The first moves of the Masters Tournament were played this afternoon at the Caleta Hotel on day two of the Tradewise International Chess Festival.
Gibraltar won 4 – 3 in last night’s Futsal friendly with Malta, held at the Tercentenary Sports Hall. The team’s success follows on from a promising start to UEFA grade Futsal, last May, when the GFA beat San Marino. The team recently attended a tournament in Poland, which served to develop the team and help them gain experience for the UEFA qualifiers in 2015, for 2016’s European Cup.
The defender who helped prove Gibraltar’s capabilities during the GFA’s first UEFA grade football match, Danny Higginbotham, has announced his retirement from the game. In a statement released last night, Mr. Higginbotham, who’s career has seen him play for teams including Chester FC, Manchester United and Stoke, explained that the decision has not been taken lightly, but is one he could not avoid.
It was a rare sight with cricket being played in December in Gibraltar. However, despite the cool and blustery easterly wind whipping through the stadium, the pre-Christmas match between the Gibraltar Cricket President’s XI and our visiting guests, the House of Lords and Commons XI took place on Saturday.
Christian Rocca will captain a Gibraltar Cricket Presidents XI versus a House of Lords & Commons XI this Saturday (7th December) at the Victoria Stadium.
The 40 over a side match commences at 11am and all are welcome along to watch some winter cricket from the stands.
Meanwhile the Presidents XI for the match has been named featuring players representing the great diversity of cricket in Gibraltar.