“The 2012 ACF National 3-Move Tournament”
ACF - 48th  3-Move National Tournament

"Hugh R. Burton Tournament Honoree " 

Scheduled week of

July 30th - August 4th 2012

Americas Best Value Inn & Suite, in Lebanon, TN 37087

The ACF National Checker Tournament will be held July 30th - August 4th , 2012 in Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, Lebanon, TN. The Hugh R. Burton 3-Move - ACF National Honoree Tournament”  Tournament runs Monday through Saturday, but Majors/Minors Divisions will finish on Friday. The tournament will consist of 8 rounds (four-game rounds).  Registration will take place Monday morning from 8:30 -10:30am followed by a business meeting.  Format will be: The Masters use the traditional round scoring (ballot scoring). The Majors and Minors will be scored by game.  We will play eight, four-game rounds over the course of six days as Masters, and Majors and Minors will play eight four-game rounds over five days, with registration Monday morning and closing ceremonies Saturday evening. Review the tentative (Schedule). On National Tournament entry fees have been increased to $80 (Master), $45 (Major), and $30 (Minor). See also below announcement regarding scoring method.  Results of scoring method vote (from April bulletin) for U.S. 3-Move National Tournaments (by Richard Beckwith, ACF Player Rep)

Voting participation was not very high from our mail-in ballot in # 356 ACFB-Apr 2012. Masters voted to amend the scoring system to ballot scoring by a 4-1 vote effective with this year's National Tournament. Majors (5-1) and Minors (2-0) voted to retain their current method of scoring by game. All divisions continue to play four-game rounds. GAYP Nationals were not voted upon here, and remain scored by game (two-game rounds). The Tournament Director will have your rating and place you in the appropriate division by brackets as: 2000 & above plays Masters, 1701-1999 will play Majors, and 1700 & below plays Minors.

A two day Youth Tournament “The 2012 Arthur Niederhoffer National Youth Championship” will precede the main National Tournament which is scheduled especially for Kim Willis Youth Program and any other state youth checker players interested in play a National Youth Tournament. Most parents / chaperones and the 4th, 5th, & 6th graders will arrive Friday, July 27th and play Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th. In addition to the 10,11, and 12 year olds (ages 9-13, three classes in this group), there will be a Younger Division (ages:14-17) and Older Youth Division (ages:18-21). An ACF Membership ($40/year) is required to play in the main event and may be paid during registration (entry fee to be determined).

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites is located on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland). Phone for reservations is 1-615-449-5781; indicate you are there for the checker tournament. Hotel rates are $42+tax/night (US$). This is the same venue used for the 2009 GAYP National Tournament and recent Tennessee State & Southern tournaments. The Nashville airport is about 25 miles away by interstate.

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For more information please contact Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246.

2012 Tournament Dates  |  2012 Nat Results