2013 (WCDF) World GAYP Qualifier
 October 5th through October 14th, 2013 in Barbados, West Indies

 This World GAYP Qualifier (WCDF) WQT event will be held in Barbados, October 5 - October 14, 2013 with prize fund of at least $10,000.  More details later on their website.  See www.sukifest.com for further details (paying special attention to sub-menus under Tournament menu).  Note there is a festival entry fee ($50 if pre-registered), and an option for on-line registration.

The Ronald "Suki" King International Checkers and Draughts Festival takes place in Barbados at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium, October 5 to 14th, 2013. The Festival is divided into four (4) tournaments.  These events are open to Masters, Males, Females and Children, who will compete for the Andrew Lewis, Keith Rayside and Pat Alleyne Trophies. 

Games & Schedule:

World Qualifier (Barbados) as originally being September 29 to Oct. 5, 2013.  The dates of the GAYP World Qualifier have since shifted to October 5-14. Rich Beckwith, WCDF (World Checkers Draughts Federation) President spoke directly to Barbados this week (July 3rd).  These dates also include a section for youth (age 18 cutoff) and GAYP woman’s championship. Additionally the draughts festival will host a USA-Barbados international match and some 100-square and Russian-64 draughts. The schedule is still being worked out, but the qualifier may tentatively play toward the end of that date range with prize fund in excess of $10,000. Barbados will release an internet site soon with more details. Associations in good standing with WCDF ($100 or 75 euro annual affiliation) are permitted to nominate 2 players to the qualifier (plus up to 2 woman and 2 youth) to WCDF secretary, John Reade at sue.reade@uwclub.net.   Richard Beckwith WCDF (World Checkers Draughts Federation) President

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Richard Beckwith's post about 2013 WQT on WCDF Site:

2013 Tournament Dates |  2013 World GAYP Qualifier - WCDF Barbados Results & Cross-table