MARION - The state checkers tournament is set for April 1st and 2nd in the food court at the Illinois Star Centre Mall. Entrants will be divided up into three classes: expert, minor and beginners.
Registration gets underway at 8 a.m. and play starts at 9:45 and will continue through the evening. Play will resume Sunday morning at 8:30 and conclude at approximately 4 p.m.
The tournament will feature a new one-day division for beginners and new players who would like to start learning championship checkers, but may not wish to play in the tourney. An instructor will be available from 9-12.
For more information, contact Gene Ellison at 618-962-3321 or John Grisley at 618-925-1203.