The second leg of the Wray & Nephew-sponsored Ultimate Pool Tournament takes place today and tomorrow at Hot Shots Pool Bar, 120 Constant Spring Road, starting at noon on both days.
The double elimination eight-ball tournament offers a first prize of $140,000 and trophy. Due to the large number of entries, some of the preliminary matches were played on Tuesday and Thursday at Hot Shots.
The first tournament a fortnight ago was won by Calhoun Melville, who pocketed $150,000 and a trophy. He defeated Jordon Holman 4-1 in the best-of-seven final. Today's tournament will also be played under the best of seven format from the preliminary rounds.
Former champions Eagles clipped champions Rowe's Strikers 6-5 to win the feature match in round five of the Wray & Nephew White Overproof skittles competition last Sunday at Bejon's Sports Bar, Hughenden Plaza.
Playing at home, Eagles had to fight tooth and nail to beat the then leaders, Rowe's Strikers, in the premier league feature.
The scores were locked at 5-5 going into the 11th and final game, but reigning singles champion Dane Jones extended his winning streak in crucial matches to beat Luke Patterson in a close match for an Eagles victory.
In other matches played last Sunday, Eastern All-Stars beat Mister C 'B' 8-3 at Mystix, Hagley Park Road, while The Dip from Gregory Park clipped home team Mystix 6-5 in the major league encounter, thanks to a close win by The Dip's proprietor Trevor Bailey. Mercury also beat Olympic Strikers 6-5 in the major league, while Starliner stopped Waltham Strikers 7-4 in premier league action at Starliner.
Matches on tomorrow are as follows: Joint leaders Eagles vs Eastern All-Stars in the feature match at Hughenden Plaza; Mister C 'A' vs The Dip at Waltham Skittles Club starting at 2 p.m., Waltham vs Rowe's Strikers at 5 p.m., while Starliner will oppose Mister C 'B' at Mystix and home team Mystix are up against Olympic Strikers in the second match at 5 p.m.
Three-time champions, Passage Fort United, will open their account against Westchester Rudiz at home at Myrtle Way, Old Passage Fort, in the sixth year of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Domino League tomorrow afternoon.
In other games, Portmore Tigers host Westchester United at 42 Portmore Avenue, Portmore Gardens, Cumberland welcome Ken's Wildflower at Cumberland Community Centre, last year's beaten finalist Waterford United battle Rising Sun in what appears to be the clash of the round at Gem's Bar, Duncan's Road, Waterford and Portsmouth United vs Garveymeade at Portsmouth Community Centre. All games begin at 1:30 p.m. The first team to reach 250 points wins.
Member of Parliament for South East St Catherine, Colin Fagan, launched the competition at the Independence City Community Centre in Portmore last Sunday. Meanwhile, last year's winner, Passage Fort United, defeated an All Stars team 200-155 to kick-off the season.
Cumberland FC completed the triple this season when they won the Pines Imaging Centre/ Keith Gentles Portmore Under-17 football league title at Passage Fort playing field last Sunday.
It took the brilliance of the team's leading goalscorer, Shemar Nairne, who scored a double in the 42nd and 87th minutes, to give his team victory to counter Newland's
Cumberland FC had already won division two and the Under-13 title this season.
Defending champions Power of Faith (PFM) and Faith Temple New Testament Church clash in the third week of the Power of Faith Ministries Church Netball League at PFM Sport Complex, 10C Dawkins Drive, Portmore Town Centre, this afternoon at 2 p.m.
In matches last Saturday, Power of Faith (PFM) and Lighthouse Assembly PFM defeated Harmony Gospel Chapel 32-5 in the first match at the venue. PFM's top shooter Debbie-ann Coghiel netted 17 goals from 26 attempts, while Melonie Bailey (11/14) and Marcia Spencer-Rose (4/6) supported Coghiel well. Gillian Ellis (4/13) and Derrian Mugg (1/9) scored for Gospel Chapel.
In the second game at the venue, Lighthouse got past Christian Fellowship World Outreach 21-8. The first half of the match was fairly competitive, as the victors led 14-8. However, Lighthouse pulled away in the third and fourth quarters to win by 13 goals. Sharpshooter Brittany Thompson netted 10 of her 12 attempts, while Keysha Osbourne scored 11 of 16 tries for Lighthouse. Christian Fellowship's goal attack, Abigail Vaughn scored four of eight tries, while Kimoya Edwards netted four of 10 tries.
Port and Napoli will contest the 2013 final of the Jamalco Football League (JFL) today at Wembley Excellence Centre in Clarendon.
Both teams earned the right after inflicting similar 1-0 wins in their respective semi-finals last weekend, at the same venue. Port, as they did in the end-of-round final, came up trumps again against Top Hill with a goal delivered by the league's joint-leading goalscorer, Andre Jones.
Napoli's goal came from their key marksman, National Premier League striker Onike Ford, against this year's surprise semi-finalists, Raymond. Ford was also his team's lone scorer when he sent the defending champions New Bowens in the quarter-finals.
The third place play-off between Top Hill and Raymonds will be played at 1:30 p.m. A special presentation will follow the final.
Quarter-final matches in the Peter Bunting Central Manchester netball league will be played today at the Blue Mountain Community Sports Complex, starting at 2 p.m.
The first quarter-final will be a duel between Zone Four winners Davyton and the second place qualifier from Zone One, Mandeville Police, followed by the top preliminary round team Mandeville All Stars.
The third quarter-final pits the top qualifier from Zone Two, Belitiro, against Royal Flat, while in the unexpected matchup, New Hall take on Georges Valley at 5 p.m.
In the final set of preliminary games hosted at Mandeville All Age and Junior High courts last weekend, Albion defeated Old England 17-14, but failed to advance from Zone Two, New Hall topped Zone Three after defeating Heartease 25-16, while Bombay booked the final spot from Zone Four with a 23-16 win over Porus.
First-time finalists Generations United and Rose Hill will contest the 2013 championship game in the Top Notch Summer Football League, at the Sunset Community playing field tomorrow.
In last weekend's semi-finals, Rose Hill defeated Symbolic 2-0, while Generations came from behind to complete a stunning 2-1 win over Knock Patrick. Down 0-1 at half-time, Generations turned the game around after Oswan Gordon equalised and Christopher Dunn got the game-winner. Quite interestingly, it was the same duo which had produced the goals in the 2-0 quarter-final win over Star Liner two weekends ago.
It is Generation's second trip to a Central Manchester amateur football final this year. At the start of the summer holidays, they lost on penalties to Mandeville United in the Northern Caribbean University community league.
The third place play-off between Knock Patrick and Symbolic will be played at 1:30 p.m.
There will be a special fun day hosted at Kirkvine Sports Club today in honour of retired sports administrator, Pat Anderson.
Affectionately known as 'Uncle Bunny', Anderson celebrated his 80th birthday earlier this week, on Tuesday, August 20.
He had the distinction of previously heading two national sports bodies - the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA). He still serves as president of the Manchester Cricket Association.
Kirkvine holds a lot of good memories of Anderson, who was employed in various management capacities at Alcan and Windalco alumina plants. Up to the late 1970s, he also represented Alcan at cricket as a wicketkeeper batsman and as a goalkeeper in football. He managed Kirkvine - then a semi-professional unit - which boast the likes of Archie Richards, Lincoln Thomas, George Steel, Andred Andrews and Errol Barrett.
Today's activities include a number of celebrity games in netball and football involving former players he coached, mentored or managed. His three sons - Bobby, Alex and Richie - will be present.
There will be a discretionary charge of $300 at the gate to offset the provision of food and refreshments throughout the day.