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EXHIBIT 212JH
"WALTER HELLMAN GRAND SLAM PRESS PHOTO 1972"
   DISPLAYED IS A PRESS PHOTO OF 3-MOVE WORLD CHECKERS CHAMPION, GRANDMASTER WALTER HELLMAN, TAKEN IN SEPTEMBER 1972 DURING THE 28TH AMERICAN NATIONAL 3-MOVE TOURNAMENT HELD IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE. 
   THIS VICTORY WAS THE FINAL LEG OF HIS COMPLETION OF THE AMERICAN CHECKERS "GRAND SLAM".
   THIS WOULD BE THE WINNING OF THE AMERICAN THREE MOVE NATIONAL TOURNAMENT, THE SOUTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT, THE LAKESIDE TOURNAMENT (AKA THE NORTHERN STATES TOURNAMENT), AND THE FLORIDA OPEN TOURNAMENT.
   THESE FOUR TOURNAMENTS WERE THE BIGGEST, MOST PRESTIGIOUS AND HEAVILY PROMOTED TOURNAMENTS
IN AMERICA AT THE TIME, AND HAD NEVER BEEN WON BY THE SAME PERSON, IN THE SAME YEAR, IN THE GAME'S RECORDED HISTORY.
   HELLMAN'S VICTORIES GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION IN THE AMERICAN MEDIA, INCLUDING AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. THIS WAS LARGELY DUE TO CHESS GRANDMASTER BOBBY FISCHER'S VICTORY OVER BORIS SPASSKY AT THE SAME TIME, AND THE NEWS MEDIA WERE MAKING COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE TWO GAMES. 
   THE PHOTO WAS SOLD ON EBAY BY A DEALER WHO HAS ACQUIRED THE PHOTO ARCHIVES OF SEVERAL MAJOR AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS, AND IS SELLING THEM PIECE BY PIECE.
   THIS ONE WAS PURCHASED BY JAY HINNERSHITZ, AND IS SHOWN HERE, UNALTERED.
SUBMITTED BY J. HINNERSHITZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LEFT-ED WYLIE, CENTER-CLARENCE STONE, RIGHT-JESSE HANSON

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EXHIBIT 210JH
"WYLIE-HANSON PRESS PHOTO 1959"
  EXHIBITED IS A PRESS PHOTO FROM THE  STAKE MATCH BETWEEN EDWARD WYLIE AND J.B. HANSON, PLAYED IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, FEBRURARY 15-24, 1959.
  THIS IS A RARE PUBLISHED IMAGE OF ED WYLIE, ONE OF THE GREATEST CROSSBOARD PLAYERS TO EVER EMERGE FROM CANADA.
  INCLUDED IS THE "ELAM'S CHECKER BOARD" COVERAGE, PUBLISHED IN THE MARCH 1959 ISSUE, WHICH GIVES DETAILS ON THE MATCH CONDITIONS AND OUTCOME.
  ALSO INCLUDED IS THE BACK SIDE OF THE PHOTO, WHICH GIVES SOME OF THE PRESS ARTICLE, ALONG WITH THE OBITUARY OF CLARENCE STONE (CENTER IN PHOTO), WHO WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN PROMOTING THE MATCH.
  THE PHOTO ITSELF WAS SOLD ON EBAY BY A DEALER WHO HAS ACCESS TO VARIOUS NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES.
  IT WAS PURCHASED BY JAY HINNERSHITZ, AND IS SHOWN HERE UNALTERED.
SUBMITTED BY J. HINNERSHITZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 205JH
"PASK, CHARLES, SIMPKIN 1983 PHOTO"
  EXHIBITED IS A PHOTGRAPH SENT TO EARL HANGEN BY RICHARD FORTMAN FOR USE IN HANGEN'S "WOOD'S LADDER REPORT", PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER, 1998.
  THE ORIGINAL, UNALTERED PHOTO DEPICTS, FROM LEFT TO RIGHT, MR. RICHARD PASK, MR. JOE CHARLES, AND, AS LISTED IN "WLR", AN EDA OFICIAL.
  IT WAS IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF "WLR" THAT MR. IAN CAWS NOTIFIED HANGEN THAT THE "EDA OFFICIAL" WAS MR. HORACE SIMPKIN, "A VERY NICE PERSON".
  ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THE IMAGE, IT IS STAMPED "ICHF OCT. 1983", BUT WAS MOST LIKELY TAKEN IN JULY AT THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL MATCH, US VS. GB & IRELAND.
SUBMITTED BY J. HINNERSHITZ  
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 164KL
"2002 BRITISH OPEN TOURNAMENT PHOTO-STONEHAVEN"
  SHOWN IS A PHOTO OF THE TOP FINISHERS IN THE BRITISH OPEN TOURNAMENT FROM 2002, PLAYED AT STONEHAVEN, SCOTLAND.
  FUTURE WORLD CHAMPION ALEX MOISEYEV IS ON RECORD AS HAVING STATED THAT THIS WAS, AT THE TIME , "ONE OF THE STRONGEST AND TOUGHEST CHECKERS EVENTS I EVER PLAYED", AND A LOOK AT THE TOP FINISHERS WOULD ATTEST TO THIS.
  PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT;
PAT McCARTHY, RON KING (WINNER), WILLIAM DOCHERTY, ALEX MOISEYEV, HUGH DEVLIN...A MOST REMARKABLE INTERNATIONAL FIELD.
  THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY KEN LOVELL.
SUBMITTED BY K. LOVELL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 159JH
"NEWELL BANKS PRESS PHOTO"
  EXHIBITED IS A PRESS PHOTO OF NEWELL BANKS WHICH ACCOMPANIED A DETROIT NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ABOUT HIM IN 1976.
  NEWELL BANKS HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST PLAYING CAREERS ORGANIZED CHECKERS HAS EVER KNOWN, AND WAS ALSO KNOWN FOR TOURING EXHIBITIONS, AUTHORING SEVERAL BOOKS, AND PROMOTING THE GAME. 
  AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE PHOTO, THE IMAGE ITSELF WAS "EDITED" WITH MARKINGS PRIOR TO PUBLICATION. IT IS REPRODUCED HERE UNALTERED.
  ALSO INCLUDED IS THE ARTICLE ITSELF, WHICH IS TAPED TO THE REAR OF THE PHOTO.
  THIS PHOTO WAS PURCHASED ON EBAY BY JAY HINNERSHITZ FROM A DEALER WHO AQUIRED A HUGE ARCHIVE OF AP, UPI AND VARIOUS OTHER NEWS SERVICE PHOTOS. 
SUBMITTED BY J. HINNERSHITZ
    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 124JH
"BARKER-FREEMAN CABINET PHOTO"
   SHOWN IS A CABINET PHOTO OF THE SEPTEMBER 1890 STAKE ($250.00 PER PLAYER)MATCH BETWEEN CHARLES FRANCIS BARKER (SEATED LEFT) AND CLARENCE FREEMAN (SEATED RIGHT), AT PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
   THE MATCH LASTED OVER TWO WEEKS, WITH FREEMAN WINNING BY THE SCORE OF 2-1-27 DRAWS. THIS WAS FREEMAN'S SECOND VICTORY OVER BARKER IN MATCH PLAY.
  THE PHOTOGRAPH ITSELF IS A "CABINET CARD".
  THESE WERE FIRST INTRODUCED IN 1863 BY WINDSOR AND BRIDGE IN LONDON. A CABINET CARD IS A PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINT MOUNTED ON CARD STOCK.
   IT'S NAME EMERGES FROM ITS SUITABILITY FOR DISPLAY IN PARLORS, ESPECIALLY IN CABINETS,
AND WAS A POPULAR MEDIUM FOR FAMILY PORTRAITS.
  THIS PARTICULAR ONE WAS FROM THE BURRELL STUDIO, WHICH WAS ALSO LOCATED IN PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND.
   THE ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS ARE 4 1/8 INCHES BY 6 3/8 INCHES, AND IT IS BEING SHOWN WITHOUT ANY RESTORATION.  
   IT WAS SOLD ON EBAY, WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED BY JAY HINNERSITZ, WEST READING, PA.
SUBMITTED BY J. HINNERSHITZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOM WISWELL
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EXHIBIT 114HM
"WISWELL "BLINDFOLDED" EXHIBITION PHOTO"
  SHOWN IS AN EXCELLENT IMAGE OF MR. TOM WISWELL DEMONSTRATING HIS AMAZING ABILITY TO PLAY CHECKERS-DRAUGHTS WITHOUT SIGHT OF THE BOARD, ALSO KNOWN AS PLAYING "BLINDFOLDED".
  INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBIT IS THE DEFINITION OF BLINDFOLD PLAY AS PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM CALL IN HIS BOOK, "VOCABULARY OF CHECKERS", 1909. 
  THE PHOTO WAS SUBMITTED FOR EXHIBITION BY MR. MIKE CHOATE.
  FROM MIKE....
  "This is a real photo. I don't know who took it but it belongs to my friend Mr. Hubert Martin of Sweetwater, TN.  It is definitely not a promotional photo. 
  It was taken at the Madisonville High School library,
Madisonville, TN, around 1960 (best guess). 
  Tom Wiswell, of course, is to the left not looking at the board.  He is playing the late Mr. C. S. Harris, standing in the straw hat, who at that time was perhaps the best checkers player in our area.  Mr. Fred Joines is moving the checkers as Mr. Wiswell calls out the numbers. 
  All present have passed on with the exception Mr. Greeley Gibson ,who in the photo is looking on from Mr. Harris' right side.  Mr. Gibson, the one with the curly hair, was then and is now (November of 2009) a very good player."
SUBMITTED BY M. CHOATE  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 110AM
"MILLHONE-TINSLEY PHOTO"
  THIS PHOTO SHOWS A YOUNG ALAN MILLHONE IN CROSSBOARD ACTION AGAINST THE GREAT MARION TINSLEY.
   FROM ALAN...
   "ALAN MILLHONE ON LEFT AT MY BELPRE, OHIO HOME IN 1970 PLAYING MY HOUSE GUEST MARION TINSLEY.
   I WAS 21 (YEARS OLD) AND MARION WAS IN HIS EARLY 40'S.
  I HAVE THE BOARD YOU SEE US USING,I WON IT AS A PRIZE IN CLAYTON BEEBE'S TWO MOVE TOURNAMENT HELD AT THE ROCKFORD HOTEL IN ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS IN 1969."
   THE PHOTO IS NOW FRAMED AND IS ON DISPLAY IN MILLHONE'S HOME.
SUBMITTED BY A. MILLHONE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DEREK AND JOAN OLDBURY
EXHIBIT 108WS
"DEREK OLDBURY PHOTO"
  SHOWN IS AN IMAGE OF MR. DEREK OLDBURY AND HIS SECRETARY, BETTY SOLOMON.
  THIS PHOTO WAS IN THE PAPERWORK OF MR. DENNIS BEADELL AT THE TIME OF HIS PASSING. HIS NIECE, WENDY SCOTT, BELIEVES THE PHOTO WAS SENT TO DENNIS PERSONALLY BY DEREK OLDBURY HIMSELF, PROBABLY IN THE LATE 1970'S, EARLY 1980'S.
  THE IMAGE IS PRODUCED HERE UNTOUCHED FROM THE ORIGINAL PHOTO.
  THIS IS THE EXACT IMAGE THAT WAS REPRODUCED  ON THE DUSTCOVER OF VOLUME SIX OF OLDBURY'S ENCLOPEDIA, "AT ALL LEVELS".
  THE CAPTION ON THE DUST COVER READS...
"LOOK AT THAT MOVE !
Author Oldbury shows off his Checker Hustler program, while an amused (and amazed!)
secretary Betty looks on."
SUBMITTED BY W. SCOTT
 
 
 
 
 
 
TOM WISWELL-ALAN MILLHONE 1969
EXHIBIT 106AM
"WISWELL-MILLHONE NEWSPAPER PHOTO"
  SHOWN IS A TOM WISWELL EXHIBITION PHOTO THAT WAS PUBLISHED IN A LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN DAYTON, OHIO.
  FROM ALAN MILLHONE...
  "1969 photo from Dayton, Ohio newspaper of Tommie Wiswell during a simultaneous exhibition in Springfield , Ohio at YMCA.
  I was in college at Franklin University in Columbus , Ohio.
  I drove over that night to meet and play Mr. Wiswell.
  I am 20 (YEARS OLD) and we are playing on board and pieces I bought from him. Single Corner was the GAYP opening we played."
  ON ANOTHER OCCASION, MILLHONE ARRANGED AN EXHIBITION FOR WISWELL, AND THE TWO BECAME CLOSE FRIENDS.
  THE PHOTO IS SHOWN HERE UNALTERED, EXACTLY HOW IT NOW HANGS ON DISPLAY IN ALAN MILLHONE'S HOME IN BELPRE, OHIO.
SUBMITTED BY A. MILLHONE
 
 
 
 
 
 
DENNIS BEADELL - DEREK OLDBURY
EXHIBIT 101WS
"OLDBURY-BEADELL PHOTO"
  SHOWN IS A PHOTOGRAPH OF GRANDMASTER DEREK OLDBURY (RIGHT) AND DENNIS BEADELL(SEATED, LEFT).
  THESE TWO WERE CLOSE FRIENDS AND TRAVELED TOGETHER AT TIMES.
  HERE IS SOME BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON MR. DENNIS BEADELL, FROM HIS NIECE, WENDY SCOTT....
   "I have two other small photos which I am sending just in case you are interested. One was taken at Derek's home with his wife Joan and the other could have been when they went to the States together.     
   Dennis was born in 23rd June 1930. He was an evacuee in WW2 and so went to many different schools. Luckily he went to a very nice home and enjoyed this time.
  In 1945 he began a 5 year apprenticeship with Devonport Dockyard as a shipwright. When he finished his apprenticeship he did 2 years National Service in the RAF. He then worked in the Dockyard until he retired.
  He suffered ill health as a result of working with asbestos on the ships.
  As a young man he played football and cricket for local teams. He got interested in Checkers when he saw an advertisement from a blind player.
  In 1966 he won the Devon Individual Draughts Championship. He doesn't mention when he met up with Derek but they became great friends and he travelled with Derek several times to the States. In 1974 Derek came 2nd  to Marion Tinsley in the FLA Open Checkers Tourney and Dennis had a 1st in the Minors of the same Tourney. In April 1976,  I assume when he was there with Derek again, he was made a Kentucky Colonel. I have the certificate in a big frame.
  Dennis then became interested in collecting coins and had a fine collection of English shillings and a medal collection. He got interested in Celtic coins and his collection is going to Auction in London on Monday 5th Oct.
  He started to catch up on his education which he missed because of the war and took exams in English Literature and Language, History and German and because of his interest in Celtic things did Archaology. He made visits around the world on his way  to see relations in New Zealand .
  Then he got interested in Genealogy and traced our family name (Granger) to the Acadians. Several Acadians were shipped back from Nova Scotia and some came to Cornwall and are buried in unmarked graves so Dennis started doing lectures and collected some money to erect a plaque in their memory in the Church at St. Gluvias.
  I am told that he had a girlfriend who died as a result of a diving accident and Dennis never married aftter that.
  Whatever Dennis got interested in he certainly did very enthusiastically.
  Dennis lived in Chard Road and researched the name of Chard and found that it was named after Lt. Col. Chard of the Zulu war fame and was awarded the Victoria Cross .
  Dennis was giving a lecture to a local group in Plymouth when as he got to the point about the heat of the battle Dennis fell down. People at the group thought Dennis was play acting the part but unfortunately he had a massive heart attack 
  He died a few days later on 29th April 2007.
 I hope this will be of some interest to you. Best wishes Wendy"
SUBMITTED BY W. SCOTT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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EXHIBIT 099DK
"EDWARDS, LONG, WALKER PHOTO"
  SHOWN IS A PHOTO OF THREE WELL KNOWN PERSONALITIES OF THE GAME.
  LEFT IS WILLIAM EDWARDS, ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS TO EVER EMERGE FROM THE BRITISH ISLES, WITH ONE OF THE GREATEST LISTS OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME.
  CENTER IS ASA LONG, FORMER WORLD CHAMPION, WHO ALSO 
ACCUMULATED A LIST OF INCREDIBLE ACHIEVEMENTS DURING
HIS LIFETIME.
  RIGHT IS CHARLES WALKER, A GREAT AMERICAN PATRON OF THE GAME, AND A CREDIBLE PLAYER IN HIS OWN RIGHT.
 THE PHOTO,ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHERS, WAS TAKEN BY MR. DAVID KOTIN, OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC. 
   FROM DAVID.....
"The photos are mine & were taken during 5th International Match. Must be unusual to have Asa Long, Charles Walker & William Edwards in the same photo. Asa looked very fit &healthy; no wonder he was referred to as the iron-man of checkers. He didn't look his age."
  INDEED, THIS PHOTO CAPTURES A RARE MEETING OF THREE GIANTS OF THE GAME.
SUBMITTED BY D. KOTIN
 
 
 
 
 
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