ANDALUSIA, AL – The 37th annual World Championship Domino Tournament is set for July 13 - 14 in Andalusia. Hundreds of players are expected to compete for the title of world champion. The tournament, sponsored by the Andalusia Rotary Club, is held at the Kiwanis Fair Complex and promotes the game of dominoes among people of all ages.
“People from throughout the country and abroad are attracted to our tournament not only because of the competition and prize money, but because they know this is a charity event,” said Andalusia Rotary President Michele Gerlach. “Over the years this event has enabled Andalusia Rotarians to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to local, state and worldwide causes,” Gerlach said.
The World Championship Domino Tournament began in 1976 as a Bicentennial project, but has grown to be one of the premiere domino tournaments in the United States. Last year over 300 participants competed for trophies and cash totaling more than $20,000.
This year’s events begin on Friday, July 13 with the singles tournament starting at 8:00 AM followed by a singles round robin at 1:00 PM. The $15,000 Fantastic Domino Sweepstakes drawing will also begin at 7:00 PM. On Saturday, July 14, the doubles tournament starts at 8:00 AM followed by doubles round robin at 1:00 PM. Finals in adult singles and doubles begin at 7:00 PM with event awards presented at 9:00 PM.