Dominoes hopes to produce new heroes this holiday weekend.
The Cayman Islands Domino Association is organizing a three-part tournament dubbed the “Knockout Challenge,” sponsored by the Jacques Scott Group. The competition – which offers prizes and a raffle – is part of the group’s fundraising efforts with matches across several venues in George Town.
It all started on Saturday with a Ladies versus Men tournament at Singh’s Roti Shop. Sunday staged the Team Knockout Challenge at Mango Tree Bar featuring league stalwarts East End Mystical Youth, Eastern Star, the Singh’s Roti Shop team, Island All Stars, Archies and team Ultra.
The Jacques Scott Knockout is planned for Heroes Day on Monday, from 2 p.m. at Mango Tree. The top four teams in the current national league will be taking center stage.
Every year, the association generally stages matches to coincide with the national holiday. League teams have taken center stage in the past, with Mystical Youth often grabbing the most kudos as part of their championship campaigns. East End have momentum heading into this weekend’s games after crushing Archies by 40 points this month. Perry Ebanks and Foster McLean guided Cayman’s reigning dynasty to victory in spite of inspired play from Dareen Ebanks and Kael Leslie of Archies.
While plenty of attention will be on Mystical Youth this year, a number of teams have turned in good showings so far. For example All Stars, a veteran team that features talent like Dwight Moss, beat East End in the season opener and are coming off a 12-point victory over the Roti team.