I digress at this point to correct two very bad factual misstatements or BEMO'S that I would like to point out concerning the First International Match! The first is found on page 56 of the Second International Match Book. There you will find a short biography on John F. Horr. Second sentence on the third line,"When but a youth he participated in the 1905 International Match at Boston and made a plus score"? This is an untrue statement! Actually Mr. Horr's score was 3 wins and 6 losses which is not a plus score! However his score was good enough to rank him 4th best on the American Team behind A.J. Heffner 4 wins and 1 loss, C.F. Barker 5 wins and 3 losses and Dr. A. Schaefer 5 wins and 7 losses. It is important to point out that one of the opposing players on the British team by the name of Alfred Jordan, who was eventually to become a world champion, had a score of 6 wins and 3 losses. So at this point in their respective careers Alfred Jordan was the better player of the two in 1905! But this would change in the next 15 years! The second misstatement or BEMO concerning the First International Match can be found in Charles C. Walker's Checkers Annual for 1994 on page 209, second paragraph, obviously written by Mr. Walker. I quote," The final score: Britain 73 wins, U.S. 34 wins, 284 drawn games. Richard Jordan from Scotland (it would have been nice if he had mentioned that Richard Jordan was the current World Champion!), was the high scorer with 13 wins and no losses." So far everything he has said is actual and factually correct! Now please note his next statement! "No US player had a positive score" (ie more wins than losses). This is an utterly false, a completely wrong and outrageous mis-statement and BEMO, much worse than the first one! We all know that August J Heffner, captain and coach of the team, and former American Champion, was the high scorer for the US team with a score of 4 wins and 1 loss! That is a positive score and more wins than losses! Also Charles Francis Barker, then the current American champion, had a score of 5 wins and 3 losses! That is also a positive score and more wins than losses! That proves that the person who wrote the above mis- statement and BEMO knows very little or nothing about the First International Match of 1905! To further prove my contention he says in the third and the sixth paragraph that Asa Long was 23 years old when he played in the Second International Match. That is of course wrong and not factual! Asa Long was only 22 years of age when he played in the Second International in March of 1927! Asa Long would not have been 23 years of age until August 20, 1927, which was his birthday!