“The Seres Checker Classic”
$20,000 Prize Money

Dear Checker Player

This is your personal invitation to participate in the 2017 ACF National 11-Man Checker tournament on March 28, 29, 30 and 31 (Tuesday thru Friday) in Branson, Missouri. The 99% Crossboard, 11-Man Ballot is the purest form of Checkers. This will be a four-day event. Majors and Minors will play ten rounds (20 games).  Two rounds will be played on Tuesday, March 28, three rounds on Wednesday, March 29, three rounds on Thursday, March 30 and two rounds on Friday, March 31.  Masters will play twelve rounds (24 games) or 3 rounds per day Tuesday through Friday.  The awards ceremonies will be after the final round.  The entry fee is $20 with ACF membership.

The site of the tournament will be the Honeysuckle Inn, 3598 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, 65616, in the heart of Branson.  The phone number is (888) 561-3945. Please make your reservations now.  It is important that you do this as early as possible.  The rate is $59.95 per night.

There are several other motels in the area including the Willow Tree Inn across the street.  (877) 922-6766.

We will provide shuttle from the Springfield airport to the motel. Let us know if you need this service.

There will be a social period on Monday, March 27 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.  You may register for the tournament then or the next morning before the first round.  Play will begin each day at 8:30 a. m.  The social hour will also give you an opportunity to meet the tournament directors and sponsors and also play a few friendly games.  Please plan to come early.

We will provide lunch each day for all participants.

Branson is a vacation paradise with over 75 shows plus Silver Dollar City, Whitewater, the Branson Scenic Railway and more. You and your friends and family can enjoy many of the attractions in addition to playing Checkers. There are many restaurants and shops within one mile of the motel. IHOP, Olive Garden, Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, Taco Bell and McFarlain's are fewer than five minutes walking distance.  The IMAX theater is next door. The World of Checkers museum is a short distance.

There will be at least $20,000 in prize money... the largest fund ever for a national tournament!  This money will be divided among the top players in three categories: Masters $11,560, Majors $5,480 and Minors $2,960. This event being sponsored by David Seres of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Ken Seres of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Jeannie and Joe McDaniel of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If you wish to help with the prize fund, send your contribution to: 1416 S. Marion Ave., Tulsa, OK 74112. Make checks payable to Joe McDaniel.

Hope to see you in Branson.  Contact us if you have any questions.


Jeannie and Joe McDaniel
1416 S. Marion Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74112-5923
(918) 633-1510

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