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Domino body, church join hands to launch domino tourney

BY RUDDY ALLEN
Observer staff reporter
ruddya@jamaicaobserver.com

Friday, December 07, 2018

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In a continuation of their thrust to build the sport, the National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB) has turned their attention to unite, prepare, nurture, and promote talent among Christians from various churches across the island.

The NADB, along with other coordinators, has organised a domino tournament for churches, it was announced at a press conference held at the Duhaney Park New Testament Church of God on Sunday. The tournament is set to pose off tomorrow in the community of Red Hills Road.

Humbert Davis, first vice-president of NADB, said that this move to include churches in their programme is another way to uplift the sport and also a part of their new thrust of “information, transportation, transformation, occupation and education”.

“Our programme is about information. It is about playing dominoes for transformation and that it is very important to all aspects of life and we don't want to leave anyone out, and so we have decided to take the churches as well,” Davis said.

Christopher Hutchinson, senior Pastor at the Duhaney Park New Testament Church of God, welcomed the move by NADB to include the churches in its programme.

“This initiative to have a domino tournament is a very good idea. We believe that sport is a medium to bring people together, to bring communities together and it helps definitely to forging life skills with building that kind of interaction; that kind of communication between persons,” he noted.

Carl Mitchell, the National Sports Ministry director for the New Testament Churches, also shared his view about the new step.

“We have been going around promoting this [domino tournament] and hence a lot of churches are already aware of this competition... it is just a matter of time when they will be able to be a part of it as time progresses.

“This domino competition is really important, and it is not only for the competition alone, but it is also the people as well. When we have realised that most of the corner shops, most of the little bars and even anywhere in the communities, you will always [be] seeing persons playing dominoes,” Mitchell noted.

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