Sports — 07 December 2012 — by Erwin Woodye, Jr. - General Secretary, BBSF

The Belize Billiards Sports Federation (BBSF) is happy to share that the players who went to participate in an individual shoot-out at Estadio Mateo Flores, Guatemala City, on December 1 and 2, dominated, as they won seven out of twelve medals. We congratulate and thank the guys who represented the Jewel and gained maximum respect from the players who participated from Guatemala and Salvador. Here are the rankings:

In 8-Ball – Mark Reyes of Orange Walk ranked 1st place, while Jevon Parham of Toledo ranked 4th. Muy bien, mi amigos! 2nd and 3rd place went to the Guatemalans.

In 9-Ball – A Guatemalan ranked 1st, but thereafter, the Belizeans rounded-up the top 4, as Elder “Small Chino” Paredes of Belmopan ranked 2nd, Leroy Jacobs of Orange Walk ranked 3rd, and Jevon Parham again of Toledo ranked 4th. Mucho respecto!!

In 10-Ball – Yes, 10-Ball. Well, we don’t play this game in Belize; but after a crash course on the rules, our boys decided to compete for the first time in this game. And they sure enough embarrassed some Guatemalans on their game and their home table, as Jevon Parham ranked 3rd and Mark Reyes ranked 4th, while the Guatemalans took 1st place and Salvador took 2nd.

It was a long ride to the Guatemala City, but the players showed that they’ve got skills and the ability to represent their country on the international table.

We truly appreciate the efforts and the medals earned. You guys are champs, and we take our hats off to you. Special thanks extended to Rapidito Loan of Corozal, Panifipadora La Popular Bakery of Orange Walk, Price Premier Products of Belize City, and Mr. Isaias Lima, President of the BBSF, who accompanied the team and assisted in making the trip a reality. Much thanks also to the Billiards Federation of Guatemala who hosted the tournament and provided hotel accommodation and food.

Congrats again, guys! You are considered BIG GUNS in Belize Billiards.

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