Vidor will host Checker Banquet for the public with the world champion – Orange Leader
To the chief
The Vidor Children’s Checker Club will be treated to a special banquet featuring World Checkers Champion Alex Moiseyev on Thursday evening, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Suite in Vidor. The Banquet will be a memorable evening for parents and children.
Vidorian Watson Franks, who coaches the kids’ club, is excited about the event.
“When we secured Mr. Moiseyev’s commitment to come to our annual tournament here in Vidor, we knew it would be special. He agreed to play several different styles of games following a delicious banquet prepared by Frankie’s,” Franks said. “I hope the banquet hall will be filled with ladies fans and supporters.”
Checker activities will begin with Moiseyev playing what is called a blind game. He will wear a blindfold and play against one of our members. It will be notified of each move after it has been made, then it will respond with its own move. Come see it for yourself!
After the blind match, Franks will choose six members of the ladies’ club to play three different matches against Moiseyev.
Coach Franks and a Checker member will play Alex and a Checker member. Each participant will perform the movement in turn. It will be great fun.
The last event will be a special match between Franks and Moiseyev. The different styles of games that are played in the tournaments will be played within a five minute time frame for each game. Fast paced and lots of action! Come encourage and support Franks.
Moiseyev wants to take the time to meet all the kids and maybe play a game with them all at the same time. Tell the kids to be sure to bring their own board to get autographed by Moiseyev.
World champion Alex Moiseyev is in Vidor from May 30 to June 1 with the goal of playing the Texas State Open and the District 8 Ladies Tournament in Vidor.
Players from across the country plan to bring their best game to town.
Franks is the current Texas State Champion and is looking forward to defending his title.