August 24, 2018
Entrants from across the country squared off in friendly competition in the Adult Checkers Tournament on Saturday at the 2018 Iowa State Fair.
Ernest Graham, 92, Des Moines won first place in the tournament. Darwin Willett, 73, of Creston won second place and Don Ryan, 56, of Chelsea claimed third place.
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.