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tion can be considered revved and
ready to go, ahead of the 2013 Toyota
Classic round-of-16 matches which
brings together the top seven clubs
in the National Super League against
the nine clubs which comprise the
T&T Pro League.
W Connection, two-time Toyota
Classic winners in 2005 and 2011 cur-
rently lead the Digicel T&T Pro League
with maximum 15 points from five
matches, but were dumped at the
semifinal hurdle of last month s First
Citizens Cup by Central FC on penal-
ties and are keen to make amends
and secure a third lien on the trophy.
Today, the "Savonetta Boys"
Connection are called, beaten semi-
finalist last year, will host Super
League s Real Maracas from 6pm at
the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva while
the night s second match at the same
venue sees Super League table-toppers
Club Sando tackle Police two hours
later, with the latter hoping to avoid
another first round exit, after a 5-0
blowout to Stokely Vale of the Super
League last year.
Speaking at the tournament s
launch on Monday at the Hasely
Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, former
St Lucia and W Connection captain,
Earl Jean said W Connection will not
be taking any team for granted.
Jean, added, "We have respect for
the other teams. It s true that we have
won the tournament twice and we
are very confident at the moment.
enjoying it but it s always difficult to
maintain the standards that we have.
Looking ahead to the start of the
competition, Jean said his team
expecting tough games, but is con-
fident that it can make it to the final.
Also on today, is a double-header
at the Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya
with 1976 FC Phoenix facing defend-
ing Pro League champions Defence
Force 6 pm, followed by Caledonia
AIA and two-time runners-up St
Ann s Rangers in the only all-Pro
League clash from 8pm.
Both Defence Force, beaten in the
final last year 4-2 on penalty-kicks
after a 2-2 draw with North East Stars
and Caledonia started the local season
very poorly, but in recent weeks, they
have picked up their game a notch.
The "Teteron Boys" were runner-
up to Central FC in the First Citizens
Cup final last month after a 2-1 loss
and followed it up by wining two of
the next three matches, over Cale-
donia AIA (3-2) and Police (2-1), only
spoiled by a 3-2 loss to Rangers and
should be on a high for their encounter
The match with Phoenix is also a
rematch of last-season round-of-16
which the Pro League club won 4-0.
Caledonia, meanwhile and after
losing hold of its First Citizens Cup
crown after a 1-0 loss to Defence Force
in the quarterfinals, will no doubt
have it heart set on advancing as far
possible in the competition.
This after it was beaten in the last-
eight last year by Stokely Vale, 6-5
on penalties following a 3-3 draw.
Caledonia is also coming off two
impressive league wins; 4-1 over San
Juan Jabloteh and a 6-1 thrashing of
Rangers on Friday last, and will be
fancied to repeat as winners.
Tomorrow, recent First Citizens
Cup winners, Central FC takes on SL
outfit Joe Public from 6pm, and Mal-
abar FC tangles with leading Pro
League goalscorer Kerry Baptiste and
2008 winner and three-time runner-
up San Juan Jabloteh from 8pm at
Macoya while Pro League debutants,
Pt Fortin Civic FC welcomes last year s
fairytale club, Stokely Vale to Mahaica
Oval, Pt Fortin from 3.30 pm.
On Sunday, at the Guayaguayare
Secondary School Ground, Super
League high-flyers Guaya United will
tackle title-holder North East Stars
from 3.30pm as well.
President of the North America
Federation of Martial Arts (NAFMA),
Master Jose Torres, will host the
World International Championships
all Styles Open tonight from 7pm at
Hyatt Regency Trinidad, Port of
Master Torres, who has more than
30 years experience in martial arts, will
welcome participants from Korea,
Canada, USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Bar-
bados, St Lucia and T&T. For US $15,
spectators will witness the parade of
countries, Lion Dance, musical open
forms, Taekwondo and demos from
local and international Masters.
The action continues tomorrow (Sat-
urday) at 10am with all styles open
Kata, Kumite, Weapons and Grappling.
• For further information call 354-
1114 or 688-7010.
Martial Arts on tonight at Hyatt
W Connection driven by individual feats
2013 Toyota Classic round-of-16
Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva:
W Connection vs Real Maracas, 6
Club Sando vs Police FC 8 pm
Marvin Lee Stadium, Macoya:
Phoenix vs Defence Force, 6 pm
Caledonia AIA vs St Ann's Rangers,
Mahaica Oval, Point Fortin:
Point Fortin Civic vs Stokely Vale,
Marvin Lee Stadium
Central FC vs Joe Public, 6 pm
Malabar FC vs San Juan Jabloteh,
Guayaguayare Secondary School
Guaya United vs North East Stars,
QUARTER FINAL ROUND
Saturday, November 16
Sunday November 17
SEMI FINAL ROUND
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