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2014 WQT

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:34 pm

Many thanks for those who pledged money for the 2014 WQT bids I placed. I understand other bids are in so it may take some time to determine the best bid.
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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:29 pm

Today I received in mail my MCA Newsletter December 2013 issue and pleasantly find here some sort of pre-announcement:

"We are trying to get the World Qualifying 3 Move Tournament in Las Vegas this year. The winner of the tournament will have the honor of playing the world champion. The event has never been held in U.S. We're expecting the best players from around the world to play in this tournament. More on the event as conditions develop." Gerry Lopez

Yea ... WCDF 3-moves QT (Open Division) had never played in USA in the past.

2004 - Bridgetown, Barbados
2006 - Stonehaven, Scotland
2008 - Beijing, China
2010 - Dublin, Ireland
2012 - Lille, France
2014 - ?

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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby Michael Holmes on Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:38 pm

This is great news. I also put one in for Louisville, KY.
Here are some of the places to visit in Louisville, KY.
Churchill Downs


(502) 636-4400
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
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Churchill Downs is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby annually. It officially opened in 1875, and held the first Kentucky Derby and the first Kentucky Oaks in the same year. Racing at Churchill Downs occurs in two meets. The spring meet starts one week before the Derby and continues until early July. A fall meet picks up in late October and closes Thanksgiving weekend in late November.



The Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory

1-877-775-8443, option 0
800 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
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It takes a special place to craft the Official Bat of Major League Baseball. Since 1884, Louisville Slugger has put prime lumber in the hands of the greatest players of the game. A visit to the museum shows you how the sport has changed a bit between then and now, but the "crack of the bat" remains one of the sporting world's most thrilling moments.




The Belle of Louisville
(502) 574-2992
401 W. River Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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The Belle of Louisville is a paddlewheel steamboat owned and operated by the city of Louisville, and moored at its downtown wharf next to the Riverfront Plaza/Belvedere. Originally named the Idlewild, she was built in 1914 and was first put into service on the Allegheny River. The steamboat is said to hold the all-time record in her class for miles traveled, years in operation, and number of places visited. With the playing of her calliope, the Belle, now in her 95th year, continues to beckon one and all to join her on a journey back to the time when she carried passengers and goods to ports all along the beautiful Ohio River.



Fourth Street LIVE!
4th Street, between Liberty St. & Muhammad Ali Boulevard
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
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Fourth Street Live! is Louisville’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located in the heart of historic downtown Louisville. Just a short walk from downtown hotels. Venues include: Hard Rock Cafe, Red Star Tavern, The Improv Comedy Club, TGIFriday’s, The Pub, Sully’s, J. Gumbo’s and the world’s first Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Bars and nightclubs include; Tengo Sed Cantina, Angel’s RockBar, Hotel, Saddle Ridge, and Sully’s. Live music is featured nightly at Howl at the Moon.



The Muhammmad Ali Center
(502) 584-9254
144 North 6th Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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The cultural center features exhibitions regarding Muhammad Ali's core values on confidence, conviction, charity, and spirituality. An orientation theater helps present Ali's life from birth to the present. A mock-boxing ring is recreated based on his Deer Lake Training Camp. A two-level pavilion, housed within a large elliptical room, features Ali's boxing memorabilia and history. A large projector displays 'The Greatest', his signature fight, onto a full-sized boxing ring. There are also pods where one can view Ali's greatest fights on video-on-demand terminals that feature pre- and post-fight interviews.



The Louisville Science Center
(800) 591-2203
727 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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The Louisville Science Center is interesting all on it's own, but right now it is hosting an Exhibit about the Titanic. Over one hundred and fifty authentic artifacts from Titanic will be on display. Check it out!



Frazier International History Museum
502.753.5663
829 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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The Frazier International History Museum brings history to life everyday through live interpretations by costumed interpreters, multimedia presentations, educational programming and hands-on learning.

First Friday Trolley Hop
Main street
Downtown Louisville
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Held on the first Friday of each month

from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., the First Friday Trolley Hop is a tour of all of the galleries in Downtown Louisville’s art district. There’s no charge to ride the trolley and no entrance fee at any of the participating galleries. Many of the galleries on the Trolley Hop have restaurants where you could grab dinner or a sandwich. However, many of the galleries without restaurants will offer drinks and snacks to their visitors, and it’s very possible to fill up on the free food (and drink!)without overspending at a gallery restaurant or café.


And of course we have tons of unique, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and other museums. We also have the KFC YUM Center Stadium where basket games are played by Louisville Cardinals, concerts, and tons of other events. There is a casino about 25 miles away too.
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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:32 am

Resolutions Agreed by the WCDF Executive Board 2013/14

1. 18 December 2013 (Proposed J. Reade, seconded I. Caws) Regarding the European Cup, that the WCDF should pay for the cup, certificates and medals each year. Secondly that all countries participating in the European Cup should affiliate to the WCDF.


2. 23 December 2013 (Proposed J. Reade, seconded R. Beckwith) That the WCDF should accept Michael Holmes' bid to hold the World Qualifiers 2014 at Louisville KY from 13 to 16 November 2014.

John Reade, WCDF Secretary, 23 December 2013.
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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:59 pm

Today I posted information about QT on Russian Checkers zone. Here are questions arrived:

1) Contact information with WCDF (perhaps John Reade) ... email wanted. People started asking me questions about invitation letter, WCDF membership fee, etc. I decided it will be better if they speak directly with WCDF Secretary John Reade directly and he answered on all questions.

John, what email I can give them ?

2) Contact information with organizers (perhaps Michael Holmes) ... email wanted. Another portion of questions was about hotel, conditions, Internet access, airport, rates etc. I also decided it will be better to address all these questions directly to Michael Holmes.

Michael, what email I should give people, if they have questions regarding QT 2014 bid ?

3) I had short Skype conversation with Nadia Chizjevskaya and she mentioned that she definitely interesting to attend event.

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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby rich beckwith on Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:39 pm

Hi Alex,

I guess we are on the same wavelength. I was just starting to work on a WCDF communication when I saw your post. I'll also work on gathering all this info. WCDF affiliation is still $100 or 75 euro. ACF and ICHF have paid.
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Re: 2014 WQT

Postby Michael Holmes on Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:56 pm

A new restaurant with great food and reasonable prices just opened up right next to the playing venue.
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