Domino tournament starts Friday

Published 1:55 am Thursday, July 6, 2017

Domino players are already arriving from across the country to participate in this week’s 42nd Annual World Championship Domino Tournament.

The Andalusia Rotary Club started the tournament in 1976. Since that time, the club has awarded more than $950,000 in prize money to winners in the adult, teen and children’s divisions. More than $13,500 in prize money will be awarded to players this weekend.

As well, Rotarians are selling $100 tickets to the Fantastic Domino Sweepstakes. A ticket includes two seafood dinners and an opportunity to win $15,000 in prize money. The dinner begins at 5:30 Friday night, and the drawing will begin at 7. Tickets are available from club members, or at the Kiwanis Center Friday morning.

On-site registration begins at the Kiwanis Center at 6:30 a.m. Friday for the singles tournament, and at 6:30 a.m. Saturday for the doubles tournament.

Jerry Baker of Ozark is the reigning singles champion, and Dallas Henderson of Andalusia and Alton Mitchell of Wetumpka are the reigning doubles champions.