Sports — 11 November 2017 — by Mervin “Rugged” Flores
Dangriga sports stats

DANGRIGA, Wed. Nov. 8, 2017–Cycling
Tex-Bel Farm and the Dangriga Town Council, along with the Dangriga Amateur Cycling Association, will be hosting the First Annual Coconut Fest Race this Saturday, November 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. This race was postponed from October 28 because of rain.

This race will start (and finish) from in front of Eldrid Martinez Park on George Price Drive, right across from Dangriga Bowen & Bowen Distributors, and head on the Southern Highway to Maya Centre and back, a total of 40 miles. For Juniors and Masters only, prizes remain the same for both Juniors and Masters categories; also, there will be station prizes, and a special prize for the first Dangriga rider who passes the finish line first. Registration per rider is $10.00.

T.V. Ramos Classic
The T.V. Ramos Cycling Classic on Monday, November 20, will start (and finish) from in front of Kay’s Kool Spot on George Price Drive, right across from the old Eden Rose, at 10:00 a.m. The Elite riders, which we all know them as the Cross Country riders, will be going to Placencia junction and back. Juniors and Masters will be going to Maya Centre and back.

More information coming as the days go by for this year’s T.V. Ramos Classic. This will also be the final event on this year’s Garifuna Settlement Day calendar.
2nd Annual Wamule Fishing Tournament

On the morning of November 4 at 5:15 a.m., the 8 teams were registered, and each boat was inspected by Miss Lisa Smith and Miss Jolene Dawson to ensure that every icebox left the dock with just ice and no fish.
At 6:00 a.m., the boats left the dock and the competition started. Each team was required to return to the dock by 3:00 p.m., and failure to do so resulted in disqualification.
No drop fishing nor drift fishing was allowed; only trolling. They were also required to release any fish under 24 inches.

At the end of the day, these were the stats:
1st Place – Nutcracker – captain Brad Bowman, with 118 pounds of fish, received $2,000.00.
2nd Place – Mero – captain Christopher Usher, with 99 pounds of fish, received $1,000.00.
3rd Place – De Cuda – captain Norman Usher, with 83 pounds of fish, received $500.00.
Biggest Rock Fish – 12 1/2 pounds, caught by the NutCracker Crew, who received a trophy.
Biggest Barrow – 11 pounds, caught by the Mero Crew, who received a trophy.
Biggest King Fish – 10 pounds, caught by the Mero Crew, who received a trophy.

The proceeds from the registration and a fish from every boat that participated will be donated to POWA for their fundraising hudut sale on November 19, 2017.

This competition was sponsored by Hon. Frank “Pawpa” Mena, Hon. Erwin Contreras and Garbutt’s Marine.

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