The 101st Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 1st - 2nd, 2006

at the Illinois Centre Mall, which is located near the intersection of I-57 and State
Highway 13 (Exit 54B), Marion, Illinois. Registration Saturday is from 8:00 - 9:00 AM with the business meeting at 9:00 AM and play beginning at 9:45 AM.  There will be four rounds Saturday and three Sunday.  I hope to have enough players for a "C" division to attract beginners.  The entry fee will be $10.00.

A recommended motel is the Super 8 in Marion, phone number 618-993-5577.  This is a newly renovated and very clean motel.  Room rates are $32.88 plus Tax.  Super 8 is located to the left of off the first stop light West of Exit 54B.  The mall is located at the 3rd stop light West of the same exit.  Turn right at this third light and go to the back of the mall toward the Target parking lot.  Park in the lot before Target and the door will lead to the food court where we will be playing. 

The American Checker Federation requires membership ($25.00) for all participants at ACF sanctioned tournaments.  All Class "A" players must have a ACF Membership to play.  Class "B" players will not be required to have ACF or Associate Membership to play this year. This tournament is usually scheduled 1st weekend in April.

For more information please call: Gene Ellison at  618-962-3321 or email ellison@clearwave.com

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RESULTS:   

Congratulations Alex Moiseyev!
Class A Champion

Congratulations Ken Christian!
Class B Champion

Congratulations Gene Ellison!
2006 Illinois State Champion

   2006 Illinois State Checker Tournament - Score Sheet A:

Class A.

Name

Points

Honor Points

1. Alex Moiseyev - OH

22 points

 First Place Tournament Winner

2. Michael Holmes - KY

17 points

104 HP

3. Richard Beckwith - OH

17 points

102 HP

4. Larry Keen - TN

17 points

93 HP

5. Don West - KY

16 points

94 HP

6. Mike Fulkerson - OH

16 points

86 HP

7. Ted Meriwether - KY

16 points

77 HP

8. Gene Lindsay - TN

15 points

101 HP

9. Josh Armstrong - AL

15 points

95 HP

10. Gene Ellison - IL 

15 points 

83 HP

 2006 Illinois State Champ

11. D L Fogle - IL 

14 points

88 HP

12. Bill Wethington - MO

14 points

87 HP

13. Joe Tucker - MO

13 points

14. Nathan Gogo - IL

12 points

86 HP

15. Byron Polanco - IL

12 points 

68 HP

16. Byron Woolum - KY

11 points

94 HP

17. Alan Millhone - OH 

11 points

83 HP

18. Gayle Helterbrand - MO

9 points

77 HP

19. Gary Ellison - IL

9 points

76 HP

20. John Grisley - IL

9 points

73 HP

Class B. - Score Sheet B:

Name

Points

Honor Points

1. Ken Christian - TN

21

104 HP

 Wins Class B Tournament

2. Aaron Parker - LA

19

104 HP

3. Earl Kennell - IL

19

101 HP

 Illinoisan B Group Champ

4. Bob Rice - KY

18

5. Willis Shewcraft - KY 

17

106 HP

6. Kenneth Ellison - IL

17

102 HP

7. Flavious Burgess - KY

16

99 HP

8. Wilma Wolverton - MO

16

90 HP

9. Hollis McClard - TN

16

88 HP

10. Denny Bullington - IN

15

90 HP

11. Howard Hoover - IL

15

88 HP

12. Bob Smith - IL

14

13. Roger Doll - IL

13

82 HP

14. Lonnie McClain - IL

13

76 HP

15. Neil Wenberg - PA

12

16. Roger Blaine - IN

9

17. Jen Kelton - IL

7

69 HP

18. Alex Holmes - IN

7

58 HP

19. Dustin Belcher - TN 

7

50 HP

 (withdrew after 4 rounds)

20. Coy Arnett - KY

6

 (withdrew after 4 rounds)

21. Jerry Skinner - IL

3

 (withdrew after 4 rounds)

 

ILLINOIS STATE CHECKER TOURNAMENT RESULTS, APRIL 1ST & 2ND, 2006

CLASS A - Score Sheet A

Position

Name

Points

Hon. Points

Prize Fund

State

1

Alex Moiseyev

22

 

$185.00

OH

2

Michael Holmes

17

104

90.00

KY

Tie

Richard Beckwith

17

102

90.00

OH

Tie

Larry Keen

17

03

90.00

TN

5

Don West

16

94

30.00

KY

Tie

Mike Fulkerson

16

86

30.00

OH

Tie

Ted Meriwether

16

77

30.00

KY

8

Gene Lindsay

15

101

4.00

TN

Tie

Josh Armstrong

15

95

3.00

AL

Tie

Gene Ellison IL State Champ 2006

15

83

3.00

IL

11

D L Fogle

14

88

 

IL

Tie

Bill Wethington

14

87

 

MO

13

Joe Tucker

13

   

MO

14

Nathan Gogo

12

86

 

IL

Tie

Byron Polanco

12

68

 

IL

16

Byron Woolum

11

94

 

KY

Tie

Alan Millhone

11

83

 

OH

18

Gayle Helterbrand

9

77

 

MO

19

Gary Ellison

9

76

 

IL

20

John Grisley

9

73

 

IL

CLASS B - Score Sheet B

Position

Name Points Hon Points Prize Fund State

1

Ken Christian

21

 

$145.00

TN

2

Aaron Parker

19

104

82.00

LA

Tie

Earl Kennell - IL Class B Champion

19

101

82.00

IL

4

Bob Rice

18

 

45.00

KY

5

Willis Shewcraft

17

106

25.00

KY

Tie

Kenneth Ellison

17

102

25.00

IL

7

Flavious Burgess

16

99

7.00

KY

Tie

Wilma Wolverton

16

90

7.00

MO

Tie

Hollis McClard

16

88

7.00

TN

10

Denny Bullington

15

90

 

IN

Tie

Howard Hoover

15

88

 

IL

12

Bob Smith

14

   

IL

13

Roger Doll

13

82

 

IL

Tie

Lonnie McClain

13

76

 

IL

15

Neil Wenberg

12

   

PA

16

Roger Blaine

9

   

IN

17

Jenifer Kelton

7

69

 

IL

18

Alex Holmes

7

58

 

IN

19

Dustin Belcher - Played 4 Rounds

7

Withdrew

 

TN

20

Cory Arnett - Played 4 Rounds

6

Withdrew

 

KY

21

Jerry Skinner - Played 4 Rounds

3

Withdrew

 

IL

Jennifer Kelton won the prize donated by Michael Holmes: Checker Book and Gift Set by Robert Pike.

Class A $555.00  - Class B 425.00 - Total Prize fund $980.00

Gene Ellison, Sec & Treas. IL Checker Assn.


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