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The Archery Association was formed in November 1996, and was later renamed the Barbados Archery Association, now World Archery Barbados. It is the governing body of Archery on the island.

There are several competitions throughout the year, including the popular 720. Other formats include Club Round which features a round robin elimination, field archery, clout archery and indoor archery. The Open Championships will take place on November 26-27, at the Deighton Griffith Secondary, from 8 a.m-2 p.m.


The Barbados Badminton Association (BBA) is recognized by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Pan American Badminton Federation. The BBA was established in 1983 as an initiative of the members of the first Badminton club, the Pioneers Badminton Club.

The sport of Badminton expanded over the years and at present has four (4) member clubs. The Badminton Open Championships age 13+ will be held on November 25, at Barbados Community College, 6:30 p.m until 10 p.m, and November 26, 6:30 p.m-10 p.m.

Manager: Shari Hope (230 4739)

Event: Open Championships age 13+                                  Athletes: 200

Dates: Nov 25/26  6:30 p.m-10p.m                                      Officials: 30

Venue: Barbados Community College (BCC)

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The Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) was founded in 1934. Its primary objective is to promote, supervise and govern the playing of amateur basketball in Barbados as stipulated by the FIBA. In 1962 the BABA gained recognition by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and subsequently joined the Caribbean Basketball Confederation in 1981.

In 1962 the BABA gained recognition by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and subsequently joined the Caribbean Basketball Confederation in 1981. Basketball is on November 12-13, at the Police Sports Club from 2 p.m- 5 30 p.m.


 Beach Volleyball

 The Barbados Volleyball Association (BVA) was established in 1976 under the presidency of the late Trevor Griffith. In addition volleyball was established very early as a solid community based sport.

Beach Volleyball is slated for the Beach Games which will be held on November 20, at Pirate’s Cove, 10 a.m until 3 p.m.


In 1977, the Boxing Board of Control, an agency set up by an act of Parliament, gave autonomy to a group of amateur boxing enthusiasts to set up and launch the Amateur Boxing Association of Barbados.

This association is now known as the Barbados Boxing Association. The mission of the Barbados Boxing Association is to promote, regulate and administer the sport of boxing in the island. The Caribbean Development Championships will be held December 6-10 at the Barbados Beach Club from 6 p.m- 10 30 p.m. Boxers from over 16 countries will spar.



Manager: Kathy Harper-Hall (232-7556)

Event: Caribbean Development Championships                Athletes:200

Dates: Dec 5 to 11 6.00 p.m to 10.00 p.m                        Officials:20

Venue: Barbados Beach Club

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The Barbados Fencing Federation (BFF) was formed in 2000 to develop and promote the sport of fencing in Barbados. The BFF currently has about 25 members ages 16 to 60-plus.

The Barbados Fencing Federation will hold its Independence Challenge Cup, as part of the Barbados Olympic Association at Pirate’s Cove on November 19-20.

The events will be open ladies’ foil and open ladies epee and open men’s foil and open men’s epee. The BFF is proud to welcome teams from Dominica and Martinique to the event.

Manager: Kurt Straker (253 0282)

Event: 4 Teams (two Juniors- U21) two open                    Athletes: top 8

Dates: 18 –20 Nov                                                              Officials: 4

Venue: BCC / Marine Gdns /Hilton /Pirates Cove

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Manager: Trevor Tasker (829-0257)

Event: RBC Classic 2016                                                        Athletes:120

Dates: Nov 26—27                                                                   Officials:6

Venue: Barbados Golf Club


The Barbados Judo Association (BJA) was established on August 26, 1966. It was registered as a charity in 1992 and is headquartered at the National Stadium. There are presently four clubs in the Association: Barbados Judo Institute, Keikath School of Martial Arts, Marine Gardens Judo Club and Phoenix Judo Club.

Membership stands at approximately 180. The Caribbean Championships will be held at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, November 26, 10 a.m until 5 p.m, and feature regional judokas.

Manager: Hoskins Caddle (236-7792)

Event: Caribbean Championships                                        Athletes: 200

Dates: November 26                                                           Officials: 15

Venue: LES Conference

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The Barbados Canoe and Kayak Federation (BCKF) was officially formed in late 2012 and is headed by former Olympian Nicholas Neckles. Internationally recognised sailor, Philip Als is the Vice President. In its first international competition Nicholas along with Simon Goodridge and Stanley Brooker attended the CAC Games in 2014 and placed 7th and 8th respectively in the K1 and K2 class races.

Manager: Philip Als

Event: Demonstration event                                                             Athletes: 6

Dates: Nov 20 10 AM to 12 Noon                                                    Officials: nil

Venue: Pirates Cove




Manager: Nisha Craigwell (231-4344)

Event: Inter-Parish Independence Championships            Athletes: 200+

Dates: Nov 17 to 19 6 PM to 9 PM                                         Officials: 20

Venue: Netball Stadium

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For many years, the sport of orienteering has been promoted by the Barbados Cadet Corps as a training for their cadets. Recently, the Barbados Orienteering Federation was formed to make orienteering into a full national sport.

At its meeting in Helsinki, Finland, the IOF Council provisionally approved the application for full membership from Barbados Orienteering Federation. The Independence Orienteering Championships will be part of the Beach Games on November 20, at Pirate’s Cove, 9 a.m until 9 p.m.

Manager: Chad Calliste (834 4786)

Event: Independence Orienteering Championships           Athletes:

Dates: Nov 20—Beach Games                                                Officials: 8

Venue: Pirates Cove /Bridgetown

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The Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) was formed in 1964 with its headquarters, Rugby Club House, located at the Garrison Savannah. The Barbados Rugby Football Union, led by Andy Voss, was one of the founding members of the Caribbean Rugby Football Union.

The Barbados Rugby Union was the first and only team on the island for some years, participating in a number of Caribbean Championships. Rugby will be staged at the Trents & Frederick Smith Secondary, 9 a.m- 5 p.m, December 10 and 11. Local players will face international rugby competitors.


Manager: Simon Noble (262 2435)

Event: Festival of Rugby                                                        Athletes: 400

Dates: Dec 10—11                                                                   Officials: 100

Venue: Trents Playing Field                                                  Teams: 40

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The Barbados Sailing Association (BSA) was formed in 1968 to promote, govern and lead the sport of sailing in Barbados. The goal is to promote the sport of sailing within the island to the entire population and provide high-quality teaching and coaching to those interested in the sport.

Sailing takes place at the Beach Games on November 20. A trapezoid course with the turning mark very close to shore in front of Pirates Cove will allow for good shore side viewing. The classes will be Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7, Sunfish, Topper and GP14. The Topper and GP14 are 2 person dinghies.



Manager: Penny McIntyre (233 3815)

Event: Athletes: 50

Dates: Sunday Nov 20 10.00 a.m to 3:00 p.m                         Officials: 11

Venue: Carlisle Bay /Beach / Pirates Cove

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The Barbados Rifle Association (BRA) was originally formed in 1904. The Association’s home is based at Paragon in Christ Church and has a membership of 209 persons. Due to the type of shooting done at the Paragon range they compete only in the Commonwealth Games. The Rifle Association is affiliated to the International Practical Shooting Confederation (I.P.S.C.). Shooting will be held at the Paragon range from November 19 – 20 from 9:00a.m. until 4:30p.m.



The Barbados Surfing Association’s (BSA) goals are focused towards improving the level of surfing on the island. Their aim is to remain consistent and to continue to be recognised as a surfing nation. Some of their recent achievements include Chelsea Tuach placing 4th at the 2013 International Surfing Association’s World Junior Championship and winning the North-American Junior Tour for professionals. The Surfer of the Year Series will take place at the Soup Bowl Bathsheba, on December 10.

Manager: Christopher Clarke (266 0842)

Event: SURFER OF THE YEAR SERIES                                 Athletes: 50

Dates: November 10—13 8.00 AM—5 PM                              Officials: 15

Venue: Bathsheba

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The Barbados Amateur Swimming Association (BASA) is the local governing body for Swimming, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming in Barbados. BASA promotes the culture of aquatics by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches.

The Barbados Aquatic Centre is the hub of the Barbados Swimming fraternity featuring a 25m Learn to swim pool and the Olympic Size 50m pool. The swimming Independence Championship will be held at the Aquatic Centre, December 5–9 with a demonstration for Synchro and a Water Polo Game on December 5 at 6:00p.m. Competition starts on the December 6.


Manager: Tony Selby (823 7601)

Event: Independence Championships                                 Athletes: 200

Dates: Dec 6 to 11                                                                   Officials: 20

Venue: Aquatic Pool

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Table Tennis


Manager: Edwin Jordan (268-7336)

Event: 50th Independence Championships                        Athletes: 40

Dates: Dec 7—9                                                                     Officials: 12

Venue: Table Tennis Centre

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Manager: Wendy Reid (232-0388)

Event: Independence Volleyball Championships               Athletes: 40

Dates: Nov 16                                                                          Officials: 8

Venue: BCC


 Barbados Amateur Weightlifting Association (BAWA) was spearheaded by Mr. Hal Springer and actively came into being in 1988. Barbados is the only English-speaking Caribbean country to actively take part in international competitions.

There are currently 15 lifters training at the Stadium. The 50th Independence Weightlifting Championships will be the first Competition for the sport of Weightlifting held in Barbados in over 44 years. The event will come off at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on November 27, starting at 2 p.m.


Manager: Andrew Callender (243 0002)

Event: 50th Independence Championships                           Athletes:40

Dates: November 27                                                                  Officials: 15

Venue: Steel Shed 2.00 PM—9.00 PM

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 The Barbados Wrestling Association (BWA) was founded in May 2008 with the sole mission to organize, excite and inspire athletes to achieve success at the Olympic Games. 

Over the years it has continuously provided competition in three wrestling disciplines: submission, beach and freestyle. The 50th Independence Wrestling Championships is slated for November 20, at Pirate’s Cove, 10 a.m until 3 p.m.



WUSHU– Wushu (Kung Fu) was introduced to the Barbadian public in 1970 by Sifu Carl Crichlow. In 1977, he established the Wushu Center in Sunbury, St. Philip to promote and develop the sport and art of Wushu and Tai Chi in Barbados and the Caribbean

The Barbados Wushu Society was formed in 1990 from the traditional and contemporary schools of Wushu in Barbados. The Barbados Wushu Tai Chi Federation was established on January 21st, 1994 as successor organisation. In April, 1995 BWTF became a member of the National Sports Council in Barbados and recognized as the official representative body for Wushu in Barbados by the International Wushu Federation

Beach Volleyball

BEACH VOLLEYBALL–  The Barbados Volleyball Association (BVA) was established in 1976 under the Presidency of the late Trevor Griffith. In addition volleyball was established very early as a solid community based sport and it was that community basis in areas such as Deacons, St. Judes, Wellhouse and Cave Hill. Volleyball in Barbados is recognised by the international governing body – International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

Manager: Wendy Reid

Event: Top 8 teams                                                                Athletes: 30

Dates: Sun Nov 20 – 2-hour Event                                      Officials: 6

Venue: Brown’s beach

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Notes Two –hour time frame


Manager: Dr Llewellyn Harper (230-2923)

Event: Open Championships age 13+                                  Athletes: 30

Dates: Sunday Nov 20—2 hr event                                     Officials: 6

Venue: Pirates Cove

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Beach Games – November 20

Beach Volleyball