LIME, Sagicorin BH Twenty20 final
The final of the Business House Twenty20 cricket competition takes place tomorrow with LIME up against Sagicor at Chalmers Avenue, starting at 10 a.m.
Also on tomorrow is the second semi-final in the Reggae Jammin 50-over league between Jamalco and Jamaica Broilers at Jamalco in Clarendon, starting at 10 a.m. The winner will meet LIME in the final on October 23.
Meanwhile, the rain-affected Best Dressed Chicken 30-over KO final between Jamalco and LIME, which should have been played last Sunday at Jamalco, has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 14 at the same venue.
With national players Horace Miller, Yannick Elliott and Andre McCarthy at their disposal, along with Melbourne's all-rounder Damion Jacobs, LIME are eyeing the triple in Business House cricket and are favourites to make a clean sweep.
General Accident toppleScotia in BH netball
Former champions General Accident turned the tables on the previously unbeaten Scotiabank Group in their second-round Business House Netball Association Senior League top-of-the-table clash on Tuesday at the Stadium Courts, beating them 49-35.
Former national player Margaret Byfield led the way for General Accident with 35 points from 43 attempts in the goal shooter position, while current Jamaica captain, Nadine Bryan, supported with 14 from 17 attempts.
For Scotia, former national player Marsha Murphy scored 33 points from 44 attempts, but her effort was not good enough this time around. When both teams met for the first time some weeks ago, Scotia beat General Accident by 22 points. Both will meet again in the final on October 20.
Petrojam sweep BHfootball competitions
Unbeaten Petrojam made a clean sweep of all titles in the 2012 Business House football season, when they defeated St Ann champions Sans Souci 3-0 in the Champion of Champions return leg play-off at Drax Hall on Thursday afternoon for a 4-1 aggregate.
Both teams had played to a 1-1 draw eight days earlier at Tinson Pen in Kingston. But Petrojam reported in devastating form on Thursday, thanks to goals from Andrew Mais, Ricardo Munroe and David Stultz.
Petrojam thus completed a memorable sweep, having won the KSAFA/Western Sports Division I title for a second straight year against Scotiabank, the KO final against Wisynco, as well as the Challenge Shield play-off against Division II champions NCB.
The Petrojam team is captained by Jothan Watson and coached by Ainsworth Ennis.
Royal Bankscore huge upset
RBC Royal Bank scored a major upset in the second round of the JNBS/Western Sports-sponsored Norman Goodison Inter-Bank football league last Sunday, clipping last year's beaten finalists NCB 3-2 at Emmet Park.
A double strike by Rohan Findlay and another goal from Kelvin Lawrence was enough to give RBC Royal Bank the victory in a hard-fought contest. NCB got their goals through Victor Riley and George Clarke.
In other second-round matches, defending champions Scotiabank drubbed JMMB 9-0 at Emmet Park, thanks to a hat-trick from Jamoy Sibblies and a brace from Anthony Greenland. Jamaica National and BOJ drew 1-1 at the NWC playing field, Mona, in the third match of the day.
The competition continues tomorrow with three matches, including Scotia vs CIBC/FCID at Emmet Park, starting at 2 p.m.
BH basketball play-offs begin Monday
The best-of-three divisional play-offs in the Business House 3-on-3 basketball competition will commence on Monday at the Stadium Courts, with The Gleaner having the distinction of being the only unbeaten team in the preliminary round of both divisions.
The Gleaner won all 19 matches in Division II and will oppose the eighth place team JIO in the playoffs.
The top eight qualify for the quarter-final round in Division II. They are The Gleaner, Wray & Nephew, Accent, VMBS, Courts, BoJ, First Global and JIO.
In Division I, the eight qualifiers are JTA Coop Credit Union, who topped the preliminary round, followed by MegaMart, Grace Canning, National Land Agency, Sagicor, NCB 'A', Seprod and NWC.
Monday's first set of play-offs will involve eight teams. The matches on are: At 6 p.m National Land Agency vs Sagicor in Division I, Accent vs BOJ and VMBS vs Courts in Division II.
At 6:45 p.m. Grace Canning vs NCB 'A' in Division I, Wray and Nephew vs First Global and JTA Credit Union vs NWC. At 7:30 p.m. MegaMart vs Seprod in Division I and The Gleaner vs JIO in Division II. Game two of the quarter-final playoffs continue next Wednesday.
Oneity, Wigtonplay for final ticket
Former champions Oneity and Wigton will today bid for a place in next week's final of the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Corner League football competition as the two meet at the Waterford playing field. Match time is 3 p.m.
Oneity are overwhelming favourites to win, since they are the only unbeaten team in this year's competition - winning three games in as many matches in their group.
Meanwhile, Duncans became the first team to advance to the final after they eliminated Group B winners Cool Runnings 2-0 through a double strike from Kemar Hall, in semi-final action at Waterford playing field.
Rising Sun, Ken'sin crucial match
Fourth-place Rising Sun (16 points) and semi-final-chasing Ken's Wildflower (13 points), currently fifth, meet in the most crucial match so far in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League at Independence City Plaza in Portmore, St Catherine, tomorrow afternoon. Ken's will need to win to overhaul the fourth-place team, with only one match left after tomorrow's round. If Ken's lose it will be curtains for their season.
In other games, Portsmouth are at home against third-place Waterford United (20 points) at Portsmouth Community Centre, Cumberland welcome defending champs and second-place team Passagefort United (21 points) at Cumberland Community Centre, while leaders Westchester Rudiz (24 points) will rest this round. All games begin at 1:30 p.m.
Registration continuesfor 'Gully League'
Registration is still ongoing for the Portmore Municipal Council sponsored 'Gully League' football tournament on Heroes Day, Monday, October 15, at the place it had its genesis seven
The organisers say other teams in Portmore and the Corporate Area are interested in the five-a-side one-day competition. Entry fee is $1000, first prize is $20,000 and kick-off at 8 a.m. Deadline for payment is Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m.
Established in 1998 by its founder and chief organiser, Orville 'Chippy' Irons, the league was conceptualised to ease hostilities between the communities around Braeton. It evolved into the highlight of the summer and has gained overwhelming support from civic and business leaders.
T20 Club Champsresumes tomorrow
Portmore-based Colours International and Spanish Town's G.C. Foster face off in a top-of-the-table clash in the Portmore Cricket Association (PCA)/Wray and Nephew-sponsored T20 Club Championships in the first match of a double-header at the Portsmouth ground, as the competition resumes tomorrow morning after a one-week break due to bad weather. This match bowls off at 10 o'clock.
Colours and G.C. Foster are both on eight points apiece from two matches. However, Colours have the edge as they boast a superior net run rate.
Batsmen John Ross Campbell, who has the league's top score of 137, and Shane Brooks will add firepower to Colours' line-up, while Gavin Wallace and Wayne Morgan will put some sting in the G.C. Foster batting.
In the second game at the venue, Silverstone are expected to feel the heat when they take on veteran club Ken's Wildflower at 2 p.m.
In the other Zone B fixtures, Hamilton Gardens play Belmont in the morning game at G.C. Foster, while the afternoon matchup pits Passagefort against the ever-improving Greater Portmore at the same venue.
In Zone A, Bridgeview and Portmore Pines will come out blazing when they clash in the feature match at Hamilton Gardens. Fans can expect some big sixes from Pines' Andre Bryce and captain Terrence Brown, as well as the Bridgeview pair of Nkrumah Bonner and Lionel Morant, both coming off half-centuries in their previous game against Gregory Park.
In the opening game at the venue, Reid's Pen take on Portsmouth, who suffered a shock loss against Washington CC two Sundays ago and must win to stay in contention, as the first game was rained out.
The other Zone B games pit Gregory Park against Washington CC at Bridgeport, a game Washington should win easily; and in the afternoon game at Bridgeport, Christian Gardens square off with Braeton Red Caps in a battle of the lesser known squads.
Flames A, Marine Parkbook semi-final spots
Flames A and Marine Park Dolphins booked semi-final spots in contrasting fashion on a rain-hit day in the St Catherine Netball Association quarter-finals at Ascot High School courts last Sunday. Only one match was possible as Flames A defeated Job Lane B 23-17. Both teams are coached by one of Jamaica's top junior instructors, Sheldon Thorpe.
The other semi-final between Marine Park Dolphins and Fresh Approach was blown off without a ball being passed as the latter didn't have the minimum number of players required to start a game.
The Friendship vs Hellshire matchup and the Rivoli vs Job Lane A encounter weren't played due to the inclement weather. These matches will be played this Sunday at the same venue. Match time is 4 p.m. for both games.
The 10th annual First Jamaica Zen-Do Kai Kan annual Martial Arts Championship will be held this morning at the Portmore New Testament Church of God, located at Bayside, Port Henderson Road. The competition kicks off at 9:30.
All eyes will be on young fighter Tyrique Tailoy, the grandson of chief instructor of the Jamaica Zendo, Shacho Karl Tai-Loy. He was outstanding at the US Open Martial Arts Tournament in Florida. He placed first in continuous sparring and second in kata. He participated in the U-11 black belt category. He is also one of the most-decorated young fighters locally.
Over the years, this event has attracted the best fighters in Jamaica, including members of the Jamaica Combined Martial Arts team. Two years ago, over 250 entrants from 14 martial arts schools participated in the eighth staging. The martial artists will compete in sparring, kata and weapons.
Porus win PeterBunting final
Derron Grey's seventh-minute strike in extra time was enough to give Porus a 1-0 win over Blue Mountain in the inaugural
Porus entered the game overwhelming favourites as during the preliminary round they had defeated Blue Mountain 3-0. However, in rainy conditions at the Comfort Community Centre, the game remained competitive throughout regulation time to end 0-0.
Porus got to the final after defeating host Hanbury 2-0, while Blue Mountain secured their spot with a 2-0 win over Mandeville Police.
Porus finished the competition unbeaten in eight matches, failing to drop a point, while scoring a whopping 20 goals, conceding four.
Chef's win Clarendon Business House title
It came as no surprise when Chef's Restaurant claimed the 2012
Romain Halsted (fifth) and Rohan Bartley (58th) got the goals for the first-time champions. The third place play-offs did not materialise as Young's Sports did not show, hence Farmers were declared winners.
In the previous
Epic Hardware, the runners-up to Farmers from Zone A, got to the final with a 3-1 win on penalties over the competition's early favourites, Young's Sports. The two had earlier battled to an exciting 3-3 draw.
South Central Youth Football Awards today
Following a postponement due to a inclement weather forecast last weekend, the special awards ceremony for participants in the annual Juici Patties-sponsored South Central Confederation youth football competitions will be held today.
The hosts will be the sponsors at their headquarters at Clarendon Park.
St Catherine emerged as Under-15 champions, while Manchester finished second. St Catherine again dominated the Under-13s, while St Elizabeth were runners-up. It is the first year that Clarendon have not secured any of the top places in either category.
Comfort, Broadleaf in Twenty20 final
Community neighbours Comfort District and Broadleaf will do battle again in the Peter Bunting sponsored Central Manchester community Twenty20 final.
Last Sunday's final at the Comfort Community Centre had to be postponed due to constant showers. Comfort are again hosts. Action should bowl off at 10 a.m.
Comfort made the final following consecutive centuries by their captain and main batsman, Gary Graham. Two weekends ago, Graham scored 111 in his team's 250 for two against the community of Rhide. The latter could only muster 74.
In the next match a day later against the Gospel Fun House team, he was again his team's top scorer with another belligerent display with the bat, scoring 107 as Comfort scored a massive 297 for two. The losers made only 110.
Broadleaf secured their finals place with low-scoring wins over Porus and NCU. In the quarter-finals, Broadleaf won by seven wickets chasing Porus' 94, and won by eight wickets in the semi-finals, getting the 109 scored by NCU.
Legendary win Peter Bunting final
Legendary won the inau-gural
However, the contest was much closer than expected as they won 27-24.
In the first semi-final hosted the previous weekend at the Blue Mountain Community Centre, G-Strikers, winners of the Mandeville Division, easily won against Purple Strikers, 31-9. Legendary secured their spot with a 30-15 win against Mandeville Police team. They led 13-9 at the half-time interval.