GM Elbert Lowder


Forty-three year old Elbert Lowder "visualizing"


Tribute to Elbert 


Links to 56 Newspaper Articles written about Elbert Lowder:

2010

5-03-2010 Lee County Star-Tribune - "Lee County Checkers: Elbert Lowder and Clint Pickard"

2008

March 2008 - In Celebration of the 2007 Centennial of Lee County: A Collection of Historical Articles and Creative Works
"Elbert L. Lowder and Lee County Checkers"

2006

December 17, 2006 - The Sanford Herald   - "Elbert Lowder  - Obituary"

June 21, 2006 Article - Yahoo's AFP Worldwide - "Checkers champions see game as art, science and sport"

May 27, 2006 - News-Record -"State crowns checkers player"

May 19, 2006 - News-Record -"Every Move You Make, I'll Be Watching You"

2005

May 2005 Issue of Our State Magazine - "A Checkered Past"

1997

July 9, 1997 The Sanford Herald -"All the right moves"

1995

1995 The Clarion-Ledger - "Checkers champ says love of game basis for success"

1993

1993 GAYP National in Danville, VA - "Crowning Glory"

1989

February 1989 Carolina Country Magazine - Official Publication of R.E.C.

1984

July 7, 1984 Sanford News-Herald - Checker players eye state titles

1983

October 13, 1983 Poughkeepsie Journal - Checker concentration

October 13, 1983 Poughkeepsie Journal (extra) - Checker concentration

July 20, 1983 The Sanford Herald - Name of the game not really the same

July 19, 1983 The Sanford Herald - Local man member of top team

July 15, 1983 The Clarion - Ledger - Players bank on checkered pasts

1982

November 30, 1982 The Sanford News-Herald - Checkers anyone?

November 27, 1982 The Sanford News-Herald - Checkers players converge on Sanford for tournament

June 10, 1982 Suffolk Sun - Old game keeps pleasure on the move

1981

July 17, 1981 - The Sanford News-Herald - “Checkers tourney to conclude today"

1979

July 11, 1979 - The Sanford News-Herald - "It's your move, king me, triple jump: that's checkers folks"

July 7, 1979 - The Virginian-Pilot Nation & World - Tri-State Tournament - "Checkerboard Kings Gather"

May 23, 1979 - Hattiesburg - AMERICAN  "At Petal - "Checker giants clash for title"

April 7, 1979 - Sanford News-Herald - "Checkers champ to face toughest foe"

1977

Nov 30, 1977 - Various Articles - (1977 National GAYP & Southeastern - Sanford)

Nov 30, 1977 - Sanford News-Herald - Sanford checkers expert cops title (1977 US National GAYP - Sanford)

Nov 27, 1977 - The Greensboro Daily News - Sanford Man's Checkers Play Wins A Crown

Nov 26, 1977 - The News and Observer - Game stopped in middle - Champ dubious of victory

Nov 26, 1977 - The Sanford News-Herald - Sanford Man Wins Title

Nov 26, 1977 - The Fayetteville Times - Sanford Man Is Checkers Champ

July 6, 1977 - The Greensboro Record - The Dueling's Hot And Heavy When The Weapons Are Checkers

1976

July 17, 1976 - The Sanford News-Herald - “City hosts record-braking National Checkers Tourney”

July 17, 1976 - The Sanford News-Herald - “Briton wins match”

July 15, 1976 - The News and Observer - “Checker Players Never Get Bored - Checker Players Keep On Move”

1975

1975 - The St. Petersburg Times - “A checkered career takes another jump”

December 1, 1975 - The Sanford Herald - “Southeastern Checker Tournament at Palomino Restaurant”

November 29, 1975 - The Sanford Herald - Duels hotly contested - “Crafty checkers pushers vie for title”

November 28, 1975 - The Sanford Herald - “Checkers masters are locked in duel”

July 6, 1975 - The Sanford Herald - “Lowder snares checkers title for the 13th time”

1974

November 29, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - “It's your move!”

July 6, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - Finals in progress - Tournament nears end

July 5, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - Tar Heel checkers title is “prize”

July 4, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - “The North Carolina statewide checkers tournament is underway here”

1973

August 22, 1973 The Washington Post - “Playing Checkers for 68 Years”

August 22, 1973 The Washington Post - “A Climate of boyish Fervor”

August 16, 1973 The Charlotte Observer -“N.C. Player To Help Yanks Jump British”

August 16, 1973 The Sanford Herald  -“Sanford man ready for checkers tournament in England”

July 21, 1973 The News and Observer -“Yes We Have A Champion”

July 12, 1973 The News and Observer -“State Champion - Checkers is His Game”

July 7, 1973 The Charlotte Observer -“Checkers Champ Retains Crown Right Moves”

July 5, 1973 The Daily Independent -“Tournament Here - Checker Champ Has Competition”

1972

December 4, 1972 The Wall Street Journal -“A Naive Wood-Pusher Gets Whomped Good By the Checkers Champ”

May 31, 1972 The The Greensboro Daily News -“Checkers Champion Decided”

1969

June 19, 1969 - Greensboro Daily News - “Checkers At Crossroads In Chatham And History”

1968

July 26, 1968 - New Orleans Post - “Long Struggle - Checkers Champions Lock Horns Silently”


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