NC State Open is traditionally scheduled on the 1st Fri & Sat after Mother's Day (2nd Sunday in May)


The 122nd 2012 North Carolina Open Checker Tournament
will be held on Friday and Saturday,
May 18th & 19th 2012

Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant, 3011 Randleman Road, Greensboro, NC 27406  (336)-275-7688

Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066 or JR Smith (336)-209-5656

 We will play 3-Move - eight 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 1 hour & 15 minutes per game - 21/2 hours rounds

 Entry fees: $25.00 Masters, $20 Majors, $15.00 Minors  - Registration Opens: 8:30AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after first round
(We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege to use their private room 8:30am - 7:00pm)
Tim Laverty - Referee & Scorekeeper

 Location will have a “Checker Tournament” sign at driveway entrance.

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Out of town accommodations are at Continental Inn & Suites, 6102 Landmark Center Boulevard, Greensboro, NC 27407 (336) 553-2763  
or (800) 267-7460 & (336) 553-2768 (Fax) 
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We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checkers" at a special rate of $45.00 + tax ($59.19) for 2 queens available May 17th –19th.  Request 2nd floor away from lobby. Reserve room early.  Directions: Take Wendover Ave W off I-40, Greensboro, Exit 214, going west turn left at Red Lobster onto Landmark Center Dr, then turn right onto Landmark Center Boulevard, Continental Inn on right.  From Hotel to Libby Hill, go back to I-40, take I-40 E toward Durham about 5 miles, take Randleman Rd Exit 220, exit to the left, (large overhead Randleman Rd sign) turn right onto Randleman Rd, go South about 1.5 miles to 3011 Randleman Rd (Libby Hill Seafood Restaurant) which is on the left. (12 minutes - 8 miles)  For those arriving from the West or South US 220 this will be Exit 36 off N. I-85 / US29 / E. US70 and if arriving from South US 421 you intersect I-40/85 at Exit 222 so you need to go N. I-85 about 1.5 miles to Exit 220. Use the map above.

 Tournament Agenda:

Registration will be handled in the playing room on Friday morning at 8:30 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The entry fees are: $25.00 for Masters, $20.00 for Majors, and $15.00 for Minors.  Door prizes, certificates, and trophies to highest finishers will be awarded.  Cash prize paid according to posted schedule.  Any contributions to support the tournament or Prize Fund will be appreciated.

The tournament will be played under 3-Move Ballot, using the Swiss System of scoring, with possible re-pairing only in the last round. Three divisions if we have enough players to support it; otherwise, 2 groups. A youth tournament is scheduled for Friday evening (see below).  There will be 8 rounds at 2 games per round - 1 1/4 hour per game.  Openings per round using the 156 Deck; Score by games, 2 points for a win, 1 for a draw, 3 for a bye, and 4 for a forfeit. We will play 4 rounds Friday of 2 1/2 hours per round - 1 round before lunch and break for a 1/2 hour lunch.  Then 3 rounds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch, then break for a 1/2 hour lunch at 1:00, and 2 afterwards, hopefully finished by 6:30PM permitting adequate travel time back home.  We encourage Masters to use clocks and record games. Bring your own or use a provided clock & recorder sheet.  Majors and Minors may do the same, but optional. “Move-a-minute” rules will not be applied if clocks are used. Referee and Scorekeeper will be Tim Laverty. There will be fruit, drinks (soft/coffee/water), and finger food in the playing room.

Call - Teal Stanley (336)-215-7066 - JR Smith (336)-209-5656 or Mike Ross (336)-214-4219

2012 Tournament Dates  |  Americantowns | N-R SCENE gotriad Calendar  |  2011 NC Results   |   2010 NC Results