Tue | Oct 23, 2018

In Your Neighbourhood

Published:Saturday | January 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
FIFA president Gianni Infantino (centre) speaking to members of the media at a press briefing at the Montego Bay Conference Centre on Thursday at the end of the FIFA Executive Summit. Flanking the president are Michael Ricketts (left) president of the Jamaica Football Federation and Victor Montagliani, president of CONCACAF.

More than 50 teams for Tennis Jamaica ProAm 

Over 50 teams have entered the Tennis Jamaica ProAm doubles tournament, which takes place at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre on Piccadilly Road in Kingston today, starting at 9.30 a.m.

Tournament director Llockett McGregor told The Gleaner yesterday, that he was very pleased with the response to the tournament, which is being put on to raise funds for sending junior teams to various overseas tournaments this year. " We have the Junior Davis Cup, Fed Cup and World Cup, for both male and female players, and the cost is heavy. We therefore have to raise the funds to send teams away, and the returns from this tournament will assist" McGregor told the Gleaner.

He also said that "it will be fast paced tennis, with first to four sets. It will be no ad tennis and there will be a back draw for teams that lose in the first round.

All the participants, as well as spectators will have a lot of fun and it will be a fun-filled day" he added.

Teams will be vying for a variety of prizes, and the main prize is a weekend for two at Seaweed Villas in Treasure Beach.

Tru Juice on form in South Central Super League

The early season form of St Catherine's Tru Juice continues to be the main highlight of the Charley's/JB Rum South Central Confed league. Tru Juice hammered Real Treasure Beach of St Elizabeth 6-1 last weekend to maintain their unbeaten run after three rounds. The previous week they travelled to Old Harbour Bay FC and won 2-1.

In another game, Hill Stars, seemingly spurred by their triumph in the Manchester KO competition, outscored Greenvale Academy 3-2 in a Manchester derby. In the previous round, Greenvale Academy had surprised veteran Confed team Rivoli United 3-1.

Sporting Central Academy's rough start to this year's league also continued with their second straight loss, this time going down to St Bess FC of St Elizabeth 2-0. Previously, the Clarendon team were outscored 4-3 by Dunbeholden of St Catherine. Dunbeholden were beaten 2-1 by Rivoli 2-1 in an earlier match.

 Hill Stars land Manchester KO

Hill Stars became multiple Brumalia House-sponsored Manchester KO champions after landing the 2018 edition with a 2-0 win over Mile Gully at the Kirkvine Sports Club.

Following a competitive closely contested first half, Hillstars were able to take a crucial 1-0 lead three minutes after the break when Tajha Reynolds converted from the penalty spot.

Denzil McPherson then knocked out any meaningful resistance from Mile Gully after making it 2-0 for the champions in the 70th minute.

Kirkvine Track meet honours four stalwarts 

Despite rain which affected the closing events, last weekend's JAAA/PUMA sponsored Kirkvine Development meet was deemed a success. It was heavily attended and the early might of Edwin Allen High's girls and St Elizabeth Technical was on display.

However, the meet was memorable for four persons who were formally recognised for their contribution to the track and field fraternity generally and specifically to the organisation of the Kirkvine meet since it was conceptualised in 1983. The four are statistician Wayne Long, curator Al Thompson, coach Raymond Graham and the Kirkvine administrator, Clive Miller.

Recognition was given to Long for his years of unstinting service to meet management through his mastery of the electronic medium which according to the organizing Committee "ensures that event results are always timely and accurate."

'Al' Thompson was recognised for years of dedicated service to the JAAA/PUMA meet at Kirkvine by ensuring an attractive physical environment. 'KC' Graham was applauded for his outstanding achievements in track and field as national coach, educator and sports journalist. They underlined his tremendous coaching success at the national, secondary and tertiary levels in track and field.

Miller was hailed for the excellent standards maintained at the Kirkvine complex in the hosting of major sports events.

Pre-Florida shoot set for Mandeville, Jan 28

The Pre Florida Open pistol shoot will be held in Mandeville on January 28 at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club range in Lincoln. It is considered the final competitive opportunity for local shooters to get in practice for the year's first big shooting match in the United States. In fact, the match will be shot along United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) standards.

There will be eight stages with 125 rounds. Shooters can opt to shoot in the Open, Standard and Production Divisions.

As part of the package of prizes on offer, the organisers promise a trophy for first and second place finishers in every division. While there is an admission fee for patrons, lunch and refreshment will be free.

Magnum/KSAFA Super & Major leagues

The Magnum/KSAFA Super and Major Leagues continue this weekend at several venues. All games are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

 

Today's matches

 

Super League Zone A

Barbican FC vs Real Mona FC - Barbican

Pembroke Hall vs Maverley/Hughenden - Constant Spring 5 p.m.

Maxfield Park FC vs Molynes United - Maxfield Park

Super League Zone B

Rae Town vs Browns Town - Bell Chung Oval

Rockfort vs Mountain View - Rockfort

Central Kingston vs Santos - Winchester Park

Major League Zone A

Constant Spring vs Shortwood United - Constant Spring 3 p.m.

 

Tomorrow

 

Major League Zone A

Police National vs Duhaney Park - Constant Spring

Meadforest vs Liguanea United - Queensborough

Stony Hill vs Red Hills United - Tivoli High

Major League Zone B

New Kingston vs Greenwich Town - Barbican

Olympic Gardens vs Allman/Woodford - Cling Cling Oval