2014 US National

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Re: 2014 US National

Postby neilwenberg on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:42 pm

The more I look at this site the more confused I get. It seems like everybody is at everybody else's throat and that all checker players (mainly masters) argue about all aspects of the 2014 ACF National Tournament. Maybe Alan Milhone could step into this fray and clear the air!
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby JR Smith on Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:49 am

Playing room at BlueGrassMagic Gameshop...

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The US National Checkers Tournament (3-Move) will be held in Louisville, KY from July 23 thru 27 at the BLUEGRASSMAGIC GAMESHOP. The address is
5629 Outer Loop, Louisville, KY 40219. 502-964-1170. The Youth National will be Saturday, July 19th. The place we are holding the tournament is only open five days a week. Some players have suggested playing more people. To do this, we would have to either play quicker or fewer rounds, or switch to more two-game rounds (see below ballot). Another matter that we would like feedback on is the time. Instead of opening at noon, the business can open up at 10 am for $50.00 per day (to be raised & donated). A vote on this by all divisions is requested on whether to open earlier. Yes No (Circle one)

All Members planning to attend a future 3-move National vote for #1 or #2 by circling number (with secondary voting offered depending on primary vote):

1)
Retain traditional format, 4-game rounds for all divisions, but adapted to 5 days for Masters only by doing (Masters, select one of the following by circling A or B):

A. Play 8 rounds, but with reduced time for each game as appropriate for the hours the site is available.

B. Reduce to 7 rounds with the first four days being played with 1 1/2 rounds per day, and the last day has 1 round.

Note: Masters continue to use four-game rounds with ballot scoring & tough deck (as needed); other divisions score by game (8-point rounds).

2) Revamp to a 4-5 day tournament with two-game rounds & more rounds, with the idea to play 22-30 total games by most suitable means possible (round-robin or Swiss or some hybrid), which will be very dependent on how many sign up at tournament registration. Example of ideal format is 13 two-game rounds (=2-3-3-3-2 for 5 days). Rounds will be scored by (all divisions vote by circling A or B):

A. Score by GAME (2 points for a win, one point for a draw, 4 points at stake, 0-1-2-3-4 points possible, win+draw = 3 pts.)

B. Score by BALLOT (Score 4 points for a won ROUND, two points for a drawn round, 4 points at stake, 0-2-4 points possible, as win+draw = 4 pts.)


Note: our ratings processor has indicated our ratings calculation encounters increased difficulties when processing ballot scoring.

Division(s) you intend to enter, as permitted by ratings criteria (circle) : Masters Majors Minors



Sign _______________________________ Send completed ballot (photocopy OK) to Richard Beckwith, 34490 Ridge Road #115, Willoughby, OH 44094 by March 3.
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby JR Smith on Wed May 28, 2014 2:00 pm

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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu May 29, 2014 10:00 pm

Here are reviews of this motel (yes - motel, not hotel) I find

http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-louisvi ... el-Reviews

From 75 people who wrote review, only 29% of guests recommended it. Hotel evaluation number is 2.5 out of 5.0. Hotel is extremely dirty, with a lot of maintenance problems, unfriendly and cheat stuff.

it's not just my opinion, it's review of people who stayed here.

More about Quality Inn .. Several people who wrote review, also mentioned something about safety of location and noise problems. Anything else ?!?!

I will stay in another hotel for sure and I already made reservation. I find nice Red Roof Inn close to playing facility (9 minutes according Mapquest & 5.1 miles) and much better reviews. Prices are reasonable.

http://www.redroof.com/property/Louisvi ... 64/RRI134/

It is always safer to pay extra few bucks rather than dealing with dirty rooms with bloods on the walls, smoke smell in non-smoking rooms, dirties in the toilet, bugs in the bed and many, many other.

Respectfully,

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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Chexhero on Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:40 pm

My wife and I will be staying at the Ramada Plaza on 9700 Bluegrass Parkway in Louisville. We have rented a car for the week and we are gladly willing to give anyone staying at this hotel a ride to the gameshop. The backseat can fit 2 to 3 people. Feel free to let me know if you could use a ride. For anyone who still has not booked yet, this hotel got good reviews and is a reasonable price. I recommend it. http://www.ramada.com/hotels/kentucky/l ... l-overview
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby neilwenberg on Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:38 pm

Looking for site for checker results! Can someone help?
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Chexhero on Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:13 pm

Neil,

I am not sure if I understand your question, but if you are referring to National scores,I will be updating them day by day on the ACF facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/usacheckers
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:22 pm

I will try to post results and "inside stories" at the end of every day on this site.

I don't know if ACF has any additional plans for coverage - broadcasting, TV, media etc. It would be definitely very nice and have great promotional value if they do something ... anything.

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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Chexhero on Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:34 am

I am in the process of setting up a UStream account and will see about recording some live coverage. No promises yet, but I believe this will be very possible.
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Chexhero on Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:36 am

We will be having a live broadcast of select games at the ACF 3 move Nationals! You can view the games from this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/acf-3-move-nationals-2014. Play starts on Tuesday the 23rd at noon. Enjoy!
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby champion374 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:16 pm

results any one?
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Chexhero on Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:16 pm

After round 1:

Masters: (Round Scoring)
1. Ron King- 4
1. Joe Moore- 4
1. Jim Morrison- 4
1. Joe Schwartz- 4
2. Alex Moiseyev: 2
2 Jack Francis- 2
2. John Acker- 2
2. Lubabalo Kondlo- 2
3. Alex Holmes- 0
3. Phil Schwartzburg- 0
3. Richard Hallet- 0
3. Alan Millhone- 0

Majors: (Game Scoring)
1. Arthur Mays- 4
1. Larry Atwood- 4
3. Desmond Maughan- 3
3. Wilma Branch- 3
5. Matthew Clark - 1
6. John Herberger- 0
6. Joe Coleman- 0
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby champion374 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:27 pm

thanks
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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:51 pm

Inside story is simple and horrible - we have only 19 people play this year in 2 Divisions of USA National 3 moves. Tears on my eyes.

During business meeting we decided to make 12 players to play in Master Division Roibin Round + 1 Repair Round. Scoring per ballot

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Masters.

1st Round.

A. Moiseyev (2) vs L Kondlo (2) - 2 draws
A. Holmes (0) vs J. Morrison (4), Jim won 1 game
J. Moore (2) vs P. Schwartzburg (0), Joe won 2 games
J. Francis (2) vs J. Acker (2), 2 draws
A. Millhone (0) vs J. Shwartz (4), Joe won 2 games
R. King (4) vs R. Hallett (0), Ron won 1 game

2nd round.

A. Moiseyev (6) vs J. Morrison (4), I won 1 game
L. Kondlo (6) vs A. Holmes (0) Lubabalo won 1 game
J. Moore (6) vs J. Francis (4) 2 draws
R. King (8) vs J. Shwartz (4), Ron won 1 game
R. Hallett (2) vs J. Acker (4) 2 draws
P. Schwartzburg (4) vs A. Millhone (0)

After 2 rounds

R. King - 8
A. Moiseyev, L. Kondlo, J. Moore - 6
J. Morrison, J. Francis, P. Schwartzburg, J. Acker, J. Shwartz - 4
R. Hallett - 2
A. Millhone A. Holmes - 0

I will post Major results tomorrow.

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Re: 2014 US National

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:53 pm

2nd day was bloody and rich with events. Alex Holmes quit the tournament and follow ACF rules - all his opponents shall receive automatically a bye (4 points). Ron King lost two rounds in the row today (!) to Jim Morrison and Lubablo Kondlo, Lubabalo lost round to Joe Moore and at the end we have tie 5 ways for the 1st place. I had better position with Joe but he played very well and survive. With Ron King I've ot openin 11-15 21-17 8-11.

Here are results of Rounds 3-5 and total points after 5th Round

Round 3.

A. Moiseyev (10) BYE
L Kondlo (6) vs J. Moore (10), Joe won 1 game
J. Morrison (8) vs R. King (8), Jim won 1 game
J. Francis (8) vs A. Millhone (0), Jack won 1 game
P. Schwartzburg (8) vs J. Acker (4), Phil won 1 game
J. Shwartz (6) vs R. Hallett (4), 2 draws

Round 4.

A. Moiseyev (12) vs J. Moore (12), 2 draws
L . Kondlo (10) vs R. King (8), Lubabalo won 1 game
J. Morrison (10), vs J. Francis (10), 2 draws
P. Schwartzburg (12) BYE
J. Swartz (10) vs J. Acker (4), Joe won 1 game
R. Hallet (8) vs A. Millhone (0), Richard won 1 game.

Round 5.

A. Moiseyev (14) vs R. Kin (10), 2 draws
L. Kondlo (14) vs J. Francis, Lubabalo won 1 game
J. Morrison (14) vs P. Schwartzburg (12), Jim won 1 game
J. Moore (14) vs R. Hallett (10), 2 draws
J. Acker (6) vs A. Millhone (2), 2 draws
J. Shwartz (14) BYE

After 5 rounds:

A. Moiseyev, L. Kondlo, J. Moore, J. Morrison, J. Shwartz - 14 points
P. Schwartzburg - 12 points
R. King, J. Francis, R. Hallett - 10 points
J. Acker - 6 points
A. Millhone - 2 points
A. Holmes - WITHDREW

All for now, stay on for more news.

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