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Parsons sail into finals of Constituency Number Seven Domino League  

Published 24 October 2018

Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

Parsons sail into finals of Constituency Number Seven Domino League

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, October 24, 2018 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — Parsons Domino Club on Tuesday evening, October 23, became the first team to secure a place in the finals of the 23rd edition of the annual Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League competition.

In a hotly contested match at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project, the players from Constituency Number Six fought gallantly to beat the immediate former champions of the league, Unity Domino Club, in their second encounter of best of three semi-finals 13-9 to guarantee themselves a place in the finals.

It was a totally different domino game in the same premises in the second match of the evening, as defending champions Lodge who would have beaten Unstoppable in quick order 13-4 back-to-back (the last match at the round-robin stage on Tuesday October 16, and the first in best of three semi-finals on Thursday October 18) got a rude shock when Unstoppable stopped them 13-12. The eventuality has as a result triggered the third match in their best of three semi-finals clash.

Unity players have every reason to blame themselves for having allowed Parsons to get the better of them. The immediate former champions had started on a promising note leading the game 5-2. They then increased their tally and led 6-4. However Parsons scored one point and then a double to lead 7-6.

Not deterred by the loud outbursts from some sections, the players from Parsons Ground displayed a real cool game which saw them tie 7-7 and then 8-8. Parsons decided to break off and took the game to 12-8 at which point Unity scored one game to reduce the deficit to 12-9, following which at 11:14 pm Parsons leapfrogged to a clean 13-9 victory.

The victory that has assured them a place in the finals is historic in the sense that it is the first time a team from outside Constituency Number Seven has landed in the finals of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League. Players Colonel Mills and Melvin Gumbs of Parsons were declared the match’s MVPs. Scorer for the match was Diane Byron-Monzac.

The match between Lodge and Unstoppable can only best be described as a thriller. Unperturbed by the back-back thrashing inflicted on them by champions Lodge, Unstoppable lived to their name on Tuesday evening October 23, leading all the way and as much as the game was very tight, they never felt threatened by the heavyweights of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League competition.

Unstoppable took an early lead at 4-1 and when Lodge fought back to 4-3, Unstoppable scored a double from table one to lead 6-3. When Unstoppable were leading 8-6, Lodge scored a double that helped tie the game at 8-8. Lodge again scored a point that saw them lead by a point, but only temporarily as Unstoppable came back and tied the game at 9-9.

Lodge again made a break to lead but Unstoppable rallied back and equalised at 10-10, then moved on to 10-11 and 12-10 before Lodge ate into their lead to 12-11. There was excitement at 11:22 pm when Lodge equalised 12-12, but twelve minutes later at exactly 11:34 pm excitement changed sides as Unstoppable slammed the winner score to take the game at 13-12. Scorer of the match was Hope Bradley who oftentimes had to hush down the extremely loud arguments from players on both sides, and the spectators.

Coordinator of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, Calvin Farrell, has announced that the final best of three semi-finals between Unstoppable and Lodge will be played on Thursday October 25 at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project, starting at 7:30 pm. To be played simultaneously will be the semi-final clash in Best of the Rest competition, between Sylvers and Molineux.


Pix captions:

1: Members of the victorious Parsons Domino Club pose for a group picture after their epic win over immediate past champions Unity Domino Club on their way to the finals.

2: Colonel Mills of Domino Club in a pensive mood in their match against Unity at the Lodge Community Centre. With Melvin Gumbs (opposite him) they were named the MVPs.

3: Delroy ‘Beard Man’ Liburd of Unstoppable in action on their way to victory over defending champions Lodge


4: McAllister Thomas of Lodge proving that his team went down with a real fight.

5: Unity’s Antonio ‘Marsh’ Phillip in action as his team faced Parsons in the second of three of the best semi-finals where they sadly lost.

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