There are hopes of a stronger bridge being established between the Barbados Draughts Association (BDA) and the Barbados Bridge League (BBL).
These sentiments were expressed by BBL president Roglyn Hinds and BDA president Winslow Greaves during the prize-giving ceremony for the 2017 National Draughts Tournament on Sunday at the headquarters of the league, venue for the draughts event.
Hinds presented the awards and prizes following a feature address in which she spoke about the game of bridge and the importance of getting the youth involved in mind sports such as draughts and bridge.
The 2017 tournament in which Ronald “Suki” King was the outstanding defending Masters champion, followed the organisation of a youth team tournament among schools.
That event was won by Gabriel Clarke of Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary school while Shaunnell Neverson of the Alleyne School was second. Both players had very commendable outings. Glyne Howell and Wynnell Neverson played key organising roles in the schools’ competition.
During the 2017 prize-giving ceremony for the nationals, quadriplegic Tyrone Moore was praised for his victory in the Majors division. Mathew Barnett placed second for the second successive year.
In the Masters division Jack Francis (second), Jeffrey “Socks” Clarke (third) and Henderson Marshall (fourth) were recognised for their achievements.