100-square draughts -- US Open Novemebr 18-25 (New York)

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100-square draughts -- US Open Novemebr 18-25 (New York)

Postby rich beckwith on Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:49 pm

I previously received this announcement from checker's friend Luba Turiy (who played in Barbados checkers World Qualifier/Woman's Championship) to share about her upcoming 10x10 US Open:
US Open 2017 – Kolman Turiy Memorial
The tournament will take place in Huntington, NY - a historical town located in NY Metropolitan Area (1 hour by train to the center of Manhattan) with beautiful village, museums and shopping malls.
The competition venue will be in two locations of the public library:
The Huntington Public Library's Station Branch Building (main location):
1335 New York Avenue, Huntington Station, NY 11746

The Huntington Public Library's Main Building (secondary location on 2 days):
338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743

We are working on a contract with a local hotel Rodeway Inn in Huntington station. We have been promised rates of $89+tax per day for a room with a single king bed, and $99+tax for a room with two double beds. This rate will be held for those who desire to stay few days before or after the official tournament days. Breakfast is provided by the hotel.
ICAONA will provide drinks and light snacks during the games.
We will also try to organize some festivities for opening and closing ceremonies,
as well as for Thanksgiving night. The following playing times have been arranged.
Please plan your travel accordingly as we will not be able to adjust!

The number of rounds (between 7 and 9) depends on the number of participants, and will be finalized prior to the start of the competition. If enough interest and time permits, we will also hold a blitz tournament on the last day.
Date Weekday Start Time End Time Activity Location
11/18/2017 Saturday 9:30 AM 5:00 PM Registration,
opening ceremony,
1st round Huntington Station
11/19/2017 Sunday 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 2nd round Huntington Station
11/20/2017 Monday 9:30 AM 2:00 PM 3rd round Huntington Station
3:30 PM 8:30 PM 4th round Huntington Station
11/21/2017 Tuesday 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 5th round Huntington Station
11/22/2017 Wednesday 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6th round Main Auditorium
11/23/2017 Thursday day off, optional NYC tour
11/24/2017 Friday 9:30 AM 2:00 PM 7th round Huntington Station
3:30 PM 8:30 PM 8th round (if needed) Main Auditorium
11/25/2017 Saturday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 9th round, if needed or/and blitz,
closing ceremony, awards Huntington Station

Time Control Fisher system: 1 hour 20 minutes per game + 1 minute added per move.

Fee $120 ($100 for ICAONA members in good standing, i.e., members who paid their membership fee over 2016 and 2017).

Prizes Monetary prizes will be awarded for leading places in US Open Tournament,
US National Championship and the Blitz tournament. Guaranteed $2500 in money prizes.

Deadline: Please confirm your participation ASAP but no later than November 10, 2017,
especially if you are interested in hotel (we also have a limitation with a playing hall capacity).
To confirm, we request all interested players to send us a non-refundable deposit of $20 US either by mailing the check or money order made to "ICAONA"
to Rudi Azimullah at 12940 Parkview Point Ave., Baton Rouge, La 70893
or to make the same payment amount to our Paypal account by clicking here.
If desired, you can prepay your tournament deposit (or membership fees) completely. In case you need to make the cancellation later, the deposit minus non-refundable $20 will be returned to you.

Contact Info Any questions and help with visa (only after deposit has been received) or to send us your participation request, please contact
Rudi Azimullah : 1 (225) 916 2828, e-mail: Rudi.azimullah@hotmail.com
Luba Turiy : 1 (631) 470-0555, e-mail: ltur@optonline.net
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