Friday, March 23, 2018

Checker Fiends To Match Wits in Elizabeth City, 1927

“Checker Fiends to Match Wits Here,” from The Independent, Elizabeth City, N.C., March 18, 1927.
To contests to determine the champion checker player of Northeastern North Carolina will be held in this city next week. The first will be held Monday, March 21, at 7:30 in the Chamber of Commercie rooms for the elimination try-outs. The second and greatest contest will be held Friday night, March 25 at the same hour and place to determine the championship.
The winner will receive a handsome silver trophy.
J.C. Evans and Lonnie Sherlock are promoting the checker fest, and among the entries to date from this city are: M.W. Davenport, Dr. M.M. Harris, Dan Harris, Lonnie Sherlock, G.G. Markham, Vann Sawyer, Jim Wilcox, Billy James, Raymond Ange, and J.C. Evans.
Moyock’s entry, J.P. Murray, will play blindfolded.

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