2015 81st Illinois 101 Counties Open Tournament
October 3rd  and 4th, 2015

(Usually scheduled 1st weekend in October)

The 81st Illinois 101 Counties Open Ty will be held Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th, 2015, in mall in Marion, IL at the Illinois Star Centre Mall Food Court. (map) and sponsored by the Illinois State Checker Association.

Usually held on 1st Saturday & Sunday in October according to Gene Ellison.  Illinois has 102 counties but since Cook County was the Chicago area, with so many strong players they dominated the state checker tournaments and won most everything.  Therefore the down state started their own tournament with the other 101 counties, excluding Cook Co., and hence the name 101 Tournament.  In the early 70's the tournament was open to all players.

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 $45.60 (single & double) plus tax.  (Normal rate is $65 to $75).  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 with pair by a modified Swiss system. Entry fee is $10.00.  ACF Membership is not required to play in Illinois.  Please join us for a great time playing checkers.

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, ISCA Secretary & Treasurer and Tournament Director:  (618) 402-1822, email erdoll@gmail.com 


Roger Doll's email Sat, Aug 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM with A T&T link (try it!)

JR, Darlene, Here is the announcement for this year's IL 101 checker tournament
Roger

The 81st Annual Illinois 101 Counties Checker Tournament will be held Saturday October 3rd and Sunday October 4th, 2015 in Marion, IL, at the Illinois Centre Mall food court, sponsored by the Illinois State Checker Association.

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 1.5 miles to enter the mall.  The mall is located at the third stop light west of the interstate exit.  The food court entrance is on the north side near Target. A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Motel at 2601 De Young, Marion, IL, phone 618-993-5577 

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 shortly after 9:00 a.m.   There will be four rounds played on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday;  3 move restriction with pairing by a modified Swiss system.  Entry fee is $10.00

Please join us for a great time playing checkers.  For information call Roger Doll (618) 402-1822, email erdoll@gmail.com.

RESULTS:

 2015 81st Illinois 101 Counties Open Tournament
October 3rd  and 4th, 2015

(Usually scheduled 1st weekend in October)
October 3rd & 4th, 2015, Illinois Centre Mall Food Court, Marion, IL 62959 | Sponsored by the Illinois State Checker Association
Class A

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Congratulations, Don West!
1st Place - Wins The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
Congratulations, John Grisley!
The 81st 2015 IL 101 Class A Champion
Congratulations, Albert Tucker!
 3rd Place - The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
Congratulations, Gene!
4th Place - The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
                             
Finish
Position
Name

City, State

ACF# Rate New
Rate
Opp Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Pts Cash Comments
1 Don West

Mayfield, KY

10138 2042   3 4T3 1T2 2T2 4T3 1T3 2T2 15 $130.00

 Wins The 2015 IL 101 A Class Open Tournament

2 John Grisley

Marion, IL

10128 1822   4 3T1 2T2 1T2 3T1 2T2 1T4 12

$85.00

 
3 CM Albert Tucker

Minden, LA

10127 2013   2 1T2 4T2 3T2 1T1 4T2 3T2 11

$65.00

 

4 Gene Ellison

Norris City, IL

10133 1866   1 2T2 3T2 4T2 2T3 3T1 4T0 10

$45.00

 2015 IL 101 A Class Champion

                            $325.00

 ($300 donated by the Joe McDaniel)

On October 3rd and 4th, 2015 the 81st Illinois 101 Counties Open Tournament was held in Marion, IL by the Illinois State Checker Association (ISCA).  Eleven players attended from six states.  Play was
very competitive. The Illinois 101 Counties Champion is John Grisley.  The tournament open champion is Don West.  The B Class top Illinois player is Roger Doll and top tournament scorer is Flavious
Burgess. The tournament played using round-robin pairing, two three round round-robin for six rounds for the A Class and one 7 round round-robin for the B Class.  A good time was had by everyone.
The ISCA is especially thankful to Joe McDaniel for his generous donation to the prize fund.  Please mark your calendar to the first weekend in April 2016 (3/2 - 3/3, 2016) for the 111th Illinois
State Tournament.  Submitted by Roger Doll, Secretary/Treasurer.

2015 101 Counties A Class Score-sheet   |   2015 101 Counties B Class Score-sheet

Class B

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Congratulations, Flavious Burgess!
1st Place Winner -The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
Congratulations, Harvey Powell!
2nd Place -  The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
Congratulations, George Stallsworth!
 3rd Place - The 81st 2015 IL 101 Open
Congratulations, Roger Doll!
The 81st 2015 IL 101 Class B Champion
                               
Finish
Position
Name

City, State

ACF# Rate New
Rate
Opp Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts Cash Comments
1 Flavious Burgess

Fancy Farm, KY

10129 1835   1 2T4 3T4 4T4 6T4 7T0 byeT3 5T4 23 $80

 2015 IL 101 B Class Ty Winner (donated by the ISCA)

2 Harvey Powell

Hendersonville, TN

10064 1775   7 byeT3 5T1 6T4 4T4 1T4 2T2 7T4 22 $55  
3 George Stallsworth

Saint Joseph, MO

10226

1659

5 6T4 7T3 byeT3 2T2 3T1 5T4 1T0 17 $33  
4 Roger Doll

O'Fallon, IL

10087 1502   2 1T0 4T4 3T3 5T2 byeT3 7T2 byeT3 17 $32

 2015 IL 101 B Class Champion

5 Earl Kennell

Roanoke, IL

10195 1638   3 4T4 1T0 2T1 byeT3 5T3 6T4 3T0 15 $15

 

6 Jennifer Kelton

Mt. Vernon, IL

10072 1121   4 3T0 2T0 1T0 7T0 6T0 4T0 byeT3 3 $10  
7 Boone Wooden

Shawneetown, IL

12697 1431   6 5T0 byeT3 7T0 1T0 4T4 3T0 wd 7 -

 withdrew after 6th round

                              $225  

Don West won the top division and Flavious Burgess won the B class.


These two photos were taken by Judy Grisley | Scoresheets submitted by Roger Doll Wednesday, Oct 14,2015 at 9:45PM.


2015 Tournament Dates