Dear Checker Player
This is your personal invitation to participate in the 2017 ACF National 11-Man
Checker tournament on March 28, 29, 30 and 31 in Branson, Missouri. The 99%
Crossboard, 11-Man Ballot is the purest form of Checkers. This will be a
four-day event. Majors and Minors will play ten rounds (20 games). Two rounds
will be played on Tuesday, March 28, three rounds on Wednesday, March 29, three
rounds on Thursday, March 30 and two rounds on Friday, March 31. Masters will
play twelve rounds (24 games) or 3 rounds per day Tuesday through Friday. The
awards ceremonies will be after the final round. The entry fee is $20 with ACF
The site of the tournament will be the Honeysuckle Inn, 3598 Shepherd of the
Hills Expressway, 65616, in the heart of Branson. The phone number is (888)
561-3945. Please make your reservations now. It is important that you do this
as early as possible. The rate is $59.95 per night.
There are several other motels in the area including the Willow Tree Inn across
the street. (877) 922-6766.
We will provide shuttle from the Springfield airport to the motel. Let us know
if you need this service.
There will be a social period on Monday, March 27 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. You
may register for the tournament then or the next morning before the first
round. Play will begin each day at 8:30 a. m. The social hour will also give
you an opportunity to meet the tournament directors and sponsors and also play a
few friendly games. Please plan to come early.
We will provide lunch each day for all participants.
Branson is a vacation paradise with over 75 shows plus Silver Dollar City,
Whitewater, the Branson Scenic Railway and more. You and your friends and family
can enjoy many of the attractions in addition to playing Checkers. There are
many restaurants and shops within one mile of the motel. IHOP, Olive Garden,
Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, Taco Bell and McFarlain's are fewer
than five minutes walking distance. The IMAX Theater is next door. The World of
Checkers museum is a short distance.
There will be at least $20,000 in prize money... the largest fund ever for a
national tournament! This money will be divided among the top players in three
categories: Masters $11,560, Majors $5,480 and Minors $2,960. This event being
sponsored by David Seres of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Ken Seres of Edmond,
Oklahoma, and Jeannie and Joe McDaniel of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
If you wish to help with the prize fund, send your contribution to: 1416 S.
Marion Ave., Tulsa, OK 74112.
Make checks payable to Joe McDaniel.
Hope to see you in Branson. Contact us if you have any questions.
Jeannie and Joe McDaniel
1416 S. Marion Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112-5923