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June 7, 2019 - 5:53pm

A top U.S. Checkers champ plays in Batavia Downs' exhibition

posted by Billie Owens in Event.

Representatives from Batavia Downs today announced an upcoming Checkers exhibition with nationally ranked Checkers player John Herberger, of Akron, will take place on Monday, June 24th at noon at 34 Rush Sports Bar.

Herberger, who has ranked as high as 55th in the United States among Checkers players, holds the title of Master and has placed in several local and international tournaments in his career.

Herberger will play 10 games of Checkers at once versus opponents inside 34 Rush at Batavia Downs.

Anyone who beats Herberger in a game of Checkers will receive a Free Night’s Stay in the Hotel at Batavia Downs and free dinner for two at Fortune's.

Those coming to play or watch inside 34 Rush on that Monday will enjoy discounted appetizers and drinks during the exhibition.

There are 10 spots in each exhibition to take place at 12 p.m., 12:45 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

To reserve your spot to play against Herberger, contact [email protected] with the subject line: CHECKERS along with the time you would like to play.

They will also be accepting walk-ins that day as well. There is no fee for competing in the exhibition or to come and watch the games as they take place.

“We’re excited to put on this exhibition,” said Henry Wojtaszek, president and CEO of Batavia Downs. “John is not only one of the best local players, but someone who has competed and succeeded in Checkers games all over the world.

"I know I’ll be trying my hand at taking him on that day, and I challenge everyone out there to do the same!”

Event Date and Time: 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:15pm
Location: 
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel, 8315 Park Road, Batavia, NY 14020

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