14th ANNUAL SOUTH BEND POOL CHECKER TOURNAMENT -
Nov. 10, 2012
Jameson Inn, 215 Dixieway South, in the town of Roseland on the north side of South Bend, Indiana
IN SOUTH BEND
Former National Champion Al Lambert, from suburban Chicago, won the 14th Annual South Bend Pool Checker Festival on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, with 30 points out of a possible 40. Fellow Top Masters Charles "Pecan" Thompson, Carol Stream, Ill., and last year's winner Clorius "Mongoose" Lay, Gary, Ind., followed closely with 28 and 26 points. Scoring was based on 2 points per win and 1 per draw.
Ernest "Rome" Lee, Chicago, won the "B" Division with 35 out of a possible 44. First-time competitor Charlie Williams, Louisville, Ky., was second at 32 and Andrew "Twin" Young, Chicago, third with 27.
Attendance totaled 23, one more than last year, and the players came from 6 different states. Many thanks to the American Pool Checker Association, John Curtis, and Clorius Lay, for their donations which made for improved prizes including plaques for the division winners. Roger Blaine was Tournament Director. Updated numerical ratings based on the South Bend results will be announced later.
Division I - Pool
|1||Al Lambert||IL||2235||30||1st prize $130 + plaque|
|2||Charles Thompson||IL||2153||28||2nd prize $80|
|3||Clorius Lay||IN||2181||26||3rd prize $50|
|8||Fred D. Shurn||IL||1994||16|
Division II - Pool (rated under 1800)
|1||Ernest Lee||IL||1791||35||1st prize $85 + plaque|
|2||Charles Williams||KY||unrated||32||2nd prize $50|
|3||Andrew Young||IL||1792||27||3rd prize $30|
COLEMAN WINS BIG-BOARD CONTEST
Johnnie Coleman again made the 700-mile trip from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, to win the 100-square tourney for International Checkers on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Coleman won 3 and drew 1 to take the prize money and plaque, and Art Bell, South Bend, was second with an even score.
Attendance set a new high in Pool Checkers, but a new low in Big-Board, as only three players competed.
2012 Tournament Dates |
64 & 100 board ratings |
2012 Pool & International
14th ANNUAL SOUTH BEND INTERNATIONAL CHECKER TOURNAMENT - Nov. 11, 2012 South Bend, Indiana
1st prize $70 +
2012 Tournament Dates | 2012 64 & 100 board ratings | 2012 Pool & International Announcement