2019 GAYP National Checker Tournament  
August 19
th - 22nd 2019
“GM Ronald "Suki" King GAYP National Tournament Honoree”

The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
 ATTENTION ALL CHECKER PLAYERS - R. Beckwith email 3/10/2019 10:38PM


The 2019 GAYP Nationals will be in Las Vegas NV on Monday, Aug 19th  - Thursday, Aug 22nd.  This is a 4-day tournament.  We have the guest rooms available in a block from Sunday 18th through Friday night Aug 23rd. Room rates will be $28.00 a night plus $18.00 per night resort fee (taxable at 13%) Total of $51.98Staying additional weekend nights will likely have higher rates.  The GROUP CODE is SPACF19.  There is also a security deposit of $100 in which a credit card is needed, and this is for potential damage of room. This security deposit stipulation was waived late-April 2019.  Also we have a cut-off date of Aug 2nd to make reservations.  For reservations please call 800-634-6575 and have the above group code.

As for rounds, Monday 2 rds. Tuesday 3 rds. Weds 3 rds. Thurs 3 rds.  If we need Friday, it will be for tie in masters only.  There will be a business meeting at 9 am on Monday morning before the tournament starts.   ALL PLAYERS need to attend.  Pairings will follow and Tournament will begin at 11am.  Entry fee Minors $20, Majors $30, and Masters $50.  This is an ACF Tournament, so you must be a current member to play.  Memberships (may be paid at registration) are as follows:

Regular $40 a year

Canadian  $45

Overseas $50 or electronic bulletin only $40

Also on registration, the ratings roster will be used.  
Division cutoffs shall be Masters: 2000 and above; Majors 1700 to 1999; Minors 1699 and below.  Winners of the last three US Nationals Majors/Minors divisions are also required to play up. We play in the same ball room as last year but cost $1,500 instead of $2,500 for 4 days rental in 2018.


Las Vegas is a great vacation place, and the Plaza has helped us to have this again in their hotel. There are many places to eat within walking distance and many attractions.


BTW! Please consider giving a contribution to ACF so this will be a wonderful and successful 2019 GAYP National Tournament. You may use ACF Store PayPal www.usacheckers.com or send a check to: Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Rd. #115, Willoughby, OH 44094

2019 Tournament Dates