04/01/05 - Editor: C. Thompson
(A monthly e-mail newsletter-pertaining to activities in the area)
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The Homan Sq. Pool Checkers and Chess Club
of Chicago
Homan Sq. Community Center
3559 W. Arthington St.
Chicago, IL.
Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 2:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Phone - 312-746-6650
Pres. Charles Thompson


Honorary Members:

Clarence Dew - Raffle Contribution
J.C. Wills - Contribution
Guy, J. - Raffle Contribution
Wall, G. (Ms.)
Williams, G. (Ms.)
Davis, B. (Ms.)
Frazier, M. (Detroit, MI,) - Raffle Contribution
Voss, W. (Cleveland, MS.)- Raffle Contribution

Honorary Members are a Part of the Club

All Honorary Members listed have become a part of the Club, thereby giving them the rights and privileges of all regular club members.

The Chicago Open
April 15, 16 - 2005
Fri. 9:30 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Sat. 9:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Pre Registration is Brisk

As the Big Tournament approaches, club members are registering at a brisk pace after the President and Tournament Director made the pre registration process available. Over half of the Club's over 40 members have already signed up or have assured us they will be signing up shortly. Others have assured us that they will be doing likewise in the very near future.

Out of town guests from Memphis, Detroit, South Bend, Indianapolis, Toledo, and possibly Dayton, Ohio are expected to attend. We say, "You are Welcome."

An interesting sidelight to pre registration, is that several Class B members are taking advantage of our liberal policy of allowing each Class player to ‘Play up, one Class A,’ if they so desire. Disregarding the higher entry fee, these members say they want the challenge of stronger competition. Several say they will be better prepared for the National Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia this year. Whatever the reason, the established Class A players are ‘licking their chops.’

The Club is Contemplating Adding an Additional Class

With keen interest in the Tournament being shown by several ladies, the Club is considering adding an additional Class. It's to be called Class (G)uest. The idea will be to allow ladies and other interested persons to play and become a part of the tournament. The idea of, perhaps a couple of $25.00 Gift Certificate, along a Certificates of Appreciation is being considered. Three ladies have already become Honorary Members.

The Big Shootout in Memphis is a Success

Our man on the move, APCA Master player, Fred D. Shurn, has reported to the Club that the match between All Time Great Elton Williams and his two Memphis rivals Henry Stokes, and Joe Wilson was very exciting.

He commented, "Although Mr. Stokes and Mr. Wilson, put up gallant fights, "Elton did what he had to do." I took that to mean he stayed on the draw line at all times. With the possible exception of his loss to Mr. Wilson, he was perfect, according to Mr. Shurn.

The Finals scores were: Match 1, Elton and Henry (10 games) 2-0, Elton; Match 2 (10 Games) 3-1, Elton. We say congratulations to all who had a hand in the event.

Bull City Pool Checkers Tournament

Mr. Clarence "Shotgun" Gooche has indicated to us that his city is having a Pool Checkers Tournament in May 2005. More details later.


It has been brought to my attention that The Extended StayAmerica Hotel (that I recommended) is NOT located on I-90. The correct location is on I-290 (the Eisenhower X-Way In Chicago). Exit 16 Wolf Road (going west) is the proper exit.