2006 Indiana 8th Annual Checker Festival   

The 8th Annual POOL and INTERNATIONAL CHECKERS FESTIVAL will be held
November 11th - 12th , 2006 in Signature Inn, South Bend, Indiana.
Festival is set for NOV. 11-12, 2006 (Veterans Day)
at Signature Inn, 215 Dixie Way S. (Town of Roseland), South Bend, Indiana 46637
(Town of Roseland, on Ind. 933 / Business U.S. 31, just north of South Bend-Notre Dame Exit 277 from Indiana Toll Road I-80-90) Next to Denny's and many other restaurants - 1/2 mile north of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College Saturday, Nov. 11th - American Pool Checkers
Sunday, Nov. 12th - International (Big Board or 100-square)
Defending Champions: Orlando "Panama" Williams & Johnnie Coleman
Entry fee $20 for one day, $30 for both days.
Register 9:30 a.m., begin at 10. Round Robin or Swiss format, no. of rounds may be adjusted according to entries.

100% of entry fees will go into prize fund.
Place prizes and special bonus for game scores!

Signature Inn Reservations:  1-800-822-5252.
Local phone (574) 277-3211.

Organizer:  Fair Play Games Tournaments,
Roger Blaine, P.O. Box 353, Osceola IN  46561.
Phone (574) 257-9033,  Fax (574) 259-0399,
E-mail  reblaine@hotmail.com

South Bend is 100 miles from Chicago,
140 miles from Indianapolis, 200 miles from Detroit.

Studebaker National Museum - University of Notre Dame - College Football
Hall of Fame

"We're nuts about checkers!"

email from Roger:

Checker friends,
     Hope to see many of you here in South Bend, Indiana, Nov. 11-12, for our
8th Annual Checkers Festival!  If you have not received my other e-mails,
postcards, or flyers, please ask me!

SAT. NOV. 11 -- AMERICAN POOL CHECKERS
SUN. NOV. 12 -- INTERNATIONAL (Big Board) CHECKERS

Defending champions from 2005:  Orlando "Panama" Williams  and  Johnnie Coleman.

Cheers, Roger Blaine   reblaine@hotmail.com


 

8th Annual POOL and INTERNATIONAL CHECKERS FESTIVAL November 11th - 12th 2006

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.
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.
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.
 

Pool

Rank Name Points
1 Charles Thompson 41
2 Clorius Lay 38
3 Orlando Williams 34
4 Lee Pittman 30
5 Fred Shurn 29
6 Arthur Bell 27
7 Therman Earnest 26
8 Jackie Williams 21
9 Andrew Young 20
10 Stoney Burke 14
11 Wayne Purdy 13
12 Dr. Donell Guy 9
13 Roger Blaine 8

International

Rank Name Points
1 Orlando Williams 14
2 Charles Thompson 11
3 Roger Blaine 8
4 Arthur Bell 8
5 Dr. Donell Guy 7
6 Vern Cloud 5
7 David Rockwell 3
8 Madi Eberle --

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


SOUTH BEND INTERNATIONAL CHECKER RATINGS 11/06

  Here are the long-awaited ratings from the 8th Annual International
(Big-Board) Checker Festival in South Bend, Indiana, and all of our earlier
tournaments.  These were calculated using the linear approximation formula
from the old Official Chess Handbook. - posted by Roger Blaine

  Orlando "Panama" Williams wiped everyone out this year and solidified his
place at the top of the list of active players.  Only Grandmaster Igor
Rybakov, who played here in 2001, is higher.  Roger Blaine ("Yours truly")
made the largest gain in rating points this time with +73.

  Capital letters indicate players in this year's tournament.  Other players
kept their ratings from earlier years.

Igor Rybakov 2412
ORLANDO WILLIAMS 2162
Roy Lipscomb 2120
Len Edwards 2104
Johnnie Coleman 1962
CHARLES THOMPSON 1925
Rev. Bill Moore 1795
ARTHUR BELL 1790
DONELL GUY 1690
VERN CLOUD 1641
Lozie Goolsby 1619
Peter Kuhr 1616
ROGER BLAINE 1520
Neil Wenberg 1513
DAVID ROCKWELL 1481
Rob Adams 1476
Jeff Stutzman 1397
Philip Joechle 1394
Steve Mar 1359
MADI EBERLE 1272


2006 Tournament Dates