The 2011 CBN/WINLOTT Windward Islands Schools Games ended on Sunday, July 31, 2011 with a closing & prize giving ceremony held at the Cruise Ship Berth in Cabrits, Portsmouth.
After nine (9) days of intense competition in track and field, basketball, football, netball and volleyball, Grenada emerged as the Champion Team with 33 points, Dominica came 2nd with 31 points, St. Vincent & the Grenadines came 3rd with 27 points while St. Lucia with 21 points was in the last position.
The Games saw a few but significant changes in its format in 2011 to include:
• increase in the number of teams members (a maximum of seventy 70 persons) per country,
• the utilization of the minimum number needed to have “pure teams”,
• the use of two (2) venues for the housing of the teams due to the increase in numbers and
• the attempt to decentralize the Games.
The Games began with a grand opening ceremony at the Windsor Parks Sports Stadium on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 10:00 am under the distinguished patronage of the President of Dominica His Excellency Dr. Nicholas J.O. Liverpool and Mrs. Liverpool. Speeches came from Mr. Trevor Shillingford, Sports Coordinator; Hon. Norris Prevost, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency; Mr. Murray Bullock, Chairman of WINLOTT; Mr. Stuart Gooding, Managing Director of CBN; Hon. Patrick Simmons, Minister of Youth Empowerment and Sports – Grenada; Hon. Kevler Darroux, Acting Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports – Dominica and representatives of the Sports Ministries of St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Performances came from the Hebrew Boys, Mr. Keyshon Florent and reigning Calypso Monarch – Miss Tasha Peltier. The Games were declared opened by Hon. Ambrose George who was the representative of the Prime Minister.
The track and field event followed the opening ceremony and for the first time, football was played on the same night of the opening ceremony – St. Lucia took on Dominica at 6:00 pm.
The Sports Division wishes to thank CBN, WINLOTT and the Government of Dominica for their invaluable contributions in making the 2011 WISG a success.
Other sponsors/affiliated organisations/individuals were:
Fine Foods Inc
Carib Sand & Stones Ltd
F. J. Luke Sewage Waste Company
Josephine Gabriel & Company Ltd
Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation
Dominica Air & Sea Port Authority
Dominica Brewery & Beverages Ltd
Dominica Cadet Corps
Dominica Red Cross
Commonwealth of Dominica Police Force
Fire & Ambulance Services
Ministry of Education & Human Resource Development
National Sports Associations
Dominica Seventh Day Adventist School
Roosevelt Douglas Primary School
Northern Sports Committee
Portsmouth Town Council
1 PAUL, GENARD Grenada 21 Points
High Jump 01.92 Gold
Long Jump 07.01 Gold
Triple Jump 14.52 Gold
2 JOSEPH, ANDEL Grenada 17 Points
Javelin 00:51.5 Silver
High Jump 01.92 Silver Long Jump 06:35 Bronze Triple Jump 12.84 4th
3 TOUSSAINT, LINDON Grenada 16 Points
Discus 48.29 Gold
Shot Put 13.25 Silver Javelin 54.64 Bronze
1 GABRIEL, LUAN Dominica 24 Points
100m 00:12.0 Jr.NR Gold
200m 00:25.2 Gold
400m 01:00.1 Silver
Long Jump 05.07 Silver
2 LINTON, CHELSEA Dominica 21 Points
400m 00:59.3 Gold
Long Jump 05.24 Gold 200m 00:26.4 Bronze High Jump 01.51 4th
3 ABERDEEN, Nerena Grenada 16 Points
1500m 05:10.1 Gold
800m 02:29.3 Silver
400m 01:01.5 Bronze
|OVERALL TEAM RESULTS|
|Dominica||Grenada||St. Lucia||St. Vincent & the Grenadines|
|Track and Field||5||7||3||1|
|Volleyball – Boys||7||1||3||5|
|Volleyball – Girls||5||1||3||7|