8th International Match between U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland (100th anniversary)  

The 8th International Match between U.S. and Great Britain & Ireland
(100th anniversary) will be held

September 26th - 30th , 2005 in Las Vegas Plaza Hotel . The following players have been chosen for the U.S. team: 1) Jim Morrison 2) Hugh Burton 3) Tim Laverty 4) Richard Beckwith 5) John Webster 6) Michael Holmes 7) Gene Lindsay 8) Clayton Nash 9) Joe Schwartz 10) Leo Levitt    Current alternates: 11) Gerry Lopez 12) Charles Walker   ( I understand Larry Keen originally was tenth and because of sickness & family decided to let Leo Levitt take his place.)

The follow playing for the UK and Ireland team: 1) Hugh Devlin 2) Rawle Allicock 3) Myles Hannigan 4) Patricia Breen 5) S. O'Driscoll 6) Sean Cronin 7) David Harwood 8) P. Doyle 9) G. Owens 10) Colin Young Current alternates: F. Moran and Brian Lucas

Plaza Hotel special room rates are 2 for $45 plus tax from Sunday through Thursday and $59 plus tax Friday the 30th. # for reservations is 1-800-634-6575.

8th International Match Book is being planned by the ACF for the games that will be played. The book will include all the games, annotations, corrections, cooks, diagrams, match history, etc. There will also be photos and short bios of the players. It will be a hard bound book of very good quality. There will be 60 numbered copies for $100 each. The profit from the sale of the books will be used to make up for hosting the UK & Irish team. The unnumbered copies will sell for $40 ($6 postage for overseas). The copies will be limited, so get your orders early. Please send your checks to Gerry Lopez, 41858 Corte Selva, Temecula, CA 92591

For more information please contact Gerry Lopez at (951) 695-2499.


Results:   U.S. teams wins 71 games, 18 games loss and 111 games drawn.
More Details go to:
(EDA) English Draughts Association cross-tables - 8th Inter Match Cross-Table


Photos -
 8th Inter Match - Photos  and   (ACF) American Checker Federation - usacheckers.com

 

 (EDA) English Draughts Association cross-table

8th INT.  MATCH. USA V GB & I

REF NAME TEAM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 W D L POINTS
1 MORRISON . J USA 15=D/D 16=W/L 17=W/D 18=D/D 19=W/W 20=D/D 21=W/W 22=W/D 23=D/D 24=W/D 8 11 1 27
2 LAVERTY. T USA 16=D/D 17=W/D 18=W/D 19=W/D 20=W/W 21=W/D 22=W/D 23=D/D 24=W/D 15=L/L 8 9 3 25
3 BECKWITH. R USA 17=D/D 18=D/D 19=W/D 20=D/D 21=D/D 22=W/D         2 10 0 14
4 WEBSTER. J USA 18=W/D 19=W/D 20=W/W 21=W/D 22=D/D 23=D/D 24=W/D 15=L/D 16=W/W 17=D/D 8 11 1 27
5 HOLMES.  M USA 19=D/D 20=D/D 21=L/D   23=W/D 24=W/D 15=D/D 16=W/D 17=D/D 22=W/D 4 13 1 21
6 LINDSAY. G USA 20=W/D 21=W/D 22=W/D 23=W/D 24=W/L 15=W/D 16=W/D 26=W/W 18=L/D 19=W/D 10 8 2 28
7 NASH. C USA     23=W/D 24=W/D 15=L/D 16=W/W 17=D/D 18=D/D 25=W/L 20=D/D 5 9 2 19
8 SCHWARTZ. J USA 22=W/D 23=D/D 24=W/W 15=D/D 16=D/D 17=W/W 18=W/W 19=D/D 20=W/D 21=W/W 10 10 0 30
9 LEVITT. L USA 23=D/D 24=D/D 15=W/D 16=D/D             1 7 0 9
10 BISHOP. A USA 24=W/D 15=L/D   17=D/D 18=L/L 19=D/D 20=W/W 21=W/D 22=W/W   6 7 3 19
11 LOPEZ. J USA       22=W/D   18=D/D 23=D/D 24=W/L 15=L/D 25=W/D 3 7 2 13
13 WALKER. C USA 21=W/W                   2 0 0 4
13 MILLHONE. A USA   22=W/D 16=L/D   17=W/D   19=W/D 20=W/L 21=L/D 18=D/D 4 7 3 15
14 DARROW. A USA                   23=D/D 0 2 0 2
15 DEVLIN. H GB &1 1=D/D 10=W/D 9=L/D 8=D/D 7=W/D 6=L/D 5=D/D 4=W/D 11=W/D 2=W/W 6 12 2 24
16 BREEN. P GB &1 2=D/D 1=W/L 13=W/D 9=D/D 8=D/D 7=L/L 6=L/D 5=L/D 4=L/L   2 9 7 13
17 O'DRISCOLL. S GB &1 3=D/D 2=L/D 1=L/D 10=D/D 13=L/D 8=L/L 7=D/D   5=D/D 4=D/D 0 13 5 13
18 HARWOOD. D GB &1 4=L/D 3=D/D 2=L/D 1=D/D 10=W/W 11=D/D 8=L/L 7=D/D 6=W/D 13=D/D 3 13 4 19
19 DOBBINS. B GB & I 5=D/D 4=L/D 3=L/D 2=L/D 1=L/L 10=D/D 13=L/D 8=D/D   6=L/D 0 11 7 11
20 DOYLE P GB & 1 6=L/D 5=D/D 4=L/L 3=D/D 2=L/L 1=D/D 10=L/L 13=W/L 8=L/D 7=D/D 1 10 9 12
21 OWENS. G GB & 1 12=L/L 6=L/D 5=W/D 4=L/D 3=D/D 2=W/L 1=L/L 10=L/D 13=W/D 8=L/L 3 7 10 13
22 YOUNG. C GB & 1 8=L/D 13=L/D 6=L/D 11=L/D 4=D/D 3=L/D 2=L/D 1=L/D 10=L/L 5=L/D 0 10 10 10
23 MORAN. F GB &1 9=D/D 8=D/D 7=L/D 6=L/D 5=L/D 4=D/D 11=D/D 2=D/D 1=D/D 14=D/D 0 17 3 17
24 LUCAS. B GB &1 10=L/D 9=D/D 8=L/L 7=L/D 6=W/L 5=L/D 4=L/D 11=W/L 2=L/D 1=L/D 2 8 10 12
25 CAWS. J GB & 1                 7=W/L 11=L/D 1 1 2 3
26 YOUNG G GB &1               6=L/L     0 0 2 0
US SCORE 6-0-14 5-2-12 10-2-8 5-0-15 7-4-9 8-1-12 10-0-10 7-3-10 7-4-9 6-2-12 71 18 111
GB & I SCORE 0-6-14 2-5-12 2-10-8 0-5-15 4-7-9 1-8-12 0-10-10 3-7-10 44-7-9 22-6-12 18 71 111


The 100th anniversary of the International Match was contested between USA and Great Britain-Ireland over September 26-30, 2005 at the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United States was victorious with 71 wins to 18 losses and 111 games drawn for total of 200 games.

Joe Schwartz compiled the best individual record, going undefeated (10 wins) while playing all 20 of his games. Hugh Devlin led the visiting team with six wins. Leo Levitt withdrew after two days of play. Richard Beckwith withdrew after three days of play due to illness.

This was to the first visit to Las Vegas (if not the United States) for much of the Great-Britain-Ireland team. They seemed to enjoy the sights of Las Vegas very much. Our friends from across the pond displayed excellent sportsmanship all week.

The event was preceded by a WCDF meeting, where Hugh Devlin agreed to replace Charles Walker as WCDF president.

Special acknowledgment goes to Gerry Lopez for coordination the venue, Ian & Joan Caws for an another outstanding job as referee, and Alan Millhone for providing clocks and special score-sheets. Joe Schwartz hosted a pizza party and a “best checker story” party on Thursday evening.

The upcoming tournament book will present annotated games, pictures, and other features. The suggested price is $40 for a book copy, or $100 for a numbered copy. See above link (located above menu options) for more info.

Individual match records are shown below.

Pos U.S. Player W L D   -  G.B.-I Player W L D

1 Jim Morrison (KY) 8-1-11 Hugh Devlin 6-2-12
2 Tim Laverty (NC) 8-3-9 Patricia Breen 2-7-9
3 Richard Beckwith (OH) 2-0-10 Sean O’Driscoll 0-5-13
4 John Webster (NC) 8-1-13 Dave Harwood 3-4-11
5 Michael Holmes (KY) 4-1-13 Brian Dobbins 0-7-11
6 Gene Lindsay (TN) 10-2-8 Paddy Doyle 1-9-10
7 Clayton Nash (MS) 5-2-9 Garrett Owens 3-10-7
8 Joe Schwartz (FL) 10-0-10 Colin Young 0-10-10
9 Leo Levitt (CA) 1-0-7 Frank Moran 0-3-17
10 Anthony Bishop (TN) 6-3-7 Brian Lucas 2-10-8
Alt. Gerry Lopez (CA) 3-2-7 George Young 0-2-0
Alt. Charles Walker (MS) 2-0-0 Joan Caws 1-2-1
Alt. Alan Millhone (OH) 4-3-7
Alt. Al Darrow (CT) 0-0-2
Total:  71-18-111

Richard Beckwith,
ACF Player Rep

Posted By Alan Millhone (millhone@wirefire.com) On Sun 10/02/05 0639BST:
Hello everyone: I just now got home and this morning found my photo on the front page of the Las Vegas Sun Newspaper. You can go to "Las Vegas Sun Review Journal" on the internet and you will find the entire article and photos of the International Match. I had a wonderful time and even got to play for our team a few rounds, quite an honor. Mr. Joe Schwartz was our top finisher with 10 wins and 10 draws ! Congratulations Joe and many thanks for your support for this match. Gerry Lopez is taking orders for the match book and would be pleased to hear from any who are interested in a book when completed. I will report more later, just wanted to give a 'heads up' on the newspaper article this morning.

Sincerely:
Alan Millhone, President
American Checker Federation
" PROUD TO HAVE PLAYED ON THE USA TEAM "


Newspaper Article:

October 1, 2005 - Las Vegas Review-Journal - 8th International Match in Las Vegas, NV - "USA vs Great Brittan & Ireland"

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