2019 Annual Mid-Ohio Meet / Ohio State Tournament
Friday & Saturday, August 9th and August 10th  2019
(Usually Scheduled on third Friday & Saturday of  August)

Something new this year, since Richard Beckwith approached Crist Miller about merging the Ohio State Tournament with the popular Amish Tournament. The tournament will be held in the large building on the right side of Crist & Rosanna Miller's home at 10250 S. Kansas Road, Fredericksburg, Ohio 44627 (Scenic Valley Supply LLC) map, on Friday & Saturday, August 9th and 10th.  Donation / entry fee is $30. Registration opens at 12:00 pm (noon / lunch), and we will begin at 1:00 pm the afternoon of the 9th, continuing into Saturday. This year we play 3-Move. We will play 8 total rounds of Swiss with 4 rounds Friday and 4 rounds Saturday, with play starting at 8:00 am (Sat.). Masters playing Masters will use clocks to keep rounds from exceeding 2 hours. Snacks & drinks provided, with free breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Joe LoConti will continue to back tournament up to $500 for some prizes. High finisher will be recognized as Ohio State Champion and wins a donated craft item. There is a new Sleep Inn hotel in Mt. Hope about 4 miles away  https://mthopesleepinn.com/.  For more information, contact Crist Miller at 330-231-5034, or Richard Beckwith at 440-516-1284 (beckwith24@msn.com). Travel Time: Greensboro, NC to Fredericksburg, OH 450 miles / 8hrs

Here are the final standings of the Ohio tournament, with Sonneborn-Berger tie-breaks freshly calculated.  Cross-table copy attached.  -- Richard

2019 Ohio State / Mid-Ohio Tournament Results, August 9 & 10 in Fredericksburg, Ohio
No Player State Points S-B Points Prize Commits
1  Alex Moiseyev OH 27    $200 + clock  
2  Mark Sokolovsky OH 23    $120  
3  Richard Beckwith OH 22    $  90  
4  Alan Millhone OH 18 224  $  50  
5  Aden Keim OH 18 193  $  50 + Sixth book  
6  Crist Miller OH 16    $  20  
7  Abe Keim OH 15 157    
8  Jerry Miller IN 15 144    
9  Ray Yoder IN 12      
10  Eli Raber IN 10 38    
11  John Troyer OH 10 42    finished 10th place
12  Mose Miller OH 2      withdrew after 4 round

2019 brought a new tradition by combining two pre-existing Ohio checker tournaments.  We hope more players can join us for next year's 3-move event.  Tournament was 8 rounds of Swiss at 3-Move, and Masters used clocks and recorded games.

Congratulations to Alex Moiseyev, who has won this state title every year beginning in 2003 (and also won this tournament three additional times prior as a PA resident).

$520 in prizes were awarded.  Special thanks to Joe LoConti ($500 donation), and to host Crist Miller and company who arranged a wall clock prize and great food for the players. Alex Moiseyev also donated a book prize.  Joe LoConti, LaVerne Wray, and Lloyd Auker were among the visitors to the tourney.  Submitted by Rich  (reported via email Aug 17, 2019, 12:57 PM) 

2019 Tournament Dates  |  2019 OH Photos