Lubabalo Kondlo

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Lubabalo N. Kondlo is a grandmaster in English draughts or American checkers and former South African national champion.[1] His game against Ron King was the subject of the documentary King Me.[2] In 2012 he won the silver medal, the gold being won by Alex Moiseyev, in American checkers at the SportAccord World Mind Games in Beijing.[3] Kondlo won the 2014 World Qualifying 3-Move Tournament in Clarksville, Indiana edging out Sergio Scarpetta on head-to-head tie-breaker. Thanks to this victory, he earned the right to challenge defending champion Michele Borghetti in the 2015 3-Move World Title Match,[4] held in Livorno. He lost 1–6.[5]

Test Matches[edit]

Although there have not been nearly enough international test matches between countries, Lubabalo has played in:

Year Played Country played Result Venue
2001 Hugh Devlin  Ireland lost Old Edwardian Society, Lower Houghton, Johannesburg


  1. ^ "Parkersburg News and Sentinel for November 13, 2010". 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  2. ^ "The Cleveland International Film Festival". Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  3. ^ "Sport24". Sport24. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ 2014 WQT Official Standings. North Carolina Checker Association.
  5. ^ The American Checker Federation

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