Sylvers Dislodge Former Champion Team Lodge From Final Four In #7 Domino League
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, November 16, 2021 (MMS-SKN) — In what looked like an outside chance to get into the final four in the 26th edition of Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, Sylvers Domino Club took less than an hour Monday evening November 15 to get in. In the process, they dislodged a former champion team Lodge Domino Club and a highly rated Phillips Domino Club.
At the end of the final segment in the single round of play of the Federation’s longest-running domino league on Tuesday, November 9, all teams had completed their schedule of play with the exception of the disputed Lodge/Sylvers game.
With 45 points and at position five, all Lodge needed was a simple win to put the team squarely in the final four by dislodging Phillips Domino Club who were ahead of them with 47 points. As for Sylvers, who were all the way down in position nine with 41 points, they needed to win maximum points that would place them on the same level with Phillips at 47 points.
When the rescheduled game opened on Monday at the new Lodge-Ottley’s Community Centre, Sylvers were leading 11-9 based on where the game had stopped. Lodge who had a full complement of players had the outside chance to overturn the results and get into the final four, but Sylvers who had only four of their players on duty could not entertain any of that.
Captain Octavia Huggins-Sewell and player Robert Charles of Sylvers sat on Table Two, and while the game was keenly contested by both the sides, Sylvers attainted 100 points first thus giving them a 12-9 lead.
On Table One, the Sylvers pair of Shaquille Sewell and Ken Barrette literally snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as Lodge players had opened with a 37-0 lead. They then moved on to 99-21, but the Sylvers pair galvanised their efforts and coming from behind ended up taking the game points 100-99, and the overall game at 13-9.
With that win by Sylvers, former champion team Unity Domino Club led by 59 points, followed by defending champion team Tabernacle Domino Club 48 points, Mansion Domino Club 48 points, with Sylvers Domino Club tying with Phillips Domino Club at 47 points each.
However, Sylvers was awarded the fourth position, and Phillips the fifth position based on a better scoring average by Sylvers who had returned more games with six points.
Phillips Domino Club now leads best of the result with their 47 points, and are followed by Lodge Domino Club with 45 points. Others are Christ Church Domino Club, 45 points, Molineux Domino Club 44 points, former champion team Parsons Domino Club, 43 points, Saddlers Domino Club 37 points, Guinness Domino Club 27 points, Unstoppable Domino Club 23 points, Small Corner Bar Domino Club 20 points, and Ottley’s Domino Club 12 points.
Constituency Number Seven Dr the Hon Timothy Harris Domino League, which is the longest-running such league in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, is sponsored by Prime Minister and Area Parliamentary Representative for St. Christopher Seven (Bellevue to Ottley’s), Dr the Hon Timothy Harris.
The league’s Executive Committee, at a meeting which was chaired by President Calvin Farrell at the new Lodge-Ottley’s Community Centre on Monday, November 15, and attended by Vice President Simeon Liburd, Treasurer Keithley Blanchette, PRO Allington Berridge, and Floor Member Marc Williams, released the schedule of play leading to the semis
In the top-four playoffs, former champion team Unity Domino Club will play against Sylvers Domino Club, and defending champion team Tabernacle Domino Club will play against Mansion Domino Club in the best of three games starting on Thursday, November 18 at the new Lodge-Ottley’s Community Centre, all games starting at 7:00 p.m. The second game will be on Tuesday, November 23, and if a third game will come into play, it will be held on Thursday, November 25.
However, the action returns to the new Lodge-Ottley’s Community Centre tomorrow Wednesday, November 17, when Best of the Rest games will start. Phillips Domino Club which is the top-seeded team will as result meet with the bottom of the points standing table team, Ottley’s Domino Club. All other teams have been briefed as to the team they will be coming up against.