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MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Howard Hobgood had to work hard this time around to win the Overall Low Gross prize during the November Medal Play Tournament.

With a 74 gross score, he beat Rodney Tackling and Pierre Garcia by just one stroke and Steve Mix by two strokes. Nevertheless, Steve Mix wasn’t left empty-handed, he won Overall Low Net with a score of 65 after deduction of his 11 handicap.

In total 28 golfers challenged the Mullet Bay Golf Course last Sunday during this monthly 18 hole tournament that was organized by the SMGA. It was the 2nd round qualification opportunity to make the 2016 St. Maarten Team that will participate in next year’s ECGA Tournament.

Hobgood who changed this year from the Men’s category to the Seniors category, won next to the Overall Low Gross for the tournament also the 1st Low Gross in the Seniors category. Sam Bashir who also played in the Seniors category for players over 50 years old won 1st Low Net with a score of 66.

In the Men’s category there were 11 players competing for top honors. As was the case last month, a match of cards was needed to decide the winner, this time between Rodney Tackling and for the second time in a row Pierre Garcia. Unfortunately for the 13 year old Garcia, it was Tackling that won Low Gross with a score of 75 gross. In the same category Alain Haillant won 1st Low Net with a score of 70 strokes after deduction of his 15 handicap. Haillant also won the prize for lowest putts after a match of cards with his son Jonathan, needing 29 putts during the 18 holes stretch.

In the Super Seniors Category for players over 60 years old, 6 players participated in this tournament. 1st Low Gross was won by Steven Mix with a score of 76, 1st Low Net was won by Francois Anton, who won this also in October, with a score of 68 after deduction of his 18 handicap.

The Ladies Category had only 3 participants this time. 1st Low Gross was won by Gitte Poulsen, with a score of 92 strokes, 1st Low Net was won by Sidsel Jacobsen with a Low Net score of 78 strokes.

For more information on tournaments or membership please contact the Golf Shop at the Mullet Bay Golf Course or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.MaartenGolfAssociation

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Game results of the RBC school baseball tournament played at Little League stadium October 28. 

In an exciting game Sister Magda defeated Hillside Christian Schools 14 to 6 after 4 complete innings of play.
 
         Sister Magda                    Hillside Christian Schools
Runs                14                                    6
Hits                   11                                  3
Errors                 2                                   3
Strike outs          8                                  4
Walks                 4                                   6
Left on base       2                                   5
 
Best batters
Jalielle Blackman 2-2                  Micaiah   Emmanuel 1-1
Ray Raymond 2-2                        Joselito Gonzales 1-2
Myron Arrendell 2-3
Aiden Busby 2-3
Shakelon Godet 2-4
 
Winning pitcher: none.

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - RBC School baseball tournament game results for October 27th.

Leonald Conner School defeated Sister Borgia school 16 to 15.

After 3 complete innings of play the results were:
 
Leonald Conner             Sister Borgia
Run               16                   15
Hits.                0                     2
Errors              1                    1
Strike outs      5                     4
Base on balls 17                 14
Left on base    5                    2
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SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten – Week 2 of the Ladies Basketball Championship continued with 2 games in the senior division.

The first game between Bush T Remedy and Lightning begun at 3pm and was a very close game in the first half despite Lightning leading 32-24 at the half. Lightning blew the game open in the third quarter by outscoring Bush T Remedy 17-6 and pushed their lead to 49-30 and never looked back. Lightning won 67-44 and was led by player of the game Jamaiah Newton –Herbert with 20 points, 20 rebounds, 8 steals, 3 blocks, 3 assists and Selah Fleming with 16 Points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 steal. Bush T Remedy was led by 3 players Latoya Lake with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, Jacqueline Hodge with 10 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks and Tamika Grell with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

The second game of the afternoon between Thunderz and Learning Unlimited was competitive as well as Thunderz led 28-21 at the half. They continued to keep the lead in the second half and won the game 50-38.

Thunderz was lead by player of the game Joyette Lloyd with 28 points, 21 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 assists and 1 block and Chantel Hodge with 10 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists and 1 block. Learning Unlimited was led by Rachael de Groot with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 8 steals and Wendy Jack with 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. 

Games continue this Sunday for the U16 teams as their games are between 2-3pm, all three teams will play during this time. The senior teams will start at 3pm as Thunderz take on Lightning and at 5pm Bush T Remedy take on Learning Unlimited. Entrance fee is $1 and food and drinks are on sale, so see you next Sunday!!

Standings for the U16 Divison are Learning Unlimited, Lightning and Thunderz each at 1-1.The senior division are Thunderz & Lightning at 2-0 and Bush T Remedy and Learning Unlimited at 0-2. 

Game Highlights, pictures, game scores and schedule can be viewed on the Facebook page 'Ladies Basketball Championship'. Highlights and full games can be seen on the Youtube page www.youtube.com/walichibasketball and short highlights can be seen on the Instagram page www.instagram.com/ladiesbasketballchampionship.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – A High Court Monday ordered West Indies opening batsman, Lendl Simmons to pay TT$150,000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) inclusive of aggravated damages in a case dubbed here as “revenge porn”.

In his ruling, Justice Frank Seepersad was critical of the Trinidad and Tobago archaic laws relating to the internet and social media.

Last month, the judge had indicated he would rule on October 26 whether or not Simmons breached confidentiality by leaking sexually explicit photographs of an account executive with whom he had an extra martial affair.

Justice Frank Seepersad made the announcement after a day in which the court heard steamy details of Simmons’ short lived affair with Therese Ho, who was seeking substantial damages from Simmons for breaching the common law principle of confidence after he allegedly shared intimate photos of her.

She applied for and received an injunction on June 5, 2014, from Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh preventing any further disclosure of material which emanated from her relationship with Simmons.

BUSH ROAD, St. Maarten - On Saturday October 24th, the Island Hoops Foundation announced their 2016 plans to an audience of parents, sponsors and players at a meeting held in the showroom of SXM Vision Center.

The Board of the Foundation released information about several programs that are being developed and about to be executed. Included in the announcement was a basketball fundamental program for 6 to 9 year olds called Early Stimulation, a Highschool League, a regional summer basketball camp to be held in Sint Maarten, a Shoot Hoops Not Guns project, tryouts for their Globall program to continue next year and the continuation of their ever popular Celebrity Camp with NBA star Iman Shumpert.
 
The Board told those in attendance that the Foundation will also be publicizing information about academic eligibility for student athletes and paths to the professional athletics. 
 
They also launched their website which can be found at www.island-hoops.com. Sponsors in attendance got a chance to finally meet the players they sponsored and learn more about the program.  "Checks are nice but partnerships are better than sponsorships" said Alston Lourens, board member.

Our motto has alway been "Aim Aspire Achieve" and in 2016, our foundation will do even more with the help of the community to continue to help basketball develop responsibly in Sint Maarten and the neighboring Islands" said Paul Bell, president and head coach of Island Hoops Foundation.

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Now available for download is the St. Maarten Little League RBC school baseball tournament.

See download below.

SUCKER GARDEN, St. Maarten - The first week of the Ladies Basketball Championship was packed with 5 games to entertain the fans that came out to support their favorite team.

The first 3 games were between 3 U16 Teams namely Learning Unlimited, Lightning and Thunderz. Each team played against the two other teams with a running clock of 15 minutes. In the first game, Learning Unlimited beat Lightning 6-4 with Aesha Gibson leading the way with 4 points.

The second game Lightning played Thunderz and won in overtime 10-6 lead by Kayla Robinson with 6 points. The last game in this division was between Learning Unlimited and Thunderz and Thunderz won 14-6 with Aisha Carty leading the way with 10 points.

Later, the Senior Division which consist of Bush T Remedy, Learning Unlimited, Lightning and Thunderz played two entertaining games.

The first game of this division was between Learning Unlimited and Lightning. Lightning started off strong and lead 35-18 at the half and while Learning Unlimited got within 10 in the second half Lightning recovered and won 58-43.Thyana Lake of Thunderz U16 Team dribbles on the fastbreak against Lightning U16 Team

Lightning was led by Player of the Game Jamaiah Newton-Herbert with 28 points and was supported by Jonelle Richardson with 10 points. Learning Unlimited was led by Jakisha Brooks with 11 points and Wendy Jack with 10 points.

Game 2 was between Bush T Remedy and Thunderz and Thunderz started off strong and lead 34 -17 at the half. Bush T Remedy played the Thunderz pretty evenly in the second half but the first half deficit was too much to recover from. Thunderz won the game 58-35 and was led by player of the game Chantel Hodge with 35 points. Bush T Remedy was led by Jacqueline Hodge with 12 points and Shadella Williams with 9 points.

Games continue this Sunday for the senior teams at 3pm as Lightning take on Bush T Remedy and at 5pm Thunderz VS Learning Unlimited. Entrance fee is $1 and food and drinks are on sale, so see you next Sunday!!

Game Highlights, pictures, game scores and schedule can be viewed on the Facebook page 'Ladies Basketball Championship'. Highlights and full games can be seen on the Youtube page www.youtube.com/walichibasketball and short highlights can be seen on the Instagram page www.instagram.com/ladiesbasketballchampionship.

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - This year's November 11th St. Maarten Day Celebrations will kick off with a number of sporting events.

The events will start on; Date: November 1st 2015: NATIONAL TRACK & FIELD MEET.

  • Selection of National Champions.
  • Top athletes for Carifta Games.
    • Youth program.
 
  • DATE: November 8th2015:

LAB SPORTS ACADEMY

will be hosting the 10th Annual HARBOR to PIER OPEN WATERS SWIM Meet.

www.labsportsacademy.org.

  • This event will take place on SUNDAY November 8th.
  • Gathering TIME: 6:30 AM at Cyrus Wathey Square / Captain Hodge Pier.
  • Transportation of all participants by bus to the Harbor 6:45 AM.
  • Start Swim 7:00 AM SHARP.

E - Mail and or by calling the following phone numbers.        This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mr. L. Brown.     Phone:   5879089. --- 5279089      

For more Information please contact the                  LAB SPORTS ACADEMY:

Go to Website: www.labsportsacademy.org.

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  • LAB SPORTS ACADEMY

Date: 14th 15th 16th November 2015.

Daimonds International 14th Annual Youth Tennis program.

Round robin format: Boys & Girls

Categories: Beginners - Under 10 – Under 13 – Under 15 and Open Class.

Prizes to all 1st and 2nd winners.

Invited guest from French side – Anguilla – Guadeloupe and local Clubs.  

MULLET BAY, St. Maarten - Howard Hobgood was able to continue his good form that he showed during the Eastern Caribbean Golf Association Tournament 2 weeks ago, by shooting a round of even par 70, to win the Overall Low Gross prize during the October Medal Play Tournament.

Sam Bashir won Overall Low Net with a score of 64 after deduction of his 15 handicap.

A nice group of 27 golfers challenged the heat during this monthly 18 hole tournament that was organized by the SMGA. It was the 1st round qualification opportunity to make the 2016 St. Maarten Team that will participate in next year’s ECGA Tournament.

Hobgood who choose for the new qualification year to change from the Men’s category to the Seniors category for players older than 50 years, won next to the Overall Low Gross also the 1st Low Gross in the this category. Sam Bashir who also played in the Seniors category won 1st Low Net.

In the Men’s category there were 10 players competing for top honors. Eventually a match of cards was needed between Jesus Rivera and the very talented 13 year old Pierre Garcia. ECGA 2015 SXM Team Seniors Sam Bashir day 2

Both had a score off 77 Low Gross, after which it was determined that Rivera had won. In the same category Jan Peter Holtland won 1st Low Net with a score of 70 strokes after deduction of his 26 handicap.

In the Super Seniors Category for players over 60 years old, 1st Low Gross was won by Steven Mix with a score of 78, 1st Low Net was won by Francois Anton with a score of 72 after deduction of his 18 handicap.

From the same category came another winner, Buzz Adamski won the prize for lowest putts, needing only 27 putts during the 18 holes stretch.

The Ladies Category had a total of 6 participants this time.

1st Low Gross was won by Sidsel Jacobsen with a score of 83 strokes, 1st Low Net was won by Odile Mezière with a Low Net score of 71 strokes.

For more information on tournaments or membership please contact the Golf Shop at the Mullet Bay Golf Course or like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/St.MaartenGolfAssociation

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