107th Illinois State Checker Tournament
(Usually scheduled on 1st weekend in April)
(Saturday & Sunday) March 31st & April 1st 2012
Illinois Centre Mall, which is located near the intersection of 57 and State Highway 13 (Exit 54B), Marion, Illinois 62959 (map)


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

E mail gellison@hamiltoncom.net


TO: All Checker players

The 107th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on March 31 and April 1, 2012 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, Illinois. Phone number for the Super 8 is 618-993-5577. 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 gellison@hamiltoncom.net or Roger Doll VP at erdoll@charter.net or phone 618-624-3119.

The American Checker Federation requires membership ($40.00) 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.

Note: Change of date due to Easter Sunday being the first weekend in April.




Gene Ellison,

Secretary and Treasurer



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

2012 Tournament Dates  |  2012 IL Open Announcement