Draughts association installs first executive

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Former head of the Antigua & Barbuda Warri Association (ABWA), Trevor Cranston, has been given a two-year mandate by the newly formed Antigua & Barbuda Draughts Association (ABDA).
Cranston, who had served as interim president until Thursday night’s election, was “unanimously” confirmed in the position by the 27 eligible voters present at the Multipurpose Cultural Centre at Perry Bay.
First on the agenda, Cranston said, is to find place to put the association’s finances.
“Basically, our first mandate is to open an account for the association to secure the finances. Some membership fees and dues were collected and so we are going to make sure that these finances are secure in a credible financial institution,” he said.
“Soca” Thomas was elected vice president, Sinclair Josiah as treasurer, Julian “Mucho” Roberts as secretary and William Jarvis as public relations officer.
According to Cranston, the acquisition of some equipment in hopes of hosting a tournament in June, is also high on the executive’s agenda.
“It’s a new association and we need some draughts boards, so we are going to get some equipment for the association [because] Carnival is coming up and we will be having visitors coming back for our summer festival, so one of the mandates the executive has been actually given, it to organise a big pre-Carnival draughts tournament,” he said.
“There are some sponsors we have spoken to and are willing to partake in this big pre-Carnival draught tournament,” he added.
Bernard “Premier” Willock and Granville “Rabi” Gordon were elected as floor members, completing the ABDA’s seven-member executive.

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