2-Day ACF National 3-Move “Arthur Niederhoffer ” Youth Tournament
was held on July 28th & July 29th 2012 in Lebanon, TN 37087
at Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, on Highway 231 (822 Cumberland Street) at exit 238 north off I-40
left - right front: Angel Hidebrand, Trisha McKinnon, Jeremy Herman, Tyler Brown, Anthony Oliveres, Tyler Harrell,
Freedom Shackley, Oressa Kinsey, back row: Alex Holmes, Alex Moiseyev, Kim Willis, Ron "Suki" King, and Laura Parker
3-Move / Seven 2 game rounds Swiss of ˝ hour per game - Scoring by game - playing: 4 rounds Saturday and 3 rounds Sunday
2012 National Youth Open
Single Class By Round, 2Gm
|Rd 2||Rd 3||Rd 4||Rd 5||Rd 6||Rd 7||T.Pt.||S.B.||
|1||Alex Holmes||Sellersburg, IN||
|10066||1878||1878||10||5T4||3T4||9T4||1T4||2T4||8T4||6T4||28||100.00||$45.00||2012 Nat Open Youth Boy's Champ|
|2||Laura Parker||Pass Christian, MS||
|12686||1600||1590||9||4T4||2T3||10T0||8T2||5T4||6T2||3T4||19||57.00||$30.00||2012 Nat Open Youth Girl's Champ|
|3||Anthony Olivares||Eldon, MO||
|4||Tyler Brown||Eldon, MO||
|5||Trisha McKinnon||Eldon, MO||
|6||Jeremy Herman||Eldon, MO||
|7||Oressa Kinsey||Eldon, MO||
|8||Tyler Harrell||Eldon, MO||
|9||Freedom Shackley||Eldon, MO||
|10||Angel Hidebrand||Eldon, MO||
|On ACF forum 7/29/12||$150.00|
Sam Parker from Pass Christian, MS opened the Youth National closing ceremony, thanking
the youth players and their parents for participating in a National Checker
event. Sam announced that next years Youth National would take place at the ICHF (International Checker Hall of Fame) in Petal, Mississippi.
Charles Walker will help the traveling players by covering their food and hotel expenses.
Many more children will be there, for example they had 30-40 kids at their MS Open this year.
Kim Willis served as master of ceremonies, calling up the
players individually to the front, recognizing their achievement, and presenting
their awards at the closing ceremony.
Congratulations to all our National Youth Checker Players for
participation in this National Checker event.
Big Thank you to: Kim Willis, John Acker, Charles Walker,
Sam Parker, & Vic Niederhoffer for their support and sponsorship, Alex Moiseyev, & Ron King also
participated as checker celebrities, and especially the parents who supported
their children by bring them to Lebanon. Ms. Stacy Lawless, who managed the
afterschool checker programs in Eldon also attended Lebanon.
All the National Youth Tournament Players received a 4th
International Match Book donated by ICHF - Charles Walker, Finish Position
Ribbon, Participation Certificate, Tournament Cash Prize, and had their picture
taken individually between Alex and Kim with their certificate at the closing
Grand Master Ron "Suki" King and Grand Master Alex Moiseyev
participated in the closing ceremony, Alex autographed all the officially signed
National Youth Participation Certificates.
Anthony Olivares, 3rd place winner received a 3rd place
achievement medallion, and a Checkers - ICHF Annual Magazine for 2011
published by Charles Walker in addition to the rest of his awards.
Laura Parker won 2nd place,
receiving a 2nd place achievement medallion, a Checkers - ICHF Annual
Magazine for 2011 published by Charles Walker in addition to the rest of her
Alex Holmes won the Youth National with a perfect score of 28
game points out of possible 28,
receiving a 1st place achievement medallion, a Checkers - ICHF Annual
Magazine for 2011 published by Charles Walker in addition to the rest of his
awards. He was also the only ACF rated play in this tournament.
All players except Holmes were unrated players before they played in this tournament so they were put into the system as a 1600 base average rating, they will + or - according to their performance with other rated players. An unrated player is considered provisional for the first 20 games and 1600 was the average ACF rating when Eric Strange took over the old Dave Butler rating system and started this new rating program.
We appreciate all those players who contributed and donated to
the youth program so this even was possible.
Nice video was shot by John Acker on the closing ceremony at the Youth Tournament...
Great reporting by John Acker on the ACF Youth National with complete pairings, up to
date round reporting, and following and publishing the event in a timely fashion
right up to their finish positions, and later did the same for the adult National -
A nice newspaper article about Hugh Burton, who was our National Tournament
Honoree ran Sunday, July 29, 2012 in the Jackson Sun News - Link
The Lebanon Democrat Newspaper sent out Mary Hinds, staff
writer and Dallus Whitfield, photographer to get a nice article and pictures on the 2012 ACF “3-Move Hugh R. Burton National Open” Checker Tournament, which ran in
The Lebanon Democrat Saturday,
August 4th paper.
2012 Tournament Dates | 2012 Adult National Results | Photos