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Moose 1, Champions of Father’s Day Domino Competition in EE [Slideshow Included]

Hon. Walwyn with winners of the Fathers Day Domino Competition at Right Mix Sports Bar and Lounge in East End, Moose 1. Photo: Javon Liburd/ VINO
Owner of Right Mix Sports Bar and Lounge and tournament Organiser Derrick Varlack (Red top), supervising the games. Photo: Javon Liburd/ VINO
Owner of Right Mix Sports Bar and Lounge and tournament Organiser Derrick Varlack (Red top), supervising the games. Photo: Javon Liburd/ VINO
EAST END, Tortola, VI - Last evening June 17, 2012, saw the close of a two-day domino competition in East End among fathers of the Virgin Islands, where the winner Moose 1, carted off the $1000 cash prize to win the Father’s Day Domino Competition.

The tournament which took place at Right Mix Sports Bar and Lounge in East End, in the vicinity of the Post office and Black Well Laundry, resulted in 10 teams entering the competition, each team having four players.

The teams of fathers coming from different parts of Tortola were, Moose 1, 2, and 3, Hidden Secrets, Second Best, Pops, Starboys, Hard Times, Anything Goes and The House.

To advance to the next round, the winner of every game was determined by the first team to score 1000 points.

Saturday June 16, the beginning of the tournament, concluded with only four teams advancing to the final that was held last evening, June, 17, 2012. The four teams were Moose 1, 2, 3 and Hidden Secrets.

Owner of the Bar and organiser of the event, Derrick Varlack said the idea of the event is to bring the fathers of the Virgin Islands together to have some fun on their special day. He added that this is the first of many more that is to come and extended thanks to sponsors, Minister for Education and Culture Hon. Myron Walwyn and Eight District Representative Hon. Marlon Penn.

“I would like to thank Hon. Penn and Hon. Walwyn for sponsoring the event and making it possible for the fathers.”

Competing to the end with a cash prize of $1000 on their minds, the final games of the tournament were very close and stirred up even more competition and excitement than expected.

The night concluded with Moose 1 defeating Moose 3 with 1012 to 840 points.

Charles ‘Moose’ Penn, owner of Moose Success Bar in Fat Hogs Bay, said he is very happy to see his teams on top. The entrepreneur, who sponsored three teams of the tournament (Moose 1,2 and 3), said he saw the importance of the event. “Majority of the fathers have nothing to do, so this is an excellent idea to bring the fathers together in an activity like this.”

Sponsors of the event, Hon. Walwyn and Hon. Penn said that the event is a very good idea. They both stated that upon the continuation of the event over the years to come, they look forward to being a part of it and being involved.

“Domino is a sport that brings people together, it is part of the Virgin Islands culture to play domino and whatever support I can give, I am always onboard,” said Hon. Walwyn.

Meanwhile, Hon. Penn stated that “It was a very good event that was well attended and well supported by the men of the community. I have been playing domino for over 12 years, so I know that they are very good players and they deserve it.”

The district representative said he sees the event as one that can be bigger and better in years to come and he is glad to be a part of the tournament as a spectator and a sponsor.

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7 Responses to “Moose 1, Champions of Father’s Day Domino Competition in EE [Slideshow Included]”

  • kenny Rogers (18/06/2012, 08:17) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    big ups to winner Moose 1, well done derrick!!!
  • Certain (18/06/2012, 09:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job Moose and your teams....
  • farmer brown (18/06/2012, 10:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    very good event at least someone had something for the fathers...as they are not giving the regonition like the mothers!!!!
  • Blossom (18/06/2012, 16:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great! Congrats Moose, I see Ob taught you well.:-) Maybe this can become a sport tourism avenue once it is established.
  • changing of teh gaurd (18/06/2012, 23:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    mr. derrick it seems like since you tek over dat place Jammi
  • Hope Hill (19/06/2012, 19:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dancia should have sponsor things like this to keep her feet to the ground with the people...Malone bouy do your do
    • under the bus (20/06/2012, 18:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not only that but that committee she had with dem selfishness help cause her to loose!!!


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