WALTER RAY WILLIAMS SR., Ontario, California
Promoter/Organizer: Walter Ray Williams Sr. had many innovations in our organization that are now standard practices. He had years of innovative promotion Northern California in the 1960's and '70's. He was elected NHPA Secretary-Treasurer in 1971. He brought the 1973 World Tournament to Eureka, California which had a number of firsts: First indoor World Tournament; added classes to allow every player to enter; prize monies were increased; charged admission an initiated scholarships to the Junior winners.