The 109th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 5th & April 6th, 2014

( Usually scheduled 1st weekend in April )

Illinois State Checker Association
Ramon Dionisio, President
Howard Hoover, V President
Roger Doll, Secretary & Treasurer
Ramon Dionisio
1509 Old Oak Place, Darien, Il 60561
phone: 630-835-4304  email:

The 109th Annual Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held Saturday April 5th and Sunday April 6th, 2014 in Marion, IL, at the Illinois Centre Mall food court.

A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Motel at 2601 De Young, Marion, IL, 62959 (map).  phone 618-993-5577. The Super 8 is located to the left off the first stop light West of Exit  54 B coming off the Interstate I-57.  Room rates are $52.00 plus tax.  The Illinois Centre Mall is located West of Intersection I-57 and IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54B) Marion, Illinois 62959 (map), (mall map). Travel west on IL 13 ( W Deyoung Street) about 1.5 miles to enter the mall. The mall is located at the third stop light west of the same interstate exit. You turn right at this third stop light and go to the back of the mall toward the Target parking.  Park in the lot before Target and the door will lead to the food court where we will be playing.  The food court entrance is on the north side near Target.

Registration on Saturday begins at 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. with a business meeting at 9:00 a.m. and play beginning shortly afterward at 9:45 a.m. There will be four rounds played on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday; 3-move restriction with pairing by a modified Swiss system. We hope to have enough players for a "C" division to attract beginners.  Entry fee is $10.00

Please join us for a great time playing checkers. For information call Roger Doll (618) 402-1822, email  You may also contact Ramon Dionisio, 1509 Old Oak Place, Darien, IL 60561, phone: 630-835-4304 email:  The American Checker Federation requires a membership ($40.00) for all participants at ACF sanctioned tournaments; however, no ACF Membership is required to play in Illinois.  Sincerely, Ramon Dionisio, President of ISCA.

2014 Tournament Dates