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2006-02-13
Attention Tournament Organizers

Please note that Roger Doll has stepped down as ACF National Organizer. (Please see ACF Forum/General Info if anyone is interested in volunteering for this position). I thank Roger for continuing to promote the Illinois 101. In the meantime, please note the following procedures for reporting tournament info.

Tournament announcements and results should be sent directly to Clayton Nash or Kim Willis at
tournaments@usacheckers.com. You may also copy me as a backup at richardbeckwith@usacheckers.com. Our ACF editor will pull his info from this ACF site. (Another contact to consider is Wilma Wolverton of the Missouri Newsletter).

Your announcement should include the name of the tournament, date(s), location, starting times, format (such as 3-move vs. GAYP, number of rounds and classes, etc.), motel accommodations, and contact info. Before booking your tournament dates, you may wish to check with the ACF calendar of events (or previous year's results) to ensure that you are not booking a tournament for the same weekend that a neighboring state is holding a tournament.

Tournament results should include full names of players, state or country of residence, final standings, prize distribution, format, (eg., GAYP, Swiss-system, scored by game), and any new titles awarded.

New in 2006: Ratings info (round by round results) should ultimately go to Dave Butler (ACF) and Igor Keder (WCDF) of Czech Republic, but you can send to me and I will forward to both. To recap, the cross-table info for ratings can be sent richardbeckwith@usacheckers.com or 34490 Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, OH 44094 (if not in electronic format, although electronic is preferred).

A copy of my tournament guide is found under the ACF Info menu. Appendix E-2 discusses submitting ratings info in more detail.

Richard Beckwith,
ACF Player Rep