Taylor and Greene among 18 Bahamians with Carifta Standards
- Feb 12, 2016 - 8:35:47 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas - Reigning Carifta champions Charisma Taylor and Tamar
Greene among 18 local athletes who have attained qualifying standards
for this year’s Carifta Games set for St. Georges, Grenada from March
Taylor, who won the girls under 18 long jump and triple
jump at last year’s Carifta Games in St. Kitts, leads with the way with
qualifying performances in four events (100m, 100m hurdles, long jump,
triple jump) in the girls under 18 category while Greene has surpassed
the mark for the boys under 20 triple jumps three times already for the
BTC sponsor in track meet, "Urban Love Games" set for Nassau on Saturday Feb 13th
- Feb 10, 2016 - 11:22:57 PM
The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Limited (BTC) has announced that
it will be the title sponsor for the first ever one day “Urban Love
Games”. The event which will be held on Saturday, February 13th is being
organized by the Urban Renewal Commission and will be the first of its
kind, joining more than 2,000 persons from nine Urban Renewal Centers in
New Providence for a day filled with sports and entertainment.
Wilton Russell, Director of Sports for the Urban Renewal Commission
thanked BTC for its support and outlined the day’s activities...
30th annual Conchman Triathlon to coincide with Guy Fawkes Day 2016
- Feb 10, 2016 - 7:02:32 PM
Big bang jamboree for triathletes
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Expect fireworks this year at Grand Bahama’s internationally-famed Conchman Triathlon.
event will be celebrating its 30th year on Guy Fawkes Day, November 5 –
and will be doing it in style with an all-day into-the-evening series
of events culminating in a Junkanoo rush-out, a bonfire on the beach and
a big firework display.
There will also be a number of
innovations which committee members hope will boost the number of
participants, individual and team members...
Bahamas' Philip Major Puts in Good Showing In Main Draw on the Pro Circuit
- Feb 10, 2016 - 9:25:20 AM
Young Bahamian Philip Major lost Wednesday, 6-2, 6-3 to the
American Quentin Vega at the ITF Turkey F6 Futures.
Philip has started his tennis year off in
stellar fashion with the three main draw participation. He will have one
more chance this upcoming week on this tour as he competes along with
Joshua Turnquest in the next Pro Circuit Tournament in Turkey.
Philip Major continued to blaze through the qualifying
rounds on the international tennis stage as he was able to get a
First Annual Urban Games on Track for Saturday at the National Stadium
- Feb 10, 2016 - 12:32:22 AM
The Urban Renewal Commission in conjunction with the Urban Renewal
Foundation and BTC proudly presents its 2016 “Love Games” Track &
The Urban Renewal Commission in conjunction with the Urban Renewal
Foundation and BTC proudly presents its first annual “Love Games” Track
& Field Meet, which will take place on Saturday, 13th February, 2016
at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium from 9:00am - 8:00pm...
Dates set for 2016 Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp
- Feb 9, 2016 - 11:42:55 PM
The dates have been announced for this year’s Sir Jack
Hayward Soccer Camp – and three top UK coaches have already signed up to lead
Chloe Brown, Mike Gilham, and Joe Tomlinson will be jetting
out on June 17 ready to launch the week-long event at 9am on Monday, June
20. Though they are only aged 26, 27 and
31 respectively, each has years of experience professionally coaching kids in
the camp’s target age range – Joe starting when he was just 17...
Bahamas Fed Cup Team falls to the Home Team Puerto Rico
- Feb 5, 2016 - 2:11:29 AM
The Fed Cup Team of Iesha Shepherd, Gabriela Donaldson, Sierra
Donaldson and Lauryn Daxon were in action today against Puerto Rico.
The home team Puerto Rico had great support and home court advantage and
was able to defeat The Bahamas. Gabriela Donaldson lost to Bou
6-0,6-1. Iesha Shepherd lost to Puig 6-0, 6-0. The duo of Donaldson
and Shepherd played much better in doubles but lost to Puerto Rico
The Bahamas faces another tough team
and will match up against Uruguay. The Team is gaining great exposure
and experience as they represent The Bahamas on the international
Bahamas Strikers Boxing Club continues international training
- Feb 4, 2016 - 2:33:16 PM
Back from a highly successful 4 day training camp in Fort
Lauderdale, FL just last week, Strikers Boxing Club’s 7 elite boxers and
2 coaches are off again, this time to Havana, Cuba for their second
training camp of the year at the Academia Cubana de Boxeo (National
Boxing Academy of Cuba) from Wednesday, Feb. 3rd for a week. “Our boxers
had a chance to spar with amateur boxers at different boxing clubs in
Fort Lauderdale last week.
There is very little opportunity for our
boxers to spar here at home so it’s extremely important for us to take
our boxers away in order to get the much needed exposure and experience”
explains Strikers head coach Ronn Rodgers. “Thanks to the continued
support from Island Game and J.E.M Holdings Ltd, we are able to continue
with our International Training Camp Program for our elite fighters...”
Durward Knowles Junior Sailing Regatta to Highlight Student Sailors
- Feb 4, 2016 - 1:40:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- “Today is a ‘Red Letter Day’ in the life of Youth
Sailing for our Bahamas,” said the Hon. V. Alfred Gray, Minister of
Agriculture and Marine Resources with responsibility for regattas during
a press conference on Friday, January 29, at the ministry.
Durward Knowles National Invitational Junior Sailing Regatta is
scheduled to take place on March 25 - 28 in George Town, Exuma, said
Atlantis President: 4th LPGA Classic far exceeded expectations
- Feb 3, 2016 - 6:36:55 PM
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas –The 4th annual Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic,
held at the renown Ocean Club Golf Course wrapped up on Sunday, January
31st and according to Atlantis President & Managing Director Paul
Burke, by all accounts it was a ‘total success.’
“The TV coverage was brilliant, the resort coverage at Atlantis
accentuating the dolphins, the beaches, the pools, the people, the
restaurants, and of course the golf course was spectacular.
year this event has gotten better, not only in terms of viewership and
the caliber of players who participate, but for us at Atlantis...
C-Fizz Supports Bahamian Boxers
- Feb 3, 2016 - 4:03:25 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Strikers Boxing Club is beaming as some of its
athletes headed off for the Dominican Republic recently to represent
The Bahamas in the Independence Cup.
The Independence Cup, held
in the Dominican Republic, brings together trained boxers from
throughout the region for a week of competition. The highly competitive
event is seen as a precursor to the big competition this year - 2016
Olympics in Brazil...
Roach and Kennedy win first BMC Dri Tri
- Feb 3, 2016 - 1:44:09 PM
Two regulars on the local triathlon and international ironman scene made
it to the top of the leader-board in the first BMC Dri Tri on Saturday,
Competitors had to Row on the ergometers, Bike on
spin cycles and Run on treadmills for 15 minutes each to see who could
log the furthest distance.
Cameron Roach claimed the top male
prize with a total Row, Bike and Run distance of 9.74 miles. Right on
his heels was Donovan Rolle who logged 9.71 miles over 15 minutes on
Bright Future For Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Tournament
- Feb 1, 2016 - 3:00:35 PM
Officials of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism are already
planning for an exciting Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA 2017 after history was
made on January 31 at the Ocean Club Golf Course.
Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea beat over 100 of the best female golfers in
the world after she held on to a two-stroke lead over previous champion
golfers Stacy Lewis and Sei Young Kim.
“I was worried because it
is more windy in The Bahamas than I expected,” Kim admitted through a
translator at the closing ceremony...
Minister Darville Welcomes Students of 'Sandra Edgecombe 2015 Sports of Champions'
- Jan 31, 2016 - 10:46:14 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Minister for Grand Bahama the Hon. Dr. Michael
Darville welcomed members of the Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic
Association, principals, coaches and students of the Sandra Edgecombe
2015 Sports of Champions, January 28, in a courtesy call at the
The Minister noted, “the rich history of athletics on Grand Bahama is
steeped in the annals of time. Grand Bahama has produced a number of
world-class athletes. I believe firmly we ought to continue and even
surpass these successes, and that we must recognize potential and
capabilities in a young person from the very onset of schooling; once
Bahamas Fed Cup team faces Guatemala in Bayaman, Puerto Rico
- Jan 31, 2016 - 10:30:48 PM
Another exciting week in the world of Bahamian Tennis as
our 4-member Fed Cup Team of Iesha Shepherd, Gabriela Donaldson, Sierra
Donaldson, and Lauryn Daxon compete in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
The tournament starts tomorrow February 1 2016 where The Bahamas plays Guatemala at 10:00am.
Other participating nations are: Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican
Republic, Honduras, Guatemala Puerto Rico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Age
requirement for this event is 14 and over. The team consists of the top
four finishers at the Open Nationals held in December 2015...
Hyo Joo Kim wins Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
- Jan 31, 2016 - 6:34:32 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas – Hyo Joo Kim, who was second last year in
voting behind Sei Young Kim in Louise Suggs Rookie of the Year voting,
captured the tournament that kicked off Sei Young Kim’s award-winning
season. With a closing 7-under-par 66 Sunday at the Ocean Club Golf
Course at Atlantis Resort, Hyo Joo beat Sei Young, Anna Nordqvist and
Stacy Lewis be two strokes to win the fourth annual Pure Silk-Bahamas
With an 18-under 274 total, Kim, 20, of Kangwon-do,
South Korea, won her third LPGA title and took home $210,000 from the
$1.4 million purse. She also collected 500 CME Globe points...
Nordqvist and Hull share 54-hole lead at Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
- Jan 30, 2016 - 10:40:43 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas - Sweden's Anna Nordqvist and Charley Hull of
England each converted birdies on the par-5 18th hole Saturday to nose
ahead of the field by one stroke after three rounds of the $1.4 million
Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
A five-time winner on the LPGA,
including the 2009 McDonald's LPGA Championship, Nordqvist carded a
5-under-par 68 on the Ocean Club Golf Course. Hull, seeking her first
title, had a 69 and owned a share of the lead for the third straight
day, this time at 12-under 207...
Three share lead after Round 2 of Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic
- Jan 29, 2016 - 7:12:46 PM
Paradise Island, Bahamas – Cristie Kerr put on a show. Rookie Megan Khang performed like
anything but a rookie. They were the lead storylines in
of the $1.4 million Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.
While Kerr threatened the course
record, Khang birdied the par-5 18th hole to cap a 5-under-par 68
and climb into a share of the lead with first-round co-leaders Charley Hull of
England and Haru Nomura of Japan on a day when tricky winds strafed the Ocean
Club Golf Course. Hull and Nomura each shot 70 and completed 36 holes with
Khang at 8-under 138.
Bahamas to host 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games
- Jan 29, 2016 - 6:20:42 PM
The Bahamas has been awarded the 2017 edition of the Commonwealth Youth
Games, it was announced today, aiming to unite 1000 young athletes aged
14-18 in a Caribbean carnival of impactful competition, personal
development and new Commonwealth friendships.
edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games will take place from 19-23 July
2017 in the nation’s capital, Nassau and seven sports are proposed:
Aquatics (Swimming), Athletics (Track and Field), Boxing, Cycling
(Road), Judo, Rugby Sevens and Tennis. It will be the first time Judo
has been presented at a Commonwealth Youth Games.