THE QUEENS Knights Draught Club has retained the National Draughts and Checkers Title, a title they last won back in 2001.
The ten-man team comprised Anthony Duke, Anthony Morris,
Corlston Enouch, Andy Charles, Webster Caesar, Rufus Foster, Terry Smith, Mark
Williams, Leroy Gabriel and Christopher Williams.
They amassed a total of 46 points to cop the handsome $6,000 cash prize, trophy and medals ahead of Point Fortin (44 points) at the Waterloo High School in Carapichaima.
Their spate of impressive performances over the past three Sundays at the Carapichaima venue included a white-wash of giants Arima Check Masters in the semi-finals.
In their six semi-final games, the Knights won all and received a total of 12 points to put one hand on the title.
They needed just three points in a final contest against the Taylors of Chaguanas but were made to work hard before victory could have been realised.
In fact the Knights were, up to Thursday still thanking their inspirational skipper Foster for the victory. Foster secured five valuable points from his super performance for the Knights, when they were caught napping.
The Point Fortin men also collected the runner-up prize of $3,000, trophy and medals while the Taylors received the $2,000 cash prize, trophy and medals for their third place finish.
Grand Masters from Morvant-Laventille were fourth and collected $1,000.
Meanwhile the members of the Queens Knights will now compete in the Trinidad and Tobago Qualifiers for the United States Open today at the Waterloo High School, Carapichaima venue.
The US Open is carded for December 4 and the top three players will earn the right to compete in it. 2009 (ICAONA) 2nd International 10x10 Tournament
DRAUGHTS champions Queens Knights show off their trophies won at the National Draughts and
Checkers Championship at the Waterloo High School on Sunday. R to L: Carlthus Davis(Manager),
Anthony Duke, Andy Charles, Webster Caesar, Corlston "Tumble" Enouch and Anthony Morris.
11/20/2009 - Guardian-Trinidad-Tobago <> Articles