NORTH CAROLINA CHECKER ASSOCIATION
 3007 Robin Hood Drive Greensboro, NC 27408 Phone (336) 288-6620 www.nccheckers.org
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 39594, Greensboro, NC 27438-9594
Officers:

Teal Stanley
President
5107 Lady Lane
Greensboro, NC 27406-9611
336-215-7066
tstanley336@aol.com

Jeff Webster
Vice President
4135 NC Hwy 135
Stoneville, NC 27048-7585
336-573-3461
jwebster6@triad.rr.com

JR Smith
Secretary
3007 Robin Hood Drive
Greensboro, NC 27408-2618
336-288-6620
jrsmithnccheckers@gmail.com

Mike Ross
Treasurer
2140 Gwyn Road
Burlington, NC 27217-7318
336-214-4219
mross953@gmail.com

                                                       

 

October 24, 2013

Mr. Jay Ashley, Managing Editor
Times-News Publishing Company
707 South Main Street
Burlington, NC 27215 | P.O. Box 481, Burlington, NC 2716-0481
Phone: 336-506-3031 | Email: jashley@thetimesnews.com


Dear Mr. Ashley:

Please help us get the word out about bringing a World Title Match to Burlington, NC. The World 11-Man Ballot Match between GM Alex Moiseyev, current World 11-Man Checkers Champion from Dublin, Ohio and IM Tim Laverty, challenger from Graham, North Carolina is scheduled to play a 16 game match on November 8th - 11th, 2013. Dates are Friday thru Monday, with the option of possibly playing an additional 4 games (tie breaker play-off) on Tuesday, November 12th if an even score after 16 games. This 11-Man Ballot WTM will start 9:00 AM at the Econo Lodge in a designated playing room on the 2nd floor. Opponents are scheduled to play 16 games at 4 games per day and finish their 16th game Monday (Veteran's Day) evening.

Here is a link to more details.  http://www.nccheckers.org/NCCA/2013%20WTM%2011-Man%20Laverty%20vs%20Moiseyev.htm

Sincerely, 

 

 

J.R. Smith, Secretary of NCCA
cell: 336-209-5656

cc: Teal Stanley, Jeff Webster, Mike Ross, Clint Pickard, Raleigh Johnson, John Webster, Brian Durham


Chris Lavender - clavender@thetimesnews.com   Jay Ashley, Times-News Burlington -  jay_ashley@link.freedom.com   Photographer, Scott Muthersbaugh -   smuthersbaugh@thetimesnews.com  

Request for an news article on 11-Man National - Burlington, NC  2/10/2014 email to above:

Two locals were recently recognized for their checker playing abilities: IM (International Master) Tim Laverty a Graham, NC resident won 2nd place in the 11-Man Ballot ACF National Masters Division Checker Tournament.

Glenn Fuquay an Elon, NC resident won the 11-Man Ballot ACF National Majors Division Checker Tournament.  Fuquay mentally battled his way to the top of the Majors Division which lasted 3 days and 8 rounds, for a total of 24 hours of competitive checker playing.

GM (Grandmaster) Alex Moiseyev of Dublin, Ohio won the tournament.  We had players from 8 different states. 

This checker tournament featured some of the best 11-Man Ballot Checker players in the USA.  It was an open format allowing anyone interested to sign up and compete as 16 games of 8 openings over 3 days. The highest finishing players from this National was recognized as the 2014 US National 11-Man Champion of his division. The Master Division winner or 2nd place finisher, if the world champion was an entrant, may challenge the World 11-Man Champion Alex Moiseyev for a world title match. We played two divisions using the Swiss pairing system for scoring as three rounds each day scheduled as: 3 rounds Friday and 3 rounds Saturday and 2 rounds Sunday, January 31st through February 2nd 2014 at Econo Lodge Hotel, 2133 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215. 

The 8 openings were selected from the 11-Man Ballot Deck. A checker from each side is removed (thus 11- Men) and the first two moves on each side are randomly chosen to create the opening. Each opponent plays both sides of the opening, thus a two game round. Teal Stanley and JR Smith were the director/sponsor of this tournament. This was an ACF (American Checker Federation) and NCCA (North Carolina Checker Association) sanctioned tournament.  You may contact Teal Stanley 336-215-7066, JR Smith 336-209-5656, Tim Laverty 336-213-1728, Glenn Fuquay 336-214-0456 for more information or verification.  You can use photos and change text as you see fit.  Thank you, JR Smith

Photos are attached and show Teal Stanley presenting the players their trophy at the closing ceremony.


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