THREE of the Bahamian players have advanced to the semi-final of the SVGTA NLA Junior ITF Tournament in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Donte Armbrister won in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 against Jean Phillipe Murray of St Lucia, Jacobi Bain won in straight sets as well 6-2, 6-3 against Roger Lyn of USA and Sydney Clarke won in three sets 2-6, 6-1, 6-3 against Sena Takebe of Japan.
Bahamian Afrika Smith and partner Emnet Simunyola of USA won their doubles match on Wednesday evening 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-final. Jacobi Bain and his partner played their doubles match yesterday due to a rain delay on Wednesday.
Sydney Clarke and Sierra Donaldson also played their doubles match yesterday. No scores were available up to press time last night.
THE Junior Baseball League of Nassau (JBLN) has started the process to organise the 2018 season.
Online registration has been activated at www.jblnbaseball.com
Registration and payment days at JBLN Fields are September 16, 23 and 30 from 10am to 2pm. Online registration will be deactivated at midnight on October 10.
Tryouts for the teams will be held on October 14 from 11:30am to 1pm at St Andrew’s Field of Dreams.
The draft and player selection will take place on October 14, starting at 1pm.
The pre-season will take place from November 15 to December 17.
The 2018 opening day is January 13 at 10am.
League commissioner Jeff Albury said they will assemble the coaching staffs for teams prior to the draft on October 14. If persons will be returning as a coach or are new and wish to coach a team, he said the process is that they will have to apply to the league for verification. The league decides who will coach a team and this decision is final.
For those persons interested in coaching, they are urged to please send me the following information as soon as possible:
Returning as head coach and wish to continue; or you have coached in the past and wish to become a head coach; you are new to coaching in the league and wish to become a head coach or you wish to become an assistant coach.
In all cases, persons are to indicate the age group they are interested in coaching and if there is a specific returning team they wish to continue working with.
Competition continued Wednesday night in the Coors Light Bowling Tournament at Mario’s Bowling and Family Entertainment Centre where teams are battling for $1,100 for 1st place, $500 for 2nd place and $400 for 3rd place.
The Pocket Crushers led by a 257 second high game and an impressive 660 high three game set from David Slatter who regained a slim lead of 31 pins over the Pin Crushers. Slatter had notable assistance from Camille Burnside, who chipped in with a 225 high game for the ladies. The Rum Runners led by a gigantic 268 high game from Raymond Adderley continue with its hold on the third spot.
The standings for the top four teams after week 4-6 are as follows:
Pocket Crushers -
Pin Crushers -
The Rum Runners -
Deloitte & Touche -
Play is scheduled to continue at Mario’s Bowling at 7pm next Wednesday.