Duquesnay leads the bunch

Local dominos has a fresh executive
board and the man at the head of it is no stranger to local sports.

The Cayman Islands Domino
Association recently announced its new governing body and Corner Pocket owner
Horace Duquesnay as the president. Duquesnay takes over from police officer and
Island All Stars domino club President Derek Elliot Senior, who previously held
the post.

The Jamaican national has a strong
link to sports as he has an interest in fishing (he is helping to organise
Cayman participation in a Jamaican tournament in Port Antonio 9-16 October) and
his Corner Pocket bar is one of the main venues for local darts.

Serving alongside Duquesnay is
Vice-President Vanessa Forrester, Secretary Oletta Elliott, Assistant Secretary
Sheena Taylor, Treasurer Dareen Ebanks, Assistant Treasurer Dwayne Jones,
Public Relations Officer Kristin Williams, Head Referees Junior Hydes (who is a
notable figure in motorsports) and Dave McLaughlin.

Williams, 26, spoke about the
direction in which the sport is heading in Cayman. “Dominos is headed to bigger
and better things,” Williams said. “There are tons of young people playing the
game and many teams have young players in the 18 and over group. We’re looking
to play more internationally and take our image in a positive direction. We
want as much people in the sport as we can. We’re trying to be recognized more
as a sport. Cayman is not as recognized as it should be in that regard.

“I was a fan of the sport from time
I was a little girl. I’ve been exposed to dominos for about 20 years now. I
grew up in it, it’s my favourite sport and I’m sure that’s true for a lot of people.”

In addition the association
confirms that there are currently nine sides registered on Grand Cayman in
Island All Stars, Archie’s, Buttonwood, Corner Pocket, East End select, Helium,
Kelly’s, Merengue Town, and Singh’s Roti Shop domino clubs. The association
states there are no official clubs in the Sister Islands. 

The association states it is also
in the process of finalizing the details for the start of the local dominos
league. At this point the league would look to commence the first week of

* For more information on local
dominos e-mail [email protected] or call 925-4652.

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