2014 16th Annual Pool Checkers Festival

 Saturday, November 8th & 9th, 2014 at the Quality Inn, 215 Dixie Way S. in the town of Roseland, South Bend, Indiana 46637  ( map )

Dear Checker friends and especially Pool Checker enthusiasts,

Mark your calendars!

The 16th Annual South Bend Pool & International Checker Festival will be Saturday, November 8th & 9th, 2014, at the Quality Inn (formerly called the Jameson Inn -- same location), 215 Dixie Way S. in the town of Roseland, north side of South Bend, Indiana 46637.  Right near the South Bend/Notre Dame exit from Interstate 80-90. Hotel phone (574) 277-3211  Roger Blaine (574) 257-9033 reblaine@hotmail.com

The International / 10 X 10 / Big Board competition will be on Sunday, November 9th at Wendy's Restaurant right across the street, same as last year.

More publicity will be coming later.  We look forward to some sharp contests!

Regards, Roger

 16 years of checker craziness!!

Come to Indiana for the Sixteenth Annual




            Nov. 8-9, 2014            

 Quality Inn, 215 Dixieway S., South Bend IN 46637

(Indiana 933 / Business US 31 in town of Roseland - formerly called Jameson Inn)

Take the South Bend-Notre Dame Exit 77 from Indiana Toll Road I-80-90, turn left from ramp,

the Quality Inn is the 5th building on the left.

Saturday, Nov. 8 – American Pool Checkers

Defending champion: Al Lambert

Sunday, Nov.  9 – International (Big-Board) Checkers

Defending champion: Thomas Fletcher

--Sunday event will be played in Wendy's Restaurant across the street, 320 Dixie Way S.

Entry fee $20 for one day, $30 for both days.

Register 9:30 a.m., begin at 10.  Round robin or Swiss format.

  Two divisions if sufficient entries, divided by “South Bend Ratings” from previous years.

 90% of entry fees will go into prize fund.  Place prizes and special bonus for game scores!

 Quality Inn  phone and fax (574) 277-3211.

Organizer:  Fair Play Games Tournaments,

Roger Blaine, P.O. Box 353, Osceola IN  46561.

Phone (574) 257-9033,  Fax (574) 259-0399,    E-mail  reblaine@hotmail.com

This Pool Checker Tournament is dedicated again to two Chicago players who passed away last year and will be very much missed:

THERMAN "CHICKEN GEORGE" EARNEST, who was one of our most faithful participants ever since the first tournament here in 1999, playing every year except once or twice when his health condition did not permit;  and STONEY BURKE, a tireless organizer, head of the Chicago club, and assistant director at National Tournaments, who still worked for the Postal Service in his 70's with over 50 years of seniority. 

South Bend is 100 miles from Chicago,  140 miles from Indianapolis, 200 miles from Detroit. 
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2014 Tournament Dates | 2013 Results | 2012 Results