Welsh Open 2019

Welsh Open Draughts Championship


The Welsh Open Draughts Championship was held 28-29 September 2019. Games were hard fought and played with good sportsmanship.   A really nice event enjoyed by all participants and spectators.  

The venue was the Plough Hotel in Knighton in Wales.   

Congratulations to GM Sergio Scarpetta on a fine win.  Well done.

Second to Frank Moran of Ireland and third Tony Boyle of England.

And thanks to Graham Young for running this event and all who attended.

Welsh Open 2019 Champion GM Sergio Scarpetta with the Mayor of Knighton Nick Johns


Sergio Scarpetta (left) playing Dafydd Williams.  In the background Tony Boyle (left) playing Graham Young and further Brian Lucas (left) playing Gordon Mills


Tony Gallagher (front left) playing Donald Oliphant and Francis McNally (back left) playing Richard Ball 


Tony Boyle (left) playing Gordon Mills and behind Brian Lucas (left) playing Billy Kelly


Graham Young (front left) playing Con Boyle and Keith Foubister (back left) playing Frank Moran


Tony Gallagher (front left) playing Donald Oliphant and Francis McNally (back left) playing Richard Ball 


Tony Boyle (left) playing Gordon Mills and behind Brian Lucas (left) playing Billy Kelly


Tony Boyle (left) playing Sergio Scarpetta