February 24, 2015
More finalists in Guinness Pool Competition finals

After weeks of trying, Jeffrey Casino has made it into the finals of the Guinness Pool Competition, while first-timer, police officer Rodney Caruth has also qualified as a finalist.

On Saturday morning at the Police Canteen, Casino beat Joel ‘Black Boy’ Pompey to gain his entrance into the finals, scheduled for Troumaca this Saturday, February 28 at Azare St Hill’s Bar.{{more}}

“I am pretty glad to have made the finals. This is a great competition, as it has brought persons together where they can have good clean fun,” said Casino, who has been playing pool for over 30 years.

Meanwhile Pompey said that he was not surprised to make it so far out of the group of 70 persons that competed at the Police Canteen during the seventh round of the competition, “as I am accustomed to winning.”

The competition began on Friday, February 20, but went into the wee hours of Saturday morning.

The tournament moved to Bequia on Saturday February 21 and was won by Caruth and saw Joseph Leonard in second place.

Caruth, who is from Mesopotamia and works in Bequia, said that he feels good to have won and made it to the finals.

“I came down to win. I play with players on Bequia all the time and Joseph is always stiff competition,” said Caruth who boasted that there was no question about him winning.

“It’s a very good tournament because you meet a lot of interesting people and get to test your skill,” said the police officer, who won two straight games against Leonard.

Leonard, who is from Union Level, said that he has been playing pool for 13 years.

“It is a game I always like. I could have won, but I lapsed,” said Leonard, who added that he knew he would be one of two left standing when the Bequia leg ended.