2018 Southern Checker Tournament
(Usually scheduled close to 4th of July weekend
Friday thru Sunday)
The 2018 Southern Checker Tournament will be held on (Friday thru Sunday) June 29th thru July 1st 2018 PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. The Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37090. The hotel is located on Highway 231 (904 Murfreesboro Road) near I-40 (take exit 238 north off I-40 ramp and make left turn onto US-231 N / S CUMBERLAND ST / TN-10 N, back across I-40, hotel on right).
For reservations at Comfort Suites, call 615-443-0027 (79.95+Tennessee Tax 16.25% = Total $92.94 per night) or at Econo Lodge (map), located 829 S. Cumberland Street, 615-444-1001 (cost $54.95+ Tennessee Tax 16.25% = Total $63.88 per night) and tell them you are a checker player. Please call before June 13, 2018 (2 weeks in advance). There is no guarantee the rates will apply or the rooms will be available after that date. Please make your reservations early, since you may cancel them as lat as 4 pm the day before your arrival. The playing room is free provided a combined total (from both hotels) of 10 rooms are rented. Otherwise, there will be a daily fee. A continental breakfast is available at both locations; however, we play in the main conference room on the 1st floor at Comfort Suites.The tournament consists of three (3) divisions. Three rounds will be played on Friday, four on Saturday, and one on Sunday. Registration will begin at 9AM on Friday followed by a business meeting at 10AM. Play will start immediately following the business meeting and ends on Sunday by noon (Schedule). For more information, call Frank Davis at 1-931-552-4246. Submitted by Frank Davis, Pres. of Southern Checker Association 1/10/2018. e-mail Flyer
This is the 111th Southern! And one of the oldest continuous Checker Tournament in the country... A Southern Tradition! The first Southern States Checker Tournament was played in Atlanta, GA on 9/10 -12, 1908 and won by F. B. "Captain" Fishburne from Columbia, SC. It is held yearly since, and sanctioned by the American Checker Federation. Usually scheduled close to the 4th of July weekend, Friday thru Sunday. 81 Years Ago!
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 Lebanon466 miles
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