The 2011 ACF National 18thGAYP Tournament
(Usually scheduled on last week of July or 1st week of August)

2011 - 18th “Dr Richard Beckwith GAYP - A.C.F. National  Honoree Tournament

July 25th - 30th 2011
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2011 US National at Rodeway Inn & Medina Conference Center, Medina, Ohio (map )

The 2011 A.C.F. 18th GAYP National “Dr Richard Beckwith - Honoree” Tournament will be held in Medina, Ohio on July 26-30. All divisions will play thirteen two-game rounds, scored by game. ACF Membership is required to enter all divisions, and may be paid at registration. The Master’s group will use time clocks and record games. A separate GAYP blitz National Tournament is scheduled on July 25 which will precede the main tournament. More details later.

The tournament will be held at the Rodeway Inn & Medina Conference Center, 2875 Medina Road (formerly Traveler's Choice Hotel and the same venue as the 2006 ACF National). The hotel is located 20 miles south of Cleveland airport (CLE) on I-71, just east of the exit 218 interchange, immediately south of where I-71 and I-271 merge. There is an alternate Akron-Canton airport in the area. Room rates are $49.95 + tax per night (single or double). There is also a seven-day rate (no pro-rating) for $162.12 with tax. Phone number for Rodeway Inn is 330-725-4571. Please indicate you are there for the checker tournament to receive the discount. Some players are reporting they have confirmed reservations at $20.50 per night, which beats the 7 day rate. Contact: Richard Beckwith, (440) 516-1284 or , for more information. Donations to the tournament are welcome. Please send to Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, or via Paypal at ACF Store Donations page at
   (8hrs / 475 miles, Greensboro to Medina, Oh via I-77)  MapQuest   

Consider visiting the John G. White chess and checkers special collection at the Cleveland Public Library while you are in the area, this would be time well spent if you tie these together. Cleveland Public Library (Main) 325 Superior Ave., N.E. Cleveland, OH 44114 (216) 623-2800. Click site, then The Library, Subjects & Collections,  Special Collections, you will find JGW checker collection on third floor. Picture of Main CPL building.

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