2014 World Qualifying 3-Move Tournament in Louisville, KY  

November 13th thru 16th 

The winner of the WQT bid was awarded to Michael Holmes.  The winner of the tournament will have the honor of playing the world champion. The event has never been held in the U.S.  We're expecting the best players from around the world to play in this tournament.  The WCDF 3-Move QT (Open Division) has never played in the USA in the past. In addition to the Louisville, Kentucky bid by Holmes, Gerry Lopez made a Las Vegas bid.


2004 Bridgetown, Barbados
2006 Stonehaven, Scotland
2008 Beijing, China
2010 Dublin, Ireland
2012 Lille, France
2014 Las Vegas?  Louisville?

Its official, the WCDF World Qualifier & Woman/Youth Championship (3-Move) is scheduled November 13th - 16th has changed venue: 

Best Western Hotel (still in Louisville area, across the Ohio River in Indiana) will now be used for the November WCDF Qualifier & Woman’s world championship. 

Hotel address for site of tournament:  Best Western - Green Tree Inn, 1425 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN 47129.  812-288-9281. (map) $95.00 per day for 2 Queen beds includes breakfast.  Block is for WCDF.  November 11-16 (play 13-16)  15 minutes without traffic from Louisville Airport.  4 minutes from downtown Louisville.  Restaurants within walking distance (Golden Corral, Bob Evans, Mexican place); Walmart and Target are just a couple of minutes away by car.

Rich Beckwith, WCDF (World Checkers Draughts Federation) President

Helpful Information for players outside of USA:  (email from, Front Desk Clerk-Best Western Green Tree Inn)

The Room charges are $94.99, plus tax, per night (after tax the total nightly charges will be $105.44). Therefore, the complete total for the 5 nights (with a Check-in date of November 11 & Check-out of November 16), room & tax charges will be $527.20.
However, in order for us to guarantee your reservation I will need a valid credit card to hold the room. Therefore, I have attached a Credit Card authorization form for you to complete, sign & fax back, including a photocopy of the front & back of the credit card, along with a photocopy of the cardholder's driver's license..
Questions and/or Comments?
Ashlee Welch
Front Desk Clerk-Best Western Green Tree Inn
1425 Broadway
Clarksville, IN 47129
(812) 288-9281 Fax (812) 288-9281

USA Selections for 2014 World Qualifier & Woman's Championship on November 13-16 are Alex Moiseyev (WCDF), Jim Morrison (ACF), Joe Moore (ACF), Charles Freeman (ICHF), Alex Holmes (ICHF), Wilma Wolverton (USA), and Kim Willis (USA).  As of date of printing, there is still one more ACF pick to come, in addition to possibly more women players.  Other Master Players who are current ACF members and are interested to participate may enter through affiliation ($100) of a state checker association to WCDF, a process which permits two additional nominations due by October 13.

Contributors to the WQT so far that I know about!
Frank Davis $100.00
Arthur Mayes $100.00
Chuck Freeman $100.00
John Webster $100.00
Alan Millhone $100.00
Jim Morrison $200.00
Michael Holmes $200.00
Charles Walker $300.00
Richard Beckwith $1,000.00
Total Contributions: $2,200.00
There may have been some that have sent money to the ACF that I do not know about. So, hopefully this is not an all inclusive list.
Michael Holmes

The competitors are, in no particular order:

Name Country
 Alex Moiseyev  USA
 Jim Morrison  USA
 Charles Freeman  USA
 Michael Holmes  USA
 Joe Moore  USA
 Alex Holmes  USA
 Mark Sokolovsky  USA
 Sergio Scarpetta  Italy
 Luca Iacovelli  Italy
 Lubabalo Kondlo  South Africa
 Ron King  Barbados
 Jack Francis  Barbados

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