Missouri State Checker Champions 

Year

Missouri State Champion

Hometown

Tournament Winner

Hometown

City of Venue

1925

 T. G. Patterson

 

 

 

 

1926

 George Farley

       

1927

 James Marr

       

1928

 None

       

1929

 George Farley

       

1930

 George Farley

       

1931-1935

 None

       

1936

 Stanley Block

       

1937

 James Marr        

1938

 J. E. Calvin        

1939

 George Farley        

1940

 George Farley        

1941

 Paul Thompson        

1942-1947

 None        

1948

 Elmo Ross        

1949

 Roy Hendrix        

1950

 Clarence Crow        

1951

 Earl Arnold        

1952

 Paul Thompson        

1953

 Earl Arnold        

1954

 Paul Thompson        

1955

 Paul Thompson        

1956

 Paul Thompson &
 Earl Arnold Co-Champions
       

1957

 Earl Arnold        

1958

 Grady Beckham        

1959

 Clarence Crow        

1960

 Paul Thompson        

1961

 Donald Norris        

1962

 Paul Thompson        

1963

 Paul Thompson        

1964

 Donald Norris        

1965

 Earl Arnold        

1966

 Earl Arnold        

1967

 Wilson Leonard        

1968

 Earl Arnold        

1969

 Grady Beckham        

1970

 Vernon Dowsey        

1971

 Walter Ridings        

1972

 Walter Ridings        

1973

 Stephen Gray        

1974

 Leo Barton        

1975

 Leo Barton        

1976

 Leo Barton        

1977

 Jack Zvorak  Gladstone, MO      

1978

 Leo Barton        

1979

 Warren Napier        

1980

 Grady Beckham        

1981

 Leo Barton        

1982

 Walter Ridings        

1983

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1984

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1985

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1986

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1987

 John Cohen  Sikeston, MO      

1988

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO      

1989

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1990

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

1991

 Wally Hicks        

1992

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO      

1993

 Floyd Wilson  Washington, MO      

1994

 Charles Schreckenghaust        

1995

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO      

1996

 Bob Couch  Marceline, MO      

1997

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO      

1998

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO      

1999

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

2000

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

2001

 Steve Jones  St. Louis, MO      

2002

 Brian Hinkle  O'Fallon, MO      

2003

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO  Clayton Nash  Aberdeen, MS  Sedalia, MO

2004

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO  Michael Holmes  Louisville, KY  

2005

 Wilma Wolverton  Grain Valley, MO

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2006

 Gayle Helterbrand  Cabool, MO

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--

 Green Lantern Senior Citizen's Center, Wentzville, MO

2007

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO  Michael Holmes  Louisville, KY  Green Lantern Senior Citizen's Center, Wentzville, MO

2008

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO  Michael Holmes  Louisville, KY  Green Lantern Senior Citizen's Center, Wentzville, MO

2009

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO  Alex Moiseyev  Dublin, IL  East Hills Library, St. Joseph, MO

2010

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO  Larry Pollard  Brilliant, AL  Windsor Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Windsor, MO

2011

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO  Larry Pollard  Brilliant, AL  Windsor Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Windsor, MO

2012

 George T. Cook  Lincoln, MO

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--

 McDonald's Restaurant in Blue Springs, MO

2013

 Bill Wethington & David
 Dittman Co-Champions
 High Ridge, MO
 Salem, MO
 Bryce Morville  Dalton City, IL  Rest Haven Convalescent & Retirement Home, Sedalia, MO

2014

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO

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 Rest Haven Convalescent & Retirement Home, Sedalia, MO

2015

 George Stallsworth  Saint Joseph, MO  Neil Wenberg  Fargo, ND  East Hills Shopping Center, St. Joseph, MO

2016

 Bill Wethington  High Ridge, MO  Neil Wenberg  Fargo, ND  East Hills Shopping Center, St. Joseph, MO

2017

 Ken Kelly  Independence, MO

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 East Hills Shopping Center, St. Joseph, MO

2018

         
This information was provided by Missouri Checker Association and update by NCCA since 2002.  Originally playing a GAYP tournament but later switched to a 3-Move State Championship.


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