War of Words

The Guyanese fighters on this week-end’s fight card are not taking any cheap talks from their Santo Domingo counterparts lightly.

Can Guyana regain regional one-day supremacy? Part Two

Today, Stabroek Sport looks at the 14-man Guyana team which will attempt to win limited overs title number 10 when they compete in the KFC Cup regional cricket competition which bowls off next Tuesday at several venues here.

Bowlers dominate GCA/ Raymond Panday Second Division competition

Bowlers stole the spotlight in the latest round of matches in the Georgetown Cricket Association P&P/ Cummings Electrical Raymond Panday Memorial two-day Second Division competition with three ten-wicket hauls being recorded against seven fifties.

Splendid finale to Days of Interaction in Essequibo

It was a splendid finale. A large, well-behaved crowd was in attendance; the participating teams were well turned out, particularly the New Opportunity Corps [NOC] and the ladies of the Blazers’ Sports Club of Kabakaburi.

No Page is better than form suggests

Jamie Spencer hasn’t given up hopes of regaining the jockeys’ championship and has several excellent chances of reducing the deficit of six at Pontefract this afternoon; Geordieland should be a ‘penalty-kick’ in the Phil Bull Stakes over two-and-a-quarter miles.

‘We want Zab Judah’

The chorus was unanimous. From manager Michael Pratt and trainer Brian Barker to the man who matters most, new World Boxing Empire (WBE) welterweight champion, `Deadly’ Denny Dalton, the same tune was being sung, “We want Zab Judah.” Speaking to the new World Champion and his entourage after they paid a visit to Stabroek Sport last week to show off the two titles (he also captured the CABOFE title belt and is now the undisputed Caribbean welterweight champion) Dalton won in Trinidad, one got the impression that the challenge being thrown out to Judah, was not the usual theatrical gimmick to attract attention and possibly fuel a bigger pay day.

Downes captures U-18 title

It was supposed to be a keenly contested affair but the final of the boys’ Under-18 division of the Le Meridian Pegasus Hotel tournament turned into a one sided rout as Anthony Downes defeated Jeremy Miller 6-1, 6-1 on Friday evening at the hotel’s courts.

Allen calls out ‘sixhead’ Lewis

For a young fighter without a ten-round fight to his credit, Lennox Allen could come across as very brash, maybe even arrogant.

Weightlifters expected to give good account of themselves

Guyana’s weightlifters are expected to give a good account of themselves against top regional opposition when they take part in this year’s Criollo Cup weightlifting championships in Puerto Rico later this month, a top official of the local weightlifting body disclosed.

Cozier on Sunday

For those who worry that cricket as we know it is under threat from the game’s newest manifestation, the matches that have immediately followed on the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup have brought no joy.

Everest defeats Sunrise CC to retain Americas Cup

Everest Cricket Club defeated Sunrise Cricket Club (SCC) from New York by 117 runs to easily retain their America’s Cup for the sixth consecutive time at the Everest ground yesterday.

Pele new leaders of GFA Premier League

Unbeaten Pele Football Club are the new leaders of the Georgetown Football Association Cell Link Plus Premier League competition after the edged out rivals Santos 1-0 in the feature match of a double header on Friday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.

‘Fishy’ Williams, Mc Kay 18th and 41st in T/dad Time Trials

Guyanese cyclist Marlon `Fishy’ Williams finished 18th place in the 14 kilometres first-division Time Trials on the opening day of the Tobago International Cycling Classic on Thursday, according to reports from the twin island republic.

Republic Bank Right Start U-15 cricket…

The Guyana Cricket Board/Republic Bank (Guy) Limited-sponsored Right Start under-15 Inter Secondary school cricket competition continued on Wednesday and Thursday at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation ground.

Super 8 battle for East Coast Freedom Cup

Eight teams from the East Coast of Demerara will take it to each other in the third edition of the Freedom Cup hosted by the East Coast Football Association.

Four straight for Wooley House

Despite the change of venue, the Queen’s College Inter-House athletics championships was a huge success as their star athletes illuminated the Georgetown Cricket Club ground, Bourda yesterday with shining performances.

Kashif and Shanghai seeking meetings with Jagdeo & Klass

They held a media briefing to ask for privacy leading up to discussions with President Bharrat Jagdeo and Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Colin Klass in the wake of media reports on the possibility that the year-end tournament might not be held, but in the end conceded that it was indeed possible that the Kashif and Shanghai year-end football fiesta would not be held this year.

Clean sweep

Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) made a clean sweep of the Banks DIH and Infab night hockey tournament following their men’s first-division team’s 2-1 win over Everest Hikers in their decider, Wednesday evening at Thirst Park.

Added sponsorship for GCA competition

The Georgetown Cricket Association’s (GCA) P&P Insurance/ Cummings Electrical-sponsored Raymond Panday Memorial two-day second-division cricket competition will continue tomorrow with four matches.

Stage set for QC sports tomorrow

With all systems in place for the Queen’s College annual Track and Field Champion-ships, the question at the back of everyone’s head is whether Wholly (H) House can gain its fourth consecutive victory.

GFA Chubby Under-13 League…

With the same name as the Brazilian footballing ace, the least one would expect is that he scores goals and that is just what young Guyanese footballer Romario Andrews did.

Defending champs Albion through to national semi-final

Defending nation-wide Neal and Massy champions Albion Community Centre advanced to the national semi-final of the 2007 competition when they defeated West Berbice by nine wickets yesterday at the Bush Lot ground in their semi final encounter.

GFA U-17 League…

Georgetown Football Club (GFC) thrashed Santos 4-0 in one of the five matches of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) U-17 League played on Saturday at the GFC ground.

Sunrise CC whips IBE in Twenty20 fixture

Sunrise Cricket Club (SCC) of the USA defeated International Business Education (IBE) by 75 runs at the Lusignan Community Centre ground in a Twenty20 fixture yesterday.

Alpha overwhelms Santos

Defending champions Alpha United and Camptown secured victories over Santos and the Guyana Defence Force respectively when first round action of the Georgetown Football Association cell Link Plus, Premier League competition continued on Sunday at the Georegtwon Football Club (GFC) ground.

The Perfect Point

You know what bothers me? The possibility of the Kashif and Shanghai year-end football tournament not being held this year.

Prashad wins GBTI sponsored golf tournament

Patrick Prashad playing at a seven handicap recorded a gross score of 74 with a net 67 to win last Saturday’s GBTI sponsored Golf tournament at the Lusignan course.

Sarwan to skipper KFC team

Ramnaresh Sarwan has been appointed skipper of Guyana’s 14-member squad which will contest the preliminary rounds of this year’s KFC regional limited overs championship from October 16 – 22 here.

Dalton becomes a world champion

Guyana’s `Deadly’ Denny Dalton is the new World Boxing Emporium (WBE) welterweight champion of the world.

Dowlin leads Demerara to Inter-County triumph

A determined batting display from national middle-order batsman Travis Dowlin led Demerara to a two-wicket victory over Berbice in the final of the Guyana Cricket Board/El Dorado-sponsored limited-overs Inter-County championship at the National Stadium Providence ground yesterday.

Blairmont topples Bermine as TELENEC competition

The 2007 Berbice Cricket Board/TELENEC limited overs first-division round robin competition commenced Saturday with three first round matches which resulted in wins for Scottsburg United, Albion Community Centre and Blairmont Community Centre.

The bittersweet experience of a four-time Olympian

“The saddest moment in my career as a cyclist was back in 1980 when I was riding very strongly and did not get to participate in the Moscow Olympics.” Those were the words of a four-time Olympian, Guyanese Eon D’Ornellas, who answered questions from members of the media yesterday at the Roraima Residence Inn.

Colin Howard elected president of Fruta Conquerors

When Fruta Conquerors Football Club (FCFC) held its Annual General Me-eting yesterday, Colin Howard was elected president while Andrea Ash and Sampson Gilbert became vice president and secretary respectively.

Inter-Secondary School Mash Indoor

The National Inter-Secondary School Mashramani Indoor Futsal (Football) tournament is set to kick-off on February 20 at the National Gymnasium from 5:00 pm.

Laila Ali not taking O’ Neil for granted

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, CMC – Big Guyanese boxer Gwendolyn O’Neil gets a second opportunity this weekend to fight the world’s leading women’s boxer Laila Ali, daughter of heavyweight boxing legend Muhammad Ali.