2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament

Coral Harbour Base, (RBDF) - Team Delta dominated and held on to beat Team Bravo during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday past at the T.A. Robinson Stadium.

Coached by Petty Officer Crevin Anderson, Team Delta went into halftime leading 8-0, and won by a final score of 21-0. The double elimination format featured 4 co-ed teams making spectacular performances on the field. In the end, Team Delta ended the day with an unblemished record and a defence that did not give up a single point in the tournament. They supplanted Team Alpha, who won the inaugural bowl championship in 2019.

Coach Anderson, who played both defence and offence, was the winning quarterback and the Most Valuable Player.
 

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Marine Seaman Elway Pickstock being tackled as he runs with the football during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

“Our team played exceptionally, with the defence stepping up to the plate,” said Anderson. “We executed our game strategy, and as a result was able to dominate both sides of the field. It was a great game, and we look forward to defending our trophy.” 

On hand at this event were Commissioner of the Flag Football League, Mr. Jayson Clarke along with referees, Radley Knowles and Damien Longley, who all officiated the games. 
 

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Able Seaman Michael Gibson being pursued by Able Seaman Justin Sturrup during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020.(Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

Presenting the championship trophy to the winning team was Captain Raymond King, Acting Commander Defence Force, along with Acting Captain Coral Harbour, Commander Michael Simmons.  Captain King thanked the organizers, led by the Training Officer, Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux, and coordinated by Chief Petty Officer James Darling. In congratulating the winning team for their outstanding performance, he also commended the players from the other teams for making the day a success, along with the spectators.
 

The tournament is one of several events on the Defence Force’s sporting calendar, aimed at encouraging camaraderie and sportsmanship among the men and women as the Force observes 40 years of Guarding our Heritage. The planned events are in keeping with the Commander Defence Force's intent for the Force to be a fit fighting Force.

 

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Spectators enjoying themselves at the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

 

 

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Leading Seaman Hanna Jr. running with the ball being chased by Able Woman Marine Anishka Bonaby during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

 

 

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Marine Seaman Cyril Davis avoiding would-be tacklers during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

 

 

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The wining Delta Team with their championship trophy. Also shown are Captain Raymond King, the Acting Commander Defence Force, the Acting Captain Coral Harbour, Commander Michael Simmons and the Training Officer, Senior Lieutenant Origin Deleveaux Jr. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)

 

 

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Petty Officer Crevin Anderson showing his quarterback skills during the Royal Bahamas Defence Force’s 2nd Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament on Friday February 28, 2020. (Photo courtesy of RBDF Public Relations Section)