2016 Up Coming Checker Events
The ACF 50th 3-Move National Tournament | July 27 thru 30th in Branson, MO
ACF National 3-Move Tournament, “George & Darlene Stallsworth , our 3-Move National Tournament Honoree” We honor George and Darlene for their contribution and support to the game! Scheduled for July 27th thru 30th 2016 (Wednesday thru Saturday) Honeysuckle Inn – Branson, MO 65616. Honeysuckle Inn, 3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Branson, MO 65616 | 888-561-3945 | 9800-491-9657 or 417-335-20230. Player’s rate for double queens $67.00, please book your room early. Please contact Joe McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-834-3259 or mobile 918-633-1510 about questions, concerns, and/or pledge contributions. Mail you donations to the below address or use the ACF store PayPal. Joe McDaniel, 1416 S. Marion Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74112-5923. Schedule: 4 days, (Wednesday through Saturday) for the Minors, Majors, and Masters. In order to facilitate airline schedules and motel reservations we have changed the format for the upcoming national 3-move tourney. All three categories will play four days, July 27, 28, 29 & 30 which is Wednesday through Saturday. The Masters will play 12 rounds. That will be three rounds or six games per day. This has been increased from 10 rounds to 12 rounds as originally scheduled. Majors and minors will play 10 rounds as originally scheduled. That will be 2, 3, 3, 2 rounds Wednesday through Saturday. We are expecting to have more prize money than any tourney in recent history....possibly $13,000. The distribution will not be determined until the day of the tourney. The ACF Bulletin, ACF website, Missouri Checker Association Newsletter and North Carolina Checker Association will reflect these changes.
ACF District 7 (3-Move) Open Tournament | August 13th in Omaha, NE
The ACF District # 7 Championship Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at the Oak View Mall, 3001 South 144 St. in Omaha, Nebraska. Enter the Mall on the south side at the food court. There are several places to eat located right there. Dave Stovie - ACF District 7 manager / Nebraska Checkers Association / KRCC. Dave Stovie / KRCC 402-541-3534 or email@example.com. Register by 9:00 a.m., play will start by 9:30 a.m. Entry fee will be $15.00, (added to the prize fund) Will pay the top 5 players. The District 7 Champion must be a member of the ACF. Please plan to attend and help make the tournament a great success. District 7 contains States: Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin - District 7 Manager: Dave Stovie
Annual Mid-Ohio Checker Meet (GAYP) | August 19 & 20th in Fredericksburg, OH
The Annual Mid-Ohio Checker Meet will be held at Crist & Rosanna Miller's home at 10250 S. Kansas Road, Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627. Friday & Saturday, August 19th and August 20th. Registration opens at 12:00 pm, we will begin at 1:00 pm the evening of the 19th and continuing into Saturday. This year we play GAYP, we switch every other year between GAYP and 3-Move Restriction. We will play 8 total rounds of Swiss (1 1/2 hours per 2 game rounds) as 4 rounds Friday and 4 rounds Saturday with play starting at 9:00am. Snacks & drinks provided, with free breakfast and lunch on Saturday. For more information, contact Crist Miller, coordinator at 330-231-5034 or 330-359-7877. We will play in the large building on the right side of Crist & Rosanna Miller's home. Tournament is free, but please contribute $30 to show your support & appreciation. All funds over tournament and food expense will be contributed to the Ohio Crippled Children's Fund. In previous years the top prize has been handmade furniture. (wall clock, table, stool, etc.)
VA Open (3-Move) Open | September 16-17th , 2016 in (To be Announced)
WHAT: VA Open - 8 Rounds of 3-Move (only 1 repair if necessary)
WHEN: September 16-17, 2016 (Registration: 8am, Meeting: 9am, Start Play: 10am)
WHERE: To Be Announced
WHO: Buck Smith 540-997-0332 or BUCKandBJ@aol.com - Ryon Pronk 480-262-0037 or Ryan.Pronk@gmail.com - Travis Weddle 540-797-5213 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE: http://www.nccheckers.org/NCCA/2016 Virginia Open Announcement.htm
27th Annual Mayberry Days - September 21-25, 2016 Mount Airy, North Carolina | Checkers Tournament Saturday, September 24th
Checkers Tournament Saturday, September 24th. - Checkers Tournament Sign-up, Mayberry Days Information Station (8:00am-11:00am), Front of Andy Griffith Playhouse. “CHESTER JONES CHECKERS COMPETITION” / 12 Noon - 3:00 pm hosted by Dennis Beal and the “Mayberry” chapter of TAGSRWC ("The Andy Griffin Show" Rerun Watchers Club) of Knoxville, TN. Sign up to play in the tournament at the information station (Free! - No entry Fee). The tournament is a Single or Double Elimination depending on number of tournament entrants. One year we played a round robin and the trophy winner was the player who won the most games. The trophy was presented at the end of the tournament. The Winner gets trophy and recognition. There is a professional photographer taking pictures. Both practice and the tournament will be held in the Photo Gallery on the lower level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse. 2016 Mayberry Chester Jones Checkers Competition will be held in the Photo Gallery (air conditioned) on lower level of the Andy Griffith Playhouse, 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 – Saturday, September 25th, 2016.
82nd Illinois 101 Counties Open (3-Move) | October 1st & 2nd, 2016 in Marion, IL
The 82nd Illinois 101 Counties Open Ty will be held Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd, 2016, in mall in Marion, IL at the Illinois Star Centre Mall Food Court. (map) and sponsored by the Illinois State Checker Association. Usually held on 1st Saturday & Sunday in October according to Gene Ellison. Illinois has 102 counties but since Cook County was the Chicago area, with so many strong players they dominated the state checker tournaments and won most everything. Therefore the down state started their own tournament with the other 101 counties, excluding Cook Co., and hence the name “101 Tournament.” In the early 70's the tournament was open to all players. The Illinois Centre Mall is located west of the intersection of Interstate I-57 and IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54B). Travel west on IL 13, about a ½ mile to enter the mall. The mall is located at the third stop light west of the interstate exit. Turn right at this third light and to the back of the mall toward the Target parking lot. 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. A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Model at 2601 De Young, Marion, IL 62959, phone 618-993-5577. Please indicate that you are there for the tournament to receive a room discount for checker players of $45.60 (single & double) plus tax. (Normal rate is $65 to $75). The Super 8 is located off the first light west of the Interstate. Registration on Saturday begins at 8:00 a.m. with play beginning after a 9:00 a.m. business meeting. There will be four rounds on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday; 3-move restriction with pair by a modified Swiss system. Entry fee is $10.00. ACF Membership is not required to play in Illinois. Please join us for a great time playing checkers. Here is information for the GPS traveler: Illinois Centre Mall 3000 West Deyoung St # 604, Marion, IL 62959 (618) 993-5436 For more information contact or Roger Doll, ISCA Secretary & Treasurer and Tournament Director: (618) 402-1822, email email@example.com
ACF District 4 Open (3-Move) | November 4th & 5th, 2016 in Marion, IL
ACF District 4 is the first weekend in November (Nov. 4 & 5). This will be played on Friday and Saturday and will be at Gethsemane Baptist Church Fellowship hall. There will be 8 rounds of 2 games each (1 opening) using the 156 deck openings. Scoring will be by games…2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw. It looks as if the prize fund will be at least $2,000.00. If we only have one division, as in the past, first prize will be $500. Entry fee will be $25.00 and registration will be 9:00-10:00 AM on the 4th. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play will begin at 10:00 AM sharp Friday. There will be 4 matches played on Friday and 4 on Saturday. We start of 8 AM Saturday with a two hour time limit per match. There will be no break for lunch. We will play right through so that the players can get back home as quickly as possible. I have not yet set up a place to stay for this year, but as soon as I find out I will let you know. We will have a meal on Friday evening and lunch on Saturday as in the past. Larry Michael at 336-248-8620 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org District 4 Tournament States: FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, WV - Larry Michael, D4 Manager
Alabama Open & District 5 (3-Move) | November 11th & 12th, 2016 in Haleyville, AL
2016 Alabama Open & District 5 Checker
Tournament will be held in Haleyville, AL November 11th & 12th - Friday and
Saturday at Imperial Inn Haleyville. Usually scheduled 2nd weekend (Friday &
Saturday) in November 1250 11th Avenue, Haleyville AL 35565 (Special rates: $41
including tax for DB) - Book early and ask for 1st floor. 205-486-5205 Russ
Patel - Manager Playing Room is in the Galley Restaurant at 1260 11th Ave.
205-486-9620. The Motel and Restaurant are beside each other so its a short walk
from your room to the tournament. A good number of player arrive Thursday and
play practice games; however, registration is 9-9:30AM Friday Morning followed
by short business meeting. Tournament Starts at 10:00AM
District 5 contains States: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee - District Manager: Larry Pollard
2016 Completed Checker Events
The American Pool Checker Association (APCA) 50th National | July 11-14th in Durham, NC
Hilton Durham near Duke University, 3800 Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705 | Reservations: 919-383-8033 FAX: (919) 383-4287 RESERVATIONS: (919) 383-8033 FAX: (919) 383-4287 | ROOM RATE: $99+Tax per night (2 QUEEN SIZE BEDS or 1 KING SIZE BED) Reservation: American Pool Checker Association Tournament (Upon Making Reservation Present the following code: NCT) | Playing Divisions and Fees (Non-affiliated member must pay double) BLUE RIBBONS - $50, GOLD BAR - $55, JR. MASTER - $60, MASTER - $65, TOP MASTER - $75
2016 GAYP World Title Match | Michele Borghetti (Italy) will challenge Sergio
Scarpetta (Italy) for the GAYP World Title | July 8-15th in Rome
Southern States (3-Move) Open - July 8-10th , 2016 in Lebanon, TN
The 2016 Southern States Open Checker Tournament will be held on (Friday thru Sunday) July 8th - 10th, 2016, at the Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37090. The hotel is located on Highway 231 (904 Murfreesboro Road) near I-40 (take exit 238 off I-40) For reservations at Comfort Suites, call 615-443-0027 (cost $74.95+Tennessee Tax 16.24% = Total $87.12 per night) or at Econo Lodge, located 829 S. Cumberland Street, 615-444-1001 (cost $49.95+Tennessee Tax 16.24% = Total $58.06 per night) and tell them you are a checker player. Please call before June 23, 2016 (3 weeks in advance) for reservations; otherwise, rate is $120.00. You should book your room early before the dead line because you have until 4:00 PM before the date of your arrival to cancel without charge or penalty. There is no guarantee the rates will apply or the rooms will be available after that date. The playing room is free provided a combined total (from both hotels) of 12 rooms are rented. Otherwise, there will be a daily fee. A continental breakfast is available at both locations; however, we play in the main conference room on the 1st floor at Comfort Suites. Comfort Suites has a indoor pool and Econo Lodge has a outdoor pool. The tournament consists of (3) divisions. Two rounds will be played on Friday, four on Saturday, and two on Sunday. Registration will begin at 1 PM on Friday followed by a business meeting at 3 PM. Play will start immediately following the business meeting on Friday and end Sunday at 1 PM. (2016 Schedule) For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. Submitted by Frank Davis March 6, 2015.
World Qualification Tournament / Women & Youth World Championship (3-Move) - June 8-12th , 2016 in Rome
Detail agenda: World Qualification Tournament / Women & Youth World Championship (3-Move) Link: http://www.wcdf.net/Depliant%20WQT%203move%20WWC%202016%20v5.pdf | Play room: at the Olympic Training Center CONI, in Largo Giulio Onesti 1, Roma |For more information, to make an donation, or for those interested in attending, contact Richard Beckwith, WCDF President, 34490 Ridge Road #115 Willoughby, OH 44094, (440) 516-1284, or email email@example.com.
2016 Checker Meet - Middlebury, Indiana at Jerry Miller's home - Friday & Saturday, June 10th & 11th 2016
To 2016 Checker Meet - Middlebury, Indiana at Jerry
Miller's home: To be held at Jerry Miller's home, 102 Orpha Drive, Middlebury, IN 46540
- Friday & Saturday, June 10th & 11th 2016 | (map)
Scheduled as GAYP | Registration & Practice after 12:00pm Friday | Starting Play at 4:00pm Friday for 3 rounds Continue Play Saturday 8:00am for 5 rounds | Telephone 574-825-0121
Texas State & District 8 (3-Move) - June 3rd & 4th, 2016
The Texas State and District 8 Open Checker Tournament will be held June 3rd and 4th, at Baymont Inn & Suites, 2313 SE Loop, Carthage, TX 75633 (903)-694-9075. Registration at 8:00 a.m., a short business meeting at 8:30 am, with play starting at 9:00 am on Friday, and 8:00 a.m. on Saturday. Doubles or King $61.99 + tax if we rent 8 rooms, so clarify you are a checker player; otherwise, $68.99. Amenities including free continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, gym, business center, and meeting room. Seven rounds will be played, with four 2 hour rounds played on Friday and three 2 hour rounds played on Saturday. Unless other plans of play are made at the Business Meeting. The entrance fee is $25.00 and ACF membership is required. This is an American Checker Federation Sanctioned Tournament; therefore, ACF Membership is $40.00 yearly. This may be paid at registration. Your games will be ACF rated. Call Elbert Jones at 903-754-7919 or e-mail EJones5873@yahoo.com; or Hugh Hawkins at 903-532-5313 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Elbert Jones was elected President of the Texas Checker Association, and Manager of District 8 in the 2014 Texas annual business meeting. He will also coordinate the TX/D8 Tournaments as Tournament Director. District 8 contains States: Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and their District 8 Manager: Elbert Jones
Mississippi State (3-Move) & Youth 3-Move National - May 28th , 2016
The Mississippi State 3-Move & Youth 3-Move National will be held Saturday, May 28th, 2016 at Hall II - ICHF, 220 Lynn Ray Road, Petal, MS 39465. A one day MS State 3-Move Tournament in addition to the Youth 3-Move National which will be held the same day. THE INTERNATIONAL CHECKER HALL OF FAME, 220 LYNN RAY ROAD PETAL, MS 39465 |TEL. 601-307-5050 OR 601-582-7090 | 4 Divisions | Note: Prize and Certificates for all Youth Players, Complimentary Buffet Lunch at Noon for Everyone. Registration 8A.M. - 9A.M. | Play Starts a 9A.M. Complimentary bed and meals for out-of-town Guests.
NC State Open (3-Move), Burlington, NC - May 13th& 14th , 2016
The 126th Annual North Carolina Open Checker Tournament "Clint Pickard
Tournament Honoree" will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 13th & 14th 2016 |
Econo Lodge Hotel, 2133 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 227-1270 | We
play in Conference Room 247 |Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066 or JR Smith
(336)-209-5656 | Reserved room under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate
of $54.00 + tax ($60.35) for double queens available May 12th through 14th. You
must let receptionist know you are a checker player to get discount.
Missouri State (3-Move & GAYP) Open Checker Tournaments - April 9th& 10th , 2016
Missouri State 3-Move & GAYP Open Checker Tournamentswill be held Saturday & Sunday, April 9th & 10th 2016 at the East Hills Shopping Center / "Food Court," 3702 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, Missouri 64506 (map) (816-279-5667). George Stallsworth decided again to combine both tournaments this year as: 3-Move, Saturday and GAYP, Sunday. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. and play starts at 9:00 a.m. on both days. Taco Johns, The Kabob, Chinex, and Lino's Pizza are all located in the food court. There are nice comfortable chairs in the area with a TV and Wi-Fi. The Texas Road House and Five Guys are also located in the parking area. Golden Corral is nearby. We will need to enter the mall on the West Side between J.C. Penney and Off Broadway Shoes. Entry fee is $10.00 for each tournament. George and Darlene submitted several mall pictures to supplement this announcement and help orientate you to the mall food court. Here are some close by St. Joseph hotels: America’s Best Value Inn, 4024 Frederick Avenue 816-364-3031 Queen bed $49.99 + Tax, King bed $59.99 + Tax; Motel 6, 4021 Frederick Avenue 816-232-2311 1 person $49.99 + Tax, 2 people $55.99 + Tax; Days Inn, 4312 Frederick Avenue 816-279-1671 King $60.00 + Tax, (at Days Inn, tell them you are with the Missouri Checker Association); Ramada Inn, 4016 Frederick Avenue 816-233-6192 $85.00 + Tax. For more information, contact George Stallsworth (816-689-2859) or email: email@example.com George said, "I thought what better way to make checker wives happy than to schedule a tournament in the mall (like they do in Illinois) so they could all shop and have a comfortable place to relax while hubby was playing his favorite game." Hope to see you all at one of our tournaments in Missouri this year!
Randolph Senior Games "Checkers (GAYP)", Asheboro, NC - April 4th , 2016
Randolph Senior Games, Asheboro, NC - April 1st - May 6th, 2016 | Checkers 9:00am - April 4th 2016 | Deadline & Cost: Early Bird Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016 = $10.00 | Registration Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2016 = $12.00
The 111th Illinois State Checker Tournament (3-Move), Marion, IL - April 2nd - 3rd, 2016
Annual Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 2nd
and Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 in Marion, IL, at the Illinois Star Centre Mall
Address for the GPS user: 3000 W Deyoung St #604, Marion, IL 62959. The
Illinois Star Centre Mall is located west of the intersection of Interstate I-57 and
IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54B). Travel west on IL 13 about 1.5 miles to enter the mall,
(map). The mall
is located at the third stop light west of the interstate exit. The food court
entrance is on the north side near Target.
A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Motel at 2601 Deyoung, Marion, IL, 62959 (map). phone
Checker player's rates are $45.60 + tax for double queens or king. The Super 8 is located to the left off the first stop light west of the Interstate. Registration on Saturday begins at 8:00
a.m. with play beginning shortly after a 9:00 a.m. business meeting. There will be four rounds played on Saturday and 3
rounds on Sunday; 3-move restriction paired by a modified Swiss system. Entry
fee is $10.00 Please
join us for a great time playing checkers. For information call Roger Doll
firstname.lastname@example.org. Best holidays wishes, Roger
Pool Checker Tournament, Fargo, ND - March 12th , 2016
On Saturday, March 12, 2016, a Pool Checker
Tournament will be held at the Dr. James Carlson Library, 2801 32ND Avenue
South, Fargo, ND. The time limit for the tournament is from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
The library opens at 9:00AM so if you could be there before 10:00AM for
registration it would be appreciated. Pool Checkers is a game of skill in which
pieces can jump backwards and after a king is crowned the king can fly the
diagonals. Rules are simple, all jumps must be made, if there are two different
ways to jump a person does not have to take the most pieces, and the tournament
matches will consist of two games with each opponent. This tournament will be
held with no cost to those entering. The tournament will be open to anyone of
any race, nationality, age, or gender and all will play in one class. There will
be participation awards to the top three finishers in the tournament. Boards and
pieces will be furnished, but if you have a checker board please bring it in
case there are more players than anticipated. The rules of the American Pool
Checker Association will govern play. An interesting site to look at for more
about Pool Checkers would be the following AmericanPoolCheckers.US. Variations
of this game are also played in most countries of Africa, Asia, and most of
non-English speaking Europe.
Neil H. Wenberg
4613 Beach Lane South
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone 701-799-4677 | Email email@example.com
Tennessee State Open, Lebanon, TN, FL - March 4th - 6th, 2016
The 2016 Tennessee State Open Checker Tournament will be held on (Friday thru Sunday) March
4th - 6th, 2016, at the Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37090. The hotel is located on
Highway 231 (904 Murfreesboro Road) near I-40 (take exit 238 north off I-40
ramp if traveling west and make left turn onto US-231 N / S CUMBERLAND ST / TN-10 N, back across
I-40, hotel on right).
For reservations at Comfort Suites, call
615-443-0027 (cost $71.95+Tennessee
Tax 16.24% = Total $83.63 per night)
located 829 S. Cumberland Street, 615-444-1001
Tax 16.24% = Total $58.06 per night)
and tell them you are a checker player. Please call before
February 17, 2016 (3 weeks in advance) for reservations; otherwise, rate is $120.00. You should book your room early before the dead line because you have until
4:00 PM before the date of your arrival to cancel without charge or penalty. There is no
guarantee the rates will apply or the rooms will be available after that date. The playing room is free provided a combined total (from both hotels) of 12
rooms are rented. Otherwise, there will be a daily fee. A continental
breakfast is available at both locations; however, we play in the main
conference room on the 1st floor at Comfort Suites.
You have a choice to register at Comfort Suites
for $84 or Econo Lodge at $58, we get credit at both places,Comfort Suites has a
indoor pool and Econo Lodge has a outdoor pool.
The Tennessee State
Open Checker Tournament prize fund will be
because of the generous Leonard Hickman Gift and Gene Lindsay Fund. Our TN State
Open large prize funds would not be possible if not for the financial support
bequeathed to Tennessee Checker Association (TCA) by Gene and Leonard.
The tournament consists of (3) divisions. Two
rounds will be played on Friday, four on Saturday, and two on Sunday.
Registration will begin at 1 PM on Friday followed by a business meeting at 3
PM. Play will start immediately following the business meeting on Friday
and end Sunday at 1 PM.
(2016 Schedule) For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. Submitted by Frank Davis March 6, 2015.
Dave Beachy's Checker Meet, Sarasota, FL -
February 26th - 27th, 2016
Louisville Youth Checker Club, Louisville, KY - January 28th, 2016
Dave Beachy's Checker Meet, Sarasota, FL - February 26th - 27th, 2016
Louisville Youth Checker Club, Louisville, KY - January 28th, 2016
The “Nativity Academy at Saint Boniface” Louisville, KY
will hosted The 3-Move Youth National Checker Tournament for Louisville Youth
Checkers on Thursday 4:00 pm, January 28th, 2016.
11-Man Ballot Open National, Burlington, NC - January 16th - 18th, 2016
11-Man Ballot Open National, Burlington, NC - January 16th - 18th, 2016
2016 (11-Man Ballot) Open National is
scheduled for January 16th
2016 (Saturday thru Monday)
Econo Lodge Hotel, 2133 Hanford Rd, Burlington, NC 27215 (336)
Winchester Draughts Tournament, Holiday Inn Winchester UK - January 9th &10th
We play in Conference Room 247 | We will play 11-Man - eight 2 game rounds (Swiss Style)of 3 hour per rounds, $20.00 entry fee - Registration Opens: 8:00AM - Play begins 9:00AM - Lunch break after one round | Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper | We have a block of 8 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $54.00 + tax ($60.35) for double queens available February 15th through 18th. You must let receptionist know you are a checker player to get discount. Get directions by: “click map above” | The winner of this tourney or possibly the successful runner-up (highest finisher) to the World Champ will be guaranteed a shot at the World 11-Man title which is currently held by World Champion, GM Alex Moiseyev. You may review 11-Man Deck & System | Schedule | Postcard | Display RESULTS
Winchester Draughts Tournament, Holiday Inn Winchester UK - January 9th &10th
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