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Suki tournament underway at Divi

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Suki tournament underway at Divi

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THE RONALD “SUKI” KING International Checkers and Draughts Festival officially got underway today at the Divi Southwinds Resort.
The competition was officially slated to begin over the weekend, but a lack of funding forced the event to be postponed.
Players from the Ukraine, Italy, Netherlands, United States and Barbados will do battle over the next week, with the winner of the men’s division earning a right to challenge King for the world Go-As-You Please title in 2014.
In addition, new champions will also be crowned in both the women and juniors divisions.
The winner in the men’s division will also receive the Andrew Lewis trophy, the females will be awarded the Pat Alleyne trophy and the junior champion will walk away with the Keith Rayside trophy.
There is also a scheduled match between USA and Barbados, and the winner of that match will win the Hazeain King trophy. (RB)