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Keen draughts contest at Lodge Road

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Keen draughts contest at Lodge Road

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THE?LODGE?ROAD?draughts tournament is shaping up for keen contests in the closing rounds of the Masters and B classes.
Ronald “Suki” King defeated the “King of Cross”, retired teacher Darwin Lorde 2-0 last Sunday to move to 11 points after five rounds, two more than nearest rival Anthony “Rat” Agard. Agard won from Colin Price 1-0 to inch within striking distance of world champion King.
Lorde and Cedric Fields, team members with St Martin’s, are tied in third place on seven points. Fields won 1-0 from promising Julian Burgess.
The B class is also being contested keenly with four front runners after nine rounds in Robert Taylor, Oliver Whitford, Andrew Harris and Hallam Hope, all on 16 points.
Owen “Bamm” Forde and Matthew Barnett are in close contention on 12 points while Matthew’s brother, Mark, is on 11.
The sixth round of the Masters category was scheduled for Wednesday, while the B class resumes on Sunday with all matches taking place at Best Road, Christ Church. (PR/EZS)