2016 Virginia Open
(usually scheduled 3rd weekend in September)
The Old Dominion Checker Association
The 99th Annual Commonwealth of Virginia Open Checker Tournament
Friday & Saturday, September 16th & 17th 2016 (usually 3rd weekend of September)
Econo Lodge Hotel, 2133 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 | 336-227-1270 | I-40E exit 145 (map) VA Postcard Invitation
We play in Conference Room 247 | We have a block of 12 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $49.99 + tax ($54.86) for king or double queens available September 15th through 17th. You must let receptionist know you are a checker player to get discount.
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 tournament or prize fund will be appreciated.
As in the past, the tournament will be played under 3-Move, using the Swiss System of scoring with only one re-pair if necessary. There will be 8 rounds at 2 games per round - 1 hour games. We will play 4 rounds Friday of 2 hours per round - 1 round before lunch and break for a 1 hour lunch at 12:00 - various restaurants close by. Then 3 rounds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch then break for a 1 hour lunch, and 2 afterwards, hopefully finished by 5PM permitting adequate travel time back home.
Buck Smith continues the ODCA tradition. This is the 99th continuous Annual Virginia Checker Tournament.
For further information, telephone Buck Smith - President of ODCA at 540-997-0332 email: BUCKandBJ@aol.com or Ryan Pronk, Vice President, 480-262-0037 Ryan.Pronk@gmail.com or Travis Weddle, Secretary/Treasurer, cell: 540-797-5213 firstname.lastname@example.org | VA Postcard Invitation | Tournament Schedule| List of Restaurants | Front desktop display
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