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Calendar of Sporting Events

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golf

The annual Sir Garfield Sobers Golf

Tournament, which coincides with Heroes’

DayonApril 28, will take place fromApril 26 to

29, 2018 at four of the prestigious golf venues

on the island including Sandy Lane, Apes

Hill, Royal Westmoreland and the Barbados

Golf Club.

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One of the newer events on the 2018

golf calendar is the Barbados Open Club

Championship which is scheduled to take

place in August (dates to be announced).

It will bring together top male and female

amateur and club professional golfers to

compete for top honours.

cricket

The Sir Garfield Sobers International Schools

Cricket Tournament will take place from July

8 to 22, 2018.

For more info call the Barbados

Tourism Marketing Inc. at (246) 467-3600.

polo

International polo tournaments take place

annually at Apes Hill Polo Club and the Bar-

bados Polo Club at Holders in St. James.

Polo season begins in January and runs

through to May each year.

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horse racing

The prestigious Sandy Lane Gold Cup takes

place on the first Saturday in March each

year. There are three racing seasons held

each year at the historic Garrison Savannah

(Jan - Apr., May - Sept., and Nov. - Dec.).

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open water swimming

The exciting Open Water Festival takes

place annually in November. The 2018 event

will take place from November 7 to 11.

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water polo

The Inaugural Beach Water Polo Masters

Tournament will take place from 4 to 6

May at the beautiful Carlisle Bay. Also on

the Water Polo Calendar in 2018 are the

3rd Annual Darren Eastmond Invitational

Tournament from 12 to 16 July and the 5th

Annual Open Invitational Tournament from

16 to 20 August, both taking place at the

Barbados Aquatic Centre in Wildey.

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E

nthusiasts

will find

there is no better time to visit Barbados,

where the sporting calendar for spectator and participatory sports spans

the entire year. Watching cricket at Kensington Oval is a fantastic experience.

The Sir Garfield Sobers Golf Tournament, presided over by the great man

himself, is held at the island’s four best courses in April. There are sports events

too numerous to mention, from game fishing and open water swimming to

bridge, rugby and masters football. Read on to see more of what’s happening

or see

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to get a jump start on planning your next visit.