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,

   
   
MASTER DIVISION  

 

 
   
Rank  

Country

 
Name  

Match
Points

 

Honor
Points

 
1 United States Paul Davis 24  
2 United States Don Lafferty 22 148
3 United States Elbert Lowder 22 136
4 United States Richard Hallett 22 134
5 United States Dr. H. L. Cravens 22 128
6 United States Leo Levitt 20 146
7 United States Ed Bruch 20 134
8 United States Ed Markusic 20 132
9 Barbados Ron King 20 120
10 United States Harold Freyer 18 144
11 United States James Morrison 18 130
12 United States Hugh Burton 18 122
13 United States John Webster 18 118
14 United States Karl Albrecht 16 134
15 Canada Earl Morrison 16 132
16 United States Eugene Zuber 16 116
17 United States LaVerne Dibble 16 112
17 United States Lloyd Mills 16 112
19 United States Everett Fuller 16 110
20 United States Gene Lindsay    
21 United States Mike Barker    
22 United States Earl Ingram    
23 United States Don Norris    
24 United States Malcolm Grimes    
25 United States Tim Laverty    
26 United States Ron Bailey    
27 United States Earl Pitney    
28 United States William Scott    
29 United States Robert Armstrong    
30 United States Asa Long    

    MAJOR DIVISION  
Rank  

Country

 
Name  

Match
Points

 
1 United States Joe Schwartz  
2 United States Les Balderson  
3 United States Fernie Moffett  
4 United States Robert Butler  
5 United States Hillous Jones  
6 United States Jewel Nelson  
7 United States Howard Owen  
8 United States Phil Schwartzberg  
9 United States Bill Stewart  
10 United States Vic Defenderfer  
11 United States Mac Banks  
12 United States Kelly Donoho  
13 United States Ben Youmans  
14 United States Ed Donelson  
15 United States Tom Gabbard  
16 United States L. Lipscomb  
17 United States Lloyd Costello  
18 United States Vince DeLong  
19 United States Q. T. East  
20 United States Earl Luffman  
21 United States Don Brattin  
22 United States Doug Hughson  
23 United States Luther Stubblefield  
24 United States Pat Berry  
25 United States Sal Cicero  
26 United States Jim Guthrie  
27 United States Don Ready  
28 United States Robert Shuffett  
29 United States Dale Heath  
30 United States C. Crabtree  
31 United States Cecil Lowe  
32 United States Stanley Mulliken  
33 United States Ralph Agee  
34 United States Ed Scheidt  
35 United States Ray Stinnett  

   
   
MINOR DIVISION  
   
Rank  

Country

 
Name  

Match
Points

 
1 United States Bill Levine  
2 United States Junes Butler  
3 United States Ray Collins  
4 United States Marshall Stephenson  
5 United States Lee Boozer  
6 United States Ira Hinson  
7 United States Horace Hayes  
8 United States Richard Beckwith  
9 United States Raleigh Johnson  
10 United States Dale Bowen  
11 United States Ray Scott  
12 United States Harold Axford  
13 United States H. Marshall  
14 United States Glenn Smith  
15 United States Harry Lewis  
16 United States Waldo Barton  
17 United States W. Holloway  
18 United States Paul Lyons  
19 United States J. C. Weatherby  
20 United States Carl Marshall  
21 United States Harry Sample  
22 United States Lloyd Holder  
23 United States Fred Church  
24 United States R. G. Whitely  
25 United States Dennis Cayton  
26 United States Will Criner  
27 United States Ray Brown  
28 United States Camilo Francisco  
29 United States W. Hicks  
30 United States Don Bennett  
31 United States Loren Collins  
32 United States Robert Himrod  
33 United States Joe McIver  
34 United States Clint Pickard  
35 United States Jack Richardson  
36 United States Ken Shultz  
37 United States W. H. Hudson  
38 United States Frank Walls  
39 United States W. E. Williams  
40 United States William Meacham  
41 United States Wade Holder  
42 United States Bill Wallace  
43 United States Larry Atwood  
44 United States William Lukens  
45 United States J. Smith  
46 United States Doyle Saucier  
47 United States Ben Jones  
48 United States John Gibson  
49 United States Bernard Ross  
50 United States Gayle Helterbrand  
51 United States Robert Johnson  
52 United States Steve Holliday  
53 United States Floyd Wilson  
54 United States Wilbur Payne  
55 United States W. H. Amos  
56 United States Willie Belt  
57 United States Leonard Hickman  
58 United States Cecil Stowe  


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