Ozark man is world champion domino player

Published 9:57 am Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jimmy Baker of Ozark, won the first place trophy and cash prize as the Adult Singles Champion of the 34rd Annual World Championship Domino Tournament held this past weekend, while Mike Danford of Laurel Hill, Fla., teamed with Wayne Cline of Prague, Okla., took first place in the adult doubles competition.

This year’s tournament drew more than 400 entrants and numerous spectators from throughout the country. Proceeds benefit local and regional charities.

“People come to Andalusia from all over the country and around the world to play for the title of World Domino Champion,” says Dr. Charles Tomberlin, an avid domino player and founder of the event, which has grown into one of the premiere domino tournaments in the United States. “We guarantee fun, fellowship and the best competition in the world of dominoes. Players come back year after year to enjoy the competition and catch up with old friends.”

A complete list of winners follows:

Adult Singles Winners

1st Place – Jimmy Baker, Ozark, Ala., $3,000

2nd Place Tommy Polk, Brookhaven, Miss., $1,500

3rd Place – Nathan Garrett, Calera, Okla., $750

4th Place – Ethan Dorsey, Andalusia, $500

5th Place – Jerome Wooten, Kansas City, Mo., $250

6th Place – Watt Jones, Wetumpka, Ala., $100

7th Place – Sammy Mahaffey, Andalusia, $50

8th Place – Mityu Kirev, Broken Arrow, Okla., $50

Adult Singles Consolation

1st Place – Mary Lynn Edgar, Andalusia, $1,000

2nd Place – D. J. Whitfield, Booneville, Miss., $300

3rd Place – Alton Mitchell, Lowndesboro, Ala., $100

4th Place – Mark Akins, Carrollton, Texas, $50

Adult Doubles Winners,

1st Place, Mike Danford, Laurel Hill, Fla, and Wayne Cline, Prague, Okla., $3,000 Split

2nd Place, Harold Marler, Clinton, Miss., and Macky Barnes, Booneville, Miss., $1,500 Split

3rd Place, Gary Baugher, Atoka, Okla., and Oliver Kern, Cache, Okla., $750 Split

4th Place, Alford Sharp, Prattville, Ala., and Lee Earls, Silver Creek, Miss., $500 Split

5th Place, Bob Parker, Ozark, Ala., and , Michael Haire, Booneville, Miss, $250 Split

6th Place, Markus Garrett, Calera, Okla., and Pat Henke, Hallettsville, Texas, $100 Split

7th Place, Keiller Burkhalter, Calera, Okla., and John Wood, Luverne, Ala., $50 Split

8th Place, Wendell Randolph, Opelika, Ala., and Scott Henke, San Antonio, Texas , $50 Split

Adult Doubles Consolation,

1st Place, Nathan Garrett, Calera, Okla., and David Allison, Elmore City, Okla., $1,000 Split

2nd Place, Jim Foster, Yoakum, Texas, and Dallas Henderson, Andalusia, $300 Split

3rd Place, Rayford Davis, Andalusia, and Joe Nowell, Philadelphia, Miss., $100 Split

4th Place, Larry George, Booneville, Miss., and Mary Lynn Edgar, Andalusia, $50 Split

Teen Singles Winners

1st Place, Ashlee Landeros, Prague, Okla, $225

2nd Place, Stephen Darby, Andalusia, $175

3rd Place, Callie Baker, Pike Road, Ala., $100

4th Place, George Haburey, Ariton, Ala. $50

Teen Singles Consolation

1st Place, Josh Baker, Pike Road, Ala., $100

2nd Place, Adron Logan, Lineville, Ala., $50

Teen Doubles Winners,

1st Place, Callie Baker, Pike Road, Ala., and Josh Baker, Pike Road, Ala., $225 Split

2nd Place, Stephen Darby, Andalusia, and Reid Taylor, Andalusia, $175 Split

3rd Place, Dillon Childree, Ozark, Ala., and George Haburey, Ariton, Ala., $100 Split

4th Place, David Mahaffey, Andalusia, and Tyler Raines, Andalusia, $50 Split

Teen Doubles Consolation,

1st Place, Dylan Cook, Opp, Ala., and Zack Carnley, Opp, $100 Split

2nd Place, B. B. Barnes, Booneville, Miss., and Charlie Andrews, Ozark, Ala., $50 Split

Child Singles Winners

1st Place, Samantha Cheek, Montgomery, Ala., $100

2nd Place, Winston Sims, Greenville, Ala., $80

3rd Place, Anniston Moore, Montgomery, Ala., $50

4th Place, Judd Fuqua, Andalusia, $25

Child Singles Consolation,

1st Place, Hampton Glenn, Andalusia, $50

2nd Place, Jenna Haburey, Ariton, Ala., $25

Child Doubles Winners,

1st Place, Samantha Cheek, Montgomery, Ala., and Anniston Moore, Montgomery, Ala., $100 Split

2nd Place, Cooper Gooden, Andalusia, and Sim Bowden, Andalusia, $80 Split

3rd Place, Tyler Hanners, Lineville, Ala., and Zack Haire, Booneville, Miss., $50 Split

4th Place, Jenna Haburey, Ariton, Ala., and Morgan Parrish, Ozark, Ala., $25 Split

Child Doubles Consolation,

1st Place, Griffin O’Conner, Red Level, and Riley Graham, Andalusia, $50 Split

2nd Place, Hampton Glenn, Andalusia, and R. J. Keahey, Andalusia, $25 Split