Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith scored one goal to assist his Police team to a 5-0 victory over QPCC in the Mixed Veterans division of the Trinidad and Tobago Hockey Board (TTHB) National Indoor competition that concluded over the weekend.

Griffith scored the third item in the 18th minute following on teammate Solomon Eccles’ opening double (11, 12th). Nicholas Wren (22nd) and national marksman Roger Daniel (24th) rounded out the scoring for the Lawmen.

In the open Men’s and Women’s competition, Police and Shandy Carib Magnolias were crowned new champs respectively.

Police recorded a comfortable 5-1 triumph over the Defence Force while Magnolias put in a little more effort to secure a 6-3 victory over Malvern.

In related news, the annual Magnolia Indoor tournament will take place from November 20-23.

The tournament comprises the top local men’s and ladies clubs, male and female Under-21 teams and the veterans. All Divisional Finals will be played on Saturday, November 23.

Teams will be striving to capture the winners’ pot of $4,000 in both the Open Men and Women divisions. There will also be cash awards for the other divisions as well. Each division and placements, along with selected outstanding individual performances will also be awarded. Patrons and supporters are not forgotten, as every night there will be various attractive door and special prizes to be won.

TTHB Indoor final results:


Open Men

Police 5 (Dwain Quan Chan 13th, Jordan Reynos 16th, 34th, Solomon Eccles 26th, Akim Toussaint 35th) Defence Force 1 (Marcus James 34th)

Open Women

Magnolias 6 (Savannah De Freitas 31st, 31st, 32nd, Tracey Lee-James 9th, 20th, Rebekah Ngui 5th) Malvern 3 (Krizia Layne 1st, Oire Trotman 15th, 17th)

Trinity Men

Notre Dame 3 QPCC 3

Dames won 3-2 on sudden-death penalty shoot out

Trinity Women

Harvard Checkers 6 Notre Dame 2

U-19 Boys

Paragon 7 (Tariq Singh 4th, 12th, 18th, Tarell Singh 10th, Daniel Mc Kie 23rd, Christian John 36th, Okeem Brathwaite 38th) Malvern 2 (Aidan Marcano 14th, Jovan Wren 34th)

U-19 Girls

Magnolias 3 (Toni Campbell 12th, 24th, 38th) Paragon 1 (Naomi Sampson 2nd)

Mixed Veterans

Police 5 (Solomon Eccles 11th, 12th, Gary Griffith 18th, Nicholas Wren 22nd, Roger Daniel 24th) QPCC 0

Third-place playoff

Open Men

QPCC 4 (Darren Cowie 9th, Marcus Daniel 17th, Aidan De Gannes 22nd, 26th) Malvern 3 (Daniel Byer 2nd, 23rd, Kristien Emmanuel 20th)

Open Women

Paragon 7 (Zene Henry 10th, Kristin Thompson 14th, 16th, 31st, 40th, Keima Gardiner 27th, Danielle Thompson 28th) Ventures 3 (Dominique Robinson 12th, Amanda George 29th, 36th)


The Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dealt out a scolding to the executives of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), while also confirming the official termination of their action against the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA).

No West Indies player will be forced to travel on the tour of England if they feel uncomfortable with arrangements, Cricket West Indies chief executive Johnny Grave has said.

Local racing authorities have not given up on seeing the resumption of the sport sooner rather than later, and attempts are being made to gain permission from the Government to re-start racing at Santa Rosa Park, Arima in just over two weeks.

Kelly-Ann Baptiste is preparing for her fifth Olympic outing, and is grateful to have another year of preparation ahead of her final shot at precious metal on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

Like me, the pigeon on the ledge of a third floor window at Express House is surveying life on the Brian Lara Promenade. There is semi-traffic on the ground below.