Wray & Nephews kittles finals tomorrow
The finals of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum skittles competition will be played tomorrow with defending champions Eagles up against Rowe's Strikers in the Premier League final and Mystix vs Mister C 'B' in the Major League final.
The matches will be played at Bourbon House, 133 Windward Road, starting at 1:00 p.m. with the third-place play-off between losing Premier League semi-finalists Eastern All-Stars and Waltham Strikers and Olympic vs The Dip in Major League action.
This will be followed by the Major League final between Mystix and Mister C 'B' at 4:00 p.m., after which the big guns (Eagles, Rowe's Strikers) will meet in the Premier League final at 7:00 p.m.
On Sunday at Mystix Sports Bar, Hagley Park Road, Eagles crushed Waltham Strikers 6-1 in one-semi-final, while Rowe's advanced with a 6-4 win over Eastern All-Stars. In Major League semis, Mystix defeated The Dip 6-2 and Mister C 'B' beat Olympic 6-3.
The Premier League champions will receive $80,000 and the Wray & Nephew White Overproof Trophy, while $50,000 will go to the new champions in the Major League.
Petrojam are BHknockout champions
Unbeaten Petrojam won the Scotiabank-sponsored Business House KO football competition on Sunday when they defeated the 2010 champions Wisynco 2-1 in a keenly contested final at Red Stripe Oval.
After a goalless first half in which play was fairly even, Petrojam went ahead in the 54th minute through Ricardo Munroe. He latched on to a Aphas Bernard cross and beat goalkeeper Kelso Cousins in the 18-yard box.
Wisynco fought hard and gained the equaliser in the 67th minute when Girvan Brown's shot rebounded off the crossbar and into the path of Norman Daley, who made no mistake.
Both teams fought hard for the equaliser as the match went down to the wire. Petrojam got the winner in time added on. A free kick was awarded in the 93rd minute and with Petrojam flooding the area with players, their goalkeeper Damion Campbell came upfield to take the shot, which found Bernard who managed to beat Cousins in goal.
Petrojam had previously won the KO title in 2008, but missed out last year when The Gleaner won the title.
They are on course to take the double, having advanced to the KSAFA/Western Sports Division I league semi-finals.
Wisynco in BH football semis
Wisynco earned the fourth and final semi-final spot in the KSAFA/Western Sports Business House football competition (division one), thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Jamaica Customs in their final round preliminary fixture on Tuesday at Chalmers Avenue.
Wisynco, with first-half goals from Damion Ball and Girvan Brown, have joined unbeaten defending champions Petrojam, Scotibank and UWI in the semis. Scotiabank will meet UWI today in the first semi-final match at UWI Bowl starting at 3:30 p.m., while NCB will oppose Xerox in the first Division Two semi-final match at 1:30 p.m.
Petrojam and Wisynco will meet on Monday in the second semi-final at Red Stripe Oval starting at 3:30 p.m. And in the other Division Two semis, Grave Kennedy will meet Red Stripe at the NWC playing field, Mona, today starting at 3:30 p.m.
Albion claim 'Champs' trophy
Central St Catherine winners Albion claimed the St Catherine FA U-17 Champion of Champions trophy after a dramatic 6-2 win over North St Catherine champs Travellers at the Prison Oval on Sunday. Albion's top player, Tavoy Morgan, scored four times (9th, 25th, 74th, 85th), while Keisho Beach struck twice (34th, 68th). Michael Hurst (72nd), Kemar Belnavis (80th) scored for Travellers. Albion defeated Portmore champions Portmore United 1-0 in their first play-off game. The scheduled game between Portmore and Travellers was abandoned. The Champions trophy is played between the three zone winners in St Catherine, Central, North and Portmore.
Gleaner make it 15 straight in basketball
The Gleaner continued their relentless march in Division Two of the Business House 3 on 3 basketball competition, winning their 15th consecutive match at the Stadium courts on Wednesday to be unbeaten this season.
The 'newsmen' defeated Pan Caribbean 38-36, thanks to game high contributions from twin terrors, Omar Wolfe and Keneil Allen with 18 and 14 points respectively.
Andrew Harrison and Christopher Harris with 12 and 11 points respectively tried for the losers.
Results of other matches played on Monday: Division I - Leaders JTA Credit Union clipped Grace Kennedy 33-32, National Land Agency pipped Sagicor 27-26 and Megamart drubbed Lascelles 40-18.
On Wednesday in Division One action, NCB 'A' beat Digicel 28-26 and Seprod stopped NWC 31-28.
In Division Two action on Wednesday, NCB 'B' clipped Tag Pros 26-24, JIO clipped JMMB 34-33 in overtime, CariMed defeated Flow 30-17, UTech beat Aerotel 34-28, Wray & Nephew beat Accent 28-25 and NHT got by ICD 33-29.
Play in both divisions continue on Monday and Wednesday.
Friendship hunt sixth win
Friendship Netball team, based in Spanish Town, will go in search of their sixth win of the season, as they face their Zone Three counterparts Claremount in a St Catherine Netball Association League match tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the Ascot High School court. On Wednesday, Friendship racked up their fifth-straight victory of the season, as they blew away Spanish Town 32-8.
Two rescheduled games will be played tomorrow in the Fenly Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League Football at the Waterford field. Newcomers Mash Way will have a tough assignment against Wigton in the opening game of a double-header at the venue at 2:00 p.m. Mash Way's entrance in the competition was less than desirable as they were swamped 10-0
PFM aim to stay unbeaten
Semi-final bound Power of Faith will go up against Glad Tidings Open Bible in the opening game of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Netball League match at the PFM Sports Complex, 10c Portmore Town Centre, this afternoon at 1:00. Top shooter Debbie-ann Coghiel will again lead PFM's charge while her shooting partner, Marica Rose, will give support. Unbeaten PFM have six points from two games, semi-final aspirants Glad Tidings and Lighthouse Assembly have three points each. However, a loss for Glad Tidings will see them out of the semis as Lighthouse have a better goal difference. Waltham Park New Testament and Cedar Grove Baptist will battle for zone honours in the feature match at the venue, at 2:30. Both sides are locked on six points from two games and are already assured a semi-final place.
Ken's Wildflower test for Westchester Rudiz
Early leaders Westchester Rudiz will be severely tested when they face hot team Ken's Wildflower in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League in an away game at the Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge, Port Henderson Road, tomorrow.
Both teams go into the match undefeated. Westchester took their third win in a row as they crushed newcomers Portmore Gardens All Stars 250-179 while Ken's Wildflower smothered Portsmouth 250-204. In other matches, Waterford United, fresh from their close 250-248 triumph over defending champions Passagefort United on Sunday,
'Old Capital' vs 'New Capital'
As part of this year's Jamaica 50th St Catherine celebrations, the St Catherine Football Association, in collaboration with the St Catherine Parish Council, will be hosting two football matches tomorrow at the Prison Oval, Burke Road, Spanish Town, commencing at 2 p.m. These games will be presented as the 'Old Capital' (Spanish Town) versus the 'New Capital' (Kingston), including All Stars from Major League and Super League with Division One and
Tuff Gong win Porus Youth League
Tuff Gong defeated Rising Stars 1-0 on Sunday to win the 2012 edition of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Youth league.
The all-important goal was scored by Lennox Austin in the 68th minute. The win gave Tuff Gong their fourth hold on the title in the 17 years of the league.
Tuff Gong also featured prominently in the sectional awards. Goalscorer Austin won the Most Valuable Player award, Jovel Young took home the Most Disciplined Player award, Laine Callaghan was top goalkeeper and Karay Ramsay, the top coach.
Three females also received individual awards. Alcia Gentles of Genus shared the Most Valuable player award (girl), Meliek Stone of defending champions Settlement, who failed to reach the semi-finals, won the Most Disciplined (girl) award while Karlene Barnett was adjudged Best Team Manager.
Newcomers Fogo Road (Most Disciplined team) and Village Strikers (Fair Play award) also secured awards.
Top Hill, New Bowens in JFL finals
The 2012 season of the Jamalco Football League (JFL) draws to a close today with the playing of the finals and third-place play-offs at Jamalco Sports Club.
The finals between defending champions Top Hill and New Bowens is set for 3:30 p.m., but earlier at 1:30 p.m. Napoli and Savannah will meet in the third-place play-off.
In last weekend's semi-finals, Top Hill booked a third straight final with a 2-1 win over Savannah while New Bowens secured their spot with a 1-0 win over Napoli.
Barrington Gayle gave Top Hill the perfect start with a 37th-minute goal which was kept intact at half-time. The league's leading goalscorer, Andrew 'Joycie' Issacs, then set off wild celebrations by netting his 16th goal of the season in the 50th minute as Top Hill enjoyed a 2-0 lead.
Orlando Mullings' 72nd-minute header merely gave Savannah hope. Isaacs will likely end the competition as the top goalscorer as the nearest placed player is Napoli's Hughan Gray who has eight goals.
New Bowens owed their place in the final due to Rushane Robert's indiscretion in the 28th minute which cost Napoli a penalty. Peter Brown scored from the spot for what turned out to be the game winner.
Porus unbeaten in Peter Bunting League
Porus waltzed their way into the second round of the Peter Bunting Central Manchester Constituency Football competition, after defeating Davyton 9-3 last weekend.
It was their fifth-straight win and it marked the highest margin of victory since the start of the competition. They have now scored 21 goals and conceded three. Hope Village increased their chances of joining Porus in the second round after defeating Top Bellefield 3-2.
The Hanbury team in the Mandeville Division are also on course to book a second-round spot after defeating Bonito Strikers 2-1. Next in this zone are Mandeville Police team who drew 0-0 with Hanbury. They are now on eight points.
The competition continues today with the following matches: Grey Ground vs Kendal at Heartease and New Hall vs Royal Flat at Comfort
Clarendon Business House round-up
Three semi-final spots will still be up for grabs when the Tait's Pharmacy-sponsored Clarendon Business House league continues tomorrow morning at the Mineral Heights Sports Complex.
Bad weather, as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac, affected last weekend's schedule. Tomorrow's four games should be closely contested. Zone A remains on a knife edge with five teams still in contention for two second round spots.Three teams are locked on 11 points but that deadlock will be broken when Farmers, who lead on goal difference, face fifth-place Big Man Security (eight points) at 7:00 a.m.
At an adjoining field at the same time, Daily Delicious who, like Farmers, are on 11 points will play their final game against fourth-place Moby's who have nine points but from one less game.
Young's Pharmacy are already through from Zone B after amassing 14 points from six games and cannot be displaced as the top qualifiers. Defending champions Juici-Patties are next on nine points and will close their fixtures after meeting out-of-contention National Wholesale at 8:00 a.m. Park View Supermarket (eight points) and Hospital (seven) will face a do or die battle, also at 8:00 a.m.
Games are also scheduled for Tuesday with the final set of games slated for Sunday, September 9.