Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday

League Cricket returns to North Cyprus this Sunday with the TRNC welcoming the Nicosia Cricket Club. The game will be played at their home ground, the Pia Bella Stadium, near the New Harbour in Girne, starting at 11am. Captain Danish Afridi and the selectors are faced with a difficult choice as they have 3 games in 3 weeks. They had planned to use some of the development players for the fixture, as the game’s long term growth is their major priority. However, the very real possibility of winning their firstRead More

CMC – Sunday’s golf competition

It was the second of eight games to find the best players to represent the TRNC in Bulgaria next year and was held at CMC. Perfect weather conditions  produced some  high scores for this full handicap Stapleford competition. The winner was Bertan Ercin with 39 points, second was Dilek Talay and in third place was Mehmet Ozari, with Hasan Garabli having the best gross score. Hasan Kasapoglulari had the only two of the game. Federation President,  Soner Yetkili was on hand to thank all the competitors and present the prizes.Read More

Carlsberg Winter Darts League – Results

Results & updated league table following matches played on Thursday 20/11/14. Postponed match between O’Live Bar & Ayse Café Bar now scheduled for Friday 28/11/14. Results for matches played on 20/11/2014 Carlsberg Winter Darts League 2014/2015 League Table 24/11/14 LEAGUE P W L F A DIFF PTS BAROOSH FLYERS  8     THE PARK KARSIYAKA  1 BAROOSH FLYERS 9 9 0 68 13 55 68 JESSICS  6  EUCALYPTUS  3 TOLGAS 8 7 1 56 16 40 56 JESSICS 8 8 0 50 22 28 50 O’LIVE BAR  V BAROOSH BANDITS——MATCH POSTPONED EUCALYPTUSRead More

CMC Hurma Competition

Sunday at CMC was the Hurma ( date) competition, and the winners were presented with their trophies & a kilo of fresh dates each. The winner, who  overcame the windy weather conditions best was John Eldridge with Caner Barin in second and George Offord third.  

Carlsberg Winter Darts League

Results & updated league table following matches played on Thursday 6th November.   Results for matches played on 06/11/2014 Carlsberg Winter Darts League 2014/2015 League Table 11/11/2014 LEAGUE P W L F A DIFF PTS BAROOSH FLYERS 7 7 0 54 9 45 54 JESSICS  7  BAROOSH BANDITS 2 JESSICS 7 7 0 44 19 25 44 TOLGAS 6 5 1 43 11 32 43 MONTENEGRO SNIPERS  3  SEMPATI RAMS  6 EUCALYPTUS 6 6 0 37 17 20 37 THE ROLLING STONES 6 3 3 31 23 8 31 SH-BOOMRead More

Kibris Cricket

TRNC’s Keith Lloyd said he was delighted to have been appointed as neutral umpire in last Sunday’s Creditwest North Cyprus Cricket League match between the South’s Nicosia C.C. and Limassol’s Moufflons in the UN Buffer Zone, Keith said he knew the game would be keenly contested, particularly as the Moufflons need league points following their defeat by the TRNC the previous week. Seb Pollington won the toss for Nicosia and decided to bat. The conditions were difficult with a very long outfield following the recent heavy rain. Nicosia buckled downRead More

Pasta Mania Morning at CMC

Sunday 2nd November was the monthly PASTA Mania medal  competition at the CMC Golf Club, Yesilyurt. The weather was not the most favourable, but in spite of the overcast conditions, the rain stayed away and the match was played in climatic comfort. John Eldridge won the competition, with Gary Corness having the lowest gross, Sam Bray had the longest drive and Gary Corness also won nearest the pin. Vice Captain, Steve Neufeld was on hand to present the gift vouchers to the winners and also thanked the  sponsor for theRead More

Go Tom go – taekondo.

The Main competitor for the National TRNC Taekondo team this Friday is none other than Tomas Main, and proud mother Libby Main who is well known as a member of staff for Paradise holidays, says to her son ‘Go, Tom Go’. The entire family of father Alex, mother libby and sister Sasha (herself a Taekondo girl ) are joined by all their friends in wishing Tom every success. Tomas and sister Sasha joined the taekondo group in Kyrenia a few short years ago, and have both shown dedication and determinationRead More

From Drizzle to Dry at CMC for NCF President’s Cup

Last Sunday’s golf at the CMC , Yesilyurt, started with a slight drizzle, which created a bit of a ‘damper’ among the forty three players who took to the greens in the strokeplay competition, the North Cyprus Federation President’s Cup. In no time at all the weather cleared into what was described as ‘nice golfing weather’ and the Cup was won by Phillip Channings. The best gross was won by Hasan Garabli, with Gulay Garbali second and Phil Mitchell third. Brina Flanigan was second best net and David Charman wasRead More

The Alternative UK News

Restoration work begins on the Mackintosh building Leading conservation architect Julian Harrap told the event, hosted by GSA at the Venice Biennale of Architecture, that the art school would be “under international scrutiny” after news of the fire in May raised the global profile of the building. The Grade A listed building designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh lost about 10 per cent of its structure in the blaze on 23 May, and 30 per cent of its contents including Mackintosh’s library. Mr Harrap said: “The building was well known before,Read More

Eroğlu: “Reactions against the Greek Cypriot footballer’s transfer is another example of Greek Cypriot fanaticism”

Eroğlu: “Reactions against the Greek Cypriot footballer’s transfer is another example of Greek Cypriot fanaticism”  President Eroğlu stated that opposition of a group in South Cyprus against the Greek Cypriot footballer who will play football in TRNC is yet another example showing Greek Cypriot fanaticism. Eroğlu also expressed that embargo on sports is meaningless. Stating that although Cyprus problem was created by the Greek Cypriots, they are accepted in the  European Union and Turkish Cypriots are left to live under embargoes. Eroğlu pointed out that in order to improve themselvesRead More

Carlsberg Winter Darts League

Tolgas are tops at the end of Week 2 of the Winter League matches. At the match between them and Sempati Rams, Tolgas had a 9-0 win  placing them with seventeen points at the top of the table. Only one point behind them and ready to spread their wings and take off into first place, at sixteen points are the Baroosh Flyers, while in third place and four points below with a twelve is the Eucalyptus, while at the bottom with a score of two is Karsiyaka Park, with mostRead More

International Tennis Meet at Korineum

Over the week-end of the 27th and 28th September, the Korineum Resort played host to an International Tennis Meet.. Korineum Tennis Coach Nick Grant said, “It’s great to welcome so many players from different countries all coming together in the name of sport’. Juniors and adults were represented from Lefkoşa City Tennis Club, their teams being organised by Ipek Uzunoğlu who worked with Nick to make the event happen in the fixtures calendar.           It was reported that all players thoroughly enjoyed the social as wellRead More

It most certainly IS cricket!

Not ‘Out’ but very much ‘In’ is the new TRNC Cricket team – update on this very exciting addition to the world of sport in Northern Cyprus. With eager anticipation of the TRNC Cricket Club again playing in the Cyprus league, squad training re-started this week at the Pia Bella Stadium. The Club’s first game is in on Sunday 12th October, so, as team Captain Danish Afridi said “the pressure is on to get the team fit and in top form in time. Most of our Pakistani players only normallyRead More

Darting off into a new season

The thirty week season of the Carlsberg Winter Darts League commenced on the 25th September, and will see its last match on the 30th April next year. Fifteen teams are competing this year with a total of one hundred and sixty two players having registered. The League is very happy to welcome five new teams this year, who are Eucaloyptus Bar, Ayse Cafe Bar, Montenegro Snipers, The Darting Ducks and Sh-Boom Bar. On the opening night of matches, spokesman for the league states that there were some convincing wins recordedbyRead More

President of CTFF Sertoğlu: “We couldn’t not overcome our problems with KOP, FIFA and UEFA should interfere.”

President of the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation Hasan Sertoğlu expressed that they are facing some problems with the Greek Cypriot Football Federation (KOP), with which they signed an agreement for the sake of uniting football in Cyprus and made a call to UEFA and FIFA to interfere in order to overcome these problems. Stating that he sent a letter to UEFA and FIFA and invited them  to be part of the process, Sertoğlu added they had no dialogue with KOP recently other than some correspondence. Sertoğlu also said that the dialogueRead More

A first for northern Cyprus – The Cyprus Rally enters the north

For the first time in living history the Cyprus Car Rally took crews through both north and south of the capital, where the streets were lined with eager spectators while many roads were closed for locals which brought a degree of discontent as traffic jams prevented people going about their daily business. It was reported that among the many cheering spectators, one of the loudest cries of all which rang through the air, was that of the Turkish Cypriot spectators who stood on top of the ancient walls of theRead More

C.M.C first leg now awaits the second

Sunday 21st September was the first leg of CMC Golf Club’s annual two leg, 4 ball better b all competition, and which was played at the Agios Nikolaos Golf Club which is within the  confines of a British base in the south of Cyprus. The Club reports that after some very tight games of golf, speeches of welcome were made by the captains of the two clubs, John Kirk and Dr Hasan Garabli. Following the speeches, a ‘fabulous buffet’ was enjoyed by all the golfers. As to the results, GaryRead More

Barcelona Sports Club’s Former President Laporta: “Turkish Cypriot youth should have the right to compete in the international arena”

Spain’s Barcelona Sports Club’s Former President and Spain’s Autonomous Region Catalonia’s former MP Joan Laporta stated that Turkish Cypriot youth should have the   right  to compete in international arena. Meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports,  Serdar Denktaş and the President of  the Cyprus Turkish Football Federation,  Hasan Sertoğlu, Laporta said that it was difficult to understand the isolations imposed on the Turkish Cypriots in the field of sports and added that a great injustice is  done to the  Turkish Cypriot youth .Read More