Mar 03, 2013 Sports
The Port Mourant Training Centre Volleyball club continues their dominance on the Volleyball circle when they defeated all and sundry to take top spot in the recently held N/A Rotary Club Mashramani Volleyball Jamboree and Fun Day held at the Rose Hall Welfare Centre Ground in East Canje.
The competition attracted eight male teams and one female team and was played on a “round-robin” basis in very soggy conditions. The players were able to defy the odds and displayed a high level of skill which had many spectators in awe, especially those who were witnessing a “real” volleyball competition for the first time.
The teams that participated were – GTC/Red and GTC/ Blue (under-18 players who are new to the game, GTC (seasoned players who represented the Centre), PMTC 1 and PMTC 2 (players who are current under-19 and national players) and alumni of GTC who are members of Guyana’s top team, Albion Sports Complex, GTC Strikers (supporters of GTC), Falcons of East Canje and Corentyne Comprehensive High School Strikers, the lone female team.
During the daylight hours over twenty five (25) matches were played on a 15 points blitz basis (no time outs, no substitutions, no liberos) and the final involving the ever improving Albion Sports Complex and the all powerful PMTC 1 was played under floodlights. The match was played at a fast pace resulting in some long and exciting rallies; the first set was won by PMTC 1 25-17 through some good spiking by Quacy Matheson and Creston Rodney. The second set saw the lads from Albion defending stubbornly and counterattacking with some quick spikes to win 25-22. The final set was won by PMTC1 through the brilliant power spiking of Creston Rodney.
At the presentation ceremony which was held in virtual darkness, BVA President Gregory Rambarran thanked the N/A Rotary Club for sponsoring the tournament and congratulated all of the teams that participated. He singled out the females for special praise for competing against their male counterparts.
Trophies were presented to the first and second placed male teams and a special trophy was presented to the female team. President of the New Amsterdam Rotary Club, Robindra Sookraj in presenting the trophies to the second placed males and the first place females, congratulated them on their performances and expressed the hope that more collaborative efforts can be made in the future to raise the profile of Volleyball in Berbice.
The first place trophy for the males was presented by Berbice Chamber of Commerce President, Imran Sacoor to PMTC 1.
Medals were presented to several players for their outstanding performances – Jason Seelochan of PMTC 1- Best Setter, Creston Rodney of PMTC 1- Best Spiker, Deion Seelochan of Albion Sports Complex- Best Server, Creston Rodney of PMTC 1-Most Valuable Player and 16 yrs old Rayan Dhoray of Albion Sports Complex- Best Player on the Runner-up Team.
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