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UPDATE: BVIBF March Past, ceremony from 3:30 pm today

-all teams expected out today; postponed games not yet rescheduled
Postponed yesterday because of the rains, the March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship took place this afternoon May 11, 2014. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
BVIBF President Mr Guy L. Malone said a decision was made based on the flash flood warning issued earlier today May 10, 2014 and the poor weather conditions that have prevailed to have the event moved forward to a more appropriate time. Photo: VINO
BVIBF President Mr Guy L. Malone said a decision was made based on the flash flood warning issued earlier today May 10, 2014 and the poor weather conditions that have prevailed to have the event moved forward to a more appropriate time. Photo: VINO
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from this afternoon’s March Past and Opening Ceremony of the BVIBF Championship. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
Scene from last year's BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) tournament. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The British Virgin Islands Basketball Federation (BVIBF) today May 11, 2014 sent out an email reminder stating that the March Past for teams will begin promptly at 3:30 pm and that all of the participating teams are expected out.

The March Past, opening ceremony and games scheduled for yesterday Saturday May 10, 2014 had been shifted to today because of yesterday's inclement weather. All of the games scheduled for today have been postponed to a date yet to be decided.

“We haven’t determined the date for those as yet. We have to have a meeting to decide on the new date since we haven’t had a face to face meeting since yesterday’s postponement,” said Mr Liddell De Freitas, the Public Relations Officer of the British Virgin Islands Basketball Federation (BVIBF) in a comment to Virgin Islands News Online today.

Asked whether he expected a strong turnout to the March Past and games today, De Freitas said, “I haven’t gotten any response from anyone saying that they can’t make it or won’t make it. Everyone I have spoken to seems ready to go for today.”

Speaking to this news site, BVIBF President Mr Guy L. Malone said that when the federation compiled the schedule for the games they left some dates open lower down in the month. “So I guess when we do have a meeting we will look at that.”

Asked about the preparation for today’s March Past and games, he said those preparations are coming along fine. “The teams are cooperating and so far, as far as I know, we had a few entertainment pull outs but we are working hard to replace them,” he said.

“We are scheduled to start the March Past at 3:30 pm and the ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm. Everything is in place as far as I know,” said Mr Malone.

He said too that this year the federation will also have a short and sweet league and will be charging a modest entrance fee for adults, children and players; not with the aim of making money but to raise funds to promote the interest of the sport and bring people out so that the game could get the support and return to the level it once was in the Virgin Islands.

See previous article posted on May 10, 2014

BVIBF games postponed due to bad weather

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – The BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) announced the postponement of its Opening ceremony, March past and Games which were originally scheduled for today, May 10, 2014.

The event has been rescheduled for tomorrow, May 11, 2014 at 3PM once favourable weather permits. Games originally scheduled for tomorrow will be rescheduled to another date to be announced later.

BVIBF President Mr Guy L. Malone said a decision was made based on the flash flood warning issued earlier today and the poor weather conditions that have prevailed to have the event moved forward to a more appropriate time.

Eighteen teams were expected to participate in the march pass today, including eight senior teams and ten junior teams. The event was scheduled to move off from the House of Assembly and lead to the Multi Purpose Sports Complex where a ceremony would herald the beginning of the games.

Education Minister Hon. Myron V. Walwyn is expected to offer remarks at the ceremony along with Mr Malone and Mr Paul A. Hewlett.

13 Responses to “UPDATE: BVIBF March Past, ceremony from 3:30 pm today”

  • question (10/05/2014, 16:27) Like (1) Dislike (5) Reply
    is the gym leaking???
    • We'll (10/05/2014, 18:22) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
      The roads are dangerous and they have a march pass. Can they march inside the gym? Jus hush your stupid backside.
    • I agree (10/05/2014, 18:33) Like (12) Dislike (4) Reply
      Deeds people soft as a lil rain fall dem cancel everything…I live in New Haven where it snows all winter and not a man stop
  • ccc (10/05/2014, 16:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hummmmm
  • weed (10/05/2014, 18:32) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    So Kings missed some licks from theLegs!!
  • mary j (10/05/2014, 18:45) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    A lot of teams are celebrating because they had no uniforms or players...hahahaha
  • east (10/05/2014, 20:18) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron speaking ayo struppd ayo text me when the talking season is over and the first game begins
  • answer (11/05/2014, 02:12) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It is likely there would have been a poor turnout on account of the advisory that motorists stay off the road.
  • play ball (11/05/2014, 11:20) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Let's get this party started
  • Bald Head (11/05/2014, 12:34) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Here we go wid a set a fighting again for dis league. Ayo better check dem man for weapon.
    • @ Bald Head (11/05/2014, 19:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      More reasons why fans not coming out
    • @bald Head (12/05/2014, 12:14) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      If people going to come to the games with weapons. Tell them to keep their arses at home, ok. Let the real fans come out and enjoy the "Short & Sweet League"
  • bb (11/05/2014, 16:27) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best guys


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