Youth Basketball Guyana Regional Conference Tournament games will continue this Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall with 7 games scheduled to play from 15:00hrs. The tournament bounced off last Saturday, May 10, with 5 games in the Georgetown & East Coast Conferences at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. The format the organisers are using is a cross conference known as ‘Game Day Saturday’ and will see teams from the 2 conferences, playing in zone, as well as cross over games every Saturday at the CASH, until June 21, when the Finals matchup in each conference zone is expected to be set.
Public Relations officer of YBG Jansen Beaton said the turnout was good.
Beaton said that they see basketball as a vehicle for youth development
In the Games Pre College walked all over Queens College for a 35-13 win in the only U16 game. In the U19 clashes Plaisance then beat Presidents College 52-46 clash, St Roses had an easy 66-32 victory over Brickdam, Government Technical Institute had a hard fought 48-36 victory over Bishops high and Marian Academy humiliated Charlestown 45-7
The Regional Conference Tournament is the qualifying rounds for teams hoping to play in the National Schools Basketball Festival from July 6-13, 2014, and is sponsored by Digicel Guyana,
In football the Grassroots football Final Wortmanville Bent Street are the champions after they beat North East La Penitence 3-2
John Waldron-29th, Anthony Abrams-48th, Sheldon Holder-80th
North East La Penitence Randolph Wagner-50th Andrew Murray Jr.-86th
Captain Danny Wilson said that it was a good win . He said they did not take their opponents lightly
Wilson said the tournament was good for the youths involved to keep them occupied
Third place matchup
Laing Avenue had a 3 nil victory over North/South Ruimveldt Orin Yarde-16th, Selwyn Isaacs-40th, Selwyn Fraser-65.
Organiser Mark Phillips said it was a good tournament and that come next year he expects it to be better.
Manager of Guyana’s Rugby fifteens Col John Lewis said the Guyana team is ready for their clash with Barbados in the International Rugby Board fifteens clash on May 24
Col Lewis spoke of some of the advantages they Guyana squad should enjoy over the Bajans.