We are pleased to pass along the invitation that we received from Mr. John Acker. Hopefully someone from ICAONA can make it to meet our friends from the American Checker Federation:
Dear Dr. Paul and Ms. Turiy,
I'm organizing this year's national 3-move tournament for the American Checker Federation, and cordially invite you and the rest of the international checkers community to attend the event. It will be held at the Days Inn in Springfield IL (3000 Adlai Stevenson Dr, Springfield, IL 62703) from August 1-5, in honor and memory of the late Richard L. Fortman. In past years this event has attracted the best players in the world, and there will of course be lots of opportunities to catch up with checkers friends as well. Even if you're not able to stay and play the whole week, Springfield is very much worth a visit, with great tourist attractions, shopping, dining, and historical landmarks. We're also working on organizing a special screening of "King Me," a documentary on checkers, which you won't want to miss!
For more info on the tournament, check out the official website, which will also house real-time pairings and score updates: http://checkers2010.info/
. Thanks for reading, and I hope to see you there!
Regards, John Acker
Owner/Operator, Practical English http://www.practicalenglish.biz/