Sheikh Njie of Dobson Vous was on 30 March 2014 has been crowned champion of the 8th edition of the Abdoulie Saine Memorial Draughts competition hosted by Dobson Draughts Vous/Club at the Methodist Hall, Dobson Street in Banjul.
He was awarded a trophy, certificate and a cash prize of D3,000 as winner of the tournament.
Omar Jagne of July 22nd Vous took second position and was awarded a cash prize of D2,000 and a certificate.
Modou Jagne of Sabiji Vous took third position with a cash award of D1,000 and a certificate.
Tumani Sanyang of O. J. Junction finished fourth position and received a cash prize of D800.
A consolation cash prize of D2,200 was as well given to four other participants.
The tournament featured 32 participants with the first round played on Friday 28 March 2014.
The second round and knockout stages were played on Saturday 29 March 2014.
The quarterfinals, semifinals, third place and finals were played on 30 March 2014 to mark the end of the 8th edition of the Abdoulie Saine Memorial Tournament.
Present at the closing ceremony were the Gambia National Draughts Association executive members, draught enthusiasts, main sponsors Mansajang Solicitors and the Saine Family.