It was another bloody shoot out in draughts Sunday, this time the theatre of combat was the Christ Church Girl’s School.
Leader Ronald “Suki” King remains unbeaten after seven rounds with a 1-0 victory in the 10-14 line against previously unbeaten Jeffrey “Socks” Clarke and a draw with Rawle “school boy” Williams. King has 20 points while second-placed Junior “Post” Walrond has 17 following a 1-0 victory over Ian Callender and two draws with teacher Mike Barker.
Williams earned revenge from the last team tournament when he clipped Carson Farley 1-0. Grazette, Williams, Farley and Barker are bunched third on 16 points. Farley bounced back with a 2-0 demolition of Oliver Whitford while Barker also had a piece of the action, stopping Whitford, both off line and online 1-0. Callender also lost twice.
Whitford, a newcomer to the Masters, had pronounced a victory in advance over Barker, a vastly experienced player but ended with the heaviest trouncing of the tournament in a single sitting.
Callender, Lorde, Lowe and Clarke are on 14 points apiece. Kent Layne suffered two defeats, 1-0 at the hand of first Trevor “Gazook” Howell, who has come in for the ill Sam Marshall, and later Winston “Scarpetta” Lowe, also 1-0.
With the sixth round completed and the seventh unfinished in the Majors category, Anderson “Brickford” Hunte leads on 18 points thanks to a 1-0 win against Carl David. Hunte has two points more than brother Hascol Trotman, 16, following a 2-0 dismissal of Edward Moore.