Canal Six emerged winners of the Bacchus Drug Store (Saffon Street, Charlestown) sponsored three-way aggregate dominoes tournament which climaxed recently at Ernest Shop, Canal Number One, West Bank Demerara.
Entering the third and final leg with a comfortable 10-game lead over rivals International Six and 26 ahead of Persaud’s Six, the home team were never really challenged for the top spot despite going down
to their opponents in the final leg.
At the end, Canal Six were easy winners with 237 games, International Six occupied second place with 230, while Persaud’s Six brought up the rear on 219. The first leg, played at the Everest Cricket Club, saw International Six romping to victory with 81 games, Canal Six were next on 75 edging out Persaud’s Six by a single game.
Hilbert “Bumpy” Ali led the way for the winners with 16 games, while Ramesh Ramoutar made 15. Marking 14 each were Martin Permaul and Intikab “Corbie” Ali.
The top players for Canal were Scotty Ramsaroop (17 games) and Basdeo Persaud 16. For Persaud’s Six, Robin Persaud got 16 games, Motiram Dass 15, skipper Boodnarine Persaud and Radesh Sooklall 13 apiece.
The second leg, also played at Everest, saw Canal Six scoring a whopping 91 games, leaving International Six on 75 and Persaud’s Six lagging on 66. R. Sukhai registered the maximum 18 games for the winners with support from Avie Persaud (17), Basdeo Persaud (16), Kedar Seopaul (14) and Chibar Seopaul (14).
For International Six, Edmund Sammy and Intikab Ali got 15 games each, while there were 13 games apiece for Hilbert Ali and Ron Callender. Captain Boodnarine Persaud scored the maximum 18 games for his team with Nazimul Joseph getting 14 and Radesh Sooklall 13.
Persaud’s Six had the consolation of winning the third and final leg with 79 games with International Six placing second with 74 and Canal in the cellar on 71. The top players for Persaud’s Six were Rishi Samaroo and Radesh Sooklall who both marked the maximum 18 games and Daniel Juman with 14.
Hilbert Ali maintained his consistency for International Six with the maximum 18 games with 15 coming from Ron Callender and 13 from Edmund Sammy. There were 14 games each for Canal’s Basdeo Persaud, Avie Persaud and Kedar Sooklall and 13 for Chibar Seopaul.
Trophies were awarded to the winning and runner-up teams. There were also prizes for the two best players in the winning team, Basdeo Persaud (46 games) and Avie Persaud (42) and the top player in International Six, Hilbert Ali with 47 games and Radesh Sooklall of Persaud’s Six with 44 games.
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