• Today
    November 15

  • 04:58 AM

Challenges cost Suki crown

RIA GOODMAN, riagoodman@nationnews.com

Added 15 June 2019


Ronald “Suki” King experienced a few challenges at the Scottish Draughts Open. (FP)

Ronald “Suki” King says he experienced a number of challenges which led to his late arrival for the recent Scottish Draughts Open.

King, who was a world champion for 23 years, said he overslept, encountered difficulties in bathing and even had to run to the playing venue.

“I got there at least about 15 minutes late because I didn’t get to the hotel until about 3 o’clock in the morning because there was no place to stay. I got up a bit late. There was an additional problem because I couldn’t get the shower turned on to bathe because they are different,” King told the Saturday Sun.

“When I got there, I was an odd person, so I would have had to get a bye. I was witness to the two games being played in that session. After a few rounds they saw I was winning every game against everybody and they called me into a meeting and stopped me from winning those two games that I should have won because they disturbed me and allowed the person to draw the two games.” (RG)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story. For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.




Dos and Donts

Welcome to our discussion forum here on nationnews.com. We encourage lively debate, but we also urge you to take note of the following:

  • Stay on topic – This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.
  • Be respectful – Meeting differences of opinion with civil discussion encourages multiple perspectives and a positive commenting environment.
  • Do not type in capitals – In addition to being considered “shouting” it is also difficult to read.
  • All comments will be moderated – Given the volume of comments each day, this may take some time. So please be patient.
  • We reserve the right to remove comments – Comments that we find to be abusive, spam, libellous, hateful, off-topic or harassing may be removed.
  • Reproduction of comments – Some of your comments may be reproduced on the website or in our daily newspapers. We will use the handle, not your email address.
  • Do not advertise – Please contact our Advertising Department.
  • Contact our Online Editor if you have questions or concerns.
  • Read our full Commenting Policy and Terms of Use.
comments powered by Disqus


Do you think the transaction fees at some banks are too high?