Sport: Piddlers

A solemn group of sportsmen spent last week sitting in pairs at tables in Cedar Point, Ohio, propelling cylindrical pellets about checkered rectangles, making them sally, mingle, jump one another, then inching them ignominiously back to safe corners. Officials fumed impotently. For 20 hrs. four of the most potent contenders in the National Checker Championship piddled thus, played 32 drawn games. Came official threats to limit to 20 the number of games two players could draw without penalty. In the finals, after six draws, Asa Long of Toledo, Ohio, conquered 16-time drawer Louis...

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