2021 Southern Checker Tournament
July 23rd & July24th 2021
Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37087

114th Southern  - A Southern Tradition!

"MS Larry Keen Tournament Honoree"

Oldest continuous Checker Tournament in the US


The 2021 Southern Checker Tournament will be held on (Friday and Saturday) July 23rd & July 24th  The Comfort Suites in Lebanon, TN 37090. The hotel is located on Highway 231 (904 Murfreesboro Road) near I-40 (take exit 238 north off I-40 ramp and make left turn onto US-231 N / S CUMBERLAND ST / TN-10 N, back across I-40, hotel on right).

For reservations at Comfort Suites, call 615-443-0027 ($84.95 +Tennessee Tax 16.25% = Total $98.75 per night) or at Econo Lodge  (map), located 829 S. Cumberland Street, 615-444-1001 (cost $64.95 +Tennessee Tax 16.25% = Total $75.50 per night) and tell them you are a checker player.  Please call before midnight June 30, 2021 (2 weeks in advance). There is no guarantee the rates will apply or the rooms will be available after that date. Please make your reservations early, since you may cancel them as late as 4 pm the day before your arrival. The playing room is free provided a combined total (from both hotels) of 10 rooms are rented. Otherwise, there will be a daily fee.  A continental breakfast is available at both locations; however, we play in the main conference room on the 1st floor at Comfort Suites.  Ms. Tamara Tomlin is our contact person.

The tournament consists of two (2) divisions.  Masters play 3 rounds Friday and 3 on Saturday. Majors may play an extra round as 3 & 4, it depends on participants vote.   Registration will begin at 9AM on Friday followed by a business meeting at 10AM.  Play will start immediately following the business meeting and ends on Saturday. (Schedule). For more information, call Anthony Bishop at 1-615-595-899 or Jerry Askins at 1-606-348-8689.  Submitted by Larry Keen, Pres. of Southern Checker Association 1/10/2020. e-mail Flyer

In the past several Southern tournaments the participants decided to make it a two day event. At the 2019 Southern Open we voted to hold a two day tournament the weekend before July 4th and play 7 rounds, 4 Saturday and 3 Sunday; however, coronavirus caused us to cancel it. This year at 2021 TN Open Larry discussed holding it later after July 4th if interest indicated enough interest players, but health issue caused Larry to delegated Anthony Bishop, Jerry Askins, and JR Smith to organize and direct it. 

This is the 114th Southern! And one of the oldest continuous Checker Tournament in the country...  A Southern Tradition!  The first Southern States Checker Tournament was played in Atlanta, GA on 9/10 -12, 1908 and won by F. B. "Captain" Fishburne from Columbia, SC.  It is held yearly since, and sanctioned by the American Checker Federation.  Usually scheduled close to the 4th of July weekend, Friday thru Sunday. 113 Years Ago! | WC Green Trust Fund |  2021 Southern Display

Approximately 8 hours and 460 miles from Greensboro to Lebanon, TN   Take I-40 West into Tennessee then exit on 238 toward Lebanon turn left onto US-231 N / S CUMBERLAND ST / TN-10 N.  You can't miss Comfort Suites, which is across I-40 and on the right.    Website: Comfort Suite Lebanon    466 miles     

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