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MULLET BAY, St. Maarten -  Marc van Iersel has won the 2017 Club Champion Match Play competition of the St. Maarten Golf Association SMGA. This annual tournament, better known as the ‘Thomas R. Smith Challenge Cup’ is named after one of its founders and honorable member Tom Smith.

During a very exciting final between Marc Van Iersel and Jan Peter Holtland, Van Iersel was able to clinch the title and go 2UP with one hole to play after winning both holes 16 and 17. The victory didn’t come easily as Holtland came out with guns blazing and achieved as much as 4 up after eight holes by playing some extraordinary golf.

GALISBAY, Sint. Martin - IMA in conjunction with AISM is proud to announce the celebration of Yoga day in St.Martin.
The International Yoga Day initiative was conceived by Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi to launch a special day for yoga practitioners across the world. More than 170 countries including USA, Canada, China, UAE and KSA have supported this event including 175 nations that co-sponsored this resolution, making it the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA resolution of such nature.

On December 11, 2014, the 193-member UN General Assembly approved by consensus; a resolution establishing June 21st as ‘International Day of Yoga’ – a proud moment for Indians.
We request the St. Maarten Community to show up in numbers and support this initiative 

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten -Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) recommits its support for the second Dutch Caribbean Women's Soccer Cup (DCWS2017)which will be held onJune 23rd -25th, 2017.This is the second time BTP has joined the DCWSC andBTPfervently believe in the further development of (women's) football on Sint Maarten. Oualichi is grateful for the support of its sponsors to make this international club event a success and thanks BTPfor the donation. 

The DCWSC is one of a kind,three-day, event which will accentuatethe importance of female camaraderie by  welcoming and supporting female football players from the Dutch Caribbean. Once again,  the Oualichi Women's Soccer Association together with the Sint Maarten Soccer Associationarehonored to host this prestigious sporting event for the second time

MULLET BAY,  St. Maarten - For tomorrow, the first day of the tournament, based on the succesful registration of players today the following pairings have been established. The SMGA is quite pleased with the total of 79 registrations, as such the tournament is a success even before it starts.

With players from St. Maarten, St. Martin, Anguilla, Colombia, Great Britain, Netherlands, United States, St. Kitt’s, France, Guadeloupe, some playing under the St. Maarten flag due to long term residency, the multitude of nationalities bring prestige to this special 25th lustrum edition of the tournament.

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - An eager group of golfers gathered at the Mullet Bay Golf course to battle for first place in this special tournament. In the end Keith Graham and Howard Hobgood showed their supremacy to win the two-player team Stableford Golf Tournament.

The organizers of the St. Maarten Golf Association (SMGA) were very pleased with the turn out on a very sunny day considering many members had elected to play in Anguilla . Second place was claimed by Didier Kerfourn and Stephane Legendre not far behind were Gitte Poulsen and Frank Jespersen in third place.

The tournament was special because of the Stableford scoring system. Rather than counting the total number of strokes taken, as in stroke play, it involves scoring points based on the number of strokes taken at each hole. Unlike traditional scoring methods, where the aim is to have the lowest score, under Stableford rules, the objective is to have the highest score.

BELVEDERE, St. Maarten - Training Professionals International Firm (TPI) attended, The St. Maarten Hockey Club (SMHC) Clinic on Saturday from 3:00 to 4.30pm at the Cruijff Court in Belvedere. The clinic was unique conducted by, ex Dutch National Hockey Team players and Olympic Gold medalists Kim Lammers and Sophie Polkamp.

TPI’s President & CEO, Dr. Natasha Gittens observed the quality of the clinic on Saturday and admired the interaction of the youth with the Olympians. TPI made the donation to illustrate our diverse commitment to developing the youth, people, organizations and professionals of the Caribbean, not only as a progressive training and organizational services firm but an organization that believes that humanitarian contributions are just as important as annual profits, said Gittens.

TPI has requested that the donation be specifically used to jump start a renewed marketing campaign in the Belvedere community, to educate and encourage youth to enroll and to buy shoes, protective gear and equipment. This donation will act as our second promised contribution to the St. Maarten community with two more events planned.

MARIGOT, Saint Martin - Sunday, February 19, 2017, for the 14th edition of the 15k of Saint Martin organized by Avenir Sportif Club of Saint Martin took place. Nice weather and good mood dominated all along the race.
With 102 registered runners, this 14th edition was a success. They left at 6.30 am from Terres Basses, and confirmed runners, and amateurs have all completed the 15k, some faster than others it is true.
Eddy Boulate of Guadeloupe, a regular on the podium, took the lead in 53 min 01 seconds, ahead of Omarco Robinson by a few seconds. For women, Calme Sunilda of the Citizen Club of Basse Terre takes first place in 1h01 min 49 sec.
Note the presence of a strong delegation of Guadeloupe on this race, and especially of the Green Falls Les Foulées Vertes du Rond Point de Petit Bourg.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Shane Shamdeo, Christopher van Vliet, Terrence Pinas and Justin Richardson are all four Havo students of MPC. They know each other from  first and third form. Now they  are all four in biology class and in their fourth year.

They heard about Extreme Survival, but were never that stimulated to participate. Until now! Knowing the winners of last year, then MOB, now called 21 chromosomen, would again try to claim the throne, this group of four decided they wanted to try Extreme Survival, to “try this experience before they die”.

They needed a name and they wanted to mask themselves. Everybody knows about Zorro, with his black mask, so why not be called LOS BLANCOS  ZORROS. And so it was.

They started with the assignment to be qualified and Terrence admitted that it had been great fun until now.

POND FILL, St. Maarten  In an effort to improve on the current playing fields and by extension the development of Volleyball on St. Maarten, the St. Maarten Volleyball Association (SIMVA), through its affiliation with the Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association received a new court. Following receipt of this new court, it was decided by SIMVA to donate the court to government facilities and installed and lined at the L.B. Scott Sports Auditorium for the use of both volleyball and basketball.

The government facility is managed by the FUSF/NSI, which is the executing arm of government with regards to various sports on the island. The official handover to government took place Wednesday February 15th, 2017 and the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Ms. Silveria Jacobs, was present for the handing over of the floor.

Others present at the handing over were, the Director of the National Sport Institute (NSI) Mr. David Forsythe, and board member Ms. Keishan Huggins as well as facilities management team, Ms. Jacqueline Richardson, Mr. Sigfried Hodge and Mr. Reynaldo Euson; President of SIMVA, Mr. Raymond Jacobs, as well as the head of the Department of Sports Ms. Jonelle Richardson.

BELVEDERE, St. Maarten On Saturday February 4th, 2017, the St. Maarten Soccer Educational Foundation Tournament held the opening of its 25th soccer tournament at the John Cruijff Court in Belvedere. The tournament, which hosts all the elementary schools is a yearly event which sees a high level of participation at various age levels and includes both genders.

The tournament was kicked off by the Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Affairs, Ms. Silveria Jacobs. Minister Jacobs in her opening address to the student athletes, parents, teachers, coaches and organizers encouraged all the players to play hard, enjoy the camaraderie, and embrace the thought of good sportsmanship.

More than 300 students will participate in the tournament which is scheduled to continue until May 2017. The SMSEF is commended for their endurance in hosting these elementary school football competition over the years. Minister looks forward to the SMSEF and the governing body for soccer collaborating to grow the sport from grass roots, through school sports right up to the competitive levels and even provide our youth with opportunities to pursue their dreams later in life at professional levels. President of the St. Maarten Soccer Association Mr. Singh was also present to lend his support to this endeavor and pledged together with Mr. Keith Gittens to work together toward this end.

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