Bognor board game champion seeks competitor

George Doughty at Grandad's Front Room with the Oware board game. Pic: Danny Dawes
George Doughty at Grandad's Front Room with the Oware board game. Pic: Danny Dawes

An appeal has been launched to find a competitor to play against a board game champion.

George Doughty is a regular visitor at the new look Grandad’s Front Room, West Street, Bognor, which offers a community meeting place run by Danny Dawes.

Danny said: “George has won numerous chess and draughts championships but Oware – a game prominently played in Africa – is his real passion, he just needs people to play against.”

The game features a wooden board and seeds, it is divided in half known as the ‘land’ for each player.

With a sequence of moves the seeds must then be sown and harvested, the winner is the one who collects the most.

There is a list on the wall of the West Street premises which details when George is available to play and teach the game.

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