1988 36th National 3-Move Tourney
Danville, VA Sunday thru Saturday, 7/10th - 16th
July 10 (registration) through July 16 for Masters (July 15 for Majors and Minors) at the Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA,
Country Match Honor
Dr. H. L. Cravens
|19||Q. T. East|
|19||J. C. Weatherby|
|24||R. G. Whitely|
|37||W. H. Hudson|
|39||W. E. Williams|
|55||W. H. Amos|
Highlights of the National Tournament "Darkhorse" Paul M. Davis, Rose Hill, VA., won the 36th U.S. National Open held July 11-16 in Danville, VA. His 24 match points topped the field of 30 Master Division players and won him a First Prize of $1,967 and the right to challenge for the World Championship. Paul's previous highest finish in a National 3-Move Tourney was 9th place, although he had won a GAYP National in 1979. It is fitting that a Virginian should win the first US National 3-Move Tourney held in Virginia.
Next, bunched at 22 match points and in the 2-3-4-5 positions by Honor Points were Don Lafferty, Elbert Lowder, Richard Hallett, and H. L. Cravens. Each received $1,156 (cents are dropped in this report). The next four with 20 match points were Leo Levitt, Ed Bruch, Ed Markusic, and Ron King ($445); at 18 match points were (alphabetically) Hugh Burton, Harold Frayer, Jim Morrison, and John Webster ($180 each); the final major prize winners with 16 match points in 14th through 20th places were K. Albrecht, L. Dibble, E. Fuller, G. Lindsay, L. Mills, E. Morrison, and G. Zuber ($81 each).
Joe Schwartz, Poughkeepsie, NY., won the Majors ($840), and Les Balderson, Richmond, VA, was runner-up ($685). Bill Levine, Brooklyn, NY, won the Minors ($560), with Junes Butler, Memphis, TN, and Ray Collins, Oakland, CA, sharing 2nd and 3rd ($440 each). Richardd Beckwith, 18, Decatur, IL, repeated as National Junior Champion with a very fine showing of 22 match points in the Minors tied with 7 others for 4th through 11th. He received a fine trophy donated by Mike Nance of California. Camilo Francisco, 14, had a very creditable 16 points. There were 125 entrants - 30 Masters, 37 Majors, and 58 Minors.
The first day of the tournament was marred when Grand Master Asa Long, Toledo, OH, had a minor tumble in a shopping mall and broke a bone in his foot. He was hospitalized and had to withdraw from the tourney. Asa is recovering and now resting comfortable at home. Copied from August 1988 ACFB #214, page 1.
US National Champions | 88 Nat Prize Money