Faith Gage secured a sizable lead in the checkers competition.

King them checker champs

A victory by Faith Gage boosted Avalon Adventist Academy’s school lead in the annual Charlie Cup checkers championship

Gazette staff

PORT HARDY—A victory by Faith Gage during the recent Regional Science Fair boosted Avalon Adventist Academy’s school lead in the annual Charlie Cup checkers championship to 7-1 over several second-place challengers.

Another Avalon student, Stephanie Lacasse, was the other big winner, claiming the prize of a camera for correctly answering all 13 chances in a “guess that sound” contest run by host David Lyon of Sointula.

Lyon, who has hosted the checkers championship for North Island schoolchildren for 29 years, offers individuals and schools the chance for prizes and glory in checkers games played at events held throughout the school year.

To win a point for their school, students must sweep a five-game match against Lyon.

He also presented a display of antique clocks and other items during the science fair, held at the Civic Centre.

Lyon said the next chances for students to challenge him for school points will come at the Eagle View and Fort Rupert Elementary School fun fairs.

 

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