Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

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Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby JR Smith on Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:05 pm

The 2017 Alabama Open & District 5 Checker Tournament will be held in Guin, AL which Kelly Pollard has made arrangements to hold it at the Holiday Inn Guin,5750 Alabama 44, Guin, AL 35563 Phone: (205) 468-4625 Off I-22 at exit 26. This is a new 3 Star Hotel.

November 10th & 11th - Friday and Saturday. This tournament will be in memory of Larry Pollard. A good number of players will arrive Thursday evening and play practice games; however, registration is: Fri. 8:00 am - 9:00 am, followed by a Business Meeting, Play begins at 10:00 am Friday & 8:00 am Saturday. Entry Fee: $25.00 Masters - $20.00 Majors, 8 rounds of 2 games each (1 opening) using the 156 ballot deck | 4 rounds each day | 1 hour per game. Reservations: Mention you are a checker player when making your reservations for a special discounted $90 room rate (includes tax & conference room). For questions or more info, call Kelly Pollard 205-412-5076 | kellynbama@gmail.com

District 5 contains States: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee - District Manager: Dallas Ramsey
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Re: Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:44 pm

I will be there and also I am guessing Vadim Lapin also plans to attend.

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Re: Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby Michael Holmes on Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 am

I had planned to be there this year again but my car broke down.
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Re: Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:36 am

Michael Holmes wrote:but my car broke down.
WOW. Same here - I was on my way to AL, but got into car accident near Cincinnati. No one was injured but my car was not in perfect conditions to drive 500 miles to AL and 600 - back. So - I just returned home and enjoyed to see my daughter (college freshman) for few mins when she came from campus over the weekend to say "hi-bye" and met friends. My wife said that as compensation I can see OSU game.

Vadim Lapin called me later and said that his position with someone get out of time and need to review by program.

Here is position.

Red to move.
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Unfortunately I set it with wrong move where white move and program showed a draw! I told this to Vadim and even spoke few minutes on phone with Mary Frank. Unfortunately later I find my mistake. With red to move it is a clear RED WINS after 19-16*

I really hope my phone conversation didn't lead to incorrect judgement, but don't know yet. Vadim said that if he lose this game - then he tie for 1-3, and an if this is a draw - he would lead the field by 1 point.

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Re: Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby Alex_Moiseyev on Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:12 pm

I am playing checkers, not chess.
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Re: Alabama Open - last tournament in 2017! (straight)

Postby Michael Holmes on Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm

One way to avoid wrong move setup is to make it move at least once so that you see and have players move it on the board. That way everyone is seeing and speaking the same. Hope to know results soon. I cant get on facebook so please provide results some other way. Like on this forum or on nccheckers.
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