BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, October 23, 2019 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — The round-robin, home-and-away, stage of the 24th edition of the annual Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League competition concluded dramatically on Tuesday October 22 with the two frontrunners suffering defeats in home games.
Defending champions Parsons Domino Club, which has been leading in points in this year’s edition of the league, got stunned by Guinness Domino Club who handsomely beat them 14-6 in their encounter at Back Way Bar in Parsons Ground. Despite the loss, the Parsons team has emerged in top position as the league enters the final-four and best-of-the-rest stages.
The win by Guinness was an act of sweet revenge in the sense that when the two teams met in the first round at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project on Tuesday August 13, champions and visiting team Parsons handed over the home team Guinness a 13-6 beating.
Parsons, which was the first team from outside Constituency Number Seven to win the championship last year, did not lose any of their away games this year but showed the propensity to lose when they played at home at Back Way Bar in Parsons Ground, losing five games in total.
In the first round Phillips Domino Club beat them 13-6 in the second game on Tuesday July 30; and on Thursday August 22 Giants narrowly beat them 13-12. In the second round Unity Patriots beat them 13-6 in the very first game on Tuesday September 24, and on Thursday October 10 sister team (from Constituency Number Six), Saddlers, beat them 13-11.
Saddlers, which is in second position in points standing, on Tuesday also suffered a home defeat at the Shanty Bar in Saddlers Village to their bogey team Sylvers Domino Club who beat them 13-10. The team from Constituency Number Six had in their away game been beaten 13-7 by Sylvers in the first round at Sylvers Bar in Hidden Alley, Lodge Village, on Thursday August 8.
In the other games played on Tuesday October 22, Giants Domino Club humbled Molineux Domino Club 13-2 at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Project; Unstoppable Domino Club stopped Small Corner Bar Domino Club 13-3 at the Edgar Gilbert Sporting Complex pavilion in Molineux; while past champions Unity Patriots Domino Club beat Christchurch 13-7 at Cuban Bar in Lodge Project.
At the end of the second round of the round-robin, home-and-away, stage of the 24th edition of the annual Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League competition, defending champions Parsons are leading with 79 points, followed by Saddlers with 72 points. In the third position are Unstoppable and Guinness who are tied at 71 points each.
The top four teams, defending champions Parsons, Saddlers, Unstoppable, and Guinness will take part in the semi-finals knock-out competition. According to the President of the executive committee of Constituency Number Seven Domino League, Calvin Farrell, the executive will meet on Thursday October 24 at the Lodge Community Centre in Lodge Village at 7:30 pm to discuss the way forward for the top four teams, and the ones that will take part in the best-of-the-rest competition.
The clubs which will participate in the best-of-the-rest competition are, past champions Unity Patriots who have 68 points; Small Corner Bar 55 points; Giants 49 points; Christchurch 43 points; Sylvers 43 points; and Molineux 38 points.