But for the Caribbean Football Union’s 4-team Group 7 pre-final tournament October 8th to 12th in Trinidad featuring hosts Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, St Lucia and Antigua-Barbuda, there’s currently an exodus of sorts of national sportsmen and women with competitive stops scheduled for Scarborough, Tobago, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Bogota, Colombia, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Paramaribo, Suriname and Philipsburgh, St Maarten.
Several Trinidad-resident cyclists are heading Tobago way where until Sunday with the International Cycling Unon’s Tour Of Tobago carded, the 28th edition of the Tobago Cycling Classic pedals its first daily event today after a nine a.m all-cyclists welcome ceremony.
Meanwhile Gevan Samuel and Emile Abraham head Trinidad and Tobago’s Elite 6-member squad to compete in the Caribbean Road Cycling Championships to be held in Puerto Rico October 11-12.
TT will be looking to at least secure allocations for next year’s Pan American Games and as well, repeat, if not better Abraham’s silver medal performance in Curacao last year.
Christiane Farah, who recently became the first TT female cyclist to compete at an Elite International Track event, will now become the first TT female cyclist to compete at an Elite International Road event when she lines up as our lone road female competitor.
In more cycling, potential star Akil Campbell and the talented Keiana Lester will lead Trinidad and Tobago’s seven-strong attack for medals and glory at the Junior Caribbean Championships set for October 4th and 5th in Suriname.
Alana Lewis and Patricia Wright-Alexis and Darren Cowie with Aidan de Gannes as his deputy are leading the TT women’s and men’s hockey teams in the winner-only advance World Hockey League six-nation double-gender tournament flicking off today in Jamaica.
World chess candidate masters Sean Yearwood, 11, Gabriella Johnson, 13 and Joshua Johnson, 15 meanwhile head TT’s 17-competitor team for the Central America and Caribbean Youth Chess Championships taking place in Colombia from October 4th to the 8th.
And Leaving for St Maarten is a Trinidad and Tobago Body-building Federation’s select squad including Ken Simmons to compete in the 42nd also Central America and Caribbean Championships starting Thursday.