2018 84th Illinois 101 Counties Open Tournament
October 6th and 7th, 2018
(Usually scheduled 1st weekend in October)

The 84th Annual Illinois 101 Counties Checker Tournament will be held Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th, 2018, in Marion, Illinois. We are playing in a new location - Mackie's Pizza, who has a great meeting room available to us, and the same venue as our 2018 IL Open.  Their address is 2704 Walton Way, Marion, IL 62959.

The Illinois State Checker Association will be providing pizza for meals to all players on Saturday. Players will need to purchase their own beverages.

The Mackie's Pizza is located west of the intersection of Interstate I-57 and IL State Highway 13 (Exit 54). Travel west on IL 13 about 0.6  miles. Turn left onto Walton Way and follow around to Mackie's Pizza.  It is opposite the Sam's Club.

A recommended hotel is the Super 8 Motel at 2601 Vernell Road, Marion, IL, 62959 (map),  phone 618-993-5577.  The Super 8 is located to the left off the first 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.  Seven total rounds to be played. There will be four or five rounds played on Saturday and two or three rounds on Sunday, depending on player preference; 3 move restriction paired by a modified Swiss system. Entry fee is $10.00.  This was announced at the 2018 IL Open by Roger Doll, Tournament Director, and ISCA Sec/Treas.

Please join us for a great time playing checkers.  For information call Roger Doll (618) 402-1822, email erdoll@gmail.com.   

Submitted by Roger Doll by e-mail October 7, 2018 9:46 PM

On October 6th, 2018, the 84th Annual Illinois 101 Counties Tournament was held in Marion, IL by the Illinois State Checker Association (ISCA).    Eight players attended from three states.  The tournament champion and top A Class IL player is John Grisley.  The B Class winner tied between Roger Doll and George Stallsworth, with Roger Doll as the top Illinois B Class player..  Both classes played  two sets of 3 rounds paired as round-robin for a total of six games per class  A good time was had by everyone. The ISCA wants to be specially thanks to Joe McDaniel for his generous donation to the prize fund.   Please mark your calendar on April 6 & 7, 2019 for the  Illinois State Tournament. Submitted by Roger Doll, Secretary/Treasurer.

A Class
 Place   Name                     State   Points    Prize
 1         John Grisley             IL        19         140
 2         Johnny Barham       AR      16           90
 3         Gary Ellison              IL        11          65
 4        Earl Kennell               IL         2           45

B Class
Place    Name                      State   Points        Prize
 1      George Stallsworth      MO    20              80
 1      Roger Doll                     IL       20              80
 3      Sue DeVoy                     IL        6             45
 4      Jennifer Kelton              IL        2             30

2018 Illinois 101 Counties Tournament Results. See attached score sheets below:

Group Photo copied from November, 2018 MCA Newsletter

2018 Tournament Dates