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Published:Saturday | October 31, 2015 | 10:00 AM
Anthony Minott/Freelance Photograper Ephraim McLeod (left), co-ordinator for Scotiabank Jamaica Limited's Kiddy cricket program, hands over cricket equipment sponsored by Scotiabank to Acting Principal, Doreen Crawford (right), of Independence City Primary, as the children look on during a presentation at the school on Wednesday.
Contributed Jordan Pura (right) accepts his award for under-14 runners-up from Anika Smith, assistant vice president of marketing at Mayberry Investments, after Sunday's finals of the Mayberry Investments Limited Open Junior Tennis Championship.
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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Six-a-Side community football

The opening ceremony and dress parade of the third annual Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce Six-a-Side community football competition take place this afternoon at the Spanish Town Road, Waterhouse section (opposite Wray & Nephew Limited), starting at 3:00 p.m.

The competition is held in Fraser-Pryce's Waterhouse community where she grew up and will see two matches today - Moshouse vs Penwood at 4:00 p.m. and Chappaz vs Carrifters at 5.00 p.m.

The competition has attracted 24 teams divided into six zones of four each. Each team will play each other once in a round robin format, with the winner of the six zones and the two best second-placed teams advancing to the knockout round.

The final is tentatively set for Saturday, December 12 and there will be prizes and awards for the top four teams, most valuable player, leading goalscorer and the most disciplined team. Telecommunications giant Digicel, for which Fraser-Pryce is an ambassador, is the title sponsor, while Grace Kennedy, Wisynco, Tank-Weld Metals, Sagicor Bank and the NCB Foundation are associate sponsors.

SERHA clip RJR in BH netball final

South East Regional Health Authority (SERHA) defeated the RJR Communications Group 43-41 in the exciting Business House Intermediate 'B' netball final at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Saturday.

Both teams held a victory over each other in the preliminary round and the much anticipated final lived up to expectations.

RJR, led by radio personality Jennifer 'Jenny Jenny' Small and including ace goal shooter Chantae McKinley, Krystal Tomlinson and Janella Precius, kept pace with their opponents up to the third quarter, but allowed SERHA to slip away in the latter stages.

Despite a strong rally, the Winston Nevers-coached RJR were just too late and a leg injury to McKinley at a crucial stage did not help matters.

For SERHA, goal shooter Tamara Russell scored 33 points, while McKinley replied with 31 for RJR.

Kiwanis Club charity golf tournament

The Kiwanis Club of New Kingston will be hosting a Charity Golf Tournament on Sunday November 15.

The Theme is "Swing for Life - Follow through for Kids with Cancer" and proceeds will be used to fund charities serve d by the organisation, including its major project for 2015, which will help children with cancer.

In this regard, it's focus will be placed on changing the world by serving children, one child and one community at a time.

West Portland women's cricket league

The inaugural 2015 West Portland Women's Cricket League, to be hosted by the West Portland Sports Committee, under the patronage of Member of Parliament, Daryl Vaz, under the theme 'We are the Inspiration', gets going tomorrow with an opening ceremony at Lynch Park (St Georges Sports Club), Buff Bay.

Action commences 5:00 p.m. with a march and an on-field parade, after which Chepstowe takes on Windsor Castle at 5:30 p.m., followed by Shrewsbury vs Industry at 7:30 p.m.

The competition, which is structured in a semi-league format, is sponsored to the tune of $800,000 and the finals are expected to be held on Sunday December 20 at Lynch Park. A total of 52 matches will be played over the six weeks, with the league director being Stephen Williams of the West Portland Sports Committee. He can be reached at (tel.) 308-7455, (fax) 913-6119.

UTech beat GC Foster in intercol table tennis competition got underway yesterday afternoon, University of Technology (UTech) defeated hosts GC Foster College 5-0 in male and 4-1 female matches to complete the first round fixtures.

In individual results, former three-time national champion, Kane Watson, Glen-Ross McDonald, Curtis Dehaney and Alexander Thomas all scored easy 3-0 singles victories for UTech over Sheldon Price, Oral Sinclair, Travis Martin and Kemal Russell, respectively. In doubles, Watson and McDonald trounced Martin and Wiltshire 3-0 to complete the 5-0 blanking.

In the female duels, Kemolyn Frost overpowered Cashane Blackett 3-0, Natasha Wright eased past Suan Reid 3-0 and Tiffany Blake cruised past Ofrecia Jones 3-0 in singles matches for UTech. Frost and Petrina Bogle overwhelmed Reid and Yvonne Foster 3-0 for UTech's fourth victory. Eight-time national champion, Foster, then strolled past Bogle 3-0 to pull one back for GC Foster.

Three-times defending champions UTech males lead the points standings with maximum four points, followed by University of the West Indies (UWI) on three points and GC Foster College with two points. The top two finishers will meet in the final.

On the females side, UTech earned two points and GC Foster one from today's match, the first female match to be played. These two teams will meet in the final, after the return match, as only two teams are participating this year. A new champion will be crowned as six-times defending champions, University of the West Indies, are not taking part this time around.

The competition continues next Thursday at 2 p.m., with GC Foster at home to UWI in a males contest.

Ken's beat Passage Fort United

Defending champions Passage Fort United crashed to their first defeat of the season as they were humbled 250-231 by Ken's Wildflower in the penultimate round of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League last Sunday.

With the win Ken's Wildflower, which had already qualified for the second round, surged to 32 points from 11 games, while Passage Fort United still hold an unassailable 41 points from 11 games.

In other results, semi-final bound Westmeade Rising Stars defeated Cumberland 250-216 and another semi-finalist, Waterford, crushed Portsmouth 250-197.

Tomorrow's games will only be of academic interest. The semi-finals will be on Sunday November 7 and the final on Sunday November 22.

Flow St Catherine FA Major League

The second set of games in the FLOW-sponsored St Catherine Major League football competition will be played today at four venues in St Catherine.

At Lime Tree Oval, Royal Lakes entertain beaten finalists Old Harbour Bay United; at Christian Pen, Christian Pen host New Raiders; at Dela Vega City Community Centre, Dela Vega City will play Portsmouth; while Newland FC will host GC Foster. The League officially began last Friday.

Last year's winners, Portmore United, have since regained promotion to the Red Stripe Premier League.

INSPORTS netball begins next Friday

Defending champions Portsmouth Primary will open their account against Waterford Primary in the 12 p.m. feature match of a double-header at Kensington Primary School. Host school, Kensington Primary will play Belmont Park at 10:00 a.m.

Member of Parliament for East Central St Catherine, Arnaldo Brown, will cover the expenses for the preliminary round of the League.

Portsmouth won last year's final, with an exciting 13-12 win in overtime. This year's competition is expected to be another humdinger.

Spit Fyah hammer Exceptional

Exceptional put in a less than spectacular performance and were hammered 250-182 by leaders Spit Fyah (53 points), in the Jamaica Domino Council Association (JDCA) League last Sunday.

In other results, second place Caribbean Classic (52 points) whipped Eradication 300-268, third place Giants (46 points) thumped Feluchie 300-202, Right Stuff oultlasted Waterhouse United 300 -291, Spring Village downed Naggo Head 300-281, Small Axe cut down Ten To Ten 300-268, Tamarind Tree beat Highlight Strikers 300-295 in a countdown and Soursop Tree got the better of Memory Lane- 300-295.

Horizon Park netball rally November 27

Preparations are in high gear for Horizon Park Primary School's netball rally, which will be held on Friday November 27 on their school grounds, starting at 8 a.m.

Organisers said the event will be "unique, thanks to the special arrangements and efforts of their sponsors".

There will also be special awards for the most disciplined team and leading goalscorer.

For registration details, contact Vaswani Samuels at 981-8114. All entries must be submitted before the closing date of Friday November 13. The cost of registration is $2500.

Portmore Primary football kicks off

The 2015 season of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Chubby Portmore Primary Football League will kick off on Tuesday November 3 at the Portsmouth Primary football field, with an opening ceremony and two matches.

Defending champions Portsmouth will play Independence City at noon and Waterford take on Bridgeport Primary at 1:30 p.m.

Chubby are the main sponsors of the League, which includes cash incentives and also products from the sponsors.