Domino battle slams off
Amidst the various Crop Over activities and preparations for the Rihanna concenrt the annual domino clash between Barbados and the Bajan/American Domino League of New York slammed off last Tuesday night at the Hindsbury Sports Club.
With the Bajans being expected to make a reciprocal tour in October, every attempt was made to ensure that the more than 50 visitors felt at home with head of the Saturday night Friends Domino Group Sharon Hunte extending a warm welcome to the visitors.
Such pleasantries were almost unnecessary as the visiting players and the locals greeted each other with the warmth and familiarity of friends who had been returning to Barbados for the past 20 years of competition.
Newly installed president Hammy Reid acknowledged that the Bajans were worthy world champions, but he promised to make every attempt to defeat them in three and four hand competition during the next two weeks.
While the teams will be traversing the country to battle each other during the next two weeks, provisions were also made to take in the Calypso Finals and the Rihanna concert at Kensington Oval.