2006 Arkansas Open  

The 2006 Arkansas Open Checker Tournament will be held at Kelly's Restaurant in Newport on November 4th, 2006.  Registration will begin at 8:00 am, and play will begin at 9:00 am.  The tourney will be 5 rounds using the Swiss System. 

For more information contact Jerry Childers, 210 S. Dowell, Tuckerman, AR 72473-9064 at 870-349-2904.

Finish Name City, State Points Comments
1 Don West Mayfield, Kentucky 16 Won Tournament
2 Jerry Childers Tuckerman, Arkansas 15  2006 Arkansas State Champion - 27th Title*
3 Joe Tucker Doniphan, Missouri 12  
4 Orbra Hawkins Newark, Arkansas 10 age 80
5 Richard Drake Searcy, Arkansas 9 separated by honors points
6 Hugh Hawkins Howe, Texas 9 separated by honors points (Arkansas runner-up)
7 Gayle Helterbrand Cabool, Missouri 9 separated by honors points       age 83
8 Bill French Sherman, TX 7  
9 Clint Hodges Huntington, Arkansas 5  
10 Larry Jordan Newport, Arkansas   withdrew after 3 rounds

*Jerry Childers lead the tournament into the last round and lost to Don West on the last game.
This is Jerry Childers 27th Arkansas State Championship, including the 1978 Co-Championship he shared with Floyd Baxter
J.B. Morris came to visit. We appreciate his running of past tourneys. All players wives and one mother-in-law were also present.


2006 Tournament Dates