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Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Old Thomas Robinson Stadium - Dec 12, 2017 - 3:29:21 PM

One of the highly anticipated events of Bahamas Bowl week is set for Wednesday, Dec. 20 as the fourth-annual Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the old Thomas Robinson Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation between the Bahamas Bowl and USA Football.

A USA Football coach along with student-athletes and staff from the UAB and Ohio football teams, along with representatives of the Commonwealth American Football League (CAFL), will run the clinic, teaching football fundamentals and safety techniques...
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Photo finish decides 2017 Star Sailors League champions - Dec 11, 2017 - 9:00:31 AM

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With racing taking place in a balmy, near perfect 15 knots on Nassau’s Montagu Bay, the ‘take no prisoners’ shoot out on the last day of the Star Sailors League Final saw the fleet narrow to seven teams after the Quarter Finals and to four after the Semis. Finally this left the finals being contested by France’s Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis Ponsot, Britain’s Paul Goodison sailing with German Frithjof Kleen, Brazil’s Robert Scheidt/Henry Boening and the USA’s Mark Mendelblatt/Brian Fatih, the latter crew having ‘fast tracked’ straight through after decisively winning the qualifiers yesterday.

In the final race, Mendelblatt/Fatih led off the line and all the boats heading out to the left. Goodison/Kleen benefitted on the right and coming into the weather mark just squeaked in ahead of the Americans...
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Photos: PM Minnis at the 2017 Hero World Challenge Golf Tournament Today - Dec 3, 2017 - 7:36:29 PM

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Prime Minister Minnis, Took Part In The Trophy Presentation To The Winner Of The 2017 Hero World Challenge Golf Tournament, Mr. Rickie Fowler, at the Golf Course, Albany Bahamas. Tiger Woods, Founder & Mr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Hero Motocorp Was Also A Part Of The Presentation . 

(Official OPM Photos By Yontalay S. Bowe)...
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Women's Rugby Introduced in Grand Bahama - Nov 29, 2017 - 9:41:23 AM

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This Saturday December 2 Nassau ladies will be coming to Freeport to show case Rugby to girls and ladies interested in playing the sport. ALL interested girls/ ladies should be at The Club for 2pm for coaching sessions. This will be followed at 4pm by an Inter Men's squad game and then the girls/ladies will play from 5pm-6pm. Should be a fun day so please come out to support...
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UAB and OHIO accept 2017 bahamas bowl invitations - Nov 27, 2017 - 5:07:02 PM

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UAB will represent Conference USA and Ohio will represent the Mid-American Conference as both institutions accepted bids to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl, set for Friday, Dec. 22 in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

The Bahamas Bowl will be played at 12:30 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN and broadcast on the Bahamas Bowl Radio Network.

The early invitation allows both UAB and Ohio additional time to prepare to play in an international destination...
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Goombay Splash Bowl 2017 - Nov 19, 2017 - 11:36:52 PM

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association is hosting its annual Goombay Splash Bowl ITF Tournament. The Qualifying round was held this past weekend and the Main Draw (32-Draw) begins TOMORROW and runs through Saturday, November 25. Matches start at 9:00 a.m. daily at the National Tennis Centre, Q. E. Sports Centre.

This tournament will showcase junior players ranging from ages 13 – 18 from all around the world such as: the United States, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Japan, China, Norway, Ecuador...
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Annual Thanksgiving Basketball Classic tips off with BTC - Nov 19, 2017 - 10:21:53 AM

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In the arena of youth, sports and development no institution shines quite like the Tabernacle Christian Academy. Having developed a reputation for churning out some of the best and brightest basketball stars the island of Grand Bahama has ever produced.

Tabernacle Academy has maintained their commitment to their students through sports development, through programs which also provide discipline, respect and a safe family community for many young boys and girls. Because of this commitment to youth and sports development,
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ITF Goombay Splash coming to National Tennis Centre - Nov 13, 2017 - 4:39:17 PM

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The ITF sanctioned U18 tournament and U14 COTECC tournament will be held from November 20 to 25 at the National Tennis Centre in Nassau.

Some of the country's top junior tennis athletes and many international athletes will be participating. Matches begin daily at 9 a.m.

Qualifying round is being held on November 18 and 19...
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The Bahamas Olympic Committee: Death of Sir Arlington Butler - Nov 10, 2017 - 10:56:59 PM

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It is with regret and deep sadness that The Bahamas Olympic Committee announces the death of Sir Arlington Butler, former President of The Bahamas Olympic Association and one of the heroes of the Olympic Movement in The Bahamas and around the world.  Sir Arlington passed away in hospital in Nassau, capital city of The Bahamas, on 9th November, 2017 after a long illness.  He is survived by his wife, and four grown children.

Sir Arlington led The Bahamas Olympic Committee from 1972 – 2008 and led the country to eight Olympic Games during that time...
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Fantastic Four off to Mexico City - Nov 5, 2017 - 6:29:50 PM

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The year was 2013, when gold was won for The Bahamas by the Fantastic Four:  Donte Armbrister, Jacobi Bain, Sydney Clarke and Elana Mackey at the “Inaugural ITF/GSDF  12U Team Championship” for the English-Speaking Caribbean in Jamaica. Now four years later, the Fantastic Four have come together one more time to represent their country at the Compass North American IC 16 and Under Junior Challenge in Mexico City.  The 3-day tournament will be held at Club Raquetas Bosques.  Our IC Bahamas Junior Team will play in a round-robin format in singles and doubles events each day against two teams from Mexico and one from the United States.  It is expected to be a very competitive tournament.
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Scotiabank is Run Discipline Sponsor of 31st Conchman Triathlon - Nov 2, 2017 - 6:32:07 PM

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Scotiabank is proud to support the 31st Annual Grand Bahama Conchman Triathlon set for this Saturday, November 4 at Taino Beach.   

“At Scotiabank, we are committed to helping young persons in our community become better off. We are happy to partner with Conchman as the exclusive sponsor of the run discipline of this year’s triathlon.” said Bruno Styles, Manager, Scotiabank Freeport...
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BTC Blazers take Second Place Silver in Softball Round Robin - Nov 1, 2017 - 11:40:37 AM


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The Grand Bahama BTC Blazers came prepared for a showdown on the softball field, blazing their way to a Silver place finish in The Bahamas Softball Federation Rozina National Round Robin & Championships at the Balliou Hills Sporting Field. The team travelled to New Providence from Grand Bahama Island last weekend to participate in the annual event along with Quinton Rolle of BTC's Street Squad who served as the team's starting first baseman. Continuing its longstanding tradition of supporting Bahamian athletes, BTC was a proud sponsor of this year's event having supported this and similar softball events around the country since 1968.BTC is also a proud inductee of The Bahamas Softball Federation Hall of fame since 2014...
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Elite Athlete Subvention Panel Announced - Oct 30, 2017 - 8:35:53 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard in a press conference, Monday, October 30, 2017 thanked those who have helped to develop the Elite Athlete Subvention Programme on behalf of the Ministry.  He also saluted those who have benefited from it over the years.  The Minister especially thanked those who are now a part of the newly-formed panel that is tasked with revising the programme.

Minister Pintard stated, at the Kendal G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium: “during the various courtesy calls with various federations and associations, the Ministry promised to work with them in revamping the subvention programme...
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Sailors Celebrate ‘Sir Durward Knowles 100 Regatta’ - Oct 30, 2017 - 3:40:48 PM

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The Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Regatta Division, joined organizers of ‘Sir Durward Knowles 100 Regatta,’ along with the Bahamas Olympic Association (BOA), Bahamas Sailing Association (BSA), the National Family Island Regatta (NFIR), ‘One Bahamas’ Foundation, and the Sailing Association Commodores and Sailors at Nassau Yacht Club on Friday evening, October 27, to celebrate the historic occasion of the Sir Durward Knowles 100 Regatta.

As the sun set on the poolside celebration overlooking Montagu Foreshore and Marina, Minister of Agriculture & Fisheries the Hon. Renward Wells addressed the dozens of supporters who came out to wish the benevolent “Sir Durward” a Happy 100th Birthday, as well...
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CIBC FirstCaribbean Staff Support Scholastic Achievement through Youth Soccer - Oct 27, 2017 - 2:00:51 PM

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Some aspiring soccer stars will get the opportunity to hone their skills on the field and in their classrooms as well.

The youngsters drawn from three local schools will benefit as part of the YESi (Youth Empowerment Through Soccer International) programme, which was started at Gambier School in western New Providence by former professional player and national team standout Happy Hall in 2010, and now includes kids from Carmichael and Adelaide schools.
Sports
SSL Finals 2017, Star champions and newcomers - Oct 27, 2017 - 12:44:28 PM

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The 5th edition of the SSL Finals in Nassau, Bahamas will take place from December 4th to Dec 9th and it will crown the champion of champions for the 2017 Star Sailors League. It will be a fiery competition among the top 10 Star Sailors of the SSL Ranking and 15 VIPs skippers invited for their sailing achievements in different classes throughout this year.
 
One of the peculiarity of the SSL Finals is that you can see on the same starting line all-time Star champions with a golden star on their mainsail, some young sailors who haven’t been on a Star before and some sailing heroes who are just not familiar with the boat...
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NPMAC holds tournament; also focusing on Olympics - Oct 23, 2017 - 4:15:19 PM

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With Karate being introduced in the Olympics, the New Providence Martial Arts Centre’s recent tournament shows that The Bahamas will be a force to reckon with.

October 8, 2017 the NPMAC (JKR Bahamas) hosted its annual local tournament at the Saint John’s College school auditorium on Bishop Eldon Drive.

This event was BKF sanctioned and supported by other local Traditional Karate schools including, Sensei Elrick McKinney (Bahamas Karate Academy), Sensei Brian Stapleton (Japan Karate Association)..
Sports
SSL Finals 2017, the VIPs list is shaping up - Oct 20, 2017 - 12:06:01 PM

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45 days to the SSL Finals 2017, the fifth edition of the exciting grand finale of the year for expert Star sailors, valuable champions of other sailing disciplines and legends of the sports.

Nassau, in the Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home for sailors and organizers, Montagu Bay one of the best racing course in the world. The week starts with a four days qualification round with fleet regattas, on Friday evening we’ll know the top ten teams that will go racing on an eliminating round on Saturday...
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Results - The National Tennis Centre 1st Membership Tournament - Oct 4, 2017 - 8:00:07 PM

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The National Tennis Centre's 1st Membership Tournament culminated on Saturday past.  Tournament  Director Wesley Rolle was very pleased with the participation.  The 2-week tournament was proudly sponsored by Providence Advisors.

We extend congratulations to all the winners below:

Open Doubles
Stephen Thompson & Brent Johnson - Winners (6-3, 6-2)
Tommy Turnquest & Kenwood Kerr - Runners-up...
Sports
Top Junior Tennis Athletes shine overseas - Oct 4, 2017 - 7:20:51 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates four (4) of its top junior tennis athletes who recently “turned out” very good performances overseas:
  •     Iesha Shepherd – Freshman, Chicago State University
           Undefeated singles record (5-0) for Women’s Tennis Team (Cougars)
           UIC Fall Invitational, U.S.A...
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