Ronald "Suki" King (left) has once again defended his World GAYP (Go-As-You-Please) title, this time against challenger and fellow Barbadian Jack Francis (right) by a score of 1-0-22. The match took place in Barbados and marked the first time two players from Barbados have competed against one another for a World Championship. King has successfully defended his GAYP title ever since obtaining it in 1991. Both players seemed extremely confident before the event started, however King added this in the middle of his title match against Francis.
"Jack [Francis] will never be a world champion."
Francis, 42, finshed ninth in the 2002 Three-Move Nationals and third in the 2001 GAYP Nationals. King, 44, won the 2001 GAYP Nationals and has previously held both the World Three-Move and GAYP titles concurrently. Mr. King is the only person to have held both titles at the same time.
King will compete against Alex Moiseyev in October 2003 for the World Three-Move Championship. This will be the third world championship match between these two fine players. Hopefully, it will be even more exciting than the GAYP world championship!
To view details of the match or to listen to an audio recap of the match, visit the Caribfaces.com website.
Article by Ryan Pronk.