Monday, May 3, 2010 - Burlington The Times News - "State checker championship returning to Siler City"

State checker championship returning to Siler City
May 03, 2010 5:07 PM

The North Carolina Checker Association will hold its 120th State Open Checker Tournament at the Days Inn in Siler City, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 14 and 15.

The tournament will feature an open format allowing anyone interested to sign up and compete in three divisions. There will be players from North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio and Texas. The highest finishing N.C. player will be crowned state champion. This tournament is played in a different city each year attracting more statewide participation and increasing public awareness about the competitive state checker event. The last state tournament in Siler City was in 1990.

An 18-and-under youth division tournament will be held May 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. with registration set at 5 p.m. that day. Trophies, certificates, and cash prizes will be awarded in all classes Saturday evening.

For more information, visit or call J.R. Smith at 336-209-5656.

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