Mar 16, 2011 Sports
The few basketball fans that turned up at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) yesterday afternoon to witness the two matches in the University of Guyana Inter-Faculty basketball tournament, left the venue disappointed after none of the matches were played.
In what was expected to be a keen tussle for honours, Technology won by a walk over after the faculty of Health Sciences was a no show. The second match between the Staff of the Turkeyen Campus against University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) also ended with a walk over decision in favour of the UG Staff after the Tain team also failed to show up.
Coordinator of the tournament, Seivewright Benjamin said that he is very disappointed by the turn of events. He said that earlier in the semester he had submitted the various dates for the respective sports activities to the respective heads of departments so that the sports itinerary does not clash with the academic programme. Mr. Benjamin further said that despite his efforts many of the students participating in the tournament have indicated that some of the matches are clashing with lectures or examinations. “The students will obviously be compelled to choose examinations and/or lectures rather than the games in question.
Mr. Benjamin could not fathom the reason for the absence of the Berbice team but assured that finance could not have been the problem since the Tain administrators would have budgeted for sports events at the start of the fiscal year.
Notwithstanding that, the tournament continues this afternoon with two exciting matches. In the first Social Sciences play School of Earth and Environment Studies/School of Education and Humanities (SEES/SEH), while in the second encounter, Agriculture will tackle Natural sciences.
On Thursday, UGBC will play Health Sciences while in the second game that day, Technology opposes UG Staff. Friday’s matches will see Natural Sciences up against Social Sciences and Agriculture against SEES/SEH.
On Saturday Technology will take on UGBC in the first match, while in the second game Staff will play Health Sciences (HS). Thereafter, the other matches would be decided based on the respective winners. The tournament ends on Sunday 24 next with the third place playoffs and the finals.
Natural Sciences are the defending champions after defeating Technology in last year’s finals. Seivewright Benjamin is the coordinator.
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