Jamaica Surfing Association

IVAH WILMOT WINS FINAL 2016 NOS EVENT TO TAKE TITLE!

The final event of the 2016 National Open Series which was rescheduled from December was run on Saturday January 7th 2017 at the Makka Surfing Beach. Nine surfers registered for the event which was solely academic as Ivah Wilmot has secured the series title with 2 wins and a second place in the three previous contests. The waves were firing for the event providing the contestants with lots of raw material to display their surfing prowess for the judges and small crowd of spectators who turned out for the climax of the championships.

 

The standard of surfing was extremely high with numerous match-ups resulting in impressive heat totals as high as 15.00 points. The swell started about chest high and built throughout the event and delivered long peeling overhead walls for the final heat.

 

The event saw 4 rounds of action. Round One was a non-elimination round with winners advancing to Round Three and losers having to do or die in the dreaded Second Round. Winners of Round Two joined Round One winners in Round Three where the victors would advance to the finals.

 

Round One was comprised of 3 three man heats. Heat #One saw Shama Beckford, Ackeam Phillips and Ivah Wilmot facing off. The surfers caught 17 waves between them in the 20 minute heat. Shama got the best of his rivals with a total heat score of 14.90 to advance to round 2. Ivah with 13.79 and Ackeam with 11.87 had to seek their fortunes in round 2.

 

Heat Two had Inilek Wilmot, Jason Pusey, and Ronald Hastings clashing for the round 3 slot but their 9.52 and 7.98 were not enough against Inilek’s 9.95 total which gave him the win and the Round Three advance.

 

The final heat of Round One was a matchup between Eneson Lightbourn, Garren Pryce and Ronley Lewis. With 19 waves ridden in the 15 minute heat, Eneson stole the third round slot with a heat total of 10.12. Garren with 9.82 and Ronley scoring 8.92 had to take their chances with the other losers in Round Two.

 

Round Two was the first elimination round and had 3 fifteen minute man-on-man heats. The first of which was a duel between goofy footers Ivah Wilmot and Ronley Lewis. They too 7 waves each but Ivah with better wave selection got a 7.33 and a 5.27 for a 12.60 total got the better of Ronley who could only find a 3.67 and a 2.50 and he became the first casualty of the event.

 

The second heat of Round Two was a regular foot affair with Ackeam Phillips of Bull Bay and Jason Pusey from Boston Bay paddling out for battle. The surfers only rode 7 waves between them in the 15 minute heat and Ackeam got the best of them scoring a 6.13 and a 5.50 for 11.63 total which bettered Jason’s 8.40 from a 4.40 and a 4.00 making him the second victim of the day.

 The third and final heat of round 2 had Garren Pryce and Ronald Hastings going out for the 15 minute heat. 12 waves were ridden with Garren’s 11.93 from a 6.00 and 5.93 being sufficient to better Ronald who had a 4.77 and a weak 1.5 for his 6.27 total and joined the other eliminated surfers with the spectators on the beach for the rest of the event.

 The 3 winners from Round Two now joined the Round One victors in elimination Round Three. The surfers who made it through would advance to the final.

 The first heat was a family affair with Ivah and his big brother Inilek vying for the spot in the final. The brothers rode 4 waves each in the 15 minute time slot however Inilek’s best 2 waves were a 6.33 and a 5.20 giving him a total of 11.53 which was no match for Ivah’s 7.18 and 6.52 for a 13.70 total and the first finalist advanced.

 The next Round Three heat was like a final with Shama Beckford and Garren Pryce taking center stage for 15 minutes. The action was fast and furious with the surfers riding 15 waves between them. The wave score were consistently high with Garren’s best 2 giving him a 13.68 total which would have seen him through other heats but Shama with a 15.50 total from a 8.03 and a 7.47 was the better of the 2 and secured his spot in the final.

 The final semifinal heat had Ackeam Phillips and Eneson Lightbourn, 2 regular footers taking the spotlight for their 15 minute challenge. Ackeam was very busy and rode his maximum 10 waves from which a 6.30 and a 5.47 for a 11.53 total bettered Eneson who only caught 4 waves to find a 5.47 and a 4.33 for his 9.80 heat total which gave him an equal fourth place finish with Inilek and Garren.

 Next was the heat of the day, the final heat of the event and the series and it featured the cream of Jamaica’s surfing elite, Ivah Wilmot, Elishama “Shama” Beckford and Ackeam “Bob” Phillips for the 20 minute showdown. The waves had picked up significantly and four wave, head high sets were storming into the lineup. The surfers caught 25 waves in the 20 minute final and the contestants had the crowd of spectators and eliminated surfers on the beach shouting and cheering with each completed ride, impressive maneuver and spectacular wipeout. The judges had their work cut out for them splitting the difference as the contestants tried their utmost to outdo each other in the water. The lead changed hands constantly throughout the heat until Ivah caught an impressive set wave and proceeded to dismantle it all the way to the beach with an array of critical snaps, floaters and gouges giving him a strong 8.87 best wave. Shama fought back none the less choosing to take his game to the air landing a couple reverses but a lack of supporting maneuvers on the waves hindered the potential score resulting in a 6.50 and a 6.17 being given by the judges. Ackeam was struggling after the long day and was only able to find a 5.85 and a 4.33 which was only good enough for third. Ivah only had a 4.92 as a backup to his 8.87 giving him a small vulnerable lead and was anxiously looking for a stronger second score. Thetime ticked away and at the horn Ivah was declared the victor with a heat total of 13.78, Shama was second with 12.67 and Ackeam third with his 10.18 total.

 The JSA would like to thank our officials, sponsors, spectators and all contestants for making the 2016 National Open Series the resounding success it was, and we want to congratulate Ivah Wilmot for an impressive series performance.

 

IVAH WILMOT WINS FIRST 2016 NATIONAL OPEN EVENT

 

 

 Ivah turns off the bottom during warm-up session at Copa the morning of the event

Finalists l-r Ivah Wilmot 1st, Ackeam Phillips 2nd, Inilek Wilmot 3rd, Luke Williams 4th. 

Copa surfing beach in Eight Miles Bull Bay was the place to be on Saturday March 26, 2016 to witness Jamaica’s top surfers competing in the first of five events in the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2016 National Open Series.

 The world famous surfing beach provided stunning 6’- 10’ waves for the event day which got off to an early start at 9:00 am. A stiff NE Trade wind blew side shore into the rights creating a challenging playfield for the competitors as substantial surface chop moved up the face of the double overhead set waves. The sun was relentless, but the JSA tent provided a small haven for the small group of officials.

 The standard of surfing was top tier and it was obvious that the crop of young surf talent that were coming up three years ago are now prime contenders for the series title.

 Sixteen surfers registered for the event which saw twelve heats in five rounds of competition being run. The first round had four 4-man heats with top 2 from each heat advancing to Round 3 and 3rd and 4th place going to the elimination Round 2. There were no real upsets with most favorites advancing from the first round except for Ivah Wilmot who finished 4th in his heat and was relegated to Round 2.

 Round 2 had two 4-man heats with top 2 advancing and 3rd and 4th eliminated. After his shocker of a heat in Round 1, Ivah came out and made the statement that he was not to be discounted and turned in the highest wave score of a 9.0 and heat total of 14.83 to win the heat and advance to Round 3. the eventsaw the top performance coming from Ivah Wilmot who took the championship series lead with the win and 1000 points. The standard of surfing displayed by the contestants was world class. Ivah Wilmot had the highest wave score of the day with a 9.0 in his round 2 heat. After that Ivah found his form despite a “buck-off toe” and surfed impressively winning all his heats all the way to the finals. Elishama Beckford showed flashes of his usual brilliance but fell short of a spot in the finals as did Makka Pro Junior Champ Garren Pryce. Eneson Lightbourn was a formidable adversary through the rounds causing upset for Garren Pryce in Round 3. The whole event was studded with outstanding performances from round to round.

 When it got to the Final Ivah was the odds on favorite. Ackeam Phillips was in top gear as was Ivah’s big brother former National Champion Inilek Wilmot who along with Luke Williams, all ensuring a thrilling final heat for the event. 26 waves were ridden between the surfers. Ivah was patient and caught the 4 waves the least of the heat. His Brother Inilek got 7. Ackeam was the most active catching 9 waves and Luke got 6. But only surfers best 2 waves tally up and at the end of the 30 minute final heat Ivah was declared winner with a 2-wave heat total of 12.57 out of a possible 20 points. In second was Ackeam with 11.73. Inilek nabbed third with 11.37 and Luke got fourth with 9.07.

 The date of the next event in the series will be announced and posted on the JSA website.

 FINAL PLACINGS

CONTESTANT                      HOME TOWN           POINTS

1. Ivah Wilmot                        (Bull Bay)                  1000

2. Ackeam Phillips                  (Bull Bay)                     860

3. Inilek Wilmot                      (Bull Bay)                     730

4. Luke Williams                     (Kingston)                     670

=5. Akeem Taylor                   (Boston Bay)                 610

=5. Eneson Lightbourn           (Bull Bay)                     610

=7. Elishama Beckford           (Bull Bay)                     555

=7. Ronald Hastings               (Bull Bay)                     555

=7. Ronley Lewis                    (Bull Bay)                     555

=10. Conrad Smith                 (Boston Bay)                 488

=10. Garren Pryce                   (Bull Bay)                     488

=10. Javaughn McClean         (Boston Bay)                 488

=13. Javaun Brown                 (Boston Bay)                 450

=13. Brandon Cowan                         (Kingston)            450

=15. Keron Williams               (Boston Bay)                 425

 =15. Patrick DeRizzio             (Kingston)                     425

JAMAICA SWEEPS 2015 MAKKA PRO TITLES !

 Elishama Beckford,2nd, Icah Wilmot Champ, Garren Pryce and Jensen Calloway = 3rd, Maureen Smith Jamaica Sport.

 

Jamaican surfers Icah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Janice Wilmot, Jonathan Farr and Ackeam Phillips took the top honors in the Open, Junior, Women amateur and Expression Session divisions at the ninth staging of Jamaica’s premier international surfing event, the 2015 “Makka Pro”. The event was held on Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th of July at the world famous “Makka” surfing beach in Southaven, Yallahs Saint Thomas.

 The event sponsored by the Sports Development Foundation and the Jamaica Tourist Board’s Jamaica Sport, lived up to its reputation as one of the biggest surfing contests in the English speaking Caribbean with thousands of spectators turning out for the surfing and after party which ran on till midnight on Sunday night. The venue was spectacular. A kiddies’ fun park complete with rides of all descriptions from Ferris wheel and merry-go-round to gigantic water slides, Mini arcade, clown and face painting, catered for the young and young at heart. Cappuccinos, snow cones and slushes along with cold Red Bull helped cool patrons off as the Caribbean trade winds fanned the coast. The food court provided a wide array of local cuisine and Sponsor VW had their “JAMAROK” Pick-up along with their TIGUAN and GOLF motor cars on display adding a touch of class to the layout of the venue. The surf spot itself, not to be outdone, delivered the goods in the wave department with solid overhead surf both days sending in the best surf right on queue for the grand finals of the four contested divisions on the Sunday afternoon.

 The event format had the open and junior division surfers having to battle through four grueling rounds of heats in order to make the final. Saturday saw eleven heats of the first two rounds in both divisions. Conditions were challenging, with four to five foot surf and a stiff on-shore wind creating a lot of surface chop for the surfers to contend with.

 

OPEN ROUND 1

The first round 1 heat of the day also saw the first upset with defending open and junior champion Elishama Beckford and Trinidad’s Luc Barcant being bumped into round 2 by Boston Bay’s Shane Simmonds who skipped a round and advanced to round 3. The second heat also had its own upset with Kingston’s Luke Williams who also advanced to round 3and relegating USA’s Jensen Calloway and Bull Bay’s Eneson Lightbourn to round 2. There were no real surprises in heats three and four with last year’s runner up in the division, Icah Wilmot taking the win in heat three over Ronley Lewis and Ackeam Phillips in an all Bull Bay affair. Last year’s runner up in the junior division, Garren Pryce, took heat four from Boston Bay’s Jason Pusey and Bull Bay’s Ivah Wilmot.

 

JUNIOR ROUND 1

The first round of the under-21 junior division was up next and most of the top juniors were registered to compete in both open and junior divisions, which were going to make for a very tiring day of surfing especially if you expect to make the finals in both divisions. There were two round 1 heats from each of which the top two advanced to round 3. The losers would face off in round 2 for the 2 remaining slots in round 3. Heat one had defending champion Bull Bay’s Elishama Beckford and Ronald Hastings drawn against Boston Bay’s Akeem Taylor. Akeem and Elishama got the top 2 spots and advanced and Ronald had to try again in round 2. The second heat had Bull Bay’s Garren Pryce, Ivah Wilmot and Armani Green drawn against Boston Bay’s Javaun Brown. With only two advancing, Javaun and Armani had to try again against Ronald in round 2 as Garren and Ivah booked their spots in the single round-3 heat.

 

OPEN ROUND 2

Round 2 in the open division was a scorcher with every heat stacked with talent. In heat one, Elishama faced Eneson in a do or die battle for a spot in round 3. Pressed all the way by his rival, Elishama showed his class and advanced. Heat two of the knock out round saw Trinidad’s Luc Barcant having to face heavy hitting American Jensen Calloway, and in a one-sided heat, Jensen booked his spot in round three. The third heat featured Ronley Lewis and Ivah Wilmot with Ivah getting the upper hand and cruising into round 3. The final heat of the round had Jason Pusey paddling out against Ackeam Phillips. The judges split the difference in Ackeam’s favour and he also advanced to the quarterfinals.

 

JUNIOR ROUND 2

 Ronald Javaun and Armani paddled out and the heat was on. Twenty minutes of action ensued and when the spray settled Ronald and Javaun moved on to round 3 and Armani was eliminated bringing the first day’s heats to an end.

 

DAY 2

Sunday was the day when victory was the only option in the format on the journey from the quarter finals to the finals. Defeat meant automatic elimination.

 

OPEN ROUND 3

Heat one had Shane Simmonds meeting Elishama Beckford. The defending Champion had to pull out all stops to bring off a come-from-behind victory to get the better of the ultra talented “Shane-O Pro” and advance to the semis in a heat that had the crowd on their feet as the two exchanged waves. Heat two was an unusual repeat of a first round challenge between Luke Williams and Jensen Calloway. In round one Luke got the better of the American but the second time around, Jensen stayed focused and got his revenge on his way to the semifinals. The third heat had brothers Icah and Ivah Wilmot meeting for the first time. It was exciting to the wire but big brother had the edge and was on to the penultimate round. The final heat of the quarters was between Jason Pusey and Akeem Phillips. The two regular foot surfers entertained the onlookers with a display of dynamic surfing that left Ackeam ahead at the end of the heat and booked his passage to the semifinals.

 

JUNIOR ROUND 3

Round 3 of the junior division had two three man heats from each of which two would advance. The first had Elishama, Ivah and Ronald. Elishama outclassed the field in the heat and left Ronald and Iva scrapping for second and a spot in the semis. Ivah had to pull a last minute come from behind victory out of the hat to make the semifinal. Heat two had Boston Bay’s Akeem and Javaun against Bull Bay’s Garren Pryce. Akeem showed his class and stole the heat in very convincing style and along with Garren they moved to the semifinals.

 

AMATEUR SEMIFINALS

The amateur division is new to the Makka Pro and was specially requested by a group of the island’s beginner surfers. There were seven participants which were divided into two heats in the first round, one three man and one four man. The first was the four-man with Patrick, Brandon Cowan, Nick Robinson and Jonathan Farr. The heat was entertaining and provided quite a few laughs, but when it was over, Jonathan and Nick were into the final. The second heat had Jason Worton, Jose Rivas and Nicholas Farr. Other Farr brother from Long Bay, Nicholas, showed his class in the same way his brother did and took first place in the heat with Jason nabbing second and the final spot in the final.

 

OPEN SEMIFINALS

The two heats of the open division semifinal round lived up to all expectations. The first heat pitted defending champion Elishama against former Makka Pro Champ USA’s Jensen Calloway. In a blow for blow heat the lead exchanged hands a number of times before the younger Beckford was declared the winner and advanced to his second Makka Pro final in two years. On the other side of the draw, heat two saw last year’s runner up Icah Wilmot facing the powerful and aggressive junior Garren Pryce. The youngster started strong and maintained his composure for most of the heat buit experience came through with Icah getting two wonderful waves to take the heat win and set up a repeat of last year’s final.

 

JUNIOR SEMIFINALS

From here to the junior final it was going to be anyone’s to take. It would come down to wave selection as all surfers at this stage are at the top of the young Jamaican surf talent pool. The first semifinal was Elishama against Garren, style versus raw power. Every ride was exciting but by the end of the heat power had won out over style as Garren hacked and slashed his way into the final ending Elishama’s hope of a repeat victory. Heat two had two of the other top juniors, Ivah and Akeem which set up the north coast south coast rivalry and elicited a healthy cheering competition on the beach. The quality of the surfing was top notch and when the conch shell was blown Ivah had made the junior final.

 

WOMENS FINAL

Four ladies paddled out. Janice and Chrissana Wilmot, Sarah and Nadine and they meant business. It was to be one of the most entertaining heats of the event for the crowd on hand. The ladies had moral support out in the water as contestants from the open division paddled out to assist the ladies in the very challenging conditions. Chrissana put the first big number on the scoreboard when she nabbed a lovely wave and got a long ride down the beach. Janice got a wave of her own and was in the heat. The other two girls were struggling in the difficult conditions and were only scoring 1’s and 2’s. Chrissana then got another wave and regained the lead from her sister-in-law to the great excitement of the people watching. Then there was a big set of waves coming in and Janice was right in the right position. The wave lifted her up as she got to her feet and she came speeding down the large breaking wave. The crowd on the beach erupted with screams and whistles as she made her way down the beach. The wave gave her back the lead and the time elapsed leaving Janice as the 2015 Makka Pro Women’s Champion.

 

AMATEUR FINAL

The Amateurs paddled out for their final and in no time the Far brothers made it clear that they wanted top honors as they were the only representatives of Jamaica’s Northeast surf community. They stayed very busy in the water and every wave they rode was met with loud cheers from the surfers from Boston Bay and Long Bay. Jason, the lone Kingstonian was struggling to find a score but towards the end of the heat he got two waves. Nick started strong but couldn’t find the backup wave he needed and when the conch shell sounded it was Jonathan Far that was to be crowned 2015 Makka Pro Amateur Champion.

 

JUNIOR FINAL

Garren and Ivah paddled out for the final heat in the 2015 Makka Pro junior division as the waves began to improve. The sets were noticeably bigger and providing much longer rides for the athletes to showcase their skills. The crowd on the beach was getting bigger as well with everyone shuffling for a spot from which to view the action. As the surfers caught the first set of waves it was evident that it was going to be close. Garren chose to stay busy while Ivah chose to wait for the right ones. As Garren started to find some scores a wave came to him and he put up a good score putting the pressure on Ivah to respond. Ivah found a nice one but it was about a point too short and he needed a backup. Garren continued to hunt and found a beauty which gave him a commanding lead. Ivah would spend the rest of the heat looking for a big score but the waves did not cooperate and at the horn it was Garren Pryce, the 2015 Makka Pro Junior Champion.

 

OPEN FINAL

Elishama had a very vociferous set of supporters on the beach encouraging him along as he made his way to the water’s edge. Icah seemed cool and focused. This is what the whole two days of competition had come down to... a faceoff between the top two surfers on the island… for the second time in 2 years! The conch shell sounded and it was down to business. The surfers went blow for blow as each ensuing set of waves delivered up by the Caribbean was better than the one before. The crowd on the beach was really getting into it as the surfers slashed and shredded the waves to pieces sending huge fans of spray from every turn bringing loud cheers from the spectators. As the clock ticked down the situation intensified with every ride being critically scrutinized by the judging panel. Icah caught a brilliant wave and Elishama answered with one of his own. Icah then snared a beauty and put the pressure back on Elishama. Time was running out and Elishama gave it a go but his last wave was not enough as the conch shell sounded to announce the end of the day’s proceedings and the crowning of the 2015 Makka Pro Open Champion Icah Wilmot.

 

 AWARD CEREMONY

The award ceremony was a joyous occasion for all present. Photo opportunities with the champions were taken full advantage of when the sponsor reps handed out checks, trophies and medals to the winners and there were giveaways to the crowd courtesy of Christian Surfers and Volcom and Bull Bay’s Ackeam Phillips was the recipient of the Expression Session Best Maneuver medal for hie reverse 360.

  

OPEN

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Semifinal

Final

Elishama Beckford (2)

Elishama Beckford

 

 

 

Luc Barcant (3)

Eneson Lightbourn-elim

Shane Simmonds-elim

 

 

Shane Simmonds (1)

 

Elishama Beckford (1)

 

 

 

 

 

Elishama Beckford (1)

 

Jensen Callaway (2)

Jensen Calloway

 

Jensen Calloway-elim

 

Eneson Lightbourn (3)

Luc Barcant-elim

Luke Williams-elim

 

Elishama Beckford-elim

Luke Williams (1)

 

Jensen Calloway (1)

 

Icah Wilmot (champion)

 

 

 

Icah Wilmot (1)

 

Icah Wilmot (1)

Ronley Lewis-elim

 

Garren Pryce-elim

 

Ronley Lewis (2)

Ivah Wilmot (1)

Icah Wilmot (1)

 

 

Ackeam Phillips (3)

 

Ivah Wilmot-elim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garren Pryce (1)

Ackeam Phillips (1)

 

 

 

Jason Pusey (2)

Jason Pusey-elim

Garren Pryce (1)

 

 

Ivah Wilmot (3)

 

Ackeam Phillips-elim

 

 

 

JUNIOR DIVISION

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Semifinal

Final

Elishama Beckford (1)

 

 

 

 

Ronald Hastings (3)

 

Elishama Beckford (1)

 

 

Akeem Taylor (2)

Ronald Hastings (1)

Ivah Wilmot (2)

Elishama Beckford-elim

 

 

Javaun Brown (2)

Ronald Hastings-elim

Garren Pryce (1)

Garren Pryce Champion

Garren Pryce (1)

Armani Green-elim

 

 

Ivah Wilmot-elim

Ivah Wilmot (2)

 

Garren Pryce (2)

Akeem Taylor

 

Javaun Brown (3)

 

Javaun Brown-elim

Ivah Wilmot (1)

 

Armani Green (4)

 

Akeem Taylor (1)

 

 

 

AMATEUR DIVISION

Round 1

Final

Patrick

 

Brandon Cowan

 

Nick Robinson (2)

 

Jonathan Farr (1)

Jonathan Farr- (2)

 

Nick Robinson (4)

 

Nicholas Far  Champion

Jason Worton (2)

Jason Worton (3)

Louis Rivas (3)

 

Nicholas Farr (1)

 

 

WOMENS DIVISION

Final

Nadine (3)

Chrissana Wilmot (2)

Janice Wilmot - Champion

Sarah (4)

 

 

SHAMA BECKFORD, 2014 MAKKA PRO OPEN & JUNIOR CHAMP!

L-R Garren Pryce & Inilek Wilmot (=3rd), Shama Beckford (1st), Icah Wilmot (2nd)

The surfing beach of “Makka” in the community of Southaven, Yallahs in St. Thomas, was the epicenter of the Caribbean’s surfing community as it played host to the 2014 Makka Pro. Jamaican junior phenomenon, Elishama “Shama” Beckford, thrilled the thousands of spectators as he surfed his way to victory in both the junior and open divisions and earning for himself $150,000.00 in the process.

  As usual the waves were excellent for the two day championships, as a low pressure trough sat out in the central Caribbean and pumped 5’-8’ wavesl straight at the island’s southeast coast and rolling down the left hand point at Makka Beach. The international judging panel was made up of head judge Elvis Carter (BAR), and ISA accredited judges, Jason Kistoo (BAR), Dominic Besson (T&T) Eugene Miller (JAM), and Kenny Augier (JAM). 

 Day 1 saw the first and second rounds of the open division which unusually, saw one of the lowest international entry turnouts since the first event in 2007. When asked about this, Jamaica Surfing Association (JSA) President Anthony “Billy” Wilmot jokingly responded saying “… I think that now our local surfers are performing at such a high standard, the prize money isn’t so easy to come by for visiting competitors. You have to remember that last year the top spots in all three divisions were taken by local surfers and that sends a clear message to surfers around the region that it won’t be easy to come to Jamaica and strut away with the cash!”

 By the end of the first day’s heats, all the top surfers had made their statements on the waves and were ready for the money rounds first thing Sunday morning.

 The Sunday kicked off with the open division quarterfinals. The 4 heats were conducted using the man-on-man format or 2 man heats. The first heat of the round saw last year’s runner up Ackeam “Bobs” Phillips face off against the young “in-form” Elishama Beckford. They paddled out for the 20 minute heat in front of the steadily building crowd on the beach. Shama was determined to change last year’s result and scored 12.63 with a 5.83 and a 6.80 which proved too much Bobs 7.9 from a 4.17 and a 3.73.

 Quarter number 2 featured Inilek Wilmot against T&T’s Justin Tang. It was a much higher scoring heat but the Jamaican imposed his dominance on the heat with a 6.83 and a 6.00 for a 12.83 total which was out of reach for Justin who scored 9.13 with a 4.80 and a 4.33.

 Quarter 3 was another scorcher, seeing two of the island’s top juniors in the persons of Garren “Nick” Pryce and Ivah Wilmot. Nick relied on his power game which had served him well in the earlier rounds and scored an 8.00 and a 6.17 for 14.17 which was untouchable for Ivah’s 11.67 from his 6.10 and 5.57.

 The final heat of the open division quarter finals featured defending champion Icah Wilmot up against T&T’s Luc Barcant. Icah had his way with the low scoring heat by scoring a 5.50 and a 4.30 for a 9.8 total. Luc’s 1.83 and 1.47 for his 3.30 total saw him being eliminated in equal 5th place along with Ivah, Justin and Ackeam.

Next up was the junior semifinals. Seven juniors faced off in the 2 heats. The first was a 3 man affair between Nick Pryce, Armani Green and Ronald Hastings. They rode 14 waves with Ronald nabbing 7 of them for his 8.53 total but that was not enough as Garren put on an impressive performance scoring a 12.67 total. Armani put up a valiant showing but his 6.00 was not enough to make the final and had to settle for equal 5th as Ronald and Nick advanced.

 Semi 2 had Shama Beckford, Ivah Wilmot, Nathan Miller and Shatwain Wright paddling out for the 20 minutes that would see 2 advance and 2 eliminated. Shama took control of the heat with solid wave selection giving him 12.63 from a 6.67 and a 5.97. Ivah joined Shama in the final by putting daylight between him and the other two with a 7.43 from a 4.27 and a 3.17. Shatwain’s 5.37 and Nathan’s 4.43 totals gave them equal 5th and 7th results respectively.

 There was a 20 minute break and then the open semifinals were up. The first was Inilek against Shama for 20 minutes. Inilek’s stylish surfing and heat total of 7.50 was just not enough. He had a 6.17 but only a 1.33 for backup. Shama got himself a 7.50 and a 5.77 for a 13.43 ticket to the final!

 The second semifinal was Icah against Nick. Tension was high as the 2 renowned local surfers paddled out. Nick had been on form all day but facing his teacher in the semifinal in a 2 man heat seemed to be more than he was ready for. Icah posted a total heat score of 15.00 with a 6.33 and an 8.67 belittling Nick’s 11.00 from a 5.67 and a 5.33 as he advanced to meet Shama in the final.

 The first final of the event was the junior under 21 final. It was a 4-man heat which had Shama, Nick, Ivah, and Ronald against each other for 30 minutes. It was action packed with the boys catching an incredible 34 waves. The lead bounced around between the surfers after each exchange of rides that had the crowd on the beach cheering loudly for their favorites. As the horn for the end of the heat sounded the judge’s scores confirmed what the spectators had already decided for themselves. Elishama Beckford had taken the2014 Makka Pro junior title with 13.00 points. Second was Nick with 12.10, Ivah third with 10.57and Ronald fourth with 6.50

 There was then a half hour break before the women took the water. Five ladies paddled out for the cash. US entrants Zoe Bonik and Eden Lange took on defending Makka Pro women’s champ Elim Beckford and her sister Esther as well as former Makka Pro champ Imani Wilmot. The girls caught 16 waves between them in the 30 minute final. The American girls showed their class and capitalized on the waves on offer and Zoe scored an impressive 14.67 points to win. Eden took second with 8.3 points, just ahead of Elim in third who scored 6.1 points. High drama unfolded in the heat however, as daughter of JSA President fell on a wave and hit her head requiring assistance from surfers who rushed to her aid in the pounding surf along the coast. Despite her ordeal, the 4.43 she scored in the beginning of the heat was enough to get her 4th place ahead of Esther who finished 5th.

 Next up was the heat all had been waiting for, the open division final. Jamaica’s most famous surfer Icah Wilmot would face his undergraduate Shama Beckford for the right to be called 2014 Makka Pro Open Champion. The heat started and everyone present had their eyes focused out at the surf, and they were entertained with the most exciting heat of the day. Icah started out strongly with a 6.00. The youngster initially was shaky getting a couple of 1’s before he found a 5.00. When Icah got a 5.50 of his own, Shama was on the back foot. Time was ticking down as both surfers caught waves that didn’t affect the situation. Then with a few minutes to go, Shama latched onto a beautiful set wave and ripped it to the beach for a 7.00 making a 12.00 total. Icah’s 11.50 score was suddenly insufficient for a win and he began desperately hunting a 6.10 to regain the lead and repeat his 2013 victory. But it was not to be. Icah found a great wave and at a crucial point lost his footing and went down. Not much later the final horn sounded and the 2014 Makka Pro was in the history books and there was a new Champion… Elishama Beckford!

Shama was hoisted onto the podium for the prize giving ceremony where he received the Makka Pro Trophy and a check for $100,000.00. He then collected the Junior Trophy as well as the $50,000.00 on offer for that division. Zoe collected her Trophy for the women’s division but donated her winning check to the JSA to support the junior development program.

 The JSA would like to acknowledge that the 2014 Makka Pro was made possible by sponsorship support from the Sports Development Foundation, the Jamaica Tourist Board, Sun City FM, News Talk FM, Southaven Citizens Association, Millennium Paving Stones Ltd., Jamnesia Surf Club and Dekal Wireless.

2013 NATIONAL OPEN TITLE UNDECIDED WITH ONE TO GO!

  

The 2013 National Open Series (NOS) saw its 4th event run at Makka surfing beach in Southaven Yallahs St Thomas on Saturday December 14th.  The waves were 6’-8’ with a strong onshore wind. 16 surfers turned out for the event including series leader Inilek Wilmot. With defending National Champion Icah Wilmot off the islAnd and top local surfer Ackeam Phillips absent from the roster, the field was bustling with junior surfers frothing to gain some much needed NOS points.

 A 13 heat format was used with a second round Repercharge. Top 2 from round 1 advanced to round 3 and 3rd and 4th slid to the second round Repercharge where the top 2 advanced to round 3 with 3rd and 4th place finishers being eliminated from the event. The early heats were entertaining but the real action started in the quarterfinals which was jam packed with the cream of the crop of Jamaica’s surfing juniors. Names like Garren Pryce, Elishama Beckford, Ivah Wilmot and Akeem Taylor to name a few. The youngsters were not the only ones in the quarters however. Old stalwarts in the persons of series leader Inilek Wilmot and Boston Bay’s Shane Simmonds had advanced from round one and were there ready for action.

 The quarterfinals were 3-man heats with the top 2 going on to the semi’s. The surf was very consistent but with the strong winds wreaking havoc on the wave quality, wave selection became the name of the game. Each of the 4 heats was close. In heat 1 Shama put on an impressive show and Ronald was on his heels the whole time but at the horn, Shama’s 11.83 total was better than Ronald’s 10.17. Both advanced to the semis and Okeem’s 8.67 saw him eliminated in 9th place and earning 500 points.

 The second quarterfinal did not run as Keron Williams did not show for his heat finishing with 9th place points and Ronley and Ivah advanced automatically to the semifinal round.

 Quarterfinal 3 was one of the highlights of the day as Garren Pryce, Inilek Wilmot and Omar Jacks going at it. Young Garren put on an awesome display of committed surfing for his 13.33 points. Inilek and Omar were locked in a tit for tat battle the whole heat. Jacks was in second with 11.83 points until 3 minutes from the horn when Inilek caught a nice medium sized wave that gave him the 6.33 he needed for his 12.00 points and second spot in the  semifinal. Jacks scored 500 series points for his =9th finish

 The final heat of the quarters was an all Boston affair. Shane Simmonds Akeem Taylor and Javaun Brown paddled out to determine who would get the final 2 spots in the semifinal round. Young Akeem put together one of the bigger heat totals with his 14.43 for first. Shane surfed strongly for his 13.83 points. Young Javaun got7.83 and had to make do with =9th place and 500 series points.

 The two semifinal heats were scorchers. The first heat had Shama Beckford up against Ivah Wilmot, Ronley Lewis and Ronald Hastings. The 2 favorites put on a scintillating show for those on hand as they battled for first place but Shama had the better wave selection and found two beauties earning him a 7.33 and an 8.17 for 15.5 from the judges giving him the win followed by Ivah with 7.33 and a 6.17 for his 13.5 and the other spot in the final. Ronley Lewis finished 3rd giving him over all =5th and 610 series points. Ronald Hastings finished 4th giving him overall 7th and 555 series points.

 The second semifinal matched up two youngsters Akeem Taylor, Garren Pryce against their seniors Shane Simmonds and Inilek Wilmot. The two juniors put the pressure on and superior wave selection left no doubt that the youngsters were on their game. Shane and Inilek did show flashes of style power and control but the whole heat saw Garren and Akeem picking off superb waves and destroying them to the beach. At the horn, Akeem with a 7.43 and a 6.33 for 13.77 took first with Garren in a very close second with 13.33 from his 7.10 and 6.13 and both surfers advanced to the final. Shane finished in a valiant third place getting 12.93 from his 8.17 and 4.77 which gave him 610 series points for his overall 5th place finish. Inilek was only able to muster 10.33 from his 5.67 and 4.67 giving him 555 series points for his 7th place finish.

 Next up was the moment everyone had been waiting twelve grueling heats for. The wind was strong as was the current and now fitness became a major factor in the winning equation. Four of Jamaica’s top junior surfers had eliminated the field and were going to square off for 20 minutes at world famous Makka’s. The names were Garren Pryce, Shama Beckford, Ivah Wilmot and Akeem Taylor. Five minutes before the horn to start the heat however, Akeem pulled out of the heat siting exhaustion as the reason giving him an automatic 4th place result with 670 points. The three other contestants paddled out and the horn sounded. The three surfers rode 20 waves between them and with the performances very close it was exciting right down to the wire. Ivah was sitting on the inside looking to pick off the inside runners. He was surfing smoothly on his rail and pulling powerful gouges in the hook but despite riding 8 waves, he couldn’t find a set wave to get anything over a 6.5 and with a 5.33 as his back up, posted a total of 11.83 for 3rd and the 730 points. Shama was surfing intelligently and rode 5 waves. The best two, a 6.5 and a 5.5 gave him 12.00 and second place, earning 860 series points. Garren was the one to beat on the day. He was obviously very fit riding seven waves and with his best two being a 7.23 and a 6.17 gave him13.40, the win and the 1000 series points.

 The next event is scheduled for Boston Bay with Saturday call dates beginning from December 28 depending on swell. See https://www.facebook.com/groups/138074269569890/ for updates.

 Below are the results of the event and the current overall series point standings

 

National Open Series Event # 4
14 December 2013 Lighthouse
Place Competitor Points 
1 Garen Pryce 1000
2 EliShama Beckford 860
3 Ivah Wilmot 730
4 Akeem Taylor 670
5 Ronley Lewis 610
5 Shane Simonds 610
7 Inilek Wilmot 555
7 Ronald Hastings 555
9 Okeem Thompson 488
9 Keron Williams 488
9 Omar Jacks 488
9 Javaun Brown 488
13 Okarie Lynch 450
13 Javaun Winston 450
15 Richard Curtis 425
16 Dennnis White 413

National Open Series Event # 4

14 December 2013 Makka

Place

Competitor

Points

1

 Garen Pryce

1000

EliShama Beckford

860

Ivah Wilmot

730

Akeem Taylor

670

Ronley Lewis

610

Shane Simonds

610

Inilek Wilmot

555

Ronald Hastings

555

Okeem Thompson

488

Keron Williams

488

Omar Jacks

488

Javaun Brown

488

13 

Okarie Lynch

450

13 

Javaun Winston

450

15 

Richard Curtis

425

16 

Dennnis White

413

 
 

2013 JSA National Open Series Championships

Place

Competitor

NOS 1

NOS 2

NOS 3

NOS 4

NOS 5

Total

Low

Avg

Best 3

1

 Ivah Wilmot

730

860

730

730

 

3050

730

773.3

 2320

2

 EliShama Beckford

610

670

860

860

 

3000

610

713.3

 2390

3

 Inilek Wilmot

860

555

1000

555

 

2970

555

805

2415

4

 Garen Pryce

670

730

0

1000

 

2400

0

466.7

2400

5

 Okeem Thompson

488

488

555

488

 

2019

488

510.3

1531

6

 Icah Wilmot

1000

1000

0

0

 

2000

0

666.7

2000

Ronald Hastings

0

610

610

555

 

1775

0

406.7

1775

Richard Curtis

0

610

670

425

 

1705

0

426.7

1705

Javaun Brown

555

555

0

488

 

1598

0

370

1598

10 

Keron Williams

488

488

0

488

 

1464

0

325.3

1464

11 

Micheal Panton

610

0

0

0

 

610

0

203.3

610

11 

Ronley Lewis

0

0

0

610

 

610

0

0

610

13 

George Bryan

555

0

0

0

 

555

0

185

555

14 

Brandon Cowan

0

488

0

0

 

488

0

162.7

488

14 

Armani Green

0

488

0

0

 

488

0

162.7

488

14 

Oshane Jacks

488

0

0

0

 

488

0

162.7

488

14 

Patrick

488

0

0

0

 

488

0

162.7

488

18 

Corey Atkinson

488

0

0

0

 

488

0

162.7

488

18 

Omar Jacks

0

0

0

488

 

488

0

0

488

20 

Shatwain Wright

0

450

0

0

 

450

0

150

450

20 

Okarie Lynch

0

0

0

450

 

450

0

0

450

20 

Javaun Winston

0

0

0

450

 

450

0

0

450

23 

Dennis White

0

0

0

413

 

413

0

0

413

 

GARREN WINS JUNIOR EVENT 3 BUT SHAMA TAKES CHAMPIONSHIP!

 

Garren Pryce, Ivah Wilmot, Series Champ Elishama Beckford and Javaun Brown 

The third and final event of the 2013 National under-18 Junior Surfing Championship Series was held at the Roselle surfing Beach in Saint Thomas on Saturday August 31st in chest high surf. The turnout for the final event was low but competitors were evenly split between the north and south coasts. The series came right down to the wire with at least three surfers having a shot at the title coming into the last event. Four rounds of surfing would determine the champion and Elishama Beckford with the points lead having only to finish 3rd or better to guarantee a championship title. Ivah Wilmot could also take it but needed to win the event and have Elishama not make the finals, and Garren Pryce needed Elishama to get knocked out in round 2 and win the event if the title was going to be his.

The conditions were challenging but contestable and there were regular sets pulling through on which the surfers were able to ply their wares. The heats were 15 minutes long and the Jamnesia computerized scoring system kept surfers in the water up to date with the point standings and wave score requirements throughout the event.Round 1 was a non-elimination round with heat winners going directly to round 3 and all others to round 2.The top two finishers in round 2 heats went on to round 3 with 3rd and 4th finishing =9th and =11th. The two top finishers from both round 3 heats went on to the 4-man final with 3rd and 4th finishing =5th and =7th.

There were no upsets in the first round and all the top seeds advanced to round 3.Round 2 saw the first eliminations as only 2 surfers would advance to the semifinal round. In Heat 1, Ronald Hastings of Bull Bay was facing Javaun Brown, Corey Atkinson and Winston McLean all of Boston Bay on the north coast. It was an exciting exchange in the 15 allotted minutes with the youngsters working their hardest to avoid an early elimination. Ronald made it quite clear he wanted a place in round 2 winning the heat with Javaun and they both advanced to the next round. The second heat had only 3 surfers but Boston Bay’s Keron Williams and Okeem Thompson were determined to keep Kingston’s young Nathan Miller behind them and secured the top 2 spots at the end of the 15 minutes.

The semis were next and the first heat saw Shama, Garren, Ronald, and Okeem paddle out and the south coast kids used their local knowledge of the break and finished 1-2-3 with Shama and Garren taking the top 2 spots and the advance to the final.

Heat 2 was a 50-50 setup with Bull Bay fielding Ivah and Armani while Javaun and Keron flew Boston Bay’s flag. Ivah dominated the heat and it was a ding-dong battle for 2nd but at the horn it was Javaun who secured the second spot in the final.

The 20 minute final was exciting to say the least. It had everything including a nail-biting finish. Series leader Shama was not getting waves and Javaun’s wave selection was off. Garren was not completing his waves and Ivah had 1 good wave that gave him a commanding lead, a single wave could change the whole complexion of the heat. Slowly the surfers secured scores but the situation remained the same with Ivah getting a decent backup score and Garren, Shama and Javaun all getting something to build on but sill it was really anyone’s game. As the time wound down one of the better sets of the event came through and Ivah got a sweet one and it looked all over but in the dying seconds Garren got a beauty of his own and did what the judges thought was needed to slip past Ivah for the win.

The final results were, Garren Pryce 1st, Ivah Wilmot 2nd, Elishama Beckford3rd, and Javaun Brown 4th. The points from the 3 event series were tallied for the National Championship title and Elishama Beckford with 2730 points was declared 2013 National Junior Champion.

 

 

 

2013 National Junior Championships Event 3

Place

Name

Points

1

Garren Pryce

1000

2

Ivah Wilmot

860

3

Elishama Beckford

730

4

Javaun Brown

670

5

Ronald Hastings

610

5

Armani Green

610

7

Okeem Thompson

555

7

Keron Williams

555

9

Corey Atkinson

500

9

Nathan Miller

500

11

Winston Mclean

500

 

 

2013 NATIONAL JUNIOR CHAMPS SERRIES OFFICIAL RESULTS

Place

Name

NJSC1

NJSC2

NJSC3

TOTAL

1

Elishama Beckford

1000

1000

730

2730

2

Ivah Wilmot

860

860

860

2580

3

Garren Pryce

730

670

1000

2400

4

Armani Green

730

730

610

2070

5

Ronald Hastings

610

610

610

1830

6

Okeem Thompson

555

610

555

1720

7

Keron Williams

555

555

500

1610

8

Javaun Brown

0

555

670

1225

9

Shatwain Wright

528

500

0

1028

10

Nathan Miller

475

0

488

963

10

Corey Atkinson

475

0

488

963

12

Akeem Taylor

610

0

0

610

13

George Bryans

0

500

0

500

14

Nick Robinson

488

0

0

488

15

Winston Mclean

0

0

475

475

15

Oshane Jacks

475

0

0

475

 

 

 

 

 

2013 MAKA PRO TITLES STAY AT HOME!

 

 2013 MAKA PRO WINERS, l-r Icah Wilmot Open, Jason Hall JTB Official, Elim Beckford Women, Garren Pryce Juniors.

 

The two day 2013 Makka Pro surf contest held at Southaven in Yallahs Saint Thomas over the weekend of July 20-21was a resounding success. Not only was it the biggest year to date but the local surfers walked away with the lion’s share of the purse.

 

Section of the crowd

 

The two day competition was held in 3 divisions, Open, juniors and Women, and saw entries from Australia Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago and the USA. The Saint Thomas surfing beach provided “solid” overhead waves for the event to the great delight of the competitors and spectators alike. Thousands turned out as is customary and the event was spared the traditional first day’s heavy rain downpours that have become the standard over the past 6 years and was replaced by brilliant sunshine and cool tropical trade winds for the entire weekend. The competition was adjudicated by a professional panel of Caribbean Judges, and featured a local computerized score calculation system which was designed by Jamaica’s own Icah Wilmot, a graduate student of Jamaica’s University of Technology.

 

Trinidad's Chris Dennis

 

The heats began on Saturday July 20 at about 11:00 am with the first round of the Open and Junior divisions in front of a moderate gathering of spectators that constantly grew in numbers throughout the day. The first round was a “no looser” round with winners of the 3-man heats advancing to round 3 and second and third place finishers facing off in round 2 for their final chance to get to round 3. In the first round most of the top seeds advanced including Trinidad’s Chris Dennis, Australia’s Bryce Young and Frank Roper of the USA who all put on impressive performances. Jamaica’s champion Icah Wilmot however, was relegated to round 2 where he managed to scratch himself back into round 3 to continue his quest for the championship title. Success there ensured a spot in the open quarterfinal round the next day.

 Trinidad's Dario Jordan 3rd Juniors

 

In the junior division, the biggest overseas threat came from Trinidad’s Junior Champion Dario Jordan, but he had his hands full when he met up with Jamaica’s Garren Pryce, Ivah Wilmot and Elishama Beckford, who represented strongly in the first two rounds also making it with him to round three which were the first run on Sunday.

 

 Australia's Bryce Young

 

Sunday’s competition featured all three divisions. The day began with the junior and open round 3 action for the early arrivers. Heat 1 in the juniors was like a final in terms of performances with 3 National Champions Elishama Beckford, Garren Pryce and Akeem Taylor going head to head for 20 minutes and putting on an exciting show for the 2 available spots in the semifinals. It was action packed and by the horn it was Garren Pryce with 12.47 and Akeem Taylor with 11.00 for their 2-wave point total that advanced to the Semi’s. Heat 2 had the Trini Dario Jordan meeting Ivah Wilmot and young Ronald Hastings during their 20 minute battle. Ivah swayed the judges with his performance that gave him a 6.00 and a 5.00 for his 11.00 heat total and his semifinal slot. Dario and Elishama were close but at the horn Dario’s 8.17 squeezed him into the semis over Shama’s 7.60 2-wave total.

The Men’s round three heat-1 was an international affair which saw Jamaica’s young Elishama Beckford going up against Trinidad’s Chris Dennis and Bryce Young from Australia.  Chris posted the highest wave and heat total of the event with his 8.5 wave and 14.33 totals taking the win and was joined in the semis via the first major upset when Elishama’s 9.90 heat total was out of reach for Bryce and his 7.03 total. Heat 2 was a challenge met by Icah Wilmot, Ackeam Phillips and Frank Roper. The American seemed not able to catch a wave that would allow him to demonstrate his significant skills and could only muster a lowly 5.47 heat total against Icah’s 12.83 and Ackeam’s 10.27 who both advanced to the semis.

 

USA's Frank Roper 

 

The Junior Semifinals were up next and heat 1 had Trinidad’s Dario Jordan Taking on Jamaica’s National Junior Campion Garren Pryce for a spot in the final against semifinal 2 winner. Jamaica’s Garren left no doubt for the judges posting 11.67 points to Dario’s 7.73 Junior Semi 2 was next with Ivah Wilmot and Akeem Taylor paddling out for the 20 minute showdown. They rode a dozen waves between them under the scrutiny of the judges’ panel and at the end of the heat Ivah’s 10.17 took him to the final over Akeem’s 8.33.

 

The Open Men’s Semifinal Round was next. Heat 1 had Trini champ Chris Dennis against local wonder Ackeam Phillips for 20 minutes. Ackeam put the brakes on his advancement with a brilliant 10.60 total to Chris’ 7.86 effectively eliminating all foreign contenders for the top spots. The second heat had Junior Elishama Beckford against his mentor Icah Wilmot. It was one of the closest heats of the event with the surfers’ final scores being 12.17 and 12.50 with Icah getting the edge.

 

Elim Beckford 2013 Women's Champ

The single heat of the ladies division was between Elim Beckford and Imani Wilmot. The crowd on the beach was enthused to witness the local ladies showing their skills in the sizable surf on offer over the weekend. They rode 6 waves between them with Elim getting the better of the exchange earning 10.67 to Imani’ 7.07 points

 

Garren Pryce 2013 Makka Junior Champ

The Junior Final saw Ivah Wilmot and Garren Pryce clashing for the $1000,000.00 up for grabs. It was a 25 minute heat and the waves were working. Ivah had command of the heat scoring strongly as the lead changed hands a number of times but as it came down to the last exchange Ivah got a sweet peeler only to be in time to see Garren pick off a perfect breaker which afforded him a magnificent ride to the beach giving him the win just on the buzzer.

 

Icah Wilmot 2013 Makka Pro Open Champ

The final heat of the weekend was the men’s final! Jamaica’s top 2 surfers Icah Wilmot and Ackeam Phillips had the stage for the steadily growing audience on hand. The surfers caught 16 waves between them in a fairly anticlimactic, low scoring final. The best score of the heat was 6.67 by Icah near the end of the heat while a 4.43 was the best that Ackeam copuld muster. At the final horn the scores were Icah Wilmot- Champion with 12.33 points and Ackeam Phillips- runner up with 8.43 points.

 

The JSA would like to thank our sponsors who made this effort possible.

 

The Sports Development Foundation, The Jamaica Tourist Board, Jamnesia Surf Club, Millennium Paving Stones, Jablum Coffee, Dekal Wireless, News Talk 93.fm, Sun-city Radio 104.9 FM, RJR Group, Southaven Citizens Association, the SDC St Thomas, St Thomas Police, St Thomas JCDC.

EVENT #3 LEAVES CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WIDE OPEN!

 

 l-r, 1st Inilek Wilmot, 2nd- Elishama Beckford, 3rd- Ivah Wilmot, 4th- Richard Curtis.

The third event of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2013 National Open Series was run at the world famous Makka surfing beach in Yallahs Saint Thomas on Saturday 9th of March. Only a small field of 8 surfers turned out for the event. Points accrued from the 5 event contest series forms part of the criteria for selection for Jamaica’s National Surf Team.

 The waves at the left hand reef point were chest to shoulder high with the occasional head high set sneaking through the lineup under a sunny sky with light variable winds. The format saw a 4 heat, man-on-man “no looser” first round, with the winners going to round 3 and the losers facing off in found 2 for their second chance to stay in the event.

 The format for the event encouraged the junior surfers who entered the event as they were guaranteed two heats of surfing instead of one as in the straight elimination format. Also the 2-man heats allowed the surfers to get experience with the “priority” system which establishes right-of-way for waves throughout the heat.

 Noticeably quite a few top surfers were absent from the event with series leader Icah Wilmot off the island, Luke Williams, Akeem Taylor and Shane Simmonds no longer competing there was room for less experienced surfers to get some heats under their belts.

 The first round held no surprises as Shama Beckford, Ivah Wilmot, Ackeam Phillips and Inilek Wilmot, all the top seeds, progressed to round 3 to await the second round winners. The 2 heats of the second round eliminated Okeem Thompson and Noel Whyte and sent Richard Curtis and Ronald Hastings through to the semi-final round where the two 3-man heats would cut the field from 6 to 4 surfers for final.

 

 "... Richard ifnally got a good one and ripped it to shreds... all the way to the beach..."

The first semifinal was a nail biter with Jamaica’s wonder boy Ackeam Phillips, young Ivah Wilmot and one of Boston Bay’s best, Richard Curtis. The surfers paddled out in close to perfect shoulder high Makka to face off for 15 minutes. The sets took some time in coming and the heat became a wave selection game. Ackeam paddled out way up the point hoping to connect one of the long runners while Ivah and Richard stayed in the main peak. They rode 11 waves between them. Ivah opened his account with a couple nice waves and took control of the heat and left Ackeam and Garren struggling to latch onto a good one. Ackeam was finding only a few small waves that did not allow him to display his renown aerial talents for the judges. He got a few and eased ahead of Richard who needing a back-up score, was getting frustrated as the set waves he caught closed out on him. The clock was ticking, Ivah caught a beautiful set wave and consolidated his lead and on the very next wave of the set Richard finally got a good one and ripped it to shreds all the way to the beach, leaving Ackeam needing a score. The waves did not cooperate with Ackeam and the heat ended with Ivah and Richard advancing to the final. 

 

"...Shama extended his lead with another impressive set wave ride which he punctuated wit an air reverse..."

The next semifinal had Inilek Wilmot up against 2 up and coming juniors Shama Beckford and Ronald Hastings and they were very busy catching 19 waves in their heat. Shama, like Ivah in the heat before, got off to a great start grabbing a nice set wave that ran down the point and had Inilek and Ronald playing catch-up. From then on it was a ding dong battle between the youngster and his surfing elder for the second spot in the final as Shama could do no wrong and extended his lead with another impressive set wave ride which he punctuated wit an air reverse. Young Ronald was matching Inilek wave for wave with the second place position constantly in contention all the way to the horn. When it sounded, it was left to the judges who gave the edge to Inilek on a split decision.

... Inilek latched onto an early set wave and proceeded to dismantle it... 

The final was next. It was a 4-man heat between Ivah, Shama Inilek and Richard who paddled out for 20 minutes and they rode an impressive 33 waves in the allotted time. Surfers’ scores would be a total of their best 2 waves with a 10 wave maximum. The horn for the tart of the heat sounded and this time it was Inilek who after a few small quick waves seeming to have learned from his close call in the semi’s latched onto an early set wave and proceeded to dismantle it with impressive moves for the judges.  Richard couldn’t get a good one and again was getting frustrated. Shama and Ivah got a couple nice ones that brought them within striking distance of Inilek who was looking for a good backup wave. Another set came through and the race was on. Ivah got a nice one as did Shama. Richard caught one of his own but went too high on a turn and got left out he back. The juniors were in front as a result of that exchange. But just a couple minutes later Inilek found his backup. A beautiful peeler that he hacked and slashed to shreds giving him back the lead with time running down. The rest of the field tried but time was the ultimate master and the final horn sounded with Inilek in first, Elishama in second, Ivah Wilmot third and Richard Curtis fourth.

  

2013 NOS3 Makka Results

Place

Name

Points

1

Inilek Wilmot

1000

2

Shama Beckford

860

3

Ivah Wilmot

730

4

Richard Curtis

670

5

Ackeam Phillips

610

6

Ronald Hastings

583

7

Noel Whyte

555

8

Okeem Thompson

528

 

With the final 2 events to run at the end of the year here are the current standings after 3 events.

 

2013 JSA National Open Series Championships Current Standings

Place

Competitor

NOS 1

NOS 2

NOS 3

NOS 4

NOS 5

Total

Low

Avg

Top 4

1

Inilek Wilmot

860

555

1000

 

 

2415

555

707.5

 

2

Ivah Wilmot

730

860

730

 

 

2320

730

795

 

3

EliShama Beckford

610

670

860

 

 

2140

610

640

 

4

Icah Wilmot

1000

1000

0

 

 

2000

0

1000

 

5

Okeem Thompson

488

488

525

 

 

1504

488

488

 

6

Garen Pryce

670

730

0

 

 

1400

670

700

 

7

Richard Curtis

0

610

670

 

 

1280

0

305

 

7

Ronald Hastings

0

610

583

 

 

1193

0

305

 

9

Javaun Brown

555

555

0

 

 

1110

555

555

 

9

Keron Williams

488

488

0

 

 

976

488

488

 

9

Micheal Panton

610

0

0

 

 

610

0

305

 

9

Ackeam Phillips

0

0

610

 

 

610

0

305

 

12

George Bryan

555

0

0

 

 

555

 0

277.5

 

12

Noel Whyte

0

0

555

 

 

555

0

277.5

 

14

Brandon Cowan

0

488

0

 

 

488

0

244

 

14

Armani Green

0

488

0

 

 

488

0

244

 

14

Oshane Jacks

488

0

0

 

 

488

0

244

 

14

Patrick

488

0

0

 

 

488

 0

244

 

14

Corey Atkinson

488

0

0

 

 

488

 0

244

 

19

Shatwain Wright

0

450

 0

 

 

450

0

225

 

 

 

ICAH WILMOT GOES 2 FOR 2 IN 2013 NOS!

 

l-r - Icah Wilmot, Ivah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Elishama Beckford. 

 

The second event of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2013 National Open Series was held at the Lighthouse surfing beach on the Palisadoes strip on Saturday February 16. Placing’s in the 5 event series is one of the criteria used to select the National Open Team and to declare the National Open Champion. 2012 defending champion Icah Wilmot made a definitive statement at the south coast surf spot when he defeated all comers to take the 1000 points for the win and pushing him out front in the race for the national Title.

 The conditions for the event were challenging to say the least with a brisk onshore wind creating fairly choppy conditions, but with the swell slightly overhead the waves were providing open faces for the surfers to display their abilities for the judges scrutiny. Local knowledge of the break would play a big part in the proceedings as wave selection at Lighthouse is a key in obtaining high scoring waves.

The first round had 4 heats to narrow the field to the top 8 surfers who would face off in the 2 semifinals. The conditions were challenging to say the least but definitely contestable with looming sections providing lots of opportunities for the surfers to express themselves if they had the reflexes and the attitude.

 The first semi was a stacked faceoff between the 2 top Wilmot brothers, Icah and Inilek, the 2012 Junior Champion Shama Beckford and one of the North Coast’s top surfers Richard Curtis. Inilek was a late no show for the heat and with only 2 to see the final from the short 15 Minute heat it was tense. It was physically demanding for the contestants as well paddling against the swift current through the lineup.

 11 waves were ridden in the allotted time and young Shama did not fail to please the judges. He started strongly taking command of the heat and had the other competitors chasing. Icah got a good early one as well and was being patient waiting for a good backup wave. Richard was catching waves but his selection let him down when he needed that score to even things and was scoring only in the average category. Meanwhile Shama extended his lead replacing a good score with an excellent one and answered the question of who the winner of the heat would be. It was between Icah and Richard fro second. Icah was still only on 1 wave in the good category and Richard with a couple of average rides and with the clock ticking it was anyone’s race. Richard was scratching at everything and in the last couple of minutes Icah caught his second good scoring wave and ripped it to the beach taking the second spot in the final.

 Semifinal 2 saw 4 junior surfers facing off for the chance at a finals slot. Ivah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Ronald Hastings and Javaun Brown were out in the water and the horn sounded. They rode 15 waves between them with Ivah and Garren receiving scores in the excellent range from judges for waves they rode. It was close the whole way through with the lead changing hands many times within the heat. It was so close that it was going to come down to the winner being who was in the lead when the horn sounded! The Juniors impressed with innovative maneuvers showing the solid future of Jamaican surfing. When it ended the judges agreed that Ivah and Garren would advance to the final to meet Icah and Shama.

 With 20 minutes, the surfers had to factor in an additional 5 minutes to their strategies. They rode 20 waves between them. Garren was the busiest riding 7 waves Icah and Shama were the most reserved with 3 and 4 waves each but both made a statement with the waves they rode receiving scores in the good category from the judges for their first wave. Ivah had a weak start and couldn’t latch onto anything better than a low average for quite some time but as the heat progressed he got 2 in the good category and he was in contention. The other 3 surfers were close but then Icah got a beautiful wave and the judges gave him the score that took him to the lead. With Garren getting the nod over Shama they finished Icah first, Ivah second, Garren third, Shama fourth.

The next event will be NOS#3 at Makka Surfing Beach on March 9

 Please see official results and current series standings below

 

2013 NOS 2 Lighthouse

Place

Competitor

Points

1   

Icah Wilmot

1000

2   

Ivah Wilmot

860

3   

Garen Pryce

730

4   

EliShama Beckford

670

5   

Richard Curtis

610

5   

Ronald Hastings

610

7   

Inilek Wilmot

555

7   

Javaun Brown

555

9   

Brandon Cowan

488

9   

Okeem Thompson

488

9   

Armani Green

488

9   

Keron Williams

488

13   

Shatwain Wright

450

 

2013 JSA National Open Series Championships

Place

Competitor

NOS 1

  NOS 2

   

 

 

Total

   Low

     Avg

   Top4

1   

Icah Wilmot

1000

1000

 

 

 

2000

1000

1000

 

2

Ivah Wilmot

730

860

 

 

 

1590

730

795

 

3

Inilek Wilmot

860

555

 

 

 

1415

555

707.5

 

4

Garen Pryce

670

730

 

 

 

1400

670

700

 

5

EliShama Beckford

610

670

 

 

 

1280

610

640

 

6

Javaun Brown

555

555

 

 

 

1110

555

555

 

7

Okeem Thompson

488

488

 

 

 

976

488

488

 

7

Keron Williams

488

488

 

 

 

976

488

488

 

9

Richard Curtis

0

610

 

 

 

610

0

305

 

9

Ronald Hastings

0

610

 

 

 

610

0

305

 

9

Micheal Panton

610

0

 

 

 

610

0

305

 

10

George Bryan

555

0

 

 

 

555

 

277.5

 

11

Brandon Cowan

0

488

 

 

 

488

0

244

 

11

Armani Green

0

488

 

 

 

488

0

244

 

11

Oshane Jacks

488

0

 

 

 

488

 

244

 

11

Patrick

488

0

 

 

 

488

 

244

 

11

Corey Atkinson

488

0

 

 

 

488

 

244

 

16

Shatwain Wright

0

450

 

 

 

450

0

225

 

 

WILMOTS DOMINATE 2013 JAMAICA NATIONAL OPEN EVENT #1

  

Icah Wilmot came away with the 1000 points on offer  for first place with siblings Inilek and Ivah Wilmot taking second and third place respectively at Runways surfing beach on Saturday 2 February Junior Garren Pryce took fourth.

 A small field of 13 surfers turned out for the event which had been postponed for 2 weeks due to lack of swell at Boston bay and transferred to the south coast break of Runways at the East side of the Plumb Point Lighthouse on the Palisadoes strip. Some top local performers such as former National Champ Shane Simmonds, Luke Williams, former National Junior champ Ackeam Phillips and top National Junior Team member Akeem Taylor were all missing from the lineup which sets them back and provided a golden opportunity for some of the less featured surfers to get some much needed points under their belts at the start of the season.

 Runways surfing beach was providing good contestable head high surf with glassy conditions. There were occasional light variable winds with an intermittent light drizzle but for the most part it was sunny. A small crowd of spectators were on hand to witness the proceedings which got under way about midday.

 The first round saw 4 heats which narrowed the field to the top 8 for the semifinal round. One surfer did not paddle out for his heat in the round resulting in one heat of 4 and one of 3 with only 4 spots in the final. The first Semi-final saw the young Shama Beckford paddling out against Icah and Inilek, the top 2 Wilmot brothers… a daunting task for the youngster to say the least! 

Sixteen waves were ridden in the 15 minute by the 3 surfers. Inilek was very efficient in his approach and using superior wave selection caught 3 waves with the top 2 giving him 12.5 and the win. His brother Icah narrowly bettered the National Junior Champ for the other spot in the final.

 Semifinal 2 saw 24 waves ridden in the 15 minutes the judges deliberated over. It was  close but Ivah Wilmot rode 7 waves with the best 2 giving him 11 points and the spot in the final. The second spot was won by Garren Pryce, also of the south coast making it an all-south coast final.

 The final was a 20 minute affair which had the surfers riding 27 waves for the scrutiny of the 3 person judging panel. Scores were in the 6.5 to 7.5 for the best waves ridden in the heat and the 2 elder brothers were trading wave for wave with Inilek seeming to get the better of the heat at the opening horn with one of the best rides of the heat. A long connecting left that had the small crowd present cheering. From there on it was a game of catch-up for the other 3 surfers. Good exchanges were seen but only Icah made a serious challenge at the end of the 20 minutes which gave him the edge, snatching the win and 1000 points towards the National Championship Series. The next event of the series was set for February 9 but due to lack of swell the event is on hold till the 16th

The results of NOS1 and current Series standings are posted below. 

 

2013 NOS1 results and current Series standings

Place

Competitor

NOS1

1

Icah Wilmot

1000

2

Inilek Wilmot

860

3

Ivah Wilmot

730

4

Garren Pryce

670

5

Shama Beckford

610

5

Michael Panton

610

7

Javaun Brown

555

7

George Bryan

555

9

Oshane Jacks

488

9

Keron Williams

488

9

Okeem Thompson

488

9

Patrick

488

13

Corey Atkinson

450

 

ICAH WILMOT RETAINS NATIONAL OPEN TITLE

 

Defending National Open Champion Icah Wilmot secured a narrow come from behind win in the 2012 Jamaica Surfing Association National Open Series with a 4th place showing at the fifth and final event concluded at the Boston Bay surfing beach in Portland. The event on Saturday December 22nd was contested by 14 competitors, the smallest turnout for the series. Some of the top names were absent from the lineup as Portland’s top surfer and former national champion Shane Simonds did not compete dashing his hope of a 2012 title. Also missing from the lineup and a shot at the title was series leader at the time, young Akeem Taylor of Boston.

 The day was sunny and the forecast was for chest high waves on a building swell to reach head high by evening. The home crew had the advantage in the fickle waves of the pristine white sand cove and they were looking strong despite their missing stars.

 The event called for a double elimination format in the first round where first and second place went to round 3 and third to round 2. Winners from the two round 2 heats then advanced to round 3 from where it was elimination to the 5th round finals.

 As expected there were no upsets in the first round and all the top seeds made their heats to sit it out while two round 2 heats selected the contenders who would advance to meet them again in Round 3 where the real action began.

 The first heat of the round was dominated by the defending champ and the judges agreed unanimously. Garren Pryce got a unanimous second of his own and they were through to the semifinal. Heat 2 was a lot closer with Shama Beckford and Dwayne Hall splitting first and second for their places in the semis. The youngest Wilmot, Ivah, also dominated his Heat 3 with Warren Lewis taking second and advancing with him. The final heat of the round was a family affair for Ackeam Phillips and his younger brother Armani Green who nabbed a unanimous first and second to complete the semifinal field.

 The first semifinal saw Icah, Shama, Dwayne and Garren paddle out. The surfing was at the top of the local scale now and the young Beckford went toe to toe with his elder, narrowly finishing in second but making it to the final none the less. Boston’s Dwayne Hall finished equal 5th with Garren Pryce equal 7th.

 Semi Final 2 was straight forward in the judges’ eyes with all giving the two spots in the final to Ackeam and Ivah. Armani Green and Warren Lewis took equal 5th and 7th respectively.

 Then there was the much anticipated final. Although it was at the Boston Crew’s home turf, a number of their top representatives were absent which made the final a totally “South Coast” affair. Eighteen waves were ridden in the short 15 minute heat with Shame Ivah and his brother Icah all getting five each Shama’s first wave was a thriller and gave him a good grip on the first exchange which he did not relinquish. Icah was trying hard while Ackeam sat patiently and waited for his calling. Ivah was busy also but was having more luck than his elder brother as he connected sections across the bay. Ackeam got a good right and almost landed an air reverse which made him look very dangerous in the choppy conditions of the evening. But Shama held on to his lead as the clock ticked down.

 When the horn sounded Shama Beckford was the event winner, followed by Ackeam Phillips in second, Ivah Wilmot in third and Icah Wilmot in fourth. The event results are here below with the final series standings below that.

 

NOS #5 Boston Bay 22/12/1012

Place

Competitor

Points

1

Elishama Beckford

1000

2

Ackeam Phillips

860

3

Ivah Wilmot

730

4

Icah Wilmot

670

5

Dwayne Hall

610

=5

Armani Green

610

7

Waren Lewis

555

=7

Garren Pryce

555

9

Corey Atkinson

500

=9

Keron Williams

500

=9

Ronald Hastings

500

=9

Ronley Lewis

500

13

Javaun Winston

450

=13

Brandon Cowan

450

 

 

Place Competitor NOS1 NOS2 NOS3 NOS4 NOS5 Total Low   Avg    Best 4
1 Icah Wilmot 860 1000 0 1000 670 3530 0 1177 3530
2 EliShama Beckford 555 860 610 860 1000 3885 555 1295 3330
3 Akeem Taylor 500 730 1000 730 0 2960 0 987 2960
4 Ackeam Phillips 670 555 555 670 860 3310 555 1103 2755
5 Inilek Wilmot 730 500 670 610 0 2510 0 837 2510
6 Ivah Wilmot 475 670 555 488 730 2918 475 973 2443
7 Michael Panton 583 610 488 583 0 2264 0 755 2264
8 Garren Pryce 610 0 583 475 555 2223 0 741 2223
9 Ronald Hastings 555 0 488 555 500 2098 0 420 2098
10 Armani Green 450 0 390 413 610 1863 0 373 1863
11 Shane Simmonds 1000 0 860 0 0 1860 0 372 1860
12 Ronley Lewis 450 413 450 0 500 1813 0 363 1813
13 Keron Williams 0 413 390 475 500 1778 0 356 1778
14 Dwayne Hall 0 0 390 555 610 1555 0 311 1555
15  Javaun Brown 0 475 413 555 0 1443 0 289 1443
16 Warren Lewis 0 475 390 0 555 1420 0 284 1420
17 Tristan English 450 500 413 0 0 1363 0 273 1363
18 Brandon Cowan 0 0 360 413 450 1223 0 245 1223
19 Jamoy Hall 500 555 0 0 0 1055 0 211 1055
20 Adrian Lewis 0583 450 0 0 1033 0 207 1033
21 Conrad Smith 0 0 488 475 0 963 0 193 963
22 Richard Curtis 462 0 0 475 0 937 0 187 937
23 Gawayne Galimore 0 475 450 0 0 925 0 185 925
24 Fitzroy Scott 0 475 413 0 0 888 0 178 888
25 Calvin Robinson 400 475 0 0 0 875 0 175 875
26 Oshane Jacks 0 0 360 475 0 835 0 167 835
27 Anthony Taylor 400 413 0 0 0 813 0 163 813
27 Kemar Panton 0 0 360 413 0 773 0 155 773
29 Eneson Lightbourn 0 0 730 0 0 730 0 146 730
30 Luke Williams 0 0 555 0 0 555 0 111 555
30 Ishack Wilmot 450 0 0 0 0 450 0 90 450
31 Javaun Winston 0 0 0 0 450 450 0 90 450
31 Noel Wright 0 413 0 0 0 413 0 83 413
31 Dominic Benjamin 0 0 0 413 0 413 0 83 413
34 Dwight Roberts 0 0 0 413 0 413 0 83 413
35 Gabre Beckford 400 0 0 0 0 400 0 80 400
35 Okeem Thompson 0 0 390 0 0 390 0 78 390
36 Clayton Taylor 0 0 390 0 0 390 0 78 390
37 George Bryan  0 0 360 0 0 360 0 72 360
38 Nick Robinson 0 0 340 0 0 340 0 68 340

 

 

2012 JAMAICA NATIONAL OPEN SURF CHAMP STILL
UNDECIDED WITH ONLY ONE EVENT REMAINING!

 

 Icah Wilmot came away with the 1000 points on offer at Makka surfing beach on Saturday 8 December. Last year’s defending champion Icah Wilmot is in with a fighting chance. His latest win gave him 1000 points which pushed him past his elder brother Inilek into third place in the standings. Akeem Taylor and Shama Beckford, two under 18 surfers, still remain atop the standings in 1st and 2st place respectively after 2nd and 3rd place showings at Makka and with only the final event in the series remaining, less than 100 points separate the top 3 challengers.

 The day started with the surf looking dismal at best but by 9:30am some waist high sets started coming through the lineup. The venue was prepped and waiting for the surfers from the north coast to arrive. The waves continued to improve as the morning wore on and by midday some respectable shoulder high waves were marching in. After a while the Bostonians rolled in and the event kicked off.

 The first round saw five 4-man heats paddle out. With 2 eliminated in each the field was cut in half by the end of the round. All the top seeds made it through the first round and set up in the semifinal round for a shot at a spot in the final. Each of the 3 heats in round 2 met ever increasing wave size and the local surfers went for bigger and bigger moves to match the Caribbean’s offerings. It wouldn’t be easy as there were lots of challengers in round 2 and all were surfing at the top of their game.

 Semi 1 saw Michael Panton, Akeem Taylor and Ronald Hastings facing off for 15 minutes. Between them they caught 16 waves in the low scoring affair which judges saw a 5 point ride as the highest reward able effort. None the less Michael and Akeem advanced to the final.

 Semi 2 was between brothers Icah and Ivah Wilmot, Shama Beckford and Javaun Brown. The 4 surfers were able to catch 18 waves in the 15 minutes with scores a bit better than the heat before as wave conditions continued to improve allowing for the judges to throw 6.5 as the highest score. When all was said and done Icah snatched first spot with Shama in second and both advanced leaving Javaun and Ivah eliminated in 3rd and 4th.

 The 3rd semi saw Inilek Wilmot, Ackeam Phillips and Dwayne Hall face off for their 15 minute encounter. They rode 19 waves in the improving conditions with the highest judges’ score being an 8.5 ride as the waves got even better. At the end of the heat Inilek and Ackeam advanced to the final.

 There was a free surf session before the final which gave the other surfers on hand a chance to get their fins into some of the best waves seen all day as the judges got a much deserved break. But the time was ticking by and the job had to be done so after a 20 minute break all was ready for the 20 minute final.

 It would be a six man final with the best Jamaican surfers of the day all looking to step up in the ranking. The horn sounded and it was on! Twenty three waves were surfed between them. The standard of surfing was the highest of the day with the best sets arrived on queue. Everyone had 6.5 to 7.5 waves in their scores and no one had broken free of the others. The clock was waiting on no man and as time wound down there was a lull in the sets. Then with about 3 minutes to go the sea lit up with back to back waves which saw the best exchanges of the day taking place with judges dropping 8’s and 8.5’s.

 When the final horn sounded and the scoes were tallied Icah took the win, Shama Beckford second, Akeem Taylor third, Ackeam Phillips fourth, Inilek Wilmot fifth and Michael Panton sixth.

 The final event of the series is scheduled for series leader Akeem Taylor’s home break Boston Bay on the 22nd of December. The tricky waves of the renowned north coast venue will no doubt give him a definite advantage and make for a thrilling series finale! Below are the national open standings after 4 of 5 events.

 

2012 JAMAICA NATIONAL OPEN SERIES

Place

Competitor

NOS1

NOS2

NOS3

NOS4

Total

Avg

1

Akeem Taylor

500

730

1000

730

2960

740

2

Shama Beckford

555

860

610

860

2885

721

3

Icah Wilmot

860

1000

0

1000

2860

715

4

Inilek Wilmot

730

500

670

610

2510

628

5

Ackeam Phillips

670

555

555

670

2450

613

6

Michael Panton

583

610

488

583

2264

566

7

Ivah Wilmot

475

670

555

488

2188

547

8

Shane Simmonds

1000

0

860

0

1860

465

9

Garren Pryce

610

0

583

475

1668

417

10

Ronald Hastings

555

0

488

555

1598

400

11

 Javaun Brown

0

475

413

555

1443

361

12

Tristan English

450

500

413

0

1363

341

13

Ronley Lewis

450

413

450

0

1313

328

14

Keron Williams

0

413

390

475

1278

320

15

Armani Green

450

0

390

413

1253

313

16

Jamoy Hall

500

555

0

0

1055

264

17

Adrian Lewis

0

583

450

0

1033

258

18

Conrad Smith

0

0

488

475

963

241

19

Dwayne Hall

0

0

390

555

945

236

20

Richard Curtis

462

0

0

475

937

234

21

Gawayne Galimore

0

475

450

0

925

231

22

Fitzroy Scott

0

475

413

0

888

222

23

Calvin Robinson

400

475

0

0

875

219

24

Warren Lewis

0

475

390

0

865

216

25

Oshane Jacks

0

0

360

475

835

209

26

Anthony Taylor

400

413

0

0

813

203

27

Brandon Cowan

0

0

360

413

773

193

27

Kemar Panton

0

0

360

413

773

193

29

Eneson Lightbourn

0

0

730

0

730

183

30

Luke Williams

0

0

555

0

555

139

30

Ishack Wilmot

450

0

0

0

450

113

31

Noel Wright

0

413

0

0

413

103

31

Dominic Benjamin

0

0

0

413

413

103

31

Dwight Roberts

0

0

0

413

413

103

34

Gabre Beckford

400

0

0

0

400

100

35

Okeem Thompson

0

0

390

0

390

98

35

Clayton Taylor

0

0

390

0

390

98

36

George Bryan

0

0

360

0

360

90

37

Nick Robinson

0

0

340

0

340

85

 

 

USA TAKE TOP 3 AT 2012 MAKKA PRO BAJAN BRUCE MACKIE 4TH

 

 
 
The recently concluded 2012 Makka Pro held at Makka surfing beach in Southaven Yallahs on 21-22 July was a resounding success! Thousands turned out to see the region’s best battle for the coveted Paul Blades Memorial Trophy, cash, prizes and points towards the Western Atlantic Pro Series.
The 2012 Makka Pro was the final event in the Tri-Nation competition between Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago to declare a Caribbean Champion. Surfers from the 3 islands had to try and accumulate maximum points from the 3 events to emerge as the region’s top surfer and claim the Paul Blades Trophy so Makka was the last chance for surfers to post scores towards their final 2011-12 Caribbean ranking. The 2012 Makka Pro was also the 5th stop on the 10 event Western Atlantic Pro Surf Series (WAPSS) which also includes the events in Trinidad and Barbados and 7 other events up the US East Coast which helped attract top tier surfers from that region in search of points towards the WAPSS US$10,000 first prize purse… the stage was set for a great event...! 
 
The Jamaica Tourist Board, one of the main sponsors of the event tripled its commitment to the 2012 renewal of the event maximizing publicity and exposure through promotions via its publicity department and by hosting international press attending the event. The ads had been thick on the local media and by Friday everyone was calling the office asking for directions to the venue... It was funny… if it had been 150 miles west in Montego Bay everyone in Kingston would know exactly how to get there… but 15 miles to east Yallahs along the only main road and everyone was acting as though they were venturing off into “…the great unknown…” 
 
 Two days of competition had come down to the finals and the whole community had "gotten into it" They decended on the site in their 1000's. The junior men final did not disappoint. With Elishama Beckford the lone Jamaican in the event his burden was a heavy one for a youngster like him but he paddled out with US hopeful Nathan Behl and Caribbean slashers Dane Mackie and defending champ Jordan Heaselgrave to decide the matter. To put it in Jamaican terms “Di beach did cork!” and the crowd was making themselves heard in no uncertain manner. The standard of surfing was excellent and the young regional boys took it to the American determined not to let the US boy go home with the big check in the division. The lead switched hands with almost every ride. But all good things must come to an end and when the horn echoed across the venue it was history. A new Makka Pro Junior champion had arrived in the personality of Dane Mackie. Second went to US boy Nathan Behl. Third nto Jamaica’s own Elishama Beckford and 4th to defending champion Jordan Heaselgrave.
 
The Women final was between Chelsea Tuach, Chelsea Roett, Chelsea Gresham, Zoe Bonik and defending women’s champ Imani Wilmot. They paddled out next for the final and the 2 girls from Barbados made their statement from early. They took the lead and second place and did not relinquishing them to the end. The other 3 girls had a tit-for-tat battle going on all heat for the remaining spots but at the final horn it was said and done. Chelsea Tuach took 1st, Chelsea Roett 2nd, Chelsea Gresham 3rd, Zoe Bonik 4th and Imani Wilmot 5th.
 
The half hour men final heat had the attention of the whole beach from the horn. Without a Jamaican in it the locals were behind Bajan Bruce Mackie and the "dread locked" defending champ Jensen Callaway and their cheers confirmed it. It was close with the lead changing hands every set all the way down to a nail biting finish. When the spray settled the upset was there on the scoreboard. A new Makka Pro champion had to be crowned as Jesse Hielman took 1st with Nils Schweizer in 2nd defending champ Jensen Callaway in 3rd and taking the Caribbean regional champions title Bruce Mackie in 4th. 
 

Place

Makka Pro Men Open

From

Points

1

Jesse Hielman

USA

1000

2

Nils Schweizer

USA

900

3

Jensen Callaway

USA

810

4

Bruce Mackie

BAR

729

5

Chris Duff

USA

656

=5

Dane Mackie

BAR

656

7

Danny Edgehill

BAR

591

=7

Nathan Behl

USA

591

9

Inilek Wilmot

JAM

532

=9

Garren Price

JAM

532

=9

Icah Wilmot

JAM

532

=9

Michael Panton

JAM

532

13

Jordan Heaselgrave

BAR

479

=13

Luke Williams

JAM

479

=13

Ivah Wilmot

JAM

479

=13

Sergio Martins

VEN

479

17

Akeam Phillips

JAM

432

=17

Che Allen

BAR

432

=17

Shane Simmons

JAM

432

=17

Josh Galt

T&T

432

21

Greg Badgley

USA

389

=21

Chris Moore

USA

389

=21

Dario Jordon

T&T

389

=21

Ronley Lewis

JAM

389

 
 

Place

Makka Pro Women

From

Points

1

Chelsea Tuach

BAR

1000

2

Chelsea Roett

BAR

860

3

Chelsea Gresham

USA

730

4

Zoe Bonik

USA

670

5

Imani Wilmot

JAM

610

 
 
 

Place

Makka Pro Junior

From

Points

1

Dane Mackie

BAR

1000

2

Nathan Behl

USA

860

3

Elishama Beckford

JAM

730

4

Jordan Heaselgrave

BAR

670

5

Shane Simmonds

JAM

610

=5

Che Allen

BAR

610

7

Chelsea Roett

BAR

555

=7

Danny Edgehill

BAR

555

9

Garren Pryce

JAM

500

=9

Josh Galt

T&T

500

=9

Chelsea Tuach

BAR

500

=9

Bruce Mackie

BAR

500

13

Dario Jordan

T&T

450

=13

Chris Moore

USA

450

=13

Evan Brownhill

USA

450

=13

Ronald Hastings

JAM

450

=13

Brendan Cowan

JAM

450

=13

Armani Green

JAM

450

19

Ivah Wilmot

JAM

390

 

 

 

AKEEM TAYLOR TAKES NOS3 & TOPS STANDINGS

 

After a late start the third event of the Jamaica Surfing Association National Open Series ran to conclusion at the Copa surfing Beach in Bull Bay on Saturday 10 March in chest to shoulder high surf. The event which ran from 2:00pm till sunset saw 30 surfers registering to compete for the 1000 points on offer for the win.

 The first round saw six 15 minute 5-man heats in windy shoulder high surf.  The competition was fierce as only the top three surfers from each heat would advance into the three 6-man heat semi-final rounds. The youngsters were making a statement with National Junior Team members Shama Beckford, Akeem Taylor and Ivah Wilmot all winning their respective first round heats. The other three top performing first round surfers were Inilek Wilmot, Ackeam Phillips and Michael Panton who also won their heats.

 The su was sinking fast and the next three heats were run back to back to try and get through the event by sundown. It was agreed that in order to complete the event only the top two surfers from each of the three heats would advance to a final thus eliminating the semi final round. 

 The wind started to die off, the conditions got cleaner and some of the day’s best performances were witnessed. The first heat of the round had Shane Simmonds from Boston Bay putting on a phenomenal performance of powerful controlled surfing giving him the heat win and marking him as one to beat. 15 year old Shama Beckford from Bull Bay took second and advanced. Inilek Wilmot of Bull Bay had a come-from-behind win in his heat, grabbing a wave right before time that earned him the top spot over Eneson Lightbourn in the second heat. Then seventeen year old Akeem Taylor from Boston Bay in Portland continued on his first round winning streak in round two dominating the heat with a display fast, powerful surfing far in advance of his tender years. 17 year old Garren Pryce held on to second and the last spot in the final.

 With the juniors solidly represented in the final it was just a matter of 20 minutes to see who would be 1000 points richer. 44 waves were ridden by the surfers during the heat. Shane was impressive, showing great control through the sections and pulling tight wrapping roundhouses. Akeem waited a while to open up his account but did so with authority getting a 7 for his opening ride. Shama was flying all over the lineup grabbing the smaller waves that reformed on the inside reef. Eneson seemed to be in the right spot at the right time for most of the sets and was surfing them well but not selecting the best waves of the set. Inilek was hunting for the right waves but couldn’t find them. Garren was getting a few but was having trouble completing his maneuvers.

 It was anyone’s race but young Ackeam got a backup score and moved out in front. Time started to wind down and Eneson got 2 good waves that put him into contention. Shane then got a beauty and executed an air reverse which put him into second as the clock ran down. When it ended Akeem took the win, Shane second, both from Boston Bay, Eneson third, Inilek fourth, Shama fifth and Garren sixth.

 “I think it is wonderful to see three junior surfers making it to the final of a National Open Championship event and one winning it!...” said JSA president Billy Wilmot. “It authenticates the JSA’s Youth Development Program, and is very encouraging at this time as we prepare to send the junior team off to the International Surfing Association’s World Junior Surfing Championships in Panama next month...”

 Here are the results of NOS3. The current series standings is in the table below it.

 

Place

Competitor

NOS3

1

Akeem Taylor

1000

2

Shane Simmonds

860

3

Eneson Lightbourn

730

4

Inilek Wilmot

670

5

Shama Beckford

610

6

Garren Pryce

583

7

Ackeam Phillips

555

7

Ivah Wilmot

555

7

Luke Williams

555

10

Michael Panton

488

10

Ronald Hastings

488

10

Conrad Smith

488

13

Ronley Lewis

450

13

Adrian Lewis

450

13

Gawayne Galimore

450

16

Tristan English

413

16

 Javaun Brown

413

16

Fitzroy Scott

413

19

Warren Lewis

390

19

Armani Green

390

19

Keron Williams

390

19

Dwayne Hall

390

19

Akeem Thompson

390

19

Clayton Taylor

390

25

George Bryan

360

25

Oshane Jacks

360

25

Brandon Cowan

360

25

Kemar Panton

360

29

Nick Robinson

340

 

 

Place

Competitor

NOS1

NOS2

NOS3

Total

Avg.

1

Akeem Taylor

500

730

1000

2230

743

2

Shama Beckford

555

860

610

2025

675

3

Inilek Wilmot

730

500

670

1900

633

4

Icah Wilmot

860

1000

0

1860

620

4

Shane Simmonds

1000

0

860

1860

620

6

Ackeam Phillips

670

555

555

1780

593

7

Ivah Wilmot

475

670

555

1700

567

8

Michael Panton

583

610

488

1681

560

9

Tristan English

450

500

413

1363

454

10

Ronley Lewis

450

413

450

1313

438

11

Garren Pryce

610

0

583

1193

398

12

Jamoy Hall

500

555

0

1055

352

13

Ronald Hastings

555

0

488

1043

348

14

Adrian Lewis

0

583

450

1033

344

15

Gawayne Galimore

0

475

450

925

308

16

Javaun Brown

0

475

413

888

296

16

Fitzroy Scott

0

475

413

888

296

18

Calvin Robinson

400

475

0

875

292

19

Warren Lewis

0

475

390

865

288

20

Armani Green

450

0

390

840

280

21

Anthony Taylor

400

413

0

813

271

22

Keron Williams

0

413

390

803

268

23

Eneson Lightbourn

0

0

730

730

243

24

Luke Williams

0

0

555

555

185

25

Conrad Smith

0

0

488

488

163

26

Richard Curtis

462

0

0

462

154

27

Ishack Wilmot

450

0

0

450

150

28

Noel

0

413

0

413

138

29

Gabre Beckford

400

0

0

400

133

30

Dwayne Hall

0

0

390

390

130

30

Okeem Thompson

0

0

390

390

130

30

Clayton Taylor

0

0

390

390

130

33

Oshane Jacks

0

0

360

360

120

33

Brandon Cowan

0

0

360

360

120

33

Kemar Panton

0

0

360

360

120

33

George Bryan

0

0

360

360

120

37

Nick Robinson

0

0

340

340

113

 

 

ICAH WILMOT WINS 2012 NATIONAL OPEN #2

 

Bull Bay’s Icah Wilmot walked away with the 1000 points on offer for the win, and the series lead, at the second event of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) 2012 National Open Series (NOS2) on Saturday February 25th.

 The original event, which was to be held at the popular right hand point break known as Peenie Wally just east of Buff Bay in Portland, had to be postponed on the two previous Saturdays due to small swell conditions. This prompted the contest committee to schedule a relocation of the event to the famous left hand point break in Saint Thomas known as Roselle, just west of Morant Bay.

 Roselle provided shoulder high multiple peak waves with a light side-offshore wind creating excellent contestable surf for the 19 entrants to display their abilities for the discriminating eyes of the judges. Eight heats were run to decide a winner with the first round seeing a 3-man and four 4-man heats to reduce the field to the top ten performers to clash it out in the semifinals.

 The natural progression through the first round heats set up a talent-packed first Semifinal which pitted the 2011 National Champ Icah Wilmot against Boston Bay’s junior phenomenon Akeem Taylor, aerial geniuses Ackeam Phillips and young Shama Beckford, and perennial series standout Inilek Wilmot. Only three of the five surfers would advance to the final and the surfers were all determined to be one of those three. Twenty eight waves were ridden in the high scoring 15 minute heat which saw the lead being swapped on many occasions. The strong side shore current, taking its toll on the weary, forced many of the surfers to choose a run up the beach over the long paddle back to the peak. Throughout the heat, aggressive, power packed maneuvers were a dime-a-dozen. The youngsters showed talent far in excess of their tender years and tightened the screws as the judges worked diligently to separate the best from the rest. At the end of the heat, the three spots in the final went to Shama and Akeem taking first and second with Icah third, eliminating Ackeam and Inilek, two of the top series contenders.

Semifinal 2 was a “Boston heavy” heat with top contender Michael Panton and his fellow Portlanders Adrian Lewis, Jamoy Hall, and Tristan English faced off against Bull Bay’s lone junior, Ivah Wilmot. Twenty six waves were scored by the judges who had to compare and contrast the surfers performances as they did their best to impress. As in the first semifinal, youth seemed to have a bearing on the proceedings as 15 year old Ivah put together a solid performance which had the judges unanimously awarding him the first of three spots in the final. Michael slashed and carved his way to the second available slot with Adrian securing the other third with a commendable performance indicating he was a serious contender

 The final was an exciting 25 minute affair between the 6 top performers of the day. An amazing 49 waves were ridden for the judges who had their work cut out for them! The standard of surfing was top class with the east-northeast wind setting up perfect conditions for the surfers to execute a variety of progressive aerial moves on the rights while the long lefts were being destroyed by aggressive gashes, slashes and carves which sent buckets of spray into the air. The youngsters were pushing the heat getting all the better waves to the delight of the small crowd on the beach who cheered on their favorites. The final saw the highest heat totals of the whole day. The juniors stepped up their game taking it to the more established surfers and it was only in the dying minutes of the heat that Icah was able to find the wave he needed.

Here are the official results of NOS2 

 

Competitor

Points

1

Icah Wilmot

1000

2

Shama Beckford

860

3

Akeem Taylor

730

4

Ivah Wilmot

670

5

Michael Panton

610

6

Adrian Lewis

583

7

Ackeam Phillips

555

7

Jamoy Hall

555

9

Inilek Wilmot

500

9

Tristan English

500

11

Calvin Robinson

475

11

Gawayne Galimore

475

11

Warren Lewis

475

11

Fitzroy Scott

475

11

Javaun Brown

475

16

Noel White

475

16

Anthony Taylor

413

16

Keron Williams

413

16

Ronley Lewis

413

 

  Here are the current 2012 series standings 

 

Competitor

NOS1

NOS2

Total

Avg.

1

Icah Wilmot

860

1000

1860

930

2

Shama Beckford

555

860

1415

707.5

3

Inilek Wilmot

730

500

1230

615

3

Akeem Taylor

500

730

1230

615

5

Ackeam Phillips

670

555

1225

612.5

6

Michael Panton

583

610

1193

596.5

7

Ivah Wilmot

475

670

1145

572.5

8

Jamoy Hall

500

555

1055

527.5

9

Shane Simmonds

1000

1000

500

10

Tristan English

450

500

950

475

11

Calvin Robinson

400

475

875

437.5

12

Ronley Lewis

450

413

863

431.5

13

Anthony Taylor

400

413

813

406.5

14

Garren Pryce

610

 0

610

305

15

Adrian Lewis

 0

583

583

291.5

16

Ronald Hastings

555

555

277.5

17

Javaun Brown

475

475

237.5

17

Fitzroy Scott

475

475

237.5

17

Warren Lewis

475

475

237.5

17

Gawayne Galimore

475

475

237.5

21

Richard Curtis

462

462

231

22

Armani Green

450

450

225

22

Ishack Wilmot

450

450

225

24

Noel White

413

413

206.5

24

Keron Williams

413

413

206.5

26

Gabre Beckford

400

400

200

 

 

SHANE SIMMONDS WINS 2011 OPEN EVENT # 1

  

The first event of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2012 National Open Series was held on Saturday January 15, 2012 at Lighthouse surfing beach. Nineteen of Jamaica’s top surfers faced off in classic conditions at the world renowned surf spot

The Swell was pumping in overhead sets in the glassy conditions and the surfers were chewing at the bit for a chance to show their worth.

The first round saw 4 heats. The first was a faceoff between Icah Wilmot, Garren “Nic” Pryce and Ronald Hastings of Bull Bay against Boston Bay’s Calvin Robinson and Tristan “Yellow” English. The 20 minute heat witnessed 26 waves being ridden under the watchful eyes of the judging panel. Defending National Champ Icah Wilmot showed how he earned the title with a powerful display of controlled aggressive surfing which gave him the win and a spot in the first semi final along with his 2 fellow south coast entrants National Junior Champ Garren and young Ronald who demonstrated bravery beyond his 12 years of age, dropping into overhead waves and attacking the lip to loud cheers from the small crowd on the beach. Tristan and Calvin were not as successful with their wave selection in the shifty conditions and had to settle for equal 13th and 17th place points.

The second heat was another matter all together with Boston Bay’s top contenders Shane “Shane O” Simmonds and Michael “Gylum” Panton, with top National junior team member Akeem “Muta” Taylor, clashing with National Junior team member Armani Green and Gabre Beckford, both of Bull Bay stock. 25 waves were ridden in the heat with Shane leaving no doubt that he deserved a spot in the semifinal round with lightning fast moves in the critical parts of the waves earning him the win. Boston Bay had revenge in this heat with Michael and Akeem taking second and third and the other 2 advancing positions. Armani surfed well but couldn’t find the wave he needed to advance and with Gabre had to settle for equal 13th and 17th place points respectively.

Heat number 3 had Bull Bay’s Inilek Wilmot, Shama Beckford and Ishack Wilmot up against Boston’s Jamoy Hall and Anthony Taylor. In the busy 20 minutes, the contestants caught and rode 29 waves between them. Inilek was on point and used good wave selection and caught 4 waves that gave him the heat win. National Junior Team member Shama used a smooth flowing approach to the perfect waves and found 2 nice walls that gave him a second place from the judges. The third advancing place was a ding dong battle between Jamoy and Ishack all the way finishing in a dead heat at the horn. Third place eventually went to Jamoy after judges went to their 3rd best wave to split the deadlock leaving Anthony in 5th.

The final heat of the first round was a 4 man challenge for 2 advancing spots. Ackeam “Bobs” Phillips Ivah Wilmot and Ronley Lewis from Bull Bay paddled out with Boston’s Richard “Pressa” Curtis for 20 minutes of battle. They caught and rode 20 waves for the judges to deliberate over. Ackeam stamped his dominance on the heat and was adjudicated the winner on all score sheets. National Junior Team member Ivah barely secured second place over Richard leaving Ronley, who couldn’t find a strong wave, in 4th.

The semifinal round was a scorcher!. The first heat had Icah Wilmot, Michael Panton, Inilek Wilmot, Ronald Hastings, Ivah Wilmot and Jamoy Hall paddling out. 19 waves were ridden. Michael opened up the heat strongly and held the momentum for most of the 20 minutes. Icah and Inilek were struggling to find waves and the result was beginning to look very interesting. Ivah took off on a wave and had a bad fall forcing him to with draw from the heat and settling for 11th place leaving the other 5 surfers to duke it out. By the final horn the judges had Icah with the lead followed closely by Michael and Inilek for the other 2 spots in the final. Young Ronald finished 4th in the heat for equal 7th place points and Jamoy 5th for equal 9th place points.

The second semifinal was a 5 surfer affair between Garren, Ackeam, Shane, Shama and Akeem. 22 waves were ridden. Garren had his best heat of the contest as he shredded the Lighthouse lefts with authority. Ackeam offered the most competition but finished in second. Shane got aa brilliant wave in the opening seconds of the heat but struggled to find a back-up score and managed to hold on to 3rd and the remaining spot in the final.

It all came down to the final! The on shore wind had come up and was howling as Jamaica’s top 6 competitive surfers Shane, Icah, Inilek, Ackeam, Garren and Michael faced off for the last time in the event. 29 waves were caught with high scores difficult to come by in the breezy conditions.  Shane started the heat strongly and by his third wave had a commanding lead. Defending national champ was floundering and couldn’t seem to find a wave to give him a chance and was desperately searching. Inilek sat patiently and found 2 waves out of his 3 that made a statement. Aerial specialist Ackeam was trying but couldn’t land any of his attempts and had to depend on good old fashioned ripping to get 2 scores. Garren, like Icah, was searching for a wave or two but was getting skunked while Michael couldn’t seem to find his groove. As the heat wound down Icah got 2 quick ones and moved up the standings and at the horn was able to take second behind Boston Bay’s Shane Simmonds who walked away with the 1000 points for the win.

The next event of the JSA 2012 NOS will be held on Saturday 11th February at Peenie Wally surf beach, Buff Bay, Portland.

 

 

Here are the final results and current series standings

 

 

Pts

Competitor

  Points

1st

Shane Simmonds

  1000

2nd

Icah Wilmot

860

3rd

Inilek Wilmot

730

4th

Ackeam Phillips

670

5th

Garren Pryce

610

6th

Michael Panton

583

=7th

Shama Beckford

555

=7th

Ronald Hastings

555

=9th

Jamoy Hall

500

=9th

Akeem Taylor

500

11th

Ivah Wilmot

475

12th

Richard Curtis

462

=13th

Tristan English

450

=13th

Ronley Lewis

450

=13th

Armani Green

450

=13th

Ishack Wilmot

450

=17th

Calvin Robinson

400

=17th

Gabre Beckford

400

=17th

Anthony Taylor

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 GARREN PRYCE IS JSA 2011 JUNIOR CHAMP!!!!

 

 

 

The Jamaica Surfing Association has declared Bull Bay’s Garren Pryce Jamaica’s 2011 National Junior Surfing Champion after his second place finish at the final NJS event Boston! The JSA’s junior championship season consists of three events held on the northeast and southeast coasts at popular surfing beaches. This year’s season saw events held at Copa and Lighthouse on the south and at Boston on the north.

 

The final event was won by north coast junior stand-out Akeem taylor who demonstrated his experience in the challenging overhead waves. Garren was the best finisher from the south coast with fellow southcoasters Ivah Wilmot and Armani Green taking third and fourth respectivly.

 

Twenty three under 18 surfers competed in the series which saw competition taking place in a wide variety of conditions ranging from tiny blown out Lighthouse to Big stormy Boston, putting the youngsters through a good competitive evaluation to select the Nation’s top junior surfer!

 

The top 10 spots were shared evenly between the north and south coast surfers The South Coast surfers dominated the season this year however, with Garren Pryce, Ivah Wilmot and Armani Green gobbling up the top 3 spots. Boston’s stand out junior Akeem Taylor missed the Lighthouse event along with south coast ripper Elishama Beckford who missed the Boston event putting the Junior Champions title out of their reach and relegating them to 4th and 5th place respectively.

 

Competition was exciting at each event with the young surfers demonstrating a wide variety of perfected surfing skills impressing the internationally accredited judging panel. The juniors exhibited all the sport’s most progressive maneuvers with style and control.

 

Garren finished the season with a win and two second place finishes in the three event series giving him 2720 of  the 3000 total possible points. This is Garrens second hold on the national title as he is the 2010 defending champion.

 

“The standard of Jamaica’s surfing is improving steadily as a result of the work we have been doing through our Youth Development Program. The kids are surfing at a very high standard and with continued support it will only be a matter of time until one of our Jamaican athletes hit the BIG TIME!” said JSA President Billy Wilmot. “Through the support we receive annually from the Sports Development Foundation, Insight 51 clothing, Red Bull, Quashi surfboards, Xtrak deck pads, Magma wax and our other loyal supporters, we have been able to work on the junior surfers physical as well as educational and emotional development. We have ongoing homework programs and have carried out fitness training as well as instruction in communication skills and interview techniques. We have brought in top international professional surfers from Hawaii for mentoring sessions, a top surf coach from Brazil for surf technique training and a surf fitness instructors from Puerto Rico to work on physical preparation which is all paying off as we can see clearly see. We expect the JSA’s upcoming 2012 competition season to be very competitive considering the rapid rate of improvement being demonstrated by the talented youngsters...”

 

NJS #3 Finalists Ackeem Taylor, Garren Pryce Ivah Wilmot Armani Green, Jamoy Hall, Fitzroy Scott. 

 

2011 National Junior Surfing Championships Final Standings

Rank

Competitor

NJSC #1

 Copa 2011.7.9

NJSC #2 Lighthouse

2011.8.20

NJSC #2 Boston 2011.12.3

Total

1

Garren Pryce

1000

860

860

2720

2

Ivah Wilmot

670

1000

730

2400

3

Armani Green

500

670

670

1840

4

Akeem Taylor

730

---

1000

1730

5

Elishama Beckford

860

730

              ---

1590

6

Jamoy Hall

450

500

610

1560

7

Clayton Taylor

500

500

555

1555

8

Ronald Hastings

500

555

488

1543

=9

Conrad Smith

555

500

---

1055

=9

Keron Williams

---

500

555

1055

11

Nick Robinson

450

555

---

1005

=12

Warren Lewis

---

610

---

610

=12

Adrian Lewis

---

610

---

610

=12

Dwayne Hall

610

---

---

610

=12

Dwight Roberts

610

---

---

610

16

Fitzroy Scott

---

---

583

583

=17

Shatwain Wright

555

---

---

555

=17

Okaire Lynch

---

---

555

555

=17

Oshane Jacks

500

---

---

500

20

Javon Brown

---

---

488

488

=21

Sanjay Lewis

450

---

---

450

=21

Roshawn Coley

450

---

---

450

=21

Oshane Usher

---

450

---

450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IVAH WILMOT TAKES 2011 NJS#3 AT LIGHTHOUSE

 

Thirteen junior surfers turned out for the 3rd event of the 2011 National Junior Series held at the Lighthouse Surfing Beach on 20 August in 2' waves. Conditions were challenging and wave selection played a huge part in the days proceedings. Local south coast surfers had a marked advantage in the tiny surf which the Lighthouse reef made even more elusive.

Four first round heats saw  a few major upsets, with north coast stand out Oshane Usher being put out in the first heat by young Nick Robinson in his best competitive performance to date. While local favorites Ivah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Armani Green, and Shama Beckford dominated the feild from the get go, and just kept throwing blows all the way through the event.  Warren Lewis, from Boston Bay, put up a strong challenge, placing second in his first round heat against Ivah and advancing through to the second round. While Ronald Hastings of Bull Bay  surfed very consistent and showed his expertist in the small waves to punch his way through to the semi finals, where he faced off against a strong feild of his rivals.

The stiff competition in the first rounds  narrowed the field to the top 8, with 6 south coast surfers and 2 from boston facing off in two 4 man heats. The swell continued to pulse, and the level of competition kept rising with each wave ridden. The First Heat in the semifinals saw a match up between Garren Pryce, Warren Lewis, Armani Green and Ronald Hastings.  This heat saw 31 waves ridden with Armani and Garren taking the better of the waves on hand. Armani locked in a series of solid manouvers on 5 consecutive waves totally blowing the other competitors out of contention, while Garren managed to take the edge above Warren who  dropped a few solid scores himself. Ronald coudn't seem to find the good ones he managed to snatch off in his first round, and so had to settle for a semifinal finish.

The second semifinal was even more exciting than the first, with Ivah Wilmot, Shama Beckford and Nick Robinson going up against Adrian Lewis of Boston. From the get go Ivah made his intentions known catching several waves before the other competitors could find one, and he hopped into first, and then just solidified his position thoughout the heat. Not to be ouit done, Shama took to a slow start but quickly snagged a solid score, the second highest of the heat, and secured second place. Ronald and Adrian fell to bad wave selection and were consequently put out of the event.   

The final was an all south coast affair, with Ivah Wilmot, Garren Pryce, Shama Beckford and Armani Green paddling out for the 20 minute final. The surfers caught 28 waves between them, and  Ivah continued his momentum he had gathered from his last heat, and started with a 6.5 which claimed the highest score of the finals, and proved he was determined to take the winning spot.  Ivah scored a few more connecting waves and dropped several good scores, but  saved his best for last  and backed up his first score with a 6.0 to further his lead. Armani, after a strong performance in the semifinals, came in hunting for a win, but all the waves he got didn't allow him a chance to execute his stroneger manouvers. Shama  went on an all out assault in the tiny waves, impressing the judges with is fluid style and connecting fast and critical moves down the beach. While Garren Pryce, with his strong stature, showed the judges that his speed and power gave him an edge and he surfed quite credibly  throughout the final, scoring some of the highest waves of the finals.With time trickling down, Shama realised he needed to go hard on a wave, as he hadn't gotten a solid score, and in a last ditch effort, did a smooth 360 rotation sliding along a smaller wave, but the wave then faded away and didn't allow him another section to help narrow the gap between himself and the ther competitors in the heat.

When it was all over Ivah took it with Garren in second followed by Shama third and Armani fourth.

The second event which was to be held at Boston Beach was postponed due to flat seas and contest officials are meeting to decide on how and when to proceed. The decision will be announced as  soon as the new date and location have been selected.

JSA 2011 National Junior Surfing Championships Ranking

Ranking

Competitor

NJSC #1

NJSC #3

NJSC #2 (rescheduled)

Total

1

Garren Pryce

1000

860

 

1860

2

Ivah Wilmot

670

1000

 

1670

3

Elishama Beckford

860

730

 

1590

4

Armani Green

500

670

 

1170

=5

Ronald Hastings

500

555

 

1055

=5

Conrad Smith

555

500

 

1055

7

Nick Robinson

450

555

 

1005

8

Clayton Taylor

500

500

 

1000

9

Jamoy Hall

450

500

 

950

10

Akeem Taylor

730

---

 

730

=11

Warren Lewis

---

610

 

610

=11

Adrian Lewis

---

610

 

610

=11

Dwayne Hall

610

---

 

610

=11

Dwight Roberts

610

---

 

610

15

Shatwain Wright

555

---

 

555

=16

Keron Williams

---

500

 

500

=16

Oshane Jacks

500

---

 

500

=18

Roshawn Coley

450

---

 

450

=18

Sanjay Lewis

450

---

 

450

=18

Oshane Usher

---

450

 

450

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JENSEN JORDAN & IMANI CLAIM 2011 MAKKA PRO TITLES

 

The Jamaica Surfing Association’s (JSA) 5th annual Makka Pro surfing contest was held at the world famous Makka surfing beach in Southaven Yallahs Saint Thomas on July 30-31 and attracted thousands of spectators to witness world class surfing performances from the region’s top athletes. The event was a family affair with music, craft and food venders, rides for the children and product sampling by numerous sponsors. 

Jensen Callaway, Jeremy Johnson, Alexis Lautkzer, Leslie Dickerson from USA, Joshua Bourke, Jordan Heaslegrave and, Mathew Kidd from Barbados and Chris Dennis, Jason Aparicio and Dario Jordan from Trinidad and Tobago squared off against Jamaica’s best for cash, prizes and Western Atlantic Pro Surf Series (WAPSS) points on offer.  

The crowd was treated to two days of exciting surfing in waves ranging from two to four feet. Intermittent rain squalls kept things interesting as competitive action out in the water had the crowd cheering on their favorites at every spectacular move.  

The US’s Jensen Callaway and Jeremy Johnson finished in the top two spots of the men’s open division with stiff opposition being offered from third and fourth place finishers Barbados’ young Josh Bourke and 2010 Makka Pro Champion Jamaica’s Icah Wilmot. 

In the junior division Jordan and Josh, the two young Bajans, finished first and second and stamped their dominance over Jamaica’s Shane Simmonds and Ackeam Phillips. The women’s division on the other hand was another matter entirely with Imani Wilmot and Danielle Ohayon taking the top two spots over the two Americans Leslie and Alexis in 3rd and 4th, and Jamaican Elim Beckford in 5th

“The Makka Pro has become the biggest public spectacle in Saint Thomas…” said JSA President Billy Wilmot. “… With corporate confidence in our efforts building steadily at each renewal, it is now a major calendar event for Saint Thomas, Jamaica, the Caribbean region and the world surfing community.”  

The Jamaica Tourist Board under its “Once You Go You Know” campaign has bought into the JSA’s vision for the development of surfing at the eastern end of the island and has signed on as a sponsorship partner for the annual event. Saint Thomas which has missed out on much of Jamaica’s tourism industry publicity and development, ironically due in large part to its consistently rough seas, is now garnering international attention because of its waves and the Makka Pro. 

The event was sponsored by The JSA, WAPSS, JTB, SDF, Insight, 7 Union, Spanish Court Hotel, WATA, OAM, XTRAK, MAGMA, Arnette, Dakine,Able Planet, Millennium Paving Stones Ltd.,

Open Men

  1. Jensen Callaway.
  2. Jeremy Johnson.
  3. Josh Bourke.
  4. Icah Wilmot.

=5. Chris Dennis, Jordan Heasealgrave.

=7. Ackeam Phillips, Inilek Wilmot.

=9.  Luke Williams, Tristan English, Jason Apparicio, Shane Simmonds.

=13. Eneson Lightbourn, Dario Jordan, Michael Panton.

=16. Joel Lawrence, Doran Edwards, Mathew Kidd.

 

Junior Men

1. Jordan Heaselgrave

2. Josh Bourke

3. Shane Simmonds

4. Ackeam Phillips

=5. Dario Jordan, Akeem Taylor.

=7. Ivah Wilmot, Elishama Beckford

=9. Ronald Hastings, Armani Green, Garren Pryce.

 Open Women

  1. Imani Wilmot
  2. Danielle Ohayon
  3. Leslie Dickerson
  4. Alexis Lautkzer
  5. Elim Beckford

 

WAPSS CARIBBEAN OPEN CHAMP 2011 CURRENT STANDINGS

The Western Atlantic Pro Surf Series will be crowning a 2011 Caribbean Open Champion based on the point results of the three Caribbean events in Trinidad , Jamaica and Barbados. the current standings after the Trinidad and Jamaica events are as follows...

 

PlaceCOMPETITORTRINIDADMAKKATOTAL
1Joshua Burke7298101539
2Chris Dennis8106561466
3Icah Wilmot6567291385
4Ackeam Phillips7295901319
5Jason Apparicio7295311260
6Francico Bellorin10001000
7Rafael Perriera810810
8David Diaz729729
9Jonathan Reece656656
10Shayne Hennamen656656
11Cheyne Jobson656656
12Jesse Jarvis656656
13JC Schaffer656656
14Jorden Heaselgrave656656
15Stuart Hutton590590
16Collin Sanders590590
17Mark Holder590590
18Kendall Francis590590
19Donald Koo531531
20Che Lovelace531531
21Domonic Besson531531
22Justin Tang531531
23Inilek Wilmot531531
24Tristin English531531
25Shane Simmonds531531

 

MICHAEL PANTON NABS 2011 NATIONAL OPEN #3 AT BOSTON

 

The third event of the Jamaica Surfing Association National Open Series was run at Boston Bay surfing beach Portland on Saturday 19 March 2011. Twenty surfers registered for the contest which was conducted breezy overhead surf. The judges had their work cut out for them as the surfers faced off for three rounds of competitive action.

 

The first round had four 20 minute heats which narrowed the field to the top twelve performers who battled it out to try and be one of the lucky 6 to make it to the final. The Bostonians were doing well in the chunky surf and by the end of the semi-final round five of the six finalists were from Boston the original home Jamaican Surfing.

 

The final was a 20 minute affair which saw Michael Panton, Tristan English, Gawayne Gallimore, Shama Beckford Conrad Smith and Akeem Taylor paddling out under a setting Portland sun to decide who would be 1000 points richer.

 

The surfers caught 34 waves between them in the Twenty minutes. From the get go it was clear that Michael meant business posting a 6.3 on his first wave. The rest of the field was left scrambling in the challenging surf. He found a 2.0 and sat looking for a backup. Young Shama the lone south coaster posted An early 4.0 followed by another and was challenging for the lead Tristan had a 2.5 and backed it up with a 4.5 and was in contention. Then the waves switched off for a while and Akeem Conrad, Gawayne and the rest of the field could only find 2’s and 3’s. Then Tristan got a wave and shred it on his backhand getting two nice turns which earned him a 5.0 which put him in front. As the waves dwindled, no significant scores were posted and the heat looked as though it was in the books. Then as the end approached a couple sets showed up and there was a flurry of action. Tristan nabbed a 5 and Gawayne got twice thatmany and al of a sudden it was anyone’s race to win. As the seconds ticked away Michael got a beauty and executed picture perfect backhand technique and the judges dropping 5’s and 6’s.

 

The final horn sounded and the judge’s scores were tallied and the announcements made. First place went to Michael, second was Tristan, Gawayne third, Shama fourth, Conrad fifth and Akeem sixth.

 

Below is the final placing

 

 

Name

Home

Points

1

Michael Panton

Boston

1000

2

Tristan English

Boston

860

3

Gawayne Gallimore

Boston

730

4

Shama Beckford

Bull Bay

670

5

Conrad Smith

Boston

610

6

Akeem Taylor

Boston

583

7

Doran Edwards

Boston

583

7

Eneson Lightbourn

Bull Bay

528

9

Ronley Lewis

Bull Bay

528

9

Ronald Hastings

Bull Bay

488

11

Garren Pryce

Bull Bay

488

11

Leopold Bignall

Boston

488

13

Calvin Robinson

Boston

450

13

Richard Curtis

Boston

450

13

Jomey Lee

Boston

450

13

Ivah Wilmot

Bull Bay

413

17

Jamoy Hall

Boston

413

17

Keron Williams

Boston

413

17

Adrian Lewis

Boston

413

17

Ricardo Crossman

Bull Bay

413

 

 

 

 

GARREN PRYCE TAKES 2010 JUNIOR CHAMPS EVENT 3 AND NATIONAL TITLE

 

On Saturday 21 July, the Lighthouse surfing beach at Plumb Point on the Palisadoes strip was the stage for the final act of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2010 National Junior Surfing Championship series. The three event series started on July 11 at the Ranch surfing beach in Portland with the second event being held at Long Bay on the 7 August.

 The lighthouse provided small but perfect waves for the islands top under 18 surfers to display their talents. Eleven surfers registered for the event which saw 3 rounds of competition. The winds were light offshore making for extremely favorable conditions and the surfers took full advantage of the smooth water surface.

 The first round saw three twenty minute heats which narrowed the field for the semi finals. With two withdrawals in the semifinals the top 4 surfers from the round paddled out for the 20 minute final. Garren Pryce, Ivah Wilmot, Armani Green and Akeem Taylor had proven themselves the best surfers of the day and twenty minutes more would determine who would collect the 1000 points on offer for first place.

 The Horn sounded and the young athletes did their best to impress the judges. Garren caught a lovely wave and proceeded to display all his best moves. Akeem got a nice set wave and destroyed it with quick slashing turns. Ivah caught a smaller wave that seemed to develop as it ran down the beach providing him with numerous options for high scoring turns. Armani latched on to a number of very good looking waves and executed a nice repertoire of maneuvers.

 As the time wound down Akeem caught a lovely wave and in the middle of one particularly vicious turn strained his knee and had to retire from the heat. This left a three way battle for the best waves with all three catching nice set waves and pulling impressive moves.

 When the final horn sounded the scores were tallied and the results were announced. In first Garren Pryce, Second Ivah Wilmot, third Armani Green, all of Bull Bay in Saint Andrew, and fourth Akeem Taylor of Boston Bay. 

 The points earned from this event were totaled with the points earned by the surfers from the previous two events in the series and Garren Pryce was declared National Junior Surfing Champion.

 

Here are the official 2010 Jamaica National Junior Surfing Championship Series Rankings.

 

 2010 National Junior Surfing Championship Series Results

Place

Competitor

NJSC1

NJSC2

NJSC3

Total

1

Garren Pryce (JAM)

1000

730

1000

2730

2

Ivah Wilmot (JAM)

610

860

860

2230

3

Akeem Taylor (JAM)

555

1000

670

2225

4

Armani Green (JAM)

860

610

730

2200

5

Ronald Hastings (JAM)

583

488

555

1626

6

Conrad Smith (JAM)

555

450

555

1560

7

Adrian Lewis (JAM)

500

450

610

1560

8

Sanjay Lewis (JAM)

500

488

555

1543

9

Shama Beckford (JAM)

730

583

0

1313

10

Warren Lewis (JAM)

0

670

610

1280

11

Keron Williams (JAM)

0

528

488

1016

=11

Dwight Roberts (JAM)

425

583

0

1008

13

Ricardo Crossman (JAM)

0

488

488

976

=13

Dario Jordan (T&T)

670

0

0

670

15

Corey Atkinson (JAM)

0

528

0

528

16

Mathew Milne (T&T)

475

0

0

475

=16

Ian Ross Schweeden (T&T)

475

0

0

475

18

Shatwain Wright (JAM)

0

450

0

450

19

Chae Schneider (T&T)

425

0

0

425

 

        ICAH WILMOT 3rd AT LONG BAY WINS 2009 NOCS TITLE

The 5th and final event of the 2009 National Open Championship Series was held at long Bay in Portland on Saturday 19 December in 2’-3’ waves. Seventeen of the islands top surfers turned out for the event which saw six heats run to narrow the field to the top six competitors. The north coast surfers had a big advantage at the popular Portland surfing beach and a number of junior surfers stood out in the smaller less powerful waves.

Surfers were under the watchful eyes of the judges as 15 minute heats were run for the surfers to demonstrate their surfing talents. With a 50% advance ratio the field had been narrowed the top six after 3 rounds of competition. They were Inilek Wilmot, Ackeem Taylor, Icah Wilmot, Ackeam Phillips, Michael Panton and Garren Pryce.

 The surfers paddled out in the glassy conditions for the 20 minute final. The exchanges had the judges working to split the differences of the surfers’ rides as they executed “bottom turns”, “off-the-tops”, “cutbacks” and “aerials”. Inilek sat closer in and found some “nuggets” which allowed him to show off his manoeuvres on nice sections right close to the judges and take first. Young Ackeem Taylor had a number of impressive rides and one brilliant wave that had the small crowd on the beach cheering as he surfed all the way to shore securing second. Icah who has been dominating the series also surfed strongly seeming to be able to magically get the most out of the tiny waves he caught and held onto third which was enough to secure the 2009 NOCS title. Ackeam Phillips kept the pressure on everyone with his looping off the tops and foam rides for fourth. Michael Panton also mixed it up and held a level head throughout the event but couldn’t find the wave he needed to do better than fifth. Garren Pryce who surfed impressively throughout the elimination rounds struggled to find waves offering good scoring potential and finished sixth.

 The series has seen 5 events. Results for the third event were lost and the final standings are calculated on  the 4 completed contests

BELOW ARE THE OFFICIAL 2009

NATIONAL OPEN SERIES RESULTS AND RANKING

 

 

COMPETITOR

REGION

NO.1

NO.2

NO.3

NO.4

NO.5

Total

1

Icah Wilmot

South East

730

860

0

1000

730

3320

2

Inilek Wilmot

South East

1000

730

0

555

1000

3285

3

Shane Simmonds

North East

860

1000

0

555

0

2415

4

Ackeam Taylor

North East

450

610

0

475

860

2395

5

Ackeam Phillips

South East

610

555

0

670

670

2390

6

Garren Pryce

South East

555

500

0

583

583

2225

7

Luke Williams

Kingston

670

670

0

730

0

2070

8

Ronley Lewis

South East

475

438

0

400

555

1868

9

Eneson Lightbourn

South East

583

610

0

500

0

1693

10

Ronald Hastings

South East

400

385

0

400

500

1685

11

Jason Pusey

North East

555

555

0

450

0

1560

12

Shama Beckford

South East

450

500

0

500

0

1450

13

Oshane Usher

North East

400

500

0

0

500

1400

14

Armani Green

South East

400

438

0

450

0

1288

15

Eugene Miller

Kingston

400

385

0

475

0

1260

16

Michael Panton

North East

500

0

0

0

610

1110

17

Conrad Smith

North East

500

450

0

0

0

950

18

Ivah Wilmot

South East

0

438

0

0

475

913

19

Warren Lewis

North East

0

385

0

0

475

860

20

Dwight Roberts

North East

450

385

0

0

0

835

21

Jamoy Hall

North East

380

438

0

0

0

818

22

Sanjae Lewis

North East

0

385

0

0

395

780

23

Tristan English

North East

0

0

0

0

555

555

24

Gawayne Gallimore

North East

0

500

0

0

0

500

25

Dwayne Tracey

North East

475

0

0

0

0

475

26

Lennox Wright

North East

450

0

0

0

0

450

27

Gabre Beckford

South East

0

0

0

0

450

450

=

Noel Wright

North East

0

0

0

0

450

450

=

Adrian Lewis

North East

0

0

0

0

450

450

30

Ricardo Crossman

South East

0

0

0

0

450

450

=

Michael Mair

Kingston

0

438

0

0

0

438

=

Gatey Dawkins

International

0

438

0

0

0

438

 

  

2009 UNDER JUNIOR CHAMPS 

 GARREN PRYCE (u16)         &    SHANE SIMMONDS (u18)

  

 Garren Pryce of Bull Bay in Saint Andrew and eighteen year old Shane Simmonds of Boston Bay in Portland were declared 2009 National under 16 and under 18 division champions at the third and final event of the of the Jamaica Surfing Association’s 2009 National Junior Surfing Championship Series held on Saturday 25 July at the Makka surfing beach in Yallahs Saint Thomas.

 The National Junior Series saw a marked improvement in the overall standard of Jamaica’s junior surfing. The under 16 division saw impressive performances by 14 year old Garren, 13 year old Ackeem Taylor and 12 year olds Shama Beckford and Ivah Wilmot who all competed at the top of their game throughout the series showing that Jamaican surfing is in good hands for the future.

 The under 18 division has also seen landmark performances with Shane Simmonds not only winning the series but also winning the junior division of the recently held Makka Pro as well as taking second in the open division of the event.

BELOW ARE THE OFFICIAL 2009

NATIONAL JUNIOR SERIES RESULTS AND RANKING. 

Rank

Under 16 Boys

NJS1

NJS2

NJS3

Total

1

Garren Pryce

1000

1000

860

2860

2

Ivah Wilmot

730

860

730

2320

3

Ackeem Taylor

610

730

670

2010

4

Shama Beckford

860

610

1000

2470

5

Armani Green

670

670

610

1950

6

Ricardo Crossman

610

555

488

1653

7

Ronald Hastings

500

555

555

1610

8

Alex Williams

555

500

488

1543

9

Kevado Mattis

450

500

488

1438

=10

Conrad Smith

500

610

x

1110

=10

Sanjae Lewis

500

X

610

1110

12

Jamoy Hall

555

500

X

1055

13

Warren Lewis

500

X

528

1028

14

Nick Robinson

450

500

X

950

15

Keron Williams

450

X

450

900

16

Leon Mckenzie

x

x

528

528

17

Oshane Jacks

450

X

X

450

18

Ackeam Anglin

X

x

450

450

 

Place

NJC3 Under 18 Boys

NJS1

NJS2

NJS3

Total

1

Shane Simmonds

1000

X

1000

2000

2

Gabre Beckford

860

X

730

1590

3

Lloyd Jacks

X

X

860

860

4

Leon McKenzie

730

X

X

730

5

Michael Rickets

670

X

X

670

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