Harry Ed­wards Jewel­ers Holds Domino Tour­na­ment

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

In recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tions of lo­cal taxi driv­ers to Saint Lu­cia’s tourism sec­tor, Harry Ed­wards Jewel­ers hosted its 2nd an­nual Domino Tour­na­ment on Septem­ber 29 at the CSA cen­tre in Sans Souci.

Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor Thomas Lan­der said: “We feel the taxi as­so­ci­a­tions are re­ally the back­bone of the coun­try. They’re re­ally the first peo­ple you meet when you ar­rive here from an­other coun­try. We felt that it’s im­por­tant to rec­og­nize this fact and re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the driv­ers who do that work.”

Fif­teen teams of two play­ers each com­peted in this year’s tour­na­ment. The teams in­cluded taxi driv­ers from San­dals Grande, San­dals Ha­ly­con, San­dals La Toc, Body­hol­i­day at Le Sport, Ren­dezvous, Wind­jam­mer Land­ing, St. James Mor­gan Bay, Royal St. Lu­cia, Bay Gar­dens, Marigot Bay Re­sort, Roy­al­ton, The Land­ings Re­sort, Rod­ney Bay Ma­rina and two teams from the South­ern Taxi As­so­ci­a­tion.

The rules were sim­ple: any team that won six games twice, moved on to the next round.

Fol­low­ing over four hours of fierce play, eleven teams were sent pack­ing, in­clud­ing for­mer cham­pi­ons Le Sport. The semi­fi­nals saw the South­ern Taxi teams go­ing up against each other and San­dals Ha­ly­con ver­sus Wind­jam­mer Land­ing. The fi­nals were be­tween Fran­cis Pal­ton and Lun­den James of the South­ern Taxi As­so­ci­a­tion and Hec­tor Phlo­gence and Pres­ley Pat­ter­son of Wind­jam­mer Land­ing.

The South­ern Taxi team emerged vic­to­ri­ous. In third and fourth places were San­dals Ha­ly­con and the other South­ern Taxi team, re­spec­tively

“We’ll do this ev­ery year un­til Harry Ed­wards closes,” Lan­der said, then quickly added, “and I don’t think we’re ever go­ing to close.”

(Left to right) Cham­pi­ons of the 2018 Harry Ed­wards Jewel­ers Domino tour­na­ment Fran­cis Pal­ton and Lun­den James.

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