Information on upcoming 3-move world title match between Michele Borghetti (Itlay) and Lubabalo Kondlo (South Africa), referee Alan Millhone, as sent from Sergio Scarpetta:
August 30: pen Ceremony in the town hall of Livorno with local authority and the Ambassador of South Africa. From August 31 to September 12: the match starts at 9:00 am (Italian local time), 4 games each day.
Rest days: September 3,7 and 10. Closing Ceremony 13 September at 10:30 (Italian local time).
MATCH CONCLUSION: Michele Borghetti wins 40-game match with 6 wins to 1 loss, and retains 3-move world title.
Other News: The ACF "John Webster" National GAYP Tournament was won by Richard Beckwith (Ohio). Lorne Wells of Canada won the Majors. Grover Minor (NC) won the Minors.
The 2nd Annual Branson Missouri Open Checker Tournament, sponsored by Joe McDaniel, had co-winners in Alex Moiseyev and Lubabalo Kondlo. Arthur Mays won the Majors. Total Cash prizes totaled just under $9000.
The WCDF GAYP World Qualifier and Woman's World Championship will be held in Knighton, Wales on September 21-25.