Children’s National Checkers Tournament coming to Vidor

The city of Vidor is known for country music, barbque festival, football and its’ heart. You can now add the Home of the USA Annual National Checkers Tournament to its’ resume. Vidorian Watson Franks has been working behind the scenes for sometime now in securing Vidor as the home for this prestigious tournament. The date will be July 20-21, 2018. The tournament will be open to all children in the United States between the ages of 8-12. Franks says, “This is going to be an exciting event for all involved. The City of Vidor helped get this off the ground by becoming Host of the District 8 Checkers Tournaments 2 years ago. The National Organization found out we were serious about checkers and decided to allow us to host this new event for the coming year. We are guaranteeing the Children’s Winner a $500 Scholarship. There will be many more awards including trophies, bikes, electronics, games and more. We hope to make it special for every child involved.”


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