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  A view from ACF Player's Representative Richard Beckwith : 2005-08-12

Welcome to the New Player Rep Page!

I intend to use this page to pass along my thoughts of what's happening in the ACF.

This is my first year on the ACF Exec as Player Rep. I am very happy to be serving with Alan Millhone, Mac Banks, and Don Brattin, as I am confident they will make a productive team (and have done so already). I will be preparing an October bulletin article to summarize what the Exec has been working on. For example, we are in the process of changing the way our bulletin is printed and mailed. Money is tight (unfortunately), and these changes will provide substantial savings without reducing content or the number of issues. We also have begun a membership campaign by contacting recent members who did not renew their dues (or forgot). As always, some people will leave for personal reasons. Others simply did not have their dues sent in and processed yet. A new ACF forum is being unveiled. This should be an excellent resource to share checker news and play, ask questions, offer constructive comments, etc. We are also developing an ACF on-line gaming center. I also welcome all members to invite their newest checker friends to join the ACF.

There are many non-exec members that have assisted our ACF site and myself since I joined the new ACF Exec. I acknowledge Jason Solan, Michael Holmes, Clayton Nash, Corey Modich, Steve Holliday, Joe LoConti, Gerry Lopez, Charles Walker, Roger Doll, Lisle Cormier, Mr. Checkers, plus there are many others who have expressed kind words and other input. There is still much to do, and volunteers are always appreciated and necessary.

On a personal note, the next couple months will be very busy for me for checker events. I will be defending the Ohio Match Title against Alex Moiseyev on Labor Day weekend, tentatively. I will be playing in the Ohio State tournament on September 11 & 12, the International Match in Las Vegas on September 26-30, and the World Qualifier Tournament in Prague on October 10-14. Gerry Lopez is reserving limited editions copies of the 100th Anniversary International Match book. Please see the tournament announcement page for more details.

Rich Beckwith
ACF Player Rep
(updated 8/15/2005)

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