Champions face off as domino league gets underway

Friday, April 26, 2019

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It will be a case of champions versus champions when Campari go up against Digicel Jamaica in the the first round of the well-anticipated 2019 National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB) Kingston & St Andrew Region Business House League today.

According to league organisers, this year's tournament will be boosted by the introduction of a new officiating method. Instead of judges and referees, NADB is moving to a more “technical approach” in utilising interpreters to officiate games.

Campari, back-to-back Division One title winners, will travel to 14 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall, to face Division Two champions Digicel in a cross-zone affair in what should be an easy win for Campari.

In 2017, Campari denied Kingston Wharves a historic fourth-consecutive Division One title in an intense 117-107 encounter to lift the title for the first time in many years. Campari then defeated Kingston Wharves 103-91 in last year's final, setting up a chance of equalising Kingston Wharves' third-consecutive hold on the crown.

Digicel edged RJRGleaner 106-105 to lift the Division Two championship last year, but going up against Campari in their first match of the season could cause some interruption to their signal.

In other Zone B games, RJRGleaner host Urban Development Corporation (UDC) at their North Street base in what should be a highly contested match-up as the game could go either way, while the Jamaica Observer, who are bat home at Beechwood Avenue, Kingston 5, should get the better of National Baking Company.

Over in Zone A, Ministry of Finance (MOF) welcome Kingston Wharves at 30 National Heroes Circle in what should be an easy encounter for the visitors.

Former champions Seprod host last year's Knockout champions Wray & Nephew Limited at Spanish Town Road, Kingston 11. The match is expected to be a close encounter between the two teams, but the edge is given to Seprod based on consistency.

In Division Two, last year's semi-finalist Sagicor Jamaica Limited should get off to a winning start when they travel to South Camp Road to face Stewart Automotive Group in Zone A, while it is expected to be a close match between former Division One team National Housing Trust (NHT) and host Kris n Charles at Eureka Cresent, Kingston 5.

Over in Zone B, the demoted National Commercial Bank (NCB) should come out as winners against Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) at the Wellness and Recreation Centre at Phoenix Avenue, Kingston 10 and Port Authority should have an easy task at hand as they host the debutantes Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) atDuke Street, downtown Kingston.

All matches are scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm.

— Ruddy Allen

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