T&T’s chances of claiming a first ever Caribbean Netball Association Jean Pierre Youth (Under-16) Championship title suffered a heavy setback after they fell to a 0-3 mark in Castries, St Lucia, yeterday. Following a 17-234 loss in its tournament opener on Saturday night, the Jayde Montoute-captained squad then suffered losses to St Vincent and The Grenadines, 14-21 on Sunday night, and in yesterday’s first session, at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, they went under to Dominica, 18-21.
On Sunday, host and 2011 champions St Lucia followed up its win over Bermuda in the 15th edition of the competition with victory over Dominica, and Bermuda upstaged Grenada. And in yesterday other early matches, Grenada got the better of St Vincent and The Grenadines while Barbados, winners in 2005 and 2012 overcame Bermuda.
Last night, T&T, which had its best finish of runner-up in 1998, 2000, 2001 and 2008, all to Jamaica and was fifth last year came up against Bermuda while it meets Barbados (Wednesday April 15) and St Lucia, a day later. The tournament was originally carded to be an eight-team event, but St Kitts/Nevis opted out earlier this week while defending champions and ten-time winners overall, Jamaica decided against defending its title.
Venue: Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports Complex, St Lucia
Shooting Competition, 4.15 pm
Dominica vs Grenada, 6.15 pm
St Vincent & Grenadines vs Bermuda, 6.30 pm
Barbados vs St Lucia, 7 pm
T&T vs Barbados, 6.15 pm
St Vincent & Grenadines vs Dominica, 6.30 pm
Grenada vs St Lucia, 7 pm
Dominica vs Bermuda, 6 pm
T&T vs St Lucia, 6.15 pm
St Vincent & Grenadines vs Barbados, 7 pm
Closing Ceremony, 8 pm