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HBO Latin America and Cable & Wireless (LIME) Reach Broadcast Agreement

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The Cayman Islands cable operator leads the way for the island

MIAMI, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — HBO Latin America Group and LIME, the Caribbean brand of Cable & Wireless Communications, announced an agreement today for the transmission of the HBO channels in the Cayman Islands on its new pay TV service, which will launch later this month.

Under the agreement, LIME will broadcast the HBO/MAX premium package developed specifically for the Caribbean, which includes 9 channels: HBO Caribbean, HBO (East), HBO2, HBO Plus (East & Pan Regional), HBO Family (East), HBO Signature, MAX, Max Prime (East & Pan Regional) and Max HD. Viewers will be able to select and subscribe to their favorite HBO and MAX channels via LIME’s HBO MAX movie package to enjoy over 300 new releases and series per month, offering the most award-winning and nominated series made exclusively for HBO, along with hit Hollywood movies, thought-provoking documentaries, concerts, comedy specials, original HBO Films and critically acclaimed programming, all with no commercial breaks.

“HBO Latin America is very pleased to announce this agreement for a new and long-lasting partnership with LIME and its subscribers. LIME is now able to provide its customers the option of enjoying premium programming, just in time for them to tune in to new seasons of original series like Game of Thrones, True Blood, Veep and The Newsroom,” said Javier Figueras, Corporate Vice President of Sales for HBO Latin America. “We both have an aligned goal of delivering the highest quality in entertainment with the best technology available to the market.”

In addition to the paid channels above, LIME will also add the following HBO channels to their basic line-up to enhance their channel offerings: Cinemax, Warner Channel, Sony Entertainment Television, AXN, Sony Spin and E! Entertainment Television.

“We are delighted not only on the long awaited launch of LIME TV in Cayman but we’re also excited to offer Caymanians quality programming that’s always on.  The launch of HBO/MAX adds a new, unique and compelling dimension of choice and value to our premium movie channel platform,” said Dianne Bissoon, VP Television & Entertainment.  “This further strengthens our partnership with HBO in other LIME TV islands such as Barbados and St. Lucia and we look forward to enhancing our partnership in years to come.”

This agreement makes LIME the first cable operator in the Cayman Islands to legally offer its subscribers quality programming from HBO. Joining several cable partners throughout the Caribbean who have already established agreements with HBO, LIME is positioned to provide the best entertainment value for its subscribers now and in the future.

About HBO Latin America

HBO Latin America is the premium television network leader that, in addition to being recognized for the quality and diversity of its original programming, films and documentaries, also provides services with the highest technology in SD and HD formats in more than 24 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean through its channels HBO, HBO2, HBO Signature, HBO Plus, HBO Family, HBO Caribbean, HBO On Demand, HBO GO, Cinemax, MAX and MaxPrime.

About LIME

LIME has a proud history in the Caribbean region and is always working to improve life in the region.

We deliver the very best telecommunication services to governments, businesses and families in 13 Caribbean countries with one unifying promise – building, connecting and serving communities.

Our four key values are:

  • Respect – we treat our customers and each other as we want to be treated;
  • Deliver – we keep our word. We do what we say we’re going to do;
  • Win – Caribbean people are winners. We win by helping our customers and communities to win;
  • Innovate – We always find a way to help our customers and communities and love coming up with new ways to do it.

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LIME Celebrates Labor Day Weekend In New York’s Caribbean Diaspora

 

CaribPR Wire, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Sept. 15, 2011: For the second consecutive year, LIME was among top sponsors of the 44th Annual West Indian Carnival Festival that drew over three million to Eastern Parkway on Labor Day in Brooklyn, U.S.A. on September 5th.  A huge LIME-sponsored float from KARMA made its way down the Parkway as over two dozen LIME girls showed off the company’s colors with rags and shiny costumes and as executives stressed the company’s commitment to the Diaspora is not just short-term but here to stay.
 
 
While the LIME float urged fans to send minutes home to family and friends, the message at the company’s booth on the parade route created a buzz, as customers from the Diaspora and over 14 Caribbean islands lined up to take advantage of the 100 bonus credit offered over the weekend to any LIME mobile phone. Among those welcoming the LIME promotion was Jamaican national Caroline Greaves and her daughter, who have been Brooklyn residents for the past thirty years.
 
 
“I am thinking of trying their new TopUp plan which gives double credit, you cannot beat this kind of deal,” Greaves said, as the LIME float with a number of costumed clad revelers passed by. “Many of my friends are switching to LIME because they like their affordable rates and products.”
 
 
Early on Monday, Regional Head of Sponsorship for LIME, Sheldon Keens-Douglas, spent the morning with Mayor Mike Bloomberg and other city elected officials and business leaders at the annual kick-off breakfast of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association, reiterating the company’s commitment to the Diaspora and organizations like WIADCA.
 
”We wouldn’t miss it,” he explained. “After our participation last year we knew we would be back. The ‘E’ in LIME is refers to ourability to bring cultural activities home to our customers through exciting products like LIME TV, Video on Demand and LIME Mobile TV and the West Indian Carnival Festival is a great complement in that regard.”
 
 
 
LIME’s presence at the carnival brought the curtains down on a weekend long series of events that included sponsorship of the inaugural Reggae, Rhythm and Blues concert on Sunday, September 4th at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, NY, that featured performances from the likes of Movado, Machel Montano, John Holt, I-Octane, Kenneth “Baby Face” Edmonds” and Monica.
 
“For this summer, our double-top up promotion – which offered each customer who bought credit to get two times the amount paid for – was all about keeping in touch with friends and family back home. And the festival is about keeping in touch with that Caribbean legacy and heritage. There is a synergy here that LIME, with our own legacy of over 140 years, is proud to support,” said Keens-Douglas.
 
 
The company’s support also made the EVERYBODY’S Calypso & Soca Tent-Revue at the Tropical Paradise Ballroom that featured the world’s top calypso & soca superstars, such as The Mighty Sparrow, the Calypso King of the World, Shadow, Becket, Denyse Plummer, Rikki Jai and Edwin Yearwood, from August 29th – September 2nd, a reality; along with Brass Fest on Friday, September 2 at the grounds of the Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn, NY, which saw thousands of Caribbean music fans jump and wave with LIME to the music of the 2011 Carnival King Machel Montano & Kes The Band, Patrice Roberts, Farmer Nappy and WCR. LIME also reinforced their commitment to family with the support of the Kiddies Carnival at the Brooklyn Museum grounds Saturday – as thousands of children proudly parade in their carnival costumes.
 
 
The telecommunications giant also returned for the second consecutive year as the platinum sponsor of the Caribbean Netball Association’s (CANA) Summer Netball League and Caribbean Cup 2011, which featured teams representing Jamaica, Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sri Lanka and Barbados. The round-robin Caribbean Cup tournament this past Sunday, September 11th, 2011, brought the curtain down on the summer long netball carnival which kicked off on June 4th at the Lincoln Terrace Park in Brooklyn, New York. LIME’s sponsorship included uniforms, prizes, and telecommunications services for the tournament at the various games that took place over the summer.

 
 
ABOUT LIME
 
LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean`s leading telecommunications company, currently servicing 14 Caribbean countries. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years and is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.  LIME offers Top Up service to connect those living in the US to friends and family in the Caribbean. LIME`s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board-full stop. LIME for living every day.  Visit www.lime.com to learn  more.
 
 
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LIME/CANA NETBALL: Regular Season Ends This Weekend; KO Starts Next

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CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY. Tuesday, August 03, 2010: Vincentian Raymond Delpesche knows a thing or two about the sport of netball. However, living in the vicinity of the Lincoln Terrace Park – East New York & Buffalo Avenues – Brooklyn, all these years, he never felt the urge to ‘drop in’ on the girls (ladies) before now.

Delpesche’s story has scores of similarities in the park each week since June 5, when the league opened with a new lease on life, thanks to a partnership with LIME, formerly Cable & Wireless, the Caribbean regional telecommunications giant.

 Walking by the facility, he sensed a different kind of buzz and decided to satisfy his curiosity, somewhat!  He would not be disappointed -the physical play, good; the physique on display – interesting.

 Delpesche, who works as a business consultant in Brooklyn, spent Saturday afternoon watching the intermediate division match with Senators and Crusaders, which was a close contest throughout.

 “I like what I am seeing, the sport is a great way for the ladies to keep busy and stay in shape, the same way the men have their soccer and cricket leagues,” he said.

 At the end of the regulation forty minutes, either team could have won. The result, a narrow 4 point win margin, (26-22), for the Lady Senators, helped by their one-two offensive punch of Clavern Clarke (GA) and Kimberly Harewood (GS).

 Clarke, a junior, was happy with her performance, relishing the opportunity to ‘play up’ – in a higher division – and help the bigger girls.

 “It was a hard game and a difficult one but one of the few occasion when you get to play at a higher level, it was ok,” she said after the match.

 Senators used a balanced team effort to stay ahead for the first three quarters 23-17. Crusaders’ Kereda Tucker (GA) and Aneisha DeSouza (GK) stepped up their game in the fourth period, outscoring Senators 5-3, but the damage was already done.

 The match was one of sixteen on the weekend schedule (Saturday/Sunday) as the 13th season of the LIME/Caribbean American Netball Association (CANA) tournament nears its end.

 This coming weekend schedule – tip off at 4 p.m., both days – will conclude the preliminary, round-robin phase, making way for the knock-out phase, starting at the same venue on Saturday, August 14, at 4 p.m.

 ABOUT LIME

LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean`s leading telecommunications company. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years. LIME is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora. LIME`s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board–full stop. LIME–for living every day.

 

Photo caption: A Spice Girls player (green/white uniform), gets the better of her Senators’ opponent (yellow/blue/white), during last weekend’s senior division match at the Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn. A player from the two teams (at right) watch the action in anticipation. (Sharon Bennett Photo.)

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LIME/CANA NETBALL: Volcanoes, Upsetters, Pitons, Lead Respective Divisions

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CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY. Monday, July 26, 2010 — It is becoming a little bit clearer which clubs are playing the better ball as the 13th season of the LIME endorsed Caribbean American Netball Association tournament heads into the home stretch.

Unfazed by the rain which forced the postponement of four matches on Sunday afternoon, Volcanoes4 (Juniors), Pitons3 (Intermediate), Upsetters2 (Seniors2) and Volcanoes2 (Seniors), scored impressive victories to move to the top of their division.

With four rounds to go, Volcanoes4 look set to take top honors among the juniors, cruising to their fourth straight win (4-0), by an easy 28-12 margin over SunSplash3.

In the senior division, Volcanoes2 is making a run for top honors, picking up two big wins on the weekend. They clobbered Pitons1, 40-24 on Saturday evening and returned on Sunday for another laugher, a 49-31 outcome. In the Saturday evening feature, the result was never in doubt with the veteran pair of Yvonne Vernon (WD) and Anciel Langaigne (GS), outplaying the opposing pair of Tisha Pike (GD) and Nikita McSween (GK).

In the A2 section where 11 teams are contending and where the competition is fever pitch, Upsetters2 has a slim one game lead over Pitons2.  Upsetters2 were twice as good as Senators1 on Sunday, winning 33-17, in pretty much the same way that Pitons2 had their way with SunSplash1, 31-17, on Saturday.

Pitons3 are ahead by  a mere point (21) in the Intermediate section after their narrow 33-30 win over United2. Unbeaten Senators2 which did not have a game last weekend, remain on 20 points.

In one other game of note on Saturday, Crusaders were 44-32 winners over United1 to remain in striking distance on 26 points, 10 points (2 games) out of first place.

Key match ups this weekend at the Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, include, Crusaders3 against Senators2 on Saturday at 5:30 pm, and on Sunday at 6:00 pm, Upsetters2 (7-1) taking on Crusaders2 (5-1) for  leadership of the A2 division..

Scoreboard.
Saturday, July 24, 2010.
Senators 3      Vs    Typhoon 3 18/1 Senators 3
Volcanoes 4   Vs   Sun Splash 3 28/12 Volcanoes  4
Pitons 3  Vs  United 2 33/30 Pitons 3
Antillians 1   Vs   Typhoon 1 32/25 Typhoon 1
Volcanoes 3   Vs    Spice girls 54/25 Volcanoes 3
Sun Splash 1    Vs  Pitons 2 31/17 Pitons 2
Crusaders 2  Vs   United 1 44/32 Crusaders 2
Untouchables 1   Vs    Senators 1 35/29 Untouchables 1
Volcanoes 2  Vs  pitons 1 40/24 Volcanoes 2

Sunday, July 25.

Islanders 2   Vs  Typhoon 2  Rain out
Crusaders 2      Vs        Volcanoes 3  Rain out
Untouchables 1   Vs  Pitons 2  Rain out
Up Setters 2    Vs   Senators 1 33/17 Up setters 2
Volcanoes 2       Vs    Pitons 1 49/31 Volcanoes 2
Typhoon 1    Vs   United 1 31/25 Typhoon 1
Sun splash 1    Vs     Spice Girls 44/25 Sun Splash 1
Crusaders 1  Vs   Up Setters 1 Default Up Setters 1

ABOUT LIME
LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean`s leading telecommunications company. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years. LIME is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora. LIME`s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board–full stop. LIME–for living every day.

Photo caption: BALL GIRLS. Pitons (left) and Crusaders (right), are just two of the many teams in the hunt for vital points and the top spot in the senior division in the LIME/CANA 2010 Summer Netball tournament which continues this weekend (Sat/Sun) with a full schedule of matches at the Lincoln Terrace Park (East New York & Buffallo Avenues), Brooklyn. NY. Tip off time is 4 p.m. each day. (Sharon Bennett Photo)

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Senators, Pitons Remain Unbeaten In LIME/CANA Netball Competition

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 CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY, Tuesday, July 20, 2010: Pitons1 picked up a pair of wins on the weekend to move into joint first place with Upsetters1 atop the senior division, as the LIME sponsored Caribbean American Netball Association (CANA) summer league continued at the Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn.

 With contenders Upsetters1 enjoying the weekend off, challengers Pitons1 made up considerable ground against Flying Target, scoring a close 43-37 win on Saturday evening. Meeting again in Sunday’s night-cap, Pitons1 kept their opponents grounded for most of the match, to come away with a 45-31 win margin.

 One level down, Upsetters2 assumed sole leadership of the division (A2) with 31 points from 6 wins and a loss (6-1), beating Untouchables1, 40-33 on Sunday. Pitons2 defeated Volcanies3, 43-22 on the same schedule for second place on 25 points. They are unbeaten in five matches (5-0) since the season opened on June 5. Crusaders2 which defeated Antillians 39-31 on Saturday, are in the third spot with 21 points four points ahead of Volcanoes3, Senators1 and Typhoon1.

 Facing what would have been their first defeat of the season, Senators2 held on for a nervous, high spirited, two points win (34-32) against Islanders2, to remain in the top spot in the Intermediate division on 20 points.

 In one other match in the Intermediate division, Typhoon2 using a full court press and steady shooting , handed Pitons3 their first loss of the season, 32-29. Romula Abbott (GS) and Trisha Evans (GD), kept Pitons3 in the game but the difference maker was Kursel Lewis, playing at center for Typhoon2, third in the division on 12 points, Pitons3 picked up a point from the loss and are in the second spot on 16 points.

 In the Juniors, Sharecroppers maintained their perfect record (3-0), and top ranking, getting by Islanders3 18-15 in a squeaker. Sunsplash3 registered their first win of the season with a 15-8 margin over Senators3. Tied a 4-4 at the halftime break, GS Shivanna Brown  gave her team breathing room with her shoot touch from under the basket. Center Akalia Tomlinson had a good game for Senators3, still searching for their first win.

 The Scorecard:

Juniors: Sharecroppers/Islanders3, 18/15; Sunsplash3/Senators3, 15/8.

Intermediate: Pitons3/Typhoon2, 29/32;  Islanders2/Senators2, 32/34.

SeniorsA2: antillian/Crusaders2, 31/39; Pitons2/Volcanoes3, 43/22; Sunsplash1/Senators1, 26/28; Untouchables1/Upsetters2, 33/40.

Seniors: Pitons1/Flying Targets, 43/37; Volcanoes2/Upsetters1, 34/30; Pitons1/Flying Targets, 45/31.

 Another 18 matches will be played this coming weekend (July 24, 25), with the first match on both days tipping off at 4 p.m.

 LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years. LIME is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.

LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board–full stop. LIME–for living every day.

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HOLDING COURT:  A Pitons3 player (left, airborne) won the ball as a teammate (center) watches, but Typhoon (right), won the battle of the two Intermediate division rivals during Saturday’s (July 17) match in the LIME/CANA summer tournament in Brooklyn. Typhoon won 32/29 over Pitons3.

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Upsetters, Volcanoes In Close Race For LIME Netball Honors

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CaribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY., Tuesday, July 6, 2010: The LIME (Cable & Wireless) sponsored Caribbean American Netball Association, (CANA), 2010 summer league continues at the Lincoln Terrace Park (East New York & Buffalo Avenues), Brooklyn, NY, on Saturday and Sunday, July 10th and 11th.

 The two day, weekend schedule of fifteen matches will see teams in the hunt for vital points and a chance to boost their division standings.  This coming weekend schedule covers rounds 7 and 8 of the regular season and will be an important marker, following last weekend’s one day break to facilitate the Sunday, July 4th Independence holiday.

 With six matches making up last Saturday’s round six schedule, former league, state and national champions Upsetters scored two impressive wins in the senior division to stay in touch with Volcanoes in the race for top honors.

 With the pivotal height advantage in their favor, Volcanoes’ second team used quick, accurate passing and shooting to separate themselves from Crusaders first team. A five points difference, (36-31), separated the teams at the end of a contest that was even too hot for the umpires to handle.

 Pitons2 were 35-29 winners over Typhoons1 and Volcanoes’ third team were 25-20 winners over Untouchables in another senior division match, but the fireworks were on court 2 where Upsetters had to pull out all the tricks in the playbook in grounding rivals Flying Targets, for a final 45-37 score.

 With both teams parading national talent, there were no easy goals or points. Upsetters held a one point lead, 10-9, at the quarter, a 3 points lead, 22-19, at the half and a six points margin, 32-26, after 3 quarters.

 In one other senior division match, Upsetters2 defeated United1 32-26. In the intermediate division, United2 won a face-saver 27-25 over Typhoon2 in a game marked by poor shooting under the basket.

 This is the 13th season for the CANA summer league and the first for LIME as sponsors. Tip off for Saturday’s schedule of matches is at 4 p.m.

ABOUT LIME

LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years. LIME is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.

LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board–full stop. LIME–for living every day.

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LIME/CANA NETBALLERS GO TO COURT ON SATURDAY TO CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE

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aribPR Wire, BROOKLYN, NY.  June 30, 2010:  The 13th season of the LIME/Caribbean American Netball Association, (CANA), will continue at the Lincoln Terrace Park courts (East New York/Buffalo Avenues), Brooklyn on Saturday, July 3, 2010. Five matches in three divisions are on the schedule with tip-off time set for 4 p.m.

 There will be no games on Sunday, in observance of the Fourth of July Independence Holiday celebrations.

 Last weekend, it was time for top clubs, Upsetters, Crusaders and Pitons to shine.

 On Saturday, former champions Upsetters seniors held off bitter rivals Crusaders 30-28, in what may be a precursor to the mid August league championship showdown. Ninety minutes earlier, Upsetters’ second team left no questions which is the better outfit, finishing with a 20 point (53-33), run away victory margin over Antillians.

 Senators’ second team defeated United2 34-27 and Pitons3 came away 33-20 winners over Volcanoes in the intermediate division. In Saturday’s only junior division meeting, Typhoon recovered from a three goal, third quarter deficit for a 7-7 tie against Sunsplash. Latoya Jaipaul (Sunsplash) was outstanding at goal shoot (GS), while Jorine Bynum and Chelsea McFarlane were outstanding at defense for Typhoon.

 Sunday’s highlights belonged to the trio of Crusaders, Upsetters and Pitons. With a colorful crowd forming the perfect backdrop, Crusaders managed a one goal (39-38) advantage in the night cap against Flying Targets. The stage was set earlier when Sunsplash seniors defeated Volcanoes 33-25 and before that, Upsetters seniors and Pitons playing to a memorable 33-33 tie.

 Other winners on Sunday’s full schedule were; Junior division, Volcanoes4 over Islanders3 14-10, and Sharecroppers besting Senators3, 13-6. Intermediate division, Crusaders3 defeating Typhoon2, 25-20 and Sunsplash playing a better brand of n-ball for a 37-23 win over Islanders. In two other senior division matches, Senators were no match for Typhoons, going down 19-26, while Pitons2 were 10 goals/points better (43-33) than Crusaders2.

 The 2010 netball season which runs through the summer, is being sponsored by LIME, formerly Cable & Wireless, the regional telecommunications conglomerate. The partnership is already paying off for the players, who belatedly, were presented with their awards for last season, during opening day ceremonies and festivities on June 5.

 Thirty-two teams drawn in four divisions and representing 16 clubs, are contesting the league championship which will be decided in mid-August.

 All sixteen clubs will be in action next weekend when the season reaches it half way mark.

LIME, (formerly Cable & Wireless), is the Caribbean’s leading telecommunications company. LIME has kept the people of the Caribbean connected for more than 100 years. LIME is focused on providing products and services that improve the lives of Caribbean people every day whether they live in the region or are part of the Diaspora.

LIME’s aim is to deliver the best communication services at the best value across the board–full stop. LIME–for living every day

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Little Keanna Williams (center), of Typhoon Netball Club, gets a leg up on the competition during a junior division match with Sunsplash NC in the LIME/CANA Summer League at the Lincoln Terrace Park, Brooklyn, on Saturday, June 26. The match ended in a 7-7 tie.

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