70th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Checker Tournament
May 11th & 12th, 2007 (Friday & Saturday)

at the "The Regions Bank," 1214 Main St. downtown Humboldt, TN.  Same location as in the past years.  Business meeting and Registration at 8:30AM on Friday, May 11th with play to begin at 9:00AM, and continues until May 12 and expected to end around 2pm on Saturday.  Frank and Mary Davis will again be referee and score keeper.  The Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival will again sponsor this tournament.  We will again have plenty of free food from the restaurants!  You won't  have to go outside to eat or leave the bank unless you want to.  Playing area is excellent; upstairs (has elevator).  We always have a very good prize fund, between two and three thousand dollars in cash prizes.  Free food, door prizes, drawing for tickets to fine restaurants.  Please call early as possible for reservations. Tell them you are there for the checker tournament. 

3 Fine Motels: 

  1. Deerfield Inn (731-824-4770) - 590 Hwy45 By-pass; King size bed $42 tax included; Double beds $52 tax included.  Hugh Burton recommend this one, but you have to call early, as it fills up quickly (Non-Smoke Doubles for 5/10&11- $104.62)      

  2. The Heritage Inn (731-784-2278) - 3350 East End Dr.; single $46 tax included, double $51 tax included.

  3. The Regal Inn (731-784-9693) - 618 N. 22nd Ave. $35.00. Tell them you are a checker player.

  4. These motels are only fifteen minutes to where we will have our "Humboldt Strawberry Festival Ty". They are located at the Intersection of I-40 Interstate and 45-By-Pass at Jackson, TN

    1. Comfort Inn, $49.95, 731-668-4100

    2. Days Inn, $39.95, Ph. 731-668-3444

    3. Casey Jones Station Inn, $36.99 (single), $39.95 (double), Ph. 731-668-3636

    Mr. Burton also mentioned that there will be $2,500 cash price and $1,000 door prizes and these numbers set a new high record for Strawberry ty's.
     

Take I-40 to Jackson, TN, take 45 By-Pass, 14 miles to Humboldt.  Exit 80-B. For more information please contact Hugh Burton at 731-427-5352, cell 731-217-1637.


Here is the  West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Website  http://www.wtsf.org/dateandtimes.html


Hugh Burton always directs an excellent tournament and one of the richest cash purse checker tournament in the country.  Lots of Cash  & door prizes  - Free Lunches 

Expect an outstanding entry this year!


10 hours 630 Miles from Greensboro to Humboldt, TN   See MapQuest
I-40 West all the way toward Memphis, then
at Jackson take US-45-By-Pass N exit - EXIT 80B - toward HUMBOLDT


 70th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry

(usually scheduled 2nd weekend of May)

-Results-
~~ 30 Entrants ~~

The 70th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival 3-move Open Checker Tournament was held at Humboldt, TN on May 11 & 12, 2007.  There were two divisions consisting of 30 players.  The prize fund was $2,360 ($600 entry fees plus $1,760 donations).  Local restaurants donated food for lunch both days.  Numerous door prizes were given with estimated value of $400.  We would like to thank Hugh Burton, Larry Keen, the Chamber of Commerce, and all other contributors for putting this tournament together.

 

MASTER:

Place

Name

State

Points

Honor Points

Prize Money

1

Alex Moiseyev

OH

20

97

$375.00

2

Larry Keen

TN

18

99

225.00

3

Clayton Nash

MS

17

99

170.00

4

Anthony Bishop

TN

15

84

110.00

5

John Estes

TN

14

95

72.50

6

Gene Ellison

IL

14

73

72.50

7

Arwood Smith

KY

13

97

60.00

8

Albert Tucker

LA

13

88

60.00

9

Larry Pollard

AL

13

80

60.00

10

Frank Davis

TN

12

80

50.00

11

Joe Tucker

MO

9

68

45.00

--

Gene Lindsay

TN

withdrew

--

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                                                                                 Total

$1,300.00

MAJOR:

Place

Name

State

Points

Honor Points

Prize Money

1

Flavious Burgess

KY

20

100

$150.00

2

Stan Morris

MS

19

104

125.00

3

Bill Shoffner

TN

18

87

100.00

4

Patrick Parker

LA

17

95

 80.00

5

Ken Schultz

TN

16

95

75.00

6

Willis Shewcraft

KY

15

92

67.50

7

Jimmy K. Walker

TN

15

85

67.50

8

Gayle Helterbrand

MO

14

105

52.00

9

Earl Harvell

TX

14

89

52.00

10

Jerry Askins

KY

14

88

52.00

11

Obra Hawkins

AR

13

82

40.00

12

Harvey Powell

TN

12

78

32.50

12

Byron Woolum

KY

12

78

32.50

14

Hollis McClard

TN

11

85

27.50

15

Howard Hoover

IL

11

80

27.50

16

Sanford Roath

TN

11

75

27.50

16

Bill Thomas

TN

11

75

27.50

18

Harold Thornton

MS

9

83

25.00

                                                                            Total

$1,060.00


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