Mayor’s birthday seven-a-side tourney returns to Thirst Park today

The Guyana New York and Pele veteran teams will engage each other in the opening game this evening as play in the Mayor’s 73rd birth anniversary seven-a-side inter-ward/village knockout football tournament returns to Thirst Park from 5pm this afternoon.

“It’s like a dream come true”

Seventeen-year-old Andrew Murray Jr. has not descended from the clouds ever since he received news of his selection by John Barnes and the Digicel Kick-start Clinic to train for a week at Sunderland’s Academy of Lights in England.

Castrol Under-15 Inter County Tournament

Demerara, led by a polished unbeaten half-century from captain Kwame Crosse and a five-wicket haul including a helmet trick from right-arm, leg-spinner Amir Khan, trounced Essequibo by 120 runs in the first round of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Castrol-sponsored Under-15 Inter County limited overs cricket competition at the National Stadium at Providence,yesterday.

Correction

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers for the Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) will now be held on March 1 at Olympic House, Peter Rose and Church Streets, Queenstown and not today as was reported in yesterday’s newspaper.

Olympic Box-offs saga

The boxers accused of withdrawing from the squad preparing for next month’s Olympic Box-off in Trinidad, Clive Atwell and Hendrick Pelswijk, have said that their refusal to attend training sessions had to do with a decision that they must pay their own way to Trinidad.

No chief coach at the AAG

The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has not yet elected a new chief coach and it has not yet found a suitably qualified replacement for former chief coach Elton Smith.

PC Relays, 6th Form Schools C/ships

The rainy weather in Guyana has not only affected the preparation of athletes but it has also caused some major competitions to be postponed.

Alfred to head umpires council

Colin Alfred defeated past president Davteerth Anandjit to win the presidency of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) when that body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and election of office bearers recently at the Guyana National News-papers Limited (GNNL) Sports Club, Lama Avenue.

National TT c/ships

Michelle John turned back a determined challenge from Trenace Lowe to capture the women’s singles title as the national table tennis championships sponsored by the National Sports Commission continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Power lifters AGM set for March 1

Reports from the president and the treasurer, along with plans for Guyana’s participation at the upcoming Pan American Bench Press competition in Manaus, Brazil, are all on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Guyana Amateur Power Lifting Federation (GAPLF) on Saturday, March 1.

GSSBA second round complete

Cummings Lodge Secondary School wrapped up two victories last weekend to become the only team to finish the inaugural Guyana Secondary Schools Basketball Association’s (GSSBA) regular season with an outstanding 15-0 record.

GAWA AGM on tomorrow

The Guyana Amateur Weight-lifting Association (GAWA) will hold its annual general meeting today at Olympic House, Peter Rose and Church Streets, Queenstown.

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Cities or Slums?

In 1961, the scholar Lewis Mumford wondered whether the modern city would disappear, or ‘the whole planet turn into a vast urban hive?

Trinidad defeats J’ca by nine wickets in Stanford twenty20 final

Compliments of GT&T, Caribbean Airlines, Bissan’s Trading Limited and Trophy Stall It was second time lucky for Trinidad and Tobago when they defeated Jamaica by nine wickets in the final of the 2008 Stanford Twenty20 cricket competition at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Coolidge, Antigua, Sunday night.

Sweet Point footballers to tackle former nationals

A team representing the Sweet Point Snackette on Orange Walk will this afternoon throw down the gauntlet to a team comprising former national players in a one-off match for the Ken Gibbs trophy.

Golden Jaguars, Cuba play to goalless draw

Guyana’s Golden Jaguars held Cuba, the Caribbean’s top football team to a respectable 0-0 draw yesterday at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) ground, following a 2-1 win over the Cubans in Linden last Friday which proved that the victory was no fluke.

France/Moore capture mixed doubles title

Colin France and Vida Moore captured the mixed doubles title when they defeated Godfrey Munroe/Jody Ann Blake in the final as the national table tennis championships continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports hall on Friday.

Football coaches benefiting from Futsal workshop

Several local football coaches are benefiting from a four-day Futsal workshop being conducted by FIFA Futsal Instructor Constantine Konstin at the Carifesta Sports Complex.

Ali scores emphatic win over Rodrigues

Nicholas Ali defeated Avian Rodrigues in straight sets to claim the under-15 title as the Guyana Badminton Assoc-iation’s (GBA) Mash-ramani singles tournament climaxed on Friday at the Queen’s College courts.

Golden Jaguars upset Cuba 2-1

Anthony `Awo’ Abrams and Konata Manning netted one goal each to lead the Golden Jaguars to a brilliant come-from-behind victory against Cuba, the Caribbean’s number-one ranked football team on Friday night in the first of the five international friendly matches sponsored by Digicel at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden.

Guyana, Cuba clash in eagerly-awaited friendlies

Marketing manager of Digicel Donovan White told media representatives yesterday that the match against Cuba this weekend was the first of five friendly international games to be played by the Guyana national team as part of its preparation for the 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

‘Ready for the Water Polo c/ships’

That’s how the technical director of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Jamaal Shabbazz quipped yesterday when asked about the Guyana national team’s preparation for their encounter with the Cuba national team this weekend.

Trophy Stall softball competition

Farm Masjid’s Younis Mohammed was the lone batsman to pass the half century mark while Hyde Park from Parika won both their games when action in the Trophy Stall sponsored 15 overs softball tournament continued last Sunday at the Providence and National Insurance Scheme (NIS) grounds respectively.

Rodrigues and Ali to clash in Mash U-15 badminton final

Two of the country’s top junior badminton players, Nicholas Ali and Avian Rodrigues, will oppose each other tomorrow evening in the under-15 final of the Guyana Badminton Association’s (GBA) Mashramani junior singles tournament at the Queen’s College badminton courts.

John turns tables on Lowe

Yesterday it was Michelle John’s turn. Beaten in the final of the girls’ 18-years-and-under singles event, John came roaring back to snatch the 21-years-and-under title from her nemesis in a nail-biting encounter that went the full five games, as the national table tennis championships sponsored by the National Sports Commission continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Bryan cops two titles; Lowe draws first blood against John

Rising star Nigel Bryan won two titles while Trenace Lowe drew first blood against rival Michelle John as play in the National Sports Commission-sponsored national table tennis championships continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday.

Castrol Under-15 launched

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday launched its 8th Annual Castrol Under-15 Inter County cricket competition at the GCB board office and the competition is being sponsored to the tune of G$1.4m.

Top sports administrators honoured

Four of the country’s top sports administrators were honoured at the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Appreciation Evening last Saturday at the Georgetown Club.

Shuttles fly at Mashramani badminton tournament

Shuttles were launched back and forth as enthusiastic youngsters took to the Queen’s College badminton courts on Monday afternoon for the Guyana Badminton Association’s National Mashramani Singles tournament.

Essequibo names Under-15 squad

Essequibo has short-listed a 14-man squad to contest the Castrol Under-15 two-day Inter-County cricket tournament that is set to commence tomorrow, weather permitting.

GAWA AGM set for 8th March

The Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (GAWA) will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections of office bearers on Saturday, 8th March at Olympic House, Church and Peter Rose Streets, Queenstown.

Camptown and Pele clash in Banks Premium Beer Cup final

Sunburst Camptown and Pele will clash this evening in the much anticipated inaugural Banks Premium Beer Cup football final, while Alpha United and Santos face off in the third place playoff at the Tucville Playfield.

Graham all the way

He said he would let his bike do the talking for him, and that is exactly what happened Sunday at the South Dakota circuit when Canadian Kevin Graham competed in the Super Bike category at the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) Mashramani Champion of Champions race meet.

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Khan/Franklyn, Lowe/John capture doubles titles

Jody Ann Blake and Vida Moore came within a whisker of defeating favourites Trenace Lowe and Michelle John but fell at the final hurdle losing 2-3 in a tense five setter as the national table tennis championships continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Vieira dominates; no signal for King

Amidst some light to heavy drizzles, interspersed with a few minutes of bright sunshine, Mark Vieira and Ryan Rahaman completely dominated their respective group events at the South Dakota Circuit yesterday when the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMRSC) held its Mashramani Champion-of-Champions race meet.

Camptown storms into Banks Premium Beer Cup final

Sunburst Camptown stormed into the Banks Premium Beer 16-team knockout football final with an upset 2-0 win over pre-tournament favourites Alpha “the Hammer” United Saturday evening at the Tucville Playfield.

Fennell calls on C/bean to promote more international events

President of the Common-wealth Games Federation, Michael Fennell, says that the Caribbean needs to promote more international events to boost sports tourism and ensure that athletes have an incentive for their own development.