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‘Help us’ get to Mississippi tournament

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

‘Help us’ get to Mississippi tournament

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THE BARBADOS DRAUGHTS ASSOCIATION (BDA) appears to be in pieces, and players within the association are being made to feel the burn.

This is according to veteran draughts player Jack Francis who, as a result of the rift, was unable to represent Barbados at the ACF National Tournament in Lebanon, Tennessee, which ends tomorrow.

Francis is charging that he was endorsed by president of the association, Winslow Greaves, to receive funding from the National Sports Council (NSC) to attend this year’s World Checkers and Draughts Federation World Qualifying Tournament at the International Checker Hall of Fame in Petal, Mississippi, from July 31 to August 4.

“Mr Greaves sent in the letter endorsing me, but when I checked I was told other members of the executive sent in a letter of endorsement for two junior players – Wynell Neverson and Wilma Branch. How can they choose juniors to play above me who has represented Barbados all over the world? Apart from Ronald ‘Suki’ King, I am the most decorated draughts player in this country,” he charged
in an interview at Nation House. (RA) 

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