Florida State Open Checker Tournament
Friday, Saturday & Sunday - March 22nd thru March 24th, 2013

A Gala Checker Tournament sponsored by Joe Schwartz; meaning plenty of activates for the wives & kids, lunch each day & fine dining after checkers and ending with a player's banquet, all on Joe.  Joe is a 1st class guy, and all his events are outstandingly generous.  This tournament will have a profusion of master talent. 

We will have hotel arrangements below, come and play checkers and bring your family so all can see the beautiful City of Hallandale Beach, their pretty beach, & neighborhoods, plenty of attractions & places of interest: parks, playgrounds, Diplomat Golf Club, Hallandale Beach Golf Course, Golden Isles, Gulfstream Races, Forest Park RDC, Hallandale beach air balloon, Marina & waterfront, shop, dine & enjoy!  The village at Gulfstream Park is a shopping mall and entertainment destination with restaurants & clubs, offering lots more than racing & casino.

A letter from Joe Swartz to all checker players:
2013 Florida State Open Checker Tournament Friday, Saturday & Sunday - March 22nd thru March 24th, 2013, at Joe Schwartz’s place, Oceanview Park, 1000 Parkview Drive, Apt. 714, Hallandale, FL 33009. $500 to $1000 prize money. Call Joe at 954-665-4348 now! Event will be 3-Move. This is our first tourney in 4 years and may be our last, so don’t miss out on a great vacation you won’t forget.   

Hotel rooms are $275-$350 in and around Hollywood and Hallandale, FL  (spring break!) book your hotel early.

Example: Quality Inn & Suites Hollywood Boulevard, 4900 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33021, Phone: (954) 981-1800 $325 a night but booked through Bookings.com, ChoiceHotels.com, priceline.com, Expedia.com, Hotwire.com, Kayka.com, Travel.Yahoo.com you could bid ½ that price and most likely get it. Do your homework.  Example: stay at Weston in Davie, where you are off the beach and 15-30 miles away.

Joe Schwartz, 1000 Parkview Dr, Apt. 714, Hallandale, FL 33009 954-665-4348  Joe said, "The first 10-15 who arrived first were welcome to stay with him, save some money, he has plenty of room and 3 bathrooms."  (map)

He gave me these three Hotels:

1. Entrada Resort Hotel at 509 N Federal Hwy Hollywood FL, 33020 (954)923-4627, bad reviews, $60 + Tax $66.50 (3 miles or 10 minutes from Joe’s condo)

2. Fredola Motel 900 S Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, (954) 458-6031, $75 (3.8 miles or 12 minutes from Joe’s condo)

3. Tower Motel 1905 Lincoln St Hollywood,FL33020 954-921-9119 $95 (3.3 miles or 11 minutes from Joe’s condo) When I called on 3/14/13, they replied, no vacancy

If you don’t like these hotels then I suggest you stay at Hampton Inn, Hallandale Beach/Aventura, 1000 South Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009 954-874-1111 hilton.com (3 miles or 9 minutes from Joe’s condo) $270 for 2 queens, or Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale-Airport , 2500 Stirling Road, Hollywood, Florida, 33020, 954-922-0011 (8 miles or 14 minutes from Joe’s condo) $161+tax $18, or Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport, 1870 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33004-2214, 954-920-3300 (9.1 miles or 17 minutes from Joe’s condo) $125 + tax, Hampton Inn & Suites Ft. Lauderdale/Miramar, 10990 Marks Way, Miramar, FL 33025 (954) 430-5590 (16.5 miles or 24 minutes from Joe’s condo) Miramar Pkw/Red R but use one of the above discount bid for a Lower price.  You can "Google" Hollywood FL hotels  and then click the dots and see the hotel and get rates. Teal & Trey Stanley, and JR Smith are staying in Pompano Beach, John & Mickie Webster are staying at Fredola Motel.

2013 Tournament Dates  | 2013 Florida State Results