3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

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3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby Michael Holmes on Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:27 pm

Nativity Academy at St Boniface in Louisville, Kentucky held their second Youth National Checker Tournament, January 28, 2016. This year the tournament had 100 preregistered students! All of the school’s 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders competed except for a few absences, along with a handful of other youth, including a 3rd grader. These children displayed sportsmanship, excitement, and they had plenty of fun. Each child was given a $5.00 gift card, a checkerboard set, and was offered a book or bulletin. Dr. Harbolt, the Extended Day and Year Director for the school, also provided gifts from a local company. Trophies for each section were provided.

This was a winner take all tournament. One game was played and only winners advanced. The children loved being spectators when they were not playing in their own match. The final and 3rd round was moved from the busy gymnasium into a quiet room where competitors could more easily concentrate. Erin McCallion-Holmes was there to take photos and there were great checker players from all over to help. Arthur Mays, current Kentucky Champion, Chuck Freeman, former Northern Ireland winner and multiple state champion, Jim Morrison, three-time National champion and multiple state champion, and Alan Millhone, the American Checker Federation President were all there to referee.

First place winners received $25.00 and a trophy, in addition to the checkerboard sets and books. The 8th grade winner is Katie Morrison from Barren County School. 7th grade winner is Richard Chandler from Nativity Academy. 6th grade winner is a 3-way tie. 6th grade winners are Varlee Kamara, Mohammed Fahnbulleh, and Kelden Abernathy. 5th grade winners are Tyran Gray, Damarco O'Bannon, Jabari Alexander, and Radhiya Cobble.

I will post more information later.
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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby Irma Sierra on Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:02 am

Very nice! waiting the pictures......and thanks for sharing!
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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby Palomino on Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:51 pm

Yes, I would like to see the pictures also. ACF members sharing their knowledge with these youth is wonderful. Great job guys!
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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby JR Smith on Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:57 pm

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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby neilwenberg on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:00 pm

Good Job!! Congratulations to Michael Holmes and crew for junior checker promotion!!!
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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:59 pm

Hi everyone. Can i have some of you help raise funds for next year.
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Re: 3-move US Youth National in Louisville, KY

Postby Irma Sierra on Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:54 am

Nice pictures! thank you!
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