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Checkers champs bring national tourney to Albany

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Many of the country's best checkers players will show off their skills right here in Albany next week.

 The Albany Pool Checkers Club will host the American Pool Checker Association National Tournament, as more than thirty members of the Albany club gather regularly downtown to play.

The president hopes the national tournament will convince more young competitors to pick up the game. "In other countries, youth are very involved in checkers because it stimulates their mind it gives them the ability to analyze the board which improves and enhances their analytical skills,” said Henry Mathis, of the Albany Pool Checkers Club.

You can still register to compete in the tournament for a fee, but if you just want to watch, that's free.

 It runs from July 12th through 16th at Merry Acres Inn on Dawson Road.   

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