & JR Smith - directors/sponsors, Tim Laverty - referee. 14 players competed.

GM Alex Moiseyev won the tournament with 23 points and the recognized current 11-Man World Champion. GM Jim Morrison finished 2nd Place with 22 game points. GM Morrison challenged for the Title. GM Morrison vs GM Moiseyev WTM is scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2016.

2016

Morrison vs Moiseyev 11-Man WTM - to be held at Econo Lodge Hotel, Burlington, NC. September 2nd - 5th 2016 (Friday thru Monday - Labor Day), with option to play an additional 4 games (tie breaker play-off) on Tuesday September 6th if an even score after 16 games.

GM Alex Moiseyev won and retains his 11-Man World Championship Title by winning 11-3-1 and recognized by WCDF & ACF as the current 11-Man World Champion. The match ending after their 15th game on the 4th day of the match. This was Alex's closest World Championship Title Match yet to dethrone the Champion.

2017

2017 ACF 11-Man Ballot National Checker Tournament, "The Seres Checker Classic" - held at Honeysuckle Inn, Branson, MO March 28th thru 31st (Tuesday thru Friday) Masters play 12 rounds and Majors & Minors play 10 rounds.

Finish Positions - Masters:1.GM Michele Borghetti, 2. GM Sergio Scarpetta, 3. GM Lubabalo Kondlo, 4. GM Alex Moiseyev, GM Michele Borghetti may challenged for the World Title.  Majors: Alex Holmes, Minors: Buck Smith

 

 

 

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