2012 Up Coming Checker Events 



  2012 Completed Checker Events 


2012 SportAccord World Mind Games Beijing 2012
December 12th through 19th, 2012 - Beijing, China

 The 2nd SportAccord World Mind Games will be held in Beijing, China, December 12th -19th, 2012. Checkers has been invited to participate in this high-profile competition with a small demonstration event alongside other draughts games.  The FMJD have offered Checkers (WCDF) the opportunity to join them to exhibit the game of “checkers” at this event. The FMJD offer involves the participation of four players and one official / referee (i.e. five persons) with free flights and accommodation to the five individuals concerned, and will offer a donation of $5,000 towards a prize fund. The WCDF nominee’s for this event will be World 3 Move Champion Alex Moiseyev (USA), World GAYP Champion Ron King (Barbados), and Lubabalo Kondlo (South Africa). It is intended that the 4th representative position will be awarded to the top placed player from either Europe or Asia at the 2nd WMSG being held at Lille, France, with the top placed player not already nominated to be the 1st reserve player should anyone be unable to go.

Contact Richard Beckwith: (440) 516-1284 or email: beckwith24@msn.com    RESULTS


2012 Indiana State Open

The Indiana State Checker Tournament is December 8th, Saturday and December 9th, Sunday. Saturday 9-9:30 business meeting rounds 9:30-5. Lunch provided. $200, $100, and $75 minimum prizes for each division. New Albany Floyd County Public Library,
180 West Spring Street New Albany, Indiana, 47150 | (812) 944-8464 ‎ | nafclibrary.org

Casino just 10 miles away | Louisville just five miles away & from the nightlife of Louisville | Checkout our 4th street live!

More to follow, Thanks, Michael 502-767-2725
For More Information email Michael H. Holmes: michaelholmes@insightbb.com    RESULTS


 “free-for-all” checker day - Lexington, KY 

We are planning to have a “free-for-all” checker day at the Lexington Senior Center on December 7, 2012 ( 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.),  If you plan to attend, let me know by November 25.  Leon Creek (phone 859-269-1292); email: Slcreek@windstream.net  Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503. (map)     RESULTS


 2012 WTM Women's GAYP (Berdiyeva v Rosso)
December 2nd - 9th, 2012 at Saint Marcel (Aosta) Italy  (map)

The World GAYP Women's Championship Match between defending champion Amangul Berdiyeva (Turkmenistan) and challenger Erika Rosso (Italy) will take place December 2-9, 2012 at the Ristorante Pizzeria Bonplan restaurant in the hamlet of Lillaz no. 8 in Saint Marcel (Aosta) Italy. Click map above for exact address and google map. Referee will be Dr. John Reade.  Individual donations are welcomed.  Contact any member of WCDF Executive Board or donate via Paypal at www.usacheckers.com or ACF Store Donations page.   RESULTS


 2012 Len Stokes Checker Party
 
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 453 George Wilson Road, Boone, NC 28607  (map)

Piedmont & Coastal NC vs Mountaineers of NC...  again Len and Frankie Stokes will host another checker play off !  This event was coordinated by Karl Kelly and Len to take place Tuesday morning, November 21, 2012 at 9:30am on the day before Thanksgiving. Bring your board and checkers.  We will be arranging group transportation to leave out early Tuesday morning from Greensboro, so call Mike Ross 336-214-4219, JR Smith 336-209-5656, Teal Stanley 336-215-7066   RESULTS


2012 Western Pennsylvania Open Checker Tournament

A one day, five round, checker tournament for Saturday, November 17, 2012. This will be held at the Eppinger Gas Station located 4 miles north of Portersville, PA on US Highway 19. If coming on US 422, go about two miles South on US 19. There is a large playing room available which was a former restaurant and it has tables and chairs for our use. ACF membership will not be required and there will be no entry fee.

Registration will be at 8:00 AM and play will start at 8:30 AM. Two game rounds will be one and a half hours in length and because there is a Subway restaurant in conjunction with the gas station, there will be no lunch break, so eat between or during your playing rounds.

I need input from any who might consider coming to this tournament. Motels available in New Castle, Butler, Grove City, and Slippery Rock, PA.

I am Neil H. Wenberg and my phone is 724-368-3108. My Email is (wenbergn@yahoo.com)  
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14th Annual Pool and International Checker Tournament

14th Annual Pool and International Checker Festival is scheduled for Nov. 10 and 11, 2012, at the Jameson Inn, 215 Dixieway South, in the town of Roseland on the north side of South Bend, Indiana!

Saturday, Nov. 10 -- POOL CHECKERS

Sunday, Nov. 11 -- INTERNATIONAL (BIG-BOARD) CHECKERS


Entry fee as usual is $20 for one day, or $30 for both days.
Hope to see you here! Roger

reblaine@hotmail.com     (574) 257-9033   RESULTS


2012 WTM 11-Man Ballot (Moiseyev vs Beckwith)
October 6th, 2012 at the Cleveland Public Library (Main Library), downtown Cleveland, Ohio  (
map )
October 7th - 9th, 2012 at the Rodeway Inn in Medina, Ohio  (
map )

The World 11-Man Ballot Match between Alex Moiseyev (current champion, Dublin, Ohio) and Richard Beckwith (challenger, Willoughby, OH) is scheduled to play a 16 game match on October 6-9, 2012. Dates are Saturday thru Tuesday, with the option of possibly playing an additional 4 games tie breaker play-off on Wednesday, October 10th.  This 11-Man Ballot WTM will start (first day) at the Cleveland Public Library (Main Library in downtown Cleveland) [map], and complete the rest of match, playing October 7-9th at the Rodeway Inn in Medina, Ohio [map].  Joe LoConti helped sponsor this WTM. Steve Holliday will be the official referee/scorekeeper and John Acker-Media/Video Specialist will cover the match.

Keep in mind, the John G. White chess and checkers special collection is also at the Cleveland Public Library (main). A great time to visit while in the Cleveland area.

Donations are needed, and may be sent to Richard Beckwith, WCDF President, 34490 Ridge Road, #115, Willoughby, OH 44094, or donate via Paypal at www.usacheckers.com on ACF Store Donations page. More full details on this later.   RESULTS


Kentucky Open - October 6 & 7, 2012

THE KENTUCKY OPEN CHECKER TOURNAMENT will be held October 6 & 7, 2012 at La Quinta Inn, 1751 Lexington Road, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.(map) There will be 7 rounds of two games each - four rounds Saturday beginning at 8:00 a.m.; three rounds Sunday, same start time. The La Quinta is furnishing the playing room free based on 15 players taking rooms in the motel; rooms rent $45.95 plus tax per day. For reservations call 859-623-9121. Advise the clerk this is for the Kentucky Checker Tournament. Free continental breakfast and swim pool. Room reserve options until October 1st. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant is adjacent to the motel. For information, contact Don Brattin at 859-986-9711.  ddbky@roadrunner.com  RESULTS


The 78th Illinois 101 Counties Open - October 6th - 7th, 2012

The 78th Illinois 101 Counties Open Ty will be held (Saturday & Sunday) October 6th - 7th, 2012, in mall in Marion, IL at the Illinois Centre Mall Food Court. (map) Usually held on 1st Saturday & Sunday in October according to Gene Ellison. 

The Illinois Centre Mall is located west of the intersection of Interstate I-57 and IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54B). Travel west on IL 13, about a ˝ mile to enter the mall. The mall is located at the third stop light west of the interstate exit. Turn right at this third light and 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. The food court entrance is on the north side.

A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Model at 2601 De Young, Marion, IL 62959, phone 618-993-5577. Please indicate that you are there for the tournament to receive a room discount for checker players of $45.00 (single & double) plus tax.  (Normal rate is $47 to $65).  The Super 8 is located off the first light west of the Interstate.  

Registration on Saturday begins at 8:00 a.m. with play beginning after a 9:00 a.m. business meeting.  There will be four rounds on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday; 3-move restriction. Entry fee is $10.00.

Here is information for the GPS traveler: Illinois Centre Mall 3000 West Deyoung St # 604, Marion, IL 62959   (618) 993-5436

For more information contact or Roger Doll Secretary & Treasurer 618-624-3119 erdoll@charter.net  or Gene Ellison, President, IL 101 Tournament at (618) 962-3321, email:  gellison@hamiltoncom.net.  You may contact others: Illinois Checker Association President, Ramon Dionisio, V-Pres, Howard Hoover, and Roger Doll is the Secretary / Treasurer    RESULTS


District 9 Tournament - September 24-26 (Mon. - Tue. - Wed.) in Las Vegas, Nevada
District 9 includes: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Non-district residents are welcome to compete and enjoy Las Vegas. District 9 Manager, John R. Gibson

District 9 Tournament, September 24-26 (Mon. - Tue. - Wed.) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament will be held at the Travelodge Hotel (same place as last year, and same great room rates, but a different name), next to World Famous Circus Circus. Travelodge (2830 Las Vegas Boulevard South) phone number is 702-735-4222 and ask for checker tournament rate. Note: if you are using GPS or Google to locate, you use (Travelsuites Inn, 2830 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, also pool appears to be a parking lot)

Special Room rates are $35/day (including Sunday 9/23 before the tourney),  and $51 on Friday and Saturday nights for those wanting an extended stay in the heart of Fabulous Las Vegas Strip. We’ll have a ball. Bring family and friends for an inexpensive vacation. We’re expecting some strong players this year.

Gerry reported this week... "Already some of the strongest players in the country have expressed interest in attending the event such as Jim Morrison, John Webster, Joe Schwartz, Dick Hallett, Anthony Bishop and others. We’re planning to have two groups. An A and B group and even C if we get enough of a turnout. There will be a guaranteed first prize of $300 for first place. That should be easy picking for some players from other districts. This is a great time to attend the event." ---Gerry

For more information, contact Gerry Lopez at glopez73@roadrunner.com or 951-695-2499.   RESULTS


Virginia Open Checker Tournament, September 14th - 15th, 2012

Super 8 Motel, Bedford, Virginia . The Old Dominion Checker Association presents: The 95th Annual Virginia Open Checker Tournament
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 Prize Fund will be appreciated. As in the past, the tournament will be played under 3-Move, using the Swiss System of scoring. There will be 8 rounds at 2 games per round. We will play 4 rounds Friday of 2 hours per round - 1 hour games. 1 round before lunch and break for 1 hour lunch at 12 - various restaurants close by. Then 3 rds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch and break for 1 hour lunch at 12, 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: www.super8.com Call 1-800-800-8000 or 540-587-0100. Special Tournament Room Rates are $49.99 plus tax for double beds. Continental Breakfast and coffee available during the day is included with the playing rooms. Group block of 15 rooms under the name "Checker Tournament."
Buck Smith,President of ODCA & tournament director. For more information please contact Buck Smith at 540-997-0332 or email: BUCKandBJ@aol.com     
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Ohio State Tournament, September 8th - 9th, 2012

Rodeway Inn, Medina, OH . Entry fee is $10.00. Registration on Saturday from 9:00-9:30 am with play beginning at 9:30 am. Seven rounds of play using 3-move restriction (156-opening deck). Please note that ACF membership is required and may be paid during registration. Master players: time clocks and recording of games will be employed.

The hotel is located on 2875 Medina Road on the Northeast corner of I-71 interchange with state highway 18 (exit 218, just south of where I-71 and I-271 merge). Hotel is a quarter-mile from interchange. Room rates are $39.95 (single or double) per night plus tax. Ask for “CDL rate.” Phone number for Rodeway Inn is 330-725-4571. Please indicate you are there for the checker tournament to receive the discount. For more information please contact Rich Beckwith at beckwith24@ms.com or 440 516-1284.
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Cedarock Park "Preserving Our Heritage Festival,"  August 25th, 2012

Cedarock Park, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Cedarock Park - "Preserving Our Heritage Festival" 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215. The Burlington Checker Club will participate in the Alamance Co. Cedarock Park - "Preserving Our Heritage Festival" Saturday, August 25th, 2012 9am - 5pm The annual festival will feature demonstrations of turn-of-the-century skills that were typical on a farm of that era including butter churning, soap making, quilting & more. Antique tractors, Auto, & "hit & miss" engines will be on display. Old-time childrens games including checkers, sack races & egg toss. Concessions available. Live music all day featuring Buttermilk Creek, playing bluegrass and gospel. Come out & enjoy this fun, family-friendly event. Yes, Checkers and Beekeeping will be there! We will be the first two exhibits, set up on the right side beside each other.

Directions: Take Exit 145 off I-85/40, 6.5miles south on Highway 49, turn left onto Friendship Patterson Mill Rd., turn left into Cedarock Park. Road name is R. Dean Coleman Road. Address: Cedarock Park, 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215. Call Terry Isley at Cedarock Park 336-570-6759 for additional information. www.countyrec.net  Call Cell - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066 - JR Smith (336)-209-5656 or Mike Ross (336)-214-4219For more information please contact Mike Ross at 336-214-4219.
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Annual Mid-Ohio Checker Meet, August 17th & 18th, 2012
The Annual Mid-Ohio Checker Meet will be held at Crist Miller's home at 10250 S. Kansas Road, Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627 (
map ).  Friday & Saturday, August 17th and August 18th.  Registration opens at 5:30, we will begin at 6:00 p.m. the evening of the 17th and continuing into Saturday.  This year we play GAYP, (We switch every other year between GAYP and 3-Move Restriction).  We will play 6 Rounds of Swiss (1 1/2 hours per 2 game round). Saturday play starts at 9:00am. Snacks & drinks provided with free lunch on Saturday. For more information, contact Crist Miller, coordinator at 330-359-7877 or 330-857-0228 or fax: 330-359-7878 or Crosco@pcfreemail.com  We will play in one of the large building beside or behind Crist's home.
  
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New Place: 10250 S. Kansas Road, Fredericksburg, OH 44627. (although in the country, Google Maps had no trouble finding it with Fredericksburg, Dalton, OH 44627)
Time: Play starts at 6 PM on Friday evening, playing 3 rounds August 17, and continue playing 3 more rounds Saturday morning, concluding about 3 PM Saturday. 
Format: Six rounds of GAYP, three on each day, two games each round.
Entry fee: $20; all proceeds go to the Ohio Crippled Children's Fund. In previous years the top prize has been handmade furniture. (wall clock)
Notes: Expect a good Amish participation and some with master talent.  The playing facility has a shower (bring your own towels), a kitchen with a fridge and microwave, and plenty of concrete/carpeted floorspace for players who want to camp out or bring air mattresses. Plenty of private space to pitch a tent. The nearest hotels are in Wooster (about 16 miles / 26 minutes northwest) and Orrville (about 13 miles / 27 minutes north), also Crist indicated that, "there are players from the local area who would be happy to be the host to an overnight guest as well."  Dalton about the same distance but no hotel.
Future Tourney Dates: The Annual Ohio Checker Meet decided to schedule their future tournaments on the third Friday & Saturday of  August.
Good places to get breakfast:
Mrs.Yoder's Kitchen, 8101 State Route 241, Mount Hope, OH  Tel: 330-674-0922 (7am-8pm) about 4 miles / 7 minutes SSW. GPS & mail address use Millersburg, OH 44654


District 7, August 11th, 2012
District 7 contains States: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, District Manager: George Stallsworth

The ACF District # 7 Open Championship will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Joyce Raye Patterson Center, 100 S. 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501. We will play 6 rounds only with a 45 minute time limit per game. The tournament should conclude by 3:30-4:00.  We will use the Swiss system as the method of pairings for the tournament. Registration starts at 8:00; play will start at 9:00 a.m. The entry fee will go into the prize fund and given back to the players after some miscellaneous expenses. For more information contact George Stallsworth, 816-689-2859 or email dstallsworth@stjoelive.com     RESULTS


2nd World Mind Sports Games 2012 (2nd WMSG), August 9th - 23rd, 2012

The 2nd World Mind Sports Games will take place at Lille, France, from 9th – 23rd August 2012. The game of Draughts (Checkers) will have two events running simultaneously – a men’s event and a women’s event. Registration is Thursday, August 16th. Play Aug. 17-22 (19th is free day). These events will be run over 9 rounds using 3-move openings. Hotel (Lille, Grand Palais) & venue information is found at: http://wmsgfmjd.org/

The WCDF Executive Board has agreed to nominate the 2nd World Mind Sports Games 2012 to double as the World Qualification Tournament 2012. In each of these events the top three players will receive a World Mind Sports Games Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal. In the men’s division the winner will be recognized as the next challenger to the World (3 Move) Championship Match title currently held by Alex Moiseyev (USA). In addition the WCDF will offer a prize fund as follows; 1st €1,000, 2nd €500, 3rd €250, 4th €100, 5th €100, 6th €100.

The women’s event will double as the 1st Women’s (3 Move) Championship Tournament where the winner will be recognized as the Women’s World (3 Move) Champion 2012, as agreed at the GA meeting San Remo, Italy, last year. In addition the WCDF will offer a prize fund as follows; 1st €600, 2nd €350, 3rd €200, 4th €100.

This is a restricted-field event, and participants must be nominated by their country’s federation. The U.S. will be represented by Jim Morrison, Richard Beckwith, Charles Freeman, and Kim Willis.    RESULTS


ACF National Checker Tournament, July 30th - August 4th, 2012
 “Hugh R. Burton 3-Move - ACF National Honoree Tournament” 
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, Lebanon, TN. Tournament runs Monday through Saturday, but Majors/Minors Divisions will finish on Friday. The tournament will consist of 8 rounds (four-game rounds). Registration will take place Monday morning from 8:30 -10:30am followed by a business meeting.  Format will be: The Masters use the traditional round scoring (ballot scoring). The Majors and Minors will be scored by game.  We will play eight, four-game rounds over the course of six days as Masters, and Majors and Minors will play eight four-game rounds over five days, with registration Monday morning and closing ceremonies Saturday evening. Our National Tournament entry fees have been increased to $80 (Master), $45 (Major), and $30 (Minor).  ACF Membership ($40/year) is required and may be paid during registration.

Voting participation was not very high regarding scoring method for U.S. 3-Move National Tournaments (by Richard Beckwith, ACF Player Rep) from our mail-in ballot in # 356 ACFB-April bulletin. Masters voted to amend the scoring system to ballot scoring by a 4-1 vote effective with this year's National Tournament. Majors (5-1) and Minors (2-0) voted to retain their current method of scoring by game. All divisions continue to play four-game rounds. GAYP Nationals were not voted upon here, and remain scored by game (two-game rounds).

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland). Phone for reservations is 1-615-449-5781; indicate you are there for the checker tournament. Hotel rates are $42+tax/night (US$). This is the same venue used for the 2009 GAYP National Tournament and recent Tennessee State tournaments. The Nashville airport is about 25 miles away by interstate. More details later.
For more information please contact Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246.  
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 Review the tentative (Schedule).    National Rules_2012.doc 92K  View


ACF National Youth Checker Tournament, July 28th and July 29th, 2012

A two day Youth Tournament “The 2012 Arthur Niederhoffer National Youth Championship” will precede the main National Tournament which is scheduled especially for Kim Willis Youth Program and any other state youth checker players interested in play a National Youth Tournament. Most parents / chaperones and the 4th, 5th, & 6th graders will arrive Friday, July 27th and play Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th. In addition to the 10,11, and 12 year olds (ages 9-13, three classes in this group), there will be a Younger Division (ages:14-17) and Older Youth Division (ages:18-21). An ACF Membership ($40/year) is required to play in the main event and may be paid during registration (entry fee to be determined).

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland). Phone for reservations is 1-615-449-5781; indicate you are there for the checker tournament. Hotel rates are $42+tax/night (US$). This is the same venue used for the 2009 GAYP National Tournament and recent Tennessee State tournaments. The Nashville airport is about 25 miles away by interstate. For more information please contact Kim Willis, Director/Referee and ACF National Youth Director 573-392-9943 or email: vincomomma@yahoo.com
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Roger Blaine Presents:

** JACK OF ALL GAMES **  - Classic Board Games!
Thursday, July 19, 2012... 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (you can be late for South Bend Chess Club this one time!)
BITTERSWEET BRANCH LIBRARY, 602 Bittersweet Rd., Mishawaka, IN... 259-0392

FREE! Come and try your hand! All ages welcome, kids or adults! It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys!
4-round Swiss System tournament -- you and your opponents take turns choosing the game!
Checkers -- Chess -- Pool Checkers -- Big Board Checkers -- Backgammon -- Mancala -- Scrabble -- Chinese Checkers -- Nine Men's Morris!

All equipment provided! Prizes awarded!
Roger Blaine, Tournament Director
Margo Ferguson, Library Coordinator     RESULTS


2012 WTM GAYP ( King v Scarpetta), July 15th - 20th, 2012

The The World GAYP Championship Title Match between Ron King, Barbados, the current defending champion, Barbados and challenger Sergio Scarpetta of Italy will take place at the “Hotel Parco della Rose”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy from 15th – 20th July 2012. The Referee will be Ian Caws (IOW). Individual donations will be welcomed. Contact any member of WCDF Executive Board or FID   RESULTS


American Pool Checkers Association National Tournament, July 9th - 12th, 2012

 2012 American Pool Checkers Association - “46th National Tournament” JULY 9-12, WELLESLEY INN ATLANTA AIRPORT HOTEL, 1377 Virginia Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30344 (404)762-5111 - Fax (404)762-0870

ROOM RATE: $65+Tax per night (1 QUEEN SIZE BED) $75+Tax per night (2 QUEEN SIZE BEDS OR 1 KING SIZE) Reservation: American Pool Checker Association Tournament (Upon making Reservation Ask for the above Special Rates)

PLAYING DIVISIONS AND FEES: BLUE RIBBONS - $50 GOLD BAR - $55 JR. MASTER - $60 MASTER - $65 TOP MASTER - $75

APCA Local Club Members must register with their local clubs. Non-affiliated Players should send registration fees to Roger Blaine, APCA National Treasurer, Post Office Box 353, Osceola, IN 46561 (574) 257-9033

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT YOUR LOCAL CLUB PRESIDENT or Elmer Mixon, Georgia Pool Checker Asssociation,16 Griffin Avenue,Atlanta, Georgia 30314, Club (404) 522-1740, Cell (404) 862-7121 or
Wayne Lockheart, Tournament Director, American Pool Checker Association, 5463 Cowen Street, Toledo, Ohio 43613, Tel: (409) 474-8835, Cell: (419) 215-3573, Email: waynelockheart@aol.com or
Clarence Gooche, President, American Pool Checker Association, 272 Foster Road, Henderson, North Carolina 27537, Cell (919) 608-0862, Email: CGOOCH@nc.rr.com, Website: http://americanpoolcheckers.us
For more information please contact Roger Blaine at (574) 257-9033.
     
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Southern States Checker Tournament, July 6th - 8th, 2012

The 2012 Southern Checker Tournament will be held at the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, in Lebanon, TN 37087, on July 6th - 8th, 2012. The inn is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland Street), near I-40 (take exit 238 north). On Friday, July 6, 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. King or Doubles get a Checker Players rate of $42.00 plus Tennessee Tax 16.24% = Total $48.82 per night) Please make your reservations early. For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. Submitted by Frank Davis
For more information please contact Frank Davis at 931-552-4246. 
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New England States Open & District 1
District 1 contains States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, & Vermont
District 1 Manager: Richard White

The New England States Open & District 1 Championship will be held at the home of Richard White, 8 Pine Street, Dover, Massachusetts 02030-2423 (map), Saturday, June 23, 2012.

  • Register 8:30 a.m. 1st round play starts at 9:30 a.m. - Over by generally 6 p.m.
  • Depending on the number of players, I'd like to use the same round-robin format we used last year:
  • Games to be played as soon as the players are ready to begin, go-as-you-please, round-robin with each round consisting of 1 game, draw for colors. (self-pairing after 1st round).
  • We deal with time control in this way. We've never used clocks because most players don't own them and aren't familiar with them. First round pairings are assigned by arrival time and after that, players match up as their games complete. So, if you're a slow player, fast player, or half-fast player (I think that's a Wiswell-ism), you'll have an opponent without having to wait for a round to complete. The last few years have worked out well under this system. There are generally 2 or 3 players who end up playing the last games after everyone else has finished and those games have been the decisive ones. It's unorthodox but it gets us through in one day in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Highest finishing N.E. resident will be the District One Champion; the highest finishing player from each N.E. state will be the Champion of that State.
  • We'll provide lunch, coffee and snacks.
  • No entry fee, no prize money, but you get your name on a plaque (contribution appreciated).
    Sometimes the press shows up. http://www.wickedlocal.com/dover/fun/x3 ... z1HKex1U4p
  • There are hotels nearby (Needham, Natick, Dedham, etc).
    For more details, questions, or directions, please email Richard White whitefork@comcast.net Phone 508-785-3197   RESULTS

11-Man Burlington Checker Tournament, June 16th, 2012

The 2012 Burlington 11-Man Open Checker Tournament, Saturday, June 16th, at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)-275-7688. We will play 11-Man, five 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 1 hour & 30 minutes each. $15.00 entry fee - Registration Opens: 8:300AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after two rounds. We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege to use their private room 8:30am - 7:00pm. Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper.
Out of town accommodations are at Continental Inn & Suites, 6102 Landmark Center Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 553-2763 or (800) 267-7460 & (336) 553-2768 (Fax) continentalinngreensboro.com   use this email: reservation@continentalinngreensboro.com

We have a block of 10 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $45.00 + tax ($51.19) for 2 queens available June 15th & 16th. Request 2nd floor room away from the lobby. Reserve room early. Directions: Take ( Wendover Ave W off I-40), Greensboro, exit 214, going west, turn left at Red Lobster onto Landmark Center Dr, turn right onto Landmark Center Boulevard, Continental on right. From Hotel to Libby Hill, go back to I-40, take I-40 E toward Durham, take Randleman Rd exit 220 on left, turn right onto Randleman Rd, 3011 Randleman Rd, Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant is on the left. (12 minutes - 8 miles)
Visit www.nccheckers.org  Call - Teal Stanley 336-215-7066, JR Smith 336-209-5656, or Mike Ross 336-584-8652 or cell 336-214-4219.  RESULTS


Missouri State GAYP Open, June 16th, 2012

in Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center, 100 S. 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO 64501. THE 2012 MISSOURI STATE (GAYP) GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE TOURNAMENT will be held Saturday, June 16th, at the Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center, 100 S. 10th Street, St. Joseph, MO.64501  Register at 8:00 a.m.; play at 9:00 a.m. Entry fee $5.00. For more information, contact George Stallsworth, 816-689-2859 or email: dstallsworth@stjoelive.com
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Texas / District 8 Championship, June 15th - 16th, 2012
District 8 contains States: Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and their District 8 Manager: Faye Harvell

The Texas State and District 8 Open Tournament will be held June 15th and 16th, 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. This is the eight tournament held in McKinney, TX, at the same place. We need 10 rooms taken to get the playroom free. Room Rate $59.00 per night. (Beds are two queen size or King beds). Seven rounds will be played, four 2 hour rounds will be played on Friday and three 2 hour rounds played on Saturday. Unless other plans of play are made at the Business Meeting. The entrance fee is $25.00 for Masters and $20.00 for Majors and Minors. Two levels of play will be played, unless we have enough for three levels, or same as last year. This is an American Checker Federation Sanctioned Tournament therefore , ACF. Membership Fees are $40.00 yearly. These may be paid at registration. Call Faye Mounger Harvell at 972-548-0049 or e-mail fayemounger@yahoo.com; or Hugh Hawkins at 903-532-5313 or e-mail HAWK-1@verizon.net  for more information.

Buttermilk pie maybe the special with all the other food and deserts. Looking forward to seeing all of you regular players and others from all parts of the Good Old U. S. A. Faye & Family, Hugh & Judy Hawkins. RESULTS


Pennsylvania/District 3 Tournament, June 9th - 10th, 2012
District 3 contains States: District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.), Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania - Ray Shelly is D3 Manager

The even has been moved back to the Days Inn, 101 Alexander Spring Road,Carlisle, PA 17015, where it was held last year. The Pennsylvania/District 3 Tournament will be held June 9th - 10th, 2012. Rooms are $62 + tax per night, mention you are there for the checker tournament for the discounted rate. The phone number is 717-258-4147.  Up to four people may share a room.

$1,000.00 in prize money guaranteed, registration is $50 if received before June or $60 during June. This is an ACF tournament and those dues may be paid at the door if you haven't already paid them. An active ACF membership is required to participate and may be purchased at the event if needed. All participants will receive a portion of the prize fund as long as ALL of their games are recorded and handed in.

A meeting will be held at 7:30am on June 9th with play to begin at 8:00. There will be 4 divisions with a maximum of 8 players each. Division placement will be based on players performance in other tournaments. Each division will be round robin for a total of 7 rounds with 2 hours allotted for each round. There will be a half hour between rounds and an hour and a half break for lunch.

Classes of players will be,
1. Minor, 16 years old or younger. Will be playing GAYP.
2. Minor, for those that have never won a Minor tournament anywhere. 3 move.
3. Major, for those that have never won a Major or "Class 'B' " tournament anywhere. 3 move.
4. Master, for those that have never won a Master tournament. 3 move.
5. Grand Master, for those that have taken first place in a Masters tournament before. 3 move.
Everyone will pay the same 50 dollar registration fee (If paid before June or $60 after that.) and be a member of the ACF.
ACF dues may be paid on site.
Only eight players per class, so get your money in right away.
To receive your prize money, you must be signed into your correct class, be present, let all players finish, all players are required to record all games and turn a copy into the scorekeeper.

To pre-register send name, address, and payment to: Jason Solan, ATTN: District 3, 127 B St., Carlisle, Pa. 17013
Spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis so get registered early to secure your spot.

For more information contact Ray Shelly 410-228-7192 / rayhshelly@gmail.com or Jason Solan 717-884-8805 / jason.solan66@gmail.com or solman66@yahoo.com 

Get ready for a great tournament. Shelly & Solan did a great job on this. RESULTS


Mississippi State Open Tournament, May 26th, 2012

THE 2012 Mississippi State Open Checker Tournament will be held Saturday, May 26th at Hall II - ICHF, 220 Lynn Ray Road,Petal, MS 39465. The Mississippi Open is traditionally held every Memorial Day weekend. Tournament starts at 8:30AM and represents the MS Open as well as the opening of the continued renovations and additions to the ICHF facility. There will be youth, ladies, beginners, minors, majors, and masters tournaments with awards, gifts, door prizes and a free lunch etc. for all participants. Charles Walker will referee and coordinate the opening. We are expecting a good turn out. Keep us in your prayers. Best Regards, Charles Walker
please contact: Charles Walker (601)-582-7090 or 601-582-5709 or e-mail: ichfcheckers@aol.com  RESULTS


North Carolina Open Checker Tournament, May 18th - 19th, 2012

The 122nd North Carolina Open will be held at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)-275-7688. We will play 3-Move - eight 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 1 hour & 15 minutes for each game. Entry fees: $25.00 Masters, $20 Majors, $15.00 Minors - Registration Opens: 8:30AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after two rounds (We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege to use their private room 8:30am - 6:00pm) Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeper.  Location will have a “Checker Tournament” sign at driveway entrance.

Out of town accommodations are at Continental Inn & Suites, 6102 Landmark Center Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 553-2763 or (800) 267-7460 & (336) 553-2768 (Fax) www.continentalinngreensboro.com use this email: reservation@continentalinngreensboro.com

We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $45.00 + tax ($51.19) for 2 queens available May 12th –14th. Request 2nd floor room away from the lobby. Reserve room early. Directions: Take Wendover Ave W off I-40, Greensboro, Exit 214, going west, turn left onto Landmark Center Dr, (beside Red Lobster), then turn right onto Landmark Center Boulevard, Continental Inn on right. From Hotel to Libby Hill, go back to I-40, take I-40 E toward Durham about 5 miles, take Randleman Rd Exit 220, exit to the left, (large overhead Randleman Rd sign) turn right onto Randleman Rd, go South about 1.5 miles to 3011 Randleman Rd (Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant) which is on the left. (12 minutes - 8 miles) For those arriving from the West or South US 220 this will be Exit 36 off N. I-85 / US29 / E. US70 and if arriving from South US 421 you intersect I-40/85 at Exit 222 so you need to go N. I-85 about 1.5 miles to Exit 220. More details on NC Checkers website - http://www.nccheckers.org with MAP
For more information please contact Teal Stanley or JR Smith at 336-215-7066 (Teal); 336-209-5656 (JR). RESULTS


West Tennessee Open Strawberry Festival Checker Tournament, May 11th - 12th, 2012

The 75th Annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Checker Tournament will be held at the "Regions Bank” 1214 Main St. Humboldt, TN. Same location as in past years. Play will begin Friday, May 11 at 9:00 am and continue until 2:00 pm Saturday. Frank and Mary Davis will again be referee and scorekeeper. The Humboldt Chamber of Commerce and the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival will again sponsor this tournament. We will have a very good prize fund (as always), free food, door prizes, and you won’t have to go outside to eat. From I-40 (Jackson, TN) take Exit 80-B – 14 miles to Humboldt. Motels:

Deerfield Inn, 45 bypass, Kingsize bed $39.99 +tax= $45.99,double beds $45.99 +tax= $52.31 (731-824-4770)recommend, but fills up early.
Heritage Inn, 3350 Eastend Dr. Single $41.95 + tax for queen and 48.95 +tax= $55.68(731-784-2278).
Regal Inn, 618 N. 22nd Ave., $38 (tax included) for king and $45 (tax included) for two doubles,(731-784-9693).
I will list a few Motels in the Jackson area. All of these will be about 20 minutes / 14 miles from the playing room.

1. Days Inn 1919 US Hwy 45 Bypass Jackson Tn. (731-668-3444)
2. Super 8 Motel 4295 N. Highland Jackson Tn. (731-668-1145)
3. Econo Lodge 1963 US Hwy 45 Bypass Jackson Tn. (731-668-4100)
4. Microtel Inn and Suites 220 Vann Dr. Jackson Tn. (731-668-0808)
5. Old Hickory Inn 1849 US Hwy 45 Bypass Jackson Tn. (731-668-4222)

For more information please contact Larry Keen at 731-413-8310. RESULTS


Randolph Co. Sr. Games, April 19th, 2012

Randolph County Senior Games, The Checkers Event is scheduled at 9:00am April 19, 2012 at the Sunset Theater on, 234 Sunset Ave, Asheboro, NC 27204. Your RCSG entry form must be completed by - Early Bird Deadline: March 23, 2012 (discount), and entry Deadline: March 30, 2012. More information please contact Regina Chriscoe at 336-626-1240x12.  RESULTS


Greensboro Checker Tournament, April 21st, 2012

The tournament will be held at 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: 8:30AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after two rounds. Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper “Checker Tournament” sign at driveway.

Out of town accommodations are at Econo Lodge, 2133 W. Hanford Rd., Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 227-1270. Use this email:
econoNc415@yahoo.com Brian Durham. We didn't reserved rooms under "North Carolina Checkers" at Continental Inn & Suites, because we could not get special rates because this is furniture market week. They want full price $129.99, so we reserved 5 rooms (2 Queen beds) at Econo Lodge in Burlington, NC at a special "Checkers Tournament" rate of $45.99 for Friday & Saturday, April 20 and 21st. Make you reservation and let the receptionist know you are a Checker Player for this rate. This is 26 minutes or 23 miles east of Libby Hill on I-40. From Hotel drive 13.7 miles I-40 W / I-85 S toward Greensboro then exit 220, turn left on Randleman Rd. go to 3011 Randleman Rd, Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant is on the left.
For more information please contact Teal Stanley or JR Smith at (336)-215-7066 or (336)-209-5656.  RESULTS


Missouri State Checker Tournament, April 21st - 22nd, 2012

The Missouri State 3-Move Tournament will be held Saturday & Sunday, April 21st & 22nd at McDonalds Restaurant, 3116 SW State Road 7, Blue Springs, MO 64014. Directions: Take the 7 Highway exit south off I-70; go approximately 2 and 1/2 miles on 7 Highway. If traveling 50 Highway, take the Highway 7 Exit and go north about 10 miles. 8:00 AM to 4 PM Saturday; 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sunday.  If you’d like to make a donation to the prize fund, please specify it is for the tournament.  MOTELS: ECONO LODGE HOTEL, 1110 NW State Route 7. Blue Springs, MO 229-6363; KNIGHTS INN & SUITES, 3400 NW Jefferson St., Blue Springs, 229-6311 (This is at the intersection of I-70 & State Tr. 7 229-6311; RODEWAY INN, 1110 NW State Route 7, 224-4466  For more information please contact Wilma Wolverton at 816-229-8361 or wilmawolv@sbcglobal.net    RESULTS


11-Man Ballot National, February 17th - 19th, 2012

The 2012 (11-Man) National is scheduled for February 17th - 19th, 2012 (Friday thru Sunday) at Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406 (336)-275-7688. Out of town accommodations are at Continental Inn & Suites, 6102 Landmark Center Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 553-2763 or (800) 267-7460 & (336) 553-2768 (Fax) www.continentalinngreensboro.com    use this email: reservation@continentalinngreensboro.com  We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $45.00 + tax ($51.19) for 2 queens available February 16th through 18th. Request 2nd floor away from lobby. Reserve room early. Directions: Take ( Wendover Ave W off I-40), Greensboro, exit 214, going west, turn left at Red Lobster onto Landmark Center Dr, turn right onto Landmark Center Boulevard, Continental on right. From Hotel to Libby Hill, go back to I-40, take I-40 E toward Durham, take Randleman Rd exit 220 on left, turn right onto Randleman Rd, 3011 Randleman Rd (Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant) is on the left. (12 minutes - 8 miles) We will play 11-Man - nine 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 3 hour per round. We play 3 rounds per day, Friday through Sunday. $25.00 entry fee - Registration Opens: 8:30AM - Play begins 9:30AM - Lunch break after one round (We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege to use their private room 8:30am - 8:30pm) Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper. Due to National status of event and ACF sanctioned tournament, all participants must be ACF members which may be purchased at registration. Door prizes for all players, and Tournament Trophies awarded to top two finishing players. Cake cutting at Sunday Lunch, celebrating Alex Moiseyev's February 19th birthday. Closing ceremony includes recognizing winners, picture taking, trophies, and prize fund.
Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066 or JR Smith (336)-209-5656 
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Tennessee State Open, March 2nd - 4th, 2012

 The Tennessee State Open Checker Tournament will be held Friday thru Sunday, March 2 - 4, 2012, at the Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, in Lebanon, Tennessee 37087. The inn is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland Street) near I-40 (take exit 238 north off I-40). The tournament consists of (3) divisions. Two rounds will be played on Friday, four on Saturday, and two on Sunday. Registration will begin at 1 PM followed by a business meeting at 3 PM. Play will start at 4 PM on Friday and end Sunday at 1 PM. For reservations, call 1-615-449-5781 and tell them you are a checker player. King or Doubles Checker Players rate is $42.00 (Tennessee Tax 16.24% = Total $48.82 per night) Please make your reservations early. For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. For more information please contact Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246.  RESULTS


Illinois State Checker Tournament, March 31st - April 1st, 2012

The 107th Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held on March 31st & April 1st, 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 of ISCA at email 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. Special thanks to our out of State Checker Players for supporting our Illinois State Checker Tournament.   RESULTS


District 4, November 2nd - 3rd, 2012
District 4 States: FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV - Larry Michael, D4 Manager


2012 District 4 Checker Tournament will be held November 2nd & 3rd in the fellowship hall, Gethsemane Baptist Church on 622 Hill Everhart Rd. Lexington, NC 27295-9138 phone: (336) 243-1605. Players will lodge at Days Inn at 1620 Cotton Grove Rd, Lexington, NC 27292, (336) 357-2333
. Checker players rate $65.00 which you should book your reservation by October 31st and tell receptionist you are a checker player. Tournament Registration will be handled in the playing room at the fellowship hall on Friday morning between 8:30 - 9:30 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The tournament will consist of 8 rounds of 3-Move: 4 rounds on Friday, 4 rounds on Saturday, with lunch served both days, Players Dinner at 6:00 PM Friday evening. Contact: Larry Michael District 4 Manager 336-248-8620 or ltmichael@lexcominc.net   RESULTS


Alabama Open & District 5, November 9th - 10th, 2012
District 5 contains States: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee - District Manager: Larry Pollard

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

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 hogeye@pinebelt.net 

Imperial Inn and Windwood Inn are the same, there is only one Motel in Haleyville. 
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