The 2006 North Carolina Open Checker Tournament
will be held at Lodge America on May 18, 19, & 20th, 2006

Directions: Take I-40 toward Triad Airport – going East; exit 214-A  West Wendover Ave.,
then left on Stanley Rd, Lodge America is on the right. Going West: exit 214 and turn
left on West Wendover Ave. back over I-40, then left on Stanley Rd, Lodge America is on the right.
The actual address: Lodge America of Greensboro – Wendover, NC  1200 Lanada Rd,
Greensboro, NC 27407.  Ms. Joa Artis – General Manager;
336-544-4700,  Fax 336-544-4702, or 1-888-249-4100. 

Kings or Double beds are $59.00 plus tax but you can make your reservations on at $48 plus 13% tax+fee or $60 (Double Suite with Kitchen - 2 double beds).  Queen Suite with Kitchen - 1 queen bed at $40 w/tax+fee $51.  If you do not have access to the internet, I can make your reservations; however, they require a credit card for confirmation and a cancellations cost of $25.00 if you don't take it. Call me so I can reserve your room and you can mail me a check or bring it to the tournament.


Lodge America is a 3-story building featuring 133 guestrooms, complete with apartment kitchens and comfortable living areas. This is a nice two star, 5 year old Hotel.  If you have a problem, or need additional information call JR Smith's cell 336-209-5656 or home: 336-288-6620

We will be playing at the hotel and not at The Checkerboard Grill as originally planned because of unavailable nearby hotel accommodations.  

 Registration will be handled in the playing room at Lodge America of Greensboro, between 8:00 - 9:00 AM on Thursday morning, May 18th.  Play will get underway by 10:00 AM Thursday following a short business meeting.  The entry fee is $15.00.  Any contributions to support the Prize Fund will be appreciated.  NCCA has committed $1,000.00 to the prize fund.  There will be plenty of discount/meal coupons from local restaurants to be given away as door prizes.  As in the past, the tournament will be played under the Three-Move Restriction Style of Play, using the Swiss System of scoring.  There will be 7 rounds at 4 games per round.  This Ty will crown a new NC Champion, so with a group of good players who are closely matched we score the round as a mini-match between opponents and not scoring the individual 4 games; therefore, "winner-takes-all." A "bye round" earns 4 points.  Tim Laverty - Scorekeeper.  We plan to have enough players to play all three class divisions.   We will play 3 rounds Thursday, 3 rounds Friday, and finish with one round Saturday to permit early travel back home.

Let’s Have A Wonderful NC State Checker Tournament!

NC Open Checker Tournament is always scheduled on the 1st Thu-Fri-Sat after Mother's Day - (2nd Sunday in May)

This is the 116th continuous State Tournament, excluding WWII years '43-'44-'45

Check the Tournament Calendar -


2006 Tournament Dates