East End Mystical Youth are, without a doubt, the preeminent force in local dominoes.
The sport’s reigning dynasty cemented another title run last Sunday, beating Island All Stars by 14 points at Pirate’s Cove Bar in the championship match for the Cayman Islands Domino Association 2012-2013 national league. The victory makes Mystical Youth champions for a third consecutive year.
An association statement addressed Sunday’s final postseason matches and what’s next in local dominoes. The statement reads, “The results of the finals for the playoffs saw East End win by 14 points, with the star players for Mystical Youth being Barton Solomon and Edwin Fisher. It was a team effort on Island All Stars’ part.
“For the Archies-DLK game, DLK were a no-show, therefore third place automatically went to Archies with DLK placing fourth. The final playoff listing and league standing were identical as first place went to East End, second to Island All Stars, third to Archies and fourth to DLK.
“The association’s 2012/2013 season is now over and the annual general meeting for the new executive body will take place at Mango Tree on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. We are also inviting anyone who is interested in becoming an association referee to come to the AGM.”
While Solomon and Fisher were the stars on Sunday, East End have been guided by veteran talent all season long such as Nayon “Donie” Anglin, Brent and Kelsey Greene and Clinton Peddie. Those players helped Mystical Youth sweep the regular season and postseason top honours with a 13-1 record.
There were some concerns about East End’s three-peat chances after the side lost the regular season finale to All Stars, oddly enough by 14 points, earlier this month. All-Stars, with talents like Marcia Myles and Dwight Moss, were a dangerous squad all year and had a 11-3 mark as proof.