Published 14 October 2020
Buckie Got It, St. Kitts and Nevis News Source
Former champions Lodge clinch third position in 2020 Number Seven Domino League
BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, October 14, 2020 (MMS-SKN) — Former champions Lodge Domino Club on Tuesday October 13 settled for the third overall position after a bruising one-off encounter of the two losing semi-finalists in the 25th edition of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, by beating Phillips Domino Club 13-11.
The two teams did not have the full complement of players, as Lodge had only four, while Phillips had five. The game, which was played at the Lodge Community Centre, was refereed by Octavia ‘Tackie’ Huggins and Valencia Alexander who were assisted by Norris ‘Chuck’ Sharry, while Ameer Ali was the scorer.
Phillips drew the first blood when Tyke ‘Barbie’ Isaac and Sheldon ‘Blamzim’ Augustus took the first game from table one by scoring 118 points again 10 points by Lodge. Lodge quickly hit back from table two by winning the second game after Captain O’Niel Thomas and Javed Thomas scored 112 against Phillips’ 95 points.
Lodge took on the offensive and were leading 7-4 as they prepared to go for the half time break and decided to do so in style when from table one McAllister Thomas and Horatio Thomas hit 104 points before Phillips could get a single point which gave them a bonus game and hence they led 9-4 by half time break.
On return from break, Phillips came back breathing fire by winning six straight games, two of them being bonus games to temporarily overtake Lodge and were leading 10-9. Lodge hit back and equalised by winning a game from table two, but Phillips went one up from table one to make it 11-10 in their favour.
At that stage Lodge upped their game, and won the remaining games and by 10:46 pm they clinched the decider from table two when O’Niel Thomas and Javed Thomas attained 118 points as Phillips were at 71 points, giving former champions Lodge Domino Club the 13-11 win and the overall third position came with it
Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League which is the longest running such league in the Federation, is sponsored by Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, and Area Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Seven, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.
Domino action continues tonight Wednesday October 14 at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project with the final of Best of the Rest tournament between Sylvers Domino Club who received bye into the finals, and Small Corner Bar Domino Club who sailed into the finals after Unstoppable Domino Club failed to honour a replay of their nullified semi-final game on Monday October 12.
The finals of the 25th edition of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, between former champions Unity Domino Club and Tabernacle Domino Club in a clash of best of three encounters, will be held tomorrow Thursday October 15 at the Lodge Community Centre starting at 7:00 pm.