2019 World 11-Man Ballot Title Match (Holmes vs Moiseyev)  
Friday, January 18th thru Monday, January 21st

“MS Michael Holmes vs GM Alex Moiseyev
(current 11-Man World Champion)
International Checker Hall Of Fame, Petal, Mississippi
PHONE 601-307-7070

GM Michele Borghetti from Livorno, Italy won the 2017 11-Man Ballot Open National in Branson, MO but never challenged for the title.  Borghetti announced he was retiring from match play after his September 3-Move WTM with GM Sergio Scapetta from Cerignola, Italy.  GM Sergio Scapetta placed second in this tournament and was tentatively scheduled for a 11-Man Ballot WTM in 2017, but it never happened, so the 6th place finisher MS Michael Holmes of Mississippi has challenged the World Champion 11-Man Title holder with permission from WCDF & ACF  as an “independent challenge” match approval, provided he raises the guaranteed upfront $2,000 purse asked by current 11-Man Ballot title holder GM Moiseyev of Ohio.  The reasoning behind the upfront $2K GM Moiseyev is asking, comes from the “independent challenge” outside of official endorsement and recognition.  GM Moiseyev owns this title and has defended it multiple time over a span of ten years against the 11-Man Ballot National winners or the 2nd place finisher behind himself.

Charles Walker volunteered the ICHOF as the venue, Joe McDaniel has pledged $4,000, Richard Beckwith $300, NCCA $100, and other checker enthusiast have pledge several $100 so far to see this title match and keep 11-Man Checker Openings active as an exciting variation of English Checkers.  This World Championship is tentatively scheduled for Friday, January 18 thru Monday, January 21, 2018, provided sufficient funds are raised.  Charles Walker & Joe McDaniel will be the official arbitrates/referees.

Please contribute to this match and send a donation to the prize fund: Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Rd. # 115, Willoughby, OH 44094 or use PayPal on ACF site www.usacheckers.com (click store, donations, then donations again from menu bar, scroll down to 11-Man Championship).

IM Michael Holmes placed 3rd in the 2016 11-Man Ballot National in Burlington, NC.  He placed 4th on game points in a 2-way tie in the 2015 Missouri Mixer Open in Branson.


RESULTS To Date:

Friday, January 18th 2019
Game 1) Holmes / Red - Moiseyev / White  Off: 7 & 21 Moves: 11-15 and 23-19 Results: Draw 
[11 Man Ballot #2380 Equal]
Game 2) Moiseyev / Red - Holmes / White  Off: 7 & 21 Moves: 11-15 and 23-19 Results: Red Win
[11 Man Ballot #2380 Equal]
Game 3) Moiseyev / Red - Holmes / White  Off: 5 & 23 Moves: 9-14 and 22-18 Results: Red Win
[11 Man Ballot #2174 Red Adv]
Game 4) Holmes / Red - Moiseyev / White  Off: 5 & 23 Moves: 9-14 and 22-18 Results: Draw
[11 Man Ballot #2174 Red Adv]

Saturday, January 19th 2019
Game 5) Moiseyev / Red - Holmes / White  Off: 11 & 22 Moves: 9-14 and 24-19 Results: Red Win 
[11 Man Ballot #1865 Equal]
Game 6) Holmes / Red - Moiseyev / White  Off: 11 & 22 Moves: 9-14 and 22-19 Results: White Win
[11 Man Ballot #1865 Equal]
Game 7) Holmes / Red - Moiseyev / White  Off: 9 & 23 Moves: 5-9 and 24-19 Results: Draw 
[11 Man Ballot #1654 Equal]
Game 8) Moiseyev / Red - Holmes / White  Off: 9 & 23 Moves: 5-9 and 24-19 Results: Red Win
[11 Man Ballot #1654 Equal]

Sunday, January 20th 2019
Game 9) Holmes / Red - Moiseyev / White  Off: 11 & 24 Moves: 7-11 and 28-24 Results: White Win
[11 Man Ballot #352 Slight White Adv]
Game 10) Moiseyev / Red - Holmes / White  Off: 11 & 24 Moves: 7-11 and 28-24 Results: Red Win [11 Man Ballot #352 Slight White Adv]

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Score after three days of play (5 Openings = 10 Games): Moiseyev 7 Wins - 3 Draws

Match Contract


 


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