The Hub of the Universe will host the 102nd Illinois State Checker tournament on March 30 and April 1. at the Illinois Centre Mall in Marion.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. Saturday in the food court with a business meeting immediately following. Entry fees are $10 and can be paid at registration. Entrants will be divided into three classes: Class A (Expert), Class B (Minor), and Class C (beginners).
The tournament begins promptly at 9:45 a.m. and continues through the evening. Play then resumes on Sunday at 8 a.m. with winners determined by 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
All checker players are invited and should bring their own checkerboard.
For more information contact Gene Ellison, secretary-treasurer of the Illinois State Checker Association at 618-962-3321 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a number of years the Williamson County Tourism Bureau has helped sponsor this event along with the 101-county checker tournament in the fall.