2015 WTM 11-Man Ballot (Laverty vs Moiseyev)
January 16th through 19th,
2015 at the Econo Lodge Hotel, 2133 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 (336)
World 11-Man Ballot Match between GM Alex Moiseyev, current
World 11-Man Checkers Champion from Dublin, Ohio and IM Tim Laverty, challenger
from Graham, North Carolina is scheduled to play a 16 game match on
January 16th - 19th, 2015. Dates are Friday thru Monday, with the option of possibly playing an
additional 4 games (tie breaker play-off) on Tuesday, January 20th if an even score after 16 games. This 11-Man Ballot WTM will start
10:00 AM at the Econo Lodge in conference room 245 as the designated playing room on the 2nd
floor. Opponents are scheduled to play 4 games per day, Friday
through Monday, and finish their 16th game Monday evening (Martin Luther King's Day).
The public is welcome to watch this match provided
they show respect and quietness to the competing opponents. The
local news media is also invited. North Carolina Checker Association
is sponsoring this World Title Match which is sanctioned by the
American Checker Federation and World Checker Draughts Federation.
JR Smith and Teal Stanley will serve as the official
referee/scorekeeper. All games will be recorded and published. Travis Weddle
from Roanoke, VA will serve as media specialist. He will webcam the
games and use UStream to video the games to the internet so the public can watch this WTM.
Here's the link to the channel on USTREAM:
IM Tim Laverty earned the right to challenge GM
Alex Moiseyev this spring by winning 2nd place runner up to GM
Moiseyev at the 2014 11-Man Ballot National
in Greensboro, NC. Tim Laverty won his position by a tie on game points with Joe
Moore, Jr. of Levittown, PA but earned 9 more honor points for his 2nd
Place Finish. This will be IM Tim Laverty's fourth attempt to
de-throne World Champion GM Alex Moiseyev. Laverty played for
this title in 2008, 2011, 2013, and hopefully this will be the year!
We have negotiated special checker players' room rates of $45 for king or doubles
so let the receptionist know you are a checker player
Donations are needed, and may be sent to JR Smith, NCCA, P.O. Box 39594, Greensboro, NC 27438. or donate via Paypal at
ACF Store Donations page.
2015 Tournament Dates |
2015 11-Man WTM Results
2015 11-Man WTM Request for Donations
2015 11-Man WTM Contract
11-Man World Champions |
11-Man Ballot Championship (Time-Line)