2010 GAYP - WTM  (Beckwith vs King)

The GAYP World Title Match (24 games) between Richard Beckwith (USA, challenger)
and Ron King (Barbados, Defending World Champion) is scheduled for October 4th - 9th in Medina, Ohio.


The Rodeway Inn, Medina Conference Center, Medina, Ohio 44256, is located on 2875 Medina Road on the Northeast corner of I-71 interchange with state highway 18 (exit 218, just south of where I-71 and I-271 merge).  Hotel is a quarter-mile from interchange.  Room rates are $49.95 (single or double) per night plus tax.  Seven-day rates (no pro-rating) are available for $162.12 with tax.  Phone number for Rodeway Inn is 330-725-4571.  Please indicate you are there for the checker match to receive the discount.

Richard Beckwith of  Willoughby, Ohio won the 2009 WCDF World Qualifying GAYP Tournament.  His success at the Qualification Tournament held at the Isle of Wight, Great Britain, on 1st 4th of September, 2009 guaranteed Beckwith a shot at the World Title.  According to Richard, dates are set, 24 games format, with Alan Millhone as referee.

WCDF closed the bids for this match several months ago, although the participants can still bid and counter bid, perhaps with a different venue or dates.  More bids are being sought for hosting of this World Championship, hopefully for a larger purse.  When Ron was here to play Alex last fall in their 2009 3-Move WTM, he spoke of putting together a Barbados bid and having Alan Millhone referee; however, no word on this to date.

Ron King of Barbados successfully defended his GAYP World Title against Lubabalo Kondlo of Port Elizabeth, South Africa by a score of 1-0 with 23 draws. This 2008 GAYP WTM was held Sept. 8-13, 2008 at the Rodeway Inn & Medina Conference Center in Medina, Ohio.  Alan Millhone was referee.  Ron won the final and 24th game, although he would have retained the title with a drawn match.

Lubabalo won the right to challenge by winning the 2007 WCDF - GAYP Qualifier in Las Vegas, NV.

Then the signing of match contract by Ron " Suki " King and Dr. Richard Beckwith and myself as match referee.

Todate this WTM has Mr. Joseph A. LoConti as (match sponsor thru Evergreen-Uni) and Alan Millhone as referee. 

For additional info, or to send a contribution to this match, contact:


Richard Beckwith - ACF Player Rep.

34490 Ridge Road, #115

Willoughby, Ohio 44094-3035

(440) 516-1284

e-mail:  beckwith24@msn.com     MapQuest

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