Twister team to perform aerial feats
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)