Award Ceremony To Honour Bermuda’s Athletes

October 29, 2018 | 2 Comments

The names of the Sport Bermuda Magazine Awards’ recipients have been released ahead of the hosting of a gala ceremony at Ruth Seaton James Auditorium on November 24th, with the event aimed at paying homage to Bermuda’s sporting heroes.

All of the current Olympic Sports listed under the Bermuda Olympic Association [BOA] banner are observed – 28 sports – plus two more, bringing the total number to 30 sports, with 68 prizewinners.

In addition there are four major awards, with the honourees previously announced and headlined by the The Lifetime Achievement Award, which has St. George’s Cup Match legend and winning captain Calvin “Bummy” Symonds as its recipient.

“We simply wish to award those that have made impactful and valuable contributions to Bermuda via sport and sporting talent and commitment to raising the standard of their particular discipline or disciplines in many cases,” said Mark “Burger” Jennings, the creator and author of Sport Bermuda Magazine.

“There are so many individuals that have benefited and in turn returned the blessing to the game of their favour and even beyond, and we simply want to mark he many contributors to this wonderful thing called sport.”

Meanwhile, additional to the Lifetime Achievement there is The Dudley Eve Sports Administration Award – Donald Dane [recipient]; The W.F ‘Chummy” Hayward Award – Charles Marshall [recipient]; The Humanitarian Award – Jim Butterfield [recipient].

“The event is the brainchild of Mr. Jennings is to stand also as a preamble to the re-launch of the Sport Bermuda Magazine in January of next year [2019] following a period of hiatus as Mr. Jennings pursued overseas roles at major worldwide sports network ESPN in radio, as well as later becoming a Director at Arsenal Football Club [Academy] in Augusta, Georgia,” the organisers said.

Here are the awardees for the first of what the organisers say is expected to become an annual affair:

Track & Field

  • Debbie Jones-Hunter
  • Brian Wellman

Road Running

  • Ed Sherlock
  • Debbie Butterfield

Tennis

  • Bruce Sims
  • David Lambert
  • Donna Bradshaw

Golf

  • Keith Smith
  • Keith Pearman

Motocross

  • Chris Shanks
  • Colin Emery

Softball

  • Winston “J.R.” Jones
  • Ellen-Kate Horton

Cycling

  • John “Buddy” Ford
  • Greg Hopkins

Squash

  • Denise Kyme
  • Eddie Kyme

Karting

  • Scott Barnes
  • Jason North

Powerboats

  • Larry Robinson
  • W.J. “Andy” Stoneham

Swimming

  • John Morbey
  • Lisa Blackburn

Cricket

  • Noel Gibbons
  • Eldon Raynor
  • Alfred “Fleas” Hall
  • Kenneth Paul
  • Leroy “Tubby” Richardson

Football

  • Earl “Townsey” Russell
  • Glen “Gappa” Wade
  • Kenneth Randolph Horton
  • Gary Darrell

Bodybuilding

  • Clifford Looby
  • Melanie DeRosa

Field Hockey

  • Lisa Rawlins
  • Lesley Cherry

Gymnastics

  • Laura Murphy
  • Leila Wadson

Martial Arts

  • Skipper Ingham
  • Al Wharton

Billiards/Pool/Snooker

  • Gary Bascome
  • Stephen Bremar

Darts

  • Barry DeCouto
  • Johnny Adams

Table Tennis

  • Dexter Smith
  • Dennis Pearman

Boxing

  • Clarence Hill
  • Troy Darrell

Bowling

  • HattieAnn Gilbert
  • Quinton Hayward

Sailing

  • Peter Bromby
  • Stevie Dickinson

Netball

  • Carol Bean
  • Valerie Dill
  • Merle Parfitt
  • Marva Trott

Harness Racing

  • Edward Roque
  • Michael DeCosta

Equestrian

  • Paul Pereech
  • Mary Jane Tumbridge

Rugby

  • Gareth Davies
  • Derek Hurdle

Basketball

  • Tim Trott
  • Chris Crumpler

Badminton

  • Junius Durrant
  • Harold Minors

Sport Fishing

  • Quinton Butterfield
  • John Barnes

“Choosing the honourees was a panel of sports connected individuals,” the organisers said.

“The awards show is set to start at 6.30 pm and be co-hosted by local funny-man Earlwin [Bootsie] Wolffe and legendary sportscaster Joe L.Brown, along with a cast of presenters, and feature prime musical acts including former Bermuda Idol winner and singer/songstress Olivia Hamilton as well as The Brothers, formerly known as The Euphonics, featuring Kenneth ‘Pop’ Simmons at lead vocals during the course of the night’s proceedings.”

Tickets are available for the event at a cost of $50 per ticket at outlets including City Esso Automart [24 Hour Gas Station in Hamilton], The Pro Shop on Reid Street, Hamilton or by contacting committee members Mark ‘Burger’ Jennings at [441] 705-4139; email: grsasoccer@gmail.com or Patrick Bean at [441] 732-6276; email: beanpatrick@hotmail.com or at the gate.

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  1. BermudaRat says:

    Where are the winter Olympians??

  2. Interested says:

    Question: How were the honorees selected?

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