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Francis in a huff over his omission

That is how World Go-As-You-Please draughts player John ‘Jack’ Francis felt about not being named as one of the 25 Barbadian sporting icons who were recognized during a special ceremony entitled a Night with the Stars held last Saturday night at Hilton Hotel. Francis said he felt his dedication, commitment and hard work have been […]

A King yet again

By Hallam Hope It’s official. Ronald “Suki” King is the winner of the Henderson Layne Memorial draughts tournament. But he was felled at the last furlong, suffering a shock 1-0 defeat to replacement player Trevor “Gazook” Howell on Monday which carried him to 32 points, four more than defending champion Junior “Post” Walrond. Howell, an […]

King increases draughts lead

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 […]

‘Suki’ King pushes into lead

Favourite Ronald “Suki” King has taken the lead at the start of the popular Henderson Layne Memorial Draughts Competition, organised by the Lodge Road Draughts Club. King, the former double world champion, put his hands on Michael Barker and Ian Callender 1-0 to take a front-running position with six points in the Masters category yesterday. […]

Suki is still the King

Ronald “Suki” King is still the monarch in his homeland. The former world draughts champion opened his 2016 domestic draughts account by capturing the first tournament of the year, the Julie’s Party Rentals Double Knockout title. Jack Francis and Carson Farley had to settle for second and third places following a threesome round-robin final in […]

Suki wants more children playing draughts

Former World-Go-As-You-Please and Three-Move Restriction Champion, Ronald “Suki” King, has expressed concerned about the future of the game of draughts. During a recent visit to the St Bartholomew Primary School where he was invited to interact with the Infants Department as part of their celebration of Barbadian Awareness, during Black History Month, the outstanding Barbadian […]

Lodge road win team draughts

Lodge Road A stormed back from the jaws of defeat to win the John Walcott Memorial Team Draughts Tournament 22-18 over defending champions St Martins at Bank Hall, St Michael Sunday evening. In a tough match at the All Soul’s Church annex St Martin’s battled to an 11-9 lead at half time with national champion […]

Draughts clash on Sunday

Sunday is D-day for the two teams contesting the finals of the John Walcott Memorial Team Draughts Tournament. The defending champions, St. Martins, clash with Lodge Road A at the All Souls Church annex in Bank Hall at 6 p.m. which will result in one winner, one champion. The teams have had two weeks to […]

‘Post’ Waldron finally delivers

Under mounting pressure following a string of defeats Junior “Post” Waldron came good to see St George home to a nail-biting 21-19 victory over defending champions St Martins in the John Walcott Memorial Draughts tournament at Jo Jo’s, One Carlton Plaza, Black Rock Sunday evening. Beaten previously by two newcomers, the postman delivered with a […]

Mixed draughts results

Tennis coach Paul Stewart recovered from a five-stroke to serve reigning Lodge Road Masters champion Junior “Post” Waldron a 1-0 ace in a losing cause for Lumber Jacks as the John Walcott Memorial Team Draughts Tournament continued Sunday. In his previous match last week Stewart had suffered a rare five-stroke at the hands of Cedric […]

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