2009 (ICAONA) 2nd International 10x10 Tournament

December 5th thru 13th  2009 

The International Checkers Association of North America proudly announces The 2nd International Tournament in International 10x10 Checkers - USA OPEN 2009 - "Kolman Turiy Memorial" in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.

The International Checkers Association of North America (ICAONA) proudly announces

2nd International Tournament in International Checkers -

USA OPEN 2009 - Kolman Turiy Memorial

The tournament is open to all checker players regardless of experience.

Expected participation of many players from different countries.



Sunny Isles, Florida (fly to Miami (MIA) or Fort Lauderdale (FLL) airports).


December 5-13, 2009. Opening and first round will be held on December 6, 2009.
Plan to arrive on December 5, 2009 and no later than morning of December 6, 2009.
Plan to leave no earlier than late evening of December 12, 2009.


Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel Miami


18401 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles, FL 33160


(305) 931-7708 or (305) 931-7707.
Mention "checker tournament" when making reservations.


$89.00 + 13% tax per room (2 double beds, up to 4 people),
including resort fee and continental breakfast.
Rooms with kitchenettes or extra rollaway bed are $10.00 more per day.


The hotel is situated about 30 minutes driving from both airports, a little bit closer to FLL.
Shuttle buses, taxis, and car rentals are available at both airports.
A public bus stop next to the hotel can take you to South Beach and Miami sightseeing.

Inscription Fee

$US 100* (Up to $25 discounts may be available depending on availability of funds).


Exact amounts are TBD based on availability of funds. 
As a reference, last year awards were:
I    place  - $800
II   place  - $500
III  place  - $300
IV place  - $175
V  place  - $125
VI place  - $100


Please confirm your participation ASAP but no later than November 15, 2009.
If you need to be picked up at the airport, please provide your airline flight information.


Dr. Joseph Leon Paul                          Luba Turiy
(516) 516-6559                                  (631) 470-0555

Invitation Letter

  2009 ICAONA Tournament Invitation Letter

PLEASE NOTE that December is a prime tourist season in Miami.  The airlines tickets may
get expensive closer to the tournament dates. Organization committee highly advises to book the flights early.


Congratulations to Big-Board winners in Florida
 Yuriy Chertok and Oleg Dashkov, both from Russia, tied for first in the Kolman Turiy Memorial tournament for 100-square checkers in Sunny Isles, suburb of Miami, Florida, December 6-13, 2009.  Chertok was first on tie-break points.
  Top U.S. resident was Jean Michelet Giraud, East Orange, New Jersey, who tied with several others for 4th place.  Mr. Giraud earned the title of U.S. Champion.
  Tournament director was Lyublyana Turiy, daughter of the late Grandmaster.  29 players competed in all, about half of them visitors from other countries including Russia, Costa Rica, Surinam, Haiti, Antigua, Trinidad, and even Mali in West Africa.

2009 Tournament Dates