Caribbean Youth Championship

Historical information is sporadic, and the tournaments below by no means comprise a complete list. Further contributions are welcome.






Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament

For players aged 19 and below. The tournament was open only to the 8 competing nations, and was not therefore a complete "Caribbean Championship". From 1979 onwards it seems to have expanded into (or been absorbed by) the C.F.U. juvenile tournament.

Palmares
Ed. Year  Winner
 1  1974  St Lucia
 2  1975  Barbados
 3  1976  Antigua & Barbuda
 4  1977  Antigua & Barbuda
 5  1978  Dominica

Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament 1974

Quarterfinals
11- 8-74 Montserrat        0-10 Dominica           [at Plymouth]
           [Roy Murphy x4, Jeffrey Lawrence x4, Cecil Elwin, Gregory Robin]
11- 8-74 Barbados          1-0  Antigua & Barbuda
           [Elson Seale]
11- 8-74 St Lucia          1-0  Grenada
           [Joachim]
11- 8-74 St Vincent & G.   5-3  St Kitts & Nevis
           [Phillip Baptiste, Marcus Young, Keith Bonadie x2, Pete Morris / Eustace, Caines x2 (1 pen)]

Semifinals
18- 8-74 Dominica          5-3  Barbados           [at Roseau] [AET]
           [Algernon Lawrence x2, Cecil Elwin, Jeffrey Lawrence, OG / Alkins, Seale x2]
18- 8-74 St Lucia          2-1  St Vincent & G.    [at Castries]

Final
25- 8-74 St Lucia          3-2  Dominica           [at Castries] [AET]
           [? / Jeffrey Lawrence, Roy Murphy pen]


Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament 1975

Quarterfinals
10- 8-75 Dominica         10-0  Montserrat         [at Roseau]
10- 8-75 St Vincent & G.   3-4  Grenada            [in St Vincent]
10- 8-75 St Kitts & Nevis  1-3  Antigua & Barbuda  [in St Kitts]
10- 8-75 St Lucia          0-2  Barbados           [at Castries]

Semifinals
17- 8-75 Dominica          0-1  Barbados           [at Roseau]
17- 8-75 Antigua & Barbuda  bt  Grenada            [at St John's]

Final
24- 8-75 Barbados          1-0  Antigua & Barbuda  [at Bridgetown]
           [Peter Atkins 69']


Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament 1976

Winner: Antigua & Barbuda


Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament 1977

Quarterfinals
14- 8-77 Dominica          7-1  St Kitts & Nevis   [at Roseau]
           [Thomas Kentish x3, Ralph Richards x2, Hypolite x2 / Tavernier]
14- 8-77 St Vincent & G.    bt  ?
18- 8-77 Antigua & Barbuda  bt  Montserrat         [at St John's]
           [postponed from 14- 8-77 because the pitch was unplayable after the carnival]

Semifinals
21- 8-77 St Vincent & G.    lt  Dominica           [in St Vincent]
21- 8-77 Antigua & Barbuda  bt  ?

Final
28- 8-77 Dominica          0-0  Antigua & Barbuda  [at Roseau]  [1-4 pen, AET]


Cable & Wireless Caribbean Youth Tournament 1978

Quarterfinals
 6- 8-78 St Lucia           bt  Barbados           [at Castries]
 6- 8-78 Montserrat        0-3  Dominica           [at Plymouth]
 6- 8-78 Grenada            lt  St Vincent & G.    [in Grenada]
 6- 8-78 St Kitts & Nevis  2-0  Antigua & Barbuda  [at Basseterre]

Semifinals
13- 8-78 St Vincent & G.    bt  St Kitts & Nevis
14- 8-78 St Lucia          0-1  Dominica           [at Castries]
           [Note: abandoned by the referee John Chandler (Barbados) after spectators entered the field to protest the Dominica goal]

Final
20- 8-78 St Vincent & G.   1-2  Dominica           [in St Vincent]


C.F.U. Juvenile/Youth (Under-18) Championship

Palmares
Ed. Year  Winner             Host
 1  1979  Martinique         Guadeloupe
 2  1980  Martinique         Martinique
 3  1982  Martinique         Jamaica
 4  1984  Trinidad & Tobago  Suriname

It is unclear whether any other editions were held. From the 1990s onwards there have been Caribbean qualifying rounds for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship (and/or the CONCACAF qualifying zone for the World Youth Cup), but not all of these have been Caribbean championships per se.






C.F.U. Juvenile/Youth tournament 1979

First edition.

Qualifying (incomplete information)

Guadeloupe qualified as host.

Preliminary Round

 8- 7-79 Jamaica           w/o  Haiti                [Haiti withdrew]
29- 7-79 Haiti             o/w  Jamaica

  - 7-79 Puerto Rico       4-2  Grenada              [also reported as 2-1]
 1- 8-79 Grenada           4-1  Puerto Rico

  - 7-79 Guyana             -   Trinidad & Tobago
23- 7-79 Trinidad & Tobago 3-1  Guyana

20- 7-79 St Kitts & Nevis  1-3  St Lucia
28- 7-79 St Lucia           -   St Kitts & Nevis

15- 7-79 St Vincent & G.   0-2  Dominica
29- 7-79 Dominica          w/o  St Vincent & G.


Round 1

  -  -79 Antigua & Barbuda  -   Cuba
Antigua & Barbuda won, or Cuba withdrew.

 5- 8-79 Grenada           2-1  Jamaica
12- 8-79 Jamaica           2-0  Grenada
           [Winston Mamby 51', Wayne Lawson 84']

21- 7-79 French Guiana     1-2  Suriname             [also reported 2-1]
28- 7-79 Suriname          2-0  French Guiana        [HT 0-0]
           [Simons pen, Ramgoelan]

  - 8-79 Trinidad & Tobago  bt  Barbados

  - 8-79 Martinique         bt  Montserrat

 5- 8-79 Dominica           -   St Lucia
12- 8-79 St Lucia           -   Dominica
 St Lucia was awarded a walkover after an incredible display of disorganization by the C.F.U., summarized as follows:
 On 2nd August the C.F.U. secretary Austin 'Jack' Warner cabled the Dominica F.A. to say that St Lucia was unable to play,
 and that Dominica had been awarded a walkover and would next play the winners of Martinique vs Montserrat.
 On 3rd August the St Lucia team landed in Dominica after having been advised not to do so by the D.F.A., which had
 cancelled all arrangements on Jack Warner's advice.  On 4th August, Jack Warner sent another cable saying that Dominica
 should prepare to play in St Lucia on the 12th August.  On 6th August, Jack Warner cabled again to say that Dominica would
 instead play Martinique on the 12th and 19th August, as Montserrat had forfeited (though later it was announced that
 Montserrat would play after all). On 9th August, Jack Warner cabled yet again to say that Dominica should proceed to 
 St Lucia to play on the 12th August, and St Lucia would play the return in Dominica on the 19th August.
 Frustrated and confused by all of these contradictory instructions, Dominica did not send a team to St Lucia and 
 consequently the C.F.U. awarded the walkover to St Lucia.


Round 2

19- 8-79 Antigua & Barbuda 0-1  Jamaica
           [Wayne Lawson 18']
26- 8-79 Jamaica           w/o  Antigua & Barbuda    [Antigua & Barbuda forfeited]

18- 8-79 Suriname          1-1  Trinidad & Tobago
           [Simons pen 59' / Eddy Keith 19']
31- 8-79 Trinidad & Tobago lt   Suriname

  - 9-79 St Lucia          1-1  Martinique
  -  -79 Martinique        2-0  St Lucia


Final round (at Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe)

Played 22-30th December.  Originally scheduled for 16-23rd September but postponed due to Hurricane David.

  -12-79 Guadeloupe        1-0  Jamaica
  -12-79 Martinique        2-1  Suriname     [also reported as 2-0]
  -12-79 Martinique        0-0  Guadeloupe
  -12-79 Suriname          bt   Jamaica
  -12-79 Martinique        1-0  Jamaica
  -12-79 Guadeloupe        0-0  Suriname

 1.Martinique         3  2  1  0  3- 1  5
 2.Guadeloupe         3  1  2  0  1- 0  4
 3.Suriname           3  1  1  1  1- 2  3 [*]
 4.Jamaica            3  0  0  3  0- 2  0 [*]

[*] missing goals Suriname vs Jamaica


C.F.U. Juvenile/Youth tournament 1980

Second edition. Open to players under 19 years old.


Qualifying (incomplete information)

Jamaica qualified as host (although later the hosting was switched to Martinique).
Martinique qualified as holder.


Round 1

20- 4-80 Barbados          0-5  Trinidad & Tobago  [at Bridgetown]
           [Nigel Clarke 20' 49', Ellery Joyeau 73' 75', Brian Haynes]
27- 4-80 Trinidad & Tobago  -   Barbados


Round 2

 1- 6-80 Puerto Rico        -   St Lucia
22- 6-80 St Lucia           -   Puerto Rico

 8- 6-80 Trinidad & Tobago  -   St Vincent & G.
22- 6-80 St Vincent & G.    -   Trinidad & Tobago

Guadeloupe, Suriname, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad & Tobago qualified.


Final round (in Martinique)

The final round was originally to be held in Jamaica from 21-31st August but in mid-August
the Jamaica F.F. announced a postponement to December, citing lack of sponsors and complications
resulting from Hurricane Allen.  In October, following political unrest in Jamaica, the C.F.U.
announced that the event would be switched to Martinique from 18-25th December.

Results unknown.
Champion: Martinique.


C.F.U. Juvenile/Youth tournament 1982

Third edition.  All players to be aged 18 or under on 31st July 1982.


Qualifying round (incomplete information)

Martinique qualified as holders.
The final round was originally to be held in Trinidad but was switched to Jamaica after CONCACAF
announced (on 27th March) that the CONCACAF world youth cup qualifiers would be moved from 
Guatemala in November to Trinidad in August (due to unrest in Guatemala).

28- 3-82 Jamaica           n/p  Guadeloupe         [at Kingston]
  - 4-82 Guadeloupe        n/p  Jamaica
Not played, as Jamaica was designated as the new host of the final round and thus qualified directly.
Guadeloupe also qualified, but it is unclear whether it had to play any other opponent to do so.

28- 3-82 Barbados          2-1  Dominica           [at Bridgetown]
           [Barry Richards 26', Derek Hurley 83' / Desmond Challenger 13']
  - 4-82 Dominica           -   Barbados           
Second leg score unknown. Perhaps not played. It appears that the winning team later withdrew, since
neither team qualified for the finals.

21- 5-82 St Lucia          1-3  Trinidad & Tobago  [at Castries]
26- 6-82 Trinidad & Tobago 4-0  St Lucia           [at San Fernando]
           [Anton Corneal x2, Wendell Moores x2]
Trinidad & Tobago qualified.


Final round (at Kingston, Jamaica)

Postponed from July due to a polio outbreak.

12-12-82 Guadeloupe        2-1  Jamaica
            [Pierre Jean 19', Bruno 73' / Peter Cargill 14']   
12-12-82 Martinique        2-0  Trinidad & Tobago
            [Richard Dijon 17' 72']
14-12-82 Jamaica           1-1  Martinique
           [Leroy Barclay 2' pen / Patrice Rogatien 30']
14-12-82 Guadeloupe        2-2  Trinidad & Tobago
16-12-82 Martinique        0-0  Guadeloupe 
16-12-82 Jamaica            -   Trinidad & Tobago      [score not found]

 1.Martinique         3  1  2  0  3- 1  4
 2.Guadeloupe         3  1  2  0  4- 3  4
 3.Jamaica            2  0  1  1  2- 3  1
 4.Trinidad & Tobago  2  0  1  1  2- 4  1


C.F.U. Juvenile/Youth tournament 1984

Fourth edition.


Qualifying (incomplete information)

Suriname qualified as host.
Martinique qualified as holder.


Round 1

15- 4-84 Guyana              1-3  Trinidad & Tobago  [at Georgetown]
           [Sean William / Dexter Sandy 1', ?]
29- 4-84 Trinidad & Tobago    -   Guyana

15- 4-84 St Vincent & G.     1-2  Barbados           [at Kingstown]
           [Terry Henville 23' / Irving Scantlebury 49', Stephen Graham 68']
29- 4-84 Barbados             -   St Vincent & G.

22- 4-84 Antigua & Barbuda   2-2  St Lucia           [at St John's]
           [Cuthbert Simmons 2', ? / ?]
  -  -84 St Lucia            bt   Antigua & Barbuda

  - 4-84 Guadeloupe           -   French Guiana


Round 2

17- 5-84 Barbados            2-0  St Lucia           [at Bridgetown]
           [Colin Harewood 7' pen, Radcliffe Small 66']
27- 5-84 St Lucia            1-1  Barbados           [at Castries]

  - 5-84 Jamaica              -   [Guadeloupe or French Guiana]


Round 3

  -  -84 Trinidad & Tobago    -   Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago qualified.

Haiti also qualified.


Final round (at Paramaribo, Suriname)

  - 7-84 Suriname             lt  Martinique
  - 7-84 Haiti                bt  Trinidad & Tobago
  - 7-84 Martinique          0-1  Trinidad & Tobago
  - 7-84 Haiti                -   Suriname
19- 7-84 Martinique          2-0  Haiti
19- 7-84 Suriname            1-4  Trinidad & Tobago

 1.Trinidad & Tobago  3  2  0  1   -    4
 2.Martinique         3  2  0  1   -    4
 3.Haiti              2  1  0  1   -    2
 4.Suriname           2  0  0  2   -    0

Trinidad & Tobago placed first on goal difference.


C.F.U. Under-17 Championship

Palmares
Year  Winner             Host
2000  Haiti              Haiti

There was also a Caribbean Under-17 tournament in mid-1994, probably as qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-17 Championship. Similar qualifying rounds were also held in other years.






C.F.U. Under-16 Championship

Palmares
Year  Winner             Host
1988                     Cayman Islands
1990                     Jamaica





C.F.U. Under-16 Championship 1988

Beginning Sunday 24th July 1988.

Participants: Cayman Islands (hosts), Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago.

No results available.


C.F.U. Under-16 Championship 1990

Reportedly held in Jamaica in mid-August.


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