Basseterre, St. Kitts (October 14, 2019) — Of the seven teams from St. Kitts and from Nevis that participated in the 2019 Latin Festival Softball Tournament, Los Chapiadores of St. Kitts emerged the champion in a thrilling final played on Sunday afternoon October 13 at the New Town Playing Field.
The winning team defeated, in the final, last year’s winners Los Fuertes also of St. Kitts by two runs. Along with the championship trophy the team also scooped the MVP Best Batting and Best Pitchers trophies.
Four teams from St. Kitts and three teams from Nevis took part in the tournament which started on Sunday September 29. Preliminary games on St. Kitts were played at the Tucker-Clarke Primary School Playing Field in New Town, while the ones on Nevis were played at the Villa Grounds in Charlestown.
The teams that took part in the tournament sponsored by Kajola Kristada, MoneyGram, Carib Brewery, and KOSCAB-Coca Cola, were Los Fuertes, Los Boris, Cuba, and Los Chapiadores in St. Kitts; and Los Astros de Nevis, Los Bravos, and Chamacos Barber Shop in Nevis.
Elimination phase of the tournament continued on Sunday October 6 both in St. Kitts and in Nevis which saw the elimination of Los Boris and Cuba in St. Kitts and Los Bravos in Nevis, setting up stage for the semi-finals and finals that were played on Sunday October 13 at the New Town Playing Field.
In the first semi-final, Los Chapiadores of St. Kitts won by knockout against Nevis’ Los Astros, while in the second semi-final Los Fuertes of St. Kitts beat Chamacos Berber Shop of Nevis, setting up the final between St. Kitts teams, Los Chapiadores and Los Fuerttes in which Los Chapiadores won by two runs.
According to Ms Iliana Gonzalez, Latin Festival’s Entertainment Coordinator, the Softball Association organises five tournaments each year, on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Dominican Republic Independence Day, and two that were added by the Latin Festival last year in October to celebrate Latin Festival, and the other one on Christmas Day.