The 105th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 10th & 11th, 2010
at the Illinois Centre Mall, Marion, Illinois

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

 TO: All Checker players

The 105th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on April 10th & 11th, 2010 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, 2601 W. Deyoung St, 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:

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.  

Special thanks to our out of State Checker Players for supporting our Illinois State Checker Tournament.


Gene Ellison, Secretary and Treasurer

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  -  MapQuest

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