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thursday, may 1, 2014

Stanton Rose evolving into point guard of the future

Guyana Legion hosts successful fun day

GDF Chief of Staff Brigadier General Mark Phillips


Stanton Rose rises for a jumper during Kwakwani’s win in the final of the YBG’s Titan Bowl


udding point guard Stanton Rose of the Kwakwani Secondary School is becoming one of the best point guards at the school level, with his high level of IQ for the game. Rose, who is being dubbed as a prodigy of the game by director of Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Chris Bowman, possesses a unique skill set along with an understanding of the

game beyond his years. The 13 year old, who seeks to become a future National Basketball Association (NBA) star will have an opportunity to impress coaches at a Federation of Basketball International Association (FIBA) - Camp Pass It On, in Istanbul, Turkey in August, which will be sponsored by the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation

(GABF). The point guard’s oncourt play speaks for itself as he displays a great sense of maturity during plays. Rose who is now a part of YBG’s elite junior programme will be mentored by former national guard Lugard Mohan, who knows a thing or two about shooting hoops. Further, Rose’s growth in the game will depend on his

willingness to learn along with the support that he receives and how well he copes in various environments to advance his game at such a tender age. Meanwhile, as many talented youths have always dreamt of reaching the NBA, Rose is in the perfect situation to realize his dream, especially if he is guided in the right direction.

he Guyana Veterans Legion held its fun day on Easter Sunday at the Camp Ayanganna ground. According to a release from the Legion,the event was attended by hundreds of patrons,which included World War 11 veterans ;locally based ex-GDF soldiers; members of the North American Chapter; serving soldiers and their families and friends. The event was graced by the presence of GDF Chief of Staff Brigadier General Mark Phillips. It was indeed an activity-packed day. In addition to the various cui-

sines, mild imbibing and soulful music, there were races for participants aged 45 to 60 plus, not excluding boys and girls aged six to 15 years. Other activities included a Lime and Spoon Race, walk race, tug-o-war, threelegged race, softball cricket, bun-eating, beer -drinking, musical chairs and needle and thread races, among others.The race for the visually impaired veterans was something to behold,the release added. It was truly a memorable day of fun and frolic,according to the release.

GCB Inter-County Three-Day Tournament…..

Coaches optimistic ahead of first round


he Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) InterCounty, Under-19 three-day competition bowls off today at two separate venues. Today’s first round is set for the Enmore Community Centre ground where the President’s X1 will face Berbice, while at the Demerara Cricket Club ground Essequibo will oppose Demerara. The competition is being used as a yardstick by the junior selectors to pick the Guyana team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s (WICB) Regional Under-19 competition scheduled for later this year. The competition, which began in 1976, has produced all but two of Guyana’s Test players. Clyde Butts and Neil McGarrell are the only two Guyanese players to play Test cricket without participating in the competition. The competition, which will be contested on a roundrobin basis, is expected to be keenly contested. Meanwhile, Guyana Times Sport spoke with the coaches on Wednesday.

while Berbice will take on Essequibo at venues to be decided. The squads are as follows: Demerara: Ronaldo Renee, Bryan Sattaur, Deonarine Seegobin, Rudolph Singh, Ramnarine Chatura, Malcolm Hubbard,

add to that our preparation leading up to this tournament was good, so overall I am confident,” Essequibo coach Vibert Johnson revealed. “We have a bunch of good guys who are keen and excited on participating in this tournament”, said Berbice

By Rajiv Bisnauth

Gavin Nedd

Hubern Evans

Demerara coach Gavin Nedd said: “I am a bit optimistic; some of the players are seasoned players over the years and I expect them to lead from the front. I am a bit disappointed by not having some preparation with the guys before, but most of the guys have been doing their own work at the club level, so I’m confident they will put up a good account for themselves. “Our team comprises of [sic] a number of Under-15 and Under-17 players. We have a good bunch of experienced youngsters and to

well as a team. “Our team is basically made up of players from all three counties but I am confident they will play as a unit,” Amsterdam disclosed. The second round of the competition will be played from May5-7 with Berbice playing Demerara at the Georgetown Cricket Club ground and Essequibo taking on the President’s XI at the Demerara Cricket Club ground. The final round of the three-day competition, scheduled for May 9-11, will see Demerara playing the President’s X1,

Adrian Amsterdam

coach Hubern Evans, adding that the youngsters are keen on winning the tournament. The President’s X1 coach, Adrian Amsterdam, believes that the combination of players will work

Vibert Johnson

Kemol Savory, Steven Sankar, Stephon Brown, Keon Morris, Kevin Paul, Daniel Basdeo, Sherfane Rutherford, Tagenarine Chanderpaul. The coach is Gavin Nedd and the manager is Robert Adonis.

President’s XI: Ryan Shun, Sunil Singh, Travis Persaud, Vishwantal Ramlakhan, Richie Lucknauth, Vivian Albert, Ershad Ali, Kelvin Sewpersaud, Ronaldo Mohamed, Michael Shalin, Chavin Moriah, Daniel Lewis, Shivnarine Srikissoon, Avishkar Sewkarran. The coach is Adrian Amsterdam and the manager is David Black. Berbice: Shimron Hetmyer, Balchand Baldeo, Leon Andrews, Ashkay Homraj, Viendra Gooniah, Arif Chan, David Latchaya, Sharaz Ramcharran, Hakeem Hinds, Parmanand Ramdhan, Martin Singh, Grisean Grant, Dimitri Cameron and Niall Smith. The coach is Hubern Evans and the manager is Julian Cambridge. Essequibo: Ricardo Peters, Kemo Paul, Akil Wallace, Akini Adams, Ryan Adams, Avenash Persaud, Mahindra Balbadar, Parmesh Parsotam, Shivindra Hemraj, Paul Williams, Paul Simboo, Keno Harry, Travis Drakes and Jamal Hartman. The coach is Vibert Johnson and the manager is Fibeon Durant.

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