Port of Spain, Trinidad: Thursday, February 28, 2019: Roger Sambury from St. Mary’s A took home the title of King of the Rock 2019, defeating Anderson Marcano from Princes Town, who took second, and Selwyn John from Mayaro, who took third in the National Stick Fighting Competition Finals held on Wednesday, February 27 at the Arima Velodrome.
Despite the inclement weather, it was once again a hotly contested affair with action from start to finish. In the end, the St. Mary’s A stick fighter, Sambury would stand proud as the newest-crowned King of the Rock and the winner of the “Past Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar” Challenge Trophy and $10,000 cash prize.
In the Gayelle competition, Princes Town struck big as the winners, edging out Valiante Brothers, and Corner Spot who finished second and third respectively.
The NCC and the Regional Carnival Commission (RCC) sincerely thanks this year’s sponsors – the National Lotteries Control Board (NLCB), Angostura Rum Limited – for their invaluable commitment and support of this year’s competition.
The NCC and the RCC also thank the entire Stick Fighting Community for another successful year of top-notch competition and extend best wishes to all stakeholders for the continuation of this effort to preserve and promote stick fighting within the national community.