The Cleveland Area will host two major checker tournaments this summer. The 2011 ACF National GAYP Tournament will be held in Medina, Ohio on July 26-30. Kim Willis will referee. A separate new GAYP blitz tournament on July 25 will precede the main tournament.
The 3-move World title match between Alex Moiseyev (Dublin, Ohio) and challenger Michele Borghetti (Italy) will tentatively be played on August 13-23 in Cleveland, Ohio. The match will consist of 40 games, 4 games a day. John Acker has agreed to come to set up a live internet feed of the games. Contributions to the match fund or to John Acker's travel expenses (or to National tournament) are requested and may be sent to Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, or via Paypal at ACF Store Donations page. Donors of at least $20 will receive early copy of annotated games.
See ACF Calendar at left for more details on both events, which tie in to the John G. White chess and checkers special collection at the Cleveland Public Library.
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