'Suki' wins Irish Open
Date:  November 11, 2005
by MIKE KING


DRAUGHTS SUPREMO Ronald "Suki" King once more showcased his world-class form by capturing the Irish Open Championship, for an historic sixth time.

King, the World Go-As-You-Please champion, came close to becoming the first person to win all ten rounds. He won his first nine games and then drew his last match.

It was an impressive effort by King against tough English and Scottish opposition.

He defeated Frank Moran, Charlie McKenna, Colin Young, Rawle Alliocock, Miles Hannigan, Paddy Doyle, Sean Cronin, Sean O'Driscoll, and Liam Stephen.

In the Intermediate Division, Barbadian youth champion Kent Layne gave a good performance to place fourth. Kent won four games, drew three and lost just once to finish on 19 points. At 20, he was the baby of the field.

This division was won by Sean Magee of Ireland on 22 points. Ireland swept the top three spots, with Patsy Quinn and John Morgan placing second and third respectively.

Ireland's Patricia Breen, the queen of draughts for the last decade, easily brushed aside Jan Mortimer of New Zealand in their women's world championship clash. Breen, making her sixth title defense, won 8-1.

King said he would like to thank his sponsors - Barbados National Bank, Guardian General Insurance, Jordan's Supermarket, Sagicor Insurance, Barbados Light & Power, Insurance Corporation of Barbados, and Auto Zone for coming on board with him.

The champ is due back home tomorrow afternoon.


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Suki gets set for Ireland
Date October 20, 2005
Brief RONALD 'SUKI' KING will be heading to Ireland to defend his Irish Open title at the end of the month...

Ronald "Suki" King will be heading to Ireland to defend his Irish Open title at the end of the month, thanks in part to support from British American Insurance.

Yesterday, general manager and chief executive officer Keith King (right) made the donation to the World Go-As-You-Please champion at the company's Collymore Rock, St Michael office.

"I really admire what you are doing. I think you are a crusader in your own right. I would like to bring you back here to talk to my sales staff about self-motivation and psyching yourself up to do something that most people think is impossible," King said.

The Irish Open runs from October 31 to November 14 and Suki has made history there by being the only person to win the title five times.

When he returns, he will be defending his Go-As-You-Please title against compatriot Jack Francis.


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