St. John’s , Antigua (October 20th ):- Antigua & Barbuda and St Kitts/Nevis will renew their eternal sporting rivalry this weekend, this time by way of amateur golf.
A team of golfers, headlined by cricket king and national hero Sir Vivian Richards will travel to St Kitts to take part in this weekend’s inaugural Z-Cup; in two days of both individual and pairs competition.
The team of 20 will include Sir Viv’s longtime golf partner Errol Samuel and local cricket association president Leon “Kuma” Rodney, and is being captained by Tunka Williams and Manfred Schweizer.
Speaking at yesterday’s press launch at the Cedar Valley Golf Club, Williams expressed hopes of both this competition’s future expansion, and in potentially growing the sport locally.
“We hope (this inaugural event) will promote the sport, not only along the lovers of the game, but among young people who are coming up in the communities of Antigua & Barbuda and, I dare say, St Kitts and Nevis as well,” Williams said.
Appreciated sponsorship by Scotiabank and Eye Mobile Vision Care is making it all possible.
The event – the first amateur competitive golf cup tournament to be held in the region – will be the first of an annual duel between the neighbouring nations, with the 2016 edition already slated to be held in Antigua & Barbuda.
The possibility of other countries joining the mix as time goes on always exists; but first up, however, is this weekend – and a date with the Kittitian clan.
Along with the above-mentioned names, the team of 20 includes Amaya Athill, Byron Andrew, Connie Nicolas, Dion Massiah, Dave Christian, Ceri Mort, Howard Adams, Jonathan Pigott, Mike Pigott, Paul Ryan, Errol Hodge, Ivan Hixon, Hilroy Humphreys, Navin Singh, and Daniel Cadet.
They will leave for St Kitts and Nevis on Thursday and Friday.