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3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:48 pm

Today I had received in mail a personal invitation from organizers. Official announcement and details are on the way, but for the time now I can confirm (can I?) that tournament will be held in Branson, MO at the end of July. I also can confirm that I will be there (of course!) to defend my title.

Many thanks to Joe, Jeannie and all other sponsors for wonderful bid!

Stay on for more news!

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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby neilwenberg on Tue Feb 23, 2016 11:34 am

I plan to be there too, to compete in Majors
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby okrunjoe on Tue Feb 23, 2016 6:16 pm

We have $12,000 as of today and the prize fund is growing. Hopefully, we will have at least 45 players in three categories. The new site is about a half mile up the hill from our previous tourneys. There are six restaurants and a theatre within walking distance. Can't wait to see everyone.

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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Chexhero on Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:33 pm

Thank you Joe. I plan to be there this year. There are at least a few master class players from playok.com that plan to come.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:01 pm

Today I had received March ISSUE of MCA Newsletter and text of invitational letter to ACF players. Once it is in public now, I decided it would be worthy just copy and past it here for everyone who is not ACF member and not MCA Newsletter subscriber.

Respectfully,

Alex Moiseyev
ACF Player Representative

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2016 ACF National 3- Move Chedcker Tournament, $12,000 Prize Money.

Dear Checker Player:

This is your personal invitation to participate in the 2016 ACF National 3-move Checker Tournament on July 27, 28, 29 and 30 in Branson, Missouiri. This will be a four-day event based on ten rounds of 3-move: two rounds will be played on Wednesday July 27, three rounds on Thursday, July 28, three rounds on Friday, July 29 and two rounds on Saturday, July 30. Masters will have option of extending play on Sunday depending on vote. The awards ceremonies will be after final round.

The entry fee is $20 with ACF membership.

Special National 3-move Tournament honorees will be Darlene and George Stallsoworth of the Missouri Checker Association.

The site of the tournament will be the Honeysuckle Inn, 3698 Shedpherd of the Hills Expressway, 65616 in the heart of Branson. The phone number is (888) 561-3945. Please make your reservation now. It is important that you do this as earlier as possible. The rate is $67 per night. There are several other motels in the area including Willow Tree Inn across the street. (877) 922-6766.

We will provide shuttle from the Springfield airport to the motel. Let us know if you need this service.

There will be a social period on Tuesday, July 26 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. You may register for the tournament then or the next morning until the first round. Play will begin each day at 8:30 a.m. The social hour will also give you an opportunity to meet the tournament directors and sponsors and also play a few friendly games. Please plan to come earlier.

The 2016 event will be extra special. Branson is a vacation paradise with over 75 shows plus Silver Dollar city, Whitewater, the Branson Scenic Railway and more. You and your friends and family can enjoy many of the attractions in addition to playing Checkers. There are many restaurants and shops within one mile of the motel. IHOP, Olive Garden, Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel, Taco bell and McFarlain's are fewer than five minutes walking distance. The IMAX theater is next door. The World of Checkers Museum is now in Branson.

There will be at least $12,000 in prize money! This money will be divided among the top players in three categories: Masters, majors, Minors. This event being sponsored by David Seres of Newport Beach, California, Dr. Ken Seres of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Jeannie & Joe McDaniel of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If you wish to help with prize fund, send your contribution to: 1416 S. Marion Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74112. Make checks payable to Joe McDaniel.

Hope to see you in Branson. Contact us if you have any questions.

Jeannie and Joe McDanniel, 1416 S. Marion Ave., Tulsa, OK, 74112-5923. Phone (918) 633-1510

Email: okrunjoe@cox.net

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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:13 pm

My favor format in Master Division:

16 players, Round Robin, 15 rounds, 3 rounds (6 games) per day, 5 days: Wednesday-Sunday. Scoring per ballot (2-1-0). I am willing to propose this for vote in Branson before tournament start. Results of individual games can be counted for HP.

Official announcement doesn't say anything about recording games and usage clocks but I assume that there shouldn't be any changes to existing requirements - usage clocks and recording games is MUST in Master Division and optional in Majors. Standard time control always used to be 1 hours for the 1st 30 moves. After then opinions divided :D I also am in favor of the following deal: after passing first time control give each player 30 minutes to the rest of game. This will guarantee that round will be done in no more than 3 hours w/o any delays.

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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby JR Smith on Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:24 pm

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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Chexhero on Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:58 pm

Alex_Moiseyev wrote:
16 players, Round Robin, 15 rounds, 3 rounds (6 games) per day, 5 days: Wednesday-Sunday. Scoring per ballot (2-1-0). I am willing to propose this for vote in Branson before tournament start. Results of individual games can be counted for HP.

Official announcement doesn't say anything about recording games and usage clocks but I assume that there shouldn't be any changes to existing requirements - usage clocks and recording games is MUST in Master Division and optional in Majors. Standard time control always used to be 1 hours for the 1st 30 moves. After then opinions divided :D I also am in favor of the following deal: after passing first time control give each player 30 minutes to the rest of game. This will guarantee that round will be done in no more than 3 hours w/o any delays.


I am ok with this format that Alex laid out or Joe's format in the write up, but I prefer Alex's format of playing more rounds/players. I would prefer however, that regulations such as # of rounds, scoring, and time controls are known at least a couple months in advance of the tournament. I would personally like to know how many days the tournament will be in advance of coming so I can plan accordingly.

Alex, based on your time controls you laid out, do you mean 1 "game" would be done in no more than 3 hours without any delays? One hour first 30 moves for each player = 2 hours, plus extra half hour for each player = 3 hours. And that would just be 1 game. If we are to get 3 rounds a day in, we would probably need to limit the rounds to no more than 4 hours in length. When 4 hours is up perhaps stop watch should be used for 1 minute per move, for 15 minute period. If game is still not complete, then players or referee make decision.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:21 am

Joe, you right. Perhaps best (if there is any best) solution will be giving 90 minutes to each player for both games. This would allow to control round time and do not terminate game.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby John Acker on Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:07 pm

We have the time clocks, and most of them even work. There's no good reason why at LEAST the master players shouldn't use them instead of relying on arbitration by a referee or program. It's easy to pause the time clocks if the players want to take a brief break between games.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Michael Holmes on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:30 pm

acker,
I think it is best if the people in the masters get to vote on how and what format they use. That being said, there is the power of the purse. Funders of the tournament may want to have a say too. You may have a lot to say but one stone at a time.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby John Acker on Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:59 pm

Well, I've played in the Masters group several times at the Nationals, so I would have a vote either way. But my point is that these procedures should be settled ahead of time, instead of depending on whichever group of players happens to be in attendance at a given tournament. This is a basic part of professional behavior, and should be a no-brainer for ACF officers.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby clintolsen on Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:18 pm

For people who are flying in/out they need to plan flights ahead of time, so the duration of the tournament should be set in stone well ahead of the event, not up for debate on the first day.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby Michael Holmes on Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:22 pm

I like some of w ha t acker is saying and I have to a gree with Clint 100%. So, how do we get rules, times, and especially dates agreed upon NOW? This is important.
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Re: 3 moves US National 2016.

Postby okrunjoe on Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:57 am

I would suggest that if players vote for additional rounds that instead of playing into Sunday that we play 12 rounds, 3 each on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. This way there would be no problem with airline schedules or additional night at motel. It would be better if we could decide this ahead of time for all three categories.
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