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2010-01-11
2010 National Tournament

The 2010 ACF 3-Move National Tournament bid was awarded to John Acker for the Days Inn in Springfield, Illinois in honor of the late Richard Fortman. Springfield was Mr. Fortman’s hometown. I am grateful for John’s hard work at this bid and appreciate his enthusiasm at getting an early start with publicity, and for arranging a venue with free playing room and various door prizes. See John’s site at http://checkers2010.info for ongoing tournament detail. The hotel is located off an interstate with several restaurants nearby. Three proposed differences in format were noted within the bid:

• The tournament will run Sunday, August 1 to Thursday, August 5, rather than the usual Monday start.
• The bid did not include a separate youth tournament. The youth champion (21 and under) will be decided by the highest finisher in the main tournament, as had been the case in many Nationals of the past.
• The Masters will have 5 days of play and 2 two-game rounds occurring in Rds. 1 & 8. Majors and Minors will play 8 four-game rounds. On a related topic, I note that Gene Lindsay’s fund will take effect in this National. (Thank you, Gene!)

Donations are welcome and may be sent to John Acker, 668 Stinchcomb Dr. #10, Columbus, OH 43202, or on the Store/Donations page here. Donors with at least $20 will receive a copy of select games.
I hope everyone will consider making plans for this year’s National. In addition to honoring Mr. Fortman, I anticipate a lot of nice perks (currently in the planning stages) to this year’s tournament.

Richard Beckwith,
ACF Player Rep