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Seventy-nine primary schools
throughout Port of Spain and Environs
will bid for athletic supremacy at the
Pan American Insurance Company
Rotary Games, at the Hasely Crawford
Stadium in Port of Spain, today.
The schools will come from eight
zones, including last year s champions
West "B". The champs will have to with-
stand the challenge of Central "A", and
East A, winners of the Rotary Games
six years ago.
This year s Games, titled "Doing It
Like A Boss", will mark Port of Spain
and Environs District s dominance at
the National Primary Schools Track and
Field Championships. The district will
honour athletes and administrators who
have served the Port of Spain region for
the past two decades. The Honorees this
year include Derek LeGendre, Gregory
Johnson and Clint Charles.
Athletes who have won titles at the
Port of Spain Games and have gone on
to represent the country have been invit-
ed to attend. The list includes Jehue Gor-
don, Marc Burns, Fana Ashby, Michelle-
Lee Ahye, Pilar McShine, Edwin Hill,
Simon Pierre, Kareem Taylor, Honory
McDonald, Cleavon Dillon, Renee Clarke,
Zwede Hewitt, Jovon Toppin, Kervin
Morgan, Kernesha Spann and Dion
The West "B" Zone, powered by Dia-
mond Vale Government, Diego Martin
Government and La Puerta Government,
will be seeking to register another lien
on the Rotary Challenge Trophy. But
arch-rivals West "A" will be aiming to
upstage last year s winners.
The West "A" athletes scored their
fourth win at the Games in 2006, and
will be pinning their hopes on Maraval
RC, as well as Carenage Boys and Girls
and the powerful Dunross Prep, in an
effort to better West "B". The perrenial
champions West "B" have captured the
title 19 times in the past 25 years.
Among the athletes expected to shine
today are West Zones, Caliyah Wallace,
Peniel John, Shaniqua Bascombe, Cen-
tral s, Kianna Llewellyn, Kyrell Thomas
and Jordan Pope, East s Reyshawn
Andrews, Reneisha Andrews and North s
Gordon, the 2010 men s 400 metres
hurdles world junior champion, is expect-
ed to make an appearance at the Games.
The Minister of Sport -- Honourable
Senator --Brent Sancho is expected to
declared the Games open.
The March Past will see Diamond Vale
Government, Maraval RC, Sacred Hearts
Girls, Mucurapo Boys, Ascencion Angli-
can, Gloster Lodge Moravian, Morvant
Anglican School and Nelson Street Girls
RC parading before the judges and
marching to the music of the Trinidad
and Tobago Police Service Band.
The March Past, is scheduled to begin
at 9.15 am and the Games will be
T&T s senior men s rugby team made a con-
vincing start to its North America and
Caribbean Rugby Association (Nacra) South
Championship, on Saturday, easing past host
team Barbados, 44-7.
At the Garrison Savannah, T&T secured the
win by a margin wide enough for the Calypso
Warriors to earn a bonus point and to leapfrog
Guyana in the one-round three-team standings
on points-difference. Guyana opened the cham-
pionship on March 7 with a comfortable 48-
22 home win over Barbados.
The Warriors win on Saturday put them in
the familiar situation of playing Guyana, its
bitter rival, to determine the team that advances
to the winner of the North Zone Championship.
That match will take place in Port-of-Spain on
T&T got off to a flying start with early tries
from winger Anderson Joseph and prop Ernest
Wright. Closer to the end of the half, Akiel
Smith scored another T&T try, which was con-
verted by Felician Guerra.
Barbados then returned fire through teenaged
scrum-half Mikyle Walcott, who scored a con-
verted try, completed by Kevin Carter, to close
the half at 19-7, in T&T s favour.
The second period was returned with an even
more dominant and physical performance from
the away team. Joseph doubled up with another
try, while Joseph Quashie and flanker Jesse
Richards added a single and pair of tries, respec-
tively. The match then blew off soon after Shakir
Flemming scored the final try for T&T.
Either T&T or Guyana will play either Mexico
or Cayman Islands in the final.
Mexico and Cayman Islands are both on three
points after one match with both having won
their openers against USA South, 50-25 and
25-24, respectively. They will also meet to deter-
mine the North Zone Championship winner
on April 11, the same day the South Zone Cham-
pionship winner will de decided.
79 schools chase
Robert Ferreira, president, Rotary Club of Port-of-Spain, second left, greets
William R. Schultz Jr, CEO and managing director Pan American Life Insurance
Company of T&T (PALIG) at the launch of Rotary Games. Also in photo is Asha
Daniel of the Massy Foundation co-sponsor of the event and Kelvin Nancoo,
chairman of the Games. PHOTO: SEAN NERO
T&T whips Barbados in Nacra rugby opener
Guyana 110048221 3
...prepares for Guyana play-off decider
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