71st Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Checker Tournament
May 9th & 10th, 2008 (Friday & Saturday)

at the "The Regions Bank," 1214 Main Street, downtown Humboldt, TN.  Same location as in the past years.  Business meeting and Registration at 8:30AM on Friday, May 9th with play to begin at 9:00AM, and continues until May 10 and expected to end around 2:00PM on Saturday.  Frank and Mary Davis will again be referee and score keeper.  The Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival will again sponsor this tournament.  We will again have plenty of free food from the restaurants!  You won't  have to go outside to eat or leave the bank unless you want to.  Playing area is excellent; upstairs (has elevator).  We always have a very good prize fund, between two and three thousand dollars in cash prizes.  Free food, door prizes, drawing for tickets to fine restaurants.  Please call early as possible for reservations. Tell them you are there for the checker tournament. 

3 Fine Motels:    

  1. Deerfield Inn (731-824-4770) - 590 Hwy45 By-pass; King size bed $39.95 ($42 tax included); Double Beds $45.99 ($52 tax included).  Hugh Burton recommend this one, but you have to call early, as it fills up quickly        

  2. The Heritage Inn (731-784-2278) - 3350 East End Dr.; Single $46 tax included, Double $51 tax included.

  3. The Regal Inn (731-784-9693) - 618 N. 22nd Ave. Single $35.00 & Double $40.00. Tell them you are a checker player.

Questions or additional Information:  Larry Keen 731-836-5546 or 731-413-8310

Take I-40 to Jackson, TN, take 45 By-Pass N. (Exit 80-B.), 14 miles to Humboldt. 

These motels are only fifteen minutes to where we will have our "Humboldt Strawberry Festival Ty". They are located at the Intersection of I-40 Interstate and 45-By-Pass at Jackson, TN

1. Comfort Inn, $49.95, 731-668-4100

2. Days Inn, $39.95, Ph. 731-668-3444

3. Casey Jones Station Inn, $36.99 (single), $39.95 (double), Ph. 731-668-3636

Here is the  West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Website  http://www.wtsf.org/dateandtimes.html

Hugh Burton & Larry Keen always directs an excellent tournament and one of the richest cash purse checker tournament in the country.  Lots of Cash  & door prizes  - Free Lunches 

Entrant increase every year!   Expect an outstanding entry this year!

Hugh Burton Letter


10 hours 630 Miles from Greensboro to Humboldt, TN   See MapQuest
I-40 West all the way toward Memphis, then
at Jackson take US-45-By-Pass N exit - EXIT 80B - toward HUMBOLDT

2008 Tournament Dates