Wooten seeks a ‘four-peat’ at WCDT, beginning Friday

Published 11:58 pm Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jerome Wooten of Kansas City, Mo., will attempt to take his fourth consecutive World Championship Domino title in this weekend’s 38th annual tournament.

The event is sponsored by the Andalusia Rotary Club, which began the tournament in 1976 in response to a challenge issued to each civic club in Andalusia to sponsor one event in the country’s bicentennial.

Wooten first won the singles championship in 2008, then repeated in 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2010, he also shared the doubles championship with partner Robert Newsome, also of Kansas City.

On-site registration begins each day at 6:30 a.m. and the event begins at 8 a.m. Friday with singles competition. Doubles competition is on Saturday. There are adult, teen and children’s competitions each day.

The entry fee for adult tournaments is $50 per player. Entry fees for teens is $20 per player, and for children is $15 per player.

Playing dominoes in this tournament guarantees fellowship, fun and competition. Round robin tournaments will be held each afternoon.

More than $850,000 in prize money and trophies have been awarded since the Domino Tournament began in 1976.

Sweepstakes tickets, which include complimentary seafood buffet dinners, are $100, and are available from Rotary members or at Harold’s.