In 1931, a match was played for the State Championship between the defending champion, Harold Knutson, and challenger Robert Reel. The match was ten games long, best score wins, with a 5-5 draw going to the defending champion. Knutson won the match, 5½-3½.
LAPHAM PARK, MILWAUKEE WI, FEB 10-11, 1934: Two firsts happened in the state championship this year.
For the first time there was an entry from LaCrosse, joining eight other players (including four recognized masters) to battle for the title of State Champion. And for the first time the Ernest Reel Trophy left Milwaukee at the end of the event.Continue Reading…