Savage Masters (in red and blue) bat against Regal Masters in the final of the Masters category at the Guyana Softball Cup finals on 30 October 2011, at Everest.
GFSCA in 2011
News about GFSCA in 2011
|1||13-Dec-2011||Bakewell Softball Finals|
|2||12-Dec-2011||Regal, Mike’s Wellwoman Win|
|3||09-Dec-2011||Bakewell Softball Finals This Sunday|
|4||02-Dec-2011||Bakewell Softball Finals Dec 11|
|5||11-Nov-2011||Bakewell Results For 6 and 7 Nov|
|6||25-Oct-2011||Bakewell Results For 23 Oct|
|7||20-Oct-2011||Bakewell Results For 16 Oct|
|8||12-Oct-2011||Bakewell Results For 9 Oct|
|9||05-Oct-2011||Bakewell Results For 2 Oct|
|10||01-Oct-2011||Bakewell Results For 24 Sep|
|11||22-Sep-2011||Bakewell Results For 18 Sep|
|12||16-Sep-2011||Bakewell Results For 11 Sep|
|13||14-Aug-2011||Bakewell Softball Begins Aug 28|
Stag Beer/El Dorado Competition
|1||23-Jun-2011||Stag Beer/El Dorado Softball Finals…|
|2||12-Jun-2011||Stag and El Dorado Finals Next Sunday|
|3||22-Feb-2011||8 Tons In Stag/ El Dorado Softball|
|4||10-Feb-2011||Mohammed, Rodrigues Hit Tons|
|5||03-Feb-2011||Narine, McCoy Hit Tons|
|6||28-Jan-2011||Stag & El Dorado Softball Results|
|7||27-Jan-2011||Several Teams Win On Opening Day|
|8||15-Jan-2011||Stag Beer/El Dorado Softball Launched|
|9||15-Jan-2011||GFSCA Launches Stag Beer Tournament|
|10||19-Dec-2010||GFSCA Stag Beer Softball|
GFSCA: 2011 Was A Good Year
The Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA) organized and managed for the first time in 2011, two nationwide softball tournaments held in three categories. The Male/ Female Open, Male Over-40-Years-Old were run simultaneously each time.
The Stag/El Dorado sponsored tournament was held in the first half of 2011, and bakery giant Bakewell sponsored tournament was held in the latter half. The GFSCA held on October 28th, 29th 30th 2011, the first time in Guyana softball history an international softball tournament featuring sixteen teams. The tournament called the “Guyana Softball Cup” featured eight teams from Canada and USA, and eight teams locally.
With the above and together with GT&T pulling off another fantastic 10/10 softball tournament, softball players and fans will definitely say that 2011 was a good year for softball cricket. Also in March 2011 the GFSCA sent two teams to Florida Cup held in Florida, USA, and one team to Independence Cup in July 2011 held in New York, USA. Our greatest regret and loss was the tragedy that happened to our beloved member Bedi Ramjewan.
In 2012 the GFSCA plans to hold two more nationwide tournaments, send two teams to Florida Cup to be held on March 2nd, 3rd and 4th, one team to Independence Cup in New York in July and one team to Toronto, Canada at the end August. Their first Inter-county Softball Tournament will be held on September 30th. Last year the Inter-county could not have played due to the massive preparation of the “Guyana Softball Cup”. The first nationwide tournament will begin on 22nd of January and it is sponsored by The City Mall of Regent and Camp Street. The finals are set for May 6th.
The GFSCA will like to say “thanks” to all their sponsors and all those who supported their initiative in 2011. In 2012 we are looking forward to work with teams who support the GFSCA in carrying out its mandates for what it stands for. The GFSCA would also like to encourage the other softball body, when organizing a competition, to kindly state the date of the finals, so that softball teams and fans will know when the competition will finish.
GFSCA Wishes All Guyanese A Happy And Prosperous New Year!
Bakewell Softball Finals
Bakery giant, Bakewell, sponsored nationwide Male & Female Softball competition came to an exciting finish on Sunday last at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue, with three finals. Naeem Naseer, proprietor of Bakewell, General Manager Rajin Ganga and cricket fans, were treated to some exciting matches with the females bringing an end to a tournament deemed successful.
Mike’s Wellwoman defeated Trophy Stall Angels by 7 wickets in the 10/10 final. Abeina Parker, Player Of The Match, led Mike’s Wellwoman to the championship trophy and the top cash prize with her undefeated 33. Onika Wallerson made 15. Nicola Leacock took 2 for 13. Wellwoman made 83 for 5 off 8.5 overs. Trophy Stall Angels batted first and made 82 runs for 5 wickets in 10 overs. Monica Seals led with 18 runs. Roxanne De Monich and the captain June Ogle made 12 runs each. Latoya Smith of Mike’s Wellwoman received the Player Of The Series award of $10,000 and a trophy. She took 17 wickets overall.
Regal Seniors captured the masters title in the Over 40 category when they defeated Floodlights by 3 wickets. Lance Adams led Regal Seniors to victory with his impressive 63 runs. Regal Seniors made 173 for 8 off 23.5 overs. Lynden Lyght made 21 and Mahase Chunilall took 3 wickets. In reply Floodlights made 169 for 6 off 25 overs, with Lalta Gainda top scoring with 55 runs and Wayne Jones making 44. Canterbury took 3 wickets. Wayne Jones grabbed the title of Man Of The Series, having the highest score of 102, taking 7 wickets and scored 257 runs overall.
In the Male Open final Regal X1 defeated Herstelling by 7 wickets. For Regal X1’s victory they were presented with a cash prize of $75,000 and a trophy. Herstelling, the losing team collected $25,000 and a trophy. Zulfiqar Alli led his team to victory with an unbeaten 55 runs. Richard Latiff supported with his 14. Mohamed and Krishna Balgobin each took 2 wickets for Regal X1. Herstelling batted first and scored 114 for 9 off 15 overs. Ricky Sergeant made 30 and Dennis Muir 22. Zulfiqar Alli of Regal X1 earned the title of Man of the Match. David Singh of Better Hope took the Player of the Series prizes of cash and trophy. His highest score of 140 and 359 runs scored overall, made him earned the title.
Naeem Naseer Jr. and Rajin Ganga of Bakewell presented prizes to winners and the runner-up teams.
Stag Beer/El Dorado Softball Finals…
Defending champions Floodlights XI were defeated by Regal Seniors in the Over-40 Male category, Memorex of Berbice defeated Cotton Field of Essequibo and 4R Lioness shocked Shemaine Campbelle’s Rose Hall Females to become the Stag Beer / El Dorado nationwide softball champions last Sunday at the GCC ground, Bourda.
In the Over-40 final, Regal Seniors defeated Floodlight by 85 runs. Regal, batting first, scored 241-5 from the allotted 25 overs. Player-of-the-Match Linden Lyght top-scored with 87, Thakoordial Rampersaud scored 60, and Rudy Rodrigues made 54 not out. Bowling for Floodlights, Imtiaz Mohammed took 3-47. In reply, Floodlights scored 156-7 with Lalta Gainda top-scoring with 66 and Richard Persaud 40. Bowling for Regal, Amarnauth Boodhoo took 3-38.
In the Male Open final, Memorex of Berbice defeated Cotton Field of Essequibo by 7 wickets. Cotton Field batted first and scored 75 all out with Vishal Phillips snapping up 4-14, Shawn Khan 3-14, and Vivian Da Silva 3-16. Memorex reached the target at 76-3 from 8.4 overs with Andy Bharapram (33) and Veerasammy (29*) leading the way.
In the Female championship game, 4R Lioness defeated Rose Hall Females by 6 runs. 4R Lioness made 75-5 from their quota of 10 overs with Shyan Goodluck making 28. Shemaine Cambell took 2-28 for Rose Hall Females, who stumbled to 69-8 when the overs ended. Tracey Glasgow took 2-15, while Goodluck took 1-8 to cop the Player-of-the-Match award.
Earlier in the semi-final matches, 4R Lioness defeated Lusignan Street Warriors by two runs; Rose Hall Females defeated Wellwoman by nine wickets; and Cotton Field defeated Trophy Stall by three wickets.
The Players-of-the-Tournament were Danny Mohanram (Male Over-40), Patrick Khan (Male Open), and Shaneeza Williams (Female category). The nationwide competition was run by the Guyana Floodlight Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA). The season resumes in August with the Mike’s Pharmacy Inter-County Male and Female Softball tournament.