2010 Virginia Open
(usually scheduled 3rd weekend in September)
The Old Dominion Checker Association
The 93rd Annual Virginia Open Checker Tournament
Friday & Saturday, September 17th & 18th 2010
The Super 8 Motel in Bedford, Virginia
Registration will be handled in the playing room on Friday morning between 8:00 - 9:00 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The entry fee is $20.00. Any contributions to support the tournament or prize fund will be appreciated.
As in the past, the tournament will be played under 3Move, using the Swiss System of scoring. There will be 8 rounds at 2 games per round - 1 hour games. We will play 4 rounds Friday of 2 hours per round - 1 round before lunch and break for a 1 hour lunch at 12:00 - various restaurants close by. Then 3 rounds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch then break for a 1 hour lunch, and 2 afterwards, hopefully finished by 5PM permitting adequate travel time back home.
The Super 8 is located at 842 Sword Beach Lane off US Route 460 (Ole Turnpike Drive) northwest city limits of Bedford. The Motel link is: Super 8, Bedford Call 1-800-800-8000 or 540-587-0100. Mr. Neal Singh, General Manager gave us special tournament room rates, which are $59.99 plus tax for king beds or double queens. Continental Breakfast and coffee available during the day is included with the playing room for Friday and Saturday. Please note: you need to make your reservations by 1st weekend of September. Neal confirmed a group block of 20 rooms under the name Checker Tournament.
Buck Smith & Kevin Burks continue the ODCA tradition. This is the 93rd continuous Annual Virginia Checker Tournament. See beautiful Bedford and enjoy the view from the window or back of Motel, there is a great view of Sharp Top Mountain and the Peaks of Otter, once thought to be the highest in Virginia. Learn more about Sharp Top Mt. BTW, and the D-Day Memorial should be experienced by all Americans, it's spectacular, which is close by and next to the Bedford welcome center located at 816 Burks Hill Road, at the intersection of Route 460 and Route 122.
For further information, telephone Kevin Burks - President of ODCA at 434-238-7349 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Buck Smith - Tournament Director at 540-997-0332 or email: BUCKandBJ@aol.com
2 hrs 20 mins - 113 miles - US-220N toward Martinsville using Bwp to Rocky Mount, then 122 (Moneta Rd) to Bedford, left onto US-221/460 W. (Notice Visitor's Center) - Turn right onto Ole Turnpike Dr. Click To See Map Some players prefer this because because of curvy 43 and GPS tracks this route. Click for Waypoints
2 hrs 12 mins - 117 miles - US-29N to Altivista using byp at Reidsville, Chatham, Gretna, then take VA-43 exit toward Altavista/Leesville (Bedford Hwy) - stay on 43- turn left onto US-460 BR W. - Turn right onto Ole Turnpike Dr. Click To See Map MapQuest
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