Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 11th 2015 Contents ST JOHN'S---The West Indies have named
an unchanged 15-member Test squad for the
tour of Australia starting next month.
The only major change is on the manage-
ment of the team where Phil Simmons has
been reinstated after a suspension that ran for
Simmons will replace Eldine Baptiste, a for-
mer West Indies cricketer and selector who
has been acting in the position.
The Selection Panel yesterday announced
the squad which suffered a two-match series
loss against Sri Lanka last month.
The unchanged squad includes allrounder
Carlos Brathwaite, the only uncapped player
as well as two promising cricketers who made
their Test debut in contrasting styles.
Earlier this year, Rajendra Chandrika, 26,
debuted against Australia in Kingston, where
he became the 40th batsman to start his Test
career with two ducks while spinner Jomel
Warrican, 20, claimed four wickets for 67 runs
to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 200 runs in
the Second Test.
West Indies will play three Test matches
against Australia, starting December 10, in
Hobart. The Second Test will begin December
26 at Melbourne Cricket Ground with the
third and final Test on January 3, at the Sydney
The squad will leave the Caribbean on
November 23, and will hold a training camp
in Australia prior to the start of the series.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Dunross Preparatory School and San Fer-
nando Boys RC were impressive in victory
in the Atlantic National Primary School
Under 12 football quarter-finals held in ven-
ues across T&T.
On Fatima College Ground, Port-of-Spain,
champions Dunross Preparatory School beat
Sangre Grande Government 3-1 in an exciting
encounter. Jonathan Phillips put Dunross
ahead in the 11th minute before Donte Felix
tied the matches in the 13th minute.
In the second half, Logan Maingot scored
a double in the 35th and 40th minute to make
sure the Westmooring team ran out winners.
The Most Valuable Player (MVP) went to
In Tobago at the Coaching School Ground,
Barataria Anglican travelled to the sister isle
to beat Scarborough Roman Catholic School
2-0. Kyle Phillip scored for the winner s in
12th, while Kyle Harewood put the icing on
the cake in the 32nd minute.
At the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, San Fre-
nando Boys Rc impressed with 3-0 beating
of Vance River RC. Jeffre Khan was the
marksman for the San Fernando team. Khan
was also named Man of the Match by national
coach Muhammed Isa.
In the second game, Enterprise Government
beat St Mary s Government 3-1. Zheda Outer
put the Caroni Education District champions
Enterprise Government School in the 13th
minute before Aiben Raymond got the first
of his double in the 19th minute.
In the second half Raymond put his second
on the scoresheet in the 31st minute before
Jeremiah Ottley pulled one back for the losers.
Josiah Hercules was adjudged MVP.
Dunross, San Fernando Boys lead way
Ken Pollard finished with the top indi-
vidual score to lead the Pointe-a-Pierre Golf
Club to the title in the fourth edition of the
Whan Tong Agencies and Delta sponsored
T&T Clubs Team Championship at the
Brechin Castle Golf Club in Couva, on Sun-
It was a four-team battle between hosts
Brechin Castle, last year s champions
Chaguaramas, Millennium Lakes Golf Club
and Pointe-a-Pierre, but it was the overall
strength of the Pointe-a-Pierre Club that
proved decisive. Pointe-a-Pierre finished with
a total of 247 points, followed by Millennium
Lakes with 235 points. Brechin Castle and
Chaguaramas tied for third place with 229
points, with Leewards Club in fifth on 225
and St Andrews in sixth with 214 points.
Pollard recorded the best individual score
with 37 points, while Clint Alfred of
Chaguaramas won the closest to the pin prize
on the 18th hole.
The competition was unique in its format
in that the golf clubs nominated ten golfers
from all categories of golfers. They included
at least two players from nine handicap and
below, two from 10-16 handicap, two from
17-24 handicap, two from 25--36 handicap
and at least one woman and one junior. The
eight best stableford scores from each team
were added together and to engender the
team spirit the sponsors outfitted each team
with its own coloured polo shirts.
The T&T Golf Association president Clyde
Abder thanked the sponsors Whan Tong
Agencies and Delta for a tournament that
was thoroughly enjoyed and Brechin Castle
for hosting the event.
golf team crown
The trio of Kevin Cupid, Aditi Soondars-
ingh and Joshua Johnson were the standout
chess players when the National Chess
Championships and the National Blitz
Championships were held recently.
At the National Chess Championships,
which came to an end on November 1 after
four weeks of intense play, Cupid and Soon-
darsingh ended with the top prizes.
There was keen competition among the 12
players in the absolute section and the ten
players in the women s section. In each case
the players were vying for the position of
national champion as well as the opportunity
to secure a spot on the teams that will be
representing T&T at the World Chess
Olympiad next year.
In the end, 24-year-old candidate master
(CM) Cupid wrote his way into the history
books by becoming the national champion
(absolute). He made his mark in the tourna-
ment by winning eight games, drawing two
and losing just one to end on nine points.
He was followed by FIDE master (FM)
Joshua Johnson, who earned eight points,
and CM Adrian Winter Atwell on six-and-
Former T&T Chess Association president,
national master Anderson Gordon and FM
Mario Merritt also attained six-and-a-half
points to finish fourth and fifth respective-
ly.Among the women, once again Soondars-
ingh demonstrated her dominance in the
sport, by capturing her ninth national
women s title. She played unbeaten and ended
on eight points with seven wins and two
draws. In second and third place respectively
were Javanna Smith and Shannon Yearwood,
who both finished with seven-and-a-half
points. Rounding off the top five were
Gabrielle Johnson (seven points) and Shemilah
James (four-and-a-half points).
Turning to the National Blitz Champi-
onships which were held on Saturday, 16-
year-old Fatima College student Johnson,
successfully defended his title ahead of a field
of 26 players. In second place was FM Ryan
Harper and in third was CM Ravishen Singh.
ST JOHN'S---The prize money pool for the
2015-16 WICB Professional Cricket League
(PCL) has been increased significantly from
US$30,000 to more than US$120,000.
Making the announcement yesterday, the
WICB said it was excited about the increase
which it feels will encourage players and
enhance the competition in the tournament.
In addition to the usual Player-of-the-
Match and season-ending awards, teams in
each round will now receive US$3,000 for
each outright victory under the new pay struc-
ture for the tournament.
"We are sure that the increase in prize
money will encourage the players to play more
purposefully and we hope will really help to
build the competitive environment in the
tournament," said chief executive officer of
the WICB, Michael Muirhead.
"We ultimately want as many players as
possible fighting for the 11 starting spots in
the West Indies Test team, and the WICB is
committed to doing all that we can to encour-
age robust performances from our players
and we believe this new cash prize incentive
is one way to achieve this."
The champion team will receive US$15,000,
the runners up US$5,000 while awards of
US$1,500 will be handed to those scoring the
most runs, taking the most wickets, the most
catches as well as to the top all-rounder. (CMC)
Major boost in
prize money for
UNDER 15 GIRLS
Mon Repos RC vs Bon Air Gov't -
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
St Agnes AC vs Enterprise Gov't -
Hasely Crawford Stadium
Bon Accord Gov't vs Sangre Grande
Gov't - Centre of Excellence
Moruga RC vs Vance River Gov't -
Mannie Ramjohn Stadium
All matches start at 10 am
Chess players Kevin Cupid, left, Aditi Soondarsingh and Joshua Johnson.
Trio shows class in national chess
WI name unchanged
squad for Australia
Jason Holder (Captain)
Kraigg Brathwaite (Vice Captain)
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