The 104th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 4th & 5th, 2009
( Usually scheduled 1st weekend in April )

Gene Ellison
Illinois State Checker Association
Secretary & Treasurer
261 County Road 500 E
Norris City, Illinois 62869
Phone 618-962-3321
E mail: gellison@shawneelink.net
www.illinoischeckers.com


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

 TO: All Checker players

The 104th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on April 4th & 5th, 2009 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 in Marion, Illinois. Phone number for the Super 8 is 618-993-5577. This is a newly renovated and very clean motel. Room rates are $45.00 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 3-rd 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 gellison@shawneelink.net.

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.  

Sincerely 

Gene Ellison, Secretary and Treasurer
email:  1/3/09 5:07 pm


RESULTS


10 hours - 654 miles from Greensboro to Marion, IL
I-40 West into Tennessee, then I-24, toward Clarksville through Kentucky into Illinois, then I-57 toward Chicago, merge onto W Deyoung St / IL-13 W via Exit 45B toward Carbondale, make U-Turn at Halfway Rd onto W Deyoung St / IL-13 E  - See MapQuest


2009 Tournament Dates