2008 North Carolina Open State

Checker Tournament

Albemarle, North Carolina – Birthplace of Elbert Lowder, a fitting tribute to him.
3move - Eight 2 ½ hours per 2 game Rounds of Swiss Style Play
Four Rounds on Friday 5/16th and Four on Saturday 5/17th

May 16th & May 17th 2008

Sleep Inn & Suites – 621 SR 24/27 East Bypass, Albemarle, NC 28001

Deluxe continental breakfast featuring fresh brewed coffee, bagels, muffins, assorted pastries, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereals and hot waffles. Free local calls, free weekday newspaper, & full internet access service.  Fitness center, swim in the indoor heated pool, & Ideal 40 person playing room, well lit and spacious.

Make your reservations early, block of Double Queens or King reserved until January 25th under "NC Checkers" Special Tournament Rates $70.00 704-983-2770 Ms. Tiffany Roberts, Hotel Rep. or Matt McNeil, mgr.

Registration:7:30-8AM Brief Business Session, Door prizes, review rules & schedules-paring, Play Begins at 9AM Entry Fee: $25   ACF membership required,  4 day Tournament - Thursday thru Sunday

Hour Clock - Allows 2¼ Hour per Game and 2 Rounds per day, Thursday thru Saturday and one round Sunday, Break for 1½ Hour Lunch – various restaurants & eateries in walking distance and numerous others just a short drive. Start at 8 AM Friday thru Sunday – 1 Round before Lunch and 1 afterwards. except for single round on Sunday.  7 Rounds of Swiss style play scored by game.

ACF sanctioned National Tournament, Organizers: NCCA, Millhone, Beckwith, Laverty, & Smith

Tim Laverty Official Referee/Scorekeeper
View the Tournament Calendar – www.nccheckers.org
For additional information call JR Smith 336-288-6620 or jrsmith2@triad.rr.com

Mayor Whit Whitley will welcome players, and w/newspaper coverage.

Tournament Trophies and Plaque certificates will be awarded to top position winners and a players' diplomas presented to all players.

Due to National status of event and ACF sanctioned tournament...

An Elbert Lowder Memorial 11-Man souvenir will be presented to all tournament partakers. 

Checker Memorabilia for this first time event !

“Keep our Republican Commissioner of Agriculture for the U.S. State of North Carolina in office”

Paid Advertisement by Clint Pickard and a generous checker tourney supporter.

Clint Pickard Auctioneer
Statewide License No. 292
204 Chariot Dr. Sanford, N.C. 27330  

 “If you have land to sell,

 we can move it in 30 days.”

Travel Time:
Monroe to Albemarle  60 min or 40 miles
Charlotte to Albemarle 60 min or 42 miles
Lexington to Albemarle 60 min or 42 miles
Greensboro to Albemarle 1hr & 20 min or 64 miles
West End to Albemarle 1hr & 5 min or 45 miles
Sanford to Albemarle 1hr & 45 min or 69 miles
West End to Albemarle 1hr & 5 min or 45 miles
Fayetteville to Albemarle 2hr & 15 min or 94 miles



2008 Tournament Dates