Will definitely take place in Coventry on 26 October.

from Paul Braithwaite

Those who have been quietly playing draughts against computer programs may yearn for a bit of real crossboard play.  Also, those developing with local affiliate groups may feel the need to expand their rivalry amongst others.   So this is the time to hold a tournament for those who fear that they would not do well in anational level championships.

We will hold a "New Faces to Draughts Tournament" specifically for relatively novice players and those with little exposure to the experienced exponents of our game. The Tournament will be held in Coventry on 26 October 2019.  Due to cost to players of overnight hotel stays, etc., it will be a one-day event.

Master players and those who have achieved better than eighth place in any national championship are not eligible to enter this Tournament.  You must be 18 years of age or older.

Prize money of £1000 is to be won whilst the split depend upon who actually turns up on the day.  Ten players will run in a single event but more will be split into self-declared novices and another for the more competent entrants.  Prizes of £300 for winner;  £250 for second;  £200 for third;  £150 for fourth;  £100 for fifth place.   Alternatively with two playing groups the prizes will be £250 for winner; £150 for second; £100 for third for each group.   Might even be some trophies!

You can choose to become a member of the EDA (£10 or £15 – see membership section of this website), if not already, and get free entry to the event.  Alternatively, a non-refundable entry fee of £10 is required.  In either case formal registration is required no later than 30 September 2019.

- The Event will take place in Coventry, 26 October 2019, 10am to 7pm.   It will be at the Walsgrave Baptist Church (Function Room), a venue close to the M6/M69 motorways junction for easy car access.


Paul Braithwaite (organiser of event) by email at, or the webmaster of this site at

Further Information is available in the downloadable Leaflet below

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Sep 3, 2019, 4:35 AM