St. John’s Antigua- The inaugural Whit Monday Warri Tournament hosted by the Antigua & Barbuda Warri Association (ABWA) and sponsored by Sunset Horizon Restaurant & Bar, has been deemed a success.
This is according Public Relations Officer (PRO), Trevor Cranston, who said that based on the turn-out organisers are now seriously looking at making the event an annual fixture.
“We have actually spoken to the manager of Sunset Horizon Restaurant & Bar and we are going to make this an annual event. It was well attended. Our next competition, hopefully organised by the Association, is we are looking at the Warri Festival and we normally have it in June, so hopefully, we will have it in June,” he said.
“The manager of Sunset Horizon Restaurant & Bar said he wants to organise a warri competition for Father’s Day so that is something that the executive will discuss with him and see how we can be a part of that Father’s Day competition,” he added.
Cranston also had high ratings where the standard of the competition was concerned, stating that all the top-guns turned out in hopes of walking away with the monetary prizes that were up for grabs. A total cash prize of EC $1,500 was up for grabs.
“The turnout was very good. We had 12 participants, and as a matter of a fact, we had four former national champions. We also had the present national champion who participated, Walwyn ‘Rat Buster’ Barton, but unfortunately he did not place amongst the top four. Barton finished eighth overall in the competition and was beaten by a person of less known ability and so that’s how competitive the (tournament) was,” he said.
The tournament was won by Ulysis “Slow Play” Henry with Elwin “Tipple” Mascall capturing the runners-up position.
Cambouie Charles walked away with third place honours while “Pumpkin” Lewis claimed fourth place.