Teams drawn for second GSCL 12/12…Defending champs Memorex draw bye for second round, tournament bowls off today
Defending champions of the Georgetown Softball Cricket League Incorporated (GSCL Inc) organized 12/12 tournament, Memorex, has drawn the bye to the second round of this year’s tournament which commenced yesterday.
Eleven (11) other teams along with Memorex have entered to compete for the top prize of $600,000 and a trophy, they are Universal DVD Titans, R1, Speedboat XI, Trophy Stall, Regal XI, East Coast All Star, Better Hope, Recharge, Smith’s XI, Wolf Warriors and Romaine XI; the runner up will receive $200,000 and a trophy.
Memorex were drawn in Group D alongside R1 and Universal DVD Titans, with the latter teams meeting in the first round, before Memorex plays the loser of that encounter and later in the day, the winner, with the two top teams advancing to the quarterfinals.
The draw was conducted at a simple ceremony held at the Guyana National Industrial Corporation Sports Club on Woolford Avenue last Thursday evening, while Everest Cricket Club ground will host all the matches.
Trophy Stall, Regal XI and East Coast All Star are in Group A, with Regal XI being given the first round bye, Speed Boat, Better Hope and Recharge are the teams doing battle out of Group B, with Recharge earning the bye and Smith’s XI, Wolf Warriors and Romaine XI battling out of Group C, with Romaine XI drawing the first round bye.
At the quarterfinal stage, the winner of Group C will oppose the runner-up of Group D, with Group D’s winner facing the Group C’s runner-up in one match and vice versa between Groups A and B, the top four teams will advance to the semifinals.
At that stage, the winner of the first quarterfinal will oppose the winner of the fourth quarterfinal in one match while the other semifinal will pit the winner of the second quarterfinal against winner of the third.
GSCL Inc vice president Ian John thanked the sponsors for once again staying committed to the softball body, who over the past six months have been keeping teams in and around Georgetown active with the various competitions.
“Having hosted a very successful tournament in May, we are pleased to say that those sponsors who were with us for that first tournament, has seen it fit to commit to this one, while we have some new ones on board and the GSCL Inc. is very grateful for the commitment shown by these sponsors.
We urge you to play the game fairly, respect the umpires decisions at all times over the four days that this competition will be played and at the end of it all, may the best team come out on top” stated John.
Apart from the above mentioned prizes, the Man of the Series will receive one three piece living room suite, the best batsman and bowler will each walk away with $5,000 and a trophy and the Man of the Match in the finals, $10,000 and a trophy.