By Zaheer Mohamed
For some, Dominoes is merely a pastime, while for others it is a competitive sport. Dominoes have created much hype in 2013 with the biggest tournament being the F and H Printing Establishment Million Dollar Plus. This tournament attracted teams from across Guyana. After the zone stage 67 teams converged at the National Gymnasium for the playoffs, but it was corporation team All Season Racing Service that prevailed over the more seasoned Assassins and 2012 winners TNT. Franklin Seaforth of the victorious team gained the most valuable player accolade in the final.
Despite the loss of their president Orin Joseph, the Georgetown Dominoes Association (GDA) had a commendable year in which they managed to organize a number of tournaments gaining tremendous support from the business sector. The Robert Williams Memorial was their first major competition; Delta Force came out victorious ahead of second place C7 and Scramblers. The GDA then successfully held another tournament which attracted 27 teams, Mix Up took the first prize trophy while Providence placed second and Rage third.
This was followed by the President’s Cup which was won by TNT, Assassin grabbed the runner up spot and Delta Force finished third. Mix Up proved that they are one of the better teams affiliated to the GDA when they carted off the Champion of Champions tournament which involved the top 12 teams in the city.
Wild Bunch tasted success in La Belle Sports Club tournament while C7 took the Orin Joseph Memorial title. Other successful teams for the year are Rage, West Side and Thunder. President of the GDA, wife of the late Orin Joseph, Faye Joseph said that the GDA will continue to promote the sport and will also focus on the outlying areas, while organising secretary Mark Wiltshire expressed gratitude to their sponsors including Fitness Express, La Belle Sports Bar and Hotel, F and H Printing, Two Brothers Service Station, Golyn and Sons and Trophy Stall.
The Wakenaam Dominoes Association also ran off a number of tournaments with the major one being the MAC competition sponsored by Safraz Sheriffuddeen in which Under Dog came out victorious.
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