Draughts’ war of words
The war of words in draughts continues.
Now, Junior “Post” Waldron is warning Jack Francis that the coming national tournament in June could be a day of reckoning for Francis.
Waldron and Hascol “Dogman” Trotman were duly presented with their winning trophies and prize money recently following their successes in the masters and majors categories of the Henderson Layne Memorial Draughts Competition played at the Best Road, Lodge Road, Christ Church facility.
Waldron, who upstaged the likes of former winner Darwin “King of Cross” Lorde, Michael Barker and former national champion Jeffrey “Socks” Clarke, sent the warning to Francis following the presentation.
That ceremony saw Trotman and his brother Anderson Hunte winning awards for players dishing out the most two-love wins. Hascol also served Hunte a similar defeat in the closing stages of the event.
Runner-up in the majors category, Mark Barnett, was determined to be the “most focused” player, Sila King, the “most sociable” player and Kent Layne, the player with the “most wins”.
A well-received award went to Andrew Harris of Lodge Road, whose four-stroke of Kent Layne easily copped the “most sensational stroke” prize.
Assistant treasurer of the Barbados Draughts Association Darwin Lorde noted the progress being accomplished in the game locally and reminded players about the deadline for registration for the national tournament of 7 p.m. on June 14.