QEH the 185 champs


Traditionally strong R.L. Seale QEH domino slammers have finally awakened.
QEH were joined by Nu Look Speightstown and a resurgent Vauxhall in winning the Senior, Intermediate and Junior titles respectively when the finals of the National Domino, Whist and Hearts Association’s 185-Points Tournament were contested at St Leonard’s Boys’ School last Sunday night.
After being edged by one point in the Premier League by French Village, who also captured the Emmerson Mellowes Knockout crown, QEH clinched their first title of the year with a solid 185-161 victory over Dream Team.
For QEH, Seibert “Saunders” Jordan and Lesfield Collymore pounded the tables for 32 points while Everton Boyce and Keithlee Boyce slammed their way to 31 points.
Dream Team’s top pair was Kevin Alleyne and Hazel Holligan, who had a game-high 35 points.
After losing to Checker Hall in both the Division 1 league and in the preliminaries, Speightstown turned the tables on their northern rivals with a tense 185-176 victory in the Intermediate final.
Selwyn Bowen and Don Husbands combined for 32 points while Christopher Millington teamed up with Ryan Niles to earn 30 points for Speightstown. The mixed pair of Julian Gibbons and Carol-Ann Blackman weighed in with 24 points for the winners.
Gregston Haynes and Esther Burnham fought valiantly in a losing cause with 34 points for Checker Hall.
Vauxhall continued their dominance of the junior division with a 185-155 whipping of St Leonard’s to follow their 4-Hand success in the Division 2 league and second spot in the Knockout.
Donville Batson and Cleveston Wharton chalked up a whopping 42 points for Vauxhall while Dave Downes and Victor Adams supported with 31 points.
Ronald King and Deborah Bowen were St Leonard’s top pair, collecting 34 points.
The association is reminding clubs and players that the deadline for registration for the Truckman 3-Hand Tournament, which slams off on October 13, is on Wednesday.
Teams can also register for the 125-Points Tournament which will start on November 10. (EZS)


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