2014 US Youth National Open  
Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at “BluegrassMagic Gameshop” on 5629 Outerloop, Louisville, KY 40219 (map)  502-964-1170


The USA National Tournaments this year in Kentucky are in memory of former World Champion and Kentucky resident, Don Lafferty (1933-1998). He was a great friend to all, an awesome math and physics teacher at a Kentucky school, and one of the world’s greatest checker players ever.

Every player in the youth tournament will receive a checkerboard set!. There will be dozens of checker books, hundreds of dollars in prizes, trophies and ribbons given away at this tournament. It is the first time it has been held in Louisville, KY.

This year the USA 2014 Youth National 3-Move will be one day.  July 19th
Registration will be from 10 to 11 and play starts at 11. Also note that Youth tournament will end at 4:45pm.
Rd 1  11:00-11:45am
Rd 2  12:00-12:45pm
Rd 3  1:30-2:00pm

Winner Brackets and consolation games.
Rd 1 2:15-2:45pm
Rd 2 3:00-3:30pm
Rd 3 3:45-4:15pm
Awards 4:15- 4:45pm

Entry fee is $10.00.
Trophies and checker books for each group and over $400 in prize money total.
2 games per round, and age brackets 7 and under, 8-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15 through senior in high school. Obviously, anyone can play up. Three rounds will determine age bracket winners. Another three rounds determines overall winner from the age bracket winners.

Anyone wanting to support this event can call me at 502-767-2725, email me at holmes_cdfm@yahoo.com, or talk to me at the TN tournament. Any type of checker material donated for the youth will be much appreciated!


Michael Holmes, MBA, CDFM
Systems Accountant
Louisville District, COE
600 Martin Luther King Place
Louisville, KY  40201
Phone:(502) 315-7033

2014 ACF National 3-Move Tournament July 23rd -thru- 27th 2014, Louisville, Kentucky at the BluegrassMagic Gameshop. The address is 5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219. 502-964-1170. Masters, Majors , and Minors will start on July 23. Business meeting starts at 10am and registration after the business meeting. Play on July 23rd starts at Noon. Master's Division will play 2 games (1 opening) per round. Rd 1 is 12-3 and Rd 2 is 4-7, July 24th Rd 3 is 10-1, Rd 4 is 2-5, and Rd 5 is 6-9, July 25th Rd 6 is 10-1, Rd 7 is 2-5, and Rd 8 is 6-9, July 26th Rd 9 is 10-1, Rd 10 is 2-5, and Rd 11 is 6-9, July 27th Rd 12 is 1-4. Major's Division will be decided Wednesday during the business meeting and will play through Friday or Saturday. If they only have one round to play Saturday anyone can take a 2 point bye for the last round. Recommended hotel is Quality Inn & Suites, 3255 Bardstow Rd, Louisville, KY 40205. It takes a total of 52 minutes to take the trip by bus and about 11 minutes by car. Bus directions: take bus 23 to Bardstown @Goldsmith stop id 17860 and walk 1 minute to Armsmere @ Shepherdville and take bus 62 to BluegrassMagic Gameshop.

Jim Morrison assisted Michael Holmes with the 2014 Youth National Tournament. Jim took his 3 granddaughters to participate and they were the only ones to show up.  The 7 year old Emma Morrison of Glasgow, Ky was declared winner of her age group and received $50 and a trophy. The 11 year old Hannah Morrison of Glasgow, Ky was declared winner of her age group and received $50 and a trophy. The 12 year old Katie Morrison of Cave City, Ky was declared winner of her age group and received $50 and a trophy. They played each other and the 11 year old Hannah Morrison of Glasgow Ky was the overall winner. She received another $50 and trophy as overall youth champion. The other two did not play to see who was second. I suppose they tied for second and third.  Jim Morrison reported by email Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 9:16 AM

2014 Tournament Dates  |  Louisville Youth Checker Club