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Published:Saturday | March 27, 2010 | 12:00 AM
UNDER-16 GIRLS' CHAMPIONS: Members of the Campion College team which won the recent all-island under-16 table tennis title. (From left) Jonique Lee, Kristen McKenzie, coach Sandra Riettie and Rebecca Harris. - Contributed
UNDER-16 BOYS' CHAMPIONS: Members of the Campion College under-16 boys team which recently won the all-island title. (Back row, from left): Jacob Zacca and Brian Ho-On. (Middle row, from left): Romario Tulloch, Radcliffe Robinson, Demarrio Tulloch, Jordan McKenzie and coach Sandra Riettie. (Front row, from left): Simon Ho-On, Derek Walcott, Vincent Zhong and Peter-John Goldson. Missing is Bret Mahfood. - contributed

  • Ashenheim Cup

After the round-robin matches in the bridge association's tournament for the Ashenheim Cup played among teams of four, the team of Rex James, Judy Ziadie, Trevor Jones, Charles Williams and Calvin Wong easily headed the standings with 101 Victory Points from the second-place team of Winston Chin-You, Audley Astwood, Marlene Fulford and Monica Cools-Lartigue, who tallied 89 Victory Points. These two teams will meet in the final in which the top team, led by Rex James, will carry forward an advantage of 4 International Match Points.

Today, the association's regular last-Saturday tournament will be played at the Police Officers' Club starting at a new time of 2 p.m. All social bridge players are urged to turn out for this event, billed as a more relaxed game with an emphasis on fun, in which last month's winners will carry a handicap for this month's event.

  • Campion double

Campion College won both the boys' under-16 and girls' under-16 titles while Calabar won the boys' under-19, and St Mary High the girls' under-19 crown, in the recent all-island finals of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Table Tennis competition.

Campion clipped Manchester 3-2 in girls' under-16 and blanked St Mary High 5-0 in boys' under-16, St Mary High defeated Meadowbrook 3-2 in girls under-19 and Calabar drubbed Belair 4-1 in boys' under-19.

  • Vikings on top

Vikings of Westmorelandwon the male title in the annual Venus Invitational Volleyball three-day tournament 3-1, over the United States' (US) Creolesinside the G.C. Foster College gymnasium on Sunday. Vikings won 25-23; 25-21; 20-25 and 25-17. Last year, Creoles defeated Vikings in the final. Vikings' captain, Conradio Taylor, copped the male MVP award.

Third place in the male category went to Scotia Defenders of The Bahamas while fourth place went to Jamaica's University of the West Indies.

Meanwhile, International Jammers of the US took the female title,after they crushed Sharpshooters, also of the US, 3-0. Glamorgan from Trinidad placed third, and Jamaica's MOSA fourth. Millicent Sylvan of Sharpshooters was voted the tournament's female MVP. Simone Mahabeer of sponsors Singer Jamaica Limited handed out the prizes.

  • Three-way battle

Three teams will battle for two semi-final spots in the e-services-sponsored Portmore Division Two Football League final preliminary round tomorrow.

Watson Grove (19), third place on goal difference, have a fairly difficult task to maintain their position as they clash with semi-final-bound Christian Pen (26) in the feature match at the Hellshire football field at 3 p.m. In the earlier game at 1 p.m., fifth-place Hamilton Gardens (17), with a slim semi-final chance, take on Hellshire United (11).

For Hamilton Gardens to advance they need to beat Hellshire and hope that either Watson Grove or Westport lose or draw. Westport (19) play against Braeton United (13) in an opening match at 1 p.m. at the Racing football field, while already-qualified Racing United (30) take on last-place Daytona (seven). The two-leg semi-finals are set for April 11 and 18.

  • Passagefort United lift U-13 title

Passagefort United lifted the inaugural Colin Fagan-sponsored Leander Marshall/Portmore Under-13 Football League following a 1-0 win over Cumberland at the Passagefort football field last Saturday.

The all-important strike was scored by Kimani Finn early into the second half. At the end of the match, Leander Marshall, president of the Portmore Football League, handed over the championship trophy to a jubilant Passagefort United team.

  • Schools' volleyball

The last set of matches in the quarter-final round of the ISSANationalUnder-19 volleyball competition were played on Tuesday. The brackets are now set for the semi-finalmatchups.

In the girls' section, the semi-finalists are defending champions Old Harbour High, Knox College, Wolmer's Girls' and St Jago High. Semi-final one will see Wolmer's Girls against St Jago High and the second semi-final will be Old Harbour High against Knox College.

As for the boys, the semi-finalists are defending champions St Jago High, Knox College, Muschett High and Wolmer's Boys. In the quarter-final matches played on Tuesday, Wolmer's Boys defeated Campion College 25-13, 25-15, 17-25, 25-15; Knox College defeatedThe Manning'sSchool 25-16, 20-25, 25-20, 25-21, St Jago defeated Muschett High 25-13, 25-20, 25-21 and Camperdown High defeated Old Harbour High 25-18, 25-17, 25-12.

The matchup for the boys' semi-final matches are Wolmer's Boys vs Muschett High and St Jago High vs Knox College

The venue for the semi-finals and finals will be the G.C. Foster College on Thursday, April 1 starting at 1 a.m.

  • Insport all-island football

Kingston, St Thomas, Manchester and Hanover will be represented in the last four of the Insport All-Island Community Football Championship following quarter-final action on Sunday, March 21.

Raymond Tulloch's 68th-minute strike was enough to give Kingston champions Caribbean Strikers victory over Azteca United of St Mary at the Constant Spring Stadium and a place in tomorrow's semi-finals.

In tomorrow's semi-finals, the games on are Winchester of St Thomas vs Caribbean Strikers from Kingston at Constant Spring at 3 p.m. and New Green from Manchester take on Claremont Hanover at Kaiser, also at 3 p.m. They battle for the top prize of $500,000 and the final is set for April 10 at the National Stadium.

Caribbean Strikers defeated Homestead Under-25 of St Catherine 3-1 on penalties under heavy windy conditions at Breezy Castle. Both teams were level at 0-0 after extra time.

Penalties were also required at the Urban Development Corporation playing field in Montego Bay after both sides remained goalless after extra time. In the penalty shoot-out Claremont of Hanover outscored Albion 4-2.

New Green of Manchester came away 1-0 victors against Ocho Rios United of St Ann at Discovery Bay, with Henry Malcolm scoring the all-important goal in the 38th minute.

  • Wray & Nephew pool tourney

Wray & Nephew Limited and Island Delight Restaurant and Sports Bar will pool resources to stage a lucrative eight-ball pool tournament on April 3 and 4 at Byndloss Cross Roads in Linstead, starting at 3 p.m. both days.

The best-of-five tournament offers a first prize of $70,000 and a trophy, second $20,000 and trophy, third and fourth $7,000 each, while players finishing from fifth to eighth place will each receive $2,000.

Entry fee is $2,000, re-entry $1,500. There will be a discount special of $1,500 each for early entries (before March 31). The draw will take place on Wednesday, March 31 at the Hot Shots Pool Bar, Constant Spring Road, starting at 9 p.m. For early bookings, call Toothpick at 391-4666 or Miss Chin at 461-9453.

  • Portmore domino

Cup holders Fort International defeated Eradication 300-268 in 16th-round action in the Portmore/St Catherine domino league in a home match at Passagefort Drive last Sunday.

In other Division I matches played, co-leaders Eagle View clipped Prozz & Conzz 300-297 in an exciting countdown, while the joint leaders Caribbean Classic crushed Masterpiece 300-237.

Right Stuff beat ISCF 300-251, Ackee Pod stopped Hurricane 300-290, while in-form Village Link won their fifth consecutive match in this the second round, putting away North Street United 300-288.

The latest Division I standings are as follows: Eagle View and Caribbean Classic locked at the top with 54 points from 16 matches, followed by Fort International with 46 from 16.

Meanwhile, unbeaten Division II leaders Colours Sports Club made it 15-in-a-row last Sunday, beating Triple X Old Harbour 300-284. In other matches played, second-place Ken's Wildflower whipped Correctional Services 300-268, third-place Black Rooster crushed Westchester 300-214, while Caymanas Track Domino Club defeated Seamaster 300-256 and Lime Tree stopped Marlie Mount 287-203.