The Leeward Islands Football Association (LIFA) was formed in 1949.
Any additional information is most welcome.
Nevis enter as separate participants since 1974; it is not always clear whether Antigua includes Barbuda or not.
Year Winners Runners-Up Venue (if known) 1949 Antigua Antigua 1950 Saint Kitts and Nevis Antigua Saint Kitts 1951 Saint Kitts and Nevis Montserrat 1952 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1953 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1954 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1955 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1956 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1957 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1958 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1959 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1974 not known 1979 not known Nevis 1985 Saint Kitts 1-0 Antigua Antigua 1986 Br. Virgin Islands Antigua Montserrat 1994 Antigua Sint Maarten 1995 Saint Kitts Antigua 1996 Saint Kitts Antigua Antigua 1997 Saint Kitts 2-0 Antigua Saint Kitts 1998 Saint Kitts 3-1 Antigua Sint Maarten 1999 Saint Kitts 3-2 Antigua Antigua 2000 not held (change of dates) 2001 Saint Kitts 2-0 Antigua Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands 2002 Saint Kitts 2-1 Antigua Antigua NB: British Virgin Islands only won in 1986.
NB: first edition; held 24-27 January in Antigua Participants: Antigua, Montserrat, Saint Kitts Known result 26- 1 Antigua 4-2 Montserrat or Saint Kitts NB: judging from the format of the 1950 and 1951 editions, it seems likely Montserrat and Saint Kitts (the two visiting teams) met on 24 Jan and Antigua played the last match on 27 Jan Winners: Antigua
NB: second edition; held 1-4 Feb in Basseterre (Saint Kitts) 19-10 Saint Thomas 2-1 Montserrat 1- 2 Antigua 2-0 Montserrat [HT 1-0] 3- 2 Saint Kitts 1-1 Antigua [after 15 minutes extra time, both teams [0-1 Ralph Camacho, 1-1 Stanley Brown] agreed to a draw] 4- 2 Saint Kitts 3-1 Montserrat 1.Saint Kitts 2 1 1 0 4- 2 3 2.Antigua 2 1 1 0 3- 1 3 3.Montserrat 2 0 0 2 1- 5 0 NB: tie-breaker was total goals scored (not goal average)
NB: thid edition; held February in Montserrat Participants: Antigua, Montserrat, Saint Kitts Known result 19- 2 Antigua 4-3 Saint Kitts NB: given that Saint Kitts reportedly won the tournament, Montserrat must have beaten Antigua (on 21 Feb?) and lost to Saint Kitts (on 22 Feb), with the winners decided by total goals scored (or goal averega)
Nevis entered for the first time and reached the semifinals.
Nevis defeated St.Kitts for the first time ever, in a match played at Grove Park, Charlestown
Final - Saint Kitts 1-0 Antigua NB: Saint Kitts went on to win the 'OECS Tournament' against Dominica, winning 2-1 at home and 1-0 away for a 3-1 aggregate victory.
Final Antigua bt Sint Maarten [asdet]
Qualifying Round 1 19-10 Saint Thomas 2-1 Montserrat [scorers unknown; Webb] 20-10 Montserrat 1-3 Saint Thomas [at Saint Thomas] [Morris; scorers unknown] Final Tournament (at Antigua) winners: Saint Christopher
Saint Christopher qualified as holders and hosts Qualifying Round 1 Antigua 2-0 British Virgin Islands British Virgin Isl. 1-3 Antigua Semifinals 15-11 Antigua 5-1 Sint Maarten -11 Saint Christopher 6-1 Nevis Final 16-11 Saint Christopher 2-0 Antigua
Saint Christopher qualified as holders; Sint Maarten as hosts Qualifying Round 1 Saint Thomas w/o Anguilla [withdrew] Saint Croix unk US Virgin Islands 25-10 Montserrat w/o Nevis [did not show] Qualifying Round 2 Antigua bt Saint Croix or US Virgin Islands 7-11 Montserrat unk Saint Thomas [at Antigua] Final Tournament (at Sint Maarten) Semifinals 5-12 Sint Maarten 0-2 Antigua 5-12 Saint Christopher bt Montserrat or Saint Thomas Final 6-12 Saint Christopher 3-1 Antigua
Saint Christopher qualified as holders; Antigua as hosts Qualifying Round only one result known -11 Nevis 2-2 British Virgin Islands -11 British Virgin Isl. 2-0 Nevis Final Tournament (at Antigua) Semifinals 13-11 Saint Christopher 6-1 Saint Croix 13-11 Antigua 5-1 British Virgin Islands [White (2), V.Edwards, Perriera, Anthony; scorer unknown] Third Place Match 14-11 Saint Croix 3-2 British Virgin Islands Final 14-11 Saint Christopher 3-2 Antigua [scorers unknown; D.Edwards (2)]
Saint Christopher qualified as holders; Saint Thomas as hosts (?) Qualifying Round 1 (in 2000) 28-10 British Virgin Isl. unk Anguilla 4-11 Anguilla unk British Virgin Islands Sint Maarten lt Antigua Qualifying Round 2 (in 2000) Antigua bt [?] [1st leg scheduled for 11-11] Final Tournament (at Saint Thomas) Semifinals 20- 1 Saint Christopher 3-0 Saint Croix 20- 1 Saint Thomas lt Antigua Final 21- 1 Saint Christopher 2-0 Antigua
Saint Christopher qualified as holders; Antigua as hosts (?) Qualifying Sint Maarten lt Saint Martin Tortola qualified in Virgin Islands Championship 2001 Final Tournament (at St. John's, Antigua) Semifinals 25- 1 Antigua/Barbuda 3-2 Tortola [Dublin (Antigua/Barbuda) sent off] 25- 1 Saint Christopher 3-0 (Fr.) Saint Martin Third Place Match 26- 1 (Fr.) Saint Martin 1-0 Tortola [Hodge 36] Final 26- 1 Saint Christopher 2-1 Antigua/Barbuda [Issac 56, 90; Watts 90] NB: other sources give Saint Kitts/Nevis rather than Saint Kitts (Christopher) as participants
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