Sports — 09 January 2016

BELMOPAN, Thurs. Jan. 7, 2016–The Mike’s 8-Ball Tournament in Belmopan concluded with a bang, as Special Effects showed they are special and effective, as they defeated Las Flores team; but it was not as easy as 1,2,3, with the championship game going into a tie-breaker in the best-of-two matches. Here’s more.

Match #1: Special Effects won Las Flores, 2-1. For Special Effects, it was Wayne Wiltshire over Ernest Borland, 4-1; then Erwin Woodye, Jr. won Oscar Avelar, 4-2. Las Flores got their only win in the first match, as Salvador Orellana edged David Fernandez, 4-3.

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Match #2: Las Flores came back with blood in their eyes, as they dropped Special Effects, 2-1, to push the game into a tie-breaker. For Las Flores, Oscar Avelar won David Fernandez, 4-1; and Salvador Orellana won Wayne Wilthire, 4-3, after Wayne was already up, 3-0. Now, it was down to the last game, and if Las Flores would win, they would have been the champ; but, Julio Hernandez failed to capitalize, and Erwin Woodye, Jr. of Special Effects made him pay, as he got lucky in the last game and won Julio, 4-3.

In the tie-breaker, Special Effects showed they are the best, as Wayne Wiltshire won Oscar Avelar, 4-2; and David Fernandez said, “Stay calm, I got this,” as he was not going to lose another match, as he hurt Salvador Orellana, 4-2. So, Special Effects was declared the champs, winning individual trophies, a team trophy, $1,400, 2 cases Belikin beer, and bragging rights. Las Flores settled for 2nd place, winning a team trophy, $700, and 1 case Belikin beer. Third place was won by BRC Shooters, winning $250 and 1 case of Belikin beer; and 4th place by Shattaz, winning $100.00 and 1 case of Belikin beer.

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The MVP award was won by Wayne “Mangis” Wiltshire of Special Effects. He received a unique and special trophy donated by Pelayo’s and Associate, owned by Mr. Arturo “Bruce” Pelayo, to whom we say thanks. Much and big thanks to Mike’s Cue Club for donating $2,000.00 cash, Bowen and Bowen for 5 cases of Belikin beer, Hon. John Saldivar for individual trophies, the umpires – Mr. Dean Flowers, Mr. Danilo Rivera, Mr. Jose Alvarenga, Mr. Moises Aguirre and Mr. Victor Orellana. Thanks also to Amandala for always publishing our results, and to Love FM sports update.

CONGRATS TO SPECIAL EFFECTS; BIG WIN!!!

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