Dec 06, 2014 Sports
The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) is pleased to report that the captioned (School Exchange Basketball Pilot Programme) has been well-received by administrators and students in the various schools.
The support of The Allied Arts Unit, a Department of the Ministry of Education has allowed for seamless co-operation from the management of the schools.
The first game between St. Rose’s and President’s College was keenly contested and attracted a fair turnout of student-spectators at President’s College Court, the home team won 62-57. This was followed with an overtime game between Bishops and. St. Stanislaus at the St. Stanislaus Basketball Court on November 7, 2014.
The large student turnout at St. Stanislaus College to see the Bishops vs St. Stanislaus game, added to the rivalry; in addition, other spectators parked their motor vehicles and watched the game from the roadside. The thrilling encounter ended with St. Stanislaus defeating Bishops’ 48-44.
The following game between St. Rose’s and Bishops’ on November 12, 2014 where Bishops’ sent a junior team instead of their senior team to play against St. Rose’s resulted in a lopsided result with St. Rose’s winning 66-10.
In the return game played at St. Rose’s High School between President’s College and St. Rose’s, the former won by a comfortable margin of 69-54. The final game for the first phase of the GABF School Basketball Exchange Programme takes place on Friday (yesterday) at St. Stanislaus Court.
On a related matter, Youth Basketball Guyana Incorporated (YBGI), whose leader, Reverend Chris Bowman has circulated correspondences to at least twelve schools since October 2014, and invited the schools to participate in a tournament labelled “Titan Bowl” (TB); the proposed event has not been approved by the GABF. The GABF has not received any correspondences from YBGI seeking approval for the Titan Bowl.
Promoting and participating in inter-school basketball (extramural school basketball events require the approval of the GABF); tournaments that are not approved by the GABF undermine the efforts of the GABF to manage and develop basketball in Guyana and adversely students’ selection for Regional and National Basketball Teams and Basketball Scholarships.
Academic Institutions and potential sponsors of YBGI events should always ensure they have the written approval of the GABF for YBGI events to avoid supporting basketball activates that are in breach of FIBA and GABF statutes.
The GABF has received reports from schools and clubs that the students or club members will not participate in the Titan Bowl without the approval of the GABF.
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