TORTOLA - An ugly brawl between opposing players during Sunday's final BVI Football Association match on Virgin Gorda brought an abrupt end to the Virgin Gorda United and Virgin Gorda Ball Stars contest played on the Valley Recreation Grounds.
The Virgin Gorda Ball Stars were leading their Virgin Gorda United counterparts, 5-2, in the second half of the match, when the unsavory scenes marred the event before shocked fans.The referees stepped in to quell the fracas then abandoned the match. BVIFA officials are awaiting the referees report to the disciplinary committee, who will meet to discuss which team will be awarded the match and whether any further sanctions will be taken against either side.
Virgin Gorda United and the Virgin Gorda Ball Stars were fifth and seventh in the league standings with 3-4 and 2-2 records respectively. VG United has amassed nine points from their games and the Ball Stars six.
In the other game, the Wolues recorded their second 3-0 victory in as many weeks as they beat the Lucian Stars. James Shearman opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 30th minute before a quick fire double from substitute Matt Moss in the 61st and 74th minute secured a victory for the home side.
The Sugar Boyz stopped the visiting Panthers from Tortola, 3-2. Walter Bellot put the Panthers on the board in the 27th minute, but the Sugar Boys equalized a minute later with a Danril Daniel score. Derral Redhead gave the Sugar Boyz a 2-1 lead in the 71st minute before Bellot struck in the 80th minute to tie the match. Redhead struck again in the 87th minute to give the Sugar Boys the win.
Taylor and Smith win Highland Spring College Race Series titles
Raheem "Ras" Taylor won his first Highland Spring College Race Series title and his Sprint Tech teammate Nyiala Smith repeated as women's champion, as the curtains came down on the series' 15th edition, where numerous awards were doled out on Saturday.
Taylor, who bagged three of the four races during the season, took the finale in 11 minutes and 33.8 seconds. "It feels really good to have won the series after dropping my time in each race," Taylor said. "The second race was the best of all because that's where I had the best time overall for the series, but I didn't get a personal best today."
Smith, who placed second to Portland State bound Dominique Maloney after running 14:31.4 to Maloney's 13:57.3, said it was an awesome feeling to repeat even though she did not win the last race. The series, she said, was used to prepare for the 2011 outdoor track and field season.
"My goal is to run a good time in the 800," the 15-year-old said. "I want to run under 2 minutes and 16 seconds."
2010 College Race Series division winners
1. Raheem "Ras" Taylor, 2. Naje Smith, 3. Rasheed Richards. Female:1. Niayla Smith, 2. Darwn Peters, 3. Kay Reddy. One Mile Male: 1. J'Quan Smith, 2. Ikyjah Williams, 3. Elvorn Dore. Female: 1. Xiomara Malone, 2. Malia Bryson, 3. Sarah Kite
Male: 1. Thomas Reigels, 2. Nico Hibbard, 3. Jakoi Antoine, Nekoi Antoine & Keon Frederick. Female: 1. Shaneal Corea, 2. Z'Niah Corea, 3. Reishar Fahie & Pippa Dabba.
Male: 1. Tahj Malone, 2. Nicoy Hendrickson, 3. John Gomez. Female: 1. Rene Clarence, 2. Joy Victor, 3. Kelsha Fortune.
Male: 1. Kyron McMaster, 2. Shamoy Thompson, 3. Aundre Turnbull. Female: 1. Dje' Moyia Smith, 2. Taylor Hill, 3. Deya Erickson.
Male: 1. Joseph Smith Jr., & Tarique Moses, 2. Elvette Dore Jr., 3. Yohance Smith. Female:1. Niayla Smith, 2. Shanique Olliver, 3. Natisha Claxton.
Male: 1. Raheem "Ras" Taylor, 2. Jordan Jack, 3. Richard Francis
Female: 1. Dominique Maloney, 2. Errica Frederick, 3. Simone Dabreo
Male: 1. Carl Barrett, 2. Claudius Rhymer, 3. Ross Munro. Female: 1. Philomena Robertson. 2. Samantha Sukhu 3. Darwn Peters
Male: 1. Zebalon McLean. 2. Denley Simmons. 3. Stephen Beard Female: 1. Ana Pino, 2. Sophia Dabbs, 3. Sally Maloney.
Male: 1. Howard Moore, 2. Elvette Dore Sr., 3. Emrol Amsterdam. Female: 1. Rose Parke, 2. Lillian Parsons.
Male: 1. Ken Morgan, 2. Jim Cullimore
Female: 1. Eva Baskin, Daphne Robinson & Margaret Rhoden.
Primary Schools: 1. Cedar School, 2. Althea Scatliffe Primary, 3. Francis Lettsome Primary. Secondary: 1: Cedar School-1 (2nd Consecutive), 2. Carlisle (ESHS), 3. Flemming (ESHS). Service Club: 1. Rotary of Tortola (6th consecutive), 2. Rotaract, 3. Rotary of Road Town. Community Partners: 1. Cedar Staff/Parents, 2. HLSCC, 3. Century House Montessori Staff/Parents. Outstanding Male Primary: Jahquan Simmonds
Female: Bryea Walters & J'Nae Wong. Outstanding Male Secondary: Ebenezer Joseph. Female: Tarika Moses. Outstanding Male Service Clubs: Raja Bakhle. Female: Monique Peters. Outstanding Male Community Partners: Martin Cherry. Female: Clare-Louise Whiley
Race 5 results
One Mile (Under 9)
Boys: 1. J'Quan Smith, 8:15.66. 2. Kade Foy, 8:21.70. 3. Ikyjah Williams, 8:30.92. 4. Elvorn Dore, 8:49.51. 5. Dominique Munro, 8:51.79. 6. John Cullimore, 10:06.87. 7. Joss Hempel, 13:06.54. 8. Omari Simmons, 14:31.17. Girls: 1. Xiomara Malone, 8:37.85. 2. Malia Bryson, 8:44.29. 3. Abby Kite, 11:13.29. 4. Sarah Kite, 11:20.73. 5. Pasua Rhoden, 11:51:93. 6. Zoe Boyd, 12:00.78. 7. Joss Hempel, 12:17.05.
Men: 1. Raheem Taylor, 11:33.8. 2. Joseph Smith Jr. 12:12.2. 3. Zebalon McLean, 12:34.8. 4. Tarique Moses, 13:01.7. 5. Richard Francis, 13:08.9. 6. Dequan Leonard, 13:40.4. 7. Tahj Malone, 14:02.8. 8. Kenton Brewley, 14:18.5. 9. Carl Barrett, 14:32.6. 10. Tyler Lewis, 14:42.4. 11. Elvette Dore Jr., 15:11.2. 12. Kyron McMaster, 15:17.6. 13. Shamoy Thompson, 15:31.9. 14. Nicoy Hendrickson, 15:34.3. 15. Joe Standish, 15:44.7. 16. Aundre Turnbull, 15:58.4. 17. Nico Hibbard, 16:08.5. 18. Joash Victor, 16:18.3. 19. Howard Moore, 16:30.3. 20. Keven Nisbett, 16:45.1. 21. Jeremy Pitt, 16:45.8. 22. Shedwin Olliver, 16:58.1. 23. Keon Frederick, 16:59.7. 24. Claudius Rhymer, 17:08.3. 25. Trevis Davis. 26. Jim Cullimore, 17:17.4. 27. Teo Douxlaplace, 28. Elvette Dore Sr. 29. Jamie Murray, 30. John Gomez, 31. Michael Fay, 32. Stephen Beard, 33. Tate Hempel, 34. Basil Prescott, 35. Aszeke Olliver, 36. Patrick Adams, 37. Ryan Wooldridge, 38. Thomas Reigels, 39. Ken Morgan, 40. Tyrique Bradshaw
Women: 1. Dominique Maloney, 13:57.3. 2. Niayla Smith, 14:31.4. 3. Dje'Moyia Smith, 14;49.5. 4. Taylor Hill, 16:00.7. 5. Kay Reddy, 16:04.2. 6. Deya Erickson,, 16:47.1. 7. Kelsha Fortune, 16:47.3. 8. Samantha Sukhu, 17:03.7. 9. Adenike Roberts, 17:08.6. 10. Mellissa Farrington, 17:19.4. 11. Sofia Fay, 17:31.7. 12. Joy Victor, 13. Shaneal Dabreo, 14. Roslyn Gilbert, 15. Shanique Olliver, 16. Rene Clarence. 17. Laura Dore. 18. Z'Niah Corea. 19. Justine Bryson, 20. Tiffany Gilbert, 21. Fiona Farrington. 22. Ana Pino. 23. Ericca Frederick. 24. Ghislaime Hoogendijk. 25. Jadea Wooldridge, 26. Pippa Dabbs, 27. Natalie Fay, 28. Sophie Dabbs, 29. Shanea Francois, 30. Rose Parke, 31. Sally Maloney, 32. Reishar Fahie, 33. Indra, 34. Linda Li. 35. Shanea Richards, 36. Shenelle Richards, 37. Nicole Munro, 38. Lynelle Gumbs, 39. Tynelle Gumbs, 40. Trevia Gumbs, 41. Shurma Fortune, 42. Daphne Robinson, Victoria & Ava Ghiorse.
BVI Tennis Championships set to go this weekend
The sixth annual First Caribbean International Bank BVI Tennis Championships - which is open to all players in the territory of all levels from 7 years old and up - will begin on Saturday and run thru Dec. 11 at the Tortola Sports Club in Pasea.
The tournament offers play in ladies open singles, men's open singles and mixed doubles. Players will be seeded according to their game standard and weekday matches. Organizers have expanded the elements of the weeklong event to attract a broader spectrum of players. New for the adults are the one-day ladies improver on Dec. 4 and the fun, mixed doubles tournament on Dec. 5. The top four players in these segments will qualify for the official ladies singles and the mixed doubles divisions respectively.
The junior segment of the tournament has been restructured to include more younger players between 7 and 12 years of age, who can sign up for the mini Kids' Fun Day on Dec 10. The short matches will be played from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Entry and registration forms are available at the Tortola Sports Club, First Caribbean International Bank on Tortola and Virgin Gorda, and online at www.tortolasportsclub.com. Entry forms should be submitted or dropped off at the Tortola Sports Club to the attention of Tim Robson by Thursday. Entry fee for adult divisions is $20 or $30 if entering two divisions and includes one barbecue dinner. There is no entry fee for the junior division. The awards ceremony will take place at the TSC on Dec. 11 after the final match.
- Dean Greenaway is a Daily News correspondent based on Tortola.