The Old Dominion Checker Association
The 89th Annual Virginia Open Checker Tournament
Friday and Saturday, September 15th - 16th, 2006
The Super 8 Motel in
Bedford, Virginia

Registration will be handled in the playing room on Friday morning between 8:00 - 9:00 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The entry fee is $15.00.  Any contributions to support the Prize Fund will be appreciated.

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. We will play 4 rounds Friday, an early start for 3 rounds Saturday, and hopefully permit early travel back home. The Super 8 is located on Route 460 (Ole Turnpike Drive) before reaching down town Bedford. The Motel link is:  Call 1-800-800-8000 or 540-587-0100. Room rates are $49.95 plus tax for double beds.  Continental Breakfast and coffee available during the day is included with the rooms.

Buck Smith continues the Old Dominion Checker Association (ODCA) tradition.  This is their 89th continuous Annual Virginia Checker Tournament (since 1917 and right through WWII) historically held in Danville, the tournament was moved to the beautiful location of Bedford in 2002.  From the window of the Super 8 Motel there is a great view of Sharp Top Mountain and the Peaks of Otter, the highest in Virginia.

For further information, telephone Buck Smith - President of ODCA and VA Open Tournament Sponsor/Director at phone number 540-997-0332 or email:


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