Saturday, November 5, 1988 The Sanford News-Herald - "Local men are checker tournament winners"
features the 1988 Southeastern District IV at Ramada Inn in Ahoskie, NC on October 28-29-30th, Sponsor/ Director, Cecil Lowe. Paul M. Davis of Rose Hill, VA won the tournament and new District IV Champion, with Tim Laverty of Sanford, NC as second place runner up. February 1989 Carolina Country Magazine - Official Publication of R.E.C. featured this tournament and checkers in general of recent times.
1988 ACF District 4 Open
States: FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, WV
held at Ramada Inn, in Ahoskie, NC on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, October 28-29-30th, Sponsor/ Director, Cecil Lowe
|1st||Paul Davis||Rose Hill, VA|
|2nd||Tim Laverty||Sanford, NC|
|3rd||Ed Bruch||West Seneca, NY|
|4th||Norm Wexler||Forest Hills, NY|
|5th||Quinton East||Oak Ridge, TN|
|6th||Les Balderson||Richmond, VA|
|7th||Earl Luffman||Ringgold, VA|
|8th||Vic Defenderfer||Oak Ridge, TN|
|(truncated 6 players)|
|1st||Merle Vaughn||Ahoskie, NC|
|2nd||Herman "Buzzy" Odem||Aulander, NC|
|3rd||Phil Brown||Elizabeth City, NC|
|4th||Ira Hinson||Lancaster, SC|
|5th||R.G. Whitley||Woodland, NC|
|6th||Frank Walls||Broadway, NC|
|7th||Cecil Lowe||Colerain, NC|
|8th||Wade Holder||Fayetteville, NC|
|(truncated 9 players)|
ACF District 4 The U.S. Tourney Champion Paul Davis of Rose
Hill, VA won the 1988 ACF District 4 Open held Oct. 28-30 in Ahoskie, N.C.
Tim Laverty was runner-up, and next were Ed Bruch, Norm Wexler, Quinton East,
Les Balderson, Earl Luffman, and Vic Defenderfer through the top 8. Merle
Vaughn, Ahoskie, won the Class B tourney by Honor Points over runner-up Herman "Buzzy"
Odom, Aulander, NC. Following were P. Brown, I. Hinson, R.Whitley, F.
Walls, C. Lowe, and W. Holder through the top 8. There were 31 entrants -
14 in "A" and 17 in "B". Cecil Lowe of nearby Colerain was the generous
host and promoter for the tourney. District Manager Clint Pickard asks
that interested promoters send him bids for the 1989 tourney - P.O. Box 134,
Sanford, NC, 27330. [December 1988, ACFB #216, page 1]
Nov 2, 1988 The Sanford News-Herald - "Concentration was a must at the checker tournament"| Articles | District 4 Champs