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Catenian draughts competition sDerby to Barnsley is over fifty miles, but seemed a short distance to the Derby Daves (Barke, Perry, Gascoyne and “Dave” Eddie Gray!) as they set out confidently to win the Austin Jahnsdorf Draughts Competition.

However, the journey back probably seemed like a hundred miles as Barnsley retained the trophy from last year. Andrew Hartley was the winner last year and this year he shared the trophy with Peter Brannan.  No Daves featured in the winning line up.

Pictured on the right, Peter and Andrew flank a happy Mike Starford as the Barnsley president presents the trophy.