Award Ceremony To Honour Bermuda’s Athletes

October 29, 2018

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


  • Bruce Sims
  • David Lambert
  • Donna Bradshaw


  • Keith Smith
  • Keith Pearman


  • Chris Shanks
  • Colin Emery


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


  • John “Buddy” Ford
  • Greg Hopkins


  • Denise Kyme
  • Eddie Kyme


  • Scott Barnes
  • Jason North


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


  • John Morbey
  • Lisa Blackburn


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


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


  • Clifford Looby
  • Melanie DeRosa

Field Hockey

  • Lisa Rawlins
  • Lesley Cherry


  • Laura Murphy
  • Leila Wadson

Martial Arts

  • Skipper Ingham
  • Al Wharton


  • Gary Bascome
  • Stephen Bremar


  • Barry DeCouto
  • Johnny Adams

Table Tennis

  • Dexter Smith
  • Dennis Pearman


  • Clarence Hill
  • Troy Darrell


  • HattieAnn Gilbert
  • Quinton Hayward


  • Peter Bromby
  • Stevie Dickinson


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

Harness Racing

  • Edward Roque
  • Michael DeCosta


  • Paul Pereech
  • Mary Jane Tumbridge


  • Gareth Davies
  • Derek Hurdle


  • Tim Trott
  • Chris Crumpler


  • 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: or Patrick Bean at [441] 732-6276; email: 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?