I recently searched Google for a list of past Ohio chess champions and couldn’t find one! I was hoping to find something like they have in North Carolina and Missouri and probably other states that have a “Hall of Fame” list that includes brief biographies of past champions and prominent players. Even the Ohio Chess Association does not have a list of past champions. This Blog has a post on Saul Wachs who was a very strong master in his day but almost all of the information I gathered on him came from non-chess sites! I was interested in finding out some information on players like James Schroeder and discovered the following: The Man Who Was Once Somebody and A Chronicle of James Schroeder.
However a search of prominent Ohio players of the past like Jerry Fink, Lajos Szedlacksek, Tom Lajcik, Richard Kause, Tom Wozney, Ross Sprague, Dr. Joseph I. Schaeffer, Robert H. Burns and others didn’t turn up much. Little or nothing seems to be available on these players and in many cases even their games are not available. That’s disappointing.