Gene Lindsay's estate was settled up and TN Checker Association got a check January 16, 2009 for $51,000.00.  Frank Davis, TCA president will administer the trust account.   This represents 10% of the estate bequeath to TN. According to Richard Beckwith:

I'm not really in the loop just going on what Davis and Webster told me. I'm sure Mr. Davis will give us all the details at the Tennessee Open on March 6-8, 2009.  This will make the Tennessee Open the biggest and most popular checker tournaments in the US excluding National.  It's already one of the largest and best run tournaments on the circuit!