2008 Trinidad and Tobago Pro Bowl
|Country||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Defending champions||W Connection (4)|
|Goals scored||20 (2.22 per match)|
|Top goal scorer(s)||Oscar Torijano (2 goals)|
The 2008 Trinidad and Tobago Pro Bowl was the fifth season of the Courts Pro Bowl, which is a knockout tournament competition for teams in the TT Pro League. W Connection entered as the tournament's defending champion. The tournament commenced on 6 May, with 10 teams competing in single elimination matches and concluded on 23 May, with Caledonia AIA defeating Defence Force 2–0 to claim the title.
Every club from the TT Pro League automatically qualified for the competition. Seeding was determined by the league standings following the fourth match day of the 2008 season. Teams ranked seventh to tenth were placed directly into the qualifying round which determined the seventh and eight spots in the quarterfinals.
The schedule for the 2008 Courts Pro Bowl, as announced by the TT Pro League:
|Round||Date||Matches||Clubs||New entries this round|
|Qualifying round||6 May 2008||2||10 → 8||4: 7th–10th|
|Quarterfinals||9 May 2008||4||8 → 4||6: 1st–6th|
|Semifinals||16 May 2008||2||4 → 2|
|Final||23 May 2008||1||2 → 1|
6 May 2008
9 May 2008
16 May 2008
23 May 2008
|7||St. Ann's Rangers||3|
|10||Tobago United||1||1||Caledonia AIA||3|
|7||St. Ann's Rangers||1|
|1||Caledonia AIA||0 (4)|
|4||United Petrotrin||0 (2)|
|3||San Juan Jabloteh||1 (4)|
|6||Defence Force||1 (5)|
|8||North East Stars||1||8||North East Stars||0|
All matches were played for 90 minutes duration, at the end of which if the match was still tied, penalty-kicks were used to determine the match winner.
|6 May 2008||St. Ann's Rangers||3–1||Tobago United||Malabar, Trinidad|
|17:00 (UTC-4)||Thomas 8'
|Report||Hercules 35'||Stadium: Larry Gomes Stadium
|6 May 2008||North East Stars||1–0||Ma Pau||Malabar, Trinidad|
|19:00 (UTC-4)||Wolfe 65'||Report||Stadium: Larry Gomes Stadium
Caledonia AIA and W Connection met little resistance from St. Ann's Rangers and North East Stars respectively. However, Defence Force upset San Juan Jabloteh 5–4 on penalties after the match ended 1–1 in regulation. United Petrotrin advanced to the semifinals after they beat Joe Public with the lone goal from Beville Joseph.
|13 May 2008||Caledonia AIA||3–1||St. Ann's Rangers||Malabar, Trinidad|
|18:00 (UTC-4)||Theobald 8'
|Report||Edwards 48'||Stadium: Larry Gomes Stadium
|9 May 2008||United Petrotrin||1–0||Joe Public||Marabella, Trinidad|
|20:00 (UTC-4)||Joseph 50'||Report||Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
|13 May 2008||San Juan Jabloteh||1–1
|Defence Force||Malabar, Trinidad|
|20:00 (UTC-4)||Byers 46'||Report||Jorsling 90+3'||Stadium: Larry Gomes Stadium
|9 May 2008||W Connection||4–0||North East Stars||Marabella, Trinidad|
|18:00 (UTC-4)||Leon 18'
Velasco-Torijano 42', 68'
|Report||Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
|16 May 2008||Caledonia AIA||0–0
|United Petrotrin||Marabella, Trinidad|
|20:30 (UTC-4)||Report||Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
|16 May 2008||W Connection||0–2||Defence Force||Marabella, Trinidad|
|18:00 (UTC-4)||Report||Edwards 33'
|Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
In the final on 23 May, Caledonia AIA claimed the title over Defence Force following a quick goal from Kendall Velox in the 6th minute and an own goal by Corey Rivers a minute before half-time. Using a double in W Connection's win over North East Stars, Oscar Velasco-Torijano was the tournament's leading goal scorer.
|23 May 2008||Defence Force||0–2||Caledonia AIA||Marabella, Trinidad|
|19:00 (UTC-4)||Report||Velox 6'
Rivers 44' (o.g.)
|Stadium: Manny Ramjohn Stadium