|Florida pair takes world
|-- Jermaine Lannaman|
Sunday, October 26,
JAMAICAN-BORN Steve Martin and
Norman Lindo, representing Florida, were crowned world domino
champions after beating Jamaicans Clifford Langley and Oneil Duffus
3-2 in the final at the Renaissance Jamaica Grande Hotel last
In the most exciting final of the
tournament's five-year history, Martin and Lindo ensured that the
Air Jamaica World Championship of Dominoes title returned to the US
for the second consecutive year.
"I told them that nobody in the
world could beat us and tonight we proved it," said an elated
Martin, who with Lindo, came from two games down to clinch the
thriller 6-2, 6-5, 1-6, 2-6, 2-6.
"I was born to play and now that I
am the greatest in the world... nothing feels better," he added.
For their efforts, Lindo and Martin
won US$25,000 and the National Bakery trophy, while Duffus and
Langley took home US$12,500.
The final, watched by a large
Grande Hall audience, brought an end to the three-day championship,
which attracted a record 222 participants from 15 Caribbean, North
American and South American countries.
In the play-off for third place,
Alvin Powell and Charles Smalling from Christiana defeated Rupert
Nattoo and Carlton Young of Kingston and Linstead to go home
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