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Domino team gearing for Florida

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Domino team gearing for Florida

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Barbados will be making a strong bid to retain their World Domino Championships outside of the Caribbean for the first time when the tournament is staged in Florida, United States in 2012.
Today, the returned president of the World Council of Domino Federations, Dudley Harris paid a brief visit to Director of Sports Erskine King at his office in Blenheim to disclose that the state of Florida had presented a winning package at the WCDF general meeting in Guyana recently to the obtain right to host the 2012 tournament.
Harris who was a long serving president of the Barbados Domino, Hearts and Whist Association also indicated that General Secretary, Charles Lovell had retained his position on the WCDF while Gregory Blenman had assumed the position of vice president, administration to see Barbados holding the top three spots on that body.
Blenman pointed out that one of his goals in his new post was to increase the number of countries taking part in the World Championships from the eight which had competed in St. Lucia.  According to Blenman, St. Vincent seemed keen to join up, with their Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves singing the praises of the sport of dominos in a magazine Zing.
Blenman who is also very active on the local domino scene hinted that Barbados’ greatest challenge could come from St. Lucia, Dominica and Antigua.  When Barbados were crowned overall champions in 2010 the Bajans had won the Four Hand, the Mixed Pairs, and the Female Pairs with Sherry-Ann Dawson capturing the female MVP title. (KB)