Virginia State Tournament
 
The Old Dominion Checker Association's "Annual Commonwealth of Virginia Open Checker Tournament"

(aka Annual Old Dominion Virginia State Tourney)

YEAR VA State Champion* Tournament Open Winner COMMENTS
       
       
1925  A. Little tied H. Miles   9/6- Richmond, VA
1926 Willie King   9/6- Richmond, VA
1927 Willie King   9/5- Staunton, VA
1928 Dr. R. H. Brockwell   9/3- Charlottesville, VA
1929 Virginia vs West Virginia Interstate Team Match 7/4- Clifton Forge, VA (7 players per side) VA 61-49-66 Draws
1929 Willie King    
1930 Willie King   9/1- Lynchburg, VA
1931 Willie King   9/7- Roanoke, VA
1932 E. E. Workman   9/5- Harrisonburg, VA (unfinished after 11 DKO rds, adjourned & agreed 3 survivors finish by mail play)
1933 Willie King (sixth)   9/4- Richmond, VA
1934 John L. Bouldin   9/3- Lynchburg, VA
1935 J. L. Bouldin   9/2- Danville, VA
1936 E. E. Workman   9/7- Hopewell, VA
1937      
1938 Carl Gus    
1939 Willie King (seventh)    
1940 D. T. Phillips    
1941 A. E. Baker    
1942 A. E. Baker   9/7-8  Farmersville, VA
1943 W. Folkes   9/6-7  Richmond, VA
1944 Carl Guss & A.E. "Ellis" Baker (tied)   Sept-  ???,VA
1945      
1946 George Walker    
1947 George Walker   9/1-3  Newport, VA
1948 Carl Guss   Old Dominion Checker Assn.  Summer-  Washington DC
1949 P. Powell   Summer-  ??,VA
1950 A. E. Baker    
1951 E. F. Chandler    
1952 A. E. Baker   9/3-5
1953 E. F. Chandler    
1954 A. E. Baker    
1955 E. F. Chandler    
1956 A. E. Baker    
1957 P. Powell    
1958 George Walker    
1959 E. F. Chandler    
1960 A. Ellis Baker  (8th Time)   9/4-6,  34th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Roanoke, Virginia
1961 W. O. "Wayne" Milhado   9/4-6,  35th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Lynchburg, Virginia
1962 Willie King (eighth)   9/,  36th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Harrisonburg, Virginia
1963 W. O. "Wayne" Milhado   9/2-5,  37th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Suffolk, Virginia
1964 Paul M. Davis, Rosehill   9/7-9,  38th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Richmond, Virginia
1965 Willie King (ninth time)   9/6-8,  39th Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Buena Vista, Virginia
1966 Les Balderson tied Bill Salot    
1967 Ed Scheidt    
1968 Ed Scheidt    
1969 Ed Scheidt    
1970 Lester Balderson, Richmond   9/7
1971 E. F. Chandler    
1972 W. O. "Wayne" Milhado, Mineral    
1973 Willie King (tenth)    
1974 Ed Scheidt    
1975 Paul Davis, Rosehill    
1976      
1977 Lester Balderson, Richmond   9/5-7, Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Harrisonburg, Virginia
1978 Paul Davis, Rosehill   9/2-4, Old Dominion Virginia State Tournament, Buena Vista, Virginia
1979      
1980      
1981      
1982 Paul Davis, Rosehill Elbert Lowder-NC 68th Annual ODCA 10/7-9, VA State Ty, Lexington, VA  ACFB #180
1983      
1984      
1985 Paul Davis, Rosehill Elbert Lowder-NC 68th Annual ODCA 9/27-29, VA State Ty, Lexington, VA (23 entrants)
1986     69th Annual ODCA 9/27-29, VA State Ty, Bedford, VA
 1987 Paul Davis, Rosehill   70th Annual ODCA 9/25-27, VA State Ty, Best Western Motel Bedford, VA (22 entrants)
1988 Lester Balderson, Richmond Elbert Lowder-NC 71st Annual ODCA 9/23-25,VA State Open, Best Western Motel, Bedford, VA (20 entrants)
1989 Lester Balderson, Richmond   72nd Annual ODCA  9/15-17, VA State Open, Best Western Motel, Bedford, VA
1990 Paul Davis, Rosehill Tim Laverty-NC 73rd Annual ODCA 9/28-30, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA, B Class-Glenn Smith-NC 33 entrants
1991 Paul Davis, Rosehill --- 74th Annual ODCA 9/27-29, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA, B Class-Merle Vaughn-NC 29 entrants
1992 Lester Balderson, Richmond --- 75th Annual ODCA 9/24-26, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA, B Class-Fred Church-NC 26 entrants
1993 Lester Balderson, Richmond Elbert Lowder-NC (Ben Jones won the B Class) 76th Annual ODCA 9/24-26, Howard Johnson Hotel, Lexington, VA 23 entrants
1994 Lester Balderson, Richmond Tim Laverty-NC (Joe McClellan&Merle Vaughn won B Class-Vaughn 1st/Hpts) 77th Annual ODCA 9/16-9/18, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA 31 entrants
1995 Paul Davis, Rosehill --- 78th Annual ODCA 9/29-30, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA, B Class-Joe McClellan-NC 30 entrants
1996 Lester Balderson, Richmond &
Paul Davis, Rosehill - Co-Champions
Tim Laverty-NC 79th Annual ODCA 9/27-29, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, VA 19 entrants
1997 Lester Balderson, Richmond &
Paul Davis,
Rosehill -
Co-Champions
Alex Moiseyev, OH 80th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/12-14, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, Virginia, 30 entrants
1998 Paul Davis, Rosehill Tim Laverty-NC tied but 2nd in HPts 81st Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/18-20, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, Virginia, 18 entrants
1999 Oliver "O.A." Morea, Roanoke Alex Moiseyev, OH 82nd Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/10-12, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, Virginia, 21 entrants
2000 Lester Balderson, Richmond Tim Laverty-NC 83rd Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/22-24, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, Virginia, 20 entrants
2001 Lester Balderson, Richmond Tim Laverty-NC 84th Annual ODCA VA Open -9/14-16, Howard Johnson Hotel, Danville, Virginia, 16 entrants
2002 Lester Balderson, Richmond John Webster-NC 85th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/13-15,  Stratford Inn in Danville VA, 15 entrants
2003 Lester Balderson, Richmond --- 86th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/19-20, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 5 entrants (Hurricane Isabel)
2004 Lester Balderson, Richmond --- 87th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/10-12, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 12 entrants
2005 Kevin Burks, Gretna Ken Shultz-TN 88th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/15-16, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 8 entrants
2006 Kevin Burks, Gretna John Webster-NC 89th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/15-16, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 14 entrants
2007 Kevin Burks, Hurt Teal Stanley-NC 90th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/28-29, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 10 entrants
2008 O.W."Buck" Smith, Millboro Teal Stanley-NC 91st Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/19-20, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 6 entrants
2009 Bill Salot, Colonial Heights --- 92nd Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/18-19, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 10 entrants
2010 Bill Salot, Colonial Heights John Webster-NC 93rd Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/17-18, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 13 entrants
2011 Ryan Pronk, Lynchburg Tim Laverty-NC & John Webster-NC, Co-Champions 94th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/16-17, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 19 entrants
2012 Ryan Pronk, Lynchburg Alex Moiseyev, OH 95th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/14-15, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 18 entrants
2013 Ryan Pronk, Forest --- 96th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/20-21, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 14 entrants
2014 Ryan Pronk, Forest Alex Moiseyev, OH 97th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/19-20, Super 8, Bedford, Virginia, 12 entrants
2015 Ryan Pronk, Forest --- 98th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/18-19, Econo Lodge, Burlington, NC,  17 entrants
2016 Ryan Pronk, Chesapeake --- 99th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/16-17, Econo Lodge, Burlington, NC,  8 entrants
2017     100th Annual ODCA VA Open - 9/15-17,    entrants
      *Only a Virginia State (Old Dominion) Resident may be a State Champion  |  Sort Year in descending order

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