2018 3-Move National Checker Tournament  
September 17
th - 20th 2018
“A Seres Checker Classic”

“GM Richard Hallett & M Gerry Lopez 3-Move National Tournament Honorees”

The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Joe McDaniel's invitation letter:


Downtown, Las Vegas, Nevada

$28,000 Prize Money


March 19, 2018 

Dear Checker Player 

We have made changes in the schedule for the 2018 National 3-move tournament.  Please disregard any previous schedule you received. This will be a four-day event. Majors and Minors will play 10 rounds (20 games).  Two rounds will be played on Monday, September 17, 3 rounds Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 19, and two rounds Thursday, September 20.  Masters will play 12 rounds (24 games).  Three rounds Monday through Thursday.  The awards ceremonies will be after the final round.  The entry fee is Minors $20, Majors $30, Masters $50. Current ACF membership will be required. 

The site of the tournament will be the beautiful Plaza Hotel, 1 South Main Street, 89101, in the heart of Las Vegas.  The phone number is (702) 386-2110.  Please make your reservations now.  It is important that you do this as early as possible. The hotel will provide free parking and free airport pickup/drop off. 

If staying night of Friday 14th or Saturday 15th, room rate = $143.51 per night.

If staying night of Sunday 16th through Wednesday 19th, room rate = $67.80 per night.

If staying night of Thursday 20th, room rate = $58.76.

If staying night of Friday 21st or Saturday 22nd, room rate = $211.31 per night.

These rates are for 1-2 people per room and include resort fee and tax.

For Plaza Reservations, group code to use for our rates is  1SPACA18  (if you have problems with code leave off "1")  SPACA18

Honorees for the 2018 tournament will be Gerry Lopez and Richard Hallett. 

You may register for the tournament on Sunday in our room or the next morning before the first round.  Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day except the Majors and Minors will start at 1 p.m. on Monday. 

Las Vegas is a great place for a vacation.  The hotel is within walking distance of many shows and restaurants. 

There will be at least $28,000 in prize money... the largest fund ever for a National Tournament!  This money will be divided among the top players in three categories: The approximate amount will be: Masters $13,800, Majors $7,500 and Minors $3,800. The major sponsors of this event are: David Seres of Newport Beach, Calif., Dr. Ken Seres of Edmond, Okla., and Jeannie and Joe McDaniel of Tulsa, Okla.

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

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



Joe McDaniel 3/18/18 email... As it stands now, counting the pledges and what we have on hand, we will have at least $25,000 for the national 3-move.  Have received $500 from Victor Niederhoffer, $100 from Albert Tucker, and Richard has $250 from Joe Loconti, $25 from George Hay.  Gerry Lopez has promised $2,000.  This along with the other pledges equals about $25,000.  Approximate distribution would be $13,800 Masters, $7,500 Majors and $3,800 Minors. Joe said in a 8/15/18 email; they may have another $3,000 for the prize fund for a total of $28,000. These totals will no doubt change by tourney time since we are 4 weeks away. This total of $28,000 is about $8,000 more than any tournament in recent years.  Don’t recall any tourney with this much.  It seems that many years ago a Studebaker car was given to the winner.

   2018 Tournament Dates