Special Olympians Engage In Exciting Bocce Tournament

Curtis Morton

It is not a well-known game—even the pronunciation of the Italian sport can be a bit of a tongue twister (pronounced BOCHI).

However, the Special athletes of St. Kitts and Nevis competed with some energy, against one another in the wonderful sport on Thursday 3rd May.

The action was held at the court situated at the Cecely Browne Integrated School (CBIS), in Nevis.

Athletes from both St. Kitts and Nevis participated and thoroughly entertained the curious spectators on hand.

It all commenced with a brief opening ceremony, ably chaired by Mrs. Judy Rawlins, which featured addresses for Director of Sports, Mr. Jamir Claxton and the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development/Sports et al, Mr. Keith Glasgow, who officially declared the competition open.

The invocation was delivered by Miss Sonia Williams and the vote of thanks was done by Mrs. Clarice Cotton

To commence the proceedings on the court, there was a bowl off between PS Glasgow and Sports Director, Jamir Claxton, then the real competition began.

The overall results were as follows:

Female Singles

Joemaine Percival. 9 Points

Tracy Griffin            6 Points

Male Singles

Jamor Merchant.  8 Points

Carl Henry.            0 Points

Mixed Doubles

Jamor Merchant & Kishone Williams.                      10 Points

Keiron John & Krislyn Warner.                                   0 Points

Unified Doubles

Leftisha Davis & Aliyah Griffin.                                 3 Points

Alisha Fleming & Lythe Browne.                                8 Points

Sylvester Dore & Letisha Davis.                              2 Points

Julie Bradshaw & Nadia Francis.                              5 Points

Violet Clarke & Connie Bagnall.                                6 Points

Judith Parris-Rawlins & Berenice Jimminez            2 Points

Sonia Williams & Sharon Hamilton.                          6 Points

Ella Hughes & Julie Liburd.                                       2 Points

According to Mrs. Judy Rawlins, it was an ‘Awesome day.’

Medals were presented to all participants and it was really a day of lovely weather with the Special Olympics Family.

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