USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

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USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:41 am

I am glad and proud to make preliminary announcement.

WHAT: 2nd Trophy Oreste Persico (1st International 3-moves Match USA vs Italy)

WHERE: The Match would be held inside the famous "Villa Borghese". Hospitality in the Olympic Training Center of Italian National Olympic Committee in Rome

WHEN: April 20, 2018 (arrival) - April 26 (Departure). I think (still TBD) we'll have Opening Ceremony and 1st round on April 21, 2 rounds on April 22-24, last (8th) round and closing ceremony on April 25.

HOW: Each team consists of 8 members: 6 mans + 1 woman + 1 youth. We'll play on 8 boards - the same format similar to ones we played in the past against UK & I team. Woman and youth from each team will play against all players of opponent team as any other member of team.

Alternative players: More likely we will have 1 alternative player in each team.

Time control: TBD

Press and Internet coverage: TBD

WHY: this match will have great promotional and patriotic values in both countries along with sport values. Today Anglo-American Draughts get a very good boom and is growing in Italy, but in other hands - not all good players in USA passed away or retire yet! :D This match will help us to learn which team is doing better as-of-today, but most important - raise more interest and publicity to our old, fashion game in our countries. I personally also hope to see new faces here and meet new friends.

Financing: in general USA team will be responsible for transportation (air tickets) and FID will be responsible for hospitality and food. There will be a spot in "ACF Story" for donations and I also have some other promotional and fundraising ideas.

All for now

Stay on for more news.

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Richard Marlowe on Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:57 pm

I love this idea, Alex! Do you already have the the teams assembled?
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:59 pm

Richard Marlowe wrote:I love this idea, Alex!
Thanks!
Richard Marlowe wrote:Do you already have the the teams assembled?
For American team we already selected. It will be released later because many other things are still not decided yet.
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:10 pm

Here is link to donation page on ACF Store for International match USA vs Italy

http://www.usacheckers.com/store/index. ... uct_id=106

Please, support the entire event and specifically USA team to cover transportation, hospitality and food expanses.

We (ACF & FID) greatly need your support, wanted and highly appreciate it! Be part of history. This is first match among our countries. Our traditional matches against UK & I ended ten years ago and chances they materialize again are not very big. Last time (2006) USA team won this match by very high margin. Match with Italy will restore this great tradition of International matches and keep them alive.

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:59 pm

Hi, all !

Donations keep coming but not at the highest extent. We still need some $$$ in order to cover our expanses. Any donation will be highly welcome and appreciated. Please, do it to support this match and make it real, and your name will be written by gold letters into checkers history !

Small things make big difference!

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:07 pm

Donations are highly wanted and appreciated !!

Here is summary of information as of now. So far I can officially confirm that I will play for USA team. Names of all other members of both teams will be realease in the middle-end of March.

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The FID Board has confirmed the 2nd Trophy Oreste - 1st International Match USA vs Italy - by 3-moves English Draughts

The Match would be held inside the famous "Villa Borghese", playing presumably on 21st, 22nd , 23rd , 24th , 25th April, with arrival on the morning 20th, presentation on 20st, and award ceremony on 25th and departure on 26th April, with the following

Proposal schedule:

Arrival on 20th April morning
Friday 20th April: Presentation, Players appeal, Pairing drawing, Opening Ceremony

Saturday 21st April: 9.00 First Round,
Sunday 22nd April: 9.00 Second Round, 14.30 Third Round
Monday 23rd April: 9:00 Fourth Round, 14.30 Fifth Round
Tuesday 24th April: 9.00 Sixth Round, 14.30 Seventh Round
Wednesday 25th April: 9.00 Last Round, 13.00 Award Ceremony

Thursday 26th April: time of leaving

Hospitality in the Olympic Training Center of Italian National Olympic Committee in Rome.

Match will be play in format similar to traditional International matches US vs UK & Ireland => Each player from USA team will play against each member of Italy team.

Style of play: standard 3 moves 156 opening deck

Time control: 45 minutes to each player per game plus 20 second increment for every move

Each team consist of 8 players: 6 mans, 1 woman and 1 youth. Each team may have up to two alternative players. Woman and youth in each team can be replace only once.

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby chipschap on Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:44 am

This is fantastic, I can only hope it gets sufficient publicity in the US media, as it could be a huge boost for checkers.
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:18 am

chipschap wrote:as it could be a huge boost for checkers.
I really hope it will. And not only in USA, but in Italy and other countries.

Your $$$$$ help will be - if you promote event on your very popular site. Donations can be done via ACF Store.

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:14 pm

It is not a final version but probably 99% close.

USA team:

01. K. Wills (woman)
02. A. Holmes (youth)
03. A. Moiseyev
04. J. Morrison
05. R. Beckwith
06. M. Holmes
07. C. Nash
08. R. Pronk
09. C. Freeman (alternate #1)
10. T. Laverty (alternated #2)

Unfortunately J. Moore, R. Hallet, L. Keen, J. Webster and J. Schwartz were unable to make it for personal and health conditions. However, all after all - we definitely have very strong, golden, Win-Win team and I am cautious optimist about upcoming match!

FID presentative Carlo Bordini sent me list of Italy team members, but asked to delay public delivery because it is not final yet.

Many thanks to all USA team donors and contributors!

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Chexhero on Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:12 am

I was also selected as a player for team USA, but unfortunately, due to my cancer treatment I was unable to participate. I am very disappointed I can't play for team USA, but I will be rooting for you guys from afar. Hopefully I will kick this cancer out of me soon and will be able to represent team USA the next time we have this opportunity. Go team USA!
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:25 am

Chexhero wrote:I was also selected as a player for team USA, but unfortunately, due to my cancer treatment I was unable to participate. I am very disappointed I can't play for team USA, but I will be rooting for you guys from afar. Hopefully I will kick this cancer out of me soon and will be able to represent team USA the next time we have this opportunity. Go team USA!
Ohh ... Yes, indeed. Joe was on team, wanted to go and he was very valuable member of US team whom it was not easy to replace.

It was very bad day and unpleasant surprise for me when Joe emailed me he can't make trip due to treatment. It wasn't an easy task for me as captain to replace Joe and finally I decided to invite both alternate players - Chuck Freeman and Tim Laverty.

I wish Joe fast and easy recovery and hope we have him on team in our next match. Italians already asked me - where and when in USA we want to have next match !! I like this optimism :D

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am

I am very honored that I was selected for the team. In separate emails I sent Alan, JR, and moiesyev emails stating I could not attend due to work conflict. This was a couple of months ago. I have been so busy I haven't thought about it since. It seems my emails did not get through (or read?). I cant get into my yahoo email. bummer. Anyway, I wish I could go to Italy to represent the USA but I can not. I hope to play in the TN though.
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:18 pm

Michael, thanks for confirmation! We (me and Richard) already heard this from Alex and contact with "next in line" player on our list - Mark Sokolovsky. More likely he will be able to travel to Italy and attend event.

I will post information here when it will be finalize.

I am sorry to hear that you can't play, but rumors which I heard say that you've got very good new job ... ? If so - congratulations and good luck with your career.

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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Michael Holmes on Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:31 pm

Thanks Moiseyev. I transferred here last year in June. I live in MS but work in the New Orleans District for the Army Corps of Engineers. It is the same agency as before but a new position. I have a school I am going to during the same time as the match. I will be playing in the TN though. Although I have not studied a lot ( I did do some studying when I thought I was going to be in the match) I will play in the Masters. Alex Holmes is the one that told me you and Dr. Beckwith were trying to get in touch with me. I hope Mark plays well.

I hope our team wins. I am sure the sight seeing will be really nice and the people there will be really friendly. I am hoping to get in a position to travel more often for pleasure rather than for work. Maybe next year I can travel or maybe late this year if the have the Barbados (WQT) tournaments in November.
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Re: USA vs Italy 3-moves International match.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:01 am

I can confirm officially now that Michael Holmes was replaced by Mark Sokolovsky (Cleveland) and his pairing was rescheduled.

All USA players already bought tickets to Rome.

We are on final way.

More news are coming!

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