8 Feb

Estrin, Copeland, Cray among Blues Music Awards nominees

first_imgMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The bands Rick Estrin & the Nightcats and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones have each received five nominations for the annual Blues Music Awards. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, The Blues Foundation said the awards will be held online on June 6. The awards honor blues music recordings, performances and songwriting. Rick Estrin & the Nightcats and Sugar Ray & the Bluetones are nominated in the band of the year category, along with Anthony Geraci’s Boston Blues Allstars, John Németh & the Blue Dreamers, and Southern Avenue. Shemekia Copeland is nominated four times. Other nominees include Robert Cray, Bettye LaVette and Samantha Fish.last_img

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12 Aug

USA triumph for Sammy Fuller

first_img England girl international Sammy Fuller has just scored a record-breaking fourth straight win at the Honda Junior Classic in Florida, USA. Sammy, from Roehampton in Surrey, beat Thailand’s Kanyanat Saithip by a stroke to win the girls’ 14-15-year age group.  She scored 77, 73, in tough conditions on the Arnold Palmer course at the PGA National in West Palm Beach. The result continues Sammy’s remarkable run of success in US golf tournaments, achieved during annual winter trips to Florida. The 14-year-old has won her age group in the Honda Junior Classic in each of the last three years and, during last year’s trip, she notched up her sixth consecutive win in the Pars Florida International Junior Championship. Sammy’s younger sister Annabell, 11, (Roehampton) is also making her mark – she was the runner-up in the 10-11-year age group at the Honda Junior Classic.  In addition another Surrey player, Martha Lewis, 13 (St George’s Hill), was third in the 12-13-year age group. Martha was runner-up in the 2013 English U13 championship. Sammy trains with England Golf’s national girls’ squad while Annabell and Martha are both members of the regional U16 South Squad. During this winter’s trip Sammy, together with English boy champion Ben Amor (Marlborough), will represent England Golf in the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl at Biltmore Golf Club, Florida, on 27–30 December. 16 Dec 2013 USA triumph for Sammy Fuller last_img read more

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