Results of the 18th Annual Tabernacle Baptist Academy Thanksgiving Tournament
- Dec 5, 2016 - 1:18:37 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- The 2016 Thanksgiving holiday season was
nothing short of phenomenal for the 130 participants and supporters who
travelled to Grand Bahama Island for this year’s Tabernacle Baptist
Thanksgiving Classic, November 23rd-26th, 2016.
tournament gave the visiting athletes from Tennessee an opportunity to
gain international exposure, creating lasting memories, and foster new
relationships with many of the resident players...
Best of the Best Regatta 2016 Awards Ceremony
- Dec 4, 2016 - 8:56:09 PM
The Bahamas -- International and local sailors took up the challenge of
four days of competitive sailing at Montagu Bay in the Best of the Best
Regatta, December 1-4, 2016. Pictured are local sailors presented with
their trophies in the final Award Ceremony, December 4.
General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling presented awards to
Class A champions, the crew of Tida Wave; Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie presented awards to the Class B
champions, the crew of Susan Chase; and Minister of Agriculture and
USA's Mendelblatt & Fatih victorious at Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau
- Dec 3, 2016 - 7:57:07 PM
Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih (USA) have won the SSL Finals 2016
and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. In a dramatic final day,
the American pair came with a whisker of being eliminated in the Semi
Final and a highly competitive final race, saw three different teams
take the lead in an epic display of sensational racing in the tactically
challenging Montagu Bay, Nassau, Bahamas.
10 teams contested
the SSL Finals 2016, in the Star Sailors League Knock-out format. The
trade winds were back in the bay with 12 knots of breeze pumping up at
times and shifting both left and right on the short race track...
Ten Teams Announced for Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau
- Dec 2, 2016 - 5:10:38 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Light airs forced a delay to the start of the fourth
and final day of the SSL Qualifying Rounds to select ten teams for the
SSL Finals 2016, which take place tomorrow. Diego Negri & Sergio
Lambertenghi (ITA) won the Qualifying Rounds, giving the Italians a bye
to the SSL Grand Final. Mark Mendleblatt & Brian Fatih (USA)
finished the Qualifying Rounds in second place, giving the Americans a
bye into the Semi Final. Sailors from Brazil, Croatia, Denmark, France,
Germany, Northern Ireland and Poland, will be joining the top two in the
SSL Finals. Live coverage will be freely available on the internet,
from 1600 GMT on Saturday 3 December.
“We are always the best in the qualification round!!" said Sergio Lambertenghi...
Best of the Best Regatta Day Series Race Action
- Dec 2, 2016 - 12:22:09 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Photos capture some of the action of the Day
Series races at the 'Best of the Best Regatta,' December 1-4 at Montagu
Tida Wave - Class A Winner
New Susan Chase - Class B Winner
Sacrifice - Class C Winner
Bahamas Football Association offers condolences to Colombia's Chapecoense Football Association
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:41:39 AM
Moment of Silence At All Matches This Weekend
Bahamas Football Association sends its condolences to the Chapecoense
Football Association. The following statement was published on the BFA's
“There are no words to express how deeply sorry we are to
hear about the tragedy that occurred late Monday night. The Bahamas
Football Association send our condolences to your club, and the friends,
family and loved ones of those affected by this tragic event. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you all. “
Cat Island Sailing Club invests in youth
- Dec 2, 2016 - 11:05:51 AM
The future of Cat Island is beginning to look brighter, as the Cat
Island Sailing Club Association awarded five students with scholarships
to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).
of the association, Pat Strachan, believes that the club should be
known beyond being a group of people organizing a regatta, but rather as
a group that ought to do things for the Cat Island community that
leaves a lasting impression and helps it to grow...
Grand Bahama Sailing Club sends 4 youths to Star Sailors League in Nassau to compete for Grand Prize
- Dec 2, 2016 - 10:26:32 AM
Freeport, Bahamas – The Grand Bahama Sailing Club is proud to be sending
4 sailors from our island to compete at the exclusive Star Sailors
League Finals this weekend in Nassau. Qualifying in the Optimist Class
we have Hugo Alnebeck who will enter the event ranked number 1 in the
Bahamas and Jaheim Russell who qualified as a VIP. In the Laser Radial
Class, Tai Moss and Michael Sanchez will be representing the GBSC,
qualifying through their overall rankings for the year. The event itself
is a compete by invitation only as it is also going to be attended by
most of the top sailors in the world such as Robert Scheidt of Brazil
and Diego Negri of Italy...
Hero World Challenge Participants Plan to Enjoy The Bahamas
- Dec 1, 2016 - 10:18:38 AM
It’s not all business for Dustin Johnson or Jordan Spieth, who are
both in New Providence to participate in the Hero World Challenge. The
pair -- both of whom are among the top five golfers in the world -- said
when they’re not teeing off on the greens, they plan to have a little
fun in the sun.
Both golfers will begin competition on Thursday
at the Albany golf course. But they said golf is not the only form of
play they intend to engage in...
Eastern Michigan is Headed to Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
- Nov 30, 2016 - 11:21:58 AM
The stage is now set for the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl with Eastern Michigan
accepting the bid to represent the Mid-American Conference in an
historic match-up against Old Dominion University.
Michigan Eagles will face Old Dominion Monarchs on Friday, December 23
at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. This will be Eastern Michigan’s first
time playing a bowl game since 1987.
Sports Tourism Marketing Director Virginia Kelly congratulated Eastern Michigan today...
Tiger Woods happy to be in The Bahamas for Hero World Challenge
- Nov 29, 2016 - 9:36:35 PM
Woods said The Bahamas is a special place
Bahamas as a “special place”, Tiger Woods suggested Tuesday that his
love for the destination was one of the reasons he decided to make his
comeback at the Hero World Challenge.
“The Bahamas is a special
place… but I also made my comeback here because this is my event,” Woods
said at a press conference at Albany...
Sports Legends visit Defence Force Base
- Nov 29, 2016 - 10:46:17 AM
Coral Harbour Base - (RBDF):Organizers of the Bahamas National
Sports Hall of Fame, along with four sports aficionados were recent
special guests of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force as they were hosted to
a luncheon at the Coral Harbour Base.
Spearheaded by organizers
Enid Stuart and Oria Wood-Knowles, the delegation also included
representatives from the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. The
national Hall of Fame honorees visiting the base included Sister Annie
Thompson (Basketball), Nathaniel Knowles (Boxing), Dr. Willard Barr
representing Ernie Barr (Boxing) and Oria Wood Knowles-representing Jim
First Team Selected for Popeyes Bahamas Bowl
- Nov 28, 2016 - 9:23:37 PM
Members of Old Dominion University’s (ODU) football team will have their
passports stamped in The Bahamas next month when they arrive in Nassau
to participate in the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.
ODU accepted a bid to represent Conference USA at the December 23rd match-up.
will be the Monarchs’ first time playing a bowl game in their school
history. The Virginia team’s opponents have yet to be determined but
will either come from the American Athletic Conference or the
BTC & FIFA Sign Partnership for International Games
- Nov 28, 2016 - 12:04:03 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas - BTC and FIFA today, officially announced their
partnership for the 2017 Beach Soccer World Cup scheduled to take place
in The Bahamas.
Anton Sealy, President of The Bahamas Football
Association expressed that they were happy that BTC has agreed to
partner with the BFA and by extension FIFA. He noted that “Corporate
sponsorship is always important in executing events of this nature. We
are happy that BTC has agreed to partner with the BFA and by extension
FIFA.” Jeffrey Beckles, Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee for
the event in his remarks stated that “BTC continues to pave the way in
terms of corporate partnerships...
Double Olympic gold medalist, and award-winning director lend talents to new Komen Bahamas ad
- Nov 28, 2016 - 11:07:40 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – An Olympic legend and an award-winning director have teamed-up for an emotional breast cancer television ad.
Olympic gold medalist, Pauline Davis-Thompson is the star of a new
commercial promoting the upcoming Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the
Cure® event. Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. is the lead
organizer and sponsor of Komen Bahamas...
Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium Construction Update
- Nov 25, 2016 - 12:02:45 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a
press conference, Nov 16, 2016 to update the public on progress of the
construction of the Andre Rodgers Baseball Stadium. Project Architect
Mike Foster (center) said construction is ahead of schedule and should
meet completion in the Summer of 2017.
The Hon. Daniel Johnson, Minster
of Youth, Sports and Culture, right, said they would be using a
synthetic field instead of a grass field because when it rains a
synthetic field can be dried more quickly and after a hour or two the
game can still be played, whereas on a grass field it would probably
have to be postponed to another day...
Best of The Best Regatta To Expand Sports Tourism
- Nov 24, 2016 - 6:12:00 PM
The Best of the Best Regatta scheduled for December 1-4 is looking to
bring sailors from all around the world to The Islands of The Bahamas
and is expected to put the spotlight on the country.
Ministry of Tourism has teamed up with officials from the Ministry of
Agriculture and Marine Resources and the Stars Sailors League (SSL) to
put on the event to be held at Fort Montague Bay...
Junkanoo Jam Kicks Off in Bimini
- Nov 24, 2016 - 12:22:02 PM
BIMINI, Bahamas- Thursday, November 24th, 2016 marks the official opening of the 14th annual Junkanoo Jam Basketball Tournament.
Generally held on Grand Bahama Island, the tournament was relocated to Bimini due to damages caused by Hurricane Matthew.
exciting Thanksgiving weekend tournament, set for November 24th-26th,
features eight NCAA Division One women's basketball teams hailing from
Creighton University, University of Dayton, University of Georgia,
Georgia Tech University,
Drake University returns for fifth year to Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas
- Nov 21, 2016 - 12:21:24 PM
Students to Also Learn Leadership at Sea While in The Country
Bahamas – For the fifth year in a row, a group of
Drake University students will travel to The Bahamas in January to take
part in the Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW).
Weekend, which includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K
and Marathon Bahamas, will take place on January 14-15, 2017.
Drake University’s participation in the event has become tradition as
the hugely popular event remains a staple on the sports tourism
First Japan Karate-do Ryobu-Kai Intl. Tournament Held in Nassau
- Nov 18, 2016 - 2:56:21 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The New Providence Martial Arts Centre (NPMAC)
recently hosted its first international training camp and tournament at
the New Providence Martial Arts Centre dojo in the Shirley Street Plaza.
to become an annual event, the training and tournament have been billed
a success by the local and international instructors, who were also
taking keen note of potential for representation at the stated Karate as
a sport in the 2020 Olympics...