Team Sunshine was… BEATEN TO A FRAZZLE by the Black American Yankees from Basta Hall

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Last Sunday, Team Sunshine played its penultimate All Fours match for 2019. The match was played at the Palace in First Street, Five Rivers, Arouca – the home of Team Sunshine – and began promptly on time at 3 pm.
The game was against the Black Ameri­can Yankees team from Basta Hall, Couva. They arrived at the venue with their full All Fours Team at 2 pm – one hour before match time….so serious was the game taken by them. These two teams are perennial rivals and equally perennial friends so it was only fitting that they meet before the end of the year. And what a game it was!


Prior to the 12-table 121 – bullseyes match both teams exchanged banters of which team is superior when both teams met, there being a previous 4/1 match result in the Yankees’ favour. It was therefore left to the card table for the All Fours superiority to be finally de­cided. And that it did! At half-time, the score was 60/51 Bullseyes and 27/12 Hang Jacks – all in favour of the Black American Yankees, In the end, the match result was 121/99 Bulls­eyes and 45/28 Hang Jacks – in favour of the Black American Yankees. Team Sunshine was beaten to a frazzle in its worst-ever per­formance. The Yankees also won the major­ity of the prizes. Both teams agreed to have a return match on Sunday, January 26th 2020 at Basta Hall, Couva.

Darin (L) and Dave (R), Captain and Vice-Captain of the Yankees flank JACK of Team Sunshine while admiring the Championship Trophy

Hereunder is a schedule of the match results as well as the award winners
The Great Houdini Escape – Table 11 – Team Sunshine – Ellis & Varma
1st Four Straight Games – Table 12- Black American Yankees – Larry & Nico
1st Hang Jack of Clubs – Table 3 – Black American Yankees – Pappy & Keisha
1st Hang Jack of Hearts – Table 6 – Team Sunshine – Brent & Cheryl T
1st Hang Jack of Diamonds – Table 7 – Team Sunshine – Simon & Debbie
1st Hang Jack of Spades – Table 2 – Team Sunshine – Krackator & Andrell
Most Spectacular Game – Table 2 – Black American Yankees – Cess & Shania
Most Straight Games (9) – Table 2 – Black American Yankees – Cess & Shania
2nd Most Straight Games (5) – Table 12 – Black American Yankees – Larry & Nico
Most Hang Jacks (6) – Table 12 – Black American Yankees – Larry & Nico
2nd Most Hang Jacks (5) – Table 8 – Black American Yankees – Suez & Ping
Most Bullseyes (17) – Table 2 – Black American Yankees – Cess & Shania
2nd Most Bullseyes (14) – Table 12 – Black American Yankees – Larry & Nico
Highest Count for Game – (72) – Table 7 – Team Sunshine – Baptiste & Jean
2nd Highest Count for Game – (63) – Table 7 – Black American Yankees – Sharma & Paint
Most Outstanding Game (14/0) – Table 12 – Black American Yankees – Larry & Nico
Winning Bullseye – Table 10 – Black American Yankees – Akash & Kenny
Team Sunshine Playing Pair of the Day – Table 6 – Brent & Cheryl T
Black American Yankees Playing Pair of the Day – Table 2 – Cess & Shania
Scorers – Wendy (Team Sunshine) and Dave (Black American Yankees
Champion Team – Black American Yan­kees

On Sunday, December 8 Team Sunshine will be playing the final match for 2019 and this will be at the Palace. The match will be against PTSC.
Team Sunshine’s Christmas Party will be at the Palace on Sunday, December 15 from 3 pm and this event will bring down the curtain on what can only be described as an ultra suc­cessful All Fours year for Team Sunshine.