Adrian Robson is The Royal Gazette's longest-serving journalist, having joined the newspaper 1974 and has held the post of Sports Editor for the last 17 years before which he was Assistant Editor. He is a former Mid-Ocean News Sports Editor and News Director at ZBM-TV. During spells away from Bermuda in the 1980s he worked for the Sydney Morning Herald in Australia and the Times in London. He has travelled extensively with the national cricket team and national football team and has covered numerous Games - the Olympics, Pan-Am and Commonwealth.
May 23, 2013 8:39 am
TOMORROW'S Marathon Derby will begin with 1176 runners (how many finish, well that's a different story) — the second highest, preceded only by the 2009 field when the event celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Not surprisingly anyone who possessed a pair of running shoes wanted to play their part in race history, even if they had to cross the finish line on all fours. Plenty did, including this plodder.
May 17, 2013 12:12 pm
IT'S a long way from the patchy, well-worn pitch on St John's Road to the lush turf of Wembley but 22-year-old Nakhi Wells is about to step into what might be considered the most iconic of all stadiums for a second time in the space of three months.
The vast majority of football professionals will never get to savour that experience.
Feb 15, 2013 8:00 am
Had anybody been interested in what Government planned to do in the way of sports initiatives, and we can assume there were quite a few, they would have expected to glean some information from last week's lengthy Throne Speech.
And they would have been wrong.
Having combed through thousands of words, they'd be no wiser than when they started.
Feb 8, 2013 8:00 am
Six judges watched two boxers slugging it out over 20 rounds and not one of them could reach the same decision.
Teresa Perozzi and Tori Nelson must be wondering whether all of those hours in the gym were worth it.
Their world title rematch at Berkeley Institute on Saturday night ended the same way as their previous showdown at the Fairmont Southampton in stalemate.
Jan 25, 2013 8:00 am
Opposition leader Marc Bean may know plenty about politics but clearly knows little about football.
As Bermuda wallowed rightly so in the success of Nahki Wells and his Bradford City team-mates this week, Bean left himself open to ridicule by proclaiming the Bermudian star was ready to take his place in the English Premier League, arguably the best league in the world.
Jan 11, 2013 8:00 am
When Nahki Wells calmly slotted home the goal which sent the Bradford City fans into a frenzy in Tuesday night's memorable win over AstonVilla, they probably couldn't have cared less about the lifting of his jersey which read ' RIP Tumaini Steede.'
After all, the name made little to them.
Dec 28, 2012 8:00 am
New Year, new Government, new Sports Minister.
Wayne Scott may not yet realise the weight of responsibility that lies on his shoulders. And if he does, he'll recognise his ministry is one that can change the lives of thousands who live on this Island.
There's no disputing that the economy, gang violence and education (or lack of) will top the OBA's priority list but all three are inextricably linked with sport.
Dec 14, 2012 8:00 am
In the last 50 years Bermuda have produced three players who have gone on to join teams in the top flight of English football — a league generally considered the best in the world.
Not a bad statistic for an island this size.
Now another appears who could follow in the footsteps of Clyde Best, Shaun Goater and Kyle Lightbourne.
Dec 7, 2012 8:00 am
Bermuda Cricket Board held their Annual General Meeting last month.
How did we know? We didnt.
The governing body of cricket, the Islands national sport, neglected to tell the media, i.e the public, they were about to decide how the sport should be run over the next year, and more importantly, who was running it.
Nov 30, 2012 8:00 am
Off the sports field, we may never have witnessed so much activity in so short a period.
Promises, pledges, gifts and support have been raining upon us incessantly.
And the showers will continue for the next 18 days as voters prepare to go to the polls.
Over the last few weeks, these are some of the developments:
** A promise to boost sports tourism.
Nov 23, 2012 8:00 am
It’s unusual for football referees to be banned, and even more so when those referees happen to be female considering they make up a small percentage of the match official pool.
But that’s what happened when lineswoman Wendy Woodley and her daughter Precious Smith were suspended this month.
Nov 15, 2012 8:00 am
Once again the World Rugby Classic has courted controversy which is a great shame given that it remains one of the most, if not most popular annual sporting events.
In terms of attendance, it’s difficult to find any other event which attracts so many spectators on every day it’s played.
It certainly outstrips the Grand of Slam of Golf, which may come as a surprise to those who don’t follow the sport.
Nov 9, 2012 8:00 am
Government thought it was "the right thing to do" by erecting a statue in honour of boxer Clarence Hill.
It never was.
The idea has backfired badly — thanks to the humility and graciousness of the very man they wanted to recognise.
Doing the right thing has never been this Government's forte.
It was always a ridiculous plan given that it would set such a dangerous precedent.
Nov 2, 2012 8:00 am
It was a billed as a fun event and not a serious sports event, which was just as well judging by some of the performances.
And it seems a good time was had by all.
Many of those who took part in last weekend’s Corporate Games, held on local shores for the first time, were quick to offer their compliments.
Oct 26, 2012 8:00 am
The PGA of America label it one of the best tournaments on their calendar.
Bermuda’s Ministry of Tourism believe it’s worth millions of cash in advertising.
TNT network commentators drool over Bermuda in general.
And the golfers say it’s difficult to concentrate on their game such is the spectacular scenery.
So why aren’t we doing so much more to keep the Grand Slam of Golf right where it belongs?
Oct 19, 2012 8:00 am
Eardley Jones was a golfing icon.
It isn’t a word that should be used lightly but Eardley met all the criteria.
Ask his fellow professionals, ask the many amateurs he taught and, more importantly, ask the hundreds of youngsters who held a golf club in their hands for the first time and the parents of those same children.
He died last week at the age of 73 and for all of the above and many more, he’ll be sadly missed.
Oct 12, 2012 9:00 am
Sports Minister Glenn Blakeney convened a press conference this week to proudly proclaim that he and his Government were throwing their support behind fighter Teresa Perozzi as she attempts to win another world title at the Fairmont Southampton Hotel tomorrow night. And his point was?
Only he knows.
Of course Government are supporting Perozzi as are the rest of the Bermuda. Why summon the media, TV cameras in tow, to state the obvious?
Oct 5, 2012 8:00 am
No matter what the circumstances of last weekend’s football fracas at Police Field — and there are conflicting accounts — the end result remains the same. Another crushing blow has been delivered to Bermuda Football Association’s drive to recruit more referees and linesmen.
It’s been a perennial problem inflicted on the BFA at the start of each season. Too many games and too few refs.
Sep 28, 2012 6:00 am
Hes competed at the highest level.
Hes coached at the highest level.
And in the eyes of many who follow local athletics, hes eminently capable of taking track and field in Bermuda to a level where it once belonged.
Troy Douglas appointment as national coach should be applauded.
Returning to his native land as someone who can shape the future of the sport has long been the former sprinters dream.
Sep 21, 2012 9:28 am
A debate, which began over a year ago, is ongoing over the captaincy of the Bermuda national cricket team.
Should England-based David Hemp, the only professional in the squad, step down or, as some have suggested, be relieved of the captaincy and omitted from the team completely?
Aug 24, 2012 8:00 am
Every four years, Olympic year, the same debate surfaces.
Why hasn't more been done to recognise our only Olympic medallist, Clarence Hill?
Somebody last week suggested a street name, a statue (if Johnny Barnes has one, why not Hill?), maybe a sports facility, although Government have never thought a boxing gym would be a sound investment, to commemorate our Olympic hero.
Aug 17, 2012 7:00 am
Sensitive and sensible.
Perhaps the two don’t go together when those who follow sport want to offer their opinion on Bermudians competing overseas.
It was that way towards the end of the Olympics.
Patriotism is one thing, perspective another. There was plenty of the former and much less of the other.
Aug 10, 2012 8:00 am
Bermuda’s Olympians could have done better . . . much better.
But before the letter writers put pen to paper, they might want to talk to the athletes themselves.
They every right to be proud and should be commended for 100 percent effort.
However, most will be slightly disappointed because, as chef de mission Stan Douglas pointed out, circumstances contrived to thwart everything they had hoped and trained for.
Jul 20, 2012 8:00 am
In the eyes of those who follow the progress of golf pro Michael Sims, he might be the most frustrating of any local sportsman as he trips from one tour to another.
One year it looks like he’s destined for the US PGA Tour, the biggest tour of all, the next he’s struggling on the mini-circuit.
He confuses his fellow players as much as his friends, so often flattering to deceive.
Jul 13, 2012 8:00 am
With the London Olympic just weeks away, it’s difficult to ignore two performances last weekend that could change Games history as it applies to Bermuda.
Long jumper Tyrone Smith won a high profile meet in Germany and triathlete Flora Duffy claimed a third place finish in a World Cup event in Edmonton, Canada.
Could these be precursors to what may unravel in the England capital in the first two weeks of August?
Jul 6, 2012 7:00 am
It now appears that only two track and field athletes will represent Bermuda when the London Olympics get underway later this month; long jumpers Tyrone Smith, who has qualified, and Aranxta King, who has been given a wild card.
Jun 15, 2012 8:00 am
Several years after the Bermuda Hogges were formed as Bermuda's first semi-professional football team, it seems the jury is still out as to whether or not that was a positive move.
After all, crowds at home games have been disappointing and results have hardly been encouraging.
Jun 8, 2012 9:00 am
Last time I checked, cricket was a game in which teams of 11 play each other.
Maybe that’s no longer the case.
Certainly that wasn’t the case in some of last weekend’s matches.
Two teams took to the field with nine players and two teams couldn’t even find that many.
Seems these days anyone who turns up at the ground with a white shirt can get a game.
Jun 1, 2012 8:00 am
The trouble with last Thursday’s May 24 Half-Marathon Derby we’ll call it that as nobody seems to know what to call it these days was that there were too many runners.
And there was one runner who shouldn’t have been there at all (we’ll get to that later).
The ‘too many’ refers to those in the relay race, the introduction of which seems to have pleased the organisers enormously.
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