2018 Texas State & District 8 Tournament in Vidor, TX
District 8 contains States: Arkansas, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and their District 8 Manager: Watson Franks
The Texas / District 8 Tournament will be held June 1st & 2nd  (Friday & Saturday)

This came in from Watson Franks on Facebook  -- he is trying to get the word out.

I'm planning Texas State & District 8 Checker Tournament June 1 & 2Friday & Saturday$2,500 so far, hoping for more.  

Internet site is  http://district8checkers.com/

     The 2018 District 8 and Texas State Open 3-Move Checker Tournament will be held June 1-2, 2018. This year's tournament will be the biggest and best ever in the history of District 8 Checkers!  Currently, we have a prize fund of $2,500 and growing.  We are guaranteeing $600 for First Price Winner of the Tournament along with Trophy.  We also plan to have two divisions this year: Masters-Major and Minor Division.

     The Master-Major's Division will be composed of all players with tournament experience.  The Minor Division will be for all new tournament players.  Encourage new players to come with you and give it a try.  We guarantee $250 to winner of the Minor Division.  We see this as a good way to get new players into tournament play.

    The Tournament will begin on Friday Morning, June 1, 2018 at the Lakewood Community Center (pending).  There will be a breakfast served at 8:00 AM as registration begins.  The business meeting will begin at 8:30 AM to go over guidelines for tournament and to elect officers for coming year. 

     There will be four rounds of Checkers on Friday with Round Robin Play.  The times will be:  Round One   9:00 - 11:00  Round Two   11:00 - 1:00  Lunch Provided   1:00 -1:30  Round Three   1:30 - 3:30  Round Four   3:30 - 5:30.

     Saturday Schedule:   Round Five   8:00 - 10:00   Round Six   10:00 - 12:00   Trophy Presentation and Awards Presented 12 Noon.

     We reserve the right to change the above schedule if necessary during the business meeting.   We are hoping to have a great group of players.  All players must have current membership with the ACF.  If not, you may purchase membership at the door for $40 a year.  The fee for the tournament is only $25.  I can guarantee that you will likely get more than your money back.

     There will be a special award for the player driving the furthest.  I think Joe won that award last year.  The city and local media are behind this tournament.  Lets come in force!!!  Our continued support of this tournament is linked to support of our local hotels.  Please, if you plan to come, make reservations Holiday Inn Motel Suites, Vidor TX.  The discount price it $99 per night.  Most will be staying on Thursday and Friday night.  The Hotel is not far from the Checker Site.

     To make reservations, please call Blaine Reeves, Manager, at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Vidor South, 20691 IH 10, Vidor Texas 77662 (MAP).  Phone number is 409-783-2420.  Be sure to mention you are with the Checkers Tournament for District 8.  Also, please contact me if you plan to come or if you have any questions.   My phone number is 409-201-2543.   You can text or call.  My email address is texascheckerplayer@aol.com   Come and have a great time!  Support our local businesses!   Spread good checkers cheers!   Bring some new players with you!  See you there.    Watson Franks, District 8 Checkers Director, ACF

9 players participated and John Webster won tournament. - More details at Internet site is 

2018 Tournament Dates  |  2017 TX/D8 Results