Western Bureau:Three domino titles will be at stake in Trelawny tomorrow afternoon as six teams will take aim at the mid-season titles in Division Two, Division One and Premier League in the 2013 J. Wray & Nephew-sponsored Western Domino League at the Caribatic location on the outskirts of Falmouh.
In games slated to start at 1:00 p.m., the fixtures read as follows: In the Division Two game, Glendevon CDC All Stars will meet Peace and Love; in Division One, Intouch will battle Dynasty, while in the Premier League defending champions and red-hot favourites Fighter Jet face Strike Force.
"It will be the biggest day since the start of the season as all six teams are determined to take home a title," said Walford Morgraige, the president of the Western Domino League. "While there is not prize money to be won, the teams are going after bragging rights ahead of the next phase of the competition.
At the Premier League level, both Trelawny's Fighter Jet and Strike Force from St James have lost twice this season. However, in their lone clash, Fighter Jet scored an emphatic 300-262 win over Strike Force, which makes them favourites for the Phillip Wisdom Trophy - the trophy at stake for the mid-season final.
In the Division One game, the unbeaten Intouch of Westmoreland who have a perfect nine wins from nine starts record, including a close six-point 300-294 win over their opponents, appear safe bets to lift the title. However, the Montego Bay-based Dynasty must be chomping at the bit for revenge at the Julian Innis Trophy.
In the all-St James Division Two final, the red-hot Glendevon will be gunning to avenge the 300-298 loss they suffered to Peace and Love.
"I am really impressed with the quality of domino we are seeing this season," said Morgraige. "The fans have had a lot to cheer about all season, and we are expecting more of the same in these three finals at the same venue.
The following are the points standing in all three leagues going into the mid-season finals: Division Two - Glendevon - 25, Peace and Love - 24, Hawkeye Stingers - 18. Perry Strikers -18 and Western Stars - 17. Division One: Intouch - 36, Dynasty - 30, Long Bay - 30, City Strikers - 27 and Top Class - 21. Premier League: Fighter Jet - 29, Strike Force - 29, Tropical Ridim - 24 and Bomb Squad - 21.
The competition, which is the premier domnino league in rural Jamaica, features teams from Trelawny, Hanover, St James and Westmoreland. Several teams have recruited players from as far away as Portmore in St Catherine, to bolster their team roster.