Locals shuffle away

The sport of dominoes will be busy this month.

Between travelling for competitions and hosting teams here locals will have plenty to holler about.

All of the shouting and slamming gets underway this weekend. Cayman’s national club, Island AllStars domino club, is heading to Jamaica.

The club has both male and female players of all ages. Among the more notable members are Dwight Moss, Ray McLaughlin and Mannie Myles.

The team leaves Thursday for their annual four-day trip where they take on a local domino team.

In fact the trip doubles as a return leg for a recent competition. The Cayman contingent is taking on the same club that was here in late January for the start of the 2009 Cayman versus Jamaica test series.

The series was put on by the Cayman Islands Domino Association in conjunction with the International Council of Domino.

Jamaica came away the winner back in January, winning two out of the three match days.

Another Jamaican team is set to come to Cayman around the end of May.

From there Cayman goes back on the move, heading up to Canada for a tournament put on by the world domino council.

That trip is still in the planning stages but according to Island All-Stars Team President Derrick Elliott Senior August 1 is the most likely date.

Elliot Snr also said that the competitions serve as a way to get dominoes on a larger stage.

‘We’re simply trying to get the sport going forward here and take dominoes to another level in Cayman.’

Elliott Snr, who spends his days as a police officer, is also a member of the local dominoes association.

In the midst of all of those tournaments the sport is being played regularly at local bars.

Among the regular venues for dominoes are Meringue Town, Buttonwood Club and Mango Tree.

Games are generally played on Sundays around three in the afternoon.

For more information on local dominoes e-mail Derrick Elliott Senior at [email protected].