Hands at play

While others were slamming tar in preparation for elections, Minister of Health Donville Inniss was slamming dominoes with his St. James South constituents.

He is a member of the Husbands Garden B team and will be facing the Husbands A team, the Hall’s Village A and B teams, the Haynesville A and B team, Durants Village and the Oxnards Crescent teams all in hope of being crowned the champions of the third annual Donville Inniss St. James South Domino Competition.

Although the tournament is in his name, there should be no fear of bias, tournament organiser, Hyrone Boyce told Barbados TODAY this evening.

“His team has never even reached the semi-final,” he jokingly said.

In spite of his team’s history in the competition Inniss still favours his chances, but his main focus now is to ensure that the St. James South constituency benefits.

“We started this with the aim of bringing the community together and it has been successful in doing that,” Inniss said. “It has been successful in bringing all parts of the community together both the poor and the working class, men and women and the shopkeepers are benefiting from the boost of sales.

The tournament consists of eight teams with at least eight players per team. The preliminaries continue until February 1 when the top four qualifiers compete in the semi-finals. The first and second semi-finals will be held on February 8 and 15, the third and fourth place play-offs will occur on February 20 and the grand final will be held on February 22.

The venues include: Jerry’s Variety in Husbands Garden, Paul’s Place in Hall’s Village and Peter’s Bar and Variety in Durants Village. (KC)†

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