Games of la Francophonie

Judo and volleyball competitions begin (09/09/29)


Sept. 29, 2009

BEIRUT (CNB) - Competitions in judo and beach volleyball began yesterday at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie in Beirut, Lebanon.


In judo, Josh Shannon of Saint John won his first match in the - 60 kg category by ippon against Mamebir Ndiayé of Sénégal before losing by ippon against Fabric Flammand of the team representing the French community in Belgium. He lost in repêchage to Deza Eli Gratte of the Ivory Coast.

In beach volleyball, the Jill Blanchard and Cherie Campbell duo lost 2-0 by 21-12 and 21-11 scores to Muriel Graessili and Romana Schmocker of Switzerland. Corey Akerley and Michael Waugh lost 2-1 against Andy Sutter and Roman Sutter of Switzerland by 21-13, 20-22 and 15-9 scores.

Following is Tuesday's Team NB schedule at the 6th Jeux de la Francophonie:

Pierre-André Doucet

10 a.m. - Myriam Lamarche -63 kg (Saint-Quentin), Maxime Raymond - 81 kg (Kedgwick), Okechukwu Ikejiani - 90 kg (Quispamsis)

Beach volleyball
1:30 p.m. - NB (Akerley/Waugh) vs Lebanon (Memer/Fares)

11:30 a.m. - NB (Blanchard/Campbell) vs Ivory Coast
3:30 p.m. - NB vs Lebanon-1 (Najjar/Mjazoub)

Adam Black (Saint John) vs Sony Arnaud (Haïti)