News Feed

October 21, 2016 - Teenager bamboozles England Teenage off-spinner Mehedi Hasan to ... +++ October 21, 2016 - Local weed cultivation on the rise Marijuana cultivation is on the ris ... +++ October 21, 2016 - Pollard vents on his failed UAE tour PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Kie ... +++ October 21, 2016 - Teen faces indecency charge A St George teen who was charged in ... +++ October 21, 2016 - GAIA wage dispute resolution in sight A prolonged and sometimes bitter wa ... +++ October 21, 2016 - Combermere thrash Graydon Sealy Former champions Graydon Sealy had ... +++

King and Francis agree to share draughts title

A decision by both finalists in the Masters category to agree to be joint winners in the national draughts championship has left the organisers scratching their heads.

Ronald (Suki) King (left) and Jack Francis.

Ronald (Suki) King (left) and Jack Francis.

Defending champion Jack Francis and World Go-As-You-Please champion Ronald “Suki” King pushed three moves and agreed to a draw, leaving fans who had braved the inclement weather to see another robust showdown somewhat bemused.

Francis defeated King last year 1-0 and put paid to Suki King’s claim that a Jack cannot defeat a King.

But this year’s final proved to be an anticlimax, leaving the Barbados Draughts Association pondering their next move.

In what has been widely regarded as a very competitive series of competitions Carson Farley claimed the third place in the Master’s division with a 1-0 win against Nathaniel “Thani” Grosvenor. Grosvenor produced the upset of the tournament with a 1-0 defeat of King.

The B Class attracted 17 players with the experienced Kent Lane defeating Anderson “Brickford” Hunte 1-0 in the final. Hunte had defeated veteran Sam Marshall 1-0 at the semi-finals and overall had a tremendous run in the tournament. Lane qualified with a 1-0 victory over Andrew Harris.

The women’s champion is again Wilma Branch who defeated promising newcomer Wynell  Neverson 2-0 in the finals.

(Hallam Hope)
Source: (Hallam Hope)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *