North Carolina State Tournament Champions
North Carolina Open

YEAR MASTER CHAMPION CITY of VENUE MAJOR CHAMPION COMMENTS
1890-1893 H. C. McNair Raleigh    recorded in 6th AT (4 years)
1894 John A. Murdock Asheville  

recorded in 6th AT

1895 H. C. McNair Asheville  

recorded in 6th AT

1896 John A. Murdock Asheville   July - The North American Checker Board lists John A Murdoch as the state champion of NC
1897-1917 H. C. McNair Raleigh Note  recorded in 6th AT (21 consecutive years)
1918 Coit M. Robinson Lowell 1st Ty organized & sanction by NCCA NCCA established in 1918
1919 S. M. Hill Charlotte    
1920 Coit M. Robinson Charlotte    
1921 George C. Anderson Charlotte First State Tournament of the year, held in July 7/4
1921 H.C. McNair Charlotte Second State Tournament of the year, held in November 11/24-/1921
1922 Coit M. Robinson Maxton First State Tournament of the year in July 7/4 
1922 H. C. McNair  (Twenty-Ninth) Charlotte Second State Tournament of the year in November 11/24  Thanksgiving
1923 Coit M. Robinson Charlotte   7/4
1924 Harry S. Anderson Lowell 24 yr old Anderson win his 1st NC State Title 7/4 finished in Winston-Salem on 7/22 Anderson defeating CL Murphy in finals.
1925 Edward F. Scheidt Charlotte   7/21
1926 Harry S. Anderson Charlotte   July
1927 George C. Anderson Burlington First State Tournament of the year in July 7/4-5 
1927 George C. Anderson Charlotte Second State Tournament of the year in November 11/24-
1928 Edward F. Scheidt Durham    7/4-
1929 Edward F. Scheidt Albemarle 1st State Tournament of the year held in July 7/4-5
1929 Edward F. Scheidt Burlington 2nd State Tournament of the year held in November 11/25 
1930 Edward F. Scheidt Laurinburg 3rd successive win and becomes possessor of gold medal July - 50 entrants
1931 Edward F. Scheidt Winston-Salem   7/3-4
1932 B. C. McIntyre Greensboro   July
1933 NC & SC State Team Match Charlotte North Carolina vs South Carolina  (NC won by 20 games) 2/22-, 16 players per side
1933 Jesse N. Lybarger Albemarle   7/4-5, 54 entrants
1934 B. C. McIntyre Durham   7/4-5
1935 Harry S. Anderson Maxton    7/4-
1936 Harry S. Anderson Raleigh   July
1937 Frank Newsom Winston-Salem   7/5-6, 57 entrants
1938 B. C. McIntyre Lumberton   July
1939 Harry S. Anderson High Point   July
1940 R. W. Garris Salisbury   July 4-5
1941 Harry S. Anderson Asheboro Anderson vs R.W. Garris 3-1-3 in final July 4-5
1942 Harry S. Anderson Draper    
1943-1945 No Tournaments     W. W. II
1946 Edward F. Scheidt Burlington   25 players watched final match until 4AM to declare winner!
1947 R.W. Garris & W.M. Eubank, (Tied) Winston-Salem   July 4-7  Co-Champions
1948 Harry S. Anderson Wilmington   July 5-7, 63 entrants
1949 R. W. Garris Asheville   July 4-7  Elbert Lowder's 1st State Ty  age 17
1950 John Paul Lewis Goldsboro    
1951 Harry S. Anderson  (Ninth) Albemarle    
1952 Elbert L. Lowder  (First) Winston-Salem   Elbert wins his 1st tourney at age 20
1953 J. R. "Jim" Lanier Mount Airy   (incorrect) JL Lanier in Encyclopedia of Checkers
1954 Edward F. Scheidt Salisbury   7/7-9
1955 Edward F. Scheidt Thomasville    
1956 Edward F. Scheidt Albemarle    
1957 Glenn L. Cole Winston-Salem    
1958 Elbert L. Lowder Hickory    John Webster's 1st tourney at age 16
1959 Elbert L. Lowder Asheville    
1960 Edward F. Scheidt Draper   7/4-5
1961 Edward F. Scheidt Fayetteville    
1962 J. R. "Jim" Lanier Greensboro   7/4-5 White Oaks Motel?
1963 Elbert L. Lowder Henderson    
1964 Edward F. Scheidt Thomasville   July 3-5th
1965 Edward F. Scheidt  (Thirteenth) Burlington   June 5-8th
1966 Elbert L. Lowder Burlington    
1967 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford     
1968 Elbert L. Lowder Durham    
1969 Elbert L. Lowder Charlotte   Became North Carolina Open
1970 Elbert L. Lowder Asheville   7/4
1971 Elbert L. Lowder Forest City   7/5-7
1972 Elbert L. Lowder Greensboro   Holliday Inn-North  July 4-6th White Oaks Motel?
1973 Elbert L. Lowder Kannapolis   YMCA  July 4-6th
1974 A. M. "Angus" Simpson
R. T. Jones-Cleveland, GA (Open Ty winner)*
Sanford    Moose Lodge/Palomino Motel & Restaurant - July 4-6th
1975 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford    Moose Lodge / Palomino Motel & Restaurant July 3-5th weekend
1976 Elbert L. Lowder Selma   July 6-8th weekend 
1977 Elbert L. Lowder Greensboro B.T. Jones
(Harvey Kelly-GA, open majors )*
    
July 4-6th Friendly Shopping Center Auditorium, Lowder also wins Nat GAYP in Sanford 11/21-25th, 55 Entrants
1978 A. M. "Angus" Simpson
Les Balderson-Richmond, VA  (Open Ty winner)*
Statesville   August 18-20, Community Center, Lowder didn't enter Ty
1979 Elbert L. Lowder Ahoskie B.W. "Belton" Jones  Tomahawk Motel - July 5-7th, 26 entrants
1980 Elbert L. Lowder Rocky Mount R. G. Whitley July 4-6th
1981 Tim Laverty  (First) Durham Doyle Pearson July 3-5th
1982 Elbert L. Lowder Ahoskie Merle Vaugham Tomahawk Motel July 6th-8th
1983 Elbert L. Lowder Rutherfordton B.W. "Belton" Jones July 5-7th
1984 Elbert L. Lowder Ahoskie James Sipe Ramada Inn - July 5-7th, 26 entrants
1985 Elbert L. Lowder Chapel Hill James Heffner & J. C. Little, Tie July 4-6th  48 entrants
1986 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford Merle Vaughan July 4-6th
1987 Elbert L.Lowder Raleigh Ben Jones & B.T. Jones, Tie
(Dennis Cayton - VA open major)*
July 12-14th  32 entrants
1988 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford Cecil Lowe Best Western Motel 7/4-6th Cecil Lowe, He  finished 31st in Majors 1988 3-Move Nat in Danville
1989 Elbert L. Lowder   (Ron King Open Ty winner)* Greensboro B. T. Jones 7/4-6th Howard Johnson Motor Lodge
1990 Tim Laverty Siler City Fred Church 7/6-8th
1991 Tim Laverty Newton Merle Vaugham 7/5-7th
1992 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford Joe McClellan & Raleigh Johnson, Tie Palomino Motel & Restaurant  7/3-5th
1993 Tim Laverty Sanford Waldo Barton  Palomino Motel & Restaurant  7/2-4th
1994 Elbert L. Lowder Ahoskie J. C. Little Ahoskie Inn   7/5-7th, 27 entrants
1995 Elbert L. Lowder Greensboro Waldo Barton 7/7-9th
1996 Elbert Lowder & Tim Laverty, Tie Raleigh Bill McClintock Days Inn  7/5-7th
1997 Elbert L. Lowder Sanford Raleigh Johnson (Rick Callaghan -VA open major)* Palomino Motel & Restaurant  7/8th -10th, 33 entrants
1998 Tim Laverty  (Sixth) Raleigh Henry Headinger 7/3-5th, 23 entrants  
1999 Tim Laverty Cary James Heffner Best Western Carry Inn -Suites 7/2-4th
2000 Elbert L. Lowder
Alexander Moiseyev (Dublin, OH)* Open Ty winner
Lexington Merle Vaugham Best Western  July 4-6th, 27 entrants
2001 Elbert L. Lowder Lexington Raleigh Johnson Lexington Triad Inn (Best Western) July 20-22nd,22 entrants
2002 Tim Laverty  (Eighth) Lexington Cecil Lowe Lexington Triad Inn- Nov 6-8th (State & D4),19 entrants
2003 Tim Laverty  (Ninth)  Ahoskie Cecil Lowe Ahoskie Inn May 15-17th, 18 entrants
2004 Elbert L. Lowder Kinston Paul Dingler Howard Johnson May 13-15th, 22 entrants
2005 Elbert L. Lowder  (Thirty-Fourth)
Alexander Moiseyev (Dublin, OH Open Ty winner)*
Greensboro Bill McClintock Travelodge Inn May 12-14th, 24 entrants
Elbert was the NC Champion 34 time
2006 Dr. John R. Webster Albemarle Teal Stanley Lodge America Hotel 5/18-20th, 19 entrants
2007 Dr. John R. Webster Sanford Teal Stanley The River Lodge & Palomino Motel 5/18-19th, 22 entrants
2008 Dr. John R. Webster  Albemarle J. R. Smith Sleep Inn & Suites 5/16-17th, 19 entrants
2009 Dr. John R. Webster  (Fourth) Oxford Cecil Lowe  (Bill Salot -VA)* Masonic Home for Children 5/15-16th, 29 entrants
2010 Tim Laverty  (Tenth)
Alexander Moiseyev (Dublin, OH)* Open Ty winner
Siler City Joe McClellan Days Inn  5/14-15th, 24 entrants
2011 Dr. John R. Webster  (Fifth) Greensboro Jeff Webster  Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant  5/13-14th, 26 entrants
2012 Dr. John R. Webster & Teal Stanley, Tie Greensboro Bill McClintock Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant  5/18-19th, 18 entrants
2013 Dr. John R. Webster  (Seventh) Greensboro Bobby Gerringer  Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant  5/17-18th, 15 entrants
2014   Burlington    Econo Lodge Hotel 5/16-17th
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