President of the Georgetown Dominoes Association, Faye Joseph had her birth anniversary dominoes competition commence last evening at her residence at Gaulding Place, South Ruimveldt with several teams battling for supremacy.
The playoffs will take place on Saturday night at Transport Sports Club while the final will be played on Sunday at Gaulding Place.
Entrance fee is $9,000 and the winning team will pocket a trophy and $250,000, the runner up a trophy and $100,000 and the third place a trophy and $75,000. One re-entry will be allowed and teams can contact Sonia Goodluck on 688 1799, Colin Mc Ewan on 687 2074, Joseph on 685 1009 or Mark Wiltshire on 665 5855 for more information.
The teams that were slated to battle last night were Police A & B, Thunder, Rage, Mix Up, Turning Point, TNT, B 4, Assassin, Pacesetters, Strikers and Loggers.
Joseph told Kaieteur Sport yesterday that the tournament is expected to be keenly contested since teams from East Coast and West Demerara are expected to rival their Georgetown counterparts. She called on the players to play within the rules and to exhibit a high level of discipline.
Joseph also informed that they are currently preparing for the World Dominoes tournament which will commence on August 14 in Barbados. She is satisfied with the level of the sport locally and feels that Guyana has a very good chance of winning the competition.
Meanwhile, GT emerged champions of the David Hunte tournament which was contested recently in Pourderoyen. GT chalked up 81 games to win ahead of Sparton with 71 and Mix Up 65.
David Hunte marked the maximum 18 games and Ashton Chase 16 for the winners. Orin Thompson and Leroy Edwards scored 17 each for Sparton while Rawl Peters marked 17 and Gilbert Mendonca 16 for Mix Up.
Sparton won the semi final encounter with 79 games, beating GT on 71 and Speed 62. Dereck Samaroo and Edwards were Sparton’s leading players with 17 and 16 respectively. Rosie Hunte and David Hunte marked 17 and 16 games respectively in that order for GT; Kevin Boston tallied 17 and Leroy Davis 16 for Speed. GT pocketed $60,000, Sparton $40,000 and Mix Up $20,000.
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