Month: February 2020

Fowler-Reid leaves Sunday for fourth season in ANZ

first_imgSunshine Girls goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, will leave the island on Sunday for her fourth appearance in the ANZ Netball Championships. The 29 year-old Fowler-Reid will appear once again for the New Zealand-based team, Southern Steel. Fowler Reid is expecting another exciting season. “I am looking forward to an exciting year, as it will be a new coach and new management, so I know it is going to be a lot of fun, and I know I will do very well”, said Fowler-Reid. Some of the top netballers in the world, including Jamaica’s Romelda Aiken, who is a member of the Queensland Firebirds, are playing in the ANZ Championships. “It is good once again to team up with some of the top players in the world. It is very challenging but I do enjoy it,” said Fowler-Reid. Playing in the recent intercollegiate league for The Mico University College helped her to prepare for the tough ANZ Championships. “I had some good competition playing in the intercollegiate league. This has helped to get me in a proper frame of mind to go back on court and get into some rigorous training,” she said.last_img read more

Tough going for local players at Jamaica International Badminton Tournament

first_imgFor the large part, locals had a tough time in competition on Thursday’s action of the Jamaica International Badminton Championships, which is being staged at the National Indoor Sports Centre.With action set to begin at 5 p.m. today, the tournament will today move into its semi-final stage, following yesterday’s quarter-final clashes.In men’s singles, Gareth Henry and Shane Wilson advanced from their second-round encounters on Wednesday. Henry defeated fellow Jamaican, Shaquille Palmer, 21-5, 21-17, while Wilson beat the up-and-coming Mathew Lee, 21-15, 23-21.Henry was scheduled to meet Portugal’s Pedro Martins in last night’s quarter-final. Martins defeated the number four seeded, Luka Wraber (Austria), 23-25, 21-13, 21-19 in round two.Wilson, in the meantime, was down to battle Austria’s David Obernosterer in the quarters.In other matches on Wednesday night, No. 1-seeded Osleni Guerrero (Cuba) defeated Rosario Maddaloni (Italy). Guerrero lost the first game, but recovered to defeat the Italian 16-21, 21-18, 21-8. Number two seeded Howard Shu (USA) defeated Dennis Coke (Jamaica) 21-14, 21-11.Guerrero (Cuba) was slated to face Hsu Jui Ting (Chinese Taipei), while the American, Shu, took on the Czech Republic’s Milan Ludik in last night’s quarters.In women’s singles, last year’s singles runner-up, Zuzana Pavelkova (Czech Republic), was lined up for a tough battle against No. 1 seed, Jeanine Cicognini (Italy). Cicognini defeated Jamaica’s Esther Reynolds, while Pavelkova beat another local, Alana Bailey, 21-6, 21-10 to advance to the quarter-final round.In the bottom half of the draw, No. 2 seed Elizabeth Baldauf (Austria) was down to face Lithuania’s Akvile Stapuasaityte in the quarter-finals. Baldfauf defeated Mexico’s Haramara Gaitan 21-16, 21-15, while Stapusaityte moved pass Jamaica’s Geordine Henry 21-5, 21-6.GORDON WINSIn other women’s singles matches, fourth seed Telma Santos (Portugal) defeated Shezelle Mctyson (Jamaica), 21-7, 21-7; Iesha Gordon (Jamaica) defeated fellow Jamaican Taina Daley 18-21, 21-19, 21-11 to move the quarter-finals. Gordon was matched against Santos (Portugal), while Jamaica’s Mikaylia Haldane had booked a ticket to play Mariana Ugalde last night.In men’s doubles, the action started yesterday in the quarter-finals, with number one seed Castillo/Munoz (Mexico) against Jamaica’s Anglin/Barham, while No. 2-seeded Dierickx/Golinski (Belgium) face Jamaica’s top pair, Henry/Palmer.Jamaicans played better in mixed doubles, where the top Jamaican pair, siblings Geordine and Gareth defeated the Valentine/Daley combination to reach the quarter-final, while Katherine Wynter teamed up with Denis Coke to beat Sean Wilson and Christine Leyow.The finals will be played tomorrow, also beginning at 5 p.m.last_img read more

J’cans impress at CARIFTA Youth Chess tournament

first_imgJamaica won one gold, two silver and a bronze medal at the recently concluded Carifta Youth Chess Tournament held in St Croix, United States Virgin Islands, between March 24 and 29.In the fifth staging of the annual regional youth chess tournament, players from seven Caribbean countries competed over four days across seven rounds of intense competition.After the final round of play, Jamaica’s Kishan Clarke, who achieved a positive score in six of his seven games, won gold in the Under-10 (absolute) section ahead of players from Aruba and Trinidad and Tobago.Clarke, a former two-time Carifta Under-8 (absolute) gold medallist, just missed the bronze medal in the Under-12 (absolute) section, placing an encouraging fourth.MORE MEDALSWomen Candidate Master Adani Clarke, Jamaica’s national junior (female) Champion who twice before won Carifta gold in the Under-12 female section, copped two silver medals in the Under-14 (female) and Under-16 (female) sections and a bronze medal in the Under-14 (absolute) section.Adani rotated positions with Surinamese Women Candidate Master Catherine Kaslan, who took gold ahead in the Under-14 (female) and Under-16 (female) sections, having finished behind the Jamaican representative in the 2015 edition of the Under-12 (female) Carifta competition.Nishani Clarke, a previous Under-10 (female) Carifta gold medallist, won the silver medal in the Under-12 (female) section.The top four in this section went into the final round on the same points and were paired against each other for the final game that determined the podium standing.last_img read more

ON THIS WEEKEND

first_imgON THIS WEEKENDSPORTSMAX2Saturday9 a.m: Southampton vs Newcastle11:30 a.m: Man City vs West Brom6 p.m: Swansea vs ChelseaSunday12 a.m: Watford vs Everton2:30 a.m: Aston Villa vs Bournemouth4:30 a.m: Crystal Palace vs Norwich7:30 a.m: Sunderland vs Leicester10 a.m: Tottenham vs Man United6 p.m: Liverpool vs Stokelast_img