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Wolmer's launch title defence

Published:Tuesday | October 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Shayne Fairman, Gleaner Writer

Defending champions Wolmer's Girls will bow into action when the Jamaica Badminton Association (JBA)/ISSA League continues with second-round play this afternoon.

Wolmer's will travel to face Alpha, who are seeking their second win after edging Queen's 3-2 when the competition got under way last week Thursday.

There will be two other girls' matches later, with St Andrew High facing Campion College at St Andrew High and St Hugh's High hosting Immaculate Conception.

Campion's girls are also seeking full points for the second time as Holy Childhood surrendered the points by failing to show for their fixture last week.

One boys' match is scheduled for two at Monk Street, where Spanish Town-based St Jago High welcome Wolmer's Boys'. All matches are set to begin at 2:40 p.m.

Already in the winners' column in the boys' competition are St George's College and Calabar High. The 'Light Blues' stopped Campion 4-1 and Calabar edged Jamaica College 3-2 on the opening day when The Queen's School registered the biggest margin of victory, outclassing newcomers Oberlin 5-0.

The league and all-island championships are contested in two regions: Kingston-urban and Western-rural. Kingston-urban consists of 10 girls' teams and eight boys' teams, while the western-rural region has five girls' teams and four boys' teams.

Super Six round

The top three schools from each zone will advance to the Super Six round, and the top two from Kingston will play the top two teams from the western-rural region for the all-island 2014 crown.

The defending boys' champions for Kingston are Haile Selassie, while the runners-up are Calabar High. Immaculate are the runners-up among the girls.

In the western region, the defending champions are Bishop Gibson (girls) and DeCarteret College (boys). Manchester High are the runners-up for girls and Belair High among boys

There are two newcomers, Oberlin in the boys' category, while Glenmuir High are the only newcomers from the Western zone. Campion College and Holy Childhood High have returned to the competition following years of absence.