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Todd Town, Tryall final

Todd Town and Tryall will contest the February 15 NCB-sponsored southeast St Elizabeth knockout cricket final. The game will be played at the Harper Miller Oval, located in Neif Mountain, at 10:30 a.m.

In last Sunday's second semi-final, Tryall defeated Southside by 23 runs. Tryall, in their 33 overs, scored 287. Hyde Bent, 46, and Allen Powell, 31, led the way for Tryall against Damion Parchment, 4-49, and Vineyard Woolcock, 2-42. In reply, Southside were bowled out for 264 in 32 overs. Uwan Andrews led the way with 75 while Courtney Nembhard chipped in with 43.

Kenroy Ross took 3-26 and Damion Bryce 3-61 to lead Tryall into the final.

Barbary Hall win Dr Tufton title

Barbary Hall Primary capped an impressive season in the Institute of Sports/Dr Christopher Tufton Primary School football competition after beating Sandy Bank Primary 1-0 in the final at Luana last week.

Phagon Levy's headed goal in the 52nd minute proved to be the winning strike as Barbary Hall ended the competition unbeaten.

The final was competitive throughout with Barbary Hall more threatening in front of goal.

Finally, Levy broke the deadlock in the second half when he rose to head home Crishnor Beckford's right-side cross. Sandy Bank were tasting defeat for the first time and, unfortunately for them, it came at the wrong moment.

Gold Club lift Domino title

Gold Club exacted revenge against Bejon's to lift the INSPORTS/ Community Domino title, beating the latter 300-288 in the final at the Institute of Sports Car Park on Sunday.

The final was billed as a grudge match after Bejon's defeated Gold Club in the preliminary round and topped the standings ahead Gold Club in the process.

In a very close battle, which saw the teams sharing the lead on a few occasions, there was little separating the competition's two best teams at half-time as the score read 152-151 in Bejon's favour.

But Gold Club inched away down the stretch to cap a remarkable victory, triggering rapturous celebrations among its players and supporters. Gold Club collected $25,000 with Bejon's receiving $15,000. In the battle for third place, Starlight dominated High Light for a comfortable 300-282 win. Starlight held a 24-point advantage at half-time (154-130), a lead they maintained despite High Light closing the deficit marginally.

MultiCare basketball clinic

The 2009 MultiCare sports programme kicks off with the MultiCare Train The Trainers Basketball Clinic on February 12.

The clinic, which is staged for Physical Education (PE) teachers from the 31 MultiCare-assisted schools, will focus on the basic elements of basketball and incorporates both theoretical and practical aspects of the sport.

The annual clinic also updates PE teachers on the rules and regulations of the MultiCare Inter-Schools basketball competition which is slated for April.

The MultiCare sports programme is one of three core programmes administered by the MultiCare Foundation. The other two are the Visual Arts and the Performing Arts.

UWI defeat Hy-Performance

The University of the West Indies (UWI) blanked newcomers Hy-Performance 3-0 and last year's beaten finalists Highgate United defeated newcomers UTech 3-1 in two women's matches played recently in the Jamaica Table Tennis Association's (JTTA)/Northwest Development National Table Tennis Club League.

UWI moved atop of the standings with 15 points, ahead of defending champions Pembroke Hall (13 points), Windalco Kirkvine Sports Club (12), Hy-Performance (nine), Highgate United and UTech (five each). The top four finishers will contest the semi-finals.

CTL Portmore domino

After taking a one-week break last Sunday to facilitate the playing of the pairs championship, the CTL-sponsored Portmore/St Catherine domino league moves into its 11th round tomorrow.

The pairs' championship, sponsored by the Jamaica Domino Federation and Ken's Wildflower, was won by Norman Scott and Lincoln Lawrence. They defeated Anthony Francis and Chris Edwards 10-6 in the final at Ken's Wildflower to secure the $20,000 first prize. The runners-up collected $15,000.

Meanwhile, the matches on tomorrow in the Portmore league are Caribbean Classic vs the unbeaten Eagle View in the feature match at Portmore Lane, Seamaster vs Fort International, Colours vs Hurricane, New Look vs Lime Tree, ISCF vs Westchester, Ackee Pod vs Right Stuff, Ken's Wildflower vs Old Harbour Bay, Garveymeade vs the unbeaten Eradication, High Roller vs Marlie Mount, Old Harbour United vs Masterpiece and Correctional Service vs Prozz and Conzz at Prison Oval.

Home teams named first and all matches start at 11:30 a.m.

Hall wins pool tourney

Ewart Hall, one of the top players in the Corporate Area, rebounded from his early exit in the recent Kingston Beer pool tournament to win the Hot Shots Customer Appreciation tournament last weekend at 103 Constant Spring Road.

Hall came from behind to beat Craig Murray 3-1 in the best-of-five final to secure the $15,000 prize and trophy. Murray picked up $7,500 and trophy, while Calhoun Melville clipped lone female Chyan Nichols 3-2 in the third-place playoff to secure $2,500 and trophy.

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