The North Carolina State Open

The NC State Open Checker Tournament is always held on 1st Thursday, Friday, and Saturday after Mother's Day.   Mother's Day is the 2nd Sunday in May.
Our New Tournament Dates are:

May 12th, 13th, & 14th, 2005


Registration will be handled in the playing room after supper on Wednesday (May 11th) and between 8:00 - 9:00 AM on Thursday morning. Play will get underway by 10:00 AM Thursday following a short business meeting. The entry fee is $15.00. Any contributions to support the Prize Fund will be appreciated. NCCA has committed $1,000.00 to prize fund plus its building.  As in the past, the tournament will be played under the Three-Move Restriction Style of Play, using the Swiss System of scoring. There will be 7 rounds at 4 games per round. We will play 3 rounds Thursday, 3 rounds Friday, and finish with one round Saturday to permit early travel back home.


We selected Travelodge after getting a general consensus from tournament players of past State Tournaments.  They insisted on holding the cost down.  This motel location is in Greensboro on High Point Road near Coliseum and 4-Season Mall.  You should easily see the large towering "Travelodge" sign from I-40. 


Travelodge is on 2112 W. Meadowview Road, Greensboro, NC (I-40 exit Bus 217 toward Coliseum downtown Greensboro, then turn right on Meadowview Rd at Biscuitville and Travelodge on immediately left)


Call in reservations early:  Bill Bates, Director of Sales or Manager, Clyde Peacock  800-230-5676 or 855-5577  or  $41 plus 13% tax.  (Special Checker Player's Rate) This includes: playing rooms furnished with coffee/tea & drinks, some pastries (two rooms joining with open center door, furnished with 14) 6' table - 2 paired players (4 chairs) or 10) 8' table - 3 paired players (6 chairs) which includes additional tables for score keeper and drinks & pastries.  These are regular fold conference tables with table cloths.


Free Continental Breakfast, all Double Queen Beds or King Beds same price. (I rate as a 1 star Motel) older but clean neat rooms comparable to the 2004 Kinston Howard Johnson. We need to confirm rooms with in 90 days of event.


You're on 3200-3000 High Point Rd between 4 Season Sherdon Inn and Coliseum with all the restaurants. The women can shop at 4 Seasonís Mall and lots of other strip malls. Must be 30 restaurants with in couple of blocks of Motel: Long Star Steakhouse, Grady's American Grill, Olive Garden, Po Folks, Jack Astor's Bar & Grill, La Bamba Mexican Restaurant, Biscuitville, China King, International Buffet, Arby's Roast Beef, Ham's Restaurant, Chili's Bar & Grill, Carolina's Diner, Subway, Hooters, Burger King, KYOTO Express, Wendy's, Oh Brian's, Italian Restaurant, Carrabba's Italian Grill, McDonald's, Darry's, Smokey Bones, Waffle House, Gold India Restaurant.


I-40 exit Bus 217 toward Coliseum downtown Greensboro, look on right for Travelodge




You just about there!


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