2017 “Don Lafferty Memorial” GAYP National Checker Tournament  
July 24th - 27th 2017
Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37090

(Usually scheduled close to last Monday thru Thursday week in July)


The 2017 "Don Lafferty Memorial" GAYP National Checker Tournament will be held July 24 - 27, 2017 (Monday - Thursday) at the Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN. The hotel is located 904 Murfreesboro Road on Highway 231 near I-40 (take 238).

The U.S. GAYP National in Lebanon has another selling point... in that it is a stage of the WCDF World Cup.  WCDF communication

For reservations at Comfort Suites, call 615-443-0027 (total cost is $92.95 including tax) or at Econo Lodge
 (map), call 615-444-1001 (total cost is $69.70 including tax). Please call before July 9, 2017 for reservations; otherwise the rate is $140. Please make your reservation early. You should book you 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 room will be available after July 9, 2017. You have a choice to register at Comfort Suites or Econo Lodge. We get credit at both places, but the playing room is located at Comfort Suites since it is a larger room. The playing room is free provided a combined total (from both hotels) of 40 rooms are rented; otherwise, there is a daily fee. Both locations have a continental breakfast.

On Monday, July 24, registration will be 10:00 - 11:00 AM followed by a business meeting.

We anticipate 3 Divisions with Swiss + 1 Repair Round or Round-Robin pairings, and scoring by game.  Our proposed tournament is 3 division, playing 10 rounds over 4 days, in this format: 2+3+3+2 rounds from Monday thru Thursday as 2 ½ hours per round as two 1¼ hour games.  Masters, Majors, and Minors will follow the same format. If we don't have the numbers to support 3 divisions we will play a format that is best suited for a division or participants. The Master entry fee is $40, Majors is $30, and Minors is $20 with all players required to be current ACF membership. Current ACF ratings will dictate Masters: 1950 and above, Majors: 1700 to 1949, and Minors: 1699 and below.

Tournament play bill begin at 1:00 PM. All divisions are scheduled to play 10 two-game rounds... 2 on Monday, 3 on Tuesday, 3 on Wednesday, and 2 on Thursday. ACF membership is required to enter all divisions and may be paid at registration. A prize fund of $13,000+ or more is anticipated due to a donation of $10,000 from Joe McDaniel.

For more information call Frank Davis at 931-552-4246.

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Approximately 8 hours and 460 miles from Greensboro to Lebanon, TN   Take I-40 West into Tennessee then exit on 238 toward Lebanon turn left onto US-231 N / S CUMBERLAND ST / TN-10 N.  You can't miss Comfort Suites, which is across I-40 and on the right.    Website: Comfort Suite Lebanon    466 miles     

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