Shabazz calls for more internationals for Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Guyana’s football technical director Jamal Shabazz is pressing for more quality international friendlies for the national side as they prepare for crucial World Cup qualifiers later his year.

National under-15 squad selected; Crosse is captain

Looking towards a creditable improvement on the team’s dismal showing last year when it failed to win a match in the regional Clico Under-15 tournament, the national junior selectors have named a 14-man squad to participate in this year’s competition that is slated for Dominica from March 17-23.

My Top 10 Guyanese boxers of all time

This is the second and final instalment of the top 10 Guyanese boxers of all time as selected by International Boxing Federation (IBF) referee Eion Jardine.

McIntosh heads GHB

National senior coach Timothy McIntosh was elected President of the Guyana Hockey board at the Board’s Annual General Meeting held last Saturday at the Georgetown Cricket Club.

Barckoy/Leacock lethal in quarter-finals Ali advances in ladies singles

The deadly combination of Gilbert Barckoy and Lealon Leacock enjoyed a commanding two-set victory against Dax Hutson and Schelte Van Dyke to advance to the semi-finals of the men’s open doubles of the Banks DIH Plus Energy Open lawn tennis tournament last Tuesday at Le Meridien Pegasus lawn tennis courts.

Dolphin are G’town 20/20 champs

Dolphin Secondary were crowned Georgetown champions of the Guyana Crickey Board (GCB) sponsored Inter-Secondary Schools Under-19 female 20/20 cricket competition, when they defeated Tutorial High School by nine runs in the final at the Gandhi Youth Organisation (GYO)ground yesterday.

Phagwah race meet now billed for March 16

The Kennard Memorial Turf Club Phagwah race meet which was scheduled to be held on March 2 will now run off on March 16 at the club’s Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice race track.

Team Digicel wins Paint Ball shoot

Team Digicel, captured last Sunday’s Digicel sponsored Paint Ball shooting competition organized by the Guyana National Rifle Association (GNRA) at the Guyana Scouts Association ground, Woolford Avenue.

Regional Carib Beer Series

West Indies middle order batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul along with openers Sewnarine Chattergoon and Krishna Arjune have all been included in a 13-man squad that will represent Guyana against the Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) in the fifth round of the 2008 Regional Carib Beer series match at the National Stadium, Providence, from Friday.

Boxers receive tickets to Trinidad

“I am confident about the training the boxers went through and I know that they are well prepared which leaves me upbeat about Guyana’s chances at the Olympic Box-Offs in Trinidad and Tobago next week.” So said Clifton Moore at the handing over of the travel tickets given to Guyana’s five-man boxing team.

My top 10 Guyanese boxers of all time

Ever wondered who was the best boxer Guyana has ever produced. Was it one of the older generation of boxers in Kid Moti Singh or Cliff Anderson?

Jacques heads Pele FC

Former Pele F.C and National Goalkeeper Cecil Jacques was elected president of Pele Football Club when the club held its Annual General Meeting recently at the Waterchris Hotel Boardroom on Waterloo Street.

Ramnarine to conduct leg-spin clinic here

The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) in collaboration with the ‘Reds’ Perreira Sports Foundation (RPSF) will run off a spin bowling clinic for junior cricketers on March 21, with Everest Cricket Club ground identified for the event.

Downes, Grant post easy wins

Anthony Downes continued to breeze past his opponents when the Banks DIH `Plus Energy’ lawn tennis Open tournament organized by the Guyana Lawn Tennis Association (GLTA) continued on Sunday at Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel courts.

Pele carts off inaugural Banks Premium Beer Cup

Pele Football Club scored a narrow 2-1 win over Sunburst Camptown to win the inaugural Banks Premium Beer Football Cup when the tournament climaxed Sunday evening in front of a large crowd at the Tucville Playfield.

CFU Futsal tourney shifted from Guyana owing to unrest

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has postponed the planned Fustal six-nation Qualifying tournament which was billed to start in Guyana tomorrow and has moved the event to Trinidad and Tobago because of what was described as unrest in Guyana, sources disclosed yesterday.

BCBC holds first award ceremony

Guyana and West Indies middle order batsman Narsingh Deonarine was named the Senior Cricketer of the Year 2007 when the Berbice Cricket Board of Control (BCBC) held its first awards ceremony last Saturday at the J.C.

Under-15 team to represent Guyana will be named today

The Odle XI outplayed Crosse XI in two of the three trial matches organized by the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) and played at the National Stadium, Providence over the weekend in an attempt to have a closer look at the best possible side to represent Guyana at this year’s Regional Clico Under-15 cricket tournament slated for Dominica from 15th -24th March.

GSA Toucan Industries Mash junior squash tournament

Kristian Jeffrey outclassed all of his opponents to complete an emphatic victory in the ‘A’ category of the Toucan Industries Mash junior squash tournament which concluded on Sunday at the Georgetown Club.

Maccabees blowout Pioneers 82-49

The Maccabees Basketball Club recorded their second major win in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Assoc-iation Bryden’s second division league on Sunday evening when they completed a 33-point victory against Pioneers.

Bryden’s 2nd Division League

Ravens’ guard Kevin Lawrence led all scorers with a 19-point performance as Ravens beat Eagles 63-60 on Saturday where the Georgetown Amateur Basket-ball Association (GABA) Bryden’s second division league continued at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Madmax wins NSC Mash dominoes competition

Madmax with 53 games was declared winners of the National Sports Commission (NSC) sponsored Mashramani dominoes competition for persons with disability in Region Two when the final was played recently at the community-based Rehabilitation Programme Unit in Queenstown, Essequibo Coast.

Banks aids in launching Coca Cola Masters football tournament

As they promised earlier this year, Banks DIH has continued to aid in the development of local sport with a recent contribution to the Masters football tournament which will begin in the next two weeks at the Thirst Park ground.

Futsal squad reduced to 16 players

With just days to go before Guyana hosts the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Futsal Football tournament, the local football governing body has reduced the squad to 16 players from which the final 12 players will be named.

Jeffrey defeats Khalil in thriller

It took Keisha Jeffrey the full five games to overcome Ashley Khalil in one of the round robin matches of Category `B’ of the Guyana Squash Association’s Toucan Industries Mash junior squash tournament on Friday night.

Munroe crowned national champion

Godfrey Munroe used years of experience, roughly two weeks of table work and a stint of weight training to produce an explosive performance of scintillating table tennis as he swept aside all seven of his opponents en route to his second national men’s singles crown.

GABA Bryden’s 2nd Division League back on tonight

The Beepat Scorpions will go against the Georgetown Masters in the first of three games planned this evening to resume play in the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association(GABA) Bryden’s 2nd Division Basketball League.

Finally!!! Demerara wins

Berbice’ strangle hold on youth cricket in Guyana was broken yesterday when they lost the Guyana Cricket Board/Castrol sponsored Under-15 Inter county limited overs cricket competition by seven wickets at the National Stadium, Providence yesterday.

Nicholas Narain races to third straight victory

Nicholas Narain completed his third straight victory in three nights when he defeated Kayla Jeffrey on Thursday evening in one of the round robin matches of the Guyana Squash Association’s Toucan Industries Mash tournament at the Georgetown Club.

Cheddi Jagan Memorial 50-miler pedals off tomorrow

The 11th annual Cheddi Jagan memorial cycle road race sponsored by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and organized by national cycling coach Hassan Mohammed will pedal off tomorrow in the ancient county of Berbice.

Allen to campaign in US, possible

National middleweight boxer Lennox Alleyne will soon be campaigning in the United States of America (USA) under a contractual deal that was organized by popular boxing enthusiast in the USA, Cameron Dunkin.

France steals the show

The old adage `save the best for last’ proved a truism on Wednesday when the eight-man round robin finals of the men’s division of the national table tennis championships began at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Berbice gains energetic win

Berbice began their defence of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB)/ Castrol sponsored under-15 Inter-County title with an energetic 106-run win over Essequibo yesterday at the National Stadium, Providence.

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.

Downes stuns Arjoon in straight games

Oliver Kear-Downes pulled off a stunning upset over two- time Caribbean under-15 champion Alexander Arjoon on Wednesday evening in the ‘A’ category of the Guyana Squash Association’s Toucan Industries Junior Squash Mash tournament.

“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.