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sports 7thThe Gff Banks beer national premier league opened  on Sunday in the mining town of linden with  the two Georgetown  teams  Riddim Squad and the Army  giving good accounts of them selves.

Supported by home fans Riddim squad had to dig deep to  defeat mile rock two goals to nil, the team from mocha on the east bank  scored both goals  late in the second half of the match.

Coach of riddim squad  Pearce

The contest between the GDF and silver shattas was a very tense battle with both teams putting up strong resistance in their defense, while missing a number of goal scoring opportunities.

The GDF finally broke the dead lock in the dying minutes in the second quarter  due to a  defensive error scoring two goals to send the fans in an uproar

Coach Densil thomas

The Gff banks beer action continues this Sunday in at Buxton with two more games.

Rugby

After a one year absence competitive rugby makes a grand return to the national park with the  Banks DIH Rugby Sevens Championships  on Sunday.

8 Teams are expected to take part comprising Pepsi Hornets, GDF and Yamaha Caribs “A” and “B” Teams, UG Wolves and a National Representative U/19 Team. On the distaff side The Ladies will be grouped into ‘A’ and “B’ Squads along with the guest participation of a representative Guyana Police Force Club U/17 Team

The action starts at three in the afternoon this  Sunday. The Rugby  federation would also be  holding a bar-b-que as they seek to raise funds for the national team for the regional sevens championship next month

Basketball

Defending champions Albouystown/Charles town sealed  them self  as Georgetown  inter ward champs when  they lifted the Mackeson trinity grid holdings pacesetters inter ward championship title on Saturday.

The defending champs Albouystown/Charlestown defeated Wortmanville/Werk-in-rust 87-82.

The defending champs swept  the series 2-0
Mvp went to niko frazer top scoring with  21 points.

Third place went to  Plaisance/Vryheid lust who blew out Albertown/bourda 85-50

Chess

Former National Junior Chess Champion Haifeng Su is heading the list of the top seven junior chess medalists who have qualified to  challenge reigning National Junior Champion Anthony Drayton for the national junior title.

The chess qualifiers ended on   Saturday  at the Carifesta Sports Complex.

The others heading into the 2013 National Junior Chess Championship later this month are: Davion Mars, Roberto Neto, Saeed Ali, lone female Sheriffa Ali, Omar Britton Grant and Rashad Hussain.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. Frank Anthony   reiterated his ministry’s support towards the growth of chess.

The qualifiers tournament was sponsored by Demerara Distillers Ltd. under the Diamond Mineral Water brand.

Cricket
West indies women would be looking to rebound after they lost their opening match against new zealand by one run.

A typically pugnacious 65 from Deandra Dottin failed to trump a fifth career hundred for Suzie Bates, as West Indies Women lost by one run in the first One-day International against New Zealand Women on Sunday

Dottin struck seven fours and one six from 66 balls, as the Windies Women narrowly missed overtaking a target of 226 in the match at Sabina Park.

Bates, the New Zealand captain, hit nine fours in 110 from 133 balls to lead her side to 225 for eight from their allocation of 50 overs after they won the toss.

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