Sport

For the love of the game

Husband and wife partner in search of domino glory

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Print this page Email A Friend!


The Vineyard Town residents are partners in marriage and also across the domino table. The more seasoned player of the two, Patrick, has been playing for four years, and while it has only been a year since Sherica drew her first hand, the two are confident that their partnership will result in a major win in the Dragon competition.

“Every time we play together, we play as partners. We have a good chemistry where he is more the leader, while I am always the holder of the game,” Sherica shared.

She recalls detesting dominoes on account of the strain it had put on the marriage. Patrick, she says, was frequently out with friends enjoying the game.

“He had always loved playing dominoes. He loved it so much that we used to argue over it. I had to tell him that he needs to spend more time at home and stop going out to play. So one day he took me to a game and let me play. Then it all kicked off from there,” she said.

Sherica has learned so much more about her husband by being his 'pardie', including a bit about his competitive side.

“It's sometimes rough because he takes the game very seriously. He really likes to win, so I have to always be on top of things,” she noted.

The Stephens, who represent the Mango Tree Strikers Domino Club, have been practising their strategy at least twice a week in preparation for the Dragon Stout-sponsored competition. They will square off against other teams in hopes of winning a piece of the $3.5 million in cash and prizes.

The tournament will see players from four domino leagues across the island including the Portmore League, Western League, Portland League and the Jamaica Domino Council Association from Kingston and St Andrew.

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT