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.   

2018 Tournament Dates