Palomino Motel and Restaurant
US #1-15-501 Bypass South Sanford
Sanford Checker promoters: Clint Pickard, Elbert Lowder, Ray Brooks, Sion Kelly, Hal Siler, Fletcher Rosser, John Lux, Attorney H.M. Jackson, and H.M's son George Jackson held many State and Southeastern - District 4 Tourneys at this location in the 70's & 80's. They played checkers behind double doors in the right far back dinning room, now where the buffet line & bar is.
I scanned this 1939 postcard and naturally this picture is larger than the card.
This was when they use a 3-day format playing seven or eight 4-game rounds in two and one-half or three days, scoring by match - winner takes all.
1997 3-Move Nationals - Greensboro, NC - (40 Players)
1981 GAYP Nationals - Sanford, NC - (33 Players)
1979 GAYP Nationals - Sanford, NC - (47 Players)
1977 GAYP Nationals - Sanford, NC - (44 Players)
1976 GAYP Nationals - Sanford, NC - (114 Players)