Sunday October 28, 2012
GFF Super League commences today with four games Play in the 2012 / 2013 Season of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Super League is set to kick off today with four matches at venues around the country. At the Blairmont Ground, commencing at 15:30hrs, home team Rosignol United will come up against Milerock of Linden in a game that is expected to be highly competitive. With the two teams being considered the best in their respective locations, the Berbice spectators are in for a treat. Milerock is coached by National Under-20 Coach Bryan “Joe Boy” Joseph, while Rosignol United is led by Keith O’Jeer, who also an Assistant National Coach. Both are shrewd technicians of the game hence the game is expected to be very tactical. At BV Ground commencing at 15:30 hrs, Newcomers BV/Triumph United will engage Amelia’s Ward of Linden in a match which is anticipated to create some amount of excitement. BV, are the East Demerara / Stag Beer League leaders and their opponent, Amelia’s Ward placed fourth in the last Super League tournament, their debut season. The boys
from the Bauxite Mining town boys will look to continue in that same vein. BV/Triumph, who will be playing at home, are expected to use the home turf advantage to full advantage backed up by their many passionate and vocal supporters, the Lindeners will have it rough. Over at the Uitvlugt Ground, West Coast Demerara starting at 15:30hrs, last year’s newcomers Den Amstel will host Buxton United of East Demerara in what is expected to be another interesting match-up. Buxton United, under the tutelage of GFF Technical Development Officer, Lyndon France and coached by Herbert McPherson will not be intimated by the boys from the West Side although the Den Amstel boys finished higher than them in the last tournament. Coach Bilal Nantambu has been taking them through
their paces and it will be a battle of who delivers on the day; both teams will have a number of promising young players on their slate which can bolster their chances for a win to get their campaign off to a solid start. And at the GFC in the City, the lone Super League game will feature BK Int. Western Tigers against the other West Demerara side, Uitvlugt Warriors. That encounter will start at 19:00hrs. However there will be a bonus game that starts at 17:00hrs when a Barbados Masters team comes up against Hearts of Oak of Berbice in a Goodwill clash. The Tigers are just off winning the Karibee Rice knock-out tournament and will still be brimming with confidence as they take on the once mighty Uitvlugt Warriors which has produced a number of former National including current sensation Trayon Bobb. This is Uitvlugt’s debut year in the Super League and Western Tigers, first runnerup last year will have their work cut out. The Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United / Pele GFC match which was also slated for today has been shifted to Wednesday October 31.
Table Tennis set to return to Berbice with a bang Racquet wielders in Berbice are set to return to the table when the Berbice Table Tennis Sub Association in collaboration with overseas based Guyanese, Berbician Souvenir Ramdyal, 2009 Hall of Fame Realtor of Queens NY have organised a grand one day Knock out table Tennis Table competition for Berbicians. The tournament which is named “the Berbice Table Tennis Championship” is scheduled to be played on Saturday, November 10 at the Berbice High School Auditorium beginning at 09:00 hrs. The tournament, which has the blessing of the Guyana Table Tennis Association, is expected to see the best Berbice racquet wielders in action. A number of categories will be contested including U13, U15, U18 and open. Play is expected to be in both the male and female categories. The organisers have sent invitations and are inviting all clubs, schools and persons interested to make contact as early as possible. Incentives will be available for the top three performers in each category. Incentives will also be awarded to the most outstanding player, most promising, most improved among others to be decided. The competition is open to Berbicians only and those who would have been living and working in the county for the past three years. Players are expected from all over the ancient county including Skeldon, Rose Hall, New Amsterdam, Berbice River, Canje and West Berbice. While a number of institutions and school are expected to send their players
to participate including Guysuco Training Centre, University Of Guyana, The Guyana Police Force among others. Refreshments will be provided and the Sponsor is expected to be on hand to meet the players, declare the competition open and distribute the prizes at the end of the competition. Mr Ramdyal has planned to make the competition an annual one. Officials from The Guyana table Tennis Association are expected to be on hand to help oversee the proceedings and help with the distribution of the prizes. Interested persons can make contact with any of the following persons - Floyd Conway in New Amsterdam/ Canje on telephone No 623-8481,Gibran Hussein in Skeldon 628-4248, Richard Bacchus 673-9112, Johnny Persaud 333-2869, Stanley 6866431,Levi Nedd on number 641-9592 and J. Murray on 619-2107. Berbice has a rich history in the table Tennis arena with the likes of former Caribbean champions Anand Sookram and Doreen Chow Wah. Former national Female Table Tennis Queen and nine times champion, Desiree Lancaster, who is the only female to have won the tournament on five consecutive occasions, former national champions Donna Sue and Vida Moore. While former national junior player Petal Bennet also won the Caribbean junior doubles title in the 90s. Isaac Sewnarine, the late Roy Fredericks, Leslie Amsterdam, Alvin Kallicharran, Clairmont Saul, the Duff siblings, the Alphonsos and Floyd Conway among others have all excelled. (Samuel Whyte)