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 2010 Carolina Open

The 2010 North Carolina Open Checker Tournament
will be held on May 14th & 15th 2010 in Siler City

at Days Inn, 1702 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344  (919)-663-1818

Directions: 421 & 64 take 64 - (235 Chatham Square) -
East 11th Street into Siler City, on left, next to Taco Bell
We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checker Tournament"
at a special rate of $49.00 for 1 bed (king) and $59.00 for 2 beds (queens).  Rooms will be held until May 1st.
Accommodations: 2queen beds, 25" tv - microwave, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer, alarm clock, expanded
cable with hbo, Free Parking, Free Breakfast, Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi, Playing Room, Several restaurants & eateries close by.


Tournament Agenda:

Registration will be handled in the playing room on Friday morning between 8:00 - 8:45 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The entry fee is $25.00 for Class A, and $20.00 for Class B.  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 two rounds. 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 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 hours per round - 1 round before lunch and break for a 1 hour lunch.  Then 3 rounds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch, then break for a 1 hour lunch at 12:00, and 2 afterwards, hopefully finished by 6PM permitting adequate travel time back home.  We encourage Masters to use clocks (30 moves per hour) 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


2010 Carolina Open Daily Schedule:

  • Friday: Register 8:00 - 8:45 AM   A short business meeting will follow registration.

  • Friday - Play begins 10:00 AM - Rounds 1: 10-12 AM
  • Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Rounds 2-3-4: 1-3 PM; 3-5 PM; 5-7 PM

  • Saturday - Play begins 8:00 AM  Rounds 5 - 6: 8-10 AM; 10-12 AM

  • Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Rounds 7- 8: 1-3 PM; 3-5 PM

  • Closing Ceremony  5:30 PM - trophies, certificates, & cash

     


Youth Schedule:

Friday Evening: Register 4:30 PM
Play begins 5:00 PM  -  8:00 PM
(2 game GAYP rounds - Swiss or Round Robin) 
Round  1:  5-6 PM
Round  2:  6-7 PM
Round  3:  7-8 PM
Closing Ceremony:  8 - 8:30 PM - trophies & certificates


Checkers Tournaments of the Recent Past

North Carolina Checker Association.
The 2010 North Carolina Open Checker Tournament
will be held on May 14th & 15th 2010 in Siler City.
at, Days Inn, 1702 East 11th Street, Siler City, NC 27344  (919)-663-1818
Directions: 421 & 64 take 64 - East 11th Street into Siler City, on left, next to Taco Bell.

We have a block of 15 rooms reserved under "North Carolina Checker Tournament"
at a special rate of $49.00 for 1 bed and $59.00 for 2 beds (queens).  Rooms will be held until May 1st.
Accommodations: 2queen beds, 25" tv - microwave, micro fridge, coffee maker, iron, hair dryer, alarm clock, expanded cable with HBO, Free Parking, Free Breakfast, Swimming Pool, Wi-Fi, Playing Room, Several restaurants & eateries close by.


Tournament Agenda:

Registration will be handled in the playing room on Friday morning between 8:00 - 8:45 AM. A short business meeting is scheduled following registration. Play begins 10:00 AM Friday. The entry fee is $25.00 for Class A, and $20.00 for Class B.  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 two rounds. 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 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 hours per round - 1 round before lunch and break for a 1 hour lunch.  Then 3 rounds afterwards, an early start of 8AM for 4 rounds Saturday - 2 rounds before lunch, then break for a 1 hour lunch at 12:00, and 2 afterwards, hopefully finished by 6PM permitting adequate travel time back home.  We encourage Masters to use clocks (30 moves per hour) 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


2010 Carolina Open Daily Schedule:

Friday: Register 8:00 - 8:45 AM   A short business meeting will followed registration.

  • Friday - Play begins 10:00 AM  Rounds 1: 10-12 AM

  • Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Rounds 2-3-4: 1-3 PM; 3-5 PM; 5-7 PM

  • Saturday - Play begins 8:00 AM  Rounds 5 - 6: 8-10 AM; 10-12 AM

  • Lunch at 12:00 - 1:00 PM

  • Rounds 7- 8: 1-3 PM; 3-5 PM

  • Closing Ceremony  5:30 PM - trophies, certificates, & cash


Youth Schedule:

Friday Evening: Register 4:30 PM  

Play begins 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
( 2 game GAYP rounds - Swiss or Round Robin ) 

Round 1:  5-6 PM

Round 2: 6-7 PM

Round 3: 7-8 PM

Closing Ceremony: 8 - 8:30 PM - trophies & certificates


(Siler City home of Frances Bavier (1902-1989) an American actress,
best remembered for her role as Aunt Bee on The Andy Griffith Show in the 1960s.)

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

Our last Siler City State Tournament was held in 1990.

This is the 120th continuous State Tournament, excluding WWII years '43-'44-'45








Greensboro Open Checker Tournament
 Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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

Checkers
          Tournament Champions Line

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

 We will play 3-Move - five 2 game rounds (Swiss Style) of 1 hour & 15 minutes each.

There is a $15.00 entry fee - Registration Opens: 9:00AM - Play begins 10:00AM - Lunch break after two rounds.
(We agreed to eat lunch with Libby Hill for the privilege to use their private room 8:30am - 6:00pm).
Tim Laverty - will be the Referee & Scorekeeper.

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










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