Mississippi State Open
The Mississippi State Open Tournament will be held March 11th - 12th , 2006
in ICHF Petal, Mississippi
. THE MS OPEN ADULT TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD MARCH 11 & 12 AT THE ICHF IN
(Youth event is scheduled for July)
THOSE WISHING TO STAY OVERNIGHT SHOULD CALL CAROLYN REED 601-582-7090 AND MAKE RESERVATIONS.
THERE WILL BE A STATE MEETING SATURDAY, MAR 11, 2006 AT 8:30 AM TO ELECT OFFICERS AND DISCUSS PLAYING TIMES ENTRANCE FEES ETC. PLAYING WILL START SHORTLY THEREAFTER.
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE! PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD... ENTHUSIASTICALLY!
Submitted By: Charles Walker
This Is A Must Attend Tournament!
For those who haven't seen this wonderful facility!
These Two-Day Weekend Tournament
(Saturday & Sunday)
are designed for the busy working players. So make plans to attend,
enjoy Checkers, and you don't use up your vacation/sick time or days off !
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2006 Tournament Dates
Charles Walker won his 40th out of 50 MS State Tournaments...
Bill Parker and Johnny Ramia tied for Second
and Third place, Dr. Joseph Fasold 4th and Gary Bankston 5th.
Unfortunately 8 players called and were unable to attend due to
full hotel occupancy caused by "Katrina." Sam Parker was
elected President and Dr. J. Fasold was elected Secretary/Treasurer
Joshua Parkers [an 8 year old who wanted to participate] placed higher
than his Dad and was awarded a trophy as winner of the Minor Division.
This Young man has a drive and burning desire to become a Great Checker Master!
Joshua will be competing for the State Title in his age group in July.
This 'first half' tournament represented the Adult Division of the first ever
MS Official 'Split Tournament' which is a New Beginning for the MS Open.
We experimented last year and had excellent results. By concentrating on the
Youth 106 participated.
The Youth had an excellent time participating in competition with piers in their
age bracket and receiving their Certificate of Achievement and or Participation,
with Ribbons, Gifts & Awards for their Participation. The Youth also enjoyed
a complimentary lunch.
This year...The first Youth age group will compete on July 10 and the other age
groups will compete each day. The oldest age group will end the Youth tournament
on July 13.
Carolyn Lucas will be conducting the Youth and will send a promotional flyer with
pertinent information. Here are the proposed ages and day Youth are to attend.
However some of this may change but we will notify of such change [if any]. The Youth fee is $5 each.
We will appreciate your help in promoting it.