USADF Open dominoes tourney gets cracking today

A 27-team one week Open dominoes competition sponsored by the United States of America Dominoes Federation and organised by Mark Wiltshire will get underway today at the La Belle Hotel and Bar, Norton Street from 2pm.

According to Wiltshire, the tournament, known as the 2014 Cuffy 250 Open dominoes tournament, is expected toattract the cream of the country’s  dominoes players vying for the $150,000 purse along with bragging rights.

Secretary of the Georgetown Dominoes Association Mark Wiltshire (left), president of the USA Dominoes Federation George Abrams (centre) and PRO of the GDA Basil Bradshaw display the trophies.
Secretary of the Georgetown Dominoes Association Mark Wiltshire (left), president of the USA Dominoes Federation George Abrams (centre) and PRO of the GDA Basil Bradshaw display the trophies.

Apart from the lucrative cash prize, the wining team will take home a trophy while the runner-ups grab $75,000 and third place $35,000. The player that shared the first love will receive $5,000 and the player of the final will collect a trophy and $5,000.

The play-offs are expected to commence on January 10, while the finals will be played the following day at Channel Nine compound. Trophies for the tournament are being donated by president of the United States Dominoes Federation George Abrams. Entrance fee is $9,000 per team

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