The 102nd Illinois State Checker Tournament  

Saturday & Sunday - March 31st & April 1st, 2007

(Note: Change of dates from April 7 & 8th (1st weekend in April) because of April 8th is Easter Sunday)

Gene Ellison
Illinois State Checker Association
Secretary & Treasurer
261 County Road 500 E
Norris City, Illinois 62869
Phone 618-962-3321
E mail:


TO: All Checker players

 The 102nd Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on March 31st and April 1st, 2007 at the Illinois Centre Mall, which is located near the intersection of 57 and State Highway 13 (Exit 54B), Marion, Illinois. Registration on Saturday is from 8:00-9:00 a.m. with the business meeting at 9:00 a.m. and playing beginning at 9:45 a.m. There will be four rounds on Saturday and three on 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 at 2601 W Deyoung St., Marion, Illinois. Phone number for the Super 8 is 618-993-5577. This is a newly renovated and very clean motel. Room rates are $32.88 plus tax.  Directions to Super 8 is located to the left off the first stop light West of Exit 54 B. 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. For more information please call Gene Ellison, at 618-962-3321 or email

The American Checker Federation requires membership ($25.00) for all participants at ACF-sanctioned tournament. All Class A players must have ACF membership to play.  Class B player will not be required to have ACF or Associate membership to play this year.

The Williamson County Tourism Bureau has donated extra money for this years tournament to help us bring in more checker players.  We appreciate the support we receive from all our checker players.  This could give us continued support from the Tourism bureaus for future tournaments.


Gene Ellison,  Secretary and Treasurer

10 hours 30 minutes 670 Miles from Greensboro to Marion, IL   See MapQuest
I-40 West into TN, then I -24 into Illinois, then I-57 N via EXIT 44B on the LEFT toward Chicago, then Take the MAIN ST exit- EXIT 53- to Marion


2007 Tournament Dates