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Winning start for Barbados Gems

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, [email protected]

Winning start for Barbados Gems

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THE UNDER-16 Barbados Gems started the 2015 Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Youth Tournament on a winning note.

Earlier tonight at the Vigie Sports Complex in St Lucia, the Barbados Gems defeated Dominica 23-19.

Host country St Lucia beat Bermuda 30-14 in the opening match, while Grenada dealt the first blow of the tournament, upsetting Trinidad and Tobago 23-17.

The tournament got underway to a wet start with only seven teams after St Kitts & Nevis pulled out on Friday. Barbados will have a rest day tomorrow because of their withdrawal.

In Sunday’s matches, St Vincent and the Grenadines will take on Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada will play Bermuda and St Lucia will host Dominica.

A date is still to be announced for the Skills Display was postponed as a result of the weather. (SAT)

Some of the teams on parade for the start of 2015 Jean Pierre Netball Tournament in St Lucia.