Up Coming Checker Events
The 2011 (11-Man) National in Greensboro, NC
2011 Hawaii State Checker Tournament February 26th
The Hawaii State Checker Tournament -Town Center of Mililani, HI (island of Oʻahu in Honolulu County, Hawaii)
Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 10:00 am registration, with play to start at 10:30 am to 2 pm (or until we have a winner).
Thanks, Geoffrey Pang firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Tennessee Open March 4th – 6th 2011
2011 Illinois State Open April 2nd – 3rd 2011
The 106th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on April 2nd & 3rd, 2011 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. 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. This tourney is usually scheduled 1st weekend in April and announced by Gene Ellison - Illinois State Checker Association Secretary & Treasurer, 261 Country Road 500 E Norris City, Illinois 62869 Phone 618-962-3321 E mail: email@example.com Special thanks to our out of State Checker Players for supporting our Illinois State Checker Tournament.
2011 Louisiana Open Checkers Championship - April 15th & 16th
The Louisiana Open Checkers Championship will be held on April 15 & 16, 2011 at the Stockwell Place Elementary, 5801 Shed Rd, Bossier City, LA 71111 (map), (318)-549-5820. We will play 3 Divisions: Children; age 12 and under, Youth Division: ages 13-17, Adult: 18-up. Minors and Majors if needed. Submitted by: Watson Franks 318-621-9510 firstname.lastname@example.org
2011 Greensboro Open - April 23rd 2011
The Greensboro Open Checker Tournament which is usually scheduled 3rd weekend in April will be held at the Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406,(336)-275-7688. We will play 3-Move - five 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 1 hour & 15 minutes each. $15.00 entry fee - Registration Opens: 9:00AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after two rounds. (We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege of using their private room from 8:30am - 6:00pm) Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper. Location will have a “Checker Tournament” sign at driveway entrance. Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066, JR Smith (336)-209-5656, or Bill McClintock (336)-674-5402. Arrangements for out of town players are made for at Econo Lodge and Suites, 120 Seneca Rd, Greensboro, NC (336) 275-9575. We have a block of 5 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $49.99 + tax for 2 doubles or a king, available (Friday & Saturday) April 22nd - 23rd 2011. Rooms will be held until April 1st. Directions: Take (US 29, 70, I-40), South Greensboro, exit 221 go south on S Elm Eugene St, left on Seneca Rd, Hotel on right. This hotel is a short distance from the Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406.
74th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Open May 6th – 7th 2011
NC Open May 13th – 14th 2011
The 2011 North Carolina Open Checker Tournament (our 121st year) will be held on May 13th & 14th 2011 at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)-275-7688 Out of town player accommodations at Econo Lodge and Suites, 120 Seneca Rd, 27406 Greensboro, NC (336) 275-9575. We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $55.95 + tax for 2 doubles available May 12th –14th. Rooms will be held until April 28th Directions: Take (US 29, 70, I-40), South Greensboro, exit 221 go south on S Elm Eugene St, left on Seneca Rd, Hotel on right. (More details on NC Checkers website - www.nccheckers.org) Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066, JR Smith (336)-209-5656, or Bill McClintock (336)-674-5402.
Texas State & District 8 June 10th &
The Texas State and District 8 Open Tournament will be held June 10th and 11th, beginning registration at 8:00 a.m., a short business meeting at 8:30 am, with play starting at 9:00 am on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. The tournament will take place at the meeting room of the Super 8 Motel, 910 N. Central Expressway (on Highway 75), McKinney, TX 75069 Phone # 972-548-8880. Same place as last 5 years. The room rate is $59.00 Call Faye Harvell @ 972-548-0049 for any questions. Motel management ask for reservations to be made by June 1st if possible. This is their busiest month (Bed are two queen size or king.) Seven rounds will be played time permitting, 4 on Friday and 3 on Saturday. The entrance fee is $25.00, ACF membership is required $25.00 yearly or 12.50 for 6 mo., which may be paid at registration of tournament and will be forward to ACF. We play 2 hours per round, with 5 rounds scheduled Friday and 2 rounds Saturday. Information submitted by Faye Mounger and Hugh Hawkins. Call Faye 972-548-0049 or e-mail email@example.com; Hugh 903-532-6757 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Good food and great fun! Look forward to seeing everyone.
Pennsylvania State & District 3 June 11th &
The PA State Checker & District 3 will be held June 11th & 12th at Days Inn, 101 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17015-6953 (near Harrisburg). Room rates for the tournament are non-Smoking Queen or Double Bed $66.40 + 9% Tax (tourist tax) = $72.38. For reservations, call (717) 258-4147. Mention you are there for the Pennsylvania Checker Tournament to receive the group rate. Tournament is 7-rounds, 3-move style. Registration 9:00 a.m. Saturday. Play begins 9:30 a.m. Directions from Turnpike: Take exit 226 (Carlisle) toward I-81. Take I-81 S to exit 45 (College Street) Turn left onto Walnut bottom road. At the next light, turn right onto Alexander Spring Road. Days Inn is on the left. For more information please contact Richard Beckwith at (440) 516-1284 or e-mail email@example.com OR contact Jason Solan, firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 884-8805.
2011 Burlington 11-Man Open June 18th 2011
Checker Tournament July 8th - 10th 2011
The 2011 Southern Checker Tournament will be held at Lebanon, TN on July 8-10th, 2011, at the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, In Lebanon, TN. The inn is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland Street), near I-40 (take exit 238). On Friday, July 8, registration begins at 9am followed by a business meeting at 10am. Tournament play will begin at 11am. The tournament will consist of 8 rounds: 3 rounds on Friday, 4 rounds on Saturday, 1 round on Sunday. For reservations, call 1-615-499-5781 and tell them you are a checker player. Please make your reservations early. For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. Submitted by Frank Davis.
2011 ACF National GAYP Tournament July 25th
3-Move - WTM (Borghetti vs Moiseyev) August 13th thru 23rd
The 2011 ACF National GAYP 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 (same venue as for 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. Contact: Richard Beckwith, (440) 516-1284 or email@example.com, for more information. Donations to the tournament are welcome. (8hrs / 475 miles, Greensboro to Medina, Oh via I-77) 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.
3-Move - WTM (Borghetti vs Moiseyev) August 13th thru 23rd
Ohio State September 10th & 11th2011
Virginia Open September 16th & 17th 2011
District 4 November 4th & 5th 2011
Registration will be handled in the playing room at the fellowship hall on Friday morning between 8:00 - 9:00AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00AM Friday. The entry fee is $20.00. As in the past, the tournament will be played under 3-Move opening, using the Swiss pairing system of scoring. There will be 8 rounds of 2 games per round - 1 hour games. 1 opening from using the 156 Deck Openings; score by games, 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 3 for a bye. We will play 4 rounds Friday of 2 hours per round - 1 round before lunch is served. Then 3 rounds afterwards. Start at 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch then break for a 1 hour lunch served at 12:00AM, and 2 rounds afterwards, hopefully finished by 5PM permitting adequate travel time back home. Larry Michael is our District 4 Manager who is the sponsor/director of this tournament. Most players will still lodge at the Econo Lodge in Lexington, renamed Lexington Triad Inn (418 Piedmont Drive 336-249-0011) as last year. Our special checker player’s rate is $30.00 + tax. Doubles, reserve your room early. It is a short drive to Gethsemane Baptist Church on 622 Hill Everhart Rd, Lexington, NC 27295 phone: Larry 336-248-8620, or Church Office: 243-1605. Directions: (Hotel to Church) from Lexington Triad Inn on Piedmont Dr. go East .4 miles toward Greensboro St. turn left onto NC-1844 / Greensboro St, continue .8 miles then turn left on Hill Everhart Rd, continue .5 miles to Gethsemane Baptist Church on right. (Total is less than 2 miles & > 5 minutes driving time) Another hotel alternative is Holiday Inn Express (3 star) at 351 Vineyards Crossing, Lexington (336) 244-6730 or Quality Inn (2 star) at 101 Plaza Parkway, Lexington (336) 243-2929 which are also close by hotels but newer, nicer, and for more money. Lexington Triad Inn for $30, is a great value for what you pay (1 star). Hotel Direction: I-85 from Greensboro, exit on 96, follow US 64 West 3.5 miles to Bus 85 intersection, stay right onto Bus 85, immediately you will see Lexington Triad Inn sign across 85 business loop on right. You should see Lexington Triad Inn tower sign and just behind it, the Panda Panda sign. I-85 from Charlotte, take Bus 85 loop which circles North around Lexington downtown, you should see Lexington Triad Inn sign on left as you approach US 64 intersection.
Open & District 5 November 11th - 12th, 2011
The 2012 Alabama Open Checker Tournament will be held in Haleyville, AL November 9th & 10th - Friday and Saturday in the Meeting Room at the Galley Restaurant located at 1260 11th Ave, Haleyville, AL 205-486-9620. Players will use the Imperial Inn, 1250 11th Avenue, Haleyville AL 35565 (Special rate $39.95 + tax for DB) 205-486-5205 Russ Patel - Manager. The Motel and Restaurant are beside each other so its a short walk from your room to the tournament. This tournament is usually scheduled 2nd weekend in November. Registration 8:00am Friday, Welcome /Business Meeting 9:00am Play Starts at 10:00am, tournament will consist of 7 rounds: 4 rounds on Friday, 3 rounds on Saturday, 3rd Round starting at 8:00 AM Saturday morning. Frank & Mary Davis - Referee & Scorekeeper
District 5 contains States: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee - District Manager: Larry Pollard
Organizers: Larry Pollard & Dallas Ramsey - Tournament Director: Larry Pollard, P.O. Box 187, Brilliant, AL. 35548. Larry Pollards Car Lot. PollardMotors@Yahoo.com cell: 205-412-3000 or contact Dallas at 334-385-2369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Imperial Inn and Windwood Inn are the same, there is only one Motel in Haleyville.