Hello Checker/Draughts Players:
I have lately received several request for Hotel information and rates,etc. for our upcoming June 20-24th. 2005 A.C.F. GAYP National Tournament that will be held in the beautiful City of Dublin,Ohio. Many of the hotels offer free shuttle to the Dublin Community Recreation Center that is located in Coffman Park and is 110,000 S.F. in size. The playing room is well lighted,restrooms are located just outside the tournament doors and the City has given the ACF free room rental for the entire week. I might add that the week-end prior is the Youth Tournament and will be directed by Master Player Mr. Clayton Nash. I also intend to be on hand for the youth tournament and hope that Mrs. Kim Willis will also be there. The playing room is also free to the Youth Tournaments and I wish to thank the City of Dublin for this and for doing their part in helping promote youth in our game.Also for the youth we now have money for prizes and awards. All Dublin Hotels are within 5 minutes if the tournament site. All have easy access offthe I-270 outer-belt. Free parking and a safe,suburban environment. Not all the hotels I will list offer a free hotel -playing site shuttle, so be sure to check first if you will not have a car. I also received a very nice welcoming letter from the Dublin City Mayor , Marilee Chinnici-Zuercher. The playing room will have complimentary, non- alcoholic beverages during the tournament. Hotel rates range from $59.00 to $119.00 per night. I have been working closely with Mr. Josh Bricker, Sports/Events Sales Manager for Dublin. His Bureau will make sure that all players,etc. receive visitors guides and maps of Dublin detailing the many different attractions and places of interest. Dublin has three national car rental companies: Avis, Hertz and Enterprise.Port Columbus International Airport is 20 miles from Dublin, with 19 carriers providing 350 flights daily. Dublin/Columbus is located within 550 miles of more than half of the nation's population-making its central location a short drive for many and a great destination. For now I am going to list the hotel names and rates and if shuttle and breakfast are provided in room rates. I have two full pages of information for hotels. I will ask our ACF Bulletin Editor if this information and a map can be put in our upcoming bulletin. I need to check with our Web Master to see if the 2 full pages of information can be put on our site in an orderly fashion. I will work on that today. I now list hotel names,etc. for now............ Look for more extensive information shortly. I will list hotel name,rate,shuttle and if breakfast is included.
Clarion $89 Yes Yes 800/4 CHOICE
Courtyard $79 No No 800/321-2211
Cross Country $50.99 No No 800/621-1429
Embassy Suites $109.00 Yes Yes 800/362-2779
Hampton Inn $75 Yes Yes 800/426-7866
Hilton Garden $99 Yes Yes 800/600-1550
Homewood Suite $99 No No 800/225-5466
Marriott NW $119 No No 800/228-9290
Red Roof Inn $49.99 No No 800/843-7663
Residence Inn $89 Yes No 800/331-3131
Wellesley Inn & Suites $59.00 Yes Yes 800/444-8888
Woodfin Suites $99 Yes Yes 800/966-3346
I will be in Lebanon,Tennessee for the tournament next month and will have print-outs of the hotels,map and some other information available to those who plan on coming this June to Dublin,Ohio. Feel free to contact me if you need further information. If I don't have the answer I will email Mr. Josh Bricker for a response to your question. The City Of Dublin has bid $5,000.00 to host our event and we have Oldbury interest to add onto that and our entry fees for the tournament. Look for more information from time to time on here.
Sincerely: Alan Millhone, President, American Checker Federation " LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND"
Submitted by :Alan Millhone