Ticket packages for the 2018 Paradise Jam varsity basketball tournaments for men and women went on sale from Thursday on the tournament organizer’s website.
Fans can purchase passes to all men’s or women’s tournaments online at www.basketballtravelers.com/fans. Comprehensive travel packages, which include hotel accommodation, match transportation, and tickets, can also be purchased there.
The men’s pass to all tournaments is available for $ 150 and provides access to 12 men’s games, which will be played November 16-19. The women’s pass for all tournaments is available for $ 100 and gives access to 12 women’s games, which will be played from November 22 to 24.
The Paradise Jam 2018 tournaments will be staged at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, a 3,500-seat arena equipped with air conditioning, concession stands, a VIP lounge and custom parquet floors.
Day tickets will also be available at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center box office throughout the tournament.
Day tickets will be a cash purchase only and cannot be purchased in advance or with a credit card or check. Men’s day tickets cost $ 55 and women’s day tickets will cost $ 35.
The 2018 Men’s Paradise Jam features eight NCAA Division I universities: Eastern Kentucky, Kansas State, Kennesaw State, Missouri, Northern Iowa, Old Dominion, Oregon State and Penn.
The 2018 Paradise Jam Reef Women’s Tournament features Mississippi, St. John’s, Purdue, and Connecticut, while the Islands’ Women’s Tournament features Kentucky, North Carolina, South Florida and UCLA.
USVI sailors finish competition at Opti Worlds
Five junior sailors from the U.S. Virgin Islands finished competing at the 2018 Optimist World Championships in Limassol, Greece on Wednesday.
Jeff Klempen of St. Croix finished 28th in the final Bronze fleet standings with 319 adjusted points, while compatriot Milo Miller finished 31st with 328 points.
In the Emerald fleet, Tanner Krygsveld of St. Thomas finished 15th with 333 points. Winn Majette of St. John’s was 36th with 438 points, while his sister Katherine Majette was 50th with 496 points.
Final of the season of the VI Cycling Federation next week
The Virgin Islands Cycling Federation will close its 2018 season next week, with a two-day series of races from September 15 to 16 in Sainte-Croix.
The races on September 15 will be a series of individual time trials over an 18 mile course starting and ending at the entrance to Ha’Penny Beach on South Shore Road.
The route will follow South Shore Road to the Divi Hotel and vice versa, with cyclists starting at one minute intervals.
The races on September 16 will be a road race, with competitors on three different courses of varying lengths, depending on the division.
All races will start at the old Café Kaléidoscope at the intersection of routes 62 and 624, heading east.
Elite Division cyclists will race a 51 mile course, cycling the eastern end of St. Croix along South Shore Road, then continuing on Northside Road to Christiansted Bypass, through Beeston Hill on the left at Cool Out Bar, then past Café Kaléidoscope for a second round of the course.
Expert Division riders will race a 40 mile course, completing the first lap of the Elite Division course, then turning left at Union-Mt. Washington, another left at Southgate, above the Christiansted Bypass, then left at Cool Out Bar and ending at Café Kaleidoscope.
The Sport and Masters divisions will run a 30 mile course, turning left at Union-Mt. Washington after the start at Café Kaleidoscope, another left at Southgate, on the Christiansted Bypass, then left at Cool Out Bar and passing by Café Kaleidoscope for a second lap of the same course.
The top three in each division will receive trophies.
For more information, call 340-332-6282.
U-19 basketball tournament after Labor Day
The Zero Tolerance basketball organization will be hosting a back-to-school after-labor Under-19 basketball tournament in St. Thomas today and Saturday.
All tournament games will be played at the gymnasium at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, with four teams entered.
Today: Unity vs. Jah Youths, 5:45 p.m.; Matrix vs. Brothers, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday: Matrix vs. Unity, 10am; Jah Youths vs. Brothers, 11:30 am; Unity against Brothers, 1:00 p.m. Matrix vs. Jah Youths, 2:30 p.m.
The tournament champion will be determined by the best round robin record.
In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by a tiebreaker.
St. Thomas ninth grade flag football registration
Next Level Athletics is a flag football league for players who are in the ninth grade at a public or private school in St. Thomas.
Player registration will take place on September 15 at Lionel Roberts Stadium, starting at 10 a.m.
From there, a draft will be organized from the pool of registered players to form teams for the league, which will tentatively play its first games at the end of September.
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