The 2018 edition of the Guyana Softball Cup will bowl off on October 26th and will run for two days across various grounds in and around Georgetown.
The tournament, dubbed “Guyana Softball Cup 8”, is being run by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA). It is anticipated to be the largest ever with over 30 teams participating, of which over a dozen are expected to register from North America.
The tournament, for the first time, will include a 50-over category. This adds to the regular open, female and masters categories. All four finals are set to be played at the famous Demerara Cricket Club (DCC) ground in Queenstown, Georgetown on Sunday, October 28th starting at 10am.
Floodlights Masters and Speed Boat will defend their titles in the Masters and Open category respectively. Karibee Strykers are the defending champion in the female category.
Major sponsorship has been secured, with ‘rice giant’ Nand Persaud and Company Ltd of No 36 Village, Corentyne, taking the lead in providing sponsorship for the highly anticipated event.
In presenting the cheque, Mohindra Persaud, CEO, said that he is happy to be associated with the tournament and wished it well.
The GFSCA indicated that there are significant cash incentives and trophies up for grabs, which includes attractive gates prizes along with beyond the boundary entertainment. The GFSCA also reminded that their BBQ and cricket tournament fundraiser is set for October 7 from 10am at the DCC ground. Teams will be competing for cash and trophies. The Association encouraged fans to come out and support this event.