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Don’t cry for us Argentina!; BVI Softballers off to World Championships

August 13th, 2012 | Tags: Parana 2012 Argentina BVI Softballers
Parana 2012 will be he biggest Junior Softball World Championships to date with the BVI making its debut at the tournament. Photo: Parana2012
We now know the countries who will play in Paraná’s diamonds between November the 1st and 10th. The World Championship already has names, we only must wait for the voice of “Play Ball”. said ISF Presient Don Porter. Photo:ISF
We now know the countries who will play in Paraná’s diamonds between November the 1st and 10th. The World Championship already has names, we only must wait for the voice of “Play Ball”. said ISF Presient Don Porter. Photo:ISF
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Softball Association has announced it will be taking part for the first time in the IX ISF Junior Men’s World Championship, to be held October 31st through November 10th, 2012 in Argentina.

Paraná 2012 will be the Junior World Championship with the highest participation of countries in the history of the event. The number of teams not only marks a record of participation, but also ensures that all regions of the world will be represented at the event. Countries to participate in Paraná 2012 will be: Argentina, Australia, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, India, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United States and Venezuela. This World Cup will mark the debut in such tournaments for teams as British Virgin Islands, Croatia, India, and Singapore.

The BVI Softball Association has named a large squad to attend practices led by Terry Chinnery and Derwin Scatliffe with the first get together scheduled for Monday 13th August, 2012 on the Softball Filed at 5.00pm

The squad carries a load of familiar names as well as those who have played in the past: Shaquille Stoutt, Kevin Bodkin, Nigel Charlemagne, Carlos Maynard, Ravon Hodge, Jamarlie James, Andrew Stoutt, Vincent Wattley, Dominic Adams, Shaquille Benjamin, Shaheem Benjamin, Tramore Fraser, Kyle Callwood, Hassard Edwardes, Joseph Smith, Jamaal Alexander, Machino Maduro, Troy Cesar, Jemel Frett, Kendell Caines, Shamoy Christopher, Pedro Suarez, Dequan Leonard, Shamori Dagou,Shamoy Dagou,Juwon Potter and Daylon Hodge.

“We cannot be more pleased with the turnout for this event. The host organizing committee is charged and ready to put on the best event the Junior Men’s World Championship has ever seen and we are looking forward to their hospitality,” ISF President Don Porter said. “The growth of the game is evident with new countries achieving qualification for a spot to participate, we are very fortunate that countries like British Virgin Islands, Croatia, India, and Singapore have worked to elevate their play to this level as it should provide for good experience for the athletes.”

We now know the countries who will play in Paraná’s diamonds between November the 1st and 10th. The World Championship already has names, we only must wait for the voice of “Play Ball”.

16 Responses to “Don’t cry for us Argentina!; BVI Softballers off to World Championships”

  • ooooo (13/08/2012, 08:21) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    see why we needed those lights now? myron threw us way behind
    • the rock (13/08/2012, 10:16) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      we are already way behind dude WE WE DONT HAVE A PROPER SOFTBALL PROGRAM here in the bvi..it's a waste OF money sending that team there..i know it's harsh but it's the truth..our youth dont have the disipline for a tournament like that..and we dont have the training system in place either...no pitiching coaches etc
  • out the box (13/08/2012, 08:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    all the best guys
    • the rock (13/08/2012, 09:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      no junior softball leauge but u have a junior national team travelling...only here in the bvi we does do things like this!~
  • Sony (13/08/2012, 10:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You imagin the BS we do around here? None of what you see here makes sense, because it is a big lie. We are just sending these people away so that their chaperons could get a trip to Argentina, and in the end they will embarass the BVI. Imagin, they are meeting at 5:00 pm on the Softball field, and there are no lights on the field. Thanks to funny man Minister W****n. Some of the people listed are not even in the territory. And as "the rock" said, we don't even have a Junior League but we are sending a Junior Team. C what happen at the Olympics? No investment in Athletics... = No show at events... Period.
    • bvi (13/08/2012, 18:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Of course we have a junior league for many years. I personally have been officiating the games for the past 3 to 4 years. You can tell you people dont come to softball so you dont know a darn thing about what we have. Get your facts before you come on here talking trash
      • Joker (14/08/2012, 00:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        That is your idea of a Junior League. Sorryfor you and those you can fool. Do you have a pitching gun? Do you have a batting cage? Where do you practice?
      • Peddie (14/08/2012, 02:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Thank you very much , all these ppl here talking dont know anything , they just running their mouth because they heard someone else say something, we dont need lights to practice , just come on the field from 2 -6pm , no need for lights so keep offa walwyn , and it dont need no junior league because most of those boys they played in the mens league including myself , And i could talk yes , cause i am one of the player , BVI just so too damn talkative !!! all tha hard work Terry(chino) (my coach) put in me get me far , cause i played in a baseball tournament where there was the best of the best in america , just because of him !!, and if you dont know look it up My name is PEDRO SUAREZ !! Before Y'all cheer us up or give us a word of encouragment , Y'all talking nonsense , !!! #Y'alll Need tooo stop talk soo much!!
        • the rock (14/08/2012, 18:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
          stop fooling the people..most of the guys that were call ed out here do not play softball anymore and those that play are in collage..meaning that the bvi will have to send for those guys to go and play there..the bottom line is the bvi is not ready for a tournament like that..no pitching..no disipline where we are we going dude and i am suprised terry agreed to coach this team!
  • center fielder (14/08/2012, 13:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I strongly agree with Peddie. Chino is a dedicated individual. He is always on the softball field training whoever comes on the field. And you all talking about lights. In those tournament they are played during the hot sun and run into the night. The games start from 9 in the morning until. The practising and playing in the hot sun will help to condition the players for these sorts of tournaments. You all here talking and have no idea as to what goes on in these tournaments. Attending these tournament, the guys will get exposure also.All the best guys and that is all we expect from you, your best.
  • Montana (15/08/2012, 08:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    You see this is what i don't like with these Tortolian people yall just talk ayo mouths to get attention.. I play on the field as well, If we go down there and win any games yall will be the first to be jumping up and saying The B.V.I has the best talent, but if we go and lose ayo will critize us say all kinda stuff about us. Thats why we could never be successful going anywhere cause ayo people have no confidence in yall players and show them no sort of encouragement! Ya'll too self-minded man... Grow the Hell up!!
    • Peddie (21/08/2012, 21:50) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yuh Check Cuzzz ..... These people just talking what they dont know ,,,, Then when we do something good they going want to come make parade and all kinda crap!!!, Strupezzzzz Saaafffeee With These tolians mehson, i Glad I From Great Brit'n!!! Safffeee again
  • Caribbean Queen (17/09/2012, 18:52) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the comments are awful. We, the elders, are always talking about the ills of our young people, they get their examples from us. We beat them down and they react like Peddie did by saying he's glad he's from Great Britain (what country is he representing). We are adults with no discipline hence our young people have no discipline. My only upset is the omission of players from Virgin Gorda. They weren't even given an opportunity to tryout for the team. The association is well aware of the capability of the players because they have participated in the league. I'll just like to see everyone given a fair chance at these opportunities. I wish their selected team all the best as they represent the country, though some may not be doing so wholeheartedly, do your best and think positively.
  • DMandic (20/10/2012, 17:08) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good luck to you guys. I am head coach of Croatian team and we're in the same group. I think its going to be great experience for our teams. I see some of ppl here are complaining about lights at the field. Well, here in croatia 11 of our players (my club) dont have field at all. We practice at grass between buildings. I know we're not going to play big part at championships, but at least we can look forward to play you guys, to gain some experience and to see how to improve to be better and better every year.

    Well, see you guys in 10 days! Good luck!
  • aaa (04/12/2012, 17:26) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    the rock you don't kno $#it!!!!! about the guys that are going.

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