Team Red Hills win at Nutramix Double Six Domino Championship Grand Final

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

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After three exciting months the finals of the second staging of 2017 Nutramix Double Six Championship took place at the popular Turtle River Park in Ocho Rios, St Ann, recently, with Team Red Hills ending as winners.

The day kicked off at 3:00 pm with an open tournament. The proceedings gathered steam as players jockeyed to secure a place in the competition's final round.

The championship saw 16 teams — 13 from the competition's eight regional elimination rounds, as well as three additional teams drawn from the open tournament, compete for a cash prize of $250,000, 300 baby chicks and one tonne of feed.

As the finals were in progress the aroma of heated competition filled the air as competitors battled to secure the main prize and bragging rights.

Brothers Cleveland and Phillip Beech only heard about the open tournament at the grand finale and decided to try their luck. Well, 'Lady luck' was surely on their side as the duo, playing under the name Team Red Hills, emerged as the 2017 Nutramix Double Six Grand Champions.

“One of our club members told us about it [competition] and so we decided to come down here and participate in the tournament. Right now, I am feeling on top of the world,” Cleveland explained shortly after the team won.

While Phillip said: “This is our first time entering a domino tournament. I am a lover of the sport because I can't play any other sport. Across Jamaica I have always been playing dominoes.”

The brothers, who are livestock and poultry farmers from Burnt Side in St Andrew, used quick thinking and tenacity in their quest to win the championship.

“We just put the dominoes in the right and proper way. We also focused and played it clean, and that's how we came out victorious,” explained Phillip.

Team Strike Force comprising Dexon Daley and Samuel Grant emerged second place winners. The duo also finished in second place at the competition's eighth regional round, held in Montego Bay three weeks ago.

“It was a great experience for me, and I just hope that the sponsors will continue to support the sport of domino, as well as the farmers across Jamaica,” said Grant.

For their efforts, Team Strike Force won second place trophies, 150 baby chicks, half tonne of feed, and $50,000 in cash.

The Nutramix Double Six Domino Championship seeks to create relationships and give back to farmers while encouraging potential farmers to get involved in the agricultural industry. It also aims to celebrate the spirit of the domino game, a popular pastime for Jamaicans far and wide.

Events and promotions coordinator at Nutramix, Kemoi Burke, was pleased with the day's proceedings.

“Firstly, I must say thank you to all the competitors. They have undoubted passion for the game of domino and the entire Nutramix team is happy to share in this experience with them.

“This tournament was specifically created for our farmers; allowing them an opportunity to win Nutramix feeds and other prizes, all while enjoying their favourite pastime,” Burke said.

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