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Qualified for Rio! – But Jamaica’s first internationally certified badminton umpire needs money for history-making trip

first_img His son, Joshua, is accredited at Level One, and that means they are the first father-son umpires in the history of the sport. Clarke said he has approached individuals and organisations for assistance, but with time running out, he is yet to get any money. “I have to find money for airfare and visa to China and Brazil at a cost of approximately US$5,000. The organisers will provide accommodation. I have approached some people and organisations, but no confirmation as yet,” Clarke explained. “It is important to secure bookings by month end.” FATHER-SON UMPIRES Jamaica’s first and only Badminton World Federation (BWF) umpire, Joseph Clarke, is in need of US$5,000 (approximately $600,000) to officiate at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Clarke said that to become Jamaica’s first badminton umpire at the Olympic Games, he must officiate at the Thomas and Huber World Championship in China this year. “I have two assignments this year. First one is the Thomas and Huber World Championships in China in May. This would be a first for a Jamaican in the final. It is a prerequisite to get to the Olympics,” Clarke told The Gleaner. “If I don’t make it, it could be another 10 years for another Jamaican,” he reasoned. He has been involved in the sport for more than 35 years as a player, coach, administrator and official. RAISING THE STANDARD OF THE SPORT He has been working hard on raising the standard of the sport in Jamaica and formed the National Association of Badminton Umpires and Court Officials in November 1997, after he returned from Guatemala. Two months before, he had earned Pan Am accreditation status as an umpire, thus becoming Jamaica’s first internationally certified umpire. In 1999, he became the nation’s first Pan Am-certified umpire, then three years later, he became Jamaica’s first and the Caribbean’s second-ever BWF-accredited umpire. He is a founding member of Racketeers Badminton Club that hosts an annual tournament here, and is currently a JBA vice-president. He is a past president of the local body as well as past president of the regional body, CAREBACO. Also, he once served as first vice-president of the Central American and Caribbean Badminton Association. Clarke said he would be disappointed if things did not work out for him to travel to China and ultimately the Rio Games. “It is a big thing to officiate at the Olympics. They (organisers) want global representation, so this is Jamaica’s chance. If we are to miss out, Trevor McCain is the closest to me in ranking. He is a Pan Am-certified umpire, but that is only the second of four levels needed,” he noted. “I’m trying to raise the money for both events, but nothing confirmed. However, I remain hopeful of securing the necessary funds to make both trips,” Clarke stressed.last_img read more

Sean the man

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal MOST READ PH rowers: Let us join SEAG, we’ll mine golds Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew De Liano, meanwhile, finished with 21 points to lead the Maroons, making five of 13 attempts from beyond the arc, as he engineered a third-quarter uprising by UP, which pushed the Falcons behind, 47-57.But Jonathan Espeleta, Jerrick Ahanmisi and Manganti crafted a 22-11 fourth quarter to keep the Falcons on top at 4-0.“We’re not too deep of a team to veer away from our system,” said Pumaren on his team’s poor start in the second half. “We cannot think that other teams will just roll over against us. We were selfish, but I appreciate the players for really pushing themselves and keeping their composure.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson was supposed to be toast: Bright Akhuetie had a 20-20, Juan Gomez de Liano was having one of his torrid shooting nights, University of the Philippines had a one-point lead in the final five seconds and the Falcons’ last chance almost ended up in a turnover off a muffed pass.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But in the scramble for possession, Sean Manganti recovered the loose ball after nearly throwing it away on an errant, ill-advised feed, and was pretty sure he hadn’t heard the buzzer just yet.“I was taught to never quit until you hear the buzzer so I just kept going until… the buzzer,” Manganti, Adamson’s senior skipper, said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissManganti lofted an attempt that swished the net with seven-tenths of a second remaining and when the buzzer finally sounded, Adamson was the owner of a 69-68 victory over UP and the UAAP men’s basketball tournament’s only unbeaten record Wednesday.Manganti finished with 18 points, hitting six of 11 attempts  just five days after going scoreless and missing all his seven attempts from the field in a victory over University of Santo Tomas. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “We just wanted to attack,” said Falcons coach Franz Pumaren on his final play. “Sean was being too generous when he tried to pass to Papi (Sarr), but that’s a shot he practices all the time.”Banking on a balanced offensive performance, defending champion Ateneo stayed in the coattails of Adamson after an 89-62 rout of UE in the first game.Raffy Verano fired 12 points, before limping out of the game in the third period due to an ankle injury, while William Navarro had 11 points for the Eagles, who improved to 3-1.No player saw action for more than 23 minutes for the Eagles as coach Tab Baldwin utilized all of his players to fend off every uprising by the Warriors now coached by one of his former assistants, Joe Silva.Akhuetie came up with a performance that finally showed why he is this season’s player to watch. The transferee from Perpetual help had 20 points and 20 rebounds and rescued an air-balled trey for a put-pack that gave UP a one-point lead in the final 5.7 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more