2006 8th Annual Pool and International Checkers 

Pool and International Checkers - The 8th Annual Pool & International Checkers Festival will be held on Saturday, November 12th 2006 in South Bend, Indiana at the Jameson Inn ( formerly called Signature Inn).   Submitted by Roger Blaine


                    THOMPSON, WILLIAMS WIN SOUTH BEND TOURNEYS

Charles "Pecan" Thompson, Top Master from Chicago, won the 8th Annual
American Pool Checkers tournament in South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday, Nov.
12, 2006.  Thompson scored 41 out of a possible 48 points, with Clorius
"Mongoose" Lay, Gary, Ind., second at 38.  13 players competed.

1. CHARLES THOMPSON 41 1st  prize
2. Clorius Lay   38 2nd prize
3. Orlando Williams 34
4. Lee Pittman 30
5. Fred Shurn 29
6. Arthur Bell   27
7. Therman Earnest      26
8. Jackie Williams 21 Amateur prize
9. Andrew Young     20
10. Stoney Burke       14
11. Wayne Purdy      13
12. Donell Guy   9
13. Roger Blaine   8

  Tournament Director - Roger Blaine

   Orlando "Panama" Williams, Chicago, topped 8 players in the Big-Board or
International Checkers event on Sunday, Nov. 12, with a perfect 14 out of
14.  Thompson followed with 11.  Standings in the International game:

1. ORLANDO WILLIAMS   14        1st prize
2. Charles Thompson         11        2nd prize
3-4. Roger Blaine                8        Amateur prize
3-4. Arthur Bell                  8
5. Donell Guy           7
6. Vern Cloud          5
7. David Rockwell 3
8. Madi Eberle           0         Beginner's prize

Madi Eberle, of Wakarusa, Ind., is 8 years old and quite a fan of straight
checkers.  She bravely took on the "old men" in her first try at Big-Board,
and was awarded a set of checkers and a wooden board as the Beginner's
Prize.


2006 Tournament Dates