Humbert Davis, first vice-president of the National Association of Domino Bodies (NADB), has hailed the late Livingston Pinnock, who was the first administrator to put Jamaica on the world map in the sport, as a legend of the game.
Pinnock, who was the president of the Jamaica Domino Association (JDA) before the closure of the association in 2000, died on Sunday, August 7, 2022, of pneumonia. He was 75 years old.
"He was a good administrator of the game. He was a very good organiser as well. Although he was not as good as a player as his role in the organisation. He [also] took the game of domino very seriously. During his time as president there were some 40-odd and 50-odd teams playing one time on a Sunday.
"That's how it used to be under his leadership, and up to this day, we can't get back that relationship and energy from teams playing domino. Pinnock was a stalwart in community and condolences to his family and friends from the NABD," Davis said.
"Under his leaderships, Jamaica went abroad to play in domino competitions in places such as America, Cayman and Cuba, to name a few. I can remember they won the National Cup in Santiago, Cuba, in 1994," he continued.
Davis said that it was Pinnock who brought him into the administration side of the game.
"I got my break through Pinnock. I knew Pinnock really well as I used to captain the St Joseph domino team playing the competition under his association. Prinnock was the one who introduced me to the administration part; I eventually became the chairman of the assoiction.
"After the association ended, this was when the NADB was formed and took over the development of the sport in the country. I can say that he taught me well over the years and his legacy will live on and on," said Davis.
As a tribute to the great Pinnock, Davis said that there will be a tournament to honour him.
"He was a great man and all great men should be remembered and honoured for their impact both on people and on the nation. And so, we will be doing something for him; will have a one-day domino tournament in his name. we don't decided on the date as yet but very soon though," ended Davis.