Farmville Heroes top first regional round
Last year, the duo Farmville Heroes, which comprises Andjay Dixon and Laurence Davey, made it to the semi-final of the Nutramix Double Six Domino Tournament.
The team re-entered the competition and emerged victorious in the first regional round of the 2017 edition of the tournament. It took place last Saturday at Gateway Plaza, Old Harbour, St Catherine.
"I knew I had a good chance of winning. It feels really good to have won, and the prizes have come in very handy for a small farmer like me," Dixon said.
"Last year was a very bad year for me financially and I saw the domino tournament as an opportunity to sort out some of the finances. This is just a step closer to winning the grand prize," said Davey.
The tournament saw 64 teams, including eight females, square off in a fierce battle for domino supremacy.
Proud Farmers, a team comprising Old Harbour-based Tamian Beckford and Keione Williams finished in second place.
"It was a good day. The turnout was great and everyone enjoyed the games. This was definitely a good start to the tournament," said Kemoi Burke, events coordinator, Nutramix.
Farmville Heroes won a cash prize of $50,000, 100 baby chicks, and 20 bags of animal feed courtesy of Nutramix.
For their efforts, Proud Farmers won 50 baby chicks and 10 bags of animal feed.
The tournament seeks to create relationships and give back to farmers, while encouraging potential farmers to get involved in the agricultural industry. It also aims to celebrate the spirit of the domino game, a popular past time for Jamaicans far and wide.
Both Dixon and Davey are poultry farmers. They share a strong passion for playing dominoes.