The World GAYP Championship Match between defending champion Ron King (Barbados) and challenger Sergio Scarpetta (Italy) will take place at the “Hotel Parco della Rose”, San Giovanni Rotondo, Foggia, Italy from 15th – 20th July 2012. The Referee will be Ian Caws.
U.S. Nationals (honoring Hugh Burton) will play in Lebanon, TN on July 30- August 4. (Don’t forget about the “Arthur Niederhoffer” youth tournament on July 28 & 29.) Regarding scoring method vote in April bulletin, Masters voted to amend the scoring system to ballot scoring effective with this year's National Tournament. Majors and Minors voted to retain their current method of scoring by game.
The 2nd World Mind Sports Games will take place in Lille, France, from 9th – 23rd August 2012. Checkers will have two events running simultaneously – a men’s event (doubles as World Qualifier) and a women’s event (doubles as Woman’s world championship). Play occurs Aug. 17-22 (19th is free day). Hotel & venue information is found at: http://wmsgfmjd.org/. U.S. will be represented by Jim Morrison, Richard Beckwith, Charles Freeman, and Kim Willis.