The 108th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 6th & April 7th, 2013

( Usually scheduled 1st weekend in April )

Illinois State Checker Association
Ramon Dionisio, President
Howard Hoover, V President
Roger Doll, Secretary & Treasurer
Ramon Dionisio
1509 Old Oak Place, Darien, Il 60561
phone: 630-835-4304  email:

The 108th Annual Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th, 2013 in Marion, IL, at the Illinois Centre Mall food court.

A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Motel at 2601 De Young, Marion, IL, 62959 (map).  phone 618-993-5577. The Super 8 is located to the left off the first stop light West of Exit  54 B coming off the Interstate I-57.  Room rates are $45.00 plus tax.  The Illinois Centre Mall is located West of Intersection I-57 and IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54B) Marion, Illinois 62959 (map). Travel west on IL 13 ( W Deyoung Street) about 1.5 miles to enter the mall. The mall is located at the third stop light west of the same interstate exit. You turn right at this third stop light and go to the back of the mall toward the Target parking.  Park in the lot before Target and the door will lead to the food court where we will be playing.  The food court entrance is on the north side near Target.

Registration on Saturday begins at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. with a business meeting at 9:00 a.m. and play beginning shortly afterward at 9:45 a.m. There will be four rounds played on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday; 3-move restriction with pairing by a modified Swiss system. We hope to have enough players for a "C" division to attract beginners.  Entry fee is $10.00

Please join us for a great time playing checkers. For information call Roger Doll (618) 402-1822, email  You may also contact Ramon Dionisio, 1509 Old Oak Place, Darien, IL 60561, phone: 630-835-4304 email:  The American Checker Federation requires a membership ($40.00) for all participants at ACF sanctioned tournaments.   All Class "A" players must have an ACF membership to play.  Class "B" players will not be required to have an ACF or Associate membership to play this year.  Sincerely, Ramon Dionisio, President of ISCA.

11 hours - 654 miles from Greensboro to Marion, IL
I-40 West to Nashville, TN, then I-24, toward Clarksville through Kentucky into Illinois, then I-57 toward Chicago, merge onto W Deyoung St / IL-13 W via Exit 45B toward Carbondale, make U-Turn at Halfway Rd onto W Deyoung St / IL-13 E  - (Super 8, 2601 W Deyoung St, Marion, IL 62959)   MapQuest  (map)

2013 Tournament Dates  |  2013 IL Results |  2012 IL Results  |  2011 IL Results |  2010 IL Results  | 2009 IL Results

Illinois Checker Association elected new officers: President, Ramon Dionisio; V Pres, Howard Hoover; and re-elected Sec & Treas, Roger Doll.