The 113th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 7th & 8th, 2018

( Usually scheduled 1st weekend in April )

Illinois State Checker Association
Roger Doll, Secretary & Treasurer
phone: 618-402-1822  email:

The 113th Annual Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 7th and Sunday, April 8th, 2018 in Marion, IL.  We will play in a new location - Mackie's Pizza, who is making a great meeting room available to us.  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. (map).

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 2 or 3 rounds on Sunday, depending on player preference; 3-move restriction paired by a modified Swiss system. Entry fee is $10.00

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

2018 Tournament Dates