MRPC to continue 'Rappa Pam Pam' celebrations tomorrow
Firearm holders and their families, plus sporting enthusiasts, were treated to a fun-filled and competitive day last weekend at the Lincoln Range, where the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club hosted its year-ending 'Rappa Pam Pam'.
Nineteen shooters took part in the main event, but the crowd support was the biggest seen at a Rappa Pam Pam Tournament in its three years. As part of its Christmas treat, the club offered food and refreshments free, while there was a bounceabout and ice cream for the kids.
Orville Henriques won the Rappa Pam Pam Tournament, followed by rising star Raniel Mendez, with female shooter Sue Ann Henriques third. The exciting Man-to-Steel competition, which was open to all, provided the most exciting with Henriques and Evan Grant, who finished sixth in the Rappa Pam Pam, making it to the final of a three-way shoot off against six steels. Henriques won 2-1.
In the club's official presentation ceremony, which ended the day's programme, Sue Ann Henriques got a special award for her achievements as a female shooter, Ellsworth Dixon was honoured for his competitive spirit throughout the year, Florida-based Dwayne Hoskins secured a special award for his assistance to club members, while Owen Campbell was highlighted as the most improved shooter for 2013.
By special demand, members who missed the Rappa Pam Pam due to work or other commitments will be facilitated tomorrow in a specially organised shooting tournament. Food and refreshments will again be free and in the spirit of the season, rounds will be sold at reduced prices for all legitimate firearm holders.
Clarendon knockout finals tomorrow
The finals of the Clarendon knockout football competitions will be played under lights tomorrow at the Effortville Community Centre.
The evening's programme kicks off at 4 p.m. with the third-place play-off between Four Paths and Bucknor, with the grand final between the parish's two Red Stripe Premier League teams, Humble Lion and Sporting Central Academy, at 6 p.m.
In the semi-finals played on Boxing Day, both Humble Lion and Sporting Central featured in big wins. Humble Lion ran over Four Paths 7-0, while Sporting won 5-0 over Bucknor. Regardless of who emerges victor in the finals, both Premier League campaigners will be eligible for the national knockout competition - Flow Champions Cup - sponsored by communications providers Flow. Hence, the big focus could be on the curtain-raiser, where the winner will be the parish's third entrant in the Flow Champions Cup.
Black Stars win St Elizabeth President's Cup
Black Stars FC, formerly Black River, defeated Holland Police Youth Club 2-1 to win the St Elizabeth Football Association's President's Cup, at Appleton Estate last weekend.
With both semi-finals being played at the same venue, the game was packed with drama. Black Stars were the favourites, having defeated Appleton. But they were stunned early when Javid Morris scored in the 23rd minute to give Holland a 1-0 lead.
Holland kept this lead until the 78th minute when Davion Ash equalised for Black Stars. Four minutes later, Recardo Reid provided what turned out to be the clincher.
Black Stars will now represent the parish of St Elizabeth in next year's Flow Champions Cup KO championship.
DB Basovak, Old Harbour Bay advance
DB Basovak and Old Harbour Bay United advanced to the semi-finals of the LIME St Catherine FA Happy Sutherland Knockout Football Competition with wins over Dunbeholden and Tru Juice, respectively, on Sunday. DB Basovak left it late as they scored in the second half of extra time to clip Dunbeholden 1-0 through a Kirk Newman goal at Dunbeholden playing field, while Old Harbour Bay United ambushed home team Tru Juice 2-0 at Bybrook Sports Complex in Bog Walk.
Waterford look to remain unbeaten
Waterford Cricket Club (16 points) will aim to keep their unbeaten record intact when they play Hamilton Gardens at 2 p.m. in the feature match of a double-header in the Wray & Nephew White Rum-sponsored Portmore Cricket Association Twenty20 Club Championship, at Bridgeport Sports Ground tomorrow.
Waterford with explosive hitters Richard Allen and Horace Miller will be hard to beat. Allen, with a top score of 79,
Despite Waterford's claims, Hamilton Gardens are no pushovers as they are equipped with decent cricketers like all-rounder Erron Downer, who smashed 86 runs in their last game, and Oshane Mills, while Downer and Quinnie McKinson are match winners with the ball.
In the opening game at the venue, Greater Portmore take on Braeton Red Caps at 10 a.m. Red Caps are still celebrating their upset win by a wicket over previously unbeaten G.C. Foster.
Greater Portmore, Portals clash for final spot
Greater Portmore and East Portmore Portals will be engaged in a battle to the end as the clubs fight for a final place in the Colin Fagan-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football Knockout Competition, at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton tomorrow. Match time is 3 p.m.
The winner of that game will play Bridgeport, which advanced directly to the final after they booted Westchester 1-0 in a surprise result in the first round last Sunday. The all-important goal was scored by Kenroy Fuller in the 17th minute. Bridgeport received a bye and will go straight to the championship game. Greater Portmore eliminated Braeton United 1-0 , while East Portmore Portals had an easy passage to the semi-finals, as Hellshire United showed up late for their game, thus Portals were awarded full points.
Westchester happy for JNA exposure
Milton Morrison, coach of Westchester netball team, is happy that his players will earn some valuable "exposure" when they play in a Jamaica Netball Association competition in January. A new-look Westchester will make their debutin an Open League match on January 4 at Leila Robinson Courts, Independence Park.
According to Westchester's coach, Milton Morrison, "The women are upbeat and training is going smoothly."
Though the team has not been exposed to play at this level, Morrison expects his troopers to adapt quickly to their assignment. Their top players are Chevanize Foreman, Chrystal Grant, Gavine Bailey and Abigail Mullings.