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Dr. Marion F. Tinsley
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Ronald "Suki" King


A biography by Richard Fortman

Suki, as his many friends and admirers call him, is 38 years old and a native of St. George, Barbados, WI. He is the current World's 3-move and GAYP World Champion.

Suki's 3-move US Open Ty records are:

1986-tied 4&5th;
1988-tied 6,7&8th;
1990-18th;
1992-1st over Lowder, Checkers 3.0, Hallett, Lafferty and Chinook;
1994-6th below Lafferty, Chinook, Tinsley, Bruch, and Cooper;
1996-1st human behind Chinook and ahead of Hallett, J Morrison, Francis and Bruch.

He won the 1991, 1993 and 1995 English Open Tys. Ron won the 1989 US Open GAYP Ty. In 1991, he won over Jim Morrison 4-1-18 for the World's GAYP Match Title. In Jan. 1994, he challenged World 3-move Champion Derek Oldbury. Upon Oldbury's death in July 1994, Suki played Br. Open Champion Wm. Edwards for the World 3-move Match Title winning 14-1-13. In 1992, he defended his GAYP Title by drawing Derek Oldbury 5-5-14 in Barbados. In 1995, he again defended his GAYP Title defeating Elbert Lowder 8-2-9 at Ken Bar. In 1996, he defended his World GAYP Title winning over James Morrison 2-0-21 at the ICHF. In 1996, Suki defended his 3-move Title by drawing Don Lafferty 5-5-30 in Barbados.

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