Portmore domino semis at Caymanas Park
The CTL-sponsored Portmore/St Catherine domino league moves into its semi-final stage at Caymanas Park tomorrow with Eagle View up against defending champions Caribbean Classic and Fort International vs Ackee Pod, both matches starting at 11:30 a.m.
In last Sunday's quarter-finals, Ackee Pod pulled off an upset when they defeated the highly touted Eradication 300-283 at Dunbeholden.
Eagle View, who won the preliminary round of the competition with 21 wins from 22 matches, came from the jaws of defeat to clip Prozz and Conzz 300-295 in a thrilling quarter-final at Passage-fort Drive, while Fort International beat ISCF 300-286 at Garvey-meade and Caribbean Classic whipped Masterpiece 300-273 at Prison Oval.
The winners of the semis will meet in the grand final at Caymanas Park on Sunday, May 24. The third-place play-off is scheduled for Sunday, May 17, at a venue to be announced.
The champions will receive $130,000 and a trophy, second $80,000, third $50,000 and fourth $30,000. The competition is run by the Jamaica Domino Federation.
Faith Temple in driver's seat
Faith Temple are in the driver's seat after restricting Braeton New Testament to 78-6 in 18 overs, in the second semi-final of the Power of Faith Ministries Twenty20 Church Cricket League at the Lime Tree Oval in St Catherine last Saturday. The game was called off with two overs left in the Braeton innings. The match resumes this morning at 10:30, with Braeton continuing from last week's position. Faith Temple will get a full 20 overs to chase their opponent's score.
Power of Faith Seniors advanced to their third straight final after their eight-wicket semi-final win over Miracle Open Bible (MOB) at the same venue.
Scores: MOB 84 all out, off 17.4 overs, Michael Samuels, 3-12, Thomas Howell, 41, Derrick Palmer 2-19, Leon Edwards, 2-20. Power of Faith 85-2, 12.3 overs, Robert Williams 34, Deron Daley 29. Oneil McFarlane 1-12, Lushane Black 1-22.
Devils Angels vs TVJ
Devil's Angels, the island's all-female pool team from Hot Shots, will take on TVJ in a friendly pool tournament tonight at the RJR Sports Club, Lyndhurst Road, starting at 7.
The Devil's Angels team comprises Ruth Salmon, Nicky Lawrence, Francine Cardosa, Chyann Nichols, Grace Chingsang Letts, Marina Ramkisoon and Stephanie Butterfield. Manager is Leslie 'Toothpick' Puranda.
The TVJ team will feature players such as Oral Tracey, Rodney Campbell, Lennox Aldred, Ivan Shaw, Ronald Wallace and Kirk Wright.
Jamaica domino teamleaves for Russia
The National Association of Domino Bodies has selected a four-man team for the seventh World Domino Championship in Moscow, Russia, from May 9 to 14.
The Jamaica team of Calman Barrett, Martin Hugh, Trevor Tomlinson and Esrick Gopaulsingh, accompanied by Rey Smith, president of the National Association of Domino Bodies, will fly out today.
Meanwhile, the 2009 Business House Domino competition, which started yesterday, has attracted 24 teams - 12 in each division.
The teams contesting Division I are Seprod, The Gleaner, Port Authority, JPS, Jamaica Brandy, Berger, LoJ, Carib Cement, Jamaica Fire Brigade, Marksman along with Wray and Nephew Rums and Wray & Nephew Brandy.
Division II - Pepsi, Courts, Tastee, STATIN, Nutrition Products, National Baking Company, OCS Electrical, Premix, SDC, NMIA, National Housing Trust and Companies Office of Jamaica.
All eyes on Wanderers
All eyes should be focused on Wanderers as they go for another win, this time against Watson Grove in a Senator Arthur Williams-sponsored Portmore Under-15 Football League in a feature game at the Watson Grove playing field on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. In the opening game at the venue at 1:30 p.m., Christian Pen tackle Portmore Pines. Wanderers are coming off a record 16-0 win over Passagefort United, while Watson Grove drubbed Portmore Pines 5-0 last Sunday.
In other games today, Cumberland host Passagefort United at 1:30 p.m., at the Cumberland playing field, and Rodwood play Braeton at the same venue at 3:30 p.m., while Daytona tackle Hellshire United at 1:30 p.m. at the Passagefort playing field.
Currie wins weekly pool tournament
Omega Currie from May Pen defeated Elvis Newman 2-1 in the final of the ninth Hot Shots weekly pool tournament at 103 Constant Spring Road on Wednesday night. For his efforts, Currie picked up $10,000 and a trophy in the popular weekly tournament which attracted over 30 players.
Of the nine tournaments played so far, Ewart Hall from Hot Shots, currently the island's number-one player by virtue of having won three ranking tournaments so far this year, has won two weekly tournaments - the same as Chelsea's Calhoun Melville.