We had 3 players, all were from Arkansas. We played Go-As-You-Please, round robin with 3 rounds. Win was 2 points, draw was 1 point and the bye was 3 points. We had three new memberships, all three youth are ACF members. Carter Whiley is the Arkansas State Youth Champion. She won all of her games with a perfect score of 11 points.
Joe McDaniel donated $300.00 to the prize fund. Joe also donated official checkerboards with checkers. There was no entry fee to play. THANK YOU, Joe McDaniel.
Each player received a trophy, an official checkerboard with checkers and a cash prize. This was the first Arkansas Youth Tournament, and Carter Whiley is the first female to hold an Arkansas Checkers title. Way to go Carter.
We also arranged for Resident Press News to do an article on checkers during our Arkansas State Youth Checker Tournament. You may read about it below.
|Master Score Sheet|
|1st Arkansas Youth Tournament||Play:||GAYP||Date:||3/30/2019|
|Finish||Name||State||Op.||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Total Points||Cash|
November 27, 1910 George S. Watson won the first Arkansas checkers tournament. From then till now Arkansas has hosted several tournaments. Old men gather around and put their checkers playing skills to the test and compete for the title of State Champion.
The game of checkers has a long history in Arkansas, and is still making history today. Saturday March 30, 2019 the state’s first youth tournament was held at Witcherville, Arkansas. Local youth played for the title of Arkansas Youth Checkers Champion.
Not only was this the first youth tournament, the winner is the first female player to hold an Arkansas checkers title. To top it off, this young lady won every game she played and had a perfect score of 11 points.
Carter Whiley for a game well played. For her grand performance she received an official sized checkerboard with checkers, a trophy, $138 cash and holds the title of Arkansas Youth Checkers Champion.
2019 Tournament Dates