Badminton stars coming for international tourney

first_imgDetermined to be a force to be reckoned with globally in the sport of badminton, Jamaica will stage the second annual International Badminton Tournament this month. The tournament will feature a stellar cast of internationally ranked players who will lock horns with Jamaica’s best for Rio 2016 Olympics qualifying points and US$6,000 in prize money. Action will take place at the National Indoor Sports Centre from March 17-20. Competition will take place in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles competition. Martin Giuffre of Canada, the reigning men’s singles champion, will be back to defend his crown. He is ranked 74th in the world. Also 60th-ranked Osleni Guerro of Cuba is expected to feature, as well as 66th- ranked Howard Shu of the United States. In the women’s singles competition, last year’s runner-up, Zuzana Pavelkova of the Czech Republic is slated to feature; as well as 58th-ranked Jeannine Cicognini of Italy and 75th, Telma Santos of Portugal. TOP NAMES The local hopefuls are led by many-time champions Gareth Henry and his sister, Geordine Henry. Mikaylia Haldane, Garron Palmer, Sean Wilson, Samuel Ricketts, and Katherine Wynter are other top Jamaican names. Jamaica Badminton Association president David Thomas has outlined that the local players will relish the opportunity and may even spring surprises as they look to improve their level of play and competitiveness. Speaking at yesterday’s launch at the Jamaica Olympic Association on Cunningham Avenue, general manager of the Sports Development Foundation Denzil Wilks praised the event’s organisers and sponsors and implored Jamaicans to support a world-class event. “When you approach the Independence Park facilities in the latter part of next week and you see flags and feather banners on the western side of the facility, please recognise that Champs is not the only activity taking place. Let us join them as our little but tallawah country stages two huge championships simultaneously,” Wilks said.last_img read more

Seat Ateca rises in ‘Top 100’ rankings – and now available at DMG Motors!

first_imgThe Seat Ateca, available now at DMG Motors, has taken 23rd place in the Irish Times’  ‘Top 100 Cars’ for 2018!The new SEAT Ateca is SEAT’s first venture into the SUV market, and follows in the fun and stylish trend SEAT is known for.The defined bodywork and strong stance makes the Ateca the best looking in its sector, and its performance won’t let you down either. It’s composed yet sporty to drive, giving all the fun you’d want from an SUV. The style and design is based on the always impressive SEAT Leon, with a combination of sporty looks and quality performance.Driving the SEAT Ateca you’ll get everything you’d expect from a SEAT; a solid, composed feeling on the road with smooth body control making cornering simple and fun. The swivel wheel in the centre console lets you switch between driving modes, altering the throttle response, steering weight and gearbox severity with ease. The entire dashboard is logically laid out, including the 8-inch touchscreen letting you easily control your environment.SEAT’s 181 campaign includes a staggering 2.9% PCP finance on the all-new SEAT Arona Crossover and on the award-winning SEAT Ateca.To get in touch with DMG Motors to see how they can assist you in finding your dream car, get in touch with Stephen on 074 97 21396/087 9097204, or visit www.dmgmotors.ie. Seat Ateca rises in ‘Top 100’ rankings – and now available at DMG Motors! was last modified: December 7th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more