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The Official History of the World Tournament

Permission granted by author, Gary T. Kline of
"The Official N.H.P.A. History of the World Tournament 1909-1980", Reflection Press, Dayton, Ohio


Gary T. Kline's History

Re-live those yesteryears (1909-1980) along with Gary and his exciting play-by-play descriptions of past World Tournaments.


1909  "Day One" of W.T.'s - at Bronson, Kansas
1915  Kansas City, Missouri  -  October 23, 1915
1919  St.Petersburg, Florida  -  February 22-26, 1919
1920 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  -  February 23-28, 1920
1920 Summer  Akron, Ohio  -  August 8-14, 1920
1921 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  -  February 21-27, 1921
1921 Summer  Minneapolis, Minnesota  -  September 7-10, 1921
1922 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  -  February 20-24, 1922
1922 Summer  Des Moines, Iowa  -  August 28-September 1, 1922
1923 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  -  February 19-24, 1923
1923 Summer  Cleveland, Ohio  -  September 19-23, 1923
1924 Winter  Lake Worth, Florida  -  February 18-23, 1924
1924 Summer  Minneapolis, Minnesota  - September 17-21, 1924
1925 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  - February 16-28, 1925
1926 Winter  Lake Worth, Florida  - February 8-18, 1926
1927 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  - February 14-23, 1927
1927 Summer  Duluth, Minnesota  - August 8-15, 1927
1928 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  - February 20-Mar. 1, 1928
1929 Winter  St.Petersburg, Florida  - February 4-9, 1929
1933  Chicago, Illinois  - July 28-31, 1933
1934  Los Angeles, California  - October 20-28, 1934
1935  Moline, Illinois  - August 29-September 2, 1935
1940  Des Moines, Iowa  - August 24-27, 1940
1941  Des Moines, Iowa  - August 22-24, 1941
1946  Des Moines, Iowa  - June 30-July 4, 1946
1947  Salt Lake City, Utah  - August 25-30, 1947
1948  Milwaukee, Wis.  - August 16-21, 1948
1949  Murray, Utah  - August 15-20, 1949
1950  Murray, Utah  - August 7-12, 1950
1951  Murray, Utah  - August 8-14, 1951
1952  Murray, Utah  - August 5-11, 1952
1953  Murray, Utah  - July 21-27, 1953
1954  Murray, Utah  - July 22-29, 1954
1955  Murray, Utah  - July 20-27, 1955
1956  Murray, Utah  - July 18-25, 1956
1957  Murray, Utah  - July 17-25, 1957
1958  Murray, Utah  - July 23-30, 1958
1959  Murray, Utah  - July 22-29, 1959
1960  Muncie, Indiana  - August 1-9, 1960
1961  Muncie, Indiana  - July 18-26, 1961
1962  Greenville, Ohio  - July 30-August 8, 1962
1963  South Gate, California  - July 28-August 6, 1963
1964  Greenville, Ohio  - August 1-11, 1964
1965  Keene, New Hampshire  - July 31-August 10, 1965
1966  Murray, Utah  - August 1-9, 1966
1967  Fargo, North Dakota  - July 30-August 8, 1967
1968  Keene, New Hampshire  - July 27-August 6, 1968
1969  Erie, Pennsylvania  - July 26-August 5, 1969
1970  South Gate, California  - July 25-August 4, 1970
1971  Middlesex, New Jersey  - July 31-August 10, 1971
1972  Greenville, Ohio (Darke Co.)  - July 29-August 9, 1972
1973  Eureka, California  - July 28-August 2, 1973
1974  Keene, New Hampshire  - July 27-August 4, 1974
1975  Lafayette, Ind.  - July 25-August 3, 1975
1976  Levittown, Pennsylvania  - July 30–August 8, 1976
1977  Greenville, Ohio  - July 29-August 7, 1977
1978  Des Moines, Iowa  - July 28-August 6, 1979
1979  Statesville, North Carolina  - July 26-August 5, 1979
1980  Huntsville, Alabama  - July 24-August 3, 1980

This list is complete but there are many stats and photos in the book that make it still recommended reading.