Hockey stars teed off nicely

The Cayman Islands Ball Hockey Association held its first of what will be an annual golf tournament two weeks ago.

It was at the Britannia Golf Course and was a tremendous success and played host to 80 golfers.

Everyone enjoyed an afternoon of golfing while raising money to support the CIBHA’s trip to the eighth World Senior Ball Hockey Championships to be held in Pilsen, Czech Republic on June 13-20.

The Reflections Team of Sam Houston, Sean Houston, Lito Retumba and Denny Edward won the tournament with second place going to Scott Gossen, Mike McDonald, Chris Creighton and Tony Fantasia. Richard McMillan won long drive while Lito Retumba won closest to the pin.

‘For our first tournament it was a resounding success with many CIBHA members taking part. Everyone had a great time and I look forward to a bigger and better tournament next year. I believe we raised enough money to pay for our team uniforms and track suits,’ Mark Thompson, CIBHA President said.

Cayman Islands Sauce Company and Essential Services hosted a side game which consisted of shooting a hockey ball into a net 50 yards away.

This raised some additional funds with the winner of a two nights stay at The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort being Jeff Hart determined by a shootout on the Lone Star Bar & Grill patio.

Thompson said: ‘CIBHA would like to thank all participants and sponsors who made this tournament a great success especially the Britannia Golf Course team who worked hard to ensure that everything ran smoothly and the management and staff of Lone Star Bar & Grill which hosted the buffet dinner afterward.

‘Our sponsors included: CayBrew, Budget Rent a Car, Caledonian Bank and Trust, The Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Martlett Design, Funky Monkey, Cayman Hot Sauce, Essential Services, Derek Bogle Insurance, Cutting Edge Marketing and Design, EFG Bank, FirstCaribbean, O-Bar, Cayman Contemporary Construction Ltd, Reflections, Smile Dental, Aqua Beach, USA Risk Group, NKY- Camana Bay, Ricoh, Jacques Scott, Greenlight Re, Legends, Eats Cafe, Yoshi Sushi, Copper Falls, BDO and Lone Star Bar & Grill.’