Louisiana Open Checkers Championship
 Friday & Saturday, April 15th & 16th, 2011
in Stockwell Place Elementary, 5801 Shed Rd, Bossier City, LA. 71111 (
map ) (318) 549-5820

3 Divisions:
children: ages 12 and under
Youth Division: ages 13-17
Adult: 18-up
Minors and Majors if needed
Submitted by: Watson Franks 318-621-9510


Albert Tucker won the Major Division. The Louisiana Children's Champion was Shiv Mecherjee from Bossier City.
Second place was Blaine Theodos. Third place was Michael Teister and Fourth place was Niegel Wilson.  Sportsmanship Trophy went to Shiv also.

The Adult: 18-up Major Division - 4 entrants played round robin. 1st place winner and trophy winner - Albert Tucker;
2nd place runner-up by 1 point - Earl Harvell; 3rd place and tournament organizer - Watson Franks; 4th place - Elbert Jones.

Louisiana National Checkers Championship was implemented at Stockwell Place Elementary to encourage children to play more checkers. We sponsor and promote youth checker tournaments just for this age group. What better way can we share this beautiful and intriguing game than help a young active mind develop through thinking, problem solving, and visual concentration? Our young people advance with enhanced mental skills and also hopefully acquire a love for the game of checkers. Students who get involved in playing and maybe even studying checkers will, by virtue of all the critical thinking, problem solving, strategizing, and perseverance skills that are developed by the game, will facilitate their math and reading comprehension skills.

Major Division: L-R Watson Franks, Albert Tucker, Elbert Jones, Earl Harvell


2011 Tournament Dates