Twister team to per­form aerial feats

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Sport 4 -

BARBADIANS will get a chance to see the Twister aer­o­bat­ics team when they give a pre­view to­day.

In their first dis­play in the Americas, the 180mph Si­lence SA1100 air­craft will fly from Bushy Park to Cave Hill and back along the south coast.

The Twister duo will first take off from Bushy Park at noon, the team per­form­ing a num­ber of aerial stunts as they head to­wards Cave Hill be­fore loop­ing back to St Philip.

The ac­tion re­sumes just be­fore 6 p.m., when the team will per­form their spec­tac­u­lar py­rotech­nic dis­play along the same route.

Spe­cially de­vel­oped py­rotech­nic ef­fects will stream from the wingtips, and as the air­craft also fea­tures high-powered spot-lamps, it will il­lu­mi­nate the dis­play smoke and coloured LEDS along the air­craft’s fuse­lage.

And as if to main­tain a high in the of­fer­ings, the pub­lic will also be able to meet some of the more “down-to-earth” in­ter­na­tional guests who have been ar­riv­ing in the is­land over the past few days at a pre-event lime and static dis­play be­tween 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Sky Mall, Hag­gatt Hall.

The static dis­play will in­clude the Sa­hara Force In­dia F1 Show Car, mem­bers of the hugely pop­u­lar Dream­ers Banger rac­ing team, back by pop­u­lar de­mand after wow­ing the crowds at last year’s in­au­gu­ral Fes­ti­val Of Speed, and the first ap­pear­ance in the is­land of Ferrari 458 Italia and Lam­borgh­ini Di­ablo su­per cars.

Op­er­a­tions man­ager at Bushy Park Cir­cuit, Amy Willis, said she was ex­cited about in­tro­duc­ing the Twister aer­o­bat­ics team to the is­land, as they will help the cir­cuit to stage a truly spec­tac­u­lar launch for the all-arena light­ing.

“Satur­day prom­ises to be a fun-filled day and night, not just about mo­tor rac­ing, but with many forms of en­ter­tain­ment,” she added.

To­day’s ac­tion is a fore­run­ner to Satur­day’s sec­ond Bar­ba­dos Fes­ti­val Of Speed, the first event to ben­e­fit from the fa­cil­ity’s new all-arena light­ing. It starts at 2 p.m. and will run into the night.

New­bury, Boomerz share hon­ours

NEW­BURY and Boomerz Com­bine played to an en­thralling 30-30 draw in the Bar­ba­dos Work­ers’ Union Net­ball Tour­na­ment at the Net­ball Sta­dium on Monday night.

Boomerz Com­bine held a handy 17-11 lead at half-time but New­bury fought back dur­ing the last two quar­ters to earn a share of the points.

In the third quar­ter, New­bury scored ten goals to Boomerz Com­bine’s five to pull within one at the end of the quar­ter be­fore the two teams fought it out tooth and nail in the fi­nal quar­ter.


Goal shoot Bev­er­ley Marsh led New­bury’s at­tack by converting 21 of her 27 at­tempts, while Shekilla Smith and Janelle Brath­waite, who shared the goal at­tack bib, net­ted five and four goals, re­spec­tively.

For Boomerz Com­bine, Alicia Adams shot 18 of 25 and La­toya Wil­liams 11 of 14.

The other four games pro­duced com­fort­able vic­to­ries for the win­ners.

Goodridge Di­a­mond Ballers, be­hind goal shoot Keryn Small’s 31 goals from 46 tries and goal at­tack Sa­man­tha Small’s 22 from 27, de­feated Brit­tons Hill Com­bine 53-40. Jada Smith net­ted 34 of 44 for Brit­tons Hill.


War­riors were also im­pres­sive win­ners, hav­ing lit­tle trou­ble in get­ting the bet­ter of UWISSA 35-17. Tiana Cat­lyn spear­headed War­riors’ ef­fort with 16 goals from 20 at­tempts, with sup­port from Keinna James, who net­ted nine of 13. Eu­gene Cum­ber­batch led UWISSA with 12 from 18.

Nikita Cyrus put in an im­pres­sive per­for­mance for Shot­tas United, sink­ing 41 goals from 51 at­tempts to lead her team to a 49-37 win against Brit­tons Hill, who de­pended too heav­ily on Jada Smith. She scored 34 goals from 44 at­tempts.


In the other match, Rapid Re­sponse de­feated NIS Ballers 28-19 with the help of Linda Wal­rond’s 23 goals from 39 tries.

The tour­na­ment con­tin­ues tonight. (HG)

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