Tuesday, May 13, 2009 - Burlington The Times News - "Checkers championship is this weekend in Oxford"

OXFORD - The North Carolina Checkers Association will hold its 119th state open checkers tournament this weekend at The Masonic Home for Children, 600 College St. The two-day tournament will feature the best checker players from across the state and is an open format, meaning those who are interested can register between 8 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. Friday.

This is the first time in more than 30 years the tournament has been held in this area. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and the event will be held in the basement of the York Rite Chapel on the campus of The Masonic Home for Children.

Trophies, certificates and cash prizes will be awarded on Saturday afternoon. For more information, visit or call (336) 209-5656.

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