2006 The 101st Illinois Open State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 1st & 2nd, 2006  Illinois Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois
7 Rounds - 2 Games per Round - Swiss Style - 3 move - 41 Players

Patrick Parker shares his checker enthusiasm by taking these pictures for our enjoyment!

5th Round - Roger Doll - O'Fallon, IL vs Kenneth Ellison - IL


5th Round - Denny Bullington - Salem, IN  vs Jen Kelton - Mt. Vernon, IL


5th Round - Willis Shewcraft - Dycusburg, KY
bkgr: Gayle Helterbrand's back and Richard Beckwith 


5th Round - Byron Polanco - West Chicago, IL vs Gayle Helterbrand - Cabool, MO
bkgr: Gene Elllison vs Dr. Richard Beckwith


5th Round - Gene Elllison - Norris City, IL vs Dr. Richard Beckwith - Willoughby, OH


5th Round - Lonnie McClain vs Howard Hoover - Odin, IL


5th Round - Bobby Rice - Columbia, KY vs Hollis McClard - Lafayette, TN
bkgr: Bill Wethington - High Ridge, MO vs Josh Armstrong - Riverside, AL (hair only)
and a peep of Wilma Wolverton - Grain Valley, MO vs Neil Wenberg - Harmony, PA (top of head)


5th Round - Mike Fulkerson - North Ridgeville, OH  vs Joe Tucker - Doniphan, MO


5th Round - Nathan Gogo vs Don West  - Mayfield, KY
bkgr: John Grisley - Marion, IL vs Gary Ellison - Eldorado, IL


5th Round - Wilma Wolverton - Grain Valley, MO vs Neil Wenberg - Harmony, PA
Bill Wethington - High Ridge, MO on right


5th Round - Byron Woolum - Walker, KY vs Ted Meriwether - LaCenter, KY


5th Round - Durwood Fogle - Rock Island, IL vs Alan Millhone - Belpre, OH
watching: Durwood's friend,
who came down to hunt turkeys this week.
bkgr:  Alex Moiseyev - Dublin, OH  walking


5th Round - Larry Keen - Halls, TN vs Michael Holmes - Fort Knox, KY


5th Round - Earl Kennell vs Ken Christian - Watertown, TN


next 7 pictures by Gene Ellison

Saturday 1st Round - Earl Kennell vs Roger Blaine

Ken Christian

Gene Ellison

Saturday 1st Round - Ken Christian vs Howard Hoover - Left back game: Bill Wethington vs D.L. Fogle
Right back game: Kenneth Ellison vs Bob Rice - Back Far Right game: John Grisley vs Richard Beckwith


Larry Keen vs Gene Lindsay


Saturday 1st Round - Lonnie McClain vs Jerry Skinner - Back Left  Flavious Burgess vs Hollis McClard

Saturday 1st Round - Roger Doll vs Willis Shewcraft - Back - Bob Rice vs Kenneth Ellison 

7 Round: Class B - Ken Christian vs Earl Kennell

IL 101st County Open at Centre Mall in Marion, Illinois

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