The 114th Illinois State Checker Tournament
Saturday & Sunday - April 6th & 7th, 2019

( Usually scheduled 1st weekend in April )

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

The 114th Annual Illinois State Checker Tournament will be held Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in Marion, IL.  We play at 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

(reported by Roger Doll via email Apr 7, 2019, 10:10 PM)

On April 6 & 7 114th Illinois State Tournament was held in Marion, IL by the Illinois State Checker Association (ISCA).    Thirteen players attended from four states.  Gary Ellison is the new Illinois State Champion.   The tournament champion is Alex Holmes. The B Class top Illinois player is Earl Kennell.  Top B Class player is Ken Christian    A good time was had by everyone. The ISCA wants to be specially thanks to Joe McDaniel for his generous donation to the prize fund.   Please mark your calendar to the first weekend in October 2018 for the Illinois 101 Tournament. Submitted by Roger Doll, Secretary/Treasurer.

A Class:


Player's Name

City, State

Points Prize $
1  EX Alex Holmes  Clarksville, IN 19


2  MS Michael Holmes  Carriere, MS 18


3  EX Gary Ellison  Eldorado, IL 17


4  EX Gene Ellison  Norris, IL 13


5  MS Anthony Bishop  College Grove, TN 11


6  John Grisley  Marion, IL 6






B Class:


Player's Name

City, State

Points Prize $
1  Ken Christian  Watertown, TN 25


2  Earl Kennell  Roanoke, IL 19


3  Roger Doll  O'Fallon, IL 16


4  Jennifer Kelton  Mt.Vernon, IL 13


5  Dwayne Carpenter  Watertown, TN        10


6  John Cross  Roanoke, IL 9


-  Boone Wooden  Shawneetown, IL     -







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