Tails-up for the decider

Cadiz 1 CD Tenerife 0 By Colin Kirby (Promotion play-off semi-final, 1st leg) DIGGING in and soaking up the punishment was the game-plan for the away leg of this play-off, as Tenerife set out to frustrate Cadiz. It was a dangerous game to consider, even, but the ref played along by ruling out a perfectly good […]

Coach Txus changes courts

Basketball TXUS Vidorreta has presided over Iberostar Tenerife’s record-breaking season, highlighted by winning the inaugural European Champions League. But success brings its own problems, as the La laguna-based team have discovered, because envious eyes noticed the influence of the coach. To Tenerife’s dismay, Liga Endesa champions Valencia have tempted Txus over to their court for […]

Brits at the double

WHEREVER the pitch and whatever the time, you can´t keep the Brits from their love of football. So top marks to Atlantic Horizons, who have become the first British team to complete a League and Cup double in the local Tenerife Liga Serie B. The team, managed by Steve Lovelady-Wakenshaw, clinched the 17-team division last […]

All at the double

By Martin Land THE first knock-out competition of the season started last Friday, with El Ritual in Los Abrigos hosting nearly 40 top-division players in the doubles draw. And, after some close finishes and a number of maximums, Scruffy Macs’ Tom and Telf, who emerged victorious, will face Spear Chuckers’ duo Rob and Tommo in […]

La Gomera lift for US champ Koepka

US Open Golf GOLFER Brooks Koepka has put his US Open golf success at Erin Hills down to playing and winning on Europe’s Challenge Tour … including a record-breaking 10-stroke triumph in the Canaries! The 27-year-old, from Florida, produced a back-nine birdie blitz last Sunday to shoot a closing-round 67 on the Wisconsin course, blasting […]

Cup hopes melt away

Women’s football Atletico Madrid 2 Egatesa Granadilla Tenerife 0 (Queen’s Cup, semi-final) TENERIFE are bound to relive the first half in their worst nightmares because Atletico were simply too hot to handle during that period, on a scorching evening in Madrid. Their two goals, acquired in the first half, turned out to be the final […]

They’re oiled for action

Wheelchair basketball IF you like your sport fast and tough, the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships will tick all your boxes with the best male and female action. Adeje is hosting the contest in two sports halls, the Pabellon Las Torres and the Pabellon Polideportivo Municipal, both on the western side of the old town. Las […]

Life in the fast lanes

POWER, speed, and cool-thinking are good qualities for uphill rally-racers, scorching up the roads of Tenerife at this busiest time of their season. Last weekend, it was the Subida a Guia de Isora, and this weekend it’s a sprint up through Santiago del Teide in the Subida a Tamaimo. The winners in last weekend’s two […]

López sees off everyone in the fiercest of events

Tenerife Bluetrail race GRAN Canaria’s Yeray Durán López won last Saturday’s gruelling, 97km Tenerife Bluetrail Ultra event in a time of 11hrs, 29mins, 47secs. It crosses Teide National Park, and is renowned as the highest mountain race in Spain. And such has been previous successes that it attracted no fewer than 2,700 entrants, from 34 […]

Just three games to glory

By Colin Kirby Real Zaragoza 1 CD Tenerife 2 FROM the brain to the foot, to the back of the net, Omar´s thunderbolt goal stood out in this splendid Tenerife victory, which wrapped up the regular season, secured fourth place, and set up a two-legged promotion semi-final against Cadiz. Omar was just one of wholesale […]

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