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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org $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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