2007 cycling programme at National Park speeds off Saturday

The heat will be on at the National Park Circuit on Saturday when national cycling coach Hassan Mohamed in collaboration with the Ricks and Saric Argo Industries Ltd commence their annual cycling programme for 2007 from 09:00 hrs.

Trinidad horses due for Rising Sun Turf Club meet

Seven exciting horse races are billed for this Sunday at the Rising Sun Turf Club ground, West Berbice, when that body stages its first race meet for the year, co-ordinator Fazal Habibulla says.

Anandjit returned as President

President Davteerth Anandjit was unanimously re-elected at the Demerara Cricket Umpires and Scores Association (DCU&SA) Annual General Meeting held at the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union hall on Sunday.

Fruta Conquerors AGM billed for Sunday

The Fruta Conquerors Football Club (FCFC) will be holding their Annual General Meeting and elections this Sunday from 10:00 hrs at the Ruimveldt Lions Club at Blue Mountain Road, Festival City.

Staglon misses the cut

Four Guyanese have been included in the West Indies 12-member rugby team that will contest the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Series tournament billed for San Diego, California, February 10 and 11.

Selection quandary

THE narrow defeat in Sunday’s run-fest in the first of their Pepsi Cup series of four ODIs against India has left the West Indies in a quandary over selection.

GCB executive returned en bloc

The entire Guyana Cricket Board Executive was returned en bloc at the board’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Georgetown Cricket Club yesterday.

Chanderpaul just fails to pull off miracle win

Shivnarine Chanderpaul fashioned an innings of quite exceptional quality in this central Indian city yesterday but it was not enough to prevent defeat for the West Indies by 14 runs in the first of their four ODIs against India in the Pepsi Cup series.

RHT-FM U-15 team gain tense victory

The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes (RHT-FM) under-15 team was led to a tense victory over Port Mourant through an exciting unbroken eight wicket partnership worth 18 runs between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall off 23 balls on Sunday at the area “H” ground.

Troy Jeffrey Memorial cricket/football

The Gunners Sports Club defeated the Ravens by two wickets in the third annual Troy Jeffery Memorial 30-over cricket match played last Sunday while the Henrietta United juniors beat the seniors in the football match.

Volunteer programme going well

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony yesterday said government is pleased with the results of the volunteer programme, speaking during the third press briefing hosted at the office of the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

VAT means rise in cost of sports gear/equipment

Managing Director of Woodpecker Products, Trophies and Sports, Luana Fernandes said that before the implementation of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on January 1 this year, all sports items were subject to a 10 percent duty tax but no consumption tax.

MYO DOCOL 15-over softball competition

Azad Azeez blasted five fours and three sixes scoring a blistering 56 to lead Rocky XI to a convincing 75 run defeat of Stewartville in the Muslim Youth Organization/DOCOL 15-over softball competition in West Demerara.

New track and field club on the horizon

A new track and field club comprising some of the top sprinters, middle distance and distance athletes in Guyana is expected to take the country by storm soon.

ECC striving to maintain CWC practice venue

President of the club, Devin Munroe told Stabroek Sport in an interview on Wednesday that the club is using whatever “little” resources are available to develop the venue while the Local Organising Committee (LOC) is to come forward with assistance.

Darts tourney set for tomorrow at GMRSC

The Guyana Darts Association (GDA) will host its first darts tournament for 2007 tomorrow at the Guyana Motor Racing Sports Club, (GMRSC) Woolford Avenue.

RHT-FM U-15 team gain tense victory

The Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes (RHT-FM) under-15 team was led to a tense victory over Port Mourant through an exciting unbroken eight wicket partnership worth 18 runs between Rohan Sookram and Surendra Kissoonlall off 23 balls on Sunday at the area “H” ground.

Keith Smith tipped as AAG junior vice-president

The Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG) has tipped President’s College Physical Education teacher and International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) level one coach, Keith Smith, as the likely replacement for the late Ken Elexey.

World Sevens Series in San Diego

National rugby football coach, Sherlock Solomon is optimistic about the chances of the five local players in West Indies 16-man squad making the final 12 that will compete in the USA World Sevens tournament next month.

Must win

The `Golden Jaguars’ find themselves in a must-win situation today when they come up against Cuba in a fixture of the 2006/7 Digicel Caribbean Cup Football Tournament at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago.

GASA swimming instructors course Feb. 17 and 18

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association’s (GASA) swimming instructors course, carried in Stabroek Sport as beginning today, will be held on February 17 and 18 as a precursor to an International Swimming Association (FINA) coaching clinic.

What the volunteers say …

Minister responsible for Sport and chairman of the Local Organising Committee Dr. Frank Anthony has said that volunteers are necessary for the hosting of mega events.

East Coast Umpires Association elects new executives

Davertate Anandjit was re-elected president of the East Coast Umpires Association (ECUA) which held its annual general meeting and elections Sunday at the Lusignan Community Centre ground.

EBFA short-lists 22 for Guyflag tournament

The East Bank Football Association (EBFA) has short-listed a 22-member senior squad to train for the GFF Guyflag senior Inter Association Football Tourna-ment which kicks off on February 3 in Essequibo.

Guyana on brink of semi-final spot

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jan 16, CMC – Nigel Codrington hit a hattrick to spur Guyana to a 4-3 win over Guadeloupe and put them on the brink of a semifinal spot in the Digicel Caribbean Cup last night.

World Sevens Series in San Diego

By Edison JeffordFormer captain of the Guyana senior rugby team, Theodore Henry and Claudius Butts assured their local counterparts yesterday that the five Guyanese in the West Indies’ Rugby 16-man squad will make the final 12 for the San Diego tour.

No decision in Guyana/Trinidad encounter

POINTE-A-PIERRE, Trinidad – Kieron Pollard brightened up another dull day at Guaracara Park yesterday, when he slammed a whirlwind half-century as the second round Carib Beer Series match between Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana finished in a predictable no-decision.

Digicel Caribbean Cup Tournament

Technical Director of the national football team Trinidadian Jamal Shabazz has taken full responsibility for Guyana’s 0-2 loss to St.

GASA names national age group champs

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) yesterday announced the national age group champion swimmers based on performances at GASA National Swimming Championships last year.

Americans defeat Enmore

The American Society of Cricket (ACS) team of New York, United States of America continued their annual tour of Guyana with a win over Enmore at the Malteenoes Sports Club ground yesterday.

Secondary Schools’ TT coaching programme starts today

The Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) in collaboration with the National Sports Commission and the Ministry of Education will conduct a “Beginners Table Tennis Coaching Programme for Secondary School Students” beginning today.

Swimming Instructors course starts Wednesday

The Guyana Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) will hold a Swimming Instructors Course on Wednesday and Thursday as a precursor to an International Swimming Association (FINA) Coaching Clinic scheduled for July this year.

Maccabeen Rangers upset Nets

Maccabeen Rangers prevented Nets from moving one step closer to the top spot with an upset win in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball League tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall Saturday night.

Georgetown Cricket Association under-19 competition

A resolute 89 from Chris Patadin allowed Everest Cricket Club to beat Gandhi Youth Organization by 45 runs in the Georgetown Cricket Association’s under-19 competition at the Everest Cricket Club ground yesterday.